May 17, 2013 RSS feed / Community

Sandy Volunteer Group Needs Saving

United Peace Relief’s Veterans Green Bus Project, which helped immediately after Sandy, is in need of some help itself. More...

BC Boy Scouts Are Back

Scout Troop 282 of Broad Channel regroups after Sandy and enjoys a day of activities at Cub World at Camp Alpine. There is open registration every Monday night at 6:30 p.m. More...

Project Window: Queens of Far Rockaway

By Ilyassha Shivers A window allows someone to look out and see what the world has to offer. A window allows light to shine, when things appear to be gloomy and dark. More...

Phil Talks Career

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder spent time in the classroom to teach students the innerworkings of the New York State legislature at M.S. 137’s Career Day. More...

Lifeguard and Comfort Stations Settle In

Like the look? The Parks Department chose these modular designs for the lifeguard and comfort stations and placed them high enough (hopefully) to stay above future ocean surges. In front of the stations, stadium seating steps are under construction. More...

From An Intern’s Camera

Brian Clamar surprises us every week with his unique picture taking. We’ll let these speak for themselves. More...

Scenes You Might Have Missed

From Irene To Sandy

To many in the Rockaways and Broad Channel, their experience of Hurricane Sandy was shaped by Hurricane Irene the year before. Here a portion of the boardwalk tells the story of Hurricane Irene, Hurricane Sandy and the time between the storms. More...

St. John’s Celebrates National Nurses’Week

St. John's Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway packed a full roster of activities into National Nurses' Week, which was held from Monday, May 6th through Sunday, May 12th. More...

Non-Profit Gifts Kids With Surf Gear

“I’ve had the honor and pleasure to visit Rockaway now a number of times following Sandy,” said Silvie Snow-Thomas of Waves For Water, “and I am convinced your community is one of the best and most resilient. More...

HPD Offers Housing Edge For Sandy Victims

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew Wambua announced the latest housing development in construction to offer preference to income-eligible New Yorkers displaced from their homes by Hurricane More...

Jamaica Bay Lives!

Jamaica Bay is going to be featured in a film and New York City Audubon is holding a fundraiser to help complete it. More...

ATM’s Open: Be Alert To Shoulder Surfing

Now that banks are re-opening on the Peninsula, it pays to be alert when using ATM’s. ATM Shoulder Surfing is not something that happens on a good wave. More...

Heartwalk Comes To Rockaway

After making stops in Times Square and DUMBO, Situ Studio’s Heartwalk, a 30-foot artwork heart constructed from Hurricane Sandy salvaged boardwalk in the Rockaways and Atlantic City, is returning to the Rockaways. More...

Before and After

Like much of Rockaway, Broad Channel and other places along the coast in the days, weeks and sometimes months after Hurricane Sandy, 132 Beach 130th Street has a story to tell. More...

Earth Day Dawns On Beach 96th Street

Earth Day came to the Smallwater Beach 96th Street Sandy Relief Center on Saturday, April 20th. More...

Parks, NPS Launch Restore Corps

NYC Parks, in partnership with the National Park Service, announced the launch of the Jamaica Bay/Rockaway Parks Restoration Corps. With funds from a National Emergency Grant through the U.S. More...

Swim Strong Holds Water Skills Day

For National Drowning Prevention Month, Swim Strong is holding a day full of fun water skills events. More...

Unofficial Bike Path?

Maybe the contractor could donate this hard surface path that runs from Beach 108th to Beach 116th Street. And then, maybe they could add about a 100 more blocks for this summer only! More...

Kid’s Arts Workshop At The Dome

Arts in Parts will present a children’s art workshop inside the MoMA PS1 VW Dome on Saturday, May 18th beginning at 12 noon. The workshop will follow the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Bike Parade. More...

Ribbon Cutting Re-Opens Rockaway Park Social Security Office

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. More...

Broad Channel Bridge Parks Re-Open

Bikers, hikers and motorists once again enjoyed the late afternoon sun and the sounds of Jamaica Bay on Sunday, May 5th. More...

Leadership Was Theme Of 2013 Youth Summit

Be a leader. That was the keynote topic at this year’s Far Rockaway Youth Summit, which took place earlier this month at the Far Rockaway Educational Campus. More...


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