ROCKAWAY BEACH: PLAYLAND MOTEL
by: BEN PUNDOLE
WHY: A First Look at Playland Motel.
WHEN: June 2013.
WHO: Me, some artists, designers, chefs, music heads and friends.
TYPE: Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn.
POOL/GYM: Nope, the ocean is 1 block away.
RESTAURANT: Yes, wood burning pizza oven with the guys from Williamsburg's Rosarito in charge.
BAR: Oh yes.
YEAR OPENED: July 3rd, 2013
VIBE: Young and reckless.
MUSIC: Beachy, balearic, classic house and disco. Music Director, the legendary Liv Spencer (DFA,Warp, Southern Fried).
CHILDREN: Leave them.
LOCATION: One block from The Playland 96th Street Subway Station...That's right...you can get A Train to the door.
DESIGNED BY: 12 Artists and designers (some damn talented ones). See PLAYLANDMOTEL.COM for more info.
BEST WAY TO BOOK: www.playlandmotel.com
HIGHS + LOWS
The Playland Motel is dedicated to giving back to community programs in the Rockaways, so you can party guilt free...and the more you spend, the more will be given back.
The rooms are individually and brilliantly designed by incredible artists and designers, so you never have to have the same experience twice.
We love pizza from a wood burning oven, we love Rosarito, so we love pizza from the guys from Rosarito.
You can get here on the A Train...and get home on the A train. It runs all night, so can you.
Are shared bathrooms really part of the fun?