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02.23.15 Prachi Gupta

The Parks Department wants to add two new surf-only beaches in Rockaway. If approved, the proposal would double the number of year-round surfer-only beaches in New York City. Since 2005, surfing has been allowed between Beaches 67th and Beach 69th streets. Another surf-only beach opened in 2007 between Beach 87th and Beach 92nd streets. The […]

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11.10.14 Rhett Jones

FEMA, the government agency responsible for disaster relief, wants a refund from a number of senior citizens in Queens for the money that was provided in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. At least a dozen residents at Belle Harbor Manor, an assisted living facility, spent four months in emergency shelters after the destruction wrought by Sandy. They say that aid […]

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01.16.14 Andy Cush

The city released renderings of the new Rockaways boardwalk this week, and they look pretty much as you’d expect. Gone is the mostly wooden construction that was demolished in Hurricane Sandy, replaced with a sleek concrete walkway. Truth told, it looks more like a sidewalk than a boardwalk, but should hold up better against future […]

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11.07.12 Irina Dvalidze

The Rockaways were among the hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy and helped the least. In a response to public oversight of the devastation, folks at Everyone and Company have created a short video documenting the damage to the area and its residents. Using a voicemail from Rockaway beach resident and a friend, Alex Braverman and Poppy […]

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08.17.12 David Lumb

I’ve learned something today. From the outside world, there’s nothing interesting going on at sandcastle competitions until after they’re finished. That was a piece at 5:15, 45 minutes before time was up for the 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. competition. Creative Time, the nonprofit NYC organization committed to public art projects, hosted the inaugural Artist […]

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07.21.09 Will Sherman

Just one surfing ticket has been issued this year on Long Island and Rockaway Beach by city and state parks department. And now that sole summons has been tossed out, further evidence that authorities are backing off ticketing surfers in supposedly off limits areas. […]

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06.19.09 Will Sherman

Working with local fishermen and environmentalists, Rockaway Beach surfers are protesting efforts to build a “60-acre natural gas terminal 13 miles off the coast of Long Beach, Long Island.” Tomorrow, International Surfing Day, they’re planning to paddle out and rally against the facility and “its effect on the ocean environment.” |NYT| […]

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