Friends of Rockaway

Pol wants quicker Sandy recovery from state agency
Pol wants quicker Sandy recovery from state agency
South Maggie Hayes 12/30/2013 at 2:30PM

The push for quicker Sandy recovery continues, and now the pressure is on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC). Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder requested Joe Martens, DEC Commissioner, and the agency expedite all “permits related to recovery projects in the Sandy-damaged communities of southern Queens” to “wherever possible.” “Our families are working [...]

Star of Queens: John Cori, founder, Friends of Rockaway
Star of Queens: John Cori, founder, Friends of Rockaway
News Queens Courier Staff 1/28/2013 at 9:51AM

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: In September 2010, community activist John Cori started the group “Friends of Rockaway.” The volunteer-based organization focuses on protecting the Rockaway community, preserving and replenishing the “wonderful beach-going experience” for everyone. Cori works constantly with partner Eddie Pastore to get funds for preserving the area. Cori is also a member of the Rockaway [...]

Film focuses on Rockaway recovery
Film focuses on Rockaway recovery
Entertainment Maggie Hayes 1/23/2013 at 1:03PM

In the months following Sandy, the Rockaway peninsula has yet to completely bounce back. A new documentary explains why, and where to go from here. “We need to make people understand what works in Rockaway,” said John Cori, who is featured in the upcoming film, “John Cori Warned You.” Cori stars with his partner and [...]