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WNYC News

Summer Is Construction Season in the Rockaways

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Welcome to the new beach season in the Rockaways. But beware the backhoes.

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WNYC News

New Survey Lets You Design New Rockaway Boardwalk

Thursday, October 31, 2013

What kind of boardwalk would you like to walk on? One with smooth concrete or or one that's rougher? Colorful or sparkly? The Parks Department is seeking input from the public before it finalizes plans to rebuild the Sandy-damaged boardwalk in the Rockaways.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Building Human Infrastructure in the Rockaways

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

In the year since Sandy, affected neighborhoods have started to rebuild, but also prepare for their response to the next storm.  Jaime Jordan, one of the founders of Rockaway Help, talks about the work she and her neighbors are doing in the Rockaways to build up social infrastructure as a key part of disaster response.

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Schoolbook

Sandy Minute-by-Minute: At 4 PM, Signs that a School is Back

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

One year ago, Sandy took its toll on thousands of New Yorkers -- and dozens of New York City school buildings. Scholars' Academy in Rockaway Beach has been slowly rebuilding after the storm flooded the building's first floor.

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WNYC News

Sandy Minute-by-Minute: At 7 AM, Living Without a Boardwalk

Monday, October 21, 2013

Rockaway resident John Cori says the loss of the beloved boardwalk is a daily reminder of the storm and how far the area has to go. As someone who used to work at the World Trade Center, he say it reminds him of the physical losses of that tragedy.

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WNYC News

International Relief Charity Opens First U.S. Clinic in Rockaways

Monday, September 23, 2013

The relief group Doctors of the World, which operates in war torn nations like Syria, Mali and Somalia is opening its first U.S. clinic, in the Rockaways. The organization provided aid immediately following Sandy and decided to set up a brick and mortar medical clinic in Rockaway Beach, Queens.

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WNYC News

Still Struggling in Sandy’s Wake, Rockaway Sheds Half Its Summer Beach-Goers

Saturday, August 31, 2013

At the start of summer, the Rockaways looked more like a construction zone than a beach destination. Its popular concession stand was still being renovated. The boardwalk that spanned most of the neighborhood’s 6.2 miles was washed away. Work trucks and trash littered the beach.

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WNYC News

Catching the Wave: Black Surfing Scene Takes Off in the Rockaways

Thursday, June 20, 2013

"I was like, ‘Wow, black guy surfing?’ And they were all crowding around him like he was freaking Mick Jagger or something." — Louis Harris, who was inspired to surf by fellow black athlete.

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WNYC News

The 'Most Expensive Beach in America' Gets More So

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

This summer the beaches in the Rockaways may be more crowded than in past years. That's because there is less beach to bask on: Sandy made it a lot narrower. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will start to replace that lost sand, making the most expensive beach in America even more costly.

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Know Your Neighbor

Riding the Waves in a Damaged City: A Surfer's Return to Rockaway Beach

Monday, May 20, 2013

VIDEO. Area beaches officially reopen to visitors this weekend for swimmers, the first time since Sandy ravaged the area. But for the city's surfers, the beaches never closed. Surfer Michael Miller was back at Rockaway Beach a mere five weeks after the storm.

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WNYC News

City to Get $1.77B in Sandy Aid

Friday, May 10, 2013

"Are there going to be strings attached?” — Michael Murr, of hard-hit Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, who is paying for repairs to his home out of pocket.

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WNYC News

Future of the Rockaways Hinges on a Successful Summer

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

On the Rockaway peninsula in Queens catastrophic damages from Sandy are still visible, and many residents and business owners wonder if anyone will come to a beach that’s still under construction this summer.

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WNYC News

Show Goes on at Theatre Program in Rockaways After Sandy

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

One of the casualties from Sandy was a wardrobe of costumes and props from the drama program at the Scholars’ Academy in Rockaway Beach, Queens collected over the past seven years. The combined middle school and high school was one of the last in the city to re-open after Sandy. And now the drama department is rushing to prepare for a performance of Stephen Sondheim’s "Into the Woods" before the school year ends. 

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WNYC News

Parks Department Proposals for Beach Roil Rockaway Residents

Friday, February 22, 2013

Will the beaches in the Rockaways, badly damaged by Sandy, be ready for the summer? 

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WNYC News

Businesses Still Waiting for Relief in the Rockaways

Monday, January 14, 2013

Despite all the fund raising and promises of recovery, when it comes to getting small businesses in Queens up and running after Sandy, the federal government has approved 37 loans for the entire borough, while the city has given out only 28. In the Rockaways, where much of the area was without heat and power for weeks after the storm, it’s given 9 loans.

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Stained Glass

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market takes a peek inside a different specialty store and showcases the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity. See the slideshow.

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Niche Market | Surf Shop

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market takes a peek inside a different specialty store and showcases the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity. Slideshow below.

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Features

Concession Confessions: Eating Like a King at Rockaway Beach in Queens

Monday, June 20, 2011

It's time to disregard your mother's advice about waiting 30 minutes between eating and swimming. Because at that rate, you may never take a dip in the ocean at Rockaway Beach in Queens. This summer, the boardwalk offers a new all-star lineup of gourmet eats for beach-going epicures. Check out a slideshow of new eats here.

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