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Rockaway East

(Includes the neighborhoods of Arverne, Edgemere, Bayswater, and Far Rockaway)


The completion of a NY Rising Community Reconstruction Plan is an important step toward rebuilding a more resilient community. Designed and driven by local communities, the plans account for specific needs, opportunities and strategies of cities, towns and villages throughout the State. Each locality is eligible for between $3 million and $25 million of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, as it implements new and innovative strategies that aim to establish a stronger and better future. NOTE: The NY Rising Community Reconstruction plans referenced on these pages are comprehensive planning documents created by and for the affected communities. For this reason, the documents describe projects that were discussed; however, not all of these were selected by the community as priorities to be funded.

Committee Members

  • Aldean Moore

    Co-Chair.  Al is a member of Community Board 14, a resident of Far Rockaway and President of the Oceanview Townhouse Condos. 

  • Linda Plummer

    Co-Chair.  Linda is the President of the Board of Directors of the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation.  The RDRC has been in existence since 1978 and works with business across the Peninsula to implement community development activities that remove barriers to economic growth, stimulate the local economy and create jobs. 

  • Silaka Cox
  • Denean Ferguson
  • Evan Gray
  • Nathan Krasnovsky
  • Betty Leon
  • Chaim Leibtag
  • Rev. Leslie Mullings
  • Joanne Peterson
  • Isaac Richter
  • Gerry Romski
  • Eli Shapiro
  • Patricia Simon
  • Milan Taylor
  • Jose Velez