Whether through the planning of a "Greater Rockaway" or our continual efforts to keep the coast clean and accessible for the public to enjoy, we are always looking for new ways to improve the quality of life for the Rockaway community.

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RWA is working with local residents, artists, transportation planners and city agencies to develop a plan for a safer transit corridor for bikers, pedestrians and vehicles under the elevated track.


RISE : Rockaway Institute for a Sustainable Environment

RISE will be a place for emerging artists, and scientists alike to connect with local residents and visitors to the Rockaways through programming and public art exhibitions to raise awareness of the natural environment and increase the vibrancy of the local Rockaway community.


Rockaway Dune Restoration

The Rockaway Dune Forest Restoration Project will set precedence in bringing city, state and federal agencies, private developers and local community organizations together to work in rebuilding efforts along the New York City shoreline while providing youth employment opportunities that will provide our next generation of environmental stewards with valuable hands-on experience.


Rockspot: Bike Tours

Established by RWA as a community- led collaborative to promote public waterfront access and to raise a greater appreciation for New York City's longest and most spectacular waterfront. Come explore the Rockaway Peninsula on foot, or by bike and bring your stories that shape how YOU define the Rockaways!


Documentary: Rockaway Stories

RWA collected stories from local people across the Rockaway Peninsula to document what happened in the neighborhoods affected by the storm and to get their vision for future rebuilding efforts in the Rockaways.


Pratt Report- Waves of Change

This report is the final culmination of the collaboration between students at Pratt Institute and Rockaway Waterfront Alliance. The studio undertook an analysis of the peninsula. The final report presents policy, design, planning and implementation strategies that will support a more sustainable community.


First Wave: Race-To-Connect

Help us develop stronger, better disaster response resources within our community to help us determine what we need to do to be prepared for the next big storm.


A Greater Rockaway: 2020 Plan

is a community-driven waterfront plan that has brought together local insight to enhance 11 miles of one of New York City's greatest waterfront resources and establish key priorities established by the community itself.


COMBOCOLAB : Floating Wetlands

Combocolab partners Mateo Pinto & Carolina Cisneros partnered with RWA students this summer to create floating wetlands docks on Jamaica Bay as our summer arts conservation project. 


Arverne East Strategic Plan

In the Fall of 2012, Rockaway Waterfront Alliance commissioned a study with NYU Wagner to re-initiate conversations around the needs and possibilities within Arverne East. 


Success Stories:

Meet Jadel

In 2007, Jadel participated in her first RWA program as a 7th grader at PS43. Through high school she has been a valuable contributor to our ongoing efforts and today she continues to work with us as a practicing intern while she attends college. Hear more about Jadel's story.