The next few posts are going to recap Summer 2012. People say New York is the city that has everything, then you find out you can take a subway to the beach - and then that statement isn't quite far off. A cheap summer day trip to any of the beaches such as Rockaway Beach in Queens is a measly hour, $2.50 ride...an easy escape from the concrete jungle. It's the real deal too: sand, surfing, seagulls - say what? I know, NYC really does have it all (sometimes).