Tag: rockaway-park

Rockaway lifeguards compete in annual Olympics-style event

Aug. 3, 2023 By John Schilling More than 100 lifeguards gathered on Beach 106th Street in Rockaway Park on Monday, July 31, to participate in the 2023 NYC Parks Lifeguard Games, an Olympics-style event that tests the participants’ “strength, teamwork, skill and lifesaving prowess” through friendly competition. The annual event was first held in Rockaway…
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City completes reconstruction project featuring ‘porous pavement’ to combat flooding in Rockaway Park

Jun. 14, 2023 By John Schilling Representatives from city agencies gathered together in Rockaway Park on Tuesday, June 13, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce the completion of the $16.6 million infrastructure project dedicated to rebuilding the peninsula’s Beach 108th Street.  Among the block’s newest features is 11,000 square feet of new permeable concrete slabs,…
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FDNY battles late night fire in Rockaway Park

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…
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