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Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 02.18.2015 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

The biggest change we are seeing today with the contemporary artist's approach to the landscape is how they relate this time-tested type to some sort of political statement, while other artists see it as a way to express the land's power and beauty.

Dawn to Dusk: Surfing Rockaway Beach (VIDEO)

Fathom | Posted 11.10.2014 | Travel
Fathom

We're missing summer already. An ode to beach days and surf breaks in Queens. By Rob Corso for Fathom | There's a well-worn adage about surfing: You ...

Patti Smith Brings An Artsy Bed To Rockaway Beach

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.28.2014 | Arts

You know summer in New York has officially arrived when Klaus Biesenbach starts rolling out the Instagrams. Sunday, July 27, the social media ...

Near and Far

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

(Above) Sandra Gottlieb, October Waves No. 16 (2013), archival digital c-print on Fuji paper mounted on Sintra, 20 in X 24 in (courtesy of the artist...

LOOK! Arctic Seal Spotted On New York City Beach

| Posted 03.06.2014 | Green

By Aidan Gardiner and Katie Honan QUEENS — A young arctic seal frolicked on Rockaway Beach Thursday to molt his coat and enjoy the sun, officials s...

WATCH: A Whale Of A View

| Posted 09.25.2013 | New York

ROCKAWAY BEACH — A trio of whales — possibly humpbacks — has spent the last two weeks off the coast of Queens, feasting on local fish, playing i...

Song of Summer (And the Destinations Behind Them)

Gogobot | Posted 10.19.2013 | Travel
Gogobot

Even in these last few weeks of the summer travel season, we continue to hear summer songs that capture the spirit of the season or stir memories of waterside romance. But how many were inspired by an actual location?

NYC-ARTS Top Five: NYC Fringe Festival, Sandcastle Competition in Rockaways

NYC-ARTS | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. The NYC-ARTS top five is your cheat sheet to what's hot before it hits the radar. Get the top five in your inbox e...

Weiner Slams 'Hipster' Concession Stands

| Posted 10.02.2013 | New York

By Katie Honan ROCKAWAY BEACH -- Embattled pol Anthony Weiner took aim at the city's response to Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaways -- slamming the p...

What To Do At Coney Island And The Rockaways

AP | BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 08.20.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Two of New York's best-known waterfront neighborhoods took a beating last fall from Superstorm Sandy: Coney Island in Brooklyn and th...

Bringing Solar for Sandy to NY and New Jersey

Matt Petersen | Posted 06.30.2013 | Green
Matt Petersen

In six months, we hope to see back up, grid tied solar systems helping power neighborhoods across NY and NJ. And we hope to see politicians, planners, and policymakers make a resilient, renewable energy powered grid a priority in the rebuilding process.

PHOTO: Rescued In The Rockaways

Newsday | Ellen Yan | Posted 04.21.2013 | New York

A young seal in trouble was rescued Monday in Queens by The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, the group said. Biologists too...

Ben Hallman

Beaten, Battered Rockaways Brace For 'Nemo'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 02.08.2013 | New York

For Donald Lawrence, the news that a winter storm is barrelling down on his New York beachfront community means that the immediate task ahead of him j...

Burglaries Up 500 Percent In The Rockaways

Newsday | Anthony M DeStefano | Posted 03.31.2013 | New York

Reported burglaries in the Rockaways have spiked as much as 500 percent so far this year as residents returning to homes and businesses damaged in sup...

To Eric Cantor and John Boehner on Behalf of the Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Sandi Bachom | Posted 01.02.2013 | New York
Sandi Bachom

Hurricane Sandy left some visible damage. The fires that burned in Breezy, and Belle Harbor, and Rockaway Park. But far, far more of the damage is int...

"Catch 22" in the Rockaways : The Twice Displaced Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Sandi Bachom | Posted 02.04.2013 | New York
Sandi Bachom

Brett Scudder speaks for thousands of disenfranchised, displaced and dispossessed after Hurricane Sandy. He does not feel sorry for himself. Sure he's mad, but in a strange way it has strengthened his resolve.

A Tale of Two Sandy's: "Miracle on 26th Street" and the Invisible Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Sandi Bachom | Posted 01.26.2013 | New York
Sandi Bachom

The way I see it, there needs to be a connection of the dots between the resources, volunteers and need. There needs to be a coordination between all the agencies working autonomously.

'Sandy Friday' Urges Businesses To Pledge 10% Of Black Friday Profits

Posted 11.23.2012 | Impact

The biggest U.S. shopping day may also be the perfect opportunity to raise relief money for victims of Superstorm Sandy -- the second costliest natura...

Giving Thanks in the Wake of the Storm

Claire Walla | Posted 01.22.2013 | New York
Claire Walla

Sometimes it seems strange to give thanks for what we have when so much has been taken away. I went to the Rockaways for the first time the weekend after Hurricane Sandy hit New York, and then again this past weekend.

Matt Sledge

After Hurricane Sandy, The Costs Of Doing Nothing To Protect New York Come Into Focus

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.22.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- For years, the city and the state of New York commissioned reports about the dangers of rising sea levels combined with a powerful hurrica...

Another Recovery Is Possible

Vincent Warren | Posted 11.20.2012 | New York
Vincent Warren

While the invisible hand of the market could further line the pockets of the wealthy at the expense of the poor, New Yorkers who are the engine of the relief effort may yet stop it. We must seize this moment of popular mobilization to create a more equitable city.

Tommy Ramone On Rocket To Russia, Rockaway Beach And Rock 'N' Roll

R. Clifton Spargo | Posted 01.20.2013 | Fifty
R. Clifton Spargo

It's the 35th anniversary of the Ramones' third studio album, Rocket to Russia. We talk to Tommy Ramone, the last living original member of punk's greatest band, about the legacy of that record, Rockaway and why the Ramones' unique style is still relevant today.

Ben Hallman

After Sandy, Communication Breakdown Hampered Efforts To Find Evacuated Seniors

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 11.18.2012 | Green

Davin Coppedge startled awake at 2 a.m. the night that Hurricane Sandy swept across New York City. He had a text message. It was his mother alerting h...

Missing the Mark With Donations

Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism | Posted 01.15.2013 | New York
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism

Most of the people I spoke with in Ocean Village said they need information: a centralized location where they can learn when their power might come back, what transportation is running, how they can get food stamps, or charge their phones.

The Listening: A Fundraiser For The Rockaways

Untapped Cities | Posted 01.14.2013 | Travel
Untapped Cities

Untapped New York is teaming up with the Vanderbilt Republic to put together a pop-up party to raise money for the Far Rockaway Redevelopment Fund.