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Rockaway Beach »

PODCAST: Rockaway Gets Ready for Beach Season With New Boardwalk

In each episode you'll hear a conversation with one of our beat reporters then a story from their beat.

Rockaway Park »

City Breaks Ground on New Rockaway Hockey Rink With Lights for Night Play

Crews will install new seating, water fountains and an electrical scoreboard, officials said.

Rockaway Beach »

City Considers Demolishing Historic 'Surf's Up' Bus Shelter for New Park

The Parks Department's plan to rebuild a playground may require tearing down a piece of art.

Rockaway Park »

City Eyes New Beaches for Surfing in Rockaway

A Parks Department plan to add two surfing-only beaches to Rockaway awaits community approval.

Jamaica »

City Begins $2.4 Million Renovation of Popular Jamaica Park

The upgrade of Captain Tilly Park will include building new asphalt pathways.  

Rockaway Beach »

Corroded Pilings Further Delay Rockaway Boardwalk Reconstruction

Destroyed pilings will delay the construction by about a month, a city official said.

Ditmars »

Astoria Playground Upgrades to Include Steinway Piano-Shaped Spray Shower

Upgrades are planned for Paul Raimonda Playground, including a new spray shower shaped like a piano.

Corona »

Queens Museum Shows Off Larger, Brighter Space After $70M Renovation

The museum has doubled in size by taking over the old skating rink at Flushing Meadows Park.

Rockaway Beach »

Rockaway Beach Attendance Dipped by Half in Wake of Sandy

Attendance at Rockaway Beach was down by more than half this summer, the Parks Dept. found.

Rockaway Beach »

No Timetable for $200M Repairs to Rockaway Boardwalk, Parks Says

The new boardwalk plans also do not include a protective seawall, which angered residents.

Astoria »

City Eyes Makeover for Crumbling Astoria Pool Diving Platform

The Olympic high dive platform at Astoria Park is set to become part of a new performance center.

The Rockaways »

Vandal with Key May Have Destroyed Far Rockaway Playground, Officials Say

A vandal used an excavator to destroy the Far Rockaway Park West playground.