The Rockaways

Sen. Charles Schumer calls on the U.S. Senate to pass the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act at a news conference on March 10, 2014 in Belle Harbor, Queens. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Schumer, Rockaway Residents To Senate: Pass Flood Insurance Bill

The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Michael Grimm, R-Staten Island, would cap yearly premium increases at 18 percent.

03/10/2014

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Man Remains Hospitalized After Police-Involved Shooting In Queens

Police say the man, 25, was shot after he pointed his gun at officers.

11/17/2013

Work continues on a new pavilion at Rockaway Beach following the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, which destroyed large parts of the boardwalk, on October 29, 2013.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Photos: From Despair To Repair, One Year After Superstorm Sandy

Many residents of the Rockaways and neighboring Breezy Point are reflecting on the progress made over the past year while acknowledging the problems still evident. Meanwhile, In New Jersey, the Seaside Heights boardwalk and amusement park remains under construction one year after being partially destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, and damaged again in September 2013 by an electrical fire.

10/29/2013

The cast and crew of The Good Wife came together to help rebuild the home of a Superstorm Sandy victim in The Rockaways (credit CBS 2)

Cast And Crew Of ‘The Good Wife’ Take Time To Help Sandy Victims

To celebrate the upcoming hundredth episode of the CBS smash hit The Good Wife, Julianna Margulies, co-stars Chris Noth, Josh Charles, and the entire cast and crew got together to help rebuild six homes in the Rockaways.

10/26/2013

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The Rockaways Wants Everyone To Know: ‘We’re Stronger Than The Storm,’ Too

Businesses in the Rockaways are still struggling to get back to normal, but a group of high school students want to give them a boost using their artistic talents.

08/02/2013

The ruins of a destroyed home sit in the sand on November 21, 2012 in Mantoloking, New Jersey. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

6 Months After Superstorm Sandy, Signs Of Progress But More To Be Done

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.

04/29/2013

Damage in Gerritsen Beach following Superstorm Sandy. (Credit 1010 WINS Reporter Gary Baumgarten)

Volunteers Descend On New York’s Tough Spots As Post Sandy Recovery Effort Continues

Gerritsen Beach was not the only part of the city to make steps towards recovery; the New York City Housing Authority reported that as of Saturday heat and hot water had been restored to ninety-six percent of buildings affected by the storm, including all Rockaway developments.

11/17/2012

The Rockaways (credit: CBS 2)

The Best And Worst Of Humanity On Display In The Rockaways, Volunteers Reach Out While Looters Terrorize Storm Victims

Looters posing as Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) workers have been knocking on doors late at night, but locals said that help has yet to arrive.

11/03/2012

Endangered Egg (Credit: CBS 2)

Trespasser Accused Of Destroying Piping Plovers’ Endangered Eggs In Breezy Point

Someone allegedly trespassed onto Gateway National Park restricted land, ripped open netting that protects the struggling piping plovers and removed and crushed eight baby eggs that were days from hatching.

07/20/2012