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The New York Transit Museum just announced a nostalgia ride all the way from its Downtown Brooklyn location to the Rockaways. On Sunday, August 3rd, the Museum will send a fleet of postwar subway cars to Rockaway Beach — passengers will ride on a variety of cars introduced between the 1940s and 1960s. They include […]
This week we got some bad news regarding the New York State Pavilion, but today better news emerged. Governor Cuomo recently announced he is allocating a total of $5,000,000 to help repair 14 historically significant properties damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Cuomo awarded $127,000 for repairs to the New York State Pavilion, the single property selected […]
Today, the Rockaways got a brand new playground. The Queens Parks Commissioner, local pols and members of the community cut the ribbon at the new Beach Channel Playground, located on Beach 79th Street between Beach Channel Drive and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. The city spent $1,250,000 to convert an asphalt lot into an amusement-themed playground, inspired […]
On one hand, the Catholic Church receives criticism for its handling of the Holocaust. Various priests, nuns and laity were members of the Nazi Party and many historians charge that Pope Pius XII was complicit in Adolf Hitler’s regime. But on the other hand, many Catholics fought the Nazis and helped Jews escape persecution… and […]
Forest Hills 67-42 Juno Street Broker: Terrace Sotheby’s International Realty Price: $879,000 Sunday, 3:30 – 5:30 pm GMAP Woodhaven 78-19 89th Avenue Broker: Century 21 Price: $521,900 Sunday, 12:00 – 2:00 pm GMAP Woodhaven 82-08 91st Avenue Broker: Akcess24Homes Price: $469,000 Saturday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm GMAP Kew Gardens 84-51 Beverly Road Broker: Better Homes […]