In The Spotlight
Rockaway Beach Boulevard is getting some much-needed infrastructure upgrades. On Wednesday, December 12, the NYC DDC, DOT, DEP and Councilman Donovan Richards broke ground on a $24.2 infrastructure project that will bring improvements to streets, fire protection, water mains and sewers in the area of Rockaway Beach Boulevard from Beach 49th to Beach 59th streets. The project is scheduled to be completed by summer 2021.
As The Rockaway Times was going to press, we received reports of a partial house collapse in Roxbury.
A home at 72 Hillside Avenue, which was being raised, fell on Wednesday afternoon. Nearby volunteer fire departments, including Point Breeze and the Rockaway Point Fire Department responded to the scene, as well as FDNY. No one was injured as all occupants were out of the home under construction. Occupants were inside the house next door, but they were able to evacuate their home safely. The
With Rockaway in full holiday swing this past weekend, on Monday, December 10, residents and business owners in the Belle Harbor community woke up to the not-so-merry news that four businesses located on Beach 129th Street’s bustling commercial strip were burglarized in the wee hours of the morning. Two of the bandits were seen on security camera video footage captured by one of the businesses. However, as of press time, the NYPD is still on the hunt for the hooded bandits, who some locals
This one shouldn’t slip through the cracks. Local resident Donna Ward recently wrote a letter to NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver and DOE Chancellor Richard Carranza to bring attention to the disintegrating tennis courts at the Beach Channel Educational Campus and to suggest some be used for pickleball. We’ll let her letter and photos do the talking.
Dear Commissioner Silver and Chancellor Carranza, I am writing concerning the Beach Channel Tennis Courts and their conversion to