In The Spotlight
At some time in the late 20th Century, the late Sal Arena, an avid Rockaway citizen and dedicated Rockaway Beach Civic Association member, came to me with an odd request. He wanted help bringing the iconic grey whale from Central Park Children’s Zoo to our beach.
Sal discovered that the New York City Parks Department was finally renovating The Children’s Zoo—and the whale was out—he secured her move to the beach. I was willing to help fix her up, if allowed to decorate her with a mosaic of
P.S./M.S.114Q knows how to put the fun iS./M.S.114Q knows how to put the fun in fundraising. Silly string and a marathon of movement were front and center at their sixth annual Jump-A-Thon, held to benefit the American Heart Association (AHA). The school topped more than $17,000, snagging the first place spot among 1,700 New York City schools.
Pre-K through eighth graders jumped, skipped, twisted and showed off their best dance moves during 30 minutes of nonstop movement to tunes provided by
From beach to bay, Rockaway is indeed a blessed and unique waterfront community, and the artwork currently on display by two Rockaway aficionados at local bustling Rockaway Beach Boulevard coffee shop, Roasters, reflect not just the peninsula’s natural beauty, but its sparkling magic.
Peruvian watercolor artist, Mercedes Gallese’s love affair with Rockaway’s beaches began decades ago when her mother moved to the peninsula in the 1980s. “I was born in Lima, Peru, and have always lived near the
The Rockaway Wastewater Treatment Plant is getting a big upgrade that will increase the overall ecology of Jamaica Bay.
At the end of May, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the start of a $23 million upgrade to the Rockaway Wastewater Treatment Plant that will reduce the amount of nitrogen released into Jamaica Bay. This project complements the $460 million in upgrades that have already been completed to reduce nitrogen discharges from the Jamaica and