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Paying it Forward to Texas — Ways to Help By Katie McFadden

Having seen the effects of Hurricane Sandy, locals know what those in Texas are going through with Hurricane Harvey right now. Texas needs help and Rockaway is stepping up to the plate to pay it forward. There are several ways to help those in Texas. Texas is feeling the wrath of Hurricane Harvey since it hit last weekend. The storm has caused more than 30 deaths and has dropped more than 50 inches of rain, causing severe flooding around the Houston area. Here in Rockaway, those who experienced Sandy are rallying to help those in need in Texas. In the weeks after Sandy, gift cards were put to good use. There are several gift card collections going on. Maura Buckley of Operation Kid Comfort is collecting gift cards for Home Depot, Lowes, Bed Bath and Beyond, Visa, AMEX, MasterCard, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Target, Amazon, Sears and more. All cards can be dropped off or mailed to Buck-

ley at 211-60 Breezy Point Boulevard, Breezy Point, NY 11697 by September 15. Theresa Flanigan of the Breezy Point Cooperative is collecting gift cards for Operation Blessing. Gift cards can be dropped off at the BP Coop office (202-30 Rockaway Point Blvd.) by September 8, along with any letters of encouragement. Rockaway WISH and the Graybeards are also leading a gift card collection. You can drop off gift cards at the WISH office (533 Beach 126th Street) or the Graybeards office (129-04 Newport Ave). Local businesses are also stepping up to the plate. Local gym CROM Physical Culture is holding a gift card collection through Sunday, September 3. Gym member Richy G. will be driving down to Texas to distribute them. On Sunday, September 10, at 12 p.m., yoga studio Rockaway Love is hosting a charity yoga class. $25 donations to take the class will be donated to Team Rubicon, which was instrumental after Sandy. It may be Labor Day weekend,

but Broad Channel will be utilizing its Mardi Gras parade to collect donations. When the parade rolls through around noon on Monday, September 4, Broad Channel Athletic Club mayor, Tim Hanning will have a donation bucket for people to donate money and gift cards, which will be sent to Rapid Hope, which is in Texas, providing meals to those in need. Matthew Alessi, of Rockaway Park, is currently living in New Orleans and will be heading to the Houston area at the end of the week to distribute donations that he is collecting through a GoFundMe campaign. Donations can be made at www.gofundme. com/rockaway-harvey-relief. If you want to donate items, our neighbors in Long Beach are holding a supply collection. They’re looking for cleaning supplies, first aid items, personal hygiene products, non-perisha-

ble food, baby items, gift cards, flashlights, batteries and blankets. They’re not accepting clothing donations at this time. Donations can be dropped off at the Long Beach Recreation Center at 150 West Bay Drive from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., but act quick as they’re only collecting through Friday, September 1, so that supplies can be delivered quickly. After their experiences in Rockaway, many would recommend not donating to the America Red Cross. There are some better options that got the job done after Hurricane Sandy and are already helping out in Texas. Try donating to Team Rubicon (https://teamrubiconusa. org), Tzu Chi (https://tzuchi.us/ donate/cause/disaster-relief/ or the St. Bernard Project, the group behind Friends of Rockaway (http://sbpusa.org/), just to name a few.

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BEACH 116TH FIREHOUSE MOVE CLOSE TO A DONE DEAL By Katie McFadden

The Beach 116th firehouse move to the old HSBC bank is one step closer to reality. Despite dissent from Community Board 14, on August 23, the NYC Department of City Planning gave the okay. The FDNY has filed an application to relocate the firehouse for Engine 268/ Ladder 137 to the bayside property down the block, where the old Ram’s Horn diner and most recently, an HSBC bank was located. Back in June, a majority of CB14 gave disapproval of the plan and recommended the FDNY look into the old Long Island Power Authority lot at Beach 112th Street. The application then went on to Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, who approved the idea, as long as the FDNY would look into the LIPA site and that the old landmarked firehouse would be turned into a cultural and arts center.

After damage incurred from Hurricane Sandy, the FDNY determined that the three-story building on Beach 116th, built in 1913, is no longer suitable for a firehouse. The FDNY wants to relocate to the old HSBC bank site and construct a two-story, 13,000 square-foot resilient building at the site, along with ten parking spots. The building would be elevated to meet FEMA flood resiliency standards. Last Wednesday, City Planning approved the move, finding the proposed site to be more effective for serving Rockaway. They agreed that moving the firehouse to Beach 112th would increase response times uptown. City Planning recommended that they FDNY work with the community to determine how the old firehouse would be used. The proposal now goes on to City Council and could then face mayoral review, but the Mayor’s approval is not necessary for the plan to go forward.

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***** Happy Mardi Gras weekend! And Happy Labor Day! But summer isn’t over! Keep in mind that the beaches are open and staffed for another week—until September 10. ***** Senator Ted Cruz and Senator John Cornyn of Texas and six House members from that state voted against the Sandy relief bill. They are now seeking federal relief as a result of Hurricane Harvey. When an aid package is voted on we expect New York reps to do the right thing and help the people devastated by this horrific storm. ***** Flooding was a primary contributor to the devastation in Texas. Flooding and flood insurance will soon be a major topic facing Congress. The National Flood Insurance Program must

be reauthorized as it is set to expire September 30. This is not a Republican vs. Democrat issue. The NFIP is in debt and there are strong voices against further federal commitment to the program. Many would like to “fix” the program in place. We hope legislators will read and understand any new laws or provisions. The infamous Biggert-Waters Act was passed and even the bill’s sponsors, Judy Biggert (R-Ill) and Maxine Waters (D- Cal), were surprised by its impact, including the fact that some homeowner policies would skyrocket to $30,000 per year. After a grassroots effort (in which Rockaway residents played a huge role) the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act was passed, which repealed much of Biggert-Waters. Senator Chuck Schumer issued a press release Wednesday calling for the NFIP to be extended beyond the September 30 deadline and that needed changes can be worked on after the extension. Stay tuned, we'll have more in coming weeks. ***** In the aftermath of Sandy,

Rockaway benefited from the kindness of strangers and other groups. Plenty of people here were not impressed with the efforts of the Red Cross. If you want to donate please consider Team Rubicon (teamrubiconusa.org). ***** Dorothy from Broad Channel reminds us to check to see if you have “Unclaimed funds.” Google “New York unclaimed funds” and you’ll find a link to the State Comptroller’s office. Once there, just type in your name and find out if lost money is looking for you. ***** Hey, like to write? Want to do some part-time, freelance stories for your favorite paper, The Rockaway Times? If you’ve got the time, the interest, and the talent, send an email stating your interest and availability. Oh, and try to keep your email typo-free! First impressions, you know. Send to Mail@RockawayTimes.com ***** Determined to become (or remain) civic-minded? The next

Page 5 Community Board 14 meeting is Tuesday September 12 at the Knights of Columbus Hall starting time 7:15 pm. ***** Some of you Stella Maris High School grads remember former principal, Geri Martinez. Well, she’s back in the principal seat again, this time at Christ The King High School in Middle Village. ***** A new ferry shuttle schedule has been issued for the fall. See page 43 for both east and west shuttle bus schedules. ***** Ok, this is one usually seen in The Idea Guys column (on summer hiatus) but we think once you get past the silliness, the idea doesn’t stink. You know how parks and highways are adopted by groups or individuals who pledge to help with the upkeep? Well, how about Febreeze or Glade of whatever company is in the air freshener business – how about they adopt sewage treatment plants?! Hey they could install a big spray machine for when things get ripe.

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What Happened to Rockaway’s Volunteer Emergency Ambulance? By Kami-Leigh Agard

You have an emergency and desperately call 911 for help. As the minutes painfully roll by, wouldn’t it be great to have an emergency backup service to call? Breezy Point and Broad Channel have their own volunteer ambulance services, both exclusively serving their residents. However, what about other areas in Rockaway, extending from Belle Harbor to Far Rockaway? You may be surprised to know that one does exist, but it is inoperative. The Rockaway Volunteer Ambulance Search and Ambulance Corps (RVAC) is a non-profit organization, founded by local resident and experienced emergency medical technician (EMT), Ronnie Murchinson-Rivera, that according to its website, “was established to provide efficient ambulance service to the Rockaway community in ad-

dition to the city ambulances. We also will be doing Beach & Bay Rescue, where we will have a special team go through training with the coast guard to learn how to be a part of our rescue team.” In September 2015, Murchinson-Rivera gave a compelling testimony about RVAC’s mission to Community Board 14 (CB 14), and requested a letter of support from the board for renewal of its state license. He stated that “there are only three fully-staffed ambulances for the entire peninsula, and when they are servicing emergency calls, the rest of the peninsula is left vulnerable.” CB 14 unanimously voted to give their letter of support to RVAC. However, this past month, Murchinson-Rivera was honored with a proclamation by City councilmen, Donovan Richards and Eric Ulrich. Some locals were rankled, question-

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ing why he was bestowed the honor. One local, who wished to be unnamed had a plethora of questions, “Why did he receive this honor from the City Council? What has RVAC really done in the community? What about the funding they received? Where are the ambulances? When they are called to cover local events with emergency services or just to even have a table, they never come through. Didn’t RVAC receive state funding? Isn’t he moving to Florida?” After reaching out to both councilmen’s offices, the NYS Department of Health (DOH) and Murchinson-Rivera himself, here is what we uncovered. Ulrich’s office stated, “Ronnie Murchinson-Rivera received this proclamation because he is the epitome of a good citizen, having dedicated his life to helping others. In addition to his role as president and chief of the

RVAC, when Superstorm Sandy devastated the Rockaways, Ronnie rose to the occasion. He organized a food and toy drive for his neighbors in need. His tireless commitment to our community has not gone unnoticed.” (Note as of press time, Richards’ office did not respond). Regarding why RVAC is currently non-operational and the other abounding questions, including his future with the organization, Murchinson-Rivera explained. “I was honored with the proclamation for my volunteer efforts on the peninsula, including Hurricane Sandy disaster efforts though my family was displaced. I also volunteer with the local schools and sit on the Community Education Council. “Though RVAC is inactive as an emergency service, we do Continued on page 7


HAPPENED TO VOLUNTEER Continued from Page 6 back-to-school, Christmas and Thanksgiving giveaways. “We started from nothing, and put our own money in to get RVAC going. We received a few grants from Donovan’s office and Williams Energy, the builder of the Rockaway Lateral Pipeline, of which since 2012 totals to under $40K. “We acquired three ambulances fully-stocked and two supervisor vehicles, which due to local parking difficulties are housed in a Brooklyn lot. After first submitting our paperwork to NYS in 2015, we were denied and appealed, and are now waiting for them to grant us the Certificate of Need so we can operate as an emergency service. We can’t respond to emergency calls until we get approval.” RT contacted the DOH to find out the status of RVAC’s certification and if state funding was awarded. They responded, “On June 28, 2016, the Regional EMS Council of NYC denied the am-

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 bulance operating authority application submitted by RVAC. The applicant filed an appeal, which was sent to the Department’s Bureau of Adjudication. On August 24, 2017, the administrative law judge issued a report and order in the case, which is expected to be on the agenda at the September 27, 2017 meeting of the State EMS Council. The DOH has not provided any funding to this entity.” In regards to moving to Florida and the future of RVAC, Murchinson-Rivera said, “I just received an exciting job opportunity to be a sheriff in Orlando, Florida. Though I will be in Florida, I am still going to work remotely with RVAC volunteers and board members. We have two cochiefs and two lieutenants, who are more than capable to step in. Until we get state approval, we are going to leave RVAC’s structure as is.” For more information on RVAC, visit their website: www. rockawayems.com or FB page: www.faceb ook.com/ro ckawayems/

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Weekend Art At RAA

This weekend the Rockaway Artists Alliance offers one more chance to catch its newest exhibition. The RAA Pop-Up Art Show, run for two weeks only, packs a lot in a limited frame. More than a dozen artworks by a variety of artists fill RAA’s sunfilled gallery at Fort Tilden. From glassworks to sculpture, works on metal and more, Pop-Up shows off a cross section of RAA artists. Represented are works from members, RAA printed studio artists, T-7 studio artists, guest artists and more, plus large-scale works created exclusively for RAA’s Forbidden Fruit exhibition.

The stunning murals were created right in RAA’s gallery and made possible by RAA’s first National Endowment for Arts grants, awarded after a nationwide competition. Last week along with Pop-Up, RAA hosted two very well attended events. The weekend included a reading and book signing with Rockaway author Jill Eisenstadt and her new book, Swell. There was also the Rockaway premiere of From The Ashes, plus a Q&A with director Michael Bonfiglio. The National Geographic distributed documentary screening was sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy and Bloomberg Philanthropies. This weekend, RAA is inviting all to take a break, come to its galleries and enjoy a personal encounter with the arts. Gallery hours are Saturday/ Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Survey Gives Ferry Thumbs Up ROCKAWAY RIDERS SEE ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT By Katie McFadden

A recent survey by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) claims that 93 percent of riders of the citywide ferry system are satisfied with the service. However, we asked Rockaway residents what they really think about the ferry, and many say it could use some work. NYCEDC staff distributed surveys to riders aboard NYC Ferry vessels over two weekends and eight weekdays during five time blocks: weekday morning, midday, and evening, and weekend morning and afternoon. Findings are based on 1,345 total responses. The survey asked people to rate their satisfaction with the ferry on a scale of one to 10, among other questions. The results show that 93 percent of those surveyed rated the ferry a seven or above, with 66 percent of those giving it a perfect 10. It

also found that most riding the ferry were commuters from the five boroughs. On the Rockaway route, during peak hours, it was found that 47 percent of riders use the ferry at least four times a week, 12 percent use it two to three times per week and 41 percent use it less than twice a week. In a press release, NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett commented on the seemingly positive results, saying, “We’re excited that after less than four months, the vast majority of riders have had a positive experience with NYC Ferry. We’re also seeing the service meeting our goal of supporting commuters around the five boroughs.” The survey didn’t allow for comments, so The Rockaway Times reached out to residents to find out what they think. Some, like Emer Casey, believe “it is a great alternative for res-

idents.” However, many found that it is not without its faults, with overcrowded boats resulting in people getting left behind at the dock if you don’t get there early, being an ongoing problem for riders. “During rush hours, coming home is a nightmare,” Antoinette Kennedy said. “I take it every weekday to and from work. I have to make sure I’m at the dock 30 to 40 minutes prior to make the ferry and even then it’s not a guarantee. I’ve been left behind a few times.” Patricia Anne said, “I commute daily on the ferry and love the ride. I do not like the fact that in the evening, I have to get there 30 minutes early to ensure I’m on the boat.” Some have given up because of this issue. “I stopped taking it because the lines were so long. I just take the train now,” Gregory Stanislaus said. All seem to agree that more boats are needed during peak

times. “Riding the ferry is terrific, but it doesn’t serve the needs of residents. The city needs to accommodate residents by adding more boats during rush hour,” Deborah O’Shea said. “They should put more ferries in during rush hours, especially on Thursday and Fridays,” Patricia Anne added. Some are simply looking forward to less crowded boats after beach season is over. “I will take the ferry all winter and I’m looking forward to shorter lines. There’s nothing like sitting upstairs in the breeze and throwing your cares into the sea,” Patricia Anne said. Due to high demand, NYC Ferry recently announced that it will be adding capacity to three of its twenty boats. These new boats will be outfitted with bigger engines and a capacity of up to 250 passengers. It is not clear if any of these boats will be used on the Rockaway route.

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Spreading Kindness By Katie McFadden

With so much craziness going on in the world, why not spread a little kindness? Locals around the area are doing so through the Kindness Rocks project. If you come across a painted rock or seashell around town—especially in Broad Channel and Roxbury, it may have been placed there for a purpose—to spread joy and kindness throughout the community. Many are being inspired by The Kindness Rocks Project, a movement that started in 2015 by Megan Murphy of Massachusetts. Murphy started decorating rocks and writing inspiring messages on them and leaving them around the beaches of Cape Cod. Her goal was to spread comfort and hope to those who found them—and it worked. A friend found a rock on a bad day and told Murphy how it improved her mood, so Murphy continued to leave little rocks of hope around the beach. With a suggestion from

her daughter, she added a hashtag to the movement, #thekindnessrocksproject. The movement soon went viral across America and to other countries, and has found its way to the local area with residents in Broad Channel, Roxbury and Breezy Point running their own similar projects, using both rocks, and seashells. In early August, Kindness Rocks came to Broad Channel. Kimberly Lagos, formerly

of Broad Channel, got the idea from people doing it in her town of Patchogue, and wanted to share it with her old hometown. She started a Facebook page “Broad Channel Rock Hunt #BroadChannelRocks” with a description saying, “Brighten someone's day with beautiful painted found items. Paint rocks, shells, sticks, leaves and rehide them in your neighborhood and favorite places! Keep ones you find or rehide! Just re-

place if you collect to keep the fun going!” The page encourages people to post clues as to where to find the painted items and pictures once they find them. “I set up a Facebook page and dropped off some rocks in Broad Channel that my children and I painted to get the ball rolling,” Lagos said. Broad Channel resident, Jennifer Continued on page 12

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A Letter To My Child It’s time to say goodbye and set you free to live your beautiful life. We have loved and supported you throughout your childhood, but it is time for you to soar high and leave the sheltered nest. Your home has been your safe haven, providing you with everything you need, but now is the time for you to use your wings and fly away. You are so ready for the world to meet you. Don’t let fear get in the way. We love you with our hearts and still will continue to be your support team, but you must learn to live in this vast universe.

Transitions can be frightening. The fear of the unknown can throw us off balance and stir up a flow of emotions. We may attach to these strong emotions without knowing it is normal and necessary to experience these feelings and they will help us to move forward into our new life. Perhaps if we sat quietly in meditation we could get past the emotional component or we could really listen to why we are feeling fear and insecurity when leaving our nest. Anticipating our future can be Continued on page 27

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An Aspirin A Day… Aspirin, chemically acetylsalicylic acid or ASA, is called a wonder drug and has been in use since antiquity. Aspirin is a pain reliever, fever reducer, is used as a blood clot preventer, and is recommended for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). One of its drawbacks, however, is that it can cause bleeding in the gastrointestinal system (GI bleeding). A common misconception is that aspirin causes stomach or intestinal bleeding by directly irritating or eroding the lining of the stomach or intestines. Actually aspirin inhibits the production of prostaglandins. Prostaglandins

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Page 21 susceptible to aspirin. Platelet size is measured by an automated complete blood count, or CBC. The MPV (mean platelet volume) is a measurement of platelet size. Normal values are usually 7.5 to 11.5. Someone with an MPV over 12 will have larger, more active platelets that are more likely to form a clot and less likely to be susceptible to aspirin. While low-dose aspirin has been proven to reduce the risk of repeat cardiovascular events and death in those who have CVD, its use in primary prevention of CVD in those at risk to develop it is still being studied. In addition the use of enteric-coated aspirin is being questioned for two reasons. Firstly, coated aspirin still has the risk of bleeding because it also reduces prostaglandin production plus coated aspirin has less aspirin available for absorption because the coating reduces the amount of available aspirin. More aspirin products are in production as modern medicine continues to tweak an ancient drug. Questions and comments may be sent to editor@rockawaytimes.com.

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120’s Newly renovated, terrace, washer & dryer hookup, no parking, pay gas & elec ....................................... $1600 120’s Stunning, extra large with hardwood oors, plenty of closets, no pets, pay electric. Call Susan 347 260 3891 ....... $1600

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120’s Newly renovated, hardwood oors,

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DELUXE OCEANFRONT CONDOMINIUM BUILDING

120’s Newly renovated, small bedroom,

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units in each room Washer/Dryer. Indoor parking

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space. Pet Ok Close to all transportation and shopping.Building amenities include; Concierge Desk, Fitness Center, Roof Top Terrace, Party room, Computer room, Locker rooms and showers, two elevators, Superintendent, Porter Service, Laundry Room. Asking............. 529K

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B R O O K LY N M E M B E R

5 Year Member

Lic. Broker-Owner: Lisa Jackson Lic. Associate Brokers: Barbara Ferguson • Nia Casilla Lic. RE Agents: Melissa Carrington • Ariana David • Colleen Brady • Jenny Dantone

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UPPER BELLE HARBOR Beach Block - 60’x100’

Stately 5BR, 4 bath Center Hall with HW floors, high ceilings, FLR with fireplace, FDR, EIK with SS appliances, huge master suite with private terrace, huge fin bsmt and 2 car garage. GREAT BUY! $1,585,000

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Legal 3 Family - 60’x100’

A splendid 8BR Belle Harbor residence positioned on an expansive corner property favored by glorious light from a southern exposure. Separate quarters afford a nanny/ In Law Suite. Move in condition! $1,550,000

Solid brick 5BR, 3 bath home brings together the perfect mix of charm with a modern renovation. Private parking & in-gound pool. $1,350,000

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Oceanfront Home 35’x100’ lot

Center Hall Colonial 50’x100’

This fabulous 5 BR 4 bath home was designed for anyone desiring an active lifestyle, while providing the space and comfort to relax and unwind in a healthy and peaceful environment. $1,350,000

Built in 1991, this home has 4BR’s, 3.5 baths, decked yard with pool, full finsihed bsmt and private drive and detached garage. $1,199,000

Beach Block 71’x100’ Center Hall Enormous 4BR, 5 baths solid brick home, HW floors, 2 fireplaces HUGE basement, terrace and private parking. $1,150,000

BRAND NEW TO MARKET Perfect Mother/DaughterT C has AColonial Solid brick T R3.5 baths and 4N BRs, located in COis centrally Harbor. HW floors, R Belle E updated kitchens, private D drive and beautifully UN landscaped. $999,000

BRAND NEW TO MARKET Mint - Legal 2 Family T AC 3 BR’s, Semi-attached R T 2 N baths, fabulous den, rooftop COupgrades, terrace with ocean R views & spacious yard. DE Beautiful 1 BR rental . UN $699,000

BRAND NEW TO MARKET Legal Two Family T C 3BR’s,R A den, 2 full T baths, private garage N the beautiful COand rooftop terrace with R ocean views. Income DE producing 1BR rental. UN $699,000

ROCKAWAY PARK Beach Block - Legal 2 Family 5 houses from the newly renovated boardwalk. 2 new on demand boilers and electrical panels. Call today to find out more! $599,999

NEW TO MARKET Legal 2 Family Lovely 2 family home with bonus guest suite for family quests. Updated kitchens, appliances, tile floor, windows, electric and furnace. $499,000

ROCKAWAY PARK The Ocean Grande Mint condition 3BR, D condo has 2 bath O L panoramic splendid S S T views of the Atlantic J U Ocean and of the brand new Boardwalk. $599,000

BRAND NEW TO MARKET Rockaway Beach - Beach Block! This adorable 2BR bungalow was renovated from top to bottom. Super low taxes, a cellar for storage, large front and rear yard. $499,000

BELLE HARBOR Expansive Belle Harbor home C T 3 bath A7BR, Spacious R home fireplace, N T withEIK. 2BR COmodern upstairs with R apt E kitchen and porch. D Finished basement. UN $949,000

BELLE HARBOR Priced To Sell! T AC high Featuring R ceilings, HW floors, N T baths, updated new O C roof, back deck and a R E above ground pool. D Call today for private UN showing. $699,000

ROCKAWAY BEACH Brand New to Market T C Enjoy R Abreathtaking, uNn To b s t r u c t e d COpanoramic views of R the Atlantic Ocean E from this spectacular D 6th floor, 2BR, 2 bath UN oceanfront. $599,000

BRAND NEW TO MARKET Broad Channel Updated Mother/ daughter with custom kitchen, bath, spacious 3BR, 2 bath, SS appliances, laundry and granite counters. $499,000

ROCKAWAY PARK 100’x100’ Mixed Use Attention Medical Professionals! C of O reads Medical offices, Doctor and Dentist suite, one dwelling 4BR unit. Private Parking. $899,000

ROCKAWAY PARK Two Family T AC newly Semi-detached R T renovated. Owners N3BR, unit 2 baths over O C2BR, 1bath. Long E R private driveway. D $650,000 UN

BRAND NEW TO MARKET Penthouse Condo Oceanfront 3BR, 2 bath, HW floors, private roof top deck with spectacular ocean views! Additional storage and pvt. parking. $519,000

NEW TO MARKET Rockaway Beach Condo Spacious 2BR, 2 bath corner unit, open floor plan, terrace with ocean views, laundry in unit and private parking. $489,000

ROCKAWAY PARK Muti Family CT B e a RuAt i f u l l y maintained 2 family N T 3BR, 2.5 baths COhome, master suite, fin R with E bsmt, renovated 2BR D 2 bath rental. A must UN see! $849,000

BRAND NEW TO MARKET Rockaway Beach 52’x100’ ED PRICET REDUCED P Classic E Rockaway 3 BR, Cbath. Huge front yard, AC2private parking, low taxes R and close to all. Come and FE get this amazing buy. OF $599,000

NEW TO MARKET Arverne - Smart Investment Opportunity in Knocking! Build 5 families with parking, zoning 2 x FAR = 6,600 Square Feet Of Condos Or Apartments. $499,000

BROAD CHANNEL New To Market D Renovated T E bungalow withE Pcanal access. This C 2.5 bath home 3BR, ACfeatures brand new R everything! Master suite, FE F skylights, 2 tier huge O back deck. $440,000

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UPPER BELLE HARBOR Beach Block All Brick

Enjoy the fresh sea air from this lovely all brick 3BR, 2 bath home only steps from the beach. Fin bsmt, front porch and long private drive with detached garage are some of the great features of this beautiful home. $1,195,000

BRAND NEW EXCLUSIVE

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Belle Harbor - Turn Key

Rockaway Park

Classic 3BR, 1.5 bath with open floor plan. Features all recently updated baths, eat in kitchen, full finished basement, attic space and private parking pad. Washer/dryer and backyard with storage shed. $729,000

This 3BR , 1 bath chic house has all comforts of home but the convenience of condo. Artistic touches can be found through out with hardwood floors, vintage style kitchen and funky light fixtures. $450,000

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BELLE HARBOR

Sprawling 80’ x 100’

Beach Block 60’x100’ A Classic Victorian Rockaway Gem! This Beach Block 7 BR home exudes charm and character with high ceilings, stained glass windows, deep moldings, beautiful entry and HW floors. $1,650,000

Entertain your family and friends in style with this fabulous 4BR split level home. Beautiful property with flagstone patio, stone retaining walls and high end finishes. Two car garage and plenty of parking. $1,875,000 BRAND NEW EXCLUSIVE Belle Harbor Brand New Construction. D from EVERY OceanLViews O 3/4 BR, Radiant room, S Air, Security S T Heat, Central System, Sub J U Camera Zero/Wolf Appliances. $3,2000,000

NEPONSIT 2nd Home From the OceanT C in this Live luxuriously R A Neponsit immaculate T N with ocean home COviews from almost R EVERY room. 4+BR’S DE and 3.5 baths. 71’ x N U 100’ lot. $2,500,000

BELLE HARBOR Beach Block - 60’x100’ Beautiful all brick 3BR, D home with a 3.5Lbath O finished full basement S T and private parking. S $2,000,000 JU

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145th: Fully renovated, 3BR, 2.5 baths, pvt parking garage, fin bsmt. (LJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,200 116th: Loft/Studio space with new kitchen and bath (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,500 137th: 3BR, 2BA home with open living room/dining room area (AD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,000 118th: Beach block 4BR, 1BA apt with huge terrace and parking (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,300 91st: 3BR, 2BA apt with HW floors, freshly painted and laundry (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,250 118th: First floor 2BR, 2BA apt with eat in kitchen, LR and separate DR (BF) . . . . . . . . . . .$2,200 81st: 3BR, 1BA condo rental in complex with laundry room, gated parking (NC) . . . . . . . .$2,100 73rd: 1BD, 1BA modern and updated bungalow rental with skylights (NC). . . . . . . . . . . .$1,800 126th: Renovated 1BR, 1BA with terrace and SS appliances (JD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,600 102nd: Spacious second floor 2BR, 1BA apt with ocean view terrace (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,600 123rd: Spacious top floor 1BR in oceanfront building with HW floors (NC/JD) . . . . . . . . . .$1,350

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134th: Build your 3500 sq ft masterpiece! 72x100 lot (LJ). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,500,000 Arverne: 2 x FAR=6,600 Square Feet of condos or apts may be developed (MC) . . . . . .$499,000 87th: Build your Rockaway Beach dream home on 38x110 lot (MC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$350,000 Edgemere: 5946 square foot lot with waterfront access, zoned C3 (MC) . . . . . . . . . . .$329,000 Arverne: 6,000 Square feet of commercial land (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$325,000 Arverne: 2,000 Square feet zoned C3, Marina/Yacht (NC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$120,000

BRAND NEW EXCLUSIVE Selling Fully Furnished!T C Colonial 5BR, 5.5 A bath builtTinR 2013, every N was carefully detail COselected and quality R crafted. In-ground pool DE and unimaginable N U upgrades. $1,900,000

NEPONSIT Sunny and Bright Split Level T SpaciousAC4 BR, 3 R bathT split level. N Gorgeous 60’x100’ COcorner property R with patio, private DE parking and garage. UN $1,150,000

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101st: Penthouse 3BD, 2BA condo with storage and parking spot (MC) . . . . . . . . . . 100th: 2BR, 2BA corner condo unit with parking spot and outdoor shower (MC). . . . 99th: Brand new 3BR, 2BA condo with HW floors, outdoor space, gated parking (NC) 121st: 2BR, 1BA ocean facing co-op with terrace and HW floors (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . 99th: Brand new 2BR, 2BA condo, outdoor space, gated parking and HW flrs (NC). . . 91st: Spacious 1BR, 1BA condo in oceanfront elevator building (MC). . . . . . . . . . . . 121st: Top floor 1BD, 1BD co-op with panoramic ocean views (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81st: Large 2BR, 1BA condo with terrace and parking (NC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80th: Large 2BR, 2.5BA condo with low maintenance and terrace (NC) . . . . . . . . . . 123rd: Spacious top floor 1BR co-op with HW floors (NC/JD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118th: Studio co-op in oceanfront building, HW floors and ocean views (MC). . . . . .

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72nd: Three lots featuring two factories and one warehouse (AD). . . . . . . . . . 98th: Unique store front with 3 attached renovated bungalows (MC) . . . . . . . 92nd: Extra large space with high ceilings and out door space (AD) . . . . . . . . 120th: Newly renovated 2,500 sq ft w/ receptionist counter and 3 offices (MC) . 92nd: 850 square feet of prime space available for business (AD) . . . . . . . . . . 116th: Prime location, 1,100 sq ft, reception area plus 4 rooms (BF) . . . . . . . . . 72nd: Two offices and conference room available fully furnished (BF) . . . . . . .

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917-742-7779 Marie Villanueva Dominick Maiorano

Lorraine Tom

Heart of BELLE HARBOR ALL BRICK THREE FAMILY COLONIAL STYLE HOME LOCATED ON THE SECOND BLOCK 60x100 PROPERTY LOT HAS IT ALL!! OWNERS main level APT HAS THREE BEDROOMS LR,DR, open Kitchen one full bath UPSTAIRS APT HAS TWO BEDROOMS, LR/large eat In kitchen one full bath and a large terrace Basement is a studio apt . Beautifully landscaped Park like grounds w/heated in ground pool, paver's outdoor kitchen /barbecue and cabana Long pvt driveway Garage w/lift

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Kiyan Hagan

NEW EXCLUSIVE BREEZY POINT BEACH BLOCK Unique in size, this home is situated on a 50 x 100 corner property lot with car parking all year round. Totally renovated after Sandy, this home has it all. Three bedrooms, two full baths, DINING AND LIVING ROOM, Cathedral Ceilings open floor plan, front porch, rear deck and garden ALL THE BEST! IN THE BEST GATED COMMUNITY OF THE ROCKAWAYS!!!!

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Upper Belle Harbor. High ranch styled home. Could be mother/ daughter. Three bedrooms three full bath eat in kitchen living room dining room with additional large living space on main level 40x100 property lot Pvt drive/ spacious backyard

NEW EXCLUSIVE: NEPONSIT 67x100, built 1920's 8 Bedrooms! 5 bathrooms,13 ft ceilings, grand center hall with two wood burning fire place's (formal living room/ master suite) Old World Victorian Beach house with a huge side porch, park like grounds long pvt driveway. Awesome!

$959,000

NEW EXCLUSIVE Ocean front L-Shaped studio Completely renovated with a sea side flare of color and style Dark wood floors white subway tiles Very nicely done! Average maintenance $711.00 asking $235,000

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BEACH 90th ST BEACH BLOCK LEGAL TWO FAMILY 3 BEDROOMS OVER 3 BEDROOMS. RENT ROLL IS $3000.00 per month Asking $565,000 neg.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

Beach 95th Street Newly Renovated Three bedrooms,large living room and dining room w/ ocean views and 1.5 baths

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LET US PUT OUR EXPERTISE TO WORK FOR YOU BE WELL BE HAPPY Continued from Page 13 all consuming within our fragile minds. However, change is constant and you must learn to flow with the changing tides. Resist it and you will be uneasy within your body and mind. It is necessary to plan your future but you must be careful not to abandon the present moment. If you stay present, you will find bliss. One breath, one moment, one minute, one hour, one day at a time. Easier said than done. Just don’t overthink the process. Become an observer and witness. Growing pains are part of life. In fact, suffering teaches us how to live with compassion and love for others. You must always love yourself first. With this you will be able to give to others in a selfless manner but YOU come first. Take care of your needs so you can be strong and resilient. Life is not always so easy. There will be people you meet who have unstable energy, do not take their energy in, and steer away from negativity. Find joy in the

simple things of life. Leave the I and Want out of your conversations. You have everything you need deep inside and no one can take that away from you unless you let them. You are a brilliant light, full of kindness and love, so shine brightly. Never let anyone or anything take up space in your head. You are now the captain of your ship. Becoming an adult and going out into the real world can be scary. You will become more responsible and learn to support yourself. One day you may become a parent and you will know what it is like to raise a child. I am not telling you it’s going to be easy, but I will tell you it’s going to be worth it. Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.” -Marianne Williamson

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Is It Really All in Your Head? By Lou Pastina

How are you feeling today? Have you been working out; eating right; getting enough sleep? These are the questions we either ask ourselves or are asked of us every week. And so, we try, sometimes, despite the occasional Oreo, to eat better, work out, even if it is just walking more and sleeping better. But no matter how hard we try sometimes we just don’t feel right. So, we look for other answers, because the last thing in

the world you want to hear is that maybe it’s just all in your head! So, what do we try? Well if you look to the East, maybe you try acupuncture? There are a few practitioners at the beach who are very good. If the thought of someone sticking needles into your body while you are laying down reminds you of your marriage, then perhaps it isn’t for you. But acupuncture does provide several tangible benefits as part of a wellness plan. Coupled with a massage

every once in a while, one can achieve a peacefulness without emptying a case of Coors Lights. For others, yoga provides not only a physical release through stretching but a meditative experience that helps one focus more acutely. Practiced on a regular basis, flexibility is improved, balance is restored, and restfulness is achieved. But if “Oming” freaks you out because you think you might get brainwashed into wearing orange robes and asking for donations on the lower east side, then perhaps yoga is not for you. Although this is not a bad retirement plan, trust me. I have also heard of people trying cryogenics. What’s that you say? Well it’s the use of nitrogen infused cold chambers to chill the body, restoring the body’s natural defenses against joint-related diseases. In addition, high-performing athletes use this practice to improve performance levels. While the treatments last only three minutes, it does get quite cold, and you may question the

Page 29 benefit afterwards. In my case, I actually felt better afterwards but would be hard-pressed to tell you why I actually did. Although you may be nervous about certain Seinfeld related “shrinkage” syndromes, as it can get quite chilly! So, treatment may not be for some men. Of course, any activity that gets your endorphins fired up brings on a general feeling of euphoria that is hard to beat. And generally, when you are tired physically, sleep follows more easily. So as the summer winds down and the kids get ready to go back to school and you get your kingdoms back to yourselves, maybe treat yourself to some “me” time to regenerate the body and spirit after a terrific summer. Get a massage, try yoga or an acupuncture treatment, or maybe a cryogenic treatment, maybe go vegan for a week to see how that feels. And of course, if you do all that and still don’t feel just right, remember, it’s probably only all in your head anyway!

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Here comes the Rockaway Groan, (succinctly coined by Rockaway Times Publisher, Kevin Boyle)! With an eclectic lineup of live music, theater, arts — all against a backdrop of our beautiful boardwalk, ocean and bay front, why leave Rockaway in the summertime! With our summer days sadly winding down, this is the place to be! LIVE MUSIC: Thursday, August 31 8 p.m. It’s the grand summer finale masterfully orchestrated by Rockaway’s uber-popular, Bobby Butler of Indaculture at Bungalow Bar. With an impressive lineup of 17 musical guests performing with Indaculture, including Rattrap Bumpkin providing theatrics and music with a pirate invasion on the dragon boat, be prepared to be on your feet, partyin' all night long. 377 Beach 92nd St. Friday, September 1 6 p.m. Jazz-flavored reggae and soul will be on the menu at Riis with revolutionary band, Ska-Boom! With Kevin Batchelor on trumpet, Rocksteady Freddie - saxophone, Earl Appleton - keys, Rick Sabo guitar, Gregory Jackson - bass and Mike Severino on drums, this will be a memorable evening of positive vibrations! Riis Park Beach Bazaar Friday, September 1 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. It’s Jammin' Jon’s Labor Day weekend beach jam at Rippers! Set your holiday weekend ablaze with a vibrant whirlwind of rocktinged music from the Psychedelic Tornado featuring Jammin' Jon himself and the ever-popular Blac Rabbit, Ronnie Bongo and Rockaway’s own reggae movement, RCK97. This eclectic evening of live music also dishing up free improv — is one you don’t want to miss! Rippers, Beach 86th Concession Friday, September 1 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Local band, Bad Sign rocks Low

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Tide Bar. Their lineup of classic rock and blues will keep you tapping your feet all-night long! Low Tide Bar, Beach 97th Concession Friday, September 1 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Get your dancing shoes on (or go barefoot) and groove it up as NYC’s hot jazz band, Caitlin and the Critters gives old swing new life. Beach 106th Concession Saturday, September 2 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. It’s Fête Mêtre Agwé & LaSirêne at Riis. Houngans, mambos, vodouisantas and curious spectators invited to join in this spiritual dance ceremony honoring, Agwé Tawoyo, king of the seas and patron of fishermen. Attendees are advised to wear sky blue clothing and white headscarf. Ayivodoudou! Riis Park Beach Bazaar Saturday, September 2 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Looking to expand your rock horizons and let loose to some sound-barrier breaking rock music? Head to Rippers, where your senses will be ‘rocktified’ to an eclectic mix featuring bands, Weeping Icon, The Giggly Boys, Dethmelt and The Seminals. Rippers, Beach 86th Concession Saturday, September 2 6:30 p.m. Can’t get enough of Indaculture? Indulge your addiction by making a beeline to Caracas as they have the boardwalk bumpin’ to their energetic blend of rock, reggae, roots, funk, soul and blues. Beach 106th Concession Saturday, September 2 7:30 p.m. Head Uptown Girl, all the way to the Breezy Point Surf Club’s Captain’s Gig Pub for Captain Jack, a Billy Joel Tribute Band. Stop at the Surf Club booth to pick up a $10 entrance voucher, which is good for a drink. 1 Beach 227th Street Saturday, September 2 9 p.m. What better venue to revel in

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Rockaway’s Celtic trad roots — than with the charming vocals and versatile guitar-playing of Rockaway’s born and bred Irish musician and vocalist, Walter Ensor — than at Roger’s, Rockaway’s oldest Irish pub? Come on in and find out! 203 Beach 116th St. Sunday, September 3 10:30 a.m. Head back out to Roger’s for Gaelic football’s biggest game of the year, the All Ireland Hurling final as teams, Galway vs. Waterford battle it out for the Liam MacCarthy Cup! 203 Beach 116th St. Sunday, September 3 5 p.m. It’s always a good time at the BayHouse in Breezy Point when Hell or High Water plays. Grab some grub, catch some tunes and don’t miss the sunset at this beautiful establishment. 500 Bayside Sunday, September 3 6:30 p.m. Mardi Gras weekend wouldn’t be complete without the Mardi Gras band. Head back to the Breezy Point Surf Club tonight to celebrate. 1 Beach 227th St. Sunday, September 3 9 p.m. to Midnight Epstein’s Beach bar offers your last rockin’ hurrah before bidding our lazy summer days adieu. With Brooklyn noise rocker bands, The Forms, Celestial Shore and Russian Baths vibratin’ the house, you won’t want to leave and will be begging for more! 88-22 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Monday, September 4 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Rockaway’s ultimate music man, Max Powers presents Rock! Away! With some surprise guests on the lineup, head to Caracas for the ultimate music fest. Beach 106th Concession Wednesday, September 6 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. It’s a full moon, so cast your cares away and dance under the moon light at Low Tide’s Full Moon Party as, DJ I, lays down his

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pulsating beats, that will have you dancing and sweating as you cast your cares away. Low Tide Bar, Beach 97th Concession Tuesdays 8 p.m. to Midnight ConnollysStock ever-popular Open Mic Night! Rockaway’s long-standing seasonal Irish dive pub, Connollys, is fertile ground for an eclectic assortment of seasoned and green local musicians, and vocalists looking to test out new material to a cheering crowd. Get there early so you can sign up as it gets packed! 155 Beach 95th St. OTHER ART NEWS Sunday, September 10 12 p.m. The Rockaway Artist Alliance is calling for entries for their Salon Show 2017. This non-juried exhibition welcomes all artists, even those previously exhibited. Opened to any theme and all mediums, including but not limited to painting, watercolor, photography, print, poetry and literature and sculpture. $35 Entry Fee upon submission. Hanging artwork will be from noon until all spaces are filled. For further info, call 718-474-0861 or email: info@ raanyc.org sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden RAA offers a wide variety of art classes, including Oils & Acrylics Painting and Screen Printing. To receive weekly updates on series of classes and one-time workshops, email: j.dalid@raanyc.org. Theater in Rockaway (Yes, Rockaway has its own theater company!) Tickets for Rockaway Theatre Company’s grand production of The Elephant Man are now up for sale. Tickets sell quickly, so get your hands on some now! The Elephant Man will be showing September 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24. See why NYC theater critics are declaring this theatrical production a must-see for all. Visit:www. rockawaytheatrecompany.org Got info on live music and art exhibitions coming up in Rockaway and Broad Channel? Send it to: kami@rockawaytimes.com


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Sept 11th Memorial Ceremonies at Tribute Park

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Saturday, September 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. YARD SALE FOR CHARITY 152 Beach 125th Street Yard sale to raise money for Aids orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa through MMAD-Mothers Making a Difference. Saturday, September 2, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. PET ADOPTION EVENT 92-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd. ACC’s mobile adoption van will be on site with cats and dogs looking for a home. Tuesday, September 5, 2 p.m. BACK TO SCHOOL DRIVE 44-02 Beach Channel Drive Free cupcakes and school supplies from Dreams for the Community. Tuesday, September 5, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. NYPD BLOOD DRIVE 92-24 Rockaway Beach Blvd Join to 100th Pct at the mobile bus to donate blood. Must be 16+, bring ID. Thursday, September 7, 7:30 p.m. ROCKAWAY BEACH CIVIC ASSOCIATION

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 Knights of Columbus 333 Beach 90th Street Monthly meeting to discuss Rockaway Beach issues. Saturday, September 9, 9 a.m. 9/11 REMEMBRANCE RACE Roxbury to Breezy 5K fun run from the Roxbury 9/11 memorial to the Breezy Point 9/11 memorial. Register at bpremembers911.com or the day of. Food, drinks, music and fun to follow. Saturday, September 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENT St. Camillus Beach 99th Street Drop off your unwanted electronics to be recycled. Monday, September 11, 8:30 a.m. 9/11 MEMORIAL CEREMONY Tribute Park-Beach 116th Street Reading of the names, placing of roses, music to remember 9/11 victims. Tuesday, September 12, 7:15 p.m. COMMUNITY BOARD 14 MEETING Knights of Columbus 333 Beach 90th Street Hurricane season and committee updates.

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This is what it’s all about: the local cops and teens interacting with each other on a positive note, building a foundation of trust and friendship. The officers showed that they are truly interested in helping all of the communities they serve by attending this event in their off time. Thank you to all who came out and supported the players on both sides of the courts, it truly was an amazing show of solidarity and respect, and we look forward to growing this event next year.

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from the Precinct who came out to take on the teens from the Channel. Special thanks to coaches Pat and Jack who spent their summer organizing and coaching the Shamrock Summer Shootout, which concluded last Wednesday evening with the divisional championship games. Thanks to Refs Dom and Skippy for volunteering their time officiating this hard fought basketball game. And Special thanks to 100th Pct. Officer Maurice Moore who helped organize the game. Officer Moore does a wonderful job assisting our community coordinating/attending all the parades and events throughout the year. We are lucky to have him in our community.

BCAC Hunter Blake and 100th Pct. Officer Keith Richardson shake hands before tip-off.


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It was a great day for softball as we had a crowd of about 100 people turn out to watch the Mudsharks take on Morning Wood in the Championship for the third straight year and fifth time out of the last six years. Mudsharks had the edge over MW, beating them three out of the four times they squared off in the final. The Sharks looked good early on in Game 1 as they scored three runs in the 2nd inning and then another four runs in the third. A couple errors from the Morning Woods’ infield and timely hitting from the Mudsharks had them out to an early 7-0 lead. Morning Wood had plenty of chances to score but solid Mudsharks defense shut down any rally that the Wood tried to get going. Every time MW would plate a run the Mudsharks came back in the next inning and

scored again. The Mudsharks won Game 1 easily, 10-3. In Game 2 and batting first, Morning Wood came out the gates hot as the first seven batters all singled as they scored five runs to put the pressure on the Mudsharks. Solid defense from both teams kept both teams off the scoreboard until the 6th inning as Morning Wood would score another four runs to go up 9-0. The Sharks scored a run in the bottom of 6th but that was all as Morning Wood won Game 2 by a score of 9-1. With the series tied a game apiece it came down to a deciding Game 3 for the Championship. With the title on the line, both teams started Game 3 with some fireworks. Mudsharks struck first in the top of the 1st with three runs. In the bottom of the 1st Morning Wood would answer

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BETWEEN THE BRIDGES Continued from Page 18 oral sex if we vote for their guy or girl......depiction of our police officers as "enemies of the people" deserving of assassination... the Mayor of a major city who sees nothing wrong in visiting a foreign country for the purpose of denigrating our country...a writer for the Atlantic magazine claiming that the recent total solar eclipse was racist as its path only traversed predominantly white areas of the country...University students who feel they have been emotionally slighted by the simple fact of waking up and getting out of bed each day...ESPN removing an Asian-American sports announcer Robert Lee from a University of Virginia vs. William & Mary football game because they were afraid he might offend and "trigger" some idiots because his name is too similar to the long dead Confederate General Robert E. Lee... and the list continues ad infinitum.

Now, I’m a happy and optimistic person by nature, inclined to tend to my own business and not be influenced unduly by the words or actions of others — especially those whose views are extreme and/ or downright irrational. But every now and then I get fed up, and at the moment — perhaps it is the heat, which I find I like less and less as I get older — I am fed up with the cynical anti-intellectualism that has perverted the political discourse of our nation and made it wellnigh impossible to enact public policy solutions to the plethora of real economic and social issues with which we currently are confronted. I’m fed up with kicking the can of reality down the road in the service of political agendas fueled by fantasy, myth and outright untruth. I’m fed up with the elevation of willful ignorance to a virtue. I think I reached the end of my shrinking tether to patience when I had to suffer through weeks, if not months, of others telling me that it was necessary for them to dictate to me who among us

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could use what restroom because, after all, I was gender biased. Truth be told, I actually know a little something about gender fluidity having lived for a long time as a male trapped inside a female's body...at least until I was born! When I find my blood pressure going through the roof, thinking that the world is going to hell in a hand basket, rather than surrender to anger, I tend to sit back and work the problem to discover a solution and guess what? I found one! When you have a couple of hours to kill, do your blood pressure a favor. Rather than read the news, watch the talk shows, or blindly view the nonsensical ravings of the Facebook crowd urging you to go out and tear down a statue, sit down and tune your television to the Hallmark Channel. It's feel-good TV. There's no sex, gratuitous violence and gore. Hallmark movies and series have happy endings. The main characters do the right thing. The problems get worked out. The guy and girl, whatever their age or grumpiness level at the start,

always end up together and the wrongdoer (if there is one) is always identified and dealt with. Turn on Hallmark and everyone ends the show smiling. You get lots of easy-on-yourmind films where the characters always find a way to work together to save their town or store or farm. I am very serious when I tell you the Hallmark Channel works for me. I know many of you will say to yourself that I am simply burying my head in the sand. Maybe you're right but at this point in my life all I can say is give me a shovel because this column is finished and until I wake up to find that all the players have finally decided to venture forth from their safe spaces, pull up their adult boxers, briefs and panties and start acting with a modicum of common sense to undertake a spirited, but civil discourse, to address the myriad problems we are facing as a nation, I am off to watch a Garage Sale Mystery movie on Hallmark! Broad Channel, why would anyone want to live anywhere else?

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JAMAICA BAY SOFTBALL LEAGUE Continued from Page 43 with three runs of their own. Then Morning Wood would score three more in the 2nd and another two runs in the 3rd taking a commanding 8-3 lead. Stellar defense from Morning Wood stopped the Sharks as they threatened to score in the late innings. The Mudsharks were able to score one in the 5th but that was all as Morning Wood went on to win Game 3, 8-4 and win their 2nd straight Championship and third overall. After the game was played we handed out a few trophies and awards. Chris Long of Old Head took home the “Jackass of the Year” Award for the third straight year. Taking home the Kevin Gill Award (League MVP) was Richie McCarthy of the Mudsharks. The Bobby McKinley Award (Playoff MVP) went to Skyler Ward of Morning Wood as he went 7-9 at the plate and played a great first base. Starting this year we are using one

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remind everyone of the Monohan Tournament on September 9. It’s a great day of softball and also for a great cause. Last but not least, thanks to The Rockaway Times for running our article each week. Thank you again and cheers until next year!


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