The mayor's aides said the decision to take a boat to Rockaway was made before Wednesday morning.
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Queens College conducted a study to determine the best use for the abandoned rail line.
The mayor missed the tolling of the bell marking the time of the crash.
An Arverne homeless shelter flooded Nov. 3 when a resident pulled a sink from the wall, officials said.
A 21-year-old man was also struck in the right leg during the gunplay.
The boat, which began running in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy, was not permanently funded by the city.
The proposed site's location near five schools was a problem, politicians said.
The borough features the largest kids parade and two events to toss and smash up old pumpkins.
Smith saved more than a dozen people on Oct. 29, 2012, and died two months later in Puerto Rico.
PSEG's plan, in its second phase, has also cut funding to programs in Rockaway.
Jai'Launi and Aniya Tinglin, both 4, were killed in the April 19 fire in Far Rockaway.
Local representatives were informed Monday about the plan to open a shelter on Beach 8th Street.
Residential buildings are trying to weather another possible hurricane with new flood-proofing tactics.
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