If You Don’t Call 311 Your Hydrant Will Not Get Pumped

By Jeffrey Williams-Maisonet

Rockaway Primetime Reporting has spoken to several representatives from the offices of Department of Environment Protection (DEP) and they urge everyone to call 311 and report your address and location of your hydrant.

They are working around the clock as we speak to flush out the hydrants throughout Rockaway. Currently, DEP trucks have been spotted near the Redfern Houses.

Rockaway Primetime Reporting once again, urges you to contact 311 so your neighborhood will not be passed.

We will keep you updated through the course of the night. Stay tuned.

Water Main Break Leaves Arverne Residents with Dirty Water

By Angi Gonzalez

A number of residents in the Rockaways woke up to dirty tap water on Sunday that they say it is smelly and unusable.

Arverne residents seemed to be the hardest hit and sent us a number of pictures of the dirty water.

The residents said the problem started Sunday morning between 8 and 9 am.

They told NY1 that while they and their neighbors made numerous calls to 311, they were still dealing with the issue hours later.

Some said they even started their laundry and brushed their teeth before they noticed the color change.

A city DEP Spokesperson told NY1 that the issue arose out of a leaky water main in the area that required an “emergency shutdown.”

A switch to a useable water main then resulted in the discolored water.

They said the discoloration in the water is due to sediment that is not harmful but that residents should not drink the discolored water.


An NYC Water page has more information on the issue.

Watch the video here.



Senator Sanders to Host Immigration Clinic


State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) will be offering free immigration services in Far Rockaway tomorrow evening from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The Immigrant Resource Informational Clinic will work to address the needs and concerns of Rockaway’s undocumented population. The areas of focus for the clinic will include free legal assistance, housing related inquires, and more.

It is being conducted in Partnership with Queens Law Associates and Reverend David Cockfield of the Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Church of Far Rockaway.

Executive Orders signed by the administration have generated confusion and fear among many individuals and families within the 10th Senatorial District. Senator Sanders’ offices have been inundated with calls from families requesting information on how these orders would affect them and their loved ones. Senator Sanders has created this sub-office to meet the needs of these constituents regardless of their legal status and language barriers.

The address for the clinic is 430 Beach 67th Street Arverne, NY. This is not the same address as the main church campus. The clinic will be held out of the Battalion Youth Ministries House located directly next door to the church.

For more information feel free to contact Lisa George at the Far Rockaway office, 718-327-7017.