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FDNY Eyes Former Bank Site for First ‘Drive-Thru’ Firehouse in Rockaway (DNAInfo)

According to an article by Katie Honan on DNAInfo, the FDNY is hoping to build a new firehouse on the location of the old HSBC bank on the corner of 116th Street & Beach Channel…

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NYC Ferry Adjusting for Extraordinary Demand (NY1.com)

As everyone has heard by now, the NYC Ferry service was overwhelmed a the weekend before last.   Here’s an article from NY1.com providing more detail (click).

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Ferry Service Strained as Massive Crowds Flock to Beaches During Heat Wave (DNAInfo)

From Katie Honan @ DNAInfo ROCKAWAY PARK —  The summer’s first heat wave tested the limits of the city’s new ferry service, as it tried to adapt to “extraordinary” ridership — but still left many…

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Where’s the Beach?

With Memorial Day exactly 3 weeks away, residents and visitors to Rockaway Beach may be in for a surprise.  In many areas along the coastline, there is little to no beach left.  Some shocking pictures…

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Mazzone Hardware is Open for Business

Mazzone Hardware (formerly Brown’s Hardware) opened for business yesterday.  This is Mazzone’s 2nd location, with their original store located on Court Street in Brooklyn.  Customers will be delighted to see many familiar faces working at…

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NYC Ferry will Launch Early

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the first route on New York’s new city-wide ferry system will launch May 1st, a full month ahead of the scheduled date.  The city also announced the new…

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Rockaway Beach Hotel – Applications Filed

Development-news website New York Yimby writes that applications have been filed with the city for the planned Rockaway Beach Hotel.  The hotel is being developed by In Good Company Hospitality Group at the site of Daltons…

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Construction on Former Beach Club Site Begins

Scaffolding recently went up around the former Beach Club site on Beach 116th Street.  As the Rockaway Times reported on August 11th, the Marcal Group announced plans to develop “Seaside Landing”.  The complex will be…

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Beach Cleanup and Dance, Together in Queens (NYTimes)

Great article in the NYTimes about the Beach Sessions here in Rockaway.  “Last year, the Rockaway resident Sasha Okshteyn started this free outdoor series to bring contemporary dance from city stages to the long shoreline…

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