Rockaway Beach was on the list for areas of New York City deemed Zone A for evacuation purposes, and by Sunday night, Hurricane Sandy had sent the floodwaters rising.
A 33-year-old man was killed overnight in a crash in Rockaway Beach.
The Coast Guard’s New York Command Center received a Mayday call at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday that six people were in the water after their vessel capsized.
If you’d like to get on the water, but aren’t quite ready to book passage on a cruise or sign on with a cargo ship, check out the organizations that follow. They’ll give you sea legs in no time.
The Rockaways suffered something of an unsavory reputation in the 90s and early aughts, but new construction, a slew of recent noshing opportunities and a renovated 5.5-mile boardwalk have encouraged a new generation of surfers, hipsters, families and hangers-out to discover the Queens and Brooklyn shores. It’s an easy trek on the A train or by car, so as the Ramones once warbled, “hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach” and discover what some are now calling Williamsburg by the sea.
No longer do beach-goers have to settle for cafeteria hot dogs and hamburgers, some of the city’s best eats can be found a boardwalk away from the beach.
A new plan to use extra sand to shore up an eroded section of Rockaway Beach has residents in an uproar.
New rides, a polished-up boardwalk and gorgeous sands and surf are bringing thousands to Coney Island to start their summer.
Two years ago, he was an engineer sitting behind a desk. Then he walked across the country. Now, he’s trying to top that!
What could be better than hitting the beach on a sizzling summer day? For savvy New Yorkers, it’s finding a beach that’s free, relatively close and subway accessible. Watch out for riptides and have fun! […]
Rockaway Beach in Queens has long been written off by many as a community in decline, but now things are looking up.
The mayor of Cork, Ireland joined Mayor Bloomberg in Rockaway Beach on Saturday for their annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Residents also celebrated with a parade in Hoboken, New Jersey.
They say timing in life is everything, but little Carson Jones arrived a little early in a New Hyde Park hospital parking lot.
Summer is almost over, but it is not too late to enjoy all things water related. Here’s a look at some of our favorite free beaches and pools in the city. BEACHES Rockaway Beach and […]