2013-05-17 / Community

Ribbon Cutting Re-Opens Rockaway Park Social Security Office


Joining music teacher Gary Heimbauer, students from the Waterside Childrens’ Studio School PS 317Q band performed their original music written about the hurricane. Joining music teacher Gary Heimbauer, students from the Waterside Childrens’ Studio School PS 317Q band performed their original music written about the hurricane. Community leaders, elected officials and residents joined Acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn Colvin and Regional Commissioner, Beatrice Disman in cutting the ribbon on the rebuilt Social Security office at 113-06 Rockaway Beach Boulevard.

The office had been closed for more than six months due to fire, flood and other damage sustained during Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. On Friday, May 10th, it was officially re-opened.

Adding to the festivities were musical performances by the Waterside Children’s Studio School- PS 317Q band

“The re-opening of the Rockaway… field office will restore our service to residents of the Rockaway Peninsula, many of whom were severely impacted by Super Storm Sandy,” said Colvin. “The return of this office to the Rockaways represents the Federal government’s ongoing commitment to our communities.”


Ready to cut the ribbon to officially re-open the Social Security office on Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Ready to cut the ribbon to officially re-open the Social Security office on Rockaway Beach Boulevard. In the wake of the storm, the Social Security staff provided limited services at the office of Assemblywoman Michele Titus.

The Rockaway Social Security office serves all the communities of the Rockaway Peninsula and Broad Channel.

The office will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Photos by Kevyn Bowles, Laura Deckelman and also courtesy of Social Security.



Front row: Lynette Shelborne-Barfield for State Senator James Sanders, 100th Precinct Community Council President Danny Ruscillo, Jr., Community Board 14 Chair Dolores Orr, Social Security Deputy Regional Commissioner Fred Maurin, Assemblywoman Michele Titus, Acting Commissioner Carolyn Colvin, Regional Commissioner Beatrice Disman, General Services Administration Regional Administrator Denise Pease and Federal Protective Services Assistant Director for Field Operations Patrick D. Moses. Second row, Eugene Shvartsman for Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder, Jamaica District Manager Jim Glasser, Malik Sanders for NYC Councilman Donovan Richards, Social Security Area Director Edison G. Best, Rockaway Park District Manager John D’Agostino. Front row: Lynette Shelborne-Barfield for State Senator James Sanders, 100th Precinct Community Council President Danny Ruscillo, Jr., Community Board 14 Chair Dolores Orr, Social Security Deputy Regional Commissioner Fred Maurin, Assemblywoman Michele Titus, Acting Commissioner Carolyn Colvin, Regional Commissioner Beatrice Disman, General Services Administration Regional Administrator Denise Pease and Federal Protective Services Assistant Director for Field Operations Patrick D. Moses. Second row, Eugene Shvartsman for Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder, Jamaica District Manager Jim Glasser, Malik Sanders for NYC Councilman Donovan Richards, Social Security Area Director Edison G. Best, Rockaway Park District Manager John D’Agostino.

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