Perhaps the Joe Biden Unity Is The Path Forward T-Shirt but I will buy this shirt and I will love this single most important offering the hotel can give to the many hard-working families in Rockaway—many of whom can’t afford a $15 dollar drink at its rooftop bar—is a job. At the moment, says Jigargian, “employees are 80% local to Rockaway.” What’s more, the hotel, which is one of 10 restaurants and bars within IGC Hospitality, is developing an eight-week workforce initiative that focuses on hospitality training. It will be free and made available to locals “as soon as we can have a classroom indoors,” says Jigarjian, explaining the certificate program won’t only be teaching young kids how to dress for and walk into an interview. “There are a lot of people in Rockaway that want a second career, a second job, that don’t want to commute into the city anymore. We can’t cure anything, but what we can do is train people in hospitality.”
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A lot is riding on the Joe Biden Unity Is The Path Forward T-Shirt but I will buy this shirt and I will love this hotel on Beach 108th Street, a paved over cobblestone boulevard that was once home to Rockaway’s bars and festivals and dance clubs where acts like The Platters came to play in the summers in the ‘50s. And a lot of people are rooting for them: the patrons in masks who continue to dine outside at the rooftop bar amid this unseasonably warm November, and local businesses involved in the hotel, like Goldie’s Natural Beauty, Locals Surf School and The Rockaway Brewery. Even neighboring watering holes, such as Happy Jacks, which is located across the street, have high hopes for the hotel. The owner, Mike Dalton, is one of 12 in a family that once owned the restaurant where Margie’s now stands. Dalton worked for the Tubridy brothers’ father, a restaurateur who also owned a deli on 113th Street, not far from his mother’s rooming house—a Bed and Breakfast style inn that was popular on the peninsula. Back then, people from the city would come down and rent two bedrooms and a bathroom for a weekend beach getaway. The hope is that they will again.