2005-10-14 / Community

B. 116 Street Work Continues On Furious Schedule


Work continues from one end of Beach 116 Street to the other, as a few deadlines loom large for the shopping street. At the northern end of the street is the new Tribute Park, which is now scheduled to open on November 6 with a large ceremony. The park honors all of those Rockaway residents who died on September 11, 2001 and, in a separate memorial, all of the firefighters who died that day. Pictured, the Muni-Meter machines that controlled parking on the shopping street have been removed and parking will be free as long as the construction is under way.Work continues from one end of Beach 116 Street to the other, as a few deadlines loom large for the shopping street. At the northern end of the street is the new Tribute Park, which is now scheduled to open on November 6 with a large ceremony. The park honors all of those Rockaway residents who died on September 11, 2001 and, in a separate memorial, all of the firefighters who died that day. Pictured, the Muni-Meter machines that controlled parking on the shopping street have been removed and parking will be free as long as the construction is under way.Above: The southern end of the street, where workers pave the area that will one day, perhaps before November 12, 2006, be a memorial to the victims of AA 587. Top right: The new eight-story condominium that will take up the entire end of the block between Beach 116 and Beach 117 nears its apex. Reports are that the building is more than 60 percent subscribed.Above: The southern end of the street, where workers pave the area that will one day, perhaps before November 12, 2006, be a memorial to the victims of AA 587. Top right: The new eight-story condominium that will take up the entire end of the block between Beach 116 and Beach 117 nears its apex. Reports are that the building is more than 60 percent subscribed.The new home of District 23 or the New York City Police Department’s Transit Bureau was topped off last week with an American Flag and a sign honoring those construction workers who were impacted by recent hurricanes. The new home of District 23 or the New York City Police Department’s Transit Bureau was topped off last week with an American Flag and a sign honoring those construction workers who were impacted by recent hurricanes. Looking north from the beach block of Beach 116 Street, the middle mall has been completed on that block and work will soon begin on the zig-zag mall between Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Newport Avenue. Parking is now allowed on all four curbs of the street. The city reportedly wants to complete the reconstruction of the southern portion of the street prior to the November 12 anniversary of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587. While a memorial to those who died in that crash will be built at the southern end of the street, it is unclear whether this year’s memorial service will be at the crash site or at Beach 116 Street.Looking north from the beach block of Beach 116 Street, the middle mall has been completed on that block and work will soon begin on the zig-zag mall between Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Newport Avenue. Parking is now allowed on all four curbs of the street. The city reportedly wants to complete the reconstruction of the southern portion of the street prior to the November 12 anniversary of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587. While a memorial to those who died in that crash will be built at the southern end of the street, it is unclear whether this year’s memorial service will be at the crash site or at Beach 116 Street.

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