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Off-Duty Officer Halts Subway Suspect

Caught On Tape: Armed Off-Duty Officer Catches Alleged Subway Harasser

A shocking scene unfolded on a subway train in Far Rockaway, Queens, this week, when a man whipped out a gun and forced another man to the ground – all to help a woman in trouble.

01/30/2014

Pinson Street in Far Rockaway, Queens, has been flooding for more than a year. (credit: CBS 2)

Flooded Far Rockaway Street Still Freezing Over, But Help Coming

Help is on the way for a Queens neighborhood whose streets have been flooding for more than a year — and in this week’s blast of bitter cold have turned to ice.

01/23/2014

PS 106 in Far Rockaway, Queens (credit: schools.nyc.gov)

Investigation Under Way Into Conditions At P.S. 106 In Far Rockaway

Principal Marcella Sills is under fire over her leadership at P.S. 106 in Far Rockaway, which was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy. More than a year later, the school still doesn’t have enough textbooks for students and other basics.

01/16/2014

PS 106 PTA Meeting

Parents Vent About Woes With Principal At Far Rockaway School

Parents have reported some signs of progress, but many remained frustrated with the principal Wednesday at beleaguered P.S. 106 in Far Rockaway, which has been slammed as the city’s worst school with its lack of textbooks and gym classes.

01/15/2014

PS 106 in Far Rockaway, Queens (credit: schools.nyc.gov)

DOE Investigating Far Rockaway School Over Allegations Of Lavish Party, Lack Of Textbooks

The school is still struggling to recover from superstorm Sandy, much like many of the families. PS 106 lost a building to the Oct. 2012 storm and students still attend class in trailers.

01/13/2014

Queens Gun Recovered

Police Catch Suspect Who Allegedly Fired At Officers In Far Rockaway

A Queens teen has been arrested and charged, after he allegedly fired a gun at officers who were chasing him.

12/28/2013

A flooded street freezes over in Far Rockaway, Queens (credit: Tracee Carrasco/CBS 2)

Flooded Streets Turning To Ice In Far Rockaway

In Far Rockaway, Queens, water has been collecting in the streets for months.

12/16/2013

Chelsea Clinton Volunteers

Chelsea Clinton Joins Volunteers To Clean Up Playground A Year After Sandy

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton joined volunteers in the Rockaways and on Staten Island to help with renewal efforts a year after Superstorm Sandy.

10/26/2013

Hospital Bed (file / credit: clipart.com)

Queens Residents Worried About Last Surviving Full-Service Hospital’s Future

More than half of the patients at St. John’s are on Medicaid which means that the hospital has been losing money for along time. The new Federal Affordable Care Act could worsen the money crunch.

08/29/2013

Handcuff (credit: clipart.com)

Teen Charged With Firing Bullet That Wounded Girl, 10, In Far Rockaway

A reputed gang member was charged Wednesday with firing the bullet that wounded as 10-year-old girl in the Far Rockaway section of Queens.

08/07/2013

Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (John Li/Getty Images)

Girl, 10, Shot While Walking Dog In Far Rockaway

A 10-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet early Saturday as she walked her dog in the Far Rockaway section of Queens.

08/03/2013

(credit: Garrett Ziegler)

5 Delicious Fish Tacos In NYC

Done well, fish tacos embody summer. A good one makes you feel the sand in your toes and salty spray in your hair, no matter how far from the beach you might actually be.

08/01/2013

Flooding on Pinson Street in Far Rockaway has residents furious at the city. (Photo: CBS 2)

Far Rockaway Residents Blast NYC Over Constant Neighborhood Flooding

There was frustration on Tuesday in a Queens neighborhood that’s plagued by flooding. Residents said the city is doing nothing to solve the problem.

07/23/2013

Far Rockaway Anti-Semitic Graffiti

Appalling Messages Of Anti-Semitic Hate Scrawled In Far Rockaway

Shocking messages of hate have been found on property across Far Rockaway, Queens – smeared across a school and synagogue.

06/24/2013

A 4-foot high concrete wall is going up along a stretch of Far Rockaway. June 19, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Storm Protection Measures Going Up Along Part Of Far Rockaway

The storm barrier of more than 7,500 bags filled with 20,000 tons of sand will stretch from Beach 55th Street to Beach 149th Street when the dune construction project begins next month.

06/19/2013

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