The "mini-bowl" needs a coating and plywood to help it stand up to use and the nearby ocean's humidity.
The Parks Department has a plan to remove 29 trees from the parkway.
Thousands of trees are still suffering the long-term effects of Hurricane Sandy.
Yellow bike lane markers included in city renderings haven't been added to the boardwalk.
Protesters were told to stand hundreds of feet away from Friday's unveiling of the Rockaway boardwalk.
The bill, sponsored by Councilman Vincent Ignizio, was approved by the mayor.
Portia Dyrenforth will begin in Rockaway on April 13.
The EDC asked for a total of $67.3 million for dunes, new access points and to pay for concrete planks.
The largest ever single FEMA grant will repair and fortify 33 NYCHA developments.
The Comptroller's Office released an audit of the program and found it still had major flaws.
Andrew Field has been the chef of Rockaway Taco since it opened in 2007.
The Sandy-damaged beach will eventually undergo renovations to boost its resiliency.
Crews will install new seating, water fountains and an electrical scoreboard, officials said.
Esther Grillo, 61, spent six years turning downtrodden bus shelters into memorable pieces of art.
The Parks Department's plan to rebuild a playground may require tearing down a piece of art.
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