Hipster Riviera.

Less than a year after Sandy, the Rockaways was still recovering. But one scene was booming. The battered beach town is becoming a favorite with the hipster crowd. One business is really taking advantage of it. Playland Motel is an establishment with 12 rooms, all decorated by different artists and a court yard that hosts wild parties for people after their day at the beach. I headed down for a weekend. It's my new favorite local holiday destination.

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