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    Residents Plead for Flood Help

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    On the morning of Hurricane Sandy, Arverne residents stepped outside to find their streets and sewers flooded. “There was absolutely no way to get out of here except to walk through thigh-high, hip-high water,” Deborah Star Reed, the founder of the Rockaway Bay Coastal Association, said. “As we moved all our cars out in the…

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    PSEG Service Center Opens

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    PSEG, the energy provider for the Rockaway peninsula, opened a new customer service center at 68-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd. It is open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local elected officials welcomed its opening, saying that it represents the commitment PSEG has made to providing reliable service to the community. Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder…

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    Rockaway-Inspired Artist to Exhibit Work

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      A longtime Rockaway resident will have her watercolor paintings, some of which are inspired by the beauty of the peninsula, on display this weekend. Arlene Cornell’s exhibit, titled “Rockaway and Beyond,” features images from within Rockaway as well as other locations up and down the east coast, including Long Island and Massachusetts, to which…

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    No Answers Provided For NY Rising Ferry Funds

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    Although $7 million has been allocated to fund the Rockaway ferry, there have been no answers provided as to why that money hasn’t been used to save it before service is terminated next week. After Hurricane Sandy struck, 45 communities throughout the state were promised funds from the Governor’s office for recovery projects through the…

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    Mayor Touts Build it Back Progress, Had No Idea About NY Rising Money

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      With the Sandy anniversary just ahead, Mayor Bill de Blasio has seemingly turned some of his attention to Rockaway (and Broad Channel). His visit to Broad Channel on Monday marked the second time in five days he has visited the area. On his second trip, he came to proclaim Build it Back as a…

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    City Eyeing Rockaway For Another Homeless Shelter

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      The Department of Homeless Services is holding off – perhaps temporarily – on a proposal to open up yet another homeless shelter on the Rockaway peninsula. The proposed shelter would be located in the old Rockaway Manor on Beach 8th Street and would house between 120 and 130 single men. “As a result of…

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  • flooding 1 by Bianca Fortis
    News

    Residents Plead for Flood Help

    On the morning of Hurricane Sandy, Arverne residents stepped outside to find their streets and sewers flooded. “There was absolutely no way to get out of here except to walk through thigh-high, hip-high water,” Deborah Star Reed, the founder of the Rockaway Bay Coastal Association, said. “As we moved all our cars out in the…

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    Belle Harbor Street to be Named for Dylan Smith

    City Councilman Eric Ulrich and the Belle Harbor community will gather Saturday, October 25th, 2014 for a street co-naming ceremony in honor of late Belle Harbor resident and Hurricane Sandy hero Dylan Smith. The night of Hurricane Sandy, Smith used his surfboard to rescue people who were trapped by rising floodwaters. Smith was a lifeguard…

  • Briefs

    City Agencies to be Present at Sandy Town Hall

    New York City Councilmembers Donovan Richards and Eric Ulrich will host a Town Hall on Monday, Oct. 17 to discuss Hurricane Sandy recover. New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, Build it Back Director Amy Peterson and the mayor’s senior advisor for Recovery and Resilience, Bill Goldstein, will be present, along with representatives from the…

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    The Fishing Report

    The Fishing Report

    AHOY Rockaway! Water Temperature: 62.6 *F at B-116th St- on the inside (bay) Another great Saturday this weekend for getting outside, warm sunshine with a slight breeze made it a nice day. Sunday’s cooler temperatures and high winds kept many anglers home, and many were leaving their boats tied up at the dock. It’s that…

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    News

    PSEG Service Center Opens

    PSEG, the energy provider for the Rockaway peninsula, opened a new customer service center at 68-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd. It is open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local elected officials welcomed its opening, saying that it represents the commitment PSEG has made to providing reliable service to the community. Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder…

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    Editorial

    The Mayor in the Bubble

    Ferry advocates did a great job communicating their wishes to City Hall. City Hall just didn’t want to listen. Or maybe it was something more than that. Maybe City Hall staff didn’t communicate with the Mayor. Certainly our elected officials didn’t get to make the case that State money could have been used to save…

  • watercolors - Courtesy Arlene Cornell
    Arts, News

    Rockaway-Inspired Artist to Exhibit Work

      A longtime Rockaway resident will have her watercolor paintings, some of which are inspired by the beauty of the peninsula, on display this weekend. Arlene Cornell’s exhibit, titled “Rockaway and Beyond,” features images from within Rockaway as well as other locations up and down the east coast, including Long Island and Massachusetts, to which…

  • News

    No Answers Provided For NY Rising Ferry Funds

    Although $7 million has been allocated to fund the Rockaway ferry, there have been no answers provided as to why that money hasn’t been used to save it before service is terminated next week. After Hurricane Sandy struck, 45 communities throughout the state were promised funds from the Governor’s office for recovery projects through the…

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    Boyleing Points

    Boyleing Points: Lines that Linger

    After last week’s column, in which I was still trying to decipher the meaning of If wishes were horses beggars would ride – some gems came in over the wire from baby boomers who were showered with the same kind of wisdom in their formative years. “Eaten bread is soon forgotten,” was one of those…

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    The High Tide

    The High Tide

    We’re coming out a day early next week. We will hit newsstands and doorsteps on Wednesday, October 29. If you’re an advertiser, please get your ads to us on Monday! Columnists get your stuff in by Sunday! * * * Surf on. The First Annual Longboard Challenge is Saturday. Brought to us by the Rockaway…

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    Tubular Views

    Tubular Views: Rockaway Surf Contests

    Over the upcoming two weekends there will be two great surf contests spawned by Rockaway residents for our own enjoyment. The Rockaway Beach Surfer’s Association and the Rockaway Beach Surf Club present the 1st Annual New York City Longboard Challenge to be held at the 90th St jetty, this coming Saturday, Oct. 25. Competition should…

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    Back In The Day

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