Mr. de Blasio Comes To Rockaway

Mayor says plans to fix peninsula’s problems are “on the way.”

The Mayor of New York City made his first trip to Rockaway in more than seven months on Wednesday, bringing good news for some, bad news for others. The bad news? Any hope for an extension for the Rockaway Ferry was dashed by Mayor Bill de Blasio after the first question. “A lot of the elected officials have spoken very […]

Street Re-Naming For Local Hero



As the storm clouds moved on and the waters began to recede after Superstorm Sandy, residents in the affected area began to take stock of the damage and loss of life. Thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed and stories of deaths due to the storm and raging fires moved quickly through the community from neighbor to neighbor, and were […]

Solo Art Show For Cornell



Well known Rockaway artist Arlene Cornell will be inviting the public into her watercolor world with a solo show at the Rockaway Artists Alliance T-6 Gallery. Rockaway & Beyond: A Solo Exhibition by Arlene Cornell will be on view Saturday and Sunday, October 25 and 26, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Cornell has won many awards for her works, […]

Trail Or Rail?



There was a lot of excitement this week about the QueensWay project, as several different groups, including the Queens Chamber of Commerce, came out in support of the proposed park, which would be built on a 3.5-mile stretch of rail line that was once the Long Island Rail Road’s Rockaway Beach Branch. The tracks haven’t been active for more than […]

Less Meat, More Veggies!



Dear Editor: U.S., state, and municipal health authorities are working overtime and spending millions of dollars to stem the spread of Ebola, which has killed just one person here in the U.S. Where is the comparable effort to stem the spread of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and other chronic diseases that kill 1.4 million Americans annually and are linked […]

Good for the Goose



Dear Editor: What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Why not amend NYC Councilmember Dan Garodnick’s bill requiring employers with 20 or more workers to sign up for transit checks to also include all 51 NYC councilmembers, along with several hundred council staff? Councilmember Garodnick and his 50 colleagues can all give up their free parking spaces […]

NYC is Losing The ‘Rat’ Race



At a press conference this week, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer unveiled findings of a new audit showing widespread deficiencies in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (DOHMH) response to citizen complaints about rodents. “This is a rat race we’re all losing and it’s one that affects our quality of life,” Stringer said. “When people discover infestations […]

2 Years Later: A Community Update



Councilmembers Donovan Richards and Eric Ulrich will be hosting a major community event on Monday, Oct. 27. They will be bringing out reps from the mayor’s office and commissioners from various agencies to give comprehensive updates on what’s been done since Superstorm Sandy and what is slated for the future. This event is the perfect opportunity to learn about the […]

Warm Coats For The Winter



We Care New York and the Beacon Rehabilitation and Nursing Center are hosting a winter coat distribution on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The event will take place at the Beacon Center at 140 Beach 113th St. between 3 and 7 p.m. Coats for children, women and men have been collected by churches, businesses and organizations throughout Rockaway and Broad Channel for […]

Hip Hop Halloween Happening



The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, along with the Rockaway Artists Alliance, will host their 4th Annual Hip Hop Halloween Celebration on Sunday, October 19. All ages are welcome to the family friendly event, which takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. at RWA’s Firehouse 59 Garden. There will be games, music, festive food, face and pumpkin painting and more. Firehouse 59 […]