The intersection of Redfern Avenue and Nameoke Avenue in Far Rockaway where NYPD officers shot a 15-year-old boy who allegedly shot a gun into a crowd of people. Google Maps photo.

Officers Shoot Teen Gunman Who Fired into Far Rockaway Crowd

Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a 15-year-old boy fired a gun into a crowd in Far Rockaway

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Far Rockaway, where Timothy West committed a string of home invasions. Photo by Lars Plougmann

Rockaway Home Invader Gets 34 Years in the Big House

A Far Rockaway thief has a long time to reflect on the string of home invasions that led to his arrest — 34 years to be exact.

Timothy West was sentenced Monday to 34 years to life in prison for a three-month burglary spree in the beachfront community.

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An artist’s rendering of the new JFK Airport // Courtesy of New York State

Port Authority Hosts Public Meetings On Massive JFK Overhaul

By David Brand With a years-long, $10 billion overhaul almost underway at John F. Kennedy International Airport, the Port Authority of

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The Children’s Library Discovery Center in Jamaica // Photo Courtesy of the Center for Active Design

Queens’ Stunning Public Spaces Earn National Praise

By David Brand Innovative design can inspire robust civic engagement and the examples are evident throughout Queens According to a groundbreaking

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Rendering of the affordable housing complex coming to Beach 21st Street // NYCEDC

Richards, City Announce 670 Affordable Units in Rezoned Rockaway

By Jonathan Sperling So far, New York City has upheld its affordable housing commitments in Far Rockaway. Nearly a year

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The Rezoning Commitment Tracker plots the projects planned for Downtown Far Rockaway // Credit: NYC.gov

With Rezoning Tracker Tool, Communities Keep Tabs on City’s Growth

By Jonathan Sperling Massive upzonings underway in Downtown Far Rockaway and several other low-income neighborhoods have fueled concerns about gentrification and

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