June 28, 2013 RSS feed / Community

St. John’s Recognized

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway has been recognized with a 2013 IPRO Quality Award. More...

Citibank Volunteers Spruce Up 116th

More than 150 volunteers helped revitalize Rockaway as part of Citibank’s seventh annual Global Community Day on Saturday, June 16th. More...

Channel View Helps Tornado Victims

Students at Channel View School for Research (CVSR) have been looking for ways to help residents of Moore, Oklahoma since the tornado hit. More...

Charge It To The Sun - City Mobile Stations Coming

Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, Rockaway Beach is slated to be one of 25 solar mobile charging stations that will debut in outdoor venues all over New York City this summer More...

Dome To Go: Closing Celebration Sunday, June 30th

Rising up on the Rockaway landscape, bright white against the blue ocean, just off where the boardwalk once stood, the MoMA PS1 VW Dome has become a familiar and welcome sight to many. More...

Stepping Up With PS/MS 114 Kindergarten

The PS/MS 114 Kindergarten class celebrated their stepping up to 1st grade with a special show in the school’s auditorium on Friday, June 15th. More...

Post Sandy Dog Run Hosts Annual It’s My Bark

This past Saturday, June 22nd, Allied Rockaway Foundation for Animal Recreation and Fitness (ARF ARF) held its first event at the Rockaway Freeway Dog Park since Superstorm Sandy hit in October. More...

Rockaway Eyesore Of The Week

The Chai Home on the beachfront at Beach 125th Street has long been in a sorry state. Public records show Esther Reunman and Abraham Backenroth are associated with the building. More...

Giving Rockaway The Business

Old businesses are reopening and new businesses, like surf shops, Subways, pizza places, wine bars, garden centers and more- opening all over the Rockaways. More...

Pre-4th Campfire On The Beach

What’s more summer, and Rockaway, than a campfire on the beach? More...

Stories From Sandy

Grannie Annie

My grandma had the best hats. They were mostly Sunday-style church-goer hats, with a little round brim. More...

Sandy Saints Help Broad Channel VFD

The Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department (BCVFD) visited the students and staff of PS 165Q in Flushing, Queens on Wednesday, June 12th at 9 a.m. More...

Help Protect Your Beach

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) is sponsoring Volunteer Floatables Beach Surveillance for the summer of 2013. More...

Check Your Deck With No Penalty

New York City Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri announced the start of the No-Penalty Deck and Porch Inspection Program, a citywide initiative that allows New Yorkers to request a free inspection of their decks and porches without the threat of More...

Stand Up and Paddle Out

A special Sandy fundraising event for Stand Up Paddle Board enthusiasts will be held on June 29th. More...

Littoral Society Sunset Cruise Discovers Bald Eagle

Those on board the “Golden Sunshine” for the American Littoral Society's Jamaica Bay sunset ecology cruise got a special treat as they spotted a bald eagle perched high in a tree near Bayswater State Park, in Far Rockaway. More...

Bess And Ed Go To The Beach

Talk about election years. It was 1977 and the hot election that year was for mayor of New York City. More...

PS/MS 114 Poets Read Their Works

“You are writing history,” said PS/MS 114 Writing Teacher Joan Diehl. More...

Bikes and Kayaks For Rent in Riis

Kayak and bike rentals are available to add some fun to Riis Park and Jamaica Bay this summer. The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation joins the National Park Service (NPS) have collaborated to bring these new additions this summer. More...

Rockaway Celebrates Rockaway

Rockaway Strong was on display as the annual Celebrate Rockaway parade stepped off from Redfern Houses on June 22. Locals united to show their pride in a community that had been through so much in the last year. More...

Barrier Design Winners Announced

The finalists for the Shore Front Parkway barrier design have been chosen. Three top designs will be used to decorate the newly-installed jersey barriers. More...

Oklahoma Or Bust! Help Goes To OK

Rockaway's Free Flea Market organizers and helpers pose for a picture in front of the truck that is carrying clothes, food, baby items, blankets, and much more to the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoe More...

RAA Makes Music Under The Super Moon

Summer arrived under the full moon as the Rockaway Artists Alliance presented an evening of talented musical performers on their outdoor stage on Friday, June 21st. More...


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