Eastern Rockaway Access
Q52/ Q53 Select Bus Service (SBS) starts on November 12th! As part of the Q52/Q53 SBS project, DOT will reconstruct Woodhaven Boulevard from Union Turnpike to 81st Rd and implement bus and safety improvements.
On September 7th, 2017, the New York City Council approved a rezoning of Downtown Far Rockaway in order to activate long-vacant sites, increase access to housing and retail opportunities in the neighborhood, and help the area realize its potential as the commercial hub of the peninsula.
A free Downtown Far Rockaway Shuttle pilot service launched on October 23, 2017, to connect Downtown Far Rockaway and Wavecrest Gardens to the B108 Rockaway Ferry terminal.
Thank you for attending the Access Opportunity Open House, which took place at RISE this past Monday.
Keep the evening of Monday, July 24th free in order to prioritize and provide feedback on improvement plans and long-term visions created through the Access to Opportunity Eastern Rockaways transportation study -- food will be provided!
As pictured, Citywide Ferry service is up and running - complete with ferry shuttle bus service heading as far east as Beach 35th Street.
Q52 Limited buses are now running to Beach 54th Street at Beach Channel Drive!
The Rockaways will be the first to receive ferry service this summer as part of Mayor DeBlasio's Citwide Ferry Program (now called NYC Ferry).
We are happy to share updates about Citywide Ferry Service from EDC: A ferry boat model will be displayed at the Queens Library Peninsula Branch from Tuesday, Jan 3, through Sunday, Jan 15.
Many thanks to the staff of the Queens Libary for Teens for hosting us Monday, December 19th, for a special visioning workshop with local Far Rockaway teens! We received really helpful feedback about long-term changes young residents would like to see in their neighborhood.
NYCDOT Ambassadors will provide a progress report about short-term improvement plans, and then lead visualize exercises to learn the long-term changes you'd like to see in areas where there will be opportunities to make future capital investments. You can find them:
Thank you to all those who attended Saturday's workshop!
NYC DOT’s third public workshop for the Access to Opportunity Eastern Rockaways Transportation and Housing Study will be on Saturday, Nov 19th from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at RISE, the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance headquarters at 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Food will be provided!
Please save the date for our third public workshop for the Access to Opportunity project on Saturday, Nov 19th from 11am-1pm. Food will be provided!
HPD is hosting its final workshop for the Resilient Edgemere Community Planning Initiative this Saturday, September 24, 11 AM - 2PM at Beach 41st St Cornerstone Community Center (426 Beach 40th St).
Thank you to all those who stopped by and provided input at our outreach stands in Rockaways libraries, along the Rockaway Boardwalk, and at the Bike Bonanza!
And NYC DOT Ambassadors will also be at our Bike Bonanza at B59th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd on Sunday July 17th between 11am-3pm. While you’re there providing input and getting project updates you can also pick up a free helmet!
NYC DOT Ambassadors will be on the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk at B59th Street on Friday, July 8th between 10 am and 5pm. Please stop by and say hello! We’ll be there to review existing conditions and get your input about potential short-term improvements.
NYCDOT Ambassadors will summarize the public input we heard last fall and the results of the existing conditions analysis we performed over the winter, and then run an interactive exercise for residents to visualize and prioritize short-term improvements. You can find them at three local branches
Thank you to all those who attended Tuesday's workshop! At the meeting, we summarized the public input we heard last fall and the results of the existing conditions analysis we performed over the winter.
Please save the date for our second public workshop for the Access to Opportunity project. DOT will summarize the feedback we heard from you, report on existing conditions, and then we'll break into small groups to brainstorm short-term improvements.
You may see a Closed for Comments tag on our website homepage, but we still want your feedback!
EDC (NYC's Economic Development Corporation) will be hosting an open house about Downtown Far Rockaway on Thursday, May 12th from 7pm- 9 pm at Middle School 53 (10-45 Nameoke Street at Bayport Place).
Happy to tell you!
Building on its outreach efforts last fall, the agency of Housing Preservation & Development is hosting two open houses for Rockaways residents on Saturday, April 2, 11 – 2 PM and Tuesday, April 5th, 6:30-8:30 PM, both at Beach 41st St Cornerstone Community C
What will ferry service in the Rockaways look like? U.S. Congressman Meeks is hosting a town hall in Far Rockaway to learn about the new ferry service that is planned for summer 2017. Join him Thursday, March 10th, at 7pm at Challenge Prep!
NYCEDC hosted a public workshop on January 19th to learn what you'd like to see in Downtown Far Rockaway. Here's what we heard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1AxJ9zl4zA
Thank you for making the event such a success!
The NYC Economic Development Corporation is hosting a public workshop this coming Tuesday, January 19th, to learn what retail, services, and/or development you'd like to see in Downtown Far Rockaway.
Since our public meeting in mid December, we have been documenting and synthesizing all of your feedback received throughout the fall. We've also uploaded it our online feedback map for you to see others' concerns.
Thank you to all those who attended the first Access to Opportunity public workshop on Tuesday, December 15th at Challenge Prep Charter School.
The kick-off public workshop for Access to Opportunity: A Transportation & Housing Study in the Eastern Rockaways will be held 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 15th, at Challenge Prep Charter School (710 Hartman Lane) in Far Rockaway.
Following on the heels of its kick-off workshop on October 24th, HPD is organizing a follow up workshop for its Resilient Edgemere Community Planning Initiative on Saturday, December 12, 11 – 2 PM at Beach 41st St Cornerstone Community Center (426 Beach 40th St).
Thank you to all who stopped and pointed out transportation challenges in the Eastern Rockaways! NYCDOT Ambassadors spoke with about 120 residents, jotting down their comments on maps, entering feedback directly to this portal, and/or handing out flyers about the upcoming workshop on Dec 15th.
Thank you to those who spoke with NYCDOT on Sunday, November 22nd. Ambassadors gave out 138 flyers promoting this feedback portal and recorded approximately 60 comments about transportation challenges in the Eastern Rockaways.
NYCDOT Ambassadors will be at the Queens Library Peninsula branch and at the YMCA Wednesday afternoon, November 18th. Drop by and pinpoint your issues with intersections, sidewalks, traffic, buses, or anything else that makes it harder for you to reach the services and jobs you need.
Thank you for joining us at the Downtown Far Rockaway streetscape kick-off meeting! Your input will be added to our online feedback map. You can add more comments by clicking the Feedback Map link on the right.
Thank you to those who attended Saturday's meeting! Your input is appreciated and will be used to determine focus areas for targeted improvement efforts. There will be another HPD-led public meeting in December, so stay tuned for more information.