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Contractor Gets Extra $25M to Finish Rockaway Boardwalk on Time

The EDC asked for a total of $67.3 million for dunes, new access points and to pay for concrete planks. 

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Keep Beaches Open Through End of September, City Council Urges Parks Dept

City council members are pushing for a bill to extend the city's beach and pool season. 

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City Eyes New Beaches for Surfing in Rockaway

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

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PHOTOS: Parts of New York Freeze Over Amid Arctic Blast

With temperatures in the teens , large portions of Jamaica Bay and Newtown Creek have frozen.

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SURVEY: Where Would You Want the New Citywide Ferry Service to Stop?

Mayor de Blasio announced the expansion of ferry service to include many new areas of the city.

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PHOTOS: Surfers Trek Through Snow to Ride Storm Waves in Rockaway Beach

The nor'easter didn't bring as much snow as expected but waves were between 5 and 7 feet high.

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WATCH: Swimmers Jump Into 44-Degree Ocean for Rockaway Polar Dip

Swimmers at beaches across the peninsula jumped into the Atlantic on New Year's Day.

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Rockaway Boardwalk Renewal Delayed Again as Project is Redesigned

The third phase of the project will likely not meet its Memorial Day 2016 finish date, an official said.

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Pricey Beach Bathrooms Set to Be Installed After Delay of More Than a Year

The shacks were under 24-hour guard while they sat on Beach 104th Street.

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NYC's Beach Attendance Jumped as Much as 140 Percent This Summer, City Says

Attendance was up 140 percent in Staten Island, 90 percent in The Bronx and 25 percent in Rockaway.

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Treasure Hunters Blame City Park Restrictions for Lack of Loot

Parks Department records show metal-detecting hobbyists didn't unearth any significant objects in 2013.

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Crime Surges 77 Percent in Rockaway Precinct Over Last Five Years

The 100th Precinct saw the jump, while the neighboring 101st Precinct saw a 47 percent spike.

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Anthony Weiner Plans Rockaway Restaurant in Sandy Revival Effort

The area's former congressman hopes the eatery will bring healthy food and provide work training.

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'Tanning Tables' Proposed for Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

The seating areas were ripped by community members over concerns about cancer and improper use.