The Rockaway Advocate

The Rockaway Advocate is a two-part project that gives RYTF members the opportunity to engage seriously with the media. The first part is the RYTF Blog. The online blog gives RYTF a chance to add to commentary on current events and related topics at an organizational level. The second part is a monthly newspaper written by RYTF youth with the support of RYTF staff. Both projects serve to give members and organizers a platform to dissect and share information in our community through a structured program. The program also allows RYTF youth to gain useful skills in journalism and reporting. If you are interested in learning more or writing for The Rockaway Advocate, please contact

Erica Garner, Daughter of Eric Garner, Dies At 27

January 4, 2018

Two days before the new year, Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner and leader in the Black Lives Matter movement, passed away after suffering a massive heart attack that caused…

The Fight For The Right To Know Act

January 4, 2018

Have you ever been stopped by the cops while driving and didn’t know why? Have you ever been stopped on the street and searched for seemingly no reason and you…

Representation Matters: A Look At Community Board 14

January 4, 2018

Representation matters. Plain and simple. In the past year alone, we’ve seen big brand name companies come under fire for problematic commercials and messages. Anyone remember Kendall Jenner’s ill-fated Pepsi…

Addabbo Family Health Center Expansion

January 4, 2018

Depending on who you ask, healthcare is either a privilege or a right. This designation tends to split people along harsh lines, as is evidenced by the uncertain future of…

NYADI: The College of Automotive & Diesel Technology

January 4, 2018

In many ways, our world is changing at the speed of light. New technology is appearing every day and society is trying to keep up. On the other hand, we…

Ocean Bay Community Garden Build-Out

January 4, 2018

Residents in the Ocean Bay Apartments have a lot to look forward to in the coming years. Along with structural upgrades and updated amenities, the outdoor space is also getting…

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