The Rockaway Peninsula is alive online. We come across many interesting sites and voices. Here’s just a sample. Please check them out when you go online:
Oh Vey Rockaway (http://rockviv.wordpress.com/) Vivian Carter’s wordpress blog about all things Rockaway. Vivian is a published author and often fills her audience in on meetings that impact Rockaway. You can also follow her on twitter @RockawayVivian
Friends of Rockaway (friendsofrockaway.org) has one goal in mind: rebuild Rockaway Park, NY. This group recently partnered with New York Cares to help residents with mold removal and gutting and other services. Free. Check them out.
Eventbrite – an online community for organizing events: Here’s one we found: As the recovery process changes from relief to rebuilding, there is still a lot of work to be done and the people of Rockaway and Long Beach still need volunteers to help in the rebuilding effort. We will be organizing a volunteer group to head out to both Rockaway Beach and Long Beach this Saturday, January 19th. We will be leaving from Picture Farm Studios (338 Wythe Avenue Brooklyn, NY) at 9:15 a.m. To find an event just type “Rockaway” in their search bar.
Rponlinenews.com: The web home of The Pointer. (The Rockaway Point News) Want to know the latest on all things Breezy Point? Start here.
Rock Emergency Plan (Facebook) also goes by @RockawayHelp on Twitter. More than 10,000 people have liked them on Facebook – they must be doing a lot right. They deliver breaking news and great information.
RestoreRockaway.org and Restore Rockaway (Facebook). They look to support local businesses and post things like fun-sounding fundraisers (Drink To Restore Rockaway!).
Point Breeze Fire Department (Facebook). Check out the page for news and tributes about Breezy Point.
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.