Who’s Who Tom Hughes, Beach 116th Street Partnership By Katie McFadden Tell Us About Yourself I was born in Far Rockaway, in St. Joseph’s Hospital which is now St. John’s. I lived on Beach 21st Streetuntil I was 18. I went to St. Mary Star of the Sea grammar school and Far Rockaway High School. When […]
Beach 116th Street Partnership, businesses working together to get back on their feet http://queenscourier.com/2014/beach-116th-street-partnership-businesses-working-together-to-get-back-on-their-feet/By Maggie Hayes Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 10:18 AM EST THE COURIER/Photos by Maggie Hayes Mark Mina, Beach 116th Street business owner, had to rebuild completely after his former office space burned down during Sandy. Now, his business and others on the […]
A Tree Glows In Rockaway By Dan Guarino Hundreds attended the Holiday Street and Tree Lighting Celebration on Beach 116th Street on December 4th. Good cheer was shared by all. Photos by Laura Deckelman and Dan GuarinoIn another first since the storm, the Rockaway community celebrated the biggest tree lighting in years on Beach 116th […]
Flatow couldn’t let that happen. “I couldn’t let my children see me give up,” she says. With the help of one friend who believed enough in her to give her a $10,000 loan, three months after the storm Flatow started cooking again. The winter was rough. Rockaway was a ghost town. Many residents were still […]
NY1 VIDEO: Rockaway Park’s local merchants association is hoping a tour along its commercial corridor that was hosted Saturday will convince new businesses to set up shop in their neighborhood. http://www.ny1.com/content/pages/194339/rockaway-park-group-hopes-tour-convinces-new-businesses-to-set-up-shop
They are more than just signs of life along Beach 116th St. in Rockaway. A set of new awnings and storefronts is giving the commercial strip, slammed hard by Hurricane Sandy, a more uniform and clean look. Now merchants are hoping a fledgling effort to fill up vacant storefronts and showcase decrepit hotels will help […]
Spirits are high at Tom Hughes’ spirits and wine shop in Rockaway Park. “We had pretty good foot traffic over the summer,” said Hughes. A year after Hurricane Sandy, his Station Liquor Store on Beach 116th Street is making a comeback. Sandy flooded his store with more than four feet of water. He lost $250,000 […]
Beach 116th Street can become a resilient goods hub for local residents and a shopping, dining, and hospitality destination for visitors through projects including: temporary and permanent measures to protect merchandise and equipment in street-level businesses; rear lot expansions to provide additional elevated space during flooding; a “shift” development of retail from the bay edge […]
A decades old butcher shop that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy celebrated its reopening Monday at a new address on Beach 116th Street — as part of a celebration of businesses that were fixed up through a pilot program to fix commercial districts in the city. Curran’s Superior Meats, on Beach 116th Street in Rockaway Park, was one […]
Long established and loved on Beach 129th Street, Curran’s Superior Meats decided to move to Beach 116th Street after Sandy and start a new chapter. Although it operated during the summer months, Curran’s will have its official grand opening and reveal its new storefront on Monday, October 21st at 12:30 p.m. The new storefront comes […]
“Food and art. What a beautiful thing,” Claudette Flatow, owner of Cuisine by Claudette said, speaking of an upcoming event at her restaurant which will feature both. On Friday, October 18th at 6 p.m., Flatow will be hosting an art show and sale at her restaurant at 143 Beach 116th Street which will feature a […]
Tom Murphy, left, and George England — owners of storied Curran’s Superior Meats at 239 Beach 116th street in the Rockaways, are finally back in business after Hurricane Sandy In anticipation of next week’s grant opening! Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/curran-superior-butcher-shop-back-sandy-article-1.1368842#ixzz2fGpTGMl1
It was a somber day for many residents marking the 12th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks, including in a park in Rockaway Park, where an emotional ceremony that almost didn’t happen this year because of Hurricane Sandy was held. See more here
Small businesses are getting more assistance from the City. After a successful pilot program, the Small Business Storefront Improvement Program has been launched to give even more business owners who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy the opportunity to repair their storefronts. In May, the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) announced a […]
Rockaway has never – never – had its plate quite so full. We heard someone say the Marshall Plan is underway for Rockaway. (The Marshall Plan is what they call the reconstruction of Europe after World War 2). And while such a description is a bit tongue-incheek, there’s no denying Rockaway is poised to undergo […]
More help for retail businesses damaged by Sandy is on the way. The city is rolling out a Small Business Storefront Improvement Program that will provide businesses in hard-hit neighborhoods across the five boroughs with money to help repair their storm-damaged storefronts. The initiative, funded by the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and […]
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Local Students Put Together YouTube Video Highlighting Greatness Of The Area
New program will pump $500,000 to fix battered storefronts in one of Rockaway’s primary beach gateways.
City agencies are helping merchants band together, clean up and market the commercial strip.
Hurricane Sandy wrecked many local businesses in the Rockaways, and now, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder is trying to give the area a much-needed business boost by urging major retailers and companies to see the Rockaways as an investment opportunity. Many of these opportunities are already available on Beach 116th Street in Rockaway Park. Video Here
Volunteer Architects Offer Future Path By Norm Scott A 4-person team of volunteers from the American Institute of Architects published a report at the tail end of a 4-day trip to Rockaway over the June 7th weekend. The group, part of AIA’s Regional and Urban Design Assistance Teams (r/udaT) held two town hall meetings. The […]
On a day with gray skies, wind, and rain threatening; after months of uncertainty and fighting to recover from Sandy – Rockaway Beach was reopened last Friday to greet 2013 beachgoers. “This is a four year capital project, and we did it in five months,” said Parks Commissioner Veronica White at the ceremony at Beach […]
‘A’ Train Rides Again By Dan Guarino Two-hundred and thirteen days after Hurricane Sandy, the A train finally rolled into Rockaway. At a ceremony on Thursday, at the newly rebuilt Beach 116th Street Station, Federal Transportation Administrator Peter Rogoff, told the hundreds of people gathered, “Today we got the people of Rockaway all the way […]