The death of a 34-year-old Maryland woman, who earlier this year died after a butt injection procedure went wrong in Far Rockaway, has been ruled a homicide, according to the city chief medical examiner.
Riis Park Beach Bazaar and Wildfeast Foods have announced the opening of the Wildfeast at Riis restaurant and bar, a collaboration between the two located at 157 Rockaway Beach Blvd. within the iconic pavilion currently housing a food court.
The parade is the brainchild of the Rockaway Mermaid Brigade, the reigning Motorized Float champions at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade for the past two years. After representing the Rockaways for years at the iconic parade, the group was inspired to bring the fanfare and festivities to the shores of Queens.
The family of Justin Zemser, the 20-year-old naval midshipman from Rockaway Beach who was killed during the Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia in May, filed a lawsuit in federal court earlier this week.
Photographers John Grillo and Michael Deutsch have known each other for 25 years, grew up in Rockaway and both began their careers in film photography. A new exhibit, however, is aiming to showcase their differing perspectives.
While summer may be drawing to a close, there are still plenty of places to soak up the last of the summer rays here in Queens. Scores of landlocked urbanites have flocked to Riis Park and the Rockaway boardwalk in recent summers to escape the sweltering heat of the city.