Rockaways

Wounded Warriors Adaptive Water Sports Festival will go on as planned
South Liam La Guerre 7/05/2013 at 3:48PM

The show will go on. Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder helped acquire the use of a new dock for the Wounded Warriors 10th annual Adaptive Water Sports Festival, so now the event can continue as planned. Each year the water sports festival by the Wounded Warriors Project, an organization dedicated to empowered injured soldiers, provides the multi-day sports [...]

Rockaway ferry service extended through Labor Day
South Maggie Hayes 7/03/2013 at 4:27PM

Rockaway residents rejoice: ferry service has now been expanded through to Labor Day. The weekday ferry service between the Rockaways and Lower Manhattan will continue to operate on its current schedule, now all the way through early September. “Continuing [the ferry’s] operation through Labor Day weekend is critical in addressing transportation needs and an integral [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 6/12/2013 at 8:13AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 81. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 15 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 61. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Monthly Jazz Jam at  Flushing Town Hall Come [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 6/06/2013 at 8:03AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Overcast. High of 70. Winds from the SE at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night: Overcast with rain showers. Low of 64. Winds from the SE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Comedian Adam Sank Widely recognized for his appearances on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, comedian [...]

Rockaway Ferry service extended for at least six more weeks
News Cristabelle Tumola 5/29/2013 at 11:25AM

Though the A train is returning to the Rockaways tomorrow, the ferry is still going to continue, at least until July. Rockaway Ferry weekday service between the peninsula and Manhattan has been extended for the next six weeks, with the possibility of continuing through Labor Day weekend, city officials announced Tuesday. The ferry will also [...]

Full A train service returns to Rockaways May 30
Full A train service returns to Rockaways May 30
South Cristabelle Tumola 5/16/2013 at 1:07PM

Almost seven months after Sandy significantly damaged the A train in the Rockaways, the subway will fully start running in the area on May 30, the MTA announced today. The storm washed-out 1,500 feet of tracks, and damaged miles of signal, power and communications wires. Two stations were also completely flooded and needed to be [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 5/08/2013 at 7:52AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain. High of 70. Winds from the East at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible. Wednesday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 54. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/10/2013 at 8:23AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 77. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Wednesday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers, then a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 52. [...]

Rockaway hockey rink set for repair
Rockaway hockey rink set for repair
South Terence M. Cullen 4/03/2013 at 9:09AM

A Rockaway roller hockey rink is getting some help from the Parks Department after damage from Sandy nearly put a summer league on ice. Waves pummeled the boards on the seaside rink near Beach 108th Street, which underwent renovations only a few years ago. The 20-year-old rink was not completely destroyed, but because the boards [...]

Grant to replace books at Sandy-damaged libraries
Grant to replace books at Sandy-damaged libraries
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/29/2013 at 1:13PM

A nonprofit is helping Queens Library get back on its feet by putting books back on its shelves. The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City is giving a $250,000 grant to the Queens Library Foundation to replace more than 140,000 books and other library materials that were damaged by Sandy. “Our public libraries provide [...]