In The Spotlight
Last summer, the lightbulb went off in her head; ten months later, her “Everything Rockaway Beach” downloadable app is on our phones.
The idea came to Rachel Sito, app developer and Rockaway native, when she noticed a pattern emerge at the Beach Channel Drive ferry dock. When the ferry riders arrived from their homes in Manhattan and Brooklyn, she recalls how many stood around for a bit, looking bewildered, taking a moment to get their bearings before making the trek up to the ocean. “They
On Wednesday, March 14, one month since 17 young lives were senselessly taken in a mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., students across the country walked out of their schools at 10 a.m. for a 17-minute period to remember those who were killed and to call for an end to gun violence.
When the bell rang at 9:52 a.m. at the Far Rockaway High School Educational Campus, some students from the four schools within the building, picked up their books, left their classrooms, and walked out of the building
From Los Angeles to Tokyo, Steve Conte has toured the world with big name acts, particularly the infamous rock band, the New York Dolls, but he’s never forgotten the city he’s always called home—New York. The rocker was recently inspired to write a song about a little beach town in the big city, our very own, Rockaway.
“Tough is life, back on the beach again, just a sunny day. Got no tan, rockin’ my leather man, New York to LA. Surf is up, we’re pounding the pavement, tonight we’re gonna play
Every month the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA) takes on a new theme for its Living Classroom workshops located at the RISE building on Beach 59th Street. This STEM educational program (for grades Pre-K through 12th grade), provides students with hands-on experiential learning opportunities to foster an appreciation for their natural environment. With this appreciation, we hope to give students agency to explore challenging social and environmental issues happening in their very own