Far Rockaway

Backpack giveaway helps Far Rockaway students
Backpack giveaway helps Far Rockaway students
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 9/04/2013 at 3:47PM

Students in Far Rockaway get to go back to school in style, thanks to a giveaway that doled out more than 1,000 backpacks to the tykes in need. The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) teamed up with nonprofit organization Kars4Kids and ventured to the Hammel Houses and Beach 41st Street Houses to help out [...]

Far Rockaway native reaches WFAN contest finals
Far Rockaway native reaches WFAN contest finals
South Queens Courier Staff 8/22/2013 at 7:35PM

CARLOS MONTANEZ Many inspiring sports radio personalities dream of working for a big station in New York City. Far Rockaway resident John Schiavone has had his heart set on working for the sports radio channel WFAN for a long time. And once again, Schiavone is competing in the fourth annual WFAN Fantasy Phenom Challenge, where [...]

Man charged in Far Rockaway shooting of 10-year-old
Police Cristabelle Tumola 8/07/2013 at 10:48AM

Police have arrested a reputed gang member for the shooting of a 10-year-old in Far Rockaway, announced District Attorney Richard A. Brown. Lenard Crudup, 21, of Queens, has been charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child. He faces up to 25 years in prison if [...]

10-year-old Far Rockaway girl shot
10-year-old Far Rockaway girl shot
Police Liam La Guerre 8/03/2013 at 4:28PM

A 10-year-old girl is in stable condition after being shot in the leg in a Far Rockaway shooting this morning, cops said. Police responded to the gunfire at about 1:24 a.m. and found the girl at 22-29 Dix Ave. No arrests have been made at this time. The girl was not the intended target of [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/24/2013 at 7:18AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 86. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 68. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Shakespeare at  Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Hip to Hip Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s The Tempest [...]

LIPA instituting Sandy fixes
LIPA instituting Sandy fixes
South Maggie Hayes 7/22/2013 at 2:13PM

Nearly nine months after Sandy, LIPA facilities are still coming back online. During the storm, five of the energy company’s substations on the Rockaway Peninsula took on water damage, shutting down the area’s power and leaving residents in the dark until repairs were made. “It’s still a work in progress,” said Nick Lizanich, LIPA’s vice [...]

Disney movie stars help clean up Rockaway Beach
Disney movie stars help clean up Rockaway Beach
South Liam La Guerre 7/15/2013 at 12:09PM

A pair of Disney teen movie stars stepped out the spotlight and into the sunlight to join a Far Rockaway Beach clean-up on July 14. Ross Lynch and Maia Mitchell, who play surfing lovers Brady and McKenzie in the upcoming Disney Channel flick “Teen Beach Movie,” mixed and mingled with about 45 volunteers and helped [...]

Security cameras to be installed in Far Rockaway NYCHA complexes
South Maggie Hayes 7/09/2013 at 4:27PM

Big Brother is watching in NYCHA complexes across Far Rockaway. Security cameras are set to be installed in various housing projects, intended to curb violence, particularly gun violence, in troubled areas. “I’m tired of hearing the stories – our seniors and our children not being able to play outside because they’re afraid of getting struck [...]

NYPD investigating South Ozone Park attack as hate crime
NYPD investigating South Ozone Park attack as hate crime
Police Maggie Hayes 7/02/2013 at 12:54PM

A Far Rockaway man was struck with a trophy outside of a bar, resulting in several medical staples to his head. He said he was attacked because he is gay. “The bouncer let my basher run before the cops came,” said Zaman Mohamed Amin, the victim and a well-known figure in the LGBTQ community, on [...]

Police pursue man in connection with anti-Semitic activity
Police pursue man in connection with anti-Semitic activity
Police Liam La Guerre 6/29/2013 at 9:47AM

The NYPD is searching for man who allegedly wrote racial slurs about Jewish people. Randy Evans is wanted for criminal mischief. Evans wrote anti-Semitic messages on a Yeshiva, a residential home and two vehicles in Far Rockaway on June 24 around 8:30 a.m. in the confines of the 101st Precinct, cops said. Evans is described [...]