rockaway peninsula

Op-ed: Make ferry service permanent
News Op-Ed 3/01/2014 at 1:46PM

I would like to start by commending the city for the fourth extension of ferry service to the Rockaway Peninsula. I would especially like to thank Mayor Bill de Blasio for extending the ferry service through May and keeping his word, as he remains dedicated to the recovery of Rockaway and New York City as a whole.

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 8/14/2013 at 7:17AM

TODAY’S FORECAST   Wednesday: Clear. High of 79. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Clear. Low of 61. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Outdoor Night Market at the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden Astoria Market invites you to the second Night Market at the Bohemian [...]

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 [...]

Breezy Point homeowners sue LIPA over Sandy fire
Breezy Point homeowners sue LIPA over Sandy fire
South Maggie Hayes 1/29/2013 at 3:26PM

With post-Sandy complaints piling up, Breezy Point homeowners are now slapping the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) with a lawsuit. Seventeen families who lost their homes in the Breezy Point fire are seeking at least $1 million apiece in damages, claiming negligence by LIPA, according to legal papers filed with the law firm Sullivan, Papain, [...]

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 [...]

New hours for free Rockaways “H” train
New hours for free Rockaways “H” train
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/20/2013 at 12:17PM

Beginning tomorrow, the free “H” subway shuttle, which started running in the Rockaway Peninsula  after Sandy damaged the “A” line’s connection to area, will have new hours. The “H”  line, from Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue to Beach 90th Street, will operate from 4:55 a.m. to 9:25 p.m., Monday to Friday, and from 4 a.m. to midnight on weekends. [...]

Star of Queens: Dolores Orr
Star of Queens: Dolores Orr
News Maggie Hayes 1/07/2013 at 8:14AM

Star of Queens: Dolores Orr, Community Board 14 Chair  INVOLVEMENT: As chair of Community Board 14, Dolores Orr oversees happenings all over the Rockaway peninsula. She works with the community board staff and city agencies to address quality of life issues, such as zoning problems, economic development and, most recently, post-Sandy clean up. Orr is also [...]

“H” train merchandise to benefit Sandy victims
“H” train merchandise to benefit Sandy victims
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/05/2012 at 4:30PM

The special subway shuttle that was set up last month on the Rockaway Peninsula after Sandy damaged the area’s transit is being honored with a limited collection of “H” line merchandise available through the New York Transit Museum store’s website. The store, which already carries clothing and other items featuring the city’s subway lines, is selling [...]

226 Sandy-related arrests mostly burglaries, says NYPD
226 Sandy-related arrests mostly burglaries, says NYPD
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/14/2012 at 4:03PM

The NYPD is continuing to take measures to combat Sandy-related thefts, as burglaries went up during the week of the storm. Though burglaries only increased about 11 percent compared to the same week last year, it was the only crime to go up between October 29, the day Sandy hit, and November 4. In the [...]

LIPA COO resigns amid lawsuit, calls for investigation
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/14/2012 at 8:13AM

It’s lights out for the chief operating officer of Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). Tuesday night the utility announced that its COO Mike Hervey had resigned and will step down at the end of the year. “Mike has provided 12 years of valuable service to LIPA, including taking on the responsibility to perform the functions of CEO [...]