It took months of mucking, gutting and rebuilding, but Superstorm-affected Rockaway residents will now be able to kick back with a glass of red this summer at the peninsula’s first wine bar.
(2 months and 2 days ago)
A Rockaway nonprofit group that has raised more than $1 million for their storm-battered neighbors say it’s only the beginning of their fight to ensure the recovery of their beloved community. The Graybeards, an 11-year-old Rockaway volunteer group, has donated Home Depot gift cards and checks to more than 800 struggling families so far since Superstorm Sandy struck, group...
(16 days ago)
Rockaway residents, already battered by a storm that left their peninsula hobbled for months, are facing another test of patience. City contractors armed with an ear-splitting pile driver are working day and night to get the beachfront ready for the summer.
(1 month and 11 days ago)
When Superstorm Sandy tore through Rockaway, shuttering grocery stores for months, many locals were left without many food options. The situation underscored what many on the peninsula say is an already limited access to produce, and several local groups are now pushing to create area farmers markets as a solution.
(2 months and 23 days ago)
A Sandy relief group that provided meals to storm-impacted families is now hoping to feed Rockaway in a novel way. Shore Soup Project recently started an online petition to open a pay-as-you-can restaurant on the peninsula. People who dine there can either donate a suggested fee or volunteer in the community, organizers said.
(1 month and 17 days ago)
A sense of unease across the Korean peninsula. South Koreans protest against North Korea amid fears Pyongyang has moved one or more mid range missiles and could be set to launch.
(1 month and 10 days ago)
The Rockaway Beach shoreline is turning shades of blue and chartreuse in preparation for Saturday’s unofficial kick-off of the summer season. Superstorm Sandy dramatically altered the Rockaway landscape, stripping away miles of boardwalk and consuming tons of sand.
(1 day ago)
A kayaker whose boat overturned between the Key Peninsula and McNeil Island Monday night died early this morning, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.Read more : http://blog.thenewstribune.com/crime/2013/03/19/kayaker-whose-boat-flipped-near-key-peninsula-dies-at-hospital/
(2 months and 4 days ago)
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's Interior Ministry told police in the Sinai peninsula to raise a state of emergency after obtaining intelligence that jihadists might attack their forces there, state news agency MENA reported.
(2 months and 14 days ago)
A steadfast Rockaway filmmaker refused to let Sandy end his production and now his work will be showcased to the world. “Stand Clear of the Closing Doors,” a film shot in the Rockaways about an autistic boy who gets lost on the subway, was recently picked as an official 2013 Tribeca Film Festival selection.
(2 months and 8 days ago)
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