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Rockaway Beach »

4 Schools Still Without Fire Alarms After Hurricane Sandy Damage

Three schools in the city still have "fire watchers" in place of the alarms since the 2012 storm.

Arverne »

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.

Rockaway Beach »

Rockaway Boardwalk Tanning Tables to be Replaced With Planters After Outcry

The proposed "tanning tables" for the Rockaway Boardwalk have been removed after community complaints.

Edgemere »

Build It Back Pushes Through 100+ Sandy Projects to Meet Labor Day Goal

Build It Back distributed more than 500 checks and started more than 500 construction jobs by Labor Day.

Rockaway Beach »

'Tanning Tables' Proposed for Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

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

Rockaway Beach »

Giant 'ROCKAWAY' Boardwalk Sign May Be Missing 'R' for Up to a Year

The word "ROCKAWAY" on the boardwalk won't include the "R" at first — it's being built later.

Rockaway Beach »

Rockaway Writer and Artist Team Up for Kids Book About Famed Whale Statue

Whalemina was in Rockaway for nearly two decades before being destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. 

Rockaway Beach »

INTERACTIVE MAP: See Where Rockaway's Boardwalk Wood Went After Sandy

The decades-old boardwalk was made from valuable tropical hardwoods that have been repurposed.

Rockaway Beach »

Rockaway Ferry Gets Extension But No Long-Term Funding

The ride was allocated $2 million in the mayor's budget and will run through October.

Rockaway Beach »

Artists Open Gallery Space to Help Revitalize Empty Rockaway Storefront

Topless opened in a former eye doctor's office, which had been empty since the hurricane.

Rockaway Beach »

5 Miles of Rockaway Beach to Be Closed This Weekend

Five miles of Rockaway Beach will be off-limits this first official weekend of summer, the city said.

Broad Channel »

Federal Grant Will Help Restore Jamaica Bay's Oysters and Wetlands

Three projects for the bay — including one to restore oysters — won grants from the government.

Neponsit »

Bank-Owned Homes Left Abandoned After Sandy Pose Health Threat: Neighbors

Those who live alongside the toxic homes say they are being forced to move to protect their own health.

Belle Harbor »

Community Board Approves Renaming Street for Hurricane Sandy Hero

Dylan Smith saved his neighbors during Hurricane Sandy and later died while surfing in Puerto Rico.

Rockaway Park »

Rockaway Rappers Take on FEMA and Gentrifiers in Song

The trio's new single is an ode to the anxiety that remains after Hurricane Sandy.

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