Jacob Riis Park

Bikes, kayaks get green light in Jamaica Bay
Bikes, kayaks get green light in Jamaica Bay
South Terence M. Cullen 6/04/2013 at 5:17PM

Jamaica Bay visitors are about to get a little bike for their bucks. The Parks Department announced California-based Wheel Fun Rentals has received the license agreement for much-discussed bike and kayak stands throughout Jamaica Bay. A site in Queens opened at Rockaway’s Jacob Riis Park over Memorial Day Weekend, according to the Parks Department, with [...]

New photo exhibit shows before and after effects of Sandy
New photo exhibit shows before and after effects of Sandy
Arts & Music Cristabelle Tumola 2/11/2013 at 1:59PM

Homes and businesses were not the only places that Sandy destroyed. Gateway National Recreation Area, which encompasses parts of Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Monmouth County, New Jersey, is also still recovering from the storm and has yet to fully reopen. The effects that Sandy had on the area can now be seen in a [...]

PHOTOS: Eerie sand dunes created in the Rockaways after Sandy
PHOTOS: Eerie sand dunes created in the Rockaways after Sandy
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/04/2013 at 2:50PM

Photographer Stephane Missier took these photos in the parking lot of Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaways. The man-made sand dunes, which Missier compares to an “eerie lunar landscape,” are made out of sifted sand from the streets following Superstorm Sandy. “Polished by the cold winter wind, these artificial cones formed an eerie lunar landscape. The [...]

Congressmember Steny Hoyer tours Rockaways with Meeks
Congressmember Steny Hoyer tours Rockaways with Meeks
News Maggie Hayes 12/10/2012 at 4:44PM

Seeing is believing, according to Congressmember Gregory Meeks, and so he called upon fellow Congressmember Steny Hoyer to view Queens’ post-Sandy damage firsthand. “We need to get more people to come out and see,” said Meeks after he and Hoyer toured the Rockaways on Thursday, December 6. Hoyer is the Minority Whip, the second highest [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/08/2012 at 8:04AM

Today’s Weather Friday: Sunny, with a high near 54. Northwest wind 13 to 16 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph. Event of the Day: William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” E Phoenix Idealis Theater, Inc. delivers this classic story for a modern audience. Directed by Rachel Alt and Ben [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/03/2012 at 11:48AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 79. Winds from the SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Monday night: Overcast with a chance of rain, then thunderstorms and rain showers after midnight. Low of 72. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall [...]

Queens weekend events
News Billy Rennison 7/27/2012 at 4:00PM

Saturday, July 28 Noon – 2 p.m., 34th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow Wow: New York City’s oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. Over 40 Indian nations are represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large [...]