Beat the Heat by Taking to the Water

From kayaking to ferries, enter the splash zone in New York’s waterways.

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Too Many New Yorkers Can’t Swim. It’s Time to Change That.

New York City is letting down its residents by nixing swimming lessons.

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Will the Jamaica Bay Restoration Project Save New York From Rising Seas?

A major restoration project aims to protect the Jamaica Bay area — and all of New York — by returning salt marshes and sand dunes to their natural states. But will it be too late for the people of Broad Channel?

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For One Rockaways Couple, Lockdown Was a Creative Windfall

While many hoped to use the enforced isolation of quarantine creatively, the couple who started Locus of Occult actually did.

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Boy, 10, Is Killed in Queens Shooting

A 29-year-old man was also injured by gunfire at a house in the Edgemere neighborhood of the Rockaways, the police said.

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And Then There Was One: G.O.P. Defends Its Last Seat in Queens

The party struggles to hold on in an increasingly diverse borough, even as it fights its own internal battles.

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How Neighbors Are Coming Together to Buy Local for the Holidays

“I’m not buying anything from freaking Jeff Bezos,” says a member of a Red Hook business group.

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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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How One Shoreline Took the Lives of 7 Young People

“Do you see my friends?” A year of tragedy along a strip of New York City beaches.

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