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Hurricane Sandy Recovery

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Construction Begins on First Phase of Rockaway Boardwalk Rebuild

The project began Monday with the removal of some of the concrete pilings. 

Rockaway Beach »

Arts Group Beautifying Sandy-Damaged Rockaways With Murals

The murals will be painted by street artists known around the world.

Rockaway Park »

Mayor Appoints New Leadership to Reboot Sandy Recovery Efforts

The mayor announced new hires and a streamlined process for its problematic Build It Back program.

Far Rockaway »

Teens Push to Create Rockaway Freeway Bike and Pedestrian Path

The path would be especially useful since Sandy demolished the boardwalk, the group said.

Far Rockaway »

Dozens of Boardwalk Rebuilding Jobs Up for Grabs for Rockaways Residents

A job fair was set for Wednesday, March 26, at P.S. 30 in Far Rockaway.

Rockaway Beach »

Rockaway Beach Renewal Work Delayed to Protect Rare Birds

Federal officials are pushing back post-Sandy reconstruction work for the sake of the piping plover.

Belle Harbor »

Schumer Says City 'Taking Sweet Time' Dispersing Sandy Aid

Schumer was in the Rockaways to discuss a relief bill for flood insurance.

Rockaway Beach »

Fort Tilden Beach Set to Reopen This Summer After Sandy Debris Cleanup

Cleanup of the secluded beach will start 16 months after the storm, officials said.

Rockaway Beach »

Cost of Controversial Beach Shacks Increases by $8.5M

The cost of the beachside bathrooms and lifeguard shacks rose from $105 million to $113.5 million.

Far Rockaway »

No Single-Family Homes Fixed With Build It Back Funds Since Sandy

The Build It Back program has spent a small portion of its multi-million dollar budget.

Rockaway Beach »

Lights, New Scoreboard Will Shine on Hurricane-Damaged Roller Rink

The beachfront hockey rink in Rockaway Beach will begin construction in the fall.

Rockaway Beach »

Rockaway Ferry Floats On Through May, But Trip Will Cost Nearly Double

The ferry was brought to the peninsula in November 2012 after the A train was damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Far Rockaway »

Rockaway Bathrooms Installed Despite Presence of Endangered Birds

The pricey beach bathrooms were installed during piping plover nesting season.

Far Rockaway »

Rockaway Boardwalk Project Delayed by Rare Bird Nesting

Work will have to stop twice to accommodate the endangered Piping Plover, which nests in the area.

Rockaway Beach »

City Doesn't Know Cost for Round-the-Clock Guards for Beach Bathrooms

The Department of Design and Construction said it is still negotiating the rate for the guards.

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