2013-04-05 / Community


Rockaway Emergency Plan Also doubles as @RockawayHelp The absolute best source for breaking Rockaway news (not in newsprint). You’ve got to Friend and Follow this group if you want to know what’s happening. And they’re fun, too.

NewYorkTrue.com See video reports about Rockaway and NY politics

@Respond_ Rebuild Disaster relief collective working with Occupy Sandy to address the public health threat of mold in homes in Rockaway and other NYC areas. Point Breeze Fire Department (Facebook) Recent post: Box 8300 brush fire at beach 222nd street and rockaway point blvd fire knocked down RPFD and PBFD on scene Rponlinenews.com: The web home of The Pointer. (The Rockaway Point News) Want to know the latest on all things Breezy Point? Start here.

RestoreRockaway.org and Restore Rockaway (Facebook). They look to support local businesses and post things like fun-sounding fundraisers (Drink To Restore Rockaway!).

RYTF (Rockaway Youth Task Force) Follow this group on twitter and on Facebook. This group built around young people breaks news and keeps followers informed about meetings and events.

You’re Probably From Broad Channel, a Facebook community about BC.

Rockaway United (Facebook) Want to keep up to the minute about issues affecting the beach, sand, jetties, you name it? Start here.

Friends of Rockaway (friendsofrockaway.org) has one goal in mind: rebuild Rockaway. This group recently partnered with New York Cares to help residents with mold removal and gutting and other services. Free. Check them out.

Google West 12th Road Block Association News. Although it’s mostly about Broad Channel, Peter Mahon does an amazing job keeping people informed about all sorts of issues. Oy Vey Rockaway! Rockviv.wordpress. com Vivian Carter offers commentary and supplies a wide assortment of news and information about events.

Friends of Rockaway Beach (Facebook) One of the most active groups on the peninsula. They’re activists and organizers who want the best for Rockaway residents. Follow them to keep tabs of where they’ll be next (and maybe you’ll want to join them).

@MpsPhotos on Twitter Michael Schor takes some great photos of Rockaway and often tweets them. Worth a follow! Stop FEMA Now (Facebook) Mission: Change FEMA policy to raise homes and demand Lower Flood Insurance Premiums Description: StopFemaNow is a group of concerned citizens, who have not only been affected by Super Storm Sandy, but who have been impacted on varying levels by the implications of the new FEMA flood maps.

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