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My Concerns with the Army Corps Plan for the Rockaways

By John W. Roberts Committee Member, Belle Harbor Property Owners Association Kevin Boyle’s article, Defending Rockaway! Army Corps Delivers Its Plan on August 25, 2016 helped to summarize the Army Corps voluminous report. The focus is Coastal Storm Risk Management. It discusses “coastal resiliency” and “long term sustainability” as well as cost effectiveness for the[…]

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US Army Corps of Engineers Releases Draft Report

The Army Corps of Engineers has released their Draft Integrated Hurricane Sandy General Reevaluation Report and Environmental Impact Statement on the Atlantic Coast of New York East Rockaway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet and Jamaica Bay.  For the full report click the link below. 1_Rockaway Draft Integrated HSGRR and EIS Important Army Corps of Engineers Links[…]

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In the News! Street and Sidewalk Restoration Project on the Beach Blocks from 127th to 149th Street

Progress Report Hank Iori, President BHPOA Street and Sidewalk Restoration Project on the Beach Blocks from 127th to 149th Street The reconstruction of the sidewalks and streets on the beach blocks from 149th to 127th has been a collaborative effort of several of our government departments. Funded by FEMA, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and[…]

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Lawmakers Demand Status Update on Storm Safety Study for Rockaway Residents

Lawmakers demanded a status update from the Army Corps of Engineers regarding a study geared to keeping Rockaway residents safe. Senator Chuck Schumer and Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder say residents deserve details on the Rockaway reformulation study. The goal of the study is to better protect the Rockaway Penninsula from storms. The lawmakers also urged the[…]


Belle Harbor Annual Beach Clean-up!

Saturday, May 7th residents in Belle Harbor came out to assist in the cleaning of the beaches. This year the Belle Harbor Property Owners tackled the planting of shrubs in the newly constructed sidewalk planters by the beach entry areas. Four blocks from Beach 138th to 141st Street were planted. Many individuals pitched in with[…]



The Rockaway Rotary has had a 5K Run/Walk for the past 38 years. As you know the Rockaways were devastated by Sandy and now for the first time since Sandy, we are able to have our run back on the Boardwalk!   We welcome all runners and walkers to sign up for our run at[…]