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Following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Rockaway Beach in Queens has undergone a revival. The beach town - a hidden gem for locals - will welcome the 53 room Rockaway Hotel this summer. Led by local firms Morris Adjmi Architects and Curious Yellow Design, the exterior reflects a beachside bungalow, drawing inspiration from the porches, clapboard, and cedar exteriors of the nearby homes. Meanwhile, the art-infused interiors convey a calming, retro atmosphere, flaunting materials like teak, linen, wool, leather, and rattan that complement a palette of rose pink and dusty blue.