They said it has has been a lifeline for them since supertorm Sandy, according to State Assemblyman Philip Goldfeder.
The Friends of Rockaway has received a grant of more than $721,000 from the American Red Cross.
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.
The Rockaways were particularly hard hit by superstorm Sandy, but you can help them rebuild in a rather unusual way.
A family from the Rockaways was reunited with a beloved dog after Superstorm Sandy – but now the dog is missing again, and the family suspects she was stolen.
After seven months of limited service and an estimated $650 million in hurricane damage, regular service on the A train is rolling through the Rockaways.
“As I walk around and there’s an mixture of confusion and grief and just so much uncertainty, that’s exactly what we felt six months ago.”
A rally was held Sunday urging the New York City Parks Department to pick up the pace in replacing the Rockaway Beach boardwalk that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the MTA has worked since the storm to rebuild 1,500 feet of washed-out tracks, replace miles of signal, power and communications wires and rehabilitate two stations that were completely flooded.
Police were still investigating the cause of the accident. Cross Bay Boulevard was to remain shut down in both directions for an indefinite period of time, officials said.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder said legislators did the hard part in 2010 when they voted to approve the $300,000 needed for three security cameras in the Rockaways.
Sandy caused billions of dollars in damage and left tens of thousands of people homeless after coming ashore Oct. 29. Six months later, major issues including housing, business, tourism and coastal protection still remain.
Construction crews are working around the clock to get the Rockaway boardwalk reconstructed in time for the start of summer.
Police said 49-year-old Lloyd Deslorimonte apparently lost control of the vehicle before it rammed into the Arverne Pilgrim Church on Beach Channel Drive.
Residents of Rockaway Beach descended on City Hall in Lower Manhattan Saturday, demanding that their beaches be rebuilt right now.