Rockaways

150 students from PS 197 in the Rockaways arrived at the "North Pole" to meet Santa Claus, Dec. 4, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Students Impacted By Sandy Get Trip To ‘North Pole’ To Meet Santa

About 150 students from PS 197 in the Rockaways were greeted by Santa’s elves as they arrived for the trip of a lifetime.

12/04/2013

Some of the many Christmas decorations at Joe Mure's display in the Rockaways. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

After Being Dimmed By Sandy, Rockaways Christmas Display Coming Back To Light

Joe Mure and his helpers are hard at work putting the huge wreath, 30-foot toy soldiers, Santa’s sleigh, a carousel up for the holiday season and hundreds of thousands of lights.

11/10/2013

Veterans Volunteer In Rockaways

Veterans Volunteer For Project To Repair Sandy-Damaged Homes

Many veterans were taking part in a different kind of service Saturday, helping those who have continued to suffer a year after Superstorm Sandy.

11/09/2013

NYPD Squad Car

Police: Man Arrested After Argument At Queens Nursing Home Turns Fatal

Around 1:30 a.m., officers responded to a 911 call of an assault at Beacon Nursing Home in the Rockaways, police said.

10/30/2013

Rockaway Free Clinic (credit: CBS 2)

Free Clinic Opens In Rockaway Park To Fill Void Left By Sandy

Doctors of the World USA has opened a free clinic in Rockaway Park to treat residents even if they don’t have health insurance.

10/24/2013

Nov. 6, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

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

Rockaway Community Park Rebuilding

Volunteers Gather To Rebuild Park Destroyed By Sandy In Rockaways

Thousands of people took time out of their busy schedules Saturday to plant trees lost in a park in the Rockaways after Superstorm Sandy.

10/19/2013

A humpback whale is spotted near the Rockaways in this video still image. (credit: CBS 2)

Humpback Whales ‘Hanging Out’ Near The Rockaways

Humpback whales have been spotted just a few hundred yards from the Queens shoreline.

09/24/2013

NYPD Cruiser (file / credit: D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Driver Expected To Be Charged In Crash That Killed 2 In Rockaways

Charges were pending Saturday evening against the driver who police blamed for a crash that killed two teenage boys in the Rockaways.

08/24/2013

Rockaways residents say bathrooms installed after Sandy are falling apart. The city said the modular solutions are a work-in-progress. (Credit CBS 2)

Rockaways Residents: New Storm-Proof Bathrooms Are Falling Apart

Railings held together by duct tape, shaky steps, plastic wraps, and rust marked the brand new bathrooms. Residents said the new facilities are not what they expected.

08/23/2013

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

What Remains Of The Boardwalk In The Rockaways, Nov. 4, 2012. (file/credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Massive Replenishment Project To Begin Along Rockaway Beach

Sen. Charles Schumer announced Sunday that the machines are in place and ready to begin pumping more than three million cubic yards of sand between Beach 19th Street and Beach 149th Street.

08/04/2013

Natural Gas

Opponents Furious At Plans For Gas Pipeline Under Brooklyn, Rockaways

Opponents protested Sunday against a planned natural gas pipeline that would pass through Brooklyn and the Rockaways.

07/14/2013

Yankees players with Rockaway Special Athletes, as part of Yankees HOPE Week 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Yankees Launch HOPE Week By Playing Ball With Rockaway Special Athletes

Some New York Yankees stopped by the Rockaways Monday, to praise one church that pitched in to help another affected by superstorm Sandy.

07/08/2013

Residents of the Rockaways hold petitions for ferry service on the steps of City Hall - June 28, 2013 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Rockaway Residents Petition For Continuation Of Ferry Service

They said it has has been a lifeline for them since supertorm Sandy, according to State Assemblyman Philip Goldfeder.

06/28/2013

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