Well here we go again, the gentrification of Rockaway Beach continues with the resurgence of illegal hostels for fun and profit.
For $600 and $700 a night, you get to slumber in a cozy setup no different than how the homeless sleep in congregate shelters.
Complete with combination skate park and pool on the roof.
Here's another re-purposed house turned hostel's idea of a pool, but it really looks more like a sink.
For the thriftier hipsters out there (if there is such a thing) who don't have that much disposable income to splurge, they can spend a weekend in one of Rockaway Hideaway's "cozy" trailers. Complete with ample patio space and a combination dining room/stand up shower
The hosts of these campers take in 4 guests, which must be a thrill for them to decide who gets to sleep on the mattress or the seats in the dining nook.
But at least this one has an open air shower and commode, with natural light and free soap!
Funny how they are able to get away with these set ups, not only for all the building and housing codes they are violating but also the health risks they are causing by clustering transients and tourists from other states or nations, since the pandemic isn't over as positive cases rise again from the spread of the vaccine resistant Delta Variant (ask the New York Yankees). But as of this writing, it looks like some concerned neighbors dropped a dime on them and all "hideaways" have cancelled future reservations.
I wonder why...