FEMA has awarded a $480 million grant to rebuild the Rockaway boardwalk.
FEMA has approved $480 million for the project and is awaiting approval from the city and state.
The comment period for the latest round of federal funding runs through Jan. 19.
The boat, which began running in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy, was not permanently funded by the city.
The city is hosting a job fair to help connect locals to employers working on resiliency projects.
The third phase of the project will likely not meet its Memorial Day 2016 finish date, an official said.
Three schools in the city still have "fire watchers" in place of the alarms since the 2012 storm.
The shacks were under 24-hour guard while they sat on Beach 104th Street.
The proposed "tanning tables" for the Rockaway Boardwalk have been removed after community complaints.
Build It Back distributed more than 500 checks and started more than 500 construction jobs by Labor Day.
The seating areas were ripped by community members over concerns about cancer and improper use.
The word "ROCKAWAY" on the boardwalk won't include the "R" at first — it's being built later.
Whalemina was in Rockaway for nearly two decades before being destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
The decades-old boardwalk was made from valuable tropical hardwoods that have been repurposed.
The ride was allocated $2 million in the mayor's budget and will run through October.
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