Post Tagged with: "Far Rockaway"

Far Rockaway RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities), which runs a youth baseball league, is one of the programs at The Child Center. (Photo via The Wave)

Keeping Kids in School in Far Rockaway

Brooklyn, Social Services, Youth September 12, 2018 at 4:11 pm

The Wave writes about a youth center with locations in Far Rockaway that works to keep students from dropping out of school with the help of educational support, after-school programs and adult mentors.

Destruction left behind by Hurricane Sandy. (Photo courtesy of Rockaway Youth Task Force via Amsterdam News)

Sandy, Five Years On

Brooklyn, Environment, Metro Area, Queens October 27, 2017 at 8:48 pm

For the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, numerous community publications marked the occasion.

A rendition of the Far Rockaway plan. (Image from the EDC, via City Limits)

Rezoning Far Rockaway

Housing, Queens August 21, 2017 at 5:42 pm

The NYC EDC’s plan for rezoning Downtown Far Rockaway passed a hurdle in the City Council on Aug. 21 and seems headed for approval, City Limits reports.

Still No Relief Three Years After Sandy

Still No Relief Three Years After Sandy

Bronx, Culture, Environment, Queens, Video November 13, 2015 at 5:18 pm

This edition of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” features segments on the continuing impacts of Hurricane Sandy, on the environment and the lives of survivors, and the bilingual children’s book “Sofi and the Magic, Musical Mural,” set in the South Bronx.

Teresa and her husband, Pedro Surillo, at their Far Rockaway home. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Far Rockaway Still Reeling Three Years After Sandy

Environment, History, Queens October 29, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Three years after Hurricane Sandy, residents of Far Rockaway continue to deal with reconstruction and with a fear of Nature’s wrath, El Diario reports.

The Rockaway Boardwalk (Photo by Nick Normal, Creative commons license)

Section of Rebuilt Rockaways Boardwalk Opens

Environment, Queens May 22, 2015 at 5:26 pm

A new stretch of the boardwalk opened in the Rockaways on May 22, and The Wave reported on the commitment of the city to spending all $480 million in FEMA funds in the Rockaways.

Troubled School Comes Back with S.W.A.G.G.E.R.

Troubled School Comes Back with S.W.A.G.G.E.R.

Best of 2014, Education, Featured Posts, Queens, Voices' Picks October 3, 2014 at 5:52 pm

A new principal and a new approach motivated students at one Far Rockaway middle school.

Far Rockaway boardwalk, six weeks after Hurricane Sandy in 2012. (Photo by cgc76, Creative Commons license)

FEMA Dollars for Rockaway: More Than Budgeted by City?

Environment, In the News, Politics, Queens September 25, 2014 at 9:41 pm

The Wave reports that NYC officials are grappling with the news that FEMA will award more money to rebuild the Rockaway Boardwalk than the city budgeted.

Would WIFI help? A scene at Far Rockaway following Hurrican Sandy's onslaught in November 2012 (Photo by larryosan, Creative Commons license)

Preserving Wi-Fi in a Disaster

Environment, Queens, Technology, Youth August 11, 2014 at 5:43 pm

A mesh network with a series of routers may be installed in Far Rockaway to preserve Wi-Fi in a disaster and thereby keep community members connected, The Wave reports.

Artist's rendition of White Arkitekter's 2013 winning entry for the FAR ROC (Courtesy of FAR ROC) competitions

Far Rockaway Site: Early Test of Mayor’s Housing Plan?

Housing, In the News, Opinion, Queens May 9, 2014 at 4:07 pm

The Wave reports that local Councilman Donovan Richards is eager to move ahead with Arverne East, but its editorial page raises some red flags about affordable housing.

A pipeline that may be built in the Rockaways has caused community opposition. (Photo by Peter Eliscu via The Wave)

Controversial Rockaway Pipeline OK’d By Feds

Environment, Queens October 18, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Feds say the 3.2 mile natural gas pipeline through the Rockaways is safe but local environmentalists worry, reports The Wave.

The mission of the cooperatives is to create sources of employment for the many affected by Hurricane Sandy. (Photo by Cristina Loboguerrero via El Diario-La Prensa)

Occupy Sandy Launches Job Co-ops

Brooklyn, Business, Environment, In the News, Latino, Queens May 17, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Members of Occupy Sandy have launched a cooperative program in Far Rockaway, Queens, intended to train residents with building their own business, in hopes of creating jobs for an area hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

****: Israeli volunteers Oriya Barkai, Snani Mymon, and Elya Tzur survey damage in Sea Gate, Brooklyn. They expected to find more government help in Sandy-ravaged sections of New York’s waterfront.

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Israeli Army Volunteers Struck by Devastation and Lack of Gov’t Help

Brooklyn, Environment, In the News November 16, 2012 at 3:56 pm

A group of 12 Israeli army volunteers, veterans of war zones and relief operations, were shocked at the absence of government assistance they have found in Brooklyn, reports the The Jewish Daily Forward.