A man is in critical condition after he was pulled from the surf in Rockaway Beach by good Samaritans on Thursday evening. The 31-year-old swimmer and another man nearly drowned after they ignored the familiar red no swimming flags posted at Beach 86th Street and went into the ocean, according to the FDNY.
Aug. 9, 2023 By Bill Parry The city’s Parks Department reopened the beaches along the 10-mile stretch of the Rockaways Wednesday morning after a thorough search of the shoreline determined it was safe to allow swimmers back into the water. The FDNY and NYPD used drone technology to ensure the shoreline was clear after an… Read More
Jul. 23, 2023 By Zachary Gewelb A 59-year-old woman died in a box fire inside of a Dickens Street home in Far Rockaway Saturday evening, according to authorities. First responders received a call regarding a residential fire at 10-46 Dickens St. at approximately 7:30 p.m. on July 22. According to the FDNY, the fire was… Read More
Apr. 14, 2023 By Zachary Gewelb Firefighters extinguished a garage fire that extended to a private residence in Rockaway Park late Thursday night, according to the FDNY. The FDNY received a call at 9:37 p.m. on April 14 regarding a fire at 125-15 Newport Ave. FDNY responded to the blaze with 12 units consisting of… Read More
Mar. 1, 2023 By Bill Parry FDNY fire marshals have determined that exploding lithium-ion batteries on e-bikes have caused more than two dozen fires injuring nearly 40 people and killing two already this year. The frequency of the blazes linked to the recharging of the batteries is four times higher than this time last year…. Read More