Beach 116th Street Partnership, businesses working together to get back on their feet-The Queens Courier

Beach 116th Street Partnership, businesses working together to get back on their feet 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 […]

Beach 116th Tree Lighting Ceremony - The Wave

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 […]

Rebuild by Design - Beach 116th Street

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 […]

For Curran’s It’s Now Official

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 […]

Don’t Look Now: 116th Street Looking Good

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 Renaissance Is Real

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 […]

Hurricane-hit stores get $1M clean-up fund - Crain's

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 […]

A Vision For 116th Street

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 […]

Park Declares Beaches Open

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 […]

You Can Hitch A Ride To Rockaway 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 […]