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CBS 2 Exclusive: Rockaway Beachgoers Say Parks Department Guard Is A Bully

Beachgoers claim they are being harassed and threatened by a New York City Department of Parks and Recreation security officer, and new exclusive video shows a heated confrontation right on the shore.

22 hours ago

Beachgoers at Coney Island (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

CBS New York Guide To Free Beaches In NYC

Labor Day Weekend is upon us and with that is possibly your last chance to hit the beach this summer. If you’re looking to soak up some rays this holiday weekend, here are some free beaches in New York City.

CBS New York–08/29/2014

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Scientist: Dead Shark That Washed Up In Amagansett Was A Great White

A Stony Brook University scientist says a dead shark that washed up on the beach on Long Island was a great white.

08/02/2014

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Rockaway of Ages: Cookout Food Truck

The Cookout, a new food truck from the team behind Lodge and Urban Rustic will spend the summer parked at the famed Rockaway Beach Surf Club, a beachside restaurant slash bar slash venue.

07/10/2014

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5 Best Ways to Get On The Water In NYC

Standing on a city block, amidst steel-and-glass skyscrapers and honking taxis, you’ll be forgiven for forgetting that Manhattan is actually an island. In the midst of the brutal heat, check out these ways to get on the water.

CBS New York–07/09/2014

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Great White Shark Spotted Off Rockaway Beach

Steven Fernandez and his friends caught the baby great white off Rockaway Beach Sunday.

06/24/2014

Officers salute the coffin of Ofc. Dennis Guerra at his funeral on Apr. 14, 2014. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Thousands Say Goodbye To Dennis Guerra, NYPD Officer Killed In Coney Island Fire

Thousands of cops lined the streets at Officer Dennis Guerra’s funeral at the St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Rockaway Beach, Queens.

04/14/2014

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NYC’s 5 Best Bloody Marys

Summer nights are meant for fun and friends, but when you’ve had a little too much fun you may find yourself calling those same friends for some hangover brunch du jour. Here’s where to go for the […]

12/30/2013

Builders construct new homes in an area that was heavily damaged by fire in Superstorm Sandy on October 22, 2012 in Breezy Point.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

One Year After Sandy, Communities Rebuilding For Future Storms

Sandy’s damage was devastating and deadly. The storm was blamed for at least 68 deaths in New York and 71 in New Jersey with property damages estimated at $65 billion.

10/29/2013

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FDNY Launches Fire Safety Campaign In Areas Devastated By Sandy

Meantime, nearly a year after Sandy hit, residents of the Rockaways said there is still much work to be done despite some big progress.

10/21/2013

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Sandy-Affected Areas Feeling Impact Of Gloomy Holiday Weekend

Shore communities all across the Tri-State Area were hoping for one last boost before the unofficial end of summer on Labor Day, but Mother Nature wasn’t cooperating.

09/01/2013

Beach 116th Street in the Rockaways (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Beach Bummer In Queens, Some Beaches Shut For Sand Replenishment

Rockaway Beach was off limits between 110th Street and beach 130th Street as crews worked to replenish sand that was washed away by Sandy.

08/31/2013

Beach 116th Street in the Rockaways (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Rockaway Residents Upset By Labor Day Weekend Beach Closures

The closures will take place on a stretch from Beach 110th Street to Beach 130th Street and Beach 88th Street to Beach 93rd Street.

08/30/2013

Artists sculpted sandcastles on Rockaway Beach on Friday. (Credit Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Artists Hit Rockaway Beach To Sculpt Annual Sandcastle Display

The sand castles will remain in place for the neighborhood to enjoy, unless the rain washes them away.

08/09/2013

Bay wall in Arverne in the Rockaways, August 5, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Rockaways Residents, Lawmaker Call On City To Repair Destroyed Bay Wall

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder on Monday called on the city to provide immediate funding to repair the bulkhead on the border of the Rockaway Peninsula and Jamaica Bay.

08/05/2013

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