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Flood Insurance Can Spell Doom For Rockaway

Sen Schumer  212-486-4430 Sen Gillibrand  202-224-4451 Rep Meeks 347-230-4032 Ask them simply what they'd doing about flood insurance.  More...

Top Stories

Patti Smith In Dome Opener

Legendary singer/songwriter and author (and now Rockaway neighbor) Patti Smith sang for a big crowd at theMoma PS1VW Dome on Beach 94th Street on Friday.  Klaus Biesenbach of MoMA, also a Rock resident, brought Patti and Agnes Gund to celeb More...

Rockaway Branch Line Gets A Congressional Boost

Long a dream of local commuters and transit buffs, the reactivation of the Rockaway Branch line which would allow for a speedy commute from Rockaway to Penn Station, got a considerable boost when Congressmen Gregory Meeks and Hakeem Jeffries announce More...

Surfriders Under The Dome

An audience of more than 80 people welcomed a presentation by the Surfrider Foundation, one of the first at the MoMA PS1 VW Dome, on Sunday, March 24th. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

It’s Happening At The Dome

The MoMA PS1 VW Dome, located at Beach 94th and Shore Front Parkaway, is making itself right at home in Rockaway. Here’s what’s happening this weekend. Saturday March 30th More...

Sports

Ken and Jen’s Fitness Forum

To celebrate the kick-off of Suncycle Studio’s 90-Day “Get Fit for Summer” Challenge, we’ve put together a list of our top 10 fitness tips for 2013. Follow these helpful hints and get the most out of your workouts! More...

Breezy Point Boys Win CYOB Championship

In a story that could easily represent Rockaway’s recovery from Hurricane Sandy, the Blessed Trinity 5th grade basketball team rebounded from the ruins of a storm ravaged season to win the Brooklyn/Queens CYO B Division basketball championship. More...

Skudin Surfs Up!

Surfing schools have been popping up around the peninsula as small business owners seek to teach locals and visitors how to hang ten. Along with Locals Surf School, Skudin Surf is teaching Rockaway how to ride the waves in a fun way. More...

Letters

NOT For Quinn

Dear Editor: I would go a step further than Peter Stubben‘s “Commentary on Things Present” (3/22/13). Christine Quinn is a cultural Catholic. More...

Get Involved!

Dear Editor: Rockaway had two press conferences this past weekend. More...

All Welcome To The Bayswater Jewish Center

Dear Editor: Hear Ye, Hear Ye! You don’t have to be a Bayswater resident to be a member of Congregation Darchay Noam, otherwise known as Bayswater Jewish Center. We are a Conservative Congregation looking for new members. More...

Read This!

Special Editorial

This is about YOU. About you, your family, your friends. It’s about you whether you rent or own. Whether you have a mortgage or not. It’s about the future of Rockaway. Period. This is not hype or a headline grabbing stunt. More...

Community

Locals Still Helping

      Since Hurricane Sandy struck, Lisa James and her family have brought hot food, needed items and caring to their Rockaway neighbors. More...

Who Are The people In Our Neighborhood?

The Spotlight On Far Rockaway

There are a lot of exciting things going on in the Rockaways. And a lot of people doing great things. I think it’s about time that we start to shine some light on these individuals. More...

Tracking The A Train

“We're really hopeful that we'll be able to restore service to and from the Rockaways some time in June.” That’s the official word from MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz on when the A train is expected to be up and running after the peninsu More...

Columnists

Boyleing Points

Burn Baby Burn

So I made a quick trip to Florida to see if there was such thing as 70 degree weather. I arrived with skin the color of Rockaway grass. Somewhere between white and ash white. More...

Beachcomber

No more parking on the medians on Shore Front Parkway or in Broad Channel. Police have been going easy but with nice weather coming (allegedly) Parks has asked Police to step up ticket writing. More...

IDEAS WANTED Rockaway

Like all of us, I am trying to clean up after Sandy! My idea is to limit the amount of solicitations that are put on our homes, and in our doors! These papers are blowing around creating more litter. More...

Obits

Jose H. Martinez

Manager

Jose H. Martinez, a manager, died on March 13th at age 61. A Rockaway Park resident for 41 years, Martinez is preceded in death by his mother, Carmen Soto-Martinez. More...

Marie Mazza

Homemaker

Marie Mazza, a homemaker, died on March 25th. A Rockaway resident for more than 60 years, coming from Brooklyn, Mazza was active in the Good Government Regular Democratic Club, led by Lew M. Simon. More...

Jane M. Tubridy

Family Matriarch

Jane M. Tubridy, family matriarch, died on March 25th at age 85. More...


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