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Roxbury »

Local Opinion Not Enough on Fort Tilden Rehab, Parks Service Says

The Sandy-damaged beach will eventually undergo renovations to boost its resiliency.

Rockaway Park »

City Breaks Ground on New Rockaway Hockey Rink With Lights for Night Play

Crews will install new seating, water fountains and an electrical scoreboard, officials said.

Rockaway Beach »

'Surf's Up' Bus Shelter Artist Heartbroken by Possible Demolition

Esther Grillo, 61, spent six years turning downtrodden bus shelters into memorable pieces of art.

Rockaway Beach »

City Considers Demolishing Historic 'Surf's Up' Bus Shelter for New Park

The Parks Department's plan to rebuild a playground may require tearing down a piece of art.

Rockaway Beach »

INFOGRAPHIC: See How City is Spending $480 Million on Rockaway Boardwalk

FEMA has awarded a $480 million grant to rebuild the Rockaway boardwalk. 

Rockaway Beach »

FEMA Approves Nearly $500M Cash Infusion For Rockaway Boardwalk Rebuild

FEMA has approved $480 million for the project and is awaiting approval from the city and state.

Rockaway Park »

Share Your Thoughts About Plans for Nearly $1 Billion in Sandy Dollars

The comment period for the latest round of federal funding runs through Jan. 19.

Rockaway Beach »

Rockaway Ferry Sails Into the Sunset on Halloween

The boat, which began running in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy, was not permanently funded by the city.

Far Rockaway »

Far Rockaway Job Fair Brings Sandy Rebuilding Work to Area

The city is hosting a job fair to help connect locals to employers working on resiliency projects.

Rockaway Park »

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.

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.