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

A Call For Unified Community Organizing

August 10, 2017

We live in a world where a black man kneeling during the national anthem at a football game gets more public outrage than an innocent black man dying at the…

Local Artist Corner- Sinc the Loser Wins Big

August 8, 2017

For many artists, music is used to expressed some of their deepest, most raw emotions. From blues to rap to pop, every genre uses music as a vehicle to share…

St. John’s Emergency Upgrade

August 8, 2017

Rockaway residents rejoiced at the announcement of plans to revamp the emergency room at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital. Hospital staff, local politicians, union representatives, and Clergy members were present at…

What Ever Happened to Arverne East?

August 8, 2017

Everyone in Far Rockaway is familiar with the spread of undeveloped, neglected beachfront land that spans from Beach 32nd Street to Beach 56th Street. Known as “Arverne East”, the land…

QueensRail Line Feasibility Study Delayed

August 8, 2017

In 2012, after Governor Cuomo’s announcement of the construction of a new convention center at the Aquaduct racetrack, former Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D- Ozone Park) remarked, “The commute for people…

Spider-Man Swings to the Silver Screen!

August 8, 2017

Spider-Man Homecoming marks the third iteration of Spider-Man in the past fifteen years. Most remember Tobey Maguire’s defining take on the role, followed by Andrew Garfield’s lackluster iteration. Now audiences…

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