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Construction Begins on First Phase of Rockaway Boardwalk Rebuild

The project began Monday with the removal of some of the concrete pilings. 

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City Official Responsible for Rockaway Boardwalk Project Steps Down

Greg Clancy of the Economic Development Corporation is moving to a job in the private sector. 

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Young Harbor Seal Rolls Around in the Sunshine on Rockaway Beach

The harbor seal is likely less than a year old, an official said. 

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Italian Street Artist to Paint Murals on Inwood Schools, Rockaway Pizzeria

Alice Pasquini is planning installations at Muscota New School and Amistad Dual Language School.

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City Mails First Three Checks for Build It Back Sandy-Recovery Program

The $100,000 in checks represented a fraction of the $648 million that has been allocated.

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Roberta's Pizza Eyeing Rockaway Outpost, Sources Say

The restaurant could open as early as this summer, according to a source.

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Mayor Appoints New Leadership to Reboot Sandy Recovery Efforts

The mayor announced new hires and a streamlined process for its problematic Build It Back program.

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Rockaway Beach Renewal Work Delayed to Protect Rare Birds

Federal officials are pushing back post-Sandy reconstruction work for the sake of the piping plover.

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Schumer Says City 'Taking Sweet Time' Dispersing Sandy Aid

Schumer was in the Rockaways to discuss a relief bill for flood insurance.

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Arctic Seals Warm to the Brutal Cold of City Beaches, Officials Say

A young harp seal made his way onto Rockaway Beach Thursday to shed his coat, officials said.

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Cost of Controversial Beach Shacks Increases by $8.5M

The cost of the beachside bathrooms and lifeguard shacks rose from $105 million to $113.5 million.

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No Single-Family Homes Fixed With Build It Back Funds Since Sandy

The Build It Back program has spent a small portion of its multi-million dollar budget.

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Sandy-Damaged Rockaways Chocolate Factory for Sale Months After Reopening

The Madelaine Chocolate Factory in Rockaway Beach briefly reopened.

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Lights, New Scoreboard Will Shine on Hurricane-Damaged Roller Rink

The beachfront hockey rink in Rockaway Beach will begin construction in the fall.

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Rockaway Ferry Floats On Through May, But Trip Will Cost Nearly Double

The ferry was brought to the peninsula in November 2012 after the A train was damaged by Hurricane Sandy.