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Posts Tagged ‘Rockaway Beach’

Surfers Storm Rockaway

In Get Wet, Public Waterfront, Queens on August 24, 2009 at 3:03 am

Killer waves kicked up by Hurricane Bill proved to be killer fun for city surfers yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

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just Swell! Bill’s Strength Has Surfers Psyched

In Get Wet, Natural Waterfront, Queens on August 21, 2009 at 7:28 pm

“It’ll be a swell so big and strong it will wipe clean everything that went before it.’’ Read the rest of this entry »

Rockaways' currents can be deadly if not treated with caution

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Queens on August 19, 2009 at 4:14 pm

 Powerful waves. A shifting sand bar. Deadly rip currents. The Rockaways have them all – making its waters the most treacherous in the city, experts say. Read the rest of this entry »

Ackerman seeks $500,000 for Rockaway wind study

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Queens on July 21, 2009 at 2:17 am

A collaboration between Con Edison and the Long Island Power Authority to discuss the feasibility of constructing a wind farm off the coast of the Rockaways may soon have a large infusion of cash blowing its way, thanks to U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside). Read the rest of this entry »

For Surfers, a Reprieve of Sorts

In Get Wet, Public Waterfront, Queens, Region on July 19, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Famous last words, but Long Island and Rockaway Beach wave riders may soon be able to peel off their “Surfing Is Not a Crime” bumper stickers. Read the rest of this entry »

Sun kinda wonderful for parks, shores

In Bronx, Brooklyn, Get Wet, Queens, Staten Island on May 21, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Bikinis are coming out of the closet and beachfront businesses are gearing up for the unofficial start of the summer. Read the rest of this entry »

Transplanting the Legend of the Santa Cruz Surf

In Get Wet, Public Waterfront, Queens on April 6, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Bobby Vaughn is from Santa Cruz, legendary in California for its renegade surf culture and rebel wave riders. Read the rest of this entry »

Shark tale shuts Rockaways beach

In Get Wet, Queens on August 26, 2008 at 11:35 pm

Part of Rockaway Beach is expected to reopen today after an unconfirmed shark sighting, city officials said. Read the rest of this entry »

Too Darn Hot? Hop the ‘Sea’ Train

In Brooklyn, Get Wet, Manhattan, Public Waterfront, Queens on August 15, 2008 at 6:27 pm

I was at the bottom of the ocean in Brooklyn when it dawned on me why I love New York City beaches even more than those pristine, remote shores seen in vacation brochures. Read the rest of this entry »

Groups look to boost swimming skills of immigrants and minorities

In Get Wet, Public Waterfront on August 12, 2008 at 3:30 pm

Seven-year-old Taylor Shire is too scared to play in the water at Rockaway Beach. Read the rest of this entry »