July 22, 2011 RSS feed / Community

Into The Danger Zone

On Sunday, July 24 at 1:00 p.m., in Fort Tilden, Bernie Feuer, a Rockaway historian, will be telling a little known American adventure story about the first Navy aviators to take flight across the Atlantic Ocean. More...

Crowds Take Part In Zumba

Every Wednesday night, large crowds come to the Beach 108 Street hockey rink to participate in one of the newest and most fun ways to get in shape. More...

DOT Wants To Inform City’s Pedestrians

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) to bring a comprehensive pedestrian information system to sidewalks in key New York neighborhoods. More...

Third Annual 'Paint Out' Draws Hundreds

The recently held third annual Paint Out on the boardwalk event drew approximately 200 to the boardwalk. More...

Family Fun NightA Success

On Friday, July 15, the NYC Department of Parks hosted the 2nd annual Family Fun Night on the Beach, sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich. More...

PHC Medical Education/Fellowship Ceremony

On Friday, June 24, the Graduate Medical Education Department at Peninsula Hospital Center held its annual graduation at the Lawrence Country Club in Lawrence, New York. More...

Tips On Beating The Summer Heat

As the days get warmer, State and Federal emergency management officials warn that extreme heat can be very dangerous and in some instances even fatal, so it is important to be ready. More...

PHC Celebrates With Ice Cream

Peninsula Hospital Center, following very positive feedback from the Joint Commission after a recent survey, treated its staff to an “Ice Cream Social” in appreciation for their outstanding performance and professionalism. More...

Wounded Warriors Hit The Water

The recent Wounded Warrior Weekend featured a day of water sports called the New York Water Sports Festival, hosted by Disabled Sports USA. More...

ABTS Closes In On YMCA Property

Representatives from Arverne By The Sea announced this week that they have closed on the land for the future site of the YMCA, meaning construction can officially commence. More...

Sanders To Hold Meeting About Mosquitoes

New York City Councilman James Sanders Jr., who represents the peninsula’s east end, will be holding a meeting on July 27, at 7:00 p.m. to talk about the area’s mosquito problem. More...

RDRC Sets Annual Meeting For 7/28

The Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation has set its annual Board of Directors meeting for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, according to an announcement from the organization’s executive director, Kevin Alexander. More...

Street Named For Rockaway Activist

New York City Councilman James Sanders Jr. More...

Photos Of Early Rockaway Civic Organizations

Cedarhurst resident Phillip Lynch recovered the photos on this page from the Rockaway home of his father and mother, Edward and Mary Carolan Lynch. Edward Lynch was an orphan at St. More...

Unveil Mario P. Russo Boulevard At Beach 76 Street

Mario P. Russo was known as Mr. Rockaway for his more than 30 years of unselfish dedication to the peninsula. The man and his good works were celebrated on Tuesday at Beach 72 Street and Amstel Boulevard, when Amstel officially became Mario P. More...

Tribute For Lifelong Rockaway Resident

Tom Boland was a lifelong resident of Rockaway who, for many years, was very active as a coach for Rockaway Little League and a prominent member of the Rockaway music community as a singer, guitarist, engineer and producer. More...

Dogs Celebrate Summer... with Ice Cream Social

Rockaway’s canines celebrated summer with a get-together for them and their humans last Saturday as NY Tails, ARF ARF, and the Parks Department sponsored a Canine Ice Cream Social at the Rockaway Freeway Dog Park on Beach 86 Street. More...

SJEH Holds Annual Community Health Fair

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital held a very successful health fair on Sunday, June 26, in conjunction with St. Mary Star of the Sea Church International Feast. More...

Weeklong Health Fair Coming In August

New York City Councilman James Sanders Jr. announced that he will host his second free health fair of the year, the Far Rockaway rendition of the Mary Mahoney Health Fair, in Far Rockaway’s Thriftway Mall, the first week of August. More...

PHC Cuts X-Ray Ribbon

On July 13, Councilmember James Sanders Jr. graciously performed the ribbon cutting honors for the new X-ray Suite in the Emergency Department of Peninsula Hospital Center. More...


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