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Man pulled from surf at Rockaway Beach pronounced dead: NYPD

A man was found floating in the surf in Rockaway Beach on July 22 and he was pronounced dead at St. John's Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway a short while later.

Jul. 22, 2024 By Bill Parry A man in his 30s was pulled from the surf in Rockaway Beach early Monday morning in what is believed to be the fifth drowning at a New York City beach already this summer. Police from the 100th Precinct in Rockaway Beach responded to Beach 96th Street at…

Rockaway Beach opens swimming season after NYC strikes surprise lifeguard deal

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May. 27, 2024 By Bill Parry

Rockaway Beach welcomed back tens of thousands of New Yorkers on Saturday as the city reopened 14 miles of public beaches, one day after Mayor Eric Adams announced a surprise deal between NYC Parks and DC37, the union representing lifeguards, so more beaches could open during the Memorial Day weekend.

Rockaway Beach man killed in collision near Riis Park on Monday morning: NYPD

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Mar. 19, 2024 By Bill Parry A Rockaway Beach man was killed after crashing his vehicle into an overpass near Riis Park on Monday morning. Police from the 100th Precinct responded to a vehicle collision at the intersection of Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach Channel Drive just after 11:30 a.m. where they found the 39-year-old…
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Woman in critical condition following shark bite off Rockaway Beach

Aug. 8, 2023 By Associated Press A woman was critically injured when a shark bit her on the leg while she was swimming at a New York City beach, officials said. The 50-year-old woman was swimming off Rockaway Beach just before 6 p.m. Monday when a shark bit her on the left leg, the…

Musician starts petition to honor the Ramones with new amphitheater in Rockaway Beach

Jul. 7, 2023 By John Schilling The Ramones, the famous punk rock band established in Queens in 1974, could find its name enshrined in the Rockaway Beach community, if one local gets his wish.  A new amphitheater opened near the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk between Beach 94th and Beach 95th Street this past spring, sparking suggestions…
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100th Precinct Community Council says farewell to longtime members

Jul. 3, 2023 By John Schilling The 100th Precinct Community Council in Rockaway Beach returned to its traditional in-person format at the Knights of Columbus on Beach 90th Street on June 28 after three years of meeting virtually on Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “It’s good to see everybody in person,” said 100th Precinct…
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