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Woodhaven QueensWay forum brings in new ideas
Woodhaven QueensWay forum brings in new ideas
South Maggie Hayes 12/11/2013 at 12:39PM

New ideas are flowing in for the abandoned Rockaway Beach rail line. The Woodhaven Residents Block Assocation (WRBA) hosted what attendees are calling the truest, open public forum held thus far regarding the QueensWay and Rockaway Beach line. Advocates for the proposed 3.5-mile QueensWay park along the abandoned rail line addressed those with reservations about [...]

City Council District 32 candidates Ulrich, Simon look ahead to Election Day
City Council District 32 candidates Ulrich, Simon look ahead to Election Day
Politics Maggie Hayes 11/01/2013 at 11:43AM

The heated race for City Council District 32 is coming to a close. Councilmember Eric Ulrich, the incumbent, has represented District 32 in the City Council since 2009. He stood with Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, Ozone Park, Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Park, South Ozone Park, South Richmond Hill [...]

Pols: Fast track Rockaway boardwalk study
Pols: Fast track Rockaway boardwalk study
South Maggie Hayes 10/08/2013 at 10:56AM

The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation unveiled its plans to rebuild the boardwalk after it was destroyed by Sandy almost a year ago. The plans, however, do not include a seawall along Rockaway Beach – something the coastline community has been requesting for years. “The first priority must be the safety and security of [...]

Residents protest flood insurance hikes
Residents protest flood insurance hikes
South Maggie Hayes 10/01/2013 at 4:37PM

Skyrocketing flood insurance rates could “do more to destroy the community than any storm has ever done,” say hundreds of residents who came out to protest the looming costs. In July 2012, Congress passed the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, which called on agencies such as FEMA to change the way the National Flood Insurance [...]

Primary guide: City Council District 32
Primary guide: City Council District 32
Politics Queens Courier Staff 9/07/2013 at 4:30PM

As the clock ticks closer to city primaries on Tuesday, September 10, The Courier would like to provide you, the reader and the voter, with a fair, detailed guide of who is running. Here is a list of the City Council District 32 primary candidates (Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, [...]

Officials detail sand restoration plan for Rockaway Beach
Officials detail sand restoration plan for Rockaway Beach
South Maggie Hayes 8/16/2013 at 3:46PM

Rockaway Beach is coming back, potentially better than before. Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined the Army Corps of Engineers, city agency officials and various elected officials on Thursday, August 15 to detail the sand restoration plan for Rockaway Beach. The plan’s first phase will replenish 600,000 cubic yards of sand, while the second phase restores 3.5 [...]

Photos: Sandcastle competition hits Rockaway Beach
Photos: Sandcastle competition hits Rockaway Beach
South Queens Courier Staff 8/13/2013 at 3:20PM

A group of 10 artists and their teams came to Rockaway Beach on Friday, August 9 to battle it out at Creative Time’s Second Annual Sandcastle Competition. First prize, a “‘gold” shovel, a bucket with a bottle of tequila and a $500 check, went to Jamie Isenstein for “Disappearing Sculptures;” second prize, a “silver” shovel [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/08/2013 at 7:44AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 84. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Thursday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 75. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible. EVENT OF [...]

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 [...]