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Let Residents Decline City Trees

Goldfeder:

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder is calling on the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation to allow residents to have input on where trees are planted and an option to decline a tree in front of their property.  More...

Four Suspended In Ambulance Delay

A 911 system that has been fraught with problems may have contributed to the death of two 4-year-olds at a Rockaway fire two weeks ago.  More...

Sentenced In Police Stab

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced that a 39-year-old Far Rockaway man has been sentenced to 54 years to life in prison for the attempted murder of a police sergeant and the assault on two other officers. More...

Columnists

Boyleing Points

Boyled Over

I’m not dead. More...

Beachcomber

We check online funding sites from time to time to see if Rockaway projects are listed. On a site called Fundly.com we came upon a project hoping to raise $10 million dollars for Angels Family Entertainment Center. More...

Who’s Who

John Gilleece, Rockaway Theatre Company

Tell us about yourself   I have been Artistic Director for the Rockaway Theatre Company for 17 years, since our inception.  I’ve lived in Rockaway as long as the theatre company has been around. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Participatory Vote On The Neponsit Home

Well, here’s an easy one to predict: there won’t be unanimous agreement about what to do with the hulking oceanfront eyesore, the former Neponsit Home.  It’s a tough balancing act when decisions might have more impact on some t More...

Obits

Kevin C. Buckley

General Superintendent

Kevin C. Buckley, General Superintendent of the National Park Service, died on April 28.  More...

James Denison

Bicycle Store Owner

James (Jim) Denison, founder and owner of Metro Bicycle Stores in the NYC area for more than 40 years, died on April 27.  Born in Wisconsin, Denison was a 20- year homeowner in Breezy Point and a year-round resident for the last ten years. More...

Judith M. Harvey

Taxpayer Representative

Judith Harvey, a taxpayer representative, died on April 11.  A Rockaway resident for more than 30 years, she became a dedicated baptized witness in 1976. She is preceded in death by her older brother, William.  More...

Eat Up!

Rockaway Beach Food Tour This Sunday

Tantalizing Thai treats, unique Uzbek cuisine, the ever popular pizza and even ice cream are just a few of the things that will tickle the taste buds of hundreds of people during the second Taste of Rockaway Beach event on this busy pre-summer weeken More...

Stringer Hears It

They came from Breezy Point, Neponsit, Howard Beach, Broad Channel, Far Rockaway, Hamilton Beach and even Red Hook and Canarsie. More...

Community

Summer’s Coming

We know, we know. It was downright cold this week but the 10 day forecast has every day over 60 degrees. We know, we know, seeing is believing. Photo by Jamie Parini More...

Not A Storm Fence

Wednesday night’s wind and rain knocked over a fence just on the edge of about a ten foot drop off at Beach 91st. Beach replenishment better get here fast! More...

Jamaica Bay Gets Facelift For Earth Day

The American Littoral Society in cooperation with the Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers, Broad Channel Civic Association, NYCDEP, National Park Service and NYC Parks organized a series of cleanups along the shorelines of Jamaica Bay.  More...

Sports

Muay Thai Amazing Event Saturday

By Sandy Hackenmueller  Muay Thai, an intriguing and entertaining sport to watch, will be introducing itself to the Rockaways May 3rd, and packing quite the punch. More...

Play Ball! Rockaway Little League Opening Day

Kicking off with a grand parade of teams, the Rockaway Little League Opening Day Festival took place on Saturday, April 26.  There was food, music, rides, raffles, and, of course, baseball at RLL’s Fort Tilden ball field.  More...

Big Broad Channel Opening Day

The rain stopped and the skies cleared for the Broad Channel Athletic Club on Saturday, April 26.  Hundreds of young ballplayers, families, supporters and guests joined in the Broad Channel Athletic Club’s Opening Day Parade and Ceremony.& More...

Letters

Rockaway Pathway Needed

Dear Editor: (This letter was sent to Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder) Dear Mr. Goldfeder,  First and foremost, I appreciate all you have done to help improve the quality of life in Rockaway post Hurricane Sandy. I have another request:  More...

Charity Begins At Home

Dear Editor: Whoever said charity begins at home must never have been to Rockaway. More...

Claims Fed Law Is The Answer

Dear Editor:  Here is something to give thought to. In 1982 the federal government handed Rockaway a gift, and if you believe in God a gift from heaven. Rockaway was declared a coastal zone boundary (CZB).  More...


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