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Protesters call on the city to preserve the Rockaway Ferry on Thursday, Aug. 21. (Credit: CBS 2)

Rockaway Residents Take To City Hall In Fight To Keep Ferry

Residents of the Rockaway Peninsula took their battle to City Hall Thursday as they fight to keep their ferry service.

9 hours ago

It was so chilly at local beaches that even lifeguards were bundled up. (Credit: CBS 2)

In Spite Of Chilly Summer Weather Some New Yorkers Still Braved The Beach

It has not exactly been a stereotypical hazy, hot, and humid New York City summer. There have only been a few days with temperatures above 90 degrees.

08/15/2014

Police say they recovered this 9 mm gun from a suspect charged in the shooting of a 12-year-old girl in the Rockaways on Aug. 9, 2014. (credit: NYPD)

2 Charged In Connection With Shooting Of 12-Year-Old Girl In Rockaways

Police have announced the arrests of two teens after a 12-year-old girl was shot in the leg during a pick-up basketball game in Queens on Saturday.

08/10/2014

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12-Year-Old Girl Shot In Leg In Queens

A young girl has been injured in a shooting in the Arverne section of Queens, police said.

08/09/2014

Anthony Weiner (credit: CBS 2)

Anthony Weiner Announces Non-Profit Restaurant In Rockaways

The Rockaway Restoration Kitchen will offer locally-produced food in a neighborhood still recovering from Superstorm Sandy.

08/09/2014

Anthony Weiner speaks to Marcia Kramer on Aug. 2, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Anthony Weiner Cooking Up Way To Give Back To Rockaways

Weiner says the restaurant project is in its very early stages and intends the eatery to have a nutritious menu, be locally-sourced and provide a training ground for locals to make them more employable.

08/08/2014

Anthony Weiner, a candidate for New York City mayor, visits a senior center in Manhattan on August 13, 2013. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Report: Anthony Weiner Planning Nonprofit Restaurant In Rockaways

A published report Thursday said former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner is planning to open a restaurant in the Rockaways.

08/07/2014

Beachgoers on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. (Credit: CBS 2)

6 Lifeguards Accused Of Smoking Marijuana On The Job In The Rockaways

Lifeguards have been lighting up while working at a city beach, and they haven’t been smoking cigarettes.

07/10/2014

Water rescue in Jamaica Bay on June 24, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive Video: Couple Rescued From Jet Ski After 9 Hours

The couple was reported missing three hours into their nighttime joy ride, but it took emergency crews another six hours to find them because their watercraft had no running lights.

06/24/2014

Rockaway Pipeline

Natural Gas Pipeline Construction Worries Rockaway Peninsula Beachgoers

Construction rigs for a natural gas pipeline have been set up on the ocean, and they are not going anywhere for a while. And the project is making waves.

06/20/2014

Passengers were rescued from this Seastreak ferry that got stuck in Jamaica Bay on May 28, 2014. (credit: U.S. Coast Guard)

Passengers Rescued After Seastreak Ferry Runs Aground In Jamaica Bay

No injuries were reported, but 29 people had to be removed from the 55-foot vessel.

05/28/2014

A prekindergarten class (file/credit: Getty Images)

Volunteers To Help Sandy-Ravaged Rockaways Facility Get Ready For Universal Pre-K

Work gets under way this week at the West End Temple to transform the ruins of Sandy into Mayor Bill de Blasio’s much talked about vision for pre-K.

03/31/2014

Bethel AME Church Food Pantry in Rockaway, Queens reopens 17 months after Superstorm Sandy (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Rockaways Food Pantry Celebrates Reopening 17 Months After Sandy

Bethel AME Church Food Pantry was rocked by Superstorm Sandy last year and after being denied insurance money, was able to reopen with the help of New York Cares.

03/30/2014

Off-duty firefighters pull driver from wrecked car after he lost control in Queens (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Off-Duty Firefighters Pull Motorist From Wrecked Car In Queens

The driver was heading northbound on Beach Channel Drive, leaving the Rockaways when it hit a small pond-sized puddle of water and lost control.

03/29/2014

The body of Quynton Ross (inset) was discovered on a beach in Edgemere on Monday, March 24, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Police: Queens Man Found Inside Garbage Bag Died Of Gunshot Wound

The medical examiner has classified the death of a Queens, man whose body was found inside a garbage bag in the Rockaways, as a homicide.

03/26/2014

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