2006-02-17 / Community

Blizzard Mars Last Day At Rockaway Sunset Diner

Many Kept From Saying Goodbye To Local Landmark


The menu from the Rockaway Sunset Diner will quickly become a collector’s item.
The menu from the Rockaway Sunset Diner will quickly become a collector’s item. Sunday, February 12, was the last day for the Rockaway Sunset Diner at Beach 116 Street and Beach Channel Drive. The diner, formally the Ram’s Horn Diner, had become a Rockaway landmark over the years, one that many patronized on a regular basis. On the day before the Sunday blizzard, there were scenes of local hugging their favorite servers and lots of tears. “Where else can I go where they will serve me my coffee without my having to ask for decaf,” asked one tearful patron. Pictured, the diner on its last day amid falling snow.


At left, While none of the tableware at the diner had a logo, the distinctive color scheme will long be remembered in the Rockaway community. There are rumors that the Goods will hold an auction to sell off the dinnerware and other items of interest.At left, While none of the tableware at the diner had a logo, the distinctive color scheme will long be remembered in the Rockaway community. There are rumors that the Goods will hold an auction to sell off the dinnerware and other items of interest.In better times, a portion of the diner’s staff with owners Steve Good (fifth from right) and Ken Good (second from left). One staff member said that the diner was “more like family than a place to earn a salary.”In better times, a portion of the diner’s staff with owners Steve Good (fifth from right) and Ken Good (second from left). One staff member said that the diner was “more like family than a place to earn a salary.”

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