Beach 116th Street Gun Activity Alerts Lead Nowhere


What was going on Beach 116th Street on Sunday night? According to NYPD and local business owners, not much.

Locals were on alert after receiving multiple notifications of activity taking place on Beach 116th Street that allegedly involved a weapon. On Sunday, December 29, in the evening, an alert came in about gunshots heard near the beach block of Beach 116th. This was then followed by an alert of a person spotted with a firearm. A few hours later, another alert reported an armed robbery at an address for Pizza D’Amore. However, there was little follow up to any of the reports.

The Rockaway Times reached out to the NYPD for more information, which responded that they found nothing out of the ordinary.

“On Sunday, December 29, 2019 at approximately 1850 hours, police responded to a 911 call of shots fired in front of 124 Beach 116 Street within the confines of the 100th Precinct.  Upon arrival, officers were informed by a 62-year-old female witness that she heard what sounded like gun fire.  A canvass was conducted of the immediate area and it was negative for victims or ballistics.  No injuries are reported as a result of this incident.”

Rumors has spread that the gunpoint robbery took place at new café, Thank You, and others said Pizza D’Amore, but both owners denied it. “No gunpoint robbery happened,” Maribel Araujo, owner of Thank You, said.

In this case, no news, is good news.