In The Spotlight
Locals — what would you do with 85 acres to add to Rockaway’s unique allure? Just recently, the National Parks Service (NPS) announced a Request for Expression of Interest (RFEI) seeking responses from individuals, educational institutions, governmental agencies or entities, and non-profit or for-profit organizations, interested in re-use of buildings and land at Fort Tilden East and Riis Landing in the Jamaica Bay Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. Both areas, located on the western end
The Rockaway Times Photo Contest Is Back !
Hit us with your best shots (again)! The Third Annual Rockaway Times Photo Contest is now underway. As our regular feature, Local Color, shows — Rockaway is full of some talented photographers. But the contest reveals the best of the best and you don’t have to be a professional to win the top prize of $500.
Last year’s winner, Jennifer Keim, snapped a gorgeous shot of a wave splashing a bulkhead, with a sunset and the Breezy Point Lighthouse in
Imagine an all-inclusive playground where all children and adults can enjoy, regardless of disability, while basking in the view of Rockaway’s beautiful oceanfront? Well, the Friends of the Beach 59th Street Playground Association are determined to see such a playground come to fruition, creating the first of its kind in Rockaway.
This past Saturday, February 10, the Association held its first general meeting for the year at the 100th Precinct with local residents, the NYC Parks Department
Another successful St. Camillus / St. Virgilius Mini-basketball season ended. Running from November through early February, the program is divided into two divisions: kindergarten – 1st grade, and children in the 2nd grade. This year we had over 150 players participating in this league which is designed to be fun.
Setting up a unique division for only the second graders was a great idea, which was initiated by Jill Palisi who runs the Mini program. The second graders play using the