Meet the People Rescuing Piping Plover Birds In New York

A group of volunteers patrols beaches where endangered Piping Plovers nest.

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At Rockaway, Dancing for the Sea, the Sky, the Sand and the Birds

This season, Beach Sessions has just one dance: “Repose,” a meditative, durational work by Moriah Evans.

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How a Rockaways Locations Rep Spends Her Sundays

If Claudia Bloom is not surfing or swimming in the ocean, she’s walking or biking down the boardwalk to find friends, yoga, tacos or music.

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How a Rockaways Pizza Chef Spends Her Sundays

Nicole Russell makes all sorts of pies — with toppings ranging from tandoori to jerk chicken — in her home kitchen.

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Is Opening a Hotel in Rockaway Beach Right Now a Good Idea?

The area is perfect for day-trippers during a pandemic, but whether New Yorkers will pay hundreds to spend the night is another question.

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The M.T.A.’s Doomsday Budget Plan

Without federal aid, the agency said, it would need to reduce subway and bus service by 40 percent to address its deficit.

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Are New Yorkers Wearing Masks? Here’s What We Found in Each Borough

Over several days this summer, The New York Times tallied the face-covering status of over 7,000 people at 14 spots across the city.

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A Rockaway Life

Rockaway Beach has a land’s-end bacchanalian spirit, but it is also a place where you can get to know people just by being there.

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Trading Sand and Sea for TikTok Challenges

This year Beach Sessions, the annual series at Rockaway Beach, will be dance challenges using scores created by contemporary choreographers.

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Beaches Are Open in N.Y.C., but Virus Worries Linger

Shorelines are finally open for swimming, but outbreaks across the country have given officials pause about the city’s wider reopening.

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Beach Towns Have a Message for New York City Residents: Go Away

Annoyed by the city’s decision to keep its shoreline closed, officials in nearby areas are limiting beach access to keep outsiders at bay.

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