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    Rockaway Beach Boulevard: The New Boardwalk?


    Cars, city vehicles, police cars, skateboarders, bicyclists, ice street cart vendors, families pushing strollers and even intoxicated revelers traveling home after a night out at the bar: these are among the examples of those who utilize Rockaway Beach Boulevard daily, especially during the summer. “It’s to be expected,” Linda Ruscillo said. “Let’s face it. Without…

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    Arts, News

    Matt’s Art Show Returns for Fourth Year


    Matthew Petagna took an art class to learn how to paint. But, according to his father, Ralph Petagna, Matthew painted a new work every week, and soon they were running out of room in their home to store the art.   “After a year and a half…we had enough to fill a studio,” he said. So…

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    Rockaway Represents at Climate March


    An estimated 300,000 marched in Manhattan on Sunday, in support of the People’s Climate March. And of those marching, at least 150 were there representing the Rockaway Peninsula, according to members of the social justice advocacy group Rockaway Wildfire. The march, which was billed as “unprecedented in size, beauty and impact” was scheduled to take…

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    Researchers Find Health Problems Linked to Sandy Stress


      It’s likely no surprise to anyone who suffered during Hurricane Sandy that the storm caused undue stress on Rockaway families. That link is clearer than ever, according to researchers from Doctors of the World and Columbia University, who evaluated health care throughout the peninsula. In October of last year, Doctors of the World opened…

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    Transit Activists Envision New Rockaway Freeway


    A new way through Rockaway is possible – at least, according to one group of transit activists. The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance hosted a community workshop on Tuesday evening to gather input about how to upgrade the “Underway,” or the Rockaway Freeway, the road that lies beneath the elevated A Train line.  The Federal Transit Authority…

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    Woof! Rockaway Has NYC’s Largest Dog Park


      Tucked away near the A Train tracks at Beach 82nd Street and Beach Channel Drive is a lovely oasis of fenced-in grass, paths, some benches and trees, a canopied picnic table, trash containers and a few unusual types of playground equipment. However, this NYC Parks Department area is not for children. Well… not the…

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    The Rockaway Times Bike

    The new Rockaway Times logo includes a bicycle and what better way to tell the world than to put a bike on the roof of the RT booth? We’ve gotten comments from “good place to work out during lunch hour” and “ET Phone Home.”

Back in the Day

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    Back in the Day

    Well, well, well, quite the artist colony. Our photographer couldn’t name the year but we’re guessing people from the RAA might have a guess.

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