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How Beach Erosion Played Part in Teen’s Drowning at Rockaway

The strip of the shore where Matthew Wiszowaty was swimming had been blocked off because beach erosion makes it impossible to place a lifeguard chair there adequately. Still, some locals say the city should boost patrols at the popular spot.

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Southeast Queens Council Race Emerging as First Test for Ranked Choice Voting

The new balloting system didn’t come into play in the first special election of the season, which proved a romp for James Gennaro. The borough’s second contest of the month, already marked by low turnout, stands to be much closer.

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Rockaway Branch Rail Reboot Study Finally Lands

After THE CITY’s inquiries, the MTA put out a long-delayed report on reviving a long-dormant Queens railway stretch. The verdict: possible but pricey.

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Rockaway Developer Gets Tax Breaks Via Troubled Nonprofit Partner

Peninsula Hospital affordable housing site under City Council review owned by Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corp. under fire from tenants.

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Study of Old Rockaway Rail Line’s Revival Back on Track

Calls to bring back a dormant LIRR branch in southern Queens that hasn’t been used since the 1960s get a new look. Finding are expected by year’s end.

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Reversing Course, Dockless Bike Share to Roll on in the Rockaways

After THE CITY revealed planned shutdown of cycle program along the Queens shore, Department of Transportation gives two-wheelers another whirl.

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Dockless Bike-Share Grows in Staten Island, Brakes in Bronx and Queens

The planned expansion of Citi Bike coincides with the end of the rival program everywhere except Staten Island, where it will expand borough-wide.

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