Page 1

VOL. 4, NO. 13 - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Houston,

We Have a Solution

Locals Take Lessons Learned in Sandy to Texas

See Page 3


Page 2

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com

The Rockaway Times


The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Page 3

Houston, We Have a Solution LOCALS LEND HUGE HELPING HAND TO TEXAS By Katie McFadden

On Saturday, August 27, Maria Sotolongo, her husband and her three kids, left their home on the west side of Houston, Texas, not knowing what Hurricane Harvey had in store. “We live right by the bayou. It’s my backyard. We knew we could be prone to flooding, but had never flooded before. What happened in Houston was historic flooding. My neighbors and I believe we were flooded in part because the dams were released. There were heavy rains when we left Saturday, but it wasn’t much. We looked at the forecast and thought it could get bad on the street. We never thought our house would flood. We didn’t want to get stuck with the kids, so we left Saturday night thinking we could come back and get a few things. On Sunday night, the city decided to open the dams and that was when our area was heavily hit,” Sotolongo explained in a phone call to The Rockaway Times. With nowhere for the water to go, Sotolongo’s home and street remained flooded for days on end. “We couldn’t get back to our house. It was flooded from morning to night,” she said. Sotolongo couldn’t return to her home until September 10—13 days after she and her family evacuated. Watermarks showed her one-story home had been inundated with five to seven feet of water. Everything was destroyed. “We were lost. We didn’t know what we were going to do. We were so overwhelmed and didn’t know where to start,” Sotolongo said. Then she got a phone call. “A friend called to tell me some gentlemen from New York were on their way to help us. I said, ‘what are you talking about?’” About an hour after Sotolongo returned to her flooded home, Rockaway locals, John Carlin and George Johnson pulled up to her house. “I was in a white suit with a mask and gloves and boots on, just thinking I’d be there to take some photos for

FEMA, and they pull up and I just broke down crying,” Sotolongo said. “They got out and hadn’t said a word and I just hugged them. Then they told us that everything was going to be okay and that they knew what this was like since they had gone through it with Sandy and they said they were ready to help us and would be here ‘til Thursday. I felt relief. My husband and I couldn’t believe it. We’re strong believers in God and we thought, this is heaven sent. There was no doubt it was divine intervention that brought John and George to us. We felt peace just by looking at them.” About a week earlier, as the images from Texas circulated national media, those in Rockaway felt their pain from 1,600 miles away. Knowing what those in Texas were experiencing, after living it firsthand through Hurricane Sandy nearly five years before, many in

Rockaway began to act. Local groups and organizations immediately started to collect donations in the form of gift cards, cash, necessities and supplies. Some made the decision to go right down to Texas themselves, to take what they had learned from going through Sandy, and pay it forward. Among some of them were Adam Smith along with Richie Gwillym, Ed Shevlin along with Leslie Mahoney, and John Carlin who teamed up with retired firefighter George Johnson. “I got an email from Jim Mullen of the Graybeards who said Adam Smith was going to Houston. I wanted to go with him, but I needed to make arrangements with work, so the timeline didn’t work for me. So I came up with an idea to drive down after them and Adam suggested I call George because George is always up for a road trip,” John Carlin, who works for

Verizon, said. “I called George and he said he’d get back to me, he had to run it by the boss.” “I had to get my wife, Peggy’s permission,” Johnson said. With the wives’ support and time off granted by Carlin’s boss, the guys were heading to Texas. “We saw what happened when Hurricane Katrina hit and most people thought, ‘wow, that’s bad.’ But it was over there in Louisiana and you think, there’s nothing you can do. Then we got hit by Sandy and we understood,” Carlin said. “We had people come from all over the country to help us in Rockaway. We felt we had to pay it back,” Johnson said. “When Harvey hit Texas, I felt I needed to do something. It bothered me to such an extent that I felt just sending money was not the cure all. We didn’t do it for the accolades. We just felt we had to do more,” Carlin said. Carlin came up with the idea of buying a vehicle to make the trip down to Houston, packing it with donations, helping out those in need, and then leaving the vehicle with a family that could use it, before flying back to New York. “Bryan of Bryan’s Auto made it happen for me. I told Bryan Bernath my idea and he walked me through the process and helped me find a quality used car that wouldn’t break the bank and he took care of all the work and made sure it was tuned up and ready to go. That really got the ball rolling,” Carlin said. On September 5, Johnson put out a request on Facebook to his friends and family, explaining the plan and asking if anyone would be able to donate gift cards, cash and supplies, with a promise that it would make it to those in need. Word spread quickly. “It took us 12 hours to pack the car because my doorbell rang every five minutes, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., with people dropping stuff off. We collected $15,000 in gift cards and cash from the community just in Continued on page 42

·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


Page 4

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

The Rockaway Times

Contact The Elected

%RDUGZDON PIZZE

RIA • RESTAURANT

AT ARVERNE BY THE SEA - 68-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd -

347-619-8002

FREE DELIVERY OPEN 7 DAYS Mon-Thurs 10-10 • Fri-Sat 10-11 • Sun 11-10

9;

NOW Delivering To Breezy Point & Broad Channel

% 10 OFF 2 OFF

$

Any Pie With This Ad

Any Catering Order

(pick-up only)

Pick Up or Free Delivery

*Not to be combined with any other offer *Excludes Pizzettes

With This Ad

Congressman Gregory Meeks 67-12 Rockaway Beach Boulevard Arverne, NY 11692 Phone: (347) 230-4032 Assemblywomen Stacey Pheffer Amato 9516 Rockaway Beach Blvd Rockaway Beach, NY 11693 718-945-9550 City Councilman Eric Ulrich 114-12 Beach Channel Drive, suite #1 Rockaway Park, NY 11694 718-318-6411 State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. 88-08 Rockaway Beach Blvd Room 311 Rockaway Beach, NY 11693 718-318-0702 State Senator James Sanders Jr. 1931 Mott Avenue - Suite 305 Far Rockaway, NY 11691 718-327-7017 City Councilman Donovan Richards 1931 Mott Avenue, Suite 410 Far Rockaway, NY 11691 718-471-7014 Assemblywoman Michele Titus 1931 Mott Avenue, Far Rockaway, NY 11691 718- 327-1845 Community Board 14 1931 Mott Ave Far Rockaway, NY 11691 718-471-7300

Kevin Boyle PUBLISHER Pat McVeigh MANAGING DIRECTOR Katie McFadden MANAGING EDITOR Kami-Leigh Agard REPORTER Fred Marino, Frank Chimera SALES __________________________ The Rockaway Times 114-04 Beach Channel Drive Rockaway Park, NY 11694 Phone: 718-634-3030 • www.rockawaytimes.com • Email: news@rockawaytimes.com, mail@rockawaytimes.com

__________________________ THE ROCKAWAY TIMES is published every Thursday by Double Nickel LLC, 114-04 Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Park, NY 11694. Send address changes to The Rockaway Times, 114-04 Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Park, NY 11694. Ad space reservations by Monday, 12 noon, preceding date of publication. Editorial submission must be made by Monday, 3 P.M., pre- ceding date of publication. All letters to THE ROCKAWAY TIMES should be brief and are subject to editing. Writers should include a full address and home / office telephone number. Anonymous letters are not printed. Name withheld on request. No such ad or any part thereof may be reproduced without permission of THE ROCKAWAY TIMES. The publisher will not be responsible for any error in advertising beyond the cost of the space occupied by the error. Errors must be reported to THE ROCKAWAY TIMES within five days of publication. Ad position cannot be guaranteed unless paid prior to publication. THE ROCKAWAY TIMES assumes no liability for the content or re- ply to any ads. The advertiser assumes all liability for the content of and all replies. The advertiser agrees to hold THE ROCKAWAY TIMES and its employees harmless from all costs, expenses, liabilities, and damages resulting from or caused by the publication placed by the advertiser or any reply to any such advertisement. © 2015 Double Nickel LLC.

VENUS BEAUTY EVENT Join us for our VIP Beauty Event featuring the Venus Versa™ & Venus Velocity™!

Wednesday, October 11th 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm RSVP by October 6th: info@sparockaway.com | 718.318.8840 ENJOY EXCLUSIVE PROMOTIONAL TREATMENT PRICING & PRODUCTS REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

Visit our website to see all our services and join our email for specials and to purchase gift certificates. 

112-20 Beach Channel Dr. Rockaway Park, NY 11694

sparockaway.com • 718.318.8840

·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Page 5

Danger Danger

Nothing like visiting the majestic and wonderful Yellowstone National Park to make you think of robots and the end of the world as we know it. I was looking for bison and moose and Big Foot but mostly saw tourists from Asia, many of whom were Japanese. At least I think they were Japanese. They could have been humanoids programmed to hit you with an elbow as they moved in for the perfect camera shot. From what I’ve been reading, the Japanese have robots running hotels, providing elder care and populating, uhm, dating sites. So, it wouldn’t be a stretch to learn the Yellowstone crowds were hot off an assembly line in Tokyo. Let me back up a second. First, I gotta tell ya, Boyleing Points is not off hiatus, I’m just interrupting your peace and

quiet for a week and then I’ll go back into that unproductive, lazy piece-of-dung cocoon I’ve slipped into as I await the future—when I’m really not needed. I’m just here to give you a heads-up that it’s only a matter of time before Boyleing Points is written by a robot (yeah, I know wise guys – that might give it more life.) Ya know, in the old days, robots were not to be feared. Anybody who watched the Jetsons cartoon hoped to have a flying car by now, but the hidden gem depicted in the futuristic world of Orbit City was Rosie, the housekeeping robot. Now that’s what I’d kill for. Who needs a flying car? We’ve got the ferry and Belle Rock. Meanwhile, the news is now full of stories of immigrants and their impact on the economy and society as a whole. But keep your eye on the robots. Seems to me, robots are more of a worry than starving refugees. Postal letter sorters, security guards, truck drivers, assembly line workers,

fast food counter workers, even surgeons, are being replaced. In Australia, they use robots to shepherd cattle. And the robots don’t even have to wear boots. And most of them have proved impervious to cow farts and can even identify the most gaseous cows in the herd. Cow farts, also know as bovine emissions, are regulated in California. Global warming, you know. Come to think of it, maybe robots are ok in this instance. Word is, even immigrants don’t want that job. The thing is, as robots squeeze out workers you gotta admit that some of the stuff is pretty nifty. Have you used ATMs to make deposits? I’ve deposited personal checks written to me by someone who only writes in hieroglyphics and might have advanced Parkinson’s. Somehow the robot teller deciphers the amount and makes the deposit. I stand there in awe. This is more impressive than the eclipse. I leave and never think about the job that scanning robot replaced. But maybe I should.

Reports say 38 percent of jobs could be taken over by robots within 15 years?! 15? That’s like tomorrow. The sad, crazy thing is you can sound the alarm but telling people the way to safety is the hard part. People often say, we’re always going to need plumbers and electricians. And maybe that’s true, but who knows? I heard the panhandler in front of the bank is worried he’ll be replaced by a robot. What are you gonna say to a panhandling robot, get a job? You old timers will remember another robot, the one from Lost In Space. You know what he said every week? “Danger! Danger!” We just didn’t realize he was warning us about the future. Which reminds me of a funny story about Yellowstone. A ranger had to yell at somebody for getting too close to a bear. “You mean the bears are real?” the person asked. That’s not such a ridiculous question anymore.

I’ll help you worry less about retirement. No matter where you’re at or what you’ve saved, I have simple and sound financial strategies to help you retire with confidence. Of course, the sooner you get started, the better off you’ll be. So call me today and let’s chart a path for your retirement.

coR¿dence

John Lepore Insurance Agency 718-945-1900 11230 Beach Channel Dr. Rockaway Park

worry

Life insurance offered through Allstate Life Ins. Co. & Allstate Assurance Co. Northbrook, IL; Lincoln Benefit Life Co., Lincoln, NE; and American Heritage Life Insurance Co., Jacksonville, FL. In New York, life insurance offered through Allstate Life Insurance Co. of New York, Hauppauge, NY. Securities offered by Personal Financial Representatives through Allstate Financial Services, LLC (LSA Securities in LA and PA). Registered Broker-Dealer. Member FINRA, SIPC. Main Office: 2920 South 84th Street, Lincoln, NE 68506. (877) 525-5727. © 2014 Allstate Insurance Co.

·

219974

Retirement Outlook

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


Page 6

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Beach Shrinkage High tides and crashing waves did another number on the beach this week. We’re printing these pictures with the hope Senator Schumer and the Army Corps of Engineers get the message that Rockaway needs jetties and reinforced dunes. Now.

JAMESONS PUB FOOTBALL and Helping the Hurricane Harvey Effort During the month of September on football Sundays Jameson's will be accepting donations for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts and a portion of our sales will be donated to the victims of this terrible tragedy.

So come out, enjoy some great football, and support a great cause!

718-474-9364

421 Beach 129th St, Rockaway Park, NY 11694 ·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com

The Rockaway Times


The Rockaway Times

***** Happy Rosh Hashanah! ***** Oops. Last week we asked you to send in Before and After photos from Hurricane Sandy. And thanks! to those who did. What we meant to ask for are photos of After Sandy AND NOW photos. So if you’ve got a photo of the wreckage and a photo of the same place now – please send to us at Mail@ RockawayTimes.com. We’re hoping to show we’ve come a long way! ***** Got $11 million and change? If so, you can buy the Sands Point building and parking lot on Beach 102nd Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. The property, approximately 175 x 300, with nine tenants and 45 parking spaces is listed for $11,495,000 by CPEX Real Estate. *****

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 The least surprising thing about recent hurricanes and hurricane warnings? Gas prices shoot up immediately but are slow to fall once the event has passed. ***** Former State Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder had three top goals when he was in office. Number one was restoring the Rockaway Beach Branch Line (also known as Queens Rail). Number two was restoring the Rockaway Beach Branch Line and number three was restoring the Rockaway Beach Branch line. Now comes word that he is endorsing Republican Eric Ulrich for City Council. In the not-too-distant past Ulrich uttered these words about restoring the Rockaway Beach Branch Line: “With all due respect, and I love Phil Goldfeder, it’s not going to happen in my lifetime or yours.” Phil used to say it would never happen unless you tried. (Don’t worry, Phil, we just wanted to get your name in the paper because we know you miss it!) ***** Sad news. Pat Tracy, friend to many, many Rockaway residents died this week. He worked at Stella

Maris, St. Joseph’s College, taught at St. John’s University, was a youth minister and even a longtime bartender at the legendary Boardy Barn in the Hamptons. He’ll be missed. ***** Reminder: The 20th anniversary of the Music That Heals race – (5K/ Half Marathon/kids) is Sunday, September 24 at Prospect Park, Brooklyn. See MusicThatHeals.org for more info. ***** And if you’re staying in Rockaway this weekend, why don’t you mosey on down to the first Rock-aBlock Blvd – a street fair, block party from Beach 90th to Beach 94th on the Boulevard. You’ll hear live music, see magic shows and pet tricks. There’s even a pie-eating contest. Looks like a lot of fun. It runs from noon ‘til 5 p.m. ***** Kudos to Poseidon parade organizers and participants. There were fewer gaps in the parade this year and more groups brought music to liven it up so we have to say it was better than last year (which was pretty great). Ferry people came this year, so the crowd lining up along the railings were bigger this

Page 7 year, too. Can’t wait for next year! ***** Father Bill Sweeney (Happy birthday, Padre) and Father Jim Cunningham of St. Francis de Sales showed support for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation by having their heads shaved. The foundation raises money to battle childhood cancer and the bald heads show solidarity with kids who are fighting the dreaded disease. ***** ‘Tis the season. Hurricanes are named by the World Meteorological Organization and done so in alphabetical order each season. Harvey before Irma, Irma before Jose, and so on. ***** There’s nothing like live – great – theater. Check out The Elephant Man at the Rockaway Theatre Company in Fort Tilden. Performances of this award-winning drama are Thursday through Sunday. Get tickets online at Rockawaytheatrecompany.org ***** Hurricane Jose brought some high tides on Tuesday. Mobi mats on some beaches streets were completely submerged at some points.

Your Lock • Your Key OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

ROCKAWAY’S PREMIER STORAGE FACILITY • 60,000 Square Foot Facility • Rockaway Owned & Operated For More Than 20 Years • Most Competitive Rates In The Borough • Documents & Record Storage Services • Lighting And Security Cameras Throughout 24/7 • Climate Controlled Rooms Available • Drive Up Accessible Rooms • Mail Boxes Available • Perfect For Contractors • Shipping & Packing Supplies Available 226 Beach 88th Street, Rockaway Beach, NY 88StreetSelfStorage.com

718-474-2300 ·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


Page 8

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

The Rockaway Times

Beach 105th St. Med Complex Nearing Completion By Kami-Leigh Agard

TRIVIA THURSDAYS EVERY WEEK AT 7 PM THIS WEEK’S THEME:

MY COUSIN VINNY

WE’RE OPEN YEAR-ROUND SHOWING ALL FOOTBALL GAMES ON THE NFL TICKET

PLUS: NEW MENU COMING SOON

RATHER STAY HOME?

WE DELIVER (718)945-2100 CALL US TODAY

ND ST. 377 BEACH 92 BUNGALOWBARNY.COM @BUNGALOWBARNY

·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com

While the courthouse and its plans for a medical center linger, one much-needed one is full speed ahead and looks as though it will be opening its doors by early next year. According to Dr. Mark Gelwan, an ophthalmologist who spearheaded the project, the construction of the 60,000 square-foot, four-story Rockaway Medical Arts Complex on Beach 105th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard is nearing completion and has already leased spaces for physical therapy, an infusion center with specialty lab, a spine center for neurosurgery and more. With only one hospital, St. John's Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, serving the peninsula’s 130,000 residents, and incoming visitors, the Rockaway Medical Arts Complex is a much welcomed addition to a healthcare-starved community. According to the latest marketing brochure presented by Gelwan’s partner, Kobi Leifer of Community Healthcare Associates: “The medical complex will also be the future home of a 20,000 square foot, multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center (ASC). The ASC will initially provide outpatient surgical services in ophthalmology, urology, ob-gyn, anesthesia/ pain management and orthopedics. The ASC will have three Class C operating rooms as well as one Class B procedure room, and will be licensed through the New York Department of Health and will have accreditation through the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare (AAAHC). South Nassau Communities Hospital will be running a primary care and specialty care medical office along with a state-of-the-art imaging center. In addition to the ASC and South Nassau Communities Hospital, space in the building will be available to rent for other medical uses.” Construction is fully underway on the new medical center, located where the old Keyfood supermarket was on Beach 105th Street. The old supermarket was demolished at the end of 2016 and construction for the medical complex began in February 2017. The ground floor will house 117 parking spac-

es, an added bonus for an area that faces a parking deficit. Prior to the closure of Peninsula Hospital in 2012, a local healthcare report concluded that Queens County was already lacking in sufficient hospital beds for its residents. The report concluded that with more than 2.3 million residents, Queens has only 1.4 hospital beds per thousand residents, while other areas, including Manhattan, enjoy a ratio of 7.1 beds per thousand residents. The often-cited Berger Commission Report on Healthcare Facilities stated that Queens is an under-bedded borough, especially in the face of its significantly growing population. Thus, many residents are forced to go outside of the borough for surgical and other hospital services. The Berger Commission also reported that between 38 percent and 62 percent of the city zip codes in Queens County have inadequate supplies of primary care physicians. On top of a lack of primary care physicians on the peninsula, there is a lack of qualified specialists. Better access to medical care, including ambulatory care and outpatient surgery, will soon be a reality for Rockaway’s residents. The first and third floors of the building are already completely leased for the ambulatory surgical center, specialty care and the imaging center. There is limited space available on the second floor. The building is on its way to being complete and the first tenants are expected to move in by the first quarter of 2018 and it’s expected to be fully occupied by the end of the first quarter.


The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Page 9

BUGALOU PRODUCTIONS Is Proud to Announce its Inaugural

Rockaway Beach Concert Series Saturday

October 14, 2017

St. Francis de Sales Gym

Saturday

November 4, 2017

St. Camillus Springman Hall

Saturday

December 2, 2017

St. Camillus Auditorium

Saturday

January 6, 2018

St. Camillus Auditorium

Saturday

February 10, 2018

St. Camillus Springman Hall

Saturday

March 10, 2018

St. Camillus Auditorium

Saturday

April 21, 2018

St. Camillus Springman Hall

Saturday

May 19, 2018

St. Francis de Sales Gym

Each concert will consist of a 60 minute set by Rockaway’s most popular bands followed by a 90 minute performance from a nationally recognized recording artist, including multiple artists who have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. At this time, Bugalou is offering memberships to the concert series GOLD-$150-Entitles member to purchase 1 ticket to each show in first 5 rows. $10 discount off ticket price for each show and commemorative Bugalou long sleeve tee. SILVER-$100-Entitles member to purchase 1 ticket to each show. $5 discount off ticket price for each show and commemorative Bugalou long sleeve tee. Ticket prices for each show will range from $25-75.There will be very limited ticket sales to each show available to non-members. To purchase a membership, or for more information including scheduled performers, email Bugaloumusic@gmail.com Sponsorship opportunities available. Tickets for October 14 will go on sale Monday 9/25. ¡

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


Page 10

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

The Rockaway Times

THE ROCKAWAY VOLLIES BC VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT. CONTINUES TRADITION OF ‘NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS’ By Kami-Leigh Agard

The Rockaway Vollies is a special series by The Rockaway Times highlighting the amazing local nonprofit organizations and volunteers who freely give of their time and resources to help their neighbors, not just locally, but beyond. Did you know that the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department & Ambulance Corp. (BCVFD) is one of the last nine remaining active volunteer fire departments in all of NYC? According to Ed Wilmarth III, BCVFD’s chief of operations, the department’s historian and a born-and-bred Broad Channel resident, years ago there were many more volunteer fire departments, but paid service was implemented in many areas across the city. “However, small commu-

nities such as Broad Channel fought for their volunteer fire departments to remain and respond, not in place of the FDNY, but along with the FDNY,” Wilmarth said. “We often have specialized equipment to access unique geographical areas in our towns that the FDNY can’t at the time. Also, there is something to be said for seeing a familiar face arrive when you have an emergency. There is a comfort there, and it just goes back to when all these little small towns started in Roxbury, Rockaway Point, Breezy Point, Broad Channel (BC) and Gerritsen Beach in Brooklyn. They were these tiny, little bungalow, summer shanty towns, where all the residents had were just each other. “So, it’s not surprising that these few small towns still

have their own volunteer fire departments. It gives me a great sense of pride to know that four of the nine remaining active volunteer departments are right here on the Rockaway peninsula and Broad Channel, namely the BCVFD, the Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department, the Rockaway Point Volunteer Fire Department and the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department. Our small communities still continue the tradition of neighbors helping neighbors,” Wilmarth said

The BCVFD originally started in 1905 as a bucket brigade to help minimize property loss due to fires. In 1907, this brigade was formally organized into the BC Volunteer Fire Association under its first chief, Edward H. Schleuter. The current firehouse at 15 Noel Road opened in 1908. They received their fire charter from NYS in 1917 and were known from then on as the BC Volunteers. In 1952, they added volunteer ambulance services to provide first aid and ambulatory care. From the 1930's through the 1960's, the FDNY would send Rockaway Eng. Co. 267 to the BC volunteers’ quarters to assist in answering alarms. The reason for this was the bridges north and south of the island were drawbridges and would frequently be openContinued on page 11

The Rockaway Theatre Company 3URXGO\3UHVHQWV

Open Thursday thru Monday day alls r u Th Footb t d Nighrink an ials D Spec d Foo

BAYHOUSE IS OPEN ALL YEAR!

Friday, Sept 22nd - 8 pm Johnny Simms Saturday, Sept 23rd - 8 pm Solshyne Saturday, Sept 30th - 8 pm Retro 69 Sunday, Oct 1st - 5 pm Locals Rule

Thursday is Prime Rib Night Prime Rib served with mushroom, onions, gorgonzola mashed potatoes, sauteed spinach

$24.95

 Written by Bernard Pomerance



Directed by Frank Caiati

A dramatic work based on a remarkable “True Story” At the Post Theater, Bldg T4, Ft. Tilden, NY

September 21, 22, 23 at 8pm and September 24 at 2pm Ticket Prices: Adults-$15.00 Srs.-$12.00

(KPCNRGTHQTOCPEGU/CMG[QWTTGUGTXCVKQPUPQY

For best seats call RTC Hotline today at 718-374-6400 Or reserve online @ ZZZURFNDZD\WKHDWUHFRPSDQ\RUJ

ΎdŚŝƐƉůĂLJĐŽŶƚĂŝŶƐƉĂƌƚŝĂůŶƵĚŝƚLJĂŶĚĂĚƵůƚƐƵďũĞĐƚŵĂƚƚĞƌ͘EŽƚƌĞĐŽŵŵĞŶĚĞĚĨŽƌLJŽƵŶŐĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ͘ This program is supported, in part, by public funds from N.Y.C. Dept. of Cultural Affairs and the office of Councilman Eric Ulrich

·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

THE ROCKAWAY VOLLIES Continued from Page 10 ing for large passing ships, impeding emergency response from the FDNY, and NYPD. When Wilmarth was asked what inspired him to join the BCVFD, he stated, “My dad, Ed Wilmarth, Jr. My father was a member before me, and still is. This past August, we just celebrated his 50th year with the department. “When I was about nine years old, in the middle of the night, the house across the street from us went on fire, and there were kids trapped on the top floor. The fire was on the first floor and was rapidly traveling up the staircase. I saw my father try to break down the front door, and when he couldn’t get the door down, he put his jacket over his head, and dove through the front window of the house. He had no fire gear on, just a winter coat emblazoned with the BCFVD logo. He managed to run up the staircase to save

the kids. Another neighbor grabbed a ladder and threw it up to the window, and my father passed all the kids out. “That was the first time I had seen anything like that before, so when I got old enough, I enrolled in the BCVFD junior program for youth ages 13 to 17, that was started in the late 1970s. We got trained in all aspects of fire safety and got to engage in different drills and training. Today our junior program is the Boy Scout Explorer Post, #3069,” Wilmarth said. Wilmarth has been a volunteer with the BCVFD since 1993. “It’s a full time job, there’s no doubt about it. There are no paid members, everyone has their own nine-to-five that they go to. For example, I work full time with the MTA. Most of us who are employees of the city, usually have schedules that allow us to alternate shifts,” Wilmarth said. The BCVFD has four chiefs, three captains, three lieutenants, 20 firefighters and EMTs — all volunteers. And two fire engines, two ambulances that

are in service at all times, one boat and two vehicles for the top chiefs that they use to respond to emergency calls, plus two spare fire engines that were donated to the department after Sandy that they use as backup. How is the BCVFD, a 501C3 nonprofit, funded? Wilmarth said, “We go locally from house-to-house once a year in April, and ask for a $75 donation per house for the year, which is a small fee for the service we provide. Of course it’s all donations, no one is required to give anything. But we rely on the community’s support because unlike volunteer fire departments in Long Island, where homeowners’ tax dollars go towards funding, NYC’s tax dollars only go towards paid fire departments such as the FDNY. Every single

Page 11 dollar that is required for us to operate every year is solicited through donations from the local communities we serve. Occasionally we are able to get grants to purchase equipment or to offset some operational costs, however we rely on our communities to offset at least 70 percent of our annual expenses.” Wilmarth said that he has had many memorable moments with the department. “We responded to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, two months later we responded to the crash of Flight 587 in Belle Harbor, then of course both hurricanes, Irene and Sandy,” Wilmarth said. To volunteer or donate towards the BCVFD, you can go to the firehouse on 15 Noel Road, visit their website: www. broadchannelvfd.org or Facebook page. “Any support, we get is really appreciated,” Wilmarth said. There are a million different tasks we need assistance with. We are always in need of members of any age.”

See our catering menus at www.Ludwigs.com Try Ludwig's Octoberfest Special!

inking h t e b o t y l ear It's not too Thanksgiving! about now! s r e d r o g n i We are tak

Choose 2 of the following: Sauerbraten * Chicken Ludwig * Knockwurst/Bratwurst * Black Forest Loin of Pork with Apple Glace topping Includes: Red cabbage, German potato salad and Rye bread, Disposable Plates, Napkins, Forks and Knives. $295 plus NYS Sales Tax Serves 20-25 people (Pick-up Only)

Ludwigs 533 Beach 126th Street Belle Harbor, NY 718-634-4939 ·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


Page 12

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com

The Rockaway Times


The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Page 13

119-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway Park, NY 11694 tel-718-634-3211 fax-718-634-0926 email: rbnyphysicaltherapy@gmail.com website: www.rbnyphysicaltherapy.com KĸĐĞŚŽƵƌƐ͗DŽŶ͕tĞĚϳ͗ϯϬĂŵͲϲ͗ϯϬƉŵ͕dƵĞƐĚĂLJ͕dŚƵƌƐĚĂLJϴĂŵͲϯ͗ϯϬƉŵ͕&ƌŝĚĂLJϴĂŵͲϲƉŵ Sat 9am-2pm

In the FDNY system; ask for RBNY at Metrotech! Call today for your appointment!

^ƟůůŝŶŶĞƚǁŽƌŬǁŝƚŚ',/ Newded n a p ex o u r s ! h

Ka e Cusmiani Ten Eyck, PT DPT

Parking provided on premises and ĨƌĞĞ͕ƉůĞŶƟĨƵůƐƚƌĞĞƚƉĂƌŬŝŶŐ ·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


Page 14

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

The Rockaway Times

This Week in History SEPTEMBER 21 Virginia Dobles was born. Lynn Iudica was born. Alanna Hogan was born.

Now Featuring Max & Mina’s Ice Cream

1957 - The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field. 1996 - The United States and the world's other major nuclear powers signed a treaty to end all testing and 1938 - A hurricane struck New York and New England with extensive damage development of nuclear weapons. and more than 600 deaths. SEPTEMBER 25 Marilyn Raphael was born. SEPTEMBER 22 Craig Carey was born Anna Murphy was born. 1775 - Ethan Allen was captured by the British. 1776 - Nathan Hale was hanged by 1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor was the British as a spy during the Revosworn in as the first female justice on lutionary War. 1862 - President Abraham Lincoln the Supreme Court. issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, proposing to free SEPTEMBER 26 all slaves of rebel states as of Jan. 1, Patricia Moran was born. 1863. 1789 - Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first Secretary of State. 1960 - Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy took part in the first televised 1779 - John Paul Jones declared "I have presidential debate. not yet begun to fight!" aboard the American warship Bonhomme Rich- SEPTEMBER 27 ard in a battle against the British. John Cosgrove was born. 1806 - After a three-year journey to the James Charles was born. Pacific Northwest, the Lewis and Clark Fr. Bill Sweeney was born. expedition returned to St. Louis. SEPTEMBER 23 Al Bags was born. Kathy Moriarty-Courtney was born.

108-19 Rockaway Beach Drive 718-474-0700

Sunday-Thursday noon-9pm Friday-Saturday noon-10pm

¡

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com

SEPTEMBER 24 Kevin Martin was born. Barbara Serena was born.

1998 - Mark McGwire hit his record-setting 69th and 70th home runs in the last game of the regular season.


The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 ter disregard the Governor has for the working people of this state and city. Cuomo - reassign the State Police to a more deserving area. We don't need this spiteful duplication of services. Carry on your feud with de Blasio somewhere else. Mark Spadaro

Reassign Troopers Dear Editor: Aren't the motorists of NY State and NYC hit hard enough with gas tax, parking tickets, tolls, registration fees, moving violations, etc. to satisfy the appetites of these insatiably greedy politicians that seem to hold cradle to grave appointments? Do we really need to have the double jeopardy of Highway Patrol and State Police patrolling the same stretches of roadway? Can't Cuomo find a more deserving county in NYS that can use a greater police presence? It's an absurd waste of our tax dollars, and showcases the ut-

Job Well Done Dear Editor: Heartiest congratulations for Rockaway's Brian O'Connell and all his staff! A recent poll of NYC's best public schools rated Rockaway's Scholar's Academy the fifth best public school in the city; and New York City being America's greatest city, this ranking puts Scholar's Academy, undoubtedly, among the top public schools across the nation. How awesome is this? O'Connell's single-minded devotion to excellence and his ability as a smart leader to surround himself with hard-workin', dedicated and gifted teachers is a public school beacon that has uplifted, enhanced,

and stimulated character development and career development among the thousands of students who've passed through those Freeway and Beach Channel Drive doors. Here's what they say: "This academically accelerated grade 6-12 school on the Rockaway peninsula offers an ambitious curriculum and cutting-edge tech to prepare students for 21st-century careers. Kids use iPads, Chromebooks, and MacBooks and choose from 10 AP courses. In the upper grades, they can earn up to 20 college credits through a partnership with St. Francis College in Brooklyn. Exceptional drama club, marching and concert bands and visual arts. The Key Club leads charitable efforts, including the Leaf Crunch cleanup day in Forest Park and food collections for City Harvest." When you see some surfer dude over there on Beach 88th catch a huge 10-foot wave and surf the curl smoothly, silently and cleanly — this is what Brian and his staff do every day,

Page 15 five days a week, 280 days a year. We are all in his debt. He, or I should say his students, are New York's future and with educators like Brian, the future is looking brighter, better, bigger all the time. Heartiest congrats Brian! Peter J. Stubben Consolation Wishes Dear Editor: I'm a Mets fan. I think baseball should have a "Battle of the Bottom-feeders" at the end of the season, where the two worst teams in each division have a one-game playoff, to be followed the next day by a "Hardly World Serious" game, when the American and National Leagues would compete for a win. And maybe a trophy. This would extend the season and bring in extra revenue. It might also relieve some glumness for the "loser" fans, replacing it with the spirit of playfulness that American Baseball once enjoyed. ... (How about that?!) Maureen McNelis

¡

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


Page 16

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

The Rockaway Times

THEY MEAN BUSINESS – FROM THE RBA ROCK-A- BLOCK BLVD IS THIS SATURDAY!!

Summer may be over, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had in Rockaway. The Rockaway Business Alliance produces its first-ever street festival on Saturday, September 23 and Saturday, October 7 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Rock-A-Block Boulevard will shut down Rockaway Beach Boulevard from Beach 94th to Beach 90th, activating the street for fun, community-oriented programming. Bring out the whole family to join the fun!

Here’s a (mostly) complete list of what we’ve got in store for you this Saturday: Dance performances from JUMP Dance Studio Movement class from Mindful Movement Kids and Adult yoga by Rachel Krieger Theater Performance by The Bayswater Players Rockaway Labyrinth Walk for Health & Harmony by Nancy Gahles

Reading Table from Queens Library at Peninsula Cooking Class from Cuisine By Claudette Dessert samples by MUD Fire Safety Education from FDNY Coloring books and Compost Bags by DSNY Metro-card Bus from Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer-Amato Pop-up Surf Shop w/ Paul Surf at Off Season Crime Prevention Table from the 100th Precinct Pie Eating Contest by Fat Cardinal Bakery Outdoor Cafe by Uncle Louie G’s Photo Booth by Rockaway Roasters, photos by Cheryl Danto-Scanlan Pop-Up Library/ Bookstore from Avoid the Day Face painting, kids performances Games and Giveaways from Sun Run Fitness Class by CROM Hair Braiding at Clicqers Skate Park by Station RBNY

Sidewalk Cafe at Sayra’s Farm-stand at Rockaway Cottage Surfing Demo by Black Surfer Rockaway Henna and Tarot reading at Zingara Vintage Magic Show by Cardone Rockaway Ice Lady Rockaway Business Alliance table and adult coloring station Fun and games from NYC Ferry Bounce House Coloring, face-painting and arts and crafts from VIP Day Care Live Painting by Geoff Rawlings Wine Tasting at Ship to Shore Epstein’s Stage Curated by Max Power Presents Featuring: Cosmic Salt (long set) The Cameramen Raise The Kicks (Two sets) See the Rock-A-Block Blvd Facebook Event for updates and specific times!! Coming from Brooklyn?? Take the Rockaway Beach Bus to RockA-Block!! Get your tickets here at http://rockawaybeachbus.com/

ALL AMERICAN BAGEL & BARISTA II 12 DIFFERENT CREAM CHEESES

HOMEMADE SALADS

NEW BARISTA BAR Espresso • Hot & Cold Lattes • Cappuccino • add flavor Caramel, Mocha or Vanilla

FREE DELIVERY to Broad Channel and the Rockaways! NOW OPEN TIL 7PM!

20-10 Crossbay Blvd. Broad Channel tel: (718) 945-2233 CATERING FOR ALL OCCASIONS ·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com

OPEN 7 DAYS Mon-Fri 5:30am-7pm Sat, Sun 6am-7pm


The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Page 17

SANDS POINT PHYSICAL THERAPY

Real Patients Real Stories

www.sandspointpt.com

OCEANSIDE

ROCKAWAY PARK

2965 Long Beach Road | Oceanside, NY 11572

230 Beach 102 Street | Rockaway Park, NY 11694

516-766-1408

718- 945-9575

Still in Pain? Try our Class IV Deep Tissue Laser The LiteForce EX by LiteCure is the only Class IV deep tissue laser made for pain relief. World class athletes have been treated with this laser for the past 8 years; faster healing, significant reductions in pain and back to sports and a pain free life! You too can get these results. LiteCure Laser treatment inciuded in your physical therapy treatment. Here's what our patients are saying: Lillian Reynolds - The pain in the sole of my foot was so bad it felt like stepping on glass with every step I took. After just 3 session with the laser I was at least 50% better. It WORKS!

Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Spur James Carman - l have had the pain in my right upper back and ribs for close to a year. I am getting better with every laser session. After 4 sessions I am 40% better and it no longer hurts to take a deep breath or when I cough The spasms are less and my back is much looser than before.

Back Pain Kevin Flaherty - While training for the lronman Lake Placid, I developed problems with my hip flexor. The pain was so bad I had to stop running. This made it impossible to compete in the lronman. I started therapy with Tim at Sands Point Physical Therapy. Alter 3 weeks (7 sessions) of Laser Therapy I am back to running 7 miles, 2 to 3 days a week I am back to training for the lronman Lake Placid 2016. Thanks toTim and Sands Point.

Hip Strain

Jose Barroso Torres - I had my hip replaced July 2015. Although my hip was getting stronger the pain was almost unbearable. I had been using a walker to get around for the past 7 months. Tim suggested we try his new laser, the LiteForce EX. After just 3 treatments, I was at least 60% better; no more walker, just a cane and I don‘t even use the cane at home. I‘m sleeping better, walking better and stairs are easier. I am so happy to endorse this treatment!!!

John Warren New York Knicks Championship Team 1970 “When I started to get pain in my back, I told my MD I wouldn't go anywhere else for physical therapy. They have a great staff of therapists, no waiting, a state of the art facility and plenty of parking. I highly recommend! Peter Schwartz, MD - “After my knee replacement I went to Sands Point PT for rehab. I am a retired Harvard trained retinal surgeon. I had physical therapy at an office on the North Shore a few years back and I can honestly say that Sands Point is far superior. One on one therapy, caring therapists, and attention to details all make a difference. Just a great experience!’’

·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


Page 18

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

The Rockaway Times

122-18 Rockaway Beach Blvd. • Belle Harbor, NY 11694

Mark J. Gelwan M.D, FACS, FICS Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology Certified, American College of Surgeons Certified, International College of Surgeons Listed, “America’s Top Ophthalmologists“ for Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Consumer Directory,Washington, D.C. – 2002,2010

Expanding to Highest Level of Eye Surgical Care Rockaway Medical Arts Complex – Ambulatory Center 105-38 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Rockaway Park, NY 11694

Eye Surgery Center of Excellence – Comparable and exceeding most Academic Medical Centers Completion expected 11/2017. Start the process now by being one of Dr. Gelwan’s patients.

CATARACT SURGERY – TAKEN TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF SAFE VISION CORRECTION SURGERY • SYMFONY EXTENDED RANGE VISION CORRECTION IMPLANT ACHIEVING ALL RANGES OF VISION AFTER CATARACT SURGERY. WITH IMPROVED CONTRAST AND NIGHT VISION • DR. GELWAN IS ONE OF ONLY A FEW SURGEONS IN NEW YORK USING THIS TECHNOLOGY • FULL CORRECTION OF VISION DURING CATARACT SURGERY. (ASTIGMATISM) WITH INTRAOPERATIVE ANALYSIS TO PERFECT UNCORRECTED VISION • BLADELESS, LASER ASSISTED CATARACT SURGERY • USE OF PRE_OP VISION CORRECTION TECHNOLOGY AND RETINAL TOMOGRAPHY, PREPARATION IN ACHIEVING FINAL RESULTS. (PATIENTS’ CALL “MIRACULOUS“.)

VISION CORRECTION SURGERY • Thousands of successful LASIK surgeries • NEW NIDEK EYE TRACKING TECHNOLOGY • IN-OFFICE Allow Safer Surgery in half the time of previous technology

CORNEAL TRANSPLANTS • DSAEK – Sutureless Endothelial Transplants • Conventional Full Thickness • Transplants

ADVANCED RETINAL TREATMENT CENTER • Macular Degeneration injections for Wet Form Degeneration • Diabetic Retinopathy – Painless In-Office Laser Treatments • Non-lnvasive – Full Diagnostic Testing OCT • Ultrasound • Fluorescein Angiography

GLAUCOMA • SLT (Cold Laser Technology) Eliminates the need for costly irritating drops in most cases Last 2-5 years and can be repeated without risk of scarring • Full range of Laser and Glaucoma Surgery. “NO ONE SHOULD LOSE VISION FROM GLAUCOMA, METICULOUS CARE AND ALL LASER AND SURGICAL OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN DR. GELWAN’S PRACTICE. IF YOU ARE HAVING CATARACT SURGERY AND HAVE GLAUCOMA, YOU NEED TO CONSULT DR. GELWAN BEFORE YOUR SURGERY.“

“SEE THE BENEFITS“ of this Extensive Eye Care Practice for Appointment or

·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Page 19

Cutting-Edge Programs Strengthen Tradition of Excellence As Fontbonne celebrates its 80th anniversary, hightech campus enhancements and cutting-edge programs strengthen its tradition of preparing young women to be leaders of tomorrow. In September, the school welcomed the members of the Class of 2021 and is more committed than ever to providing its students with the best forward-moving curriculum. Fontbonne was proud to open up the 2017 school year with a new fabrication lab, which will enhance the school’s curriculum across several subjects. The project-based, integrated education program focuses on digital design, digital fabrication and robotics. Students will learn by designing and creating objects and will be connected to a global community of learners, educators, technologists and innovators. Fabrication lab stations will include

a 3D printer, laser cutters and engravers, vinyl cutting, video conferencing, drones and several other exciting options. The school also replaced all SMART Boards with Triumph 65-inch interactive panels that teachers and students can utilize for lessons and presentations. Glassboards have replaced blackboards and whiteboards in the classrooms. Other examples of 21st-century learning include a rigorous STEM program that aims to close the gender gap in STEM careers; an award-winning visual arts program; a religion department that explores Catholic identity, while inviting each student to examine her own relationship with God; an English department that provides the tools for effective written and oral communications in a rapidly changing digital world; a social studies department that offers histori-

cal perspective on the cultural, social and political issues that affect women today; a world language department that provides students the opportunity to understand and appreciate different cultures; and a wide variety of athletic teams and student activities that develop

students' leadership and collaboration skills. Enriched by a diversity of persons and gifts in the school community, Fontbonne develops young women to become global citizens who live and work among people of all faiths and cultures.

FONTBONNE HALL ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE Saturday, October 21st, 2017 12:30PM - 3:30PM Register for this event at www.fontbonne.org or contact Victoria Adamo, Director of Admissions, at vadamo@fontbonne.org * Round trip bus transportation available.

Inspiring young women to be leaders of tomorrow. Fontbonne Hall Academy t 9901 Shore Road, Brooklyn, NY 11209 Sisters of St. Joseph Schools

¡

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


Page 20

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

The Rockaway Times

Camp Rockaway Becomes a Reality By Katie McFadden

Back in May 2014, a Kickstarter fundraising campaign was launched that boasted a modern campsite on the bay, inspired by the tent cities of Rockaway in the 1900s. A place where people could spend the night instead of making the trip back on the train after a day at the beach. At a time when the Rockaway Renaissance was picking up after Hurricane Sandy, the idea caught the attention of many and 236 people pledged more than $50,000 to help get the idea off the ground. The project was called Camp Rockaway, and more than three years later, it’s finally happening. Kent Johnson, who owns design and building consulting firm, Milktrout, spearheaded the idea that was completely unique to New York City when it was proposed in 2014. The Rockaway Times caught up with Johnson to get the latest on the project, which is set to launch this Sunday, September 24 in Fort Tilden.

Camp Rockaway was originally slated to begin in May 2015, a year after the successful Kickstarter campaign launched. After consistently trying to make the dream a reality, Johnson found that his proposed deadline wouldn’t be so easy. “I’m an architect and from my experience from doing construction, I’ve become familiar with the slow pace of bureaucracy and when you throw something completely unique out there, it’s bound to be slower. I was making a consistent effort this whole time, but it was slow going for sure,” he said. Johnson was eyeing some bayside locations around Rockaway Beach at the time, but also found that ideal location wasn’t so ideal. “Bayside locations were challenging because a lot of those areas are so subdivided, that putting parts of it together was looking really challenging. We explored it and talked to property owners and looked at it from a zoning perspective and discussed it with

city agencies, but ultimately we found that the bayside location wasn’t feasible,” Johnson said. Despite the challenges, Johnson persisted and started considering Fort Tilden as an option. Conveniently, the National Park Service (NPS) has been making efforts to provide camping options around Gateway National Recreation Area, including Fort Tilden. “They were soliciting for a Commercial Use Authorization for camping companies, so we threw our hat into the ring,” Johnson said. NPS recently gave Terra Glamping an opportunity to run a campsite at the end of the summer. Now Camp Rockaway will have a shot. “NPS reported that the first pilot went well, so having a successful precedent is good for us,” Johnson said. NPS awarded Camp Rockaway an opportunity to run a pilot for six weeks. From September 24 through November 6, Camp Rockaway will make its debut at Fort Tilden. Camp

Rockaway will offer three levels of camping for those looking for a more rugged experience, to those who prefer the idea of “glamping” and each option is suitable for adults or families with kids. For $195 a night, you can spend the night in a “wall tent,” which will include a safari tent on a raised platform with its own front porch and a fully-dressed queen-size bed, lights, tables, towels and more. These fully-decked out tents are made possible through partnerships with companies like Casper, Brooklinen, Power Practical, Rumpl and Voltaic, Continued on page 22

St. Edmund Preparatory High School An International Baccalaureate World School

Private Bus Service Available Howard Beach Broad Channel The Rockaways Breezy Point

OPEN HOUSE Saturday, October 14, 2017 Tours - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Tours - 7:00 PM

In a vibrant community of personal student engagement, St. Edmund Prep is an exceptional Catholic high school of vigorous, innovative learning, and transformative development of character, faith, and leadership.

2474 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11229 | 718-743-6100 x5044 | www.stedmundprep.org

·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Page 21

TM LA + At The Mary Louis Academy, you will find your own voice—distinctive, confident, intelligent, creative, and empowered—a voice that will be one of your greatest assets in life.

Please pre-register for our Open House at www.tmla.org.

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, October 15, 2017 10am-3pm

SHADOW A STUDENT

VISIT OUR WEBSITE

buddy@tmla.org

www.tmla.org

176-21 Wexford Terrace, Jamaica Estates, NY 11432 | Phone: 718-297-2120 Fax: 718-739-0037 | @WEARETMLA | #HILLTOPPERNATION | TACHS #016

The Mary Louis Academy is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, New York. Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and Chartered by the State of NY.

·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


Page 22

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

CAMP ROCKAWAY BECOMES Continued from Page 20 so guests don’t have to bring much. There is an option to connect a “pup tent” for kids to stay in. For $115 a night, up to four people can stay in a “Herder Tent” or a canvas tent on a platform, equipped with one-person cots, tables and lights. Guests have to bring sleeping bags or their own linens for this option. For $65, guests can get a more traditional camping experience with the Bring Your Own Tent option. The campsite also includes a gaming area featuring horseshoes and other games, a picnic and grill area, a store that sells supplies, a campfire site for s’mores and guests will be treated to a continental breakfast each morning. A shower and bathroom facility is also nearby. Johnson also hopes to bring an education aspect to the experience by teaming up with local ecology and conservation groups to give talks about the local ecology and

environment of the peninsula and how climate change and sea level rise come into play on the peninsula. Summer may be over, but Johnson hopes campers will come out to explore the peninsula this autumn. “Fall is a really nice time to be in Rockaway. The crowds may have dissipated but the weather is still great, Riis Park Beach Ba-

·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com

zaar will be opening their winter restaurant soon and we can direct people to take a walk on the beach and grab a meal or drink. You also have Fort Tilden right outside your tent flap, which means you can hike and explore the decommissioned structures there and we’ll provide people with maps and suggestions for what you can do around

The Rockaway Times the peninsula. It’s pretty exciting,” he said. Johnson says he’s excited to finally see Camp Rockaway become a reality. “I’ve been ready to set this in motion and I feel like I’ve had everything queued up for such a long time that it feels fantastic to make this happen. I love designing and building, and the design for this has evolved really nicely and we finally get to build it, which is a lot of fun,” Johnson said. After the pilot, Johnson says he’ll continue to pursue other locations on the peninsula in addition to Fort Tilden. “We hope that NPS will want to continue a camping program in Fort Tilden and if they issue another RFP, we’ll eagerly apply. We’re also going to resume our efforts with the city since we’ll have proof on concept in place after this pilot. That will help to support that ongoing effort,” he said. The Camp Rockaway site is officially up and accepting reservations. For more information, or to reserve a tent, head to www.CampRockaway.com.


The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Ask the DOC

By Peter Galvin, MD

Cellulitis Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and the subcutaneous tissue, or the tissue directly under the skin. Cellulitis causes redness, swelling, and pain at the affected site. Usually the causative microorganism cannot be identified. Our skin is covered by microorganisms and any break in the skin, which is a protective barrier, allows these microorganisms to get into and under the skin and cause an infection. At any rate, research has shown that most cases of cellulitis are caused by B-hemolytic strep, the same strep that causes throat infections. Annual U.S. ambulatory visits for skin and

soft tissue infections increased from 4.6 million in 1997 to 9.6 million in 2006 with the largest relative increase occurring in ERs. It is during this period that the dreaded “mersa,” or methicillin-resistant staph aureus (MRSA), reared its ugly head. During this period prescriptions for antibiotics with activity against MRSA became increasingly prescribed with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, a sulfa-containing antibiotic) accounting for most of this increase. But Bactrim has poor activity against other bacteria like strep so two antibiotics needed to be prescribed. In

most cases Bactrim was added “just in case.” Some experts are wondering whether the “just in case” pendulum has swung too far. A few months ago, a study was published that attempted to answer the question of whether prescribing two antibiotics as opposed to just one (i.e. cephalexin, or Keflex) was more effective at clearing the infection. The study looked at people with non-purulent infections, which means a skin infection without an abscess, who presented to five different ERs. Study participants were randomly assigned to receive a seven-day course of cephalexin or a seven-day course of cephalexin plus Bactrim. The study found no difference between the two groups in terms of clearance of the infection. There were a small number of treatment failures and more than half of these failures subsequently developed an abscess. The study’s authors did note that in the group receiving two antibiotics there were more side effects, mostly stomach upset and diarrhea.

Page 23 The results of this study indicate that most patients presenting with non-purulent cellulitis without abscess can successfully be treated with one antibiotic as the causative agent is usually strep. In addition those who present with a purulent (pus-producing) cellulitis and/or abscess are much more likely to have MRSA or MSSA (methicillin-sensitive) as the causative agent and need to be treated with two or more antibiotics. In general, the less medication the patient receives, the better off he or she will be, often because of side effects of the medicines. For example, sulfonamides, of which Bactrim is one, have a fairly high incidence of moderate to severe allergic reactions due (to the sulfa it contains). In short, the addition of a second antibiotic “just in case” may often do more harm than good and should be avoided unless the situation warrants it. Please direct questions and comments to editor@rockawaytimes.com

CHANNEL VIEW An NYC Outward Bound School

Recognized In Na onal Rankings

NEW STUDENT OPEN HOUSES Wednesday, October 18th 6 pm for High School Saturday, November 4th High School 10 am - Middle School 12 noon WůĞĂƐĞZĞŐŝƐƚĞƌdŽƩĞŶĚdŚĞKƉĞŶ,ŽƵƐĞƚĐǀƐƌ͘ŝŶĨŽ

High School Highlights

Middle School Highlights

ͻϵϱй'ƌĂĚƵĂƟŽŶZĂƚĞ ͻϭϬϬйŽůůĞŐĞĐĐĞƉƚĂŶĐĞƌĂƚĞ ͻĚǀĂŶĐĞWůĂĐĞŵĞŶƚŽƵƌƐĞƐ ͻŽůůĞŐĞEŽǁ͕/ŶƚĞƌŶƐŚŝƉƐĂŶĚDĞŶƚŽƌŝŶŐ ͻW^>^ƉŽƌƚƐͲĂƐĞďĂůů͕ĂƐŬĞƚďĂůů͕&ŽŽƚďĂůů sŽůůĞLJďĂůů͕dĞŶŶŝƐ͕dƌĂĐŬ͕>ĂĐƌŽƐƐĞĂŶĚ^ŽŌďĂůů ͻϵƚŚ'ƌĂĚĞƌĞǁKƌŝĞŶƚĂƟŽŶ ͻ^ƚƵĚŝŽƌƚ͕ŚŽƌƵƐ͕/ŶƐƚƌƵŵĞŶƚĂůΘDĂƌĐŚŝŶŐĂŶĚ ͻŽŵƉƵƚĞƌdĞĐŚŶŽůŽŐLJ͕WĞƌĨŽƌŵŝŶŐƌƚƐ ͻDĂƌŝŶĞŝŽůŽŐLJ͕KĐĞĂŶŽŐƌĂƉŚLJĂŶĚZŽďŽƟĐƐ

ͻĂŶĐĞ͕^ŽĐĐĞƌ͕>ĂĐƌŽƐƐĞ͕ĂƐŬĞƚďĂůů &ůĂŐ&ŽŽƚďĂůů͕dĞŶŶŝƐ͕ĂƐĞďĂůů͕sŽůůĞLJďĂůů ͻDŝůůĞŶŶŝƵŵŌĞƌ^ĐŚŽŽůWƌŽŐƌĂŵ ͻŌĞƌ^ĐŚŽŽůĐĂĚĞŵŝĐŶƌŝĐŚŵĞŶƚ ͻ^ƵŵŵĞƌƌŝĚŐĞWƌŽŐƌĂŵ ͻŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ^ĞƌǀŝĐĞWƌŽũĞĐƚƐ ͻ&ĂƌŵdƌŝƉĂŶĚ&ŝĞůĚsŝƐŝƚƐ ͻ'LJŵŶĂƐƟĐƐΘŚĞĞƌůĞĂĚŝŶŐ ͻDĂƌŝŶĞŝŽůŽŐLJ͕KĐĞĂŶŽŐƌĂƉŚLJĂŶĚZŽďŽƟĐƐ

Middle School students should use code 262S - Research ŽŶƚŚĞDŝĚĚůĞ^ĐŚŽŽůŚŽŝĐĞƉƉůŝĐĂƟŽŶ͘

High School students should use code Q97X (College Prep) ŽƌYϵϳ;ZĞƐĞĂƌĐŚdĞĐŚŶŽůŽŐLJĂŶĚZŽďŽƟĐƐͿŽŶƚŚĞ,ŝŐŚ^ĐŚŽŽůƉƉůŝĐĂƟŽŶ͘

Where your child’s education is secure with us... We are Rockaway’s best kept secret 100-00 Beach Channel Drive Denise Harper-Richardson

• Rockaway Park, N.Y. 11694 cvsr..info • (718) 634 -1970 • cvsr ·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


Page 24

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

The Rockaway Times

Discover your Panda Pride at Saint Saviour, Brooklyn’s Prestigious All Girls Catholic High School! i i

CONFIDENCE

i i

LEADERSHIP

i i

FRIENDSHIP

i i

ENTHUSIASM 100% College Acceptance

TACHS #010

2017 Open Houses Thursday, October 5 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 22 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

RSVP: stsaviour.org/admissions Call 718-768-4406 x10 for a buddy day! 100 Years creating leaders!

"###!#

"#&04.

%079:(2!,(209=!553#/041#(41  7049,7 (8,7:99,7&"#%"9:+05(4+57,

 $" #/:78+(=*95),7 9/ 63 63 ":4+(=*95),7 9/ 63 63



08/56,(74,=0./"*/552   9/"97,,975512=4,;'571    ,<9

 ,3(02(+308805481,(74,=/857. ;;;)08/561,(74,=/857.56,4/5:8,  "654857,+)=9/,"089,785-"958,6/   7,49;55+' 

¡

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com

PERSPECTIVE & IMPERMANENCE September is a tough month in Rockaway. Marking the end of our blissful summer and multiple celebrations, the anniversary of 9/11, and then moving on to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;naturalâ&#x20AC;? event that uprooted us in October 2012. All of a sudden, we feel tough inside and bracing for whatever the future holds. What seems imperative to me is to keep my perspective: where I am at this moment in time. What do I see? What do I feel? What do I smell? What do I taste? What do I hear? There is so much we cannot control, so much we cannot foresee, so much we cannot change. What we must do is to have a secure foundation-place so that we can deal with whatever comes our way. To maintain a perspective â&#x20AC;&#x201C; an outlook, a frame of mind â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that sustains us in times of trouble and carries us through the joyful ones. That foundation-place might get rooted in to our beings through quiet reflection, or through a few minutes of meditation (mind empty of thoughts with awareness of being in your seat), or during a walk or run or whatever can bring you to yourself. As we know, whether we worry or not, the situation is the situation, and worry causes stress and stress causes dis-ease. So, perhaps we can intend to have a frame of mind on a daily basis that is comfortable and accepting of where we are at this moment in time. I am reminded of a dharma talk and meditation I attended during my yoga teacher training. The small commu-

nity in Todos Santos had just lost a very good friend in a tragic accident. The dharma teacher was searching for understanding during the long talk and kept on coming to the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;impermanence.â&#x20AC;? There are durations â&#x20AC;&#x201C; time spans for everything: vacations, schooling, holidays, childhoods, and yes, life. Nothing is permanent. A moment happens and then it passes. And that moment is different for each and every one of us. All of the time spans in our lives happen and pass. And so it is with each of our lives. Maintaining this perspective on being here on this planet for however long that is leads to an acceptance of life as it really is: impermanent, lovely, sad, joyous, heavy, light, and on and on and on. We bless someone with our presence every time we spend time. What I call spirit-kindness â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a kind action that springs from deep within with no agenda â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just for the sake of the act â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is a way to make life meaningful. Many spirit-kindness acts can give a sense of ease in life and acceptance of the impermanence of it all. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know why someone lives to 100 and someone else â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;til four years old. What we can realize is that it is the quality of the time we spend any time we are with someone that makes the difference and fosters a meaningful life. May you be happy. May you be free. May you be grateful. May you let go of things that do not serve you. May you have inner peace.


The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

NEPONSIT REALTY inc

P 718.945.2411 www.neponsitrealty.com

Page 25

Licensed Real Estate Broker Geri Lipsman

Licensed Sales Agents

PLEASE CALL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SELLING, HAVE MANY QUALIFIED BUYERS EAGERLY WAITING TO PURCHASE BELLE HARBOR APARTMENTS ONE FAMILY BEACH BLOCK Engage all your senses on this beautiful front porch. Home offers 3 good sized bedrooms, extra large master, EPTED 2.5 baths, renovated living room and ER ACCformal OFFkitchen, GLQLQJURRPSULYDWHGULYHĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHGEDVHPHQWKLJK ceilings.

Call Susan 347 260 3891 .......................... $1.175M

INVESTMENT PROPERTY Rockaway Beach 100 x 100 Close to Beach and near Transportation and Shopping PROFESSIONAL OFFICE, perfect for medical or dental suite. Offers a four bedroom duplex apartment and full basement. Large yard, plenty of parking, close to all.

Call Susan 347 260 3891 ............................ $899K

EXCLUSIVE BELLE HARBOR Adorable, Renovated Bungalow,

2 bedroom, Stone tiled bath with jacuzzi tub, central air, extra living space in basement can be renovated to your liking. New washer and dryer, brick carport, beautiful deck, back yard with Hot Tub, water views, garage and two car parking spots ..................................... $620K

SOLD

COMMERCIAL SPACE PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE Prime location 2 room with full bath, pay electric ............................................................$2400

ROCKAWAY PARK 2500 sq. ft.3URIHVVLRQDO:DONLQRIĂ&#x20AC;FHVSDFH3D\DOO utilities.

SEEKING A LEGAL TWO FAMILY OR

MOTHER/DAUGHTER HOUSE FOR SALE HAVE PERFECT FAMILY READY TO PURCHASE CALL US AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN MAKE A MATCH!!

ONE BEDROOM 120â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Newly renovated, terrace, washer & dryer hookup, no parking, pay gas & elec ,NO PETS .......................... $1600 120â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Stunning, extra large with hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, plenty of closets, no pets, pay electric. Call Susan 347 260 3891 ....... $1600 120â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Newly renovated, hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, no pets, pay elec........................ $1450 120â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Newly renovated, small bedroom, hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, no pets, pay elec. Call Susan 347 260-3891....... $1450 123rd Ocean View, hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, pay gas & elec. Pet ok ................................... $1895 TWO BEDROOMS 130â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2nd level, private entrance, Beautifully renovated, bright and airy, hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, island in kitchen, huge covered terrace, parking in summer. Pay all utilities. Call Susan 247 260 3891 .......$2500

DELUXE OCEANFRONT CONDOMINIUM BUILDING

120â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gorgeous unit, newly renovated, huge terrace, great for entertaining, summer parking, pay utilities, available 12/2 MOVE IN CONDITION Call Susan 347 260 3891 .......$2200

3 Bedrooms 2 Baths, balcony, dining area

120â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Private entrance, EIK, new stove,

COOPS FOR SALE

Master Bedroom Suite w/ master bath and walk- hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, large terrace, parking in closet Individually controlled heating and A/C

TRACT N O C N I space. Pet Ok Close to all transportation and

units in each room Washer/Dryer. Indoor parking shopping.Building amenities include; Concierge

CALL SUSAN 347ď&#x161;ş260 3891 ........................... $2600 Desk, Fitness Center, Roof Top Terrace, Party

summer weekends, share utilities ..... $1600

CALL US WITH YOUR APARTMENT LISTINGS,HAVE CLIENTS WAITING

room, Computer room, Locker rooms and

SANDS POINT

showers, two elevators, Superintendent, Porter

1250 sq. ft.3URIHVVLRQDO:DONLQ2IĂ&#x20AC;FH6SDFH3HUIHFW

Service, Laundry Room. Asking............. 529K

location. Parking available. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED.

GREAT OCEAN FRONT BUILDING, CALL SUSAN 347 260 3891 ............................ $3400 NEW LISTING

1800 sq.RSHQĂ RRUSODQZLWKVHSDUDWHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHV

spacious one bedroom, galley kitchen,

KDUGZRRGĂ RRUVRYHUORRNV0DQKDWWDQ

handicap accessible,

skyline, very low

utilities included ............................................. $4400

maintenance $489.00 .................... $205K

¡

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


Page 26

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

The Rockaway Times

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

417 Beach 129th St • (718) 634-3134 • Mon-Sat 10am-6pm Properties For Sale

BELLE HARBOR

BRAND NEW EXCLUSIVE

Last Oceanfront Land Left

Selling Fully Furnished! D Extraordinary 5BR, 5.5 bath O L Colonial home S built in 2013, every T detail was carefully U S crafted. Full finished selected and Jquality

Take advantage of this 72’x100’ vacant oceanfront lot and build your 3,600 mini mansion in the heart of Belle Harbor. Call for more details. $2,500,000

basement, in-ground heated pool and unimaginable upgrades. $1,900,000

NEPONSIT

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

UPPER BELLE HARBOR

BELLE HARBOR

Beach Block - 60’x100’

Legal 3 Family - 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

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

ARVERNE BY THE SEA

BELLE HARBOR

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

UPPER BELLE HAROR

BRAND NEW TO MARKET

Beach Block All Brick

Perfect Mother/Daughter

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. $1,095,000

O Solid brick Colonial has 4Sbedrooms, 3.5 baths T and is centrally U located S in Belle Harbor. HW floors, updatedJ kitchens, private drive and beautifully landscaped. $999,000

BRAND NEW TO MARKET

BRAND NEW TO MARKET

Legal Two Family L Ds, den, 2 full Owners unit features O 3BR’ S baths, private garage and the beautiful S T ocean U rooftop terrace with views. Income J producing 1BR rental apartment helps complete the package! $699,000

Legal 2 Family D Mint Semi-attached O 2 Lfamily home S has 3 BR’s, 2 baths, fabulous upgrades, T U S with ocean views & den, rooftop Jterrace spacious yard. Beautiful 1 BR rental unit for a guaranteed income. $699,000

ROCKAWAY PARK

ROCKAWAY BEACH

LD

Beach Block - Legal 2 Family

Beach Block!

Just 5 houses from the newly renovated boardwalk. Tenants in both units are on a month to month. 2 new on demand boilers and electrical panels. Call today to find out more! $599,999

This 2BR bungalow is simply adorable and was completely renovated from top to bottom. Super low taxes, a cellar for storage, large front and rear yard. $499,000

Â+LJKHVWVDOHVYROXPHLQ5RFNDZD\9LVLWRXURIILFHDQGVHHZKDWZHGRWKDW VGLIIHUHQWÂ

·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Page 27

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

417 Beach 129th St • (718) 634-3134 • Mon-Sat 10am-6pm

The Rockaprop Team

Properties For Sale

ROCKAWAY PARK

ROCKAWAY PARK

Unique 100’ x 100

Beach Block - Legal 2

Zoned R4A, C of O reads, Medical offices, Doctor and Dentist suite, one dwelling 4 BR unit and 6 off street parking spaces. Parking for at least 12. $899,000

Perfect for investor seeking income producing property. First floor 3BR’s, 2 baths. LR and kitchen. 2nd floor 2-3BR and 1 bath. Third floor has 5 rooms. $799,000

BRAND NEW TO MARKET D

BRAND NEW TO MARKET

Belle Habor - TurkTKey! E P bath home Newly renovated 3BR,C E1.5 features brand newAC everything! Beautiful kitchen withFcenter E R island, fireplace, HW F heat plus a gorgeous back flooring,Oradiant

Rockaway Beach Legal 2!

deck. $699,000

Located on one of the most desirable blocks in all of Rockaway Beach. Both apartments have 2BR’s and 1 bath with W/D in unit and private parking. Present All Offers! $699,000

BRAND NEW TO MARKET D

Updated Mother/Daughter

BROAD CHANNEL

Penthouse Condo E PT E Oceanfront 3BR, 2 bath, CCHW floors, granite A counter-tops, Eprivate R roof top deck with F views! Additional storage spectacularFocean O pvt. parking. $519,000 and

Updated home with custom kitchen, baths, beautiful wood floors, spacious 3BR, 2 bath, SS appliances, laundry and granite counters. Close to all! $499,000

NEW TO MARKET

ROCKAWAY PARK

Rockaway Beach Condo

Move Right In

Spacious 2BR, 2 bath corner unit, open floor plan, terrace with ocean views, laundry in unit and private parking. $489,000

This 3BR, 1 bath chic house has all comforts of home but the convenience of condo life without a monthly maintenance fee. Charming front porch and so much more. $450,000

BRAND NEW TO MARKET D

ROCKAWAY PARK Only 1 Left

A Broad Channel Beauty! TE P E with canal Newly renovated bungalow CC A access. This 3BR, R2.5 bath home features F Eeverything! Master suite, brand new F skylights,O2 tier huge back deck. $440,000

Last Three Bedroom Left! Third floor 3BR, 2 Bath condo. Private outdoor space and parking included! TAX ABATED FOR 15 YEARS! $439,000

ROCKAWAY PARK

BROAD CHANNEL

New To Market

Move Right In!

Here is a great 2BR ocean facing apartment waiting for your fresh decorating ideas. Private terrace, HW floors and laundry in building. $399,000

All new 2BR/1BA home on a Jamaica Bay canal. NEW Roof, plumbing, electric, HW floors, deck, bulkhead, bathroom & kitchen. $369,000

BROAD CHANNEL

BRAND NEW TO MARKET D

25’ x 100’ - Close to All! Renovated in 2013, this 2BR bungalow is a great starter home. Enjoy the bay breezes from your front and back deck. Large bath with Jacuzzi, spacious attic. $355,000

Far Rock - Adorable TE

P Totally renovated 3BR C E with high C end finishes! Close to local public R A bus, free shuttle E transportation, express F to NYC ferry, O F A train to NYC and just 20 minutes to JFK. $350,000

:LWK+RQHVW\,QWHJULW\DQG7UXVWRXUWHDPRIDJHQWVJHWWKHMREGRQH

·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


Page 28

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

The Rockaway Times

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

Call for Price and Details

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!!!!

CT

TRA IN CON

Asking $650,000

NEW TO MARKET NEW EXCLUSIVE

Neponsit Side hall colonial Four bedrooms 2.5 baths; large dining room and living room; eat in kitchen; Den full basement and a large front porch; private driveway on a 50x100 property lot. Beautifully landscaped and secluded back yard asking $1.175ml

IN

CO

N

TR

AC T

Beautiful large one bedroom with spectacular views of city skyline very low maintenance. Move in condition must see!

ASKING $185,000

TRACT

IN CON

SE HOU -2PM h St. N E 1 OP nday 139t Su Beach 440

NEW EXCLUSIVE, ROCKAWAY BEACH

CT

TRA IN CON

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

E OUS M-1PM pt 1D H NEW EXCLUSIVE N a OPE ay 11A 21 St, Ocean front L-Shaped studio Completely d Sun each 1 B renovated with a sea side flare of color and style Dark 130

wood floors white subway tiles Very nicely done! Average maintenance $711.00 asking $235,000

·

IN

T C A R T CON

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com

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

$2100

Belle Harbor Two Bedroom apt. Large EIK w/ new appliances, hardwood floors and summer parking. $1650 plus half of the utilities cost


The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

COASTAL

Office 718-318-5030

R E AL E S T A T E

crerockaway@gmail.com

SELLING YOUR HOME?

Page 29

CoastalRENY.com

IS YOUR HOUSE LOST IN THE CROWD?

LET US PUT OUR EXPERTISE TO WORK FOR YOU Rockaway Beach House Realty 114-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Rockaway Park, NY 11694

(718)318-8188

Rockaway Beach: Feel Like You Are On Vacation Everyday When You Wake Up In This Spacious Ocean Front 3Br Condo Just Steps To The Atlantic Ocean. This Condo Has a Beautiful Kitchen and Bathrooms. Great Location, Walking Distance To Subway And NYC Ferry. This Is Your Chance To Own A Piece Of Paradise. $605K

IN CONTRACT

Arverne: Completely

renovated 3BR, 2BA with beautiful open concept, 5 car driveway and large back yard. Asking

$459K

Rockaway Park: 2 Bedroom Ocean Front Co-op with AMAZING Ocean Views From Every Room. Asking $369K Lynbrook: Beautiful

IN CONTRACT

Victorian 3BR, 2BA, Needs some TLC. Make this historic home yours for only $409k

Arverne: Newly remodeled spacious 3 BR 2 BA on quiet street. Large bedrooms, backyard, garage, hardwood floors throughout. $459K

Thinking of selling or buying? Give us a call.

·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


Page 30

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Facts You Probably Don’t Need

FIA

FILLMORE INSURANCE AGENCY 3128 AVENUE U BROOKLYN NY 11229

Flood Insurance

For Your Home, Business, Condo, Coop Insurance Coverage For New Building Construction, Renovation And Vacant Buildings We Are Residents Of The Rockaways & Breezy Point, And Have Been Servicing The Peninsula For Over 46 Years. Homeowner Insurance Written Through An ‘A’ Rated Carrier

We Are Licensed In NY, NJ, CT, FLA, NC, SC, WY, MO, TX And ID

www.fillmoreinsurance.com

·

00658RT

Speak To One Of Our Agents Today

718-646-7300 or Email:jjsluyk@fillmoreinsurance.com

The Rockaway Times

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com

world has doubled in your  We take more photos every two minutes than lifetime. everyone in the world took in the entire 1800s.  Approximately six percent of all humans to have ever  The first-ever fax machine lived are alive right now. was invented at the same time that people started  There are whales roaming traveling the Oregon Trail. the depths of the ocean that were alive before  Prior to the Cubs winning "Moby Dick" was written. the World Series in 2016, the last time they won the same championship,  The Great Pyramids were women weren't allowed to older to the Ancient Rovote. mans than the Ancient Romans are to us.  Will Smith is now 48 years of age, three years older  If a "That '90s Show" was than Uncle Phil was when made after the same "Fresh Prince" started. amount of time that "That '70s Show" was made after  We've only existed on this the '70s, it would be made planet for 0.004 percent of in 2017. it's entire history.  If you're over the age of 45, the population of the

Facts from Sean McVeigh, factologist.


The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Page 31

Body Found on Beach 117th On Wednesday, September 13, just before sunset, a search and recovery operation was attempted by units from the NYPD and the FDNY in the waters off Beach116th Street. Two NYPD helicopters and marine units based

cess. Early on Friday morning, a dead body, believed to be the missing man, was found on the beach between Beach 116th and Beach 117th Streets. The identity of the victim is either unknown or being withheld pending no-

units responded to the report of an unidentified person missing in the water. It wasn't until long after dark that the search was suspended. The recovery attempt continued, on a smaller scale on Thursday with no suc-

tification of family. Authorities are of the opinion that the victim was not a Rockaway resident. The victim was in his 20s and was wearing swim shorts. Photos by Ed Gormley

Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans

$0 We’re here for your call. Toll Free 1.866.586.8044 TTY/TDD 1.800.662.1220

or low cost Plan premiums Doctor visits Generic drugs

• Dental, vision and hearing • Transportation • Over-the-counter pre-paid cards • Fitness center membership

Contact us for eligibility and enrollment info@agewellnewyork.com | agewellnewyork.com

AgeWell New York, LLC is a HMO plan with a Medicare contract and a Coordination of Benefits Agreement with New York State Department of Health. Enrollment in AgeWell New York, LLC depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or co-payments/co-insurance may change on Januar y 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. Premiums, co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles may vary based on the level of Extra Help you receive. Please contact the plan for further details. This plan is available to anyone who has both Medical Assistance from the State and Medicare. This information is available for free in other languages. Please call customer service at 1-866-586-8044 or TTY 1-800-662-1220 seven days a week from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern Time or visit www.agewellnewyork.com. AgeWell New York complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of races, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. AgeWell New York cumple con las leyes federales de derechos civiles aplicables y no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, discapacidad o sexo. AgeWell New York黽㸛黟欽涸耡齥字奙岁䖒鋊㹁♶㔔珏偛ծ芔蒀ծ字偛過 窠ծ䎃룱ծ婪ꥻ䧴ⴽ罜娂鋕⟣⡦➃կATTENTION: If you do not speak English, language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1-866-586-8044 (TTY: 1-800-662-1220). ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-866-586-8044 (TTY: 1-800-662-1220). 岤䠑㥵卓䝠⢪欽籖넒⚥俒䝠〳⟄⯝顥格䖤铃鎊䴂⸔剪⹢կ锝荝ꨵ1-866-586-8044 (TTY: 1-800-662-1220). +B0$B$FFHSWHG

·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


Page 32

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

ÂŽ

The Rockaway Times

One On One Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation

NOW OPEN

Call now

for your appointment Walk ins Welcomed

718-474-2224 www.OneOnOne-PT.com

231 Beach 116th Street | Rockaway Park, NY 11694 ¡

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com

By Shane Kulman

Dear Enchantress, How do I spice up my marriage? Don't get me wrong, everything is good and BORING. We have kids who are almost out of the house, they have their own social lives and don't need us like they used to. My husband does his things, and I do mine, it's embarrassing but we live in the same house and come together only to talk about the kids, fix problems or timing logistics. He falls asleep on the couch most nights, and I fall asleep exhausted. Thank you, Bored in the Rockaways Dear Boredress, No fear! The Enchantress is here! You can turn this around! I promise! Congratulations on wanting spice, and desiring turn-on in your marriage. Many women give up and live out their marital lives as roommates. A couple of questions. How do you feel about your body? Do you do any physical activities? How about your interests? Do you have any creative outlets? Writing? Poetry? Art? Dance? The first step is to turn yourself on! If you are bored in your own life, how you relate to others will reflect that. I advise you to try something new, keep it a secret so you can see if you actually like it first. It can be a class, or a new hobby. I recommend doing something new that pushes your edge, and has you stepping out of your comfort zone. It might be the first thing that will pop into your head. This will make you feel more ALIVE! Once you have new excitement in your life, it's easier to bring that energy to your marriage. A woman who feels alive is hard to resist. Your self-love, and self-pleasure, is directly connected to your

sexuality. Get in your pleasure, connect to treating yourself in a sexy way, and let your husband watch your transition, even if you think he is not noticing... he will feel your new excitement for life, accept he may not mention it with words. Don't only turn to shopping, make sure you move your body daily with purpose, leave the TV off and get re-interested in life. Both of you are transitioning into an empty nest. It's time to re-connect to each other, and it may be a challenge, so the more you build yourself up, the more you will have as a foundation, and remember you are doing this FOR YOURSELF first. Let him enjoy you enjoying yourself! Pleasure is an emotion as much as it is a physical sensation. So become a pleasure detective. Go into pleasure research, as Regena Thomashauer says. Research what brings you pleasure from moment to moment, get in touch with your daily desires. What to do with your husband? Start by noticing and remembering the tiniest things you "like" that he does and acknowledge him specifically for these actions. Put all these ingredients into your recipe and voila! To ask Enchantress your question about enchanted living email her at Love@enchantedembodiment.com. For more information go to www. enchantedembodiment.com

ADVERTISE IN THE

ROCKAWAY TIMES 718-634-3030


The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Page 33

Su r pr ise, Su r pr ise

This past weekend saw the various members of the Arnemann clan of Broad Channel and their friends gather within the dining room of the North Channel Yacht Club on a sunny and warm Saturday afternoon to surprise the ever lovely Diane Arnemann on her recent

birthday. Shortly before 3 p.m. the crowd erupted in applause as the dining room door swung open and Diane walked into the room accompanied by her husband, Charles. Despite being wide-eyed and open-mouthed, it only took Diane a few seconds to figure out that she was the guest of honor at this unexpected soiree and she responded as any loving wife would do - she immediately turned to her beloved husband Charles socking him right in the chest and exclaiming, "I'll kill you!" Music suddenly filled the room as Diane, after quickly regaining her composure, strode through the gathering of well-wishers greeting all her well-wishes. Personally speaking, the highlight of the party was a conversation with a disabled elderly Broad Chan-

nel yachtsman I had out on the yacht club's back deck. The gentleman was missing a leg, had a hook for a right hand and was sporting an eye patch. When I asked what happened to his leg he responded, “a gator bit off me leg while I was bur ying gold in Florida.” I then asked what happened to his hand. “A shark bit me hand off while I was throwing the gator back into the water.” Amazed at the old man's courage, I asked how he lost his eye. “A seagull shit in me eye.” That threw me for a loop and I stated, "A bird shit in your eye and you lost it?” The old man simply smiled and said, " You have to understand, it was my first day with the hook!" But I digress. The rest of the day was spent by all enjoying the resplendent feast of food and drink steeped in the

always enjoyable warmth of that which can only be realized in the company of close family and friends. Kudos to Charles Arnemann for arranging this terrific party for his wife and keeping her in the dark about it for the past several weeks - no small feat! But then again, Charles is old school and will quickly tell you that the best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once. As for me I am a great believer in statistics which show that those with the most birthdays usually live the longest. Speaking of Yacht Clubs in the Channel, this coming weekend the Iroquois Yacht Club will be hosting an engagement party in honor of Chris Horn and his lovely betrothed, Mea-

Continued on page 34

BAYVIEW URGENT CARE CENTER Walk-Ins Are Welcome - No Appointments Necessary! • EKG • Lab Work • Pulmonary Function Testing • Asthma Attacks • Ear Infections • Fractures • Minor Lacerations • Stitches • Vaccinations • Physicals • DOT Exams • X-Ray • Ultra-Sounds Available And More

Sonograms are now available on Fridays

Doctors Sadhana Gupta, MD Zoya Koroleva, DO Stanislav Kaminyar, DO Alla Buzinover, DO

Proudly Serving the Rockaway Community for Over 2 Years Monday – Friday 9 am – 8 pm OPEN 7 Days: Saturday – Sunday 9 am – 5 pm Most Insurance Plans Accepted – Parking Available

WE SPEAK ENGLISH, RUSSIAN 115-06 Beach Channel Drive, Suite 101, Rockaway Park, NY - 718-474-7744

·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


Page 34

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

BELLE HARBOR BREEZY POINT PHYSICAL THERAPY WE MOVED TO NEW LOCATION Previously located at 114-12 Beach Channel Dr. since 2005. WE ARE NOW LOCATED AT:

ROCKAWAY: 114-03 Beach Channel Drive Rockaway Park, NY 11694 718-945-7878 belleharborpt@gmail.com Parking available in the rear BREEZY POINT: 204-08 Rockaway Point Blvd. Breezy Point, NY 11697 718-634-7878 breezypointptpc@aol.com Most insurances accepted, please call to verify

THANK YOU FOR WELCOMING US INTO YOUR COMMUNITY! We are expanding our Rockaway _o†uvv|-uঞm]|_bv-‹ĺ

The Rockaway Times

BETWEEN THE BRIDGES Continued from Page 33 ghan. As most of you know, Chris is the son of life long Broad Channel residents Barbara and Terr y Horn. The life and times of the Horn family is legend within Broad Channel. Over the years they had a dog named “Baby Bear ” which weighed in at some 200+ pounds and upon whose back you could safely land a small helicopter. Their son Chris’s bedroom was occupied by a rather scar y looking enormous lizard which (I believe) was rented out to Steven Spielberg for his first Jurassic Park film back in 1993. At the same time their daughter, Erin, was already well on her way to becoming the “Pit Bull Whisperer ” she is today long before celebrity dog behaviorist, Caesar Milan, became a household word. The Horns are a family who

Daniel S Mirkin OD Mirkin Vision

do not get overly excited about unexpected events. Many moons ago Barbara discovered someone had delivered a live chicken to her hallway in a card board box . Not missing a b e at, Ba r b a ra i m m e d i at e ly sized up the situation and spr inted back upsta i r s to fi n i sh he r m o r n ing coffee as she called he r hu sb a n d Te r r y at w o rk advising him, “D on’t bother picking up the ste a k s o n the w ay ho m e, we’re having chicken for dinner!” Although the my s t e r y o f w h o d ro p p e d off the live chicken at the Ho r n ’s re s i d e n c e re ma i n s uns olved until this ver y d ay , the p o i nt o f the s e s t o r i e s i s t hat, d e p e n d ing on where you live, one neighbor ’s quality of life c o mplaint is another neighbor ’s welcomed dinner menu change, especially in Broad Channel! Broad Channel, why would anyone want to live anywhere else?

BOARDCERTIFIED OPTOMETRIST • Great selection of quality frames and lenses at reasonable prices • Contact Lens evaluation and specialty fitting available • Most Health and Vision Plans accepted

Ѵ;-v;1-ѴѴ|_;oL1;=oulou;bm=oul-ঞomĺ );‰o†Ѵ7Ѵoˆ;|ol;;|‹o†Ĵ

Premier Rockaway Park 121-05 Rockaway Beach Blvd Rockaway Park, NY 11694 premierpedsny.com

Join our neighborhood today! Call (646) 553-4815 to schedule an appointment

PROTECT YOUR EYES! COME IN FOR YOUR SUNGLASSES

1. Quality Service – We don't believe that “one size fits all.” 2. We are Local - We are not some big national company who treats you as a number. 3. We Stand Behind Our Products – Our Frames come with a One Year Warranty. Our primary concern is to make you happy. 4. Prescription Guarantee Our Doctor is available to review your prescription and recheck your vision at no charge if you have adaptation difficulties. We want you to love your glasses! 5. Uncompromising Standards - each pair of our lenses are custom manufactured for you. Did you know that you can use your flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts pretax dollars to pay for exams, glasses and contact lenses?

253 Beach 116th Street Rockaway Park, NY 11694 718-634-0005 www.mirkinvision.com

·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Page 35

Honey Fest is Saturday

Shabbos Roast Chicken Courtesy of the Spruce By Sharon Feldman

Serves: 6 Ingredients: 1 – 3-1/2 pound whole chicken ¼ cup olive oil 2 teaspoons paprika 2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons onion powder 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper Vegetables such as onions, carrots, zucchini, garlic cloves Directions:

Place chicken in a roasting pan. In a small bowl, mix oil and spices. Rub on chicken and refrigerate for at least one hour or overnight. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wash and cut vegetables into large pieces. Put vegetables around chicken. Rub the vegetables and the chicken with the marinade. Roast chicken, covered, at 375 degrees for one hour. Uncover and cook for another 2030 minutes, until the chicken is browned on top and cooked This event is gonna be the bees through. knees! The 7th Annual Honey Fest is set for Saturday, September 23. On Saturday, the Beach 106th Concession will be buzzing between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Beekeepers from all across the city will be selling everything from raw honey, bee pollen, wax goods, beauty products and more. From noon until 4:45 p.m., you can also try all different honeys and pick your favorite as part of the honey tasting contest. Prizes will be awarded to the beekeeper that has the crowd favorite at 5 p.m. At 1 p.m., vis-

itors will have a chance to meet “bee cop” Darren Mays. Don’t forget to wear your best bee-inspired costume as there will be a costume contest for kids and adults at 2 p.m. and prizes will be awarded for the best looks. At 3 p.m., there will be a honey extraction demonstration. The day will also be jam-packed with kids’ activities like face painting, bee-hat making and educational booths. If your sweet tooth is fulfilled with honey, Caracas will also be open for you to grab some grub and beverages throughout the day.

BREEZY POINT DERMATOLOGY • Skin Cancer And Mole Exams • Skin Cancer Removal • Sun Damage Removal • Mole Removal • MOHS Surgery • Acne And Acne Scarring • Eczema • Psoriasis • Hair Loss • Botox, Chemical Peels, Facial Fillers For Rejuvenation • Leg Vein Treatments Most Insurances Accepted 204-08 Rockaway Point Blvd Breezy Point, NY 11697 Phone: 646-421-6064 Fax: 646-843-4701

Dr. Dacko

MOHS Surgeon

Dr. Vine

Dermatologist

Dr. Ciocon

MOHS Surgeon

Website: breezypointdermatology.com Email: info@flatirondermatology.com

BEACH FRONT PAINTING Superior Products / Quality Work URGENT: NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR WINTER/SPRING 2018

INTERIOR PAINTING INQUIRE EARLY LIMITED AVAILABILITY

917 444-0554 ROCKAWAY BEACH, NEW YORK

·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


Page 36

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 Beach 106th Concession Celebrate honey with demonstrations, tastings, products, costume contest, music, art, film and more.

Thurs, Sept. 21 & Weds, Sept 27, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ST. VIRGILLIUS/ ST. CAMILLUS BASKETBALL REGISTRATION St. Camillus Springman Hall 99-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd Register your kindergarten through 8th grade kids for basketball.

Saturday, September 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Q-TIP PAINTING Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Use a q-tip to paint what you see as you visit the outdoors at the refuge.

Friday, September 22, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. STARGAZING Floyd Bennett Field Community Garden Join the amateur Astronomers Association of Brooklyn to watch the night sky. Cancelled if overcast.

Saturday, September 23, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. ROCK-A-BLOCK BLVD Beach 89th to 94th/ RBB Street will be closed for fitness classes, obstacle course, magic show, pet talent show, pie eating contest, dance and theater performances, music and more.

The Rockaway Times

Saturday, September 23, 2 p.m. AVOID THE DAY POPUP BOOKSTORE CROM 217 Beach 92nd Street Chris Romulo book reading, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story time, bookstore, therapeutic coloring for adults and kids.

Theatre Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest show. Reserve tickets at rockawaytheatrecompany.org or call 718-374-6400.

Wednesday, September 27, 7:30 p.m. 100th PRECINCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL Macedonian Baptist Church 330 Beach 67th Street Precinct updates, cop of the month awards.

Sundays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. WALKING TOUR OF HISTORIC FORT TILDEN Fort Tilden-Building 1 Join a ranger to explore Ft. Tildenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fortifications and learn its history.

Thursday, September 28, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. RBCA SPECIAL MEETING ON Saturday, September 23, COURTHOUSE 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Knights of Columbus COMMUNITY BRIDGE SEMINAR 333 Beach 90th Street 708 Beach 19th Street Come hear about potential plans A day of learning, teaching, for the courthouse on 90th Street. employment and college planning with RDRC, Workforce1, September 21, 22, 23, 8 p.m. Queens Law Associates, Teen September 24, 2 p.m. Library, College Solutions and RTCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S THE ELEPHANT MAN See the Rockaway more.

Saturday, September 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. DUNE PLANTING Beach 44th Boardwalk Join the RWA to plant shrubs and grasses on the dunes to protect the peninsula. Community service hours available. Saturday, September 23, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. NYC HONEY FESTIVAL

Saturdays and Sundays, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. RAA SALON SHOW RAA T-7 Gallery, Fort Tilden RAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest art exhibit.

Tuesdays, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. KARAOKE AT RIIS Riis Park Beach Bazaar Happy hour and karaoke with DJ Nicky B. Monday, Wednesday & Fridays, 8 a.m. YOGA/HUMAN MOVEMENT WITH KEVIN Beach 105th Street Bring a mat or towel and join Kevin Campbell for beach yoga.

It's never too late to start taking care of your back. A gentle to moderate Yoga practice can help.

WOMEN'S CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES

More and more doctors recommend Yoga to help with ďŹ&#x201A;exibility, anxiety, insomnia and yes, back pain.

Chill Out in Fall's New Styles

My name is Cindy

Cozy Cardigans, Patterned Leggings, Easy Dresses, Pretty Scarves and Bold Jewelry In store now with more arriving weekly

I offer in-house yoga classes tailored to your needs. Group classes at thecastlerockaway.com

HAPPY FALL! Our Alteration Dept. will be closed Oct 30 - Nov 13. Please have all items in by 10/5 if needed during that time. Thank you!

114-04 114 4-0 Beach Channel Rockaway, NY 718 945 5885 Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm.

HOT & FRESH MAKES US BEST! CALL AHEAD FOR FAST TAKE OUT HO

Elegante PIZZERIA RESTAURANT

Family Dining At Its Finest

SPECIAL THIS WEEK! Baked Ziti, Stuffed Shells or Manicottibuy one get

50% OFF on second!

718-634-3914 â&#x20AC;˘ 718-634-3225 92-01 Roc 92 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Rockaway Beach NY 11693 www.elegantepizza.net

¡

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com

QUIGLEY INSURANCE rental, commercial business, motorcycle, boat and more not only to Rockaway Peninsula but NYC, Nassau and Suffolk since 1994 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and you can be our next satisďŹ ed customer. Top Companies Protection Your Valuable Assests Are Chubb, The Hartford, GMAC and Travelers. If you are in need of insurance, you can count on Quigley Insurance. Competitive pricing for comprehensive coverage and quality service.

Call for details

718-474-1915 email: mquig44441@aol.com

9;

solorzanolo@gmail.com


The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Page 37

BUSINESS DIRECTORY ATTORNEY

PAINTING

Victor Re Attorney At Law

(718) 634-2158

Accidents â&#x20AC;˘ Criminal â&#x20AC;˘ DWIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Also Other Matters 

718-474-1111 Rockaway, NY 52&.$:$<&20387(56 :H)RFXVRQ<RXU*RDOV ZZZURFNDZD\FRPSXWHUVFRP

&RPSXWHU 5HSDLUV  6HUYLFHV (VWDEOLVKHG (VWDE

  KHOS#URFNDZD\FRPSXWHUVFRP

75%QPUVTWEVKQP#%..% )GPGTCN%QPVTCEVQT

RUBBISH REMOVAL

-KVEJGPCPF$CVJ4GOQFGNKPI $CUGOGPVU 2QYGTYCUJKPI 2CKPVKPICPF5JGGVTQEM +PVGTKQT'ZVGTKQT4GPQXCVKQPU

Home Improvement

SPRINKLERS/WELLS

RĎŞFH   /NÄ CK5FRÄ&#x;EFMS

/LFHQVH

CHINESE FO FOOD

LAWN SPRINKLERS WELLS/PUMPS Gary Caparelli Inc 516-239-0694 text: 917-642-4308 Garycap243@aol.com Real Estate

BICYCLES

For All Your Real Estate needs Call The Rockaprop Team

Bicycle Shop 5CNGUĆ´4GRCKTUĆ´4GPVCNU (CUV(TKGPFN[5GTXKEG

Parts & Accessories For All Types Of Bicycles $GCEJVJ5VTGGV 4QEMCYC[2CTM0; (718) 318-2000

BBQ TANKS

We Deliver Bbq Tanks Right To Your Door.

All Tanks $40! You Ring We Bring. Prompt Service. Call Early To Guarantee Weekend Delivery

NYC Lic# 1191201

917-648-5532

CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE

CARPET CLEANING

G&M Carpet Cleaning Services

Frank A. Bifulco, Owner Servicing Brooklyn, Queens, S.I., Bronx, Long Island Residential and Commercial Upholstery Cleaning, Stairs, Area Rugs and Flood Removal Call For Free Estimates and Specials (No Hidden Fees)

EXTERMINATOR

SBK

Pest Control

Licensed Exterminator and Licensed Wildlife Control Operator

718-216-5970 - Call or Text Or Message me on

Frank A. Bifulco or G&M Carpet Cleaning

surfsideawning@gmail.com Surfsideawning.com

REFERENCES AVAILABLE Over 30 Years of Reliable Service Lifetime Rockaway Resident

/LFHQVHG ,QVXUHG (OHFWULFDO&RQWUDFWRU IRUDOO\RXUHOHFWULFDO QHHGV

THE PROPANE KING OF ROCKAWAY PARK

www.newheightsconstructionllc.com

1-800-964-7327

QUALITY SERVICE ON: â&#x20AC;˘ Interior/Exterior Painting â&#x20AC;˘ Faux Finishes â&#x20AC;˘ Wallpapering/Removal â&#x20AC;˘ Sheetrock â&#x20AC;˘ Taping â&#x20AC;˘ Staining/Poly â&#x20AC;˘ Decks-Power Wash & Stain Gutter Cleaning â&#x20AC;˘ Window Cleaning

Plumbing & Heating

Â&#x2021;

CLEANING * INSTALLATION GUM REMOVAL * BIRD PROOFING

Professional Painter

718.634-3134 417 Beach 129th St. www.rockaprop.com

Siding â&#x20AC;˘ Windows â&#x20AC;˘ RooďŹ ng â&#x20AC;˘ Kitchens Baths â&#x20AC;˘ Basements â&#x20AC;˘ Concrete â&#x20AC;˘ Fences Decks â&#x20AC;˘ Doors â&#x20AC;˘ Awnings â&#x20AC;˘ Patio Enclosures Brick Painting â&#x20AC;˘ Stucco â&#x20AC;˘ Painting

SURFSIDE AWNING

Free Estimates

WILLIAM J. LACHNER

Sales, Rentals, Commericial Land, Condo and Co-ops

NEW HEIGHTS CONSTRUCTION, LLC 6WRUP'DPDJH6SHFLDOLVW

AWNINGS

PAINTING

gandmcarpetcleaning

FULLY INSURED

Daniel Baldwin 917-626-5364 SBKDan@aol.com

-26(3+58%,12 3UHVLGHQW V&OXE +RPH)XUQLVKLQJV &RQVXOWDQW

 )ODWEXVK$YH%URRNO\Q1< -5XELQR#5D\PRXUĂ DQLJDQFRP

¡

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


Page 38

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

BUSINESS DIRECTORY WOOD FLOORING & WOOD WORK B&D Painting, Inc.

â&#x20AC;¢ Experienced Wood Floor Installer â&#x20AC;¢ Polishing â&#x20AC;¢ Refinishing â&#x20AC;¢ Sanding â&#x20AC;¢ Repairing

â&#x20AC;¢ Skim Coating Application â&#x20AC;¢ Interior Painting â&#x20AC;¢ Plastering of Walls â&#x20AC;¢ Repair & Restoration of Damaged Walls â&#x20AC;¢ Removal of Wall Paper â&#x20AC;¢ Water Damage

CONTACT DAVID VERBA verbadavid1123@gmail.com or 516-724-3671

Laszlo Davida 347-306-6961

ROCAPULCO CAR SERVICE 718-474-7100 or 718-474-4477

Only $20! â&#x20AC;¢ Yard Sales â&#x20AC;¢ Help Wanted

fill in the easy form or Contact  %HDFKWK6W 5RFNDZD\3DUN1<

LEGAL NOTICES 1410 Jefferson Ave Realty LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 7/24/2017. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 87-06 Barrington St., Jamaica, NY 11432. General Purpose. Opportunity To Obtain A Better Life, LLC. Article of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 5/26/2017. Office Located: Queens, NY. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Opportunity To Obtain A Better Life, LLC, 142-20 232nd Street, Laurelton, NY 11413. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

â&#x20AC;¢ Apartments for rent/sale, etc. Go to RockawayTimes.com and

TLC Base #B00639

The Rockaway Times

us at 718-634-3030

Classifieds HELP WANTED LOCAL INSURANCE - Employment Opportunities for Insurance Professionals. We have openings for individuals with backgrounds in sales, marketing (insurance brokerage & placements), claims and client services, in our growing firm. Insurance experience and licensed individuals are preferred. NYC and local offices. Please send resumes and/or letters of interest to InsPro092017@gmail.com. All information and communications will be kept strictly confidential. GARAGE SALE Sat, Sept. 23rd. 241 Beach 119 St. 9am-12pm Kids Toys, Jewelry, Vera Bradley, Children/Adult Clothes, Shoes, Books, Housewares & More! SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!!!

GET SPOTTED!

Notice of Formation of Barcycle LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/23/17. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Delaney Corporate Services, Ltd., 99 Washington Ave., Ste. 805A, Albany, NY 12210, also the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of formation of LOGIC SECURITY SYSTEMS LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/14/2017. Office location: Queens County. The LLC designates the following as its registered agent upon whom process against it may be served within the State of New York: United States Corporation Agents, Inc. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Veronica Powers, DMD PLLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/26/2017. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Po Box, 940066, Rockaway Park, NY 11694. Purpose: Dentistry.

T-shirts available online www.rockawaytimes.com ·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com

Marketing Fortress LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 7/10/2017. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 4013 69th St., 2nd Fl., Woodside, NY 11377. General Purpose.

Enfin in NY, LLC Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on8/10/2017. Office in Queens Co. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 114-31 209th St. Cambria Heights, NY 11411. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. H & T TEAM LLC. Filed 7/17/17. Office: Queens Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 1142-03 Cherry Ave, Flushing, NY 11355. Purpose: General. CHANNEL BRAT LLC Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 06/12/2017. Office in Queens Co. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to P.O. BOX 940056, Rockaway Park, NY 11694. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Raising Tito LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Secâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;y of State (SSNY) on 8/4/17. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 225-24 104th Ave., Queens Village, NY 11429. Purpose: any lawful activities. Skyview Eyecare Optical LLC. Filed 4/28/17. Office: Queens Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: C/O Andrew Bell, 13107 40th Rd Ste E.23, Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: General. Notice of formation of Mad Props Creative Studio, LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY on 6/29/2017 (SSNY). Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC to: 1047 47th Avenue, Ste. 1R, Long Island City, NY 11101. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of LJA Fashion, LLC, a limited liability company (LLC). Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 07/24/2017. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 3606 Ditmars Blvd, Apt 3R, Astoria, NY 11105. Purpose: Any lawful activity.


The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Far Rock Gets Sewer Upgrade The NYC Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Design and Construction (DDC) announced that construction has recently been completed on a $25M infrastructure upgrade project in Far Rockaway. Work included the installation of new storm and sanitary sewers, water mains, and catch basins to help improve drainage, reduce street flooding and ensure a reliable supply of water for the future. Funding for the project was provided by DEP, and DDC managed the construction. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The tragedy of Superstorm Sandy highlighted the severe infrastructure needs across the peninsula. With more than $200M in investments coming into the Downtown Far Rockaway area through the neighborhood redevelopment plan, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even more critical that our neighborhoods have a solid foundation with new storm and sanitary sewers, water mains, and catch basins,â&#x20AC;? Councilman Donovan Richards said in a

press release. As part of the project, 5,230 linear feet of storm sewers, along with an outfall at Chandler Street, and 7,978 linear feet of sanitary sewers were installed along portions of Pinson Street, Battery Road, Chandler Street, Nameoke Avenue, McBride Street, Dix Avenue, Mott Avenue, Grassmere Terrace, Hollywood Court, Regina Avenue and Gipson Street. While the roadway was open to install the sewers, 7,168 linear feet of new, stronger ductile iron water mains were also built to replace old cast iron pipes, improving water distribution in the area. Construction also included 79 catch basins to drain storm water from roadways and 24 fire hydrants were added to ensure that firefighters have access to the water supply. Final restoration included the repaving of more than 18,500 square yards of roadway, as well as the planting of 55 trees that will bring shade and better air quality to the neighborhood.

Spotted: Cape May

Page 39

Arverne Storage Center  ##FBDI$IBOOFM%SJWFt"SWFSOF /:t  

5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;X7â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Storage Room - $99.00 a month, plus tax A whole room too much? Try our box storage Starting at $3.50 per month, plus tax

All customers insured up to $2,000.00, additional insurance coverage available

Mail Receiving Services Send your personal or business mail & packages using our address, no PO Box #â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s **10% discount for 12 month payment**

10%

to Existing Customers

Hours: 8:30AM to 6PM Mon-Sat Website: www.arvernestorage.com Bonded, Licensed and Insured

Shipping Discount Offered

eMail: info@arvernestorage.com NYC License # 2045023-DCA

Contact me today to see how you could save on your auto, home and flood! Patrick Hanning, Financial Professional

Call: 718-945-0444 Email: patrick.hanning@prudential.com Visit: 114-12 Beach Channel Drive Rockaway Park, NY 11694

0246467-00004-00

WĆ&#x152;ĆľÄ&#x161;Ä&#x17E;ĹśĆ&#x;Ä&#x201A;ĹŻ/ĹśĆ?ĆľĆ&#x152;Ä&#x201A;ĹśÄ?Ä&#x17E;Ĺ?Ä&#x17E;ĹśÄ?Ç&#x2021;Í&#x2022;>>Í&#x2022;EÄ&#x17E;Ç Ä&#x201A;Ć&#x152;ĹŹÍ&#x2022;EĹ?Í&#x2022;/Ć?ŜŽĆ&#x161;Ä&#x201A;ĸůĹ?Ä&#x201A;Ć&#x161;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x161;Ç Ĺ?Ć&#x161;Ĺ&#x161;>Ĺ?Ä?Ä&#x17E;Ć&#x152;Ć&#x161;Ç&#x2021;DĆľĆ&#x161;ĆľÄ&#x201A;ĹŻÍ&#x2022;Ĺ˝Ć?Ć&#x161;ŽŜÍ&#x2022;DÍ&#x2DC; Î&#x17E;ĎŽĎŹĎ­Ď°>Ĺ?Ä?Ä&#x17E;Ć&#x152;Ć&#x161;Ç&#x2021;DĆľĆ&#x161;ĆľÄ&#x201A;ĹŻ/ĹśĆ?ĆľĆ&#x152;Ä&#x201A;ĹśÄ?Ä&#x17E;

Joseph F. Keenan Attorney At Law 114-04 Beach Channel Drive Suite 9 Rockaway Park, New York 11694 Phone: (718) 747 8850 jfkeenan@joekeenanlaw.com ¡

9;

From one shore to another. Eileen and Dennis Sullivan made sure to represent their favorite beach town by wearing their Rockaway Times tees while down in Cape May, New Jersey. Looking good, guys! Want to get Spotted? Buy your Rock Times t-shirt at our office (114-04 Beach Channel Drive) or online www.RockawayTimes. com. Send us your photos of you donning the shirt to mail@ rockawaytimes.com and you could be in the paper!

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


Page 40

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

The Rockaway Times

“Prostate cancer is a scary diagnosis — we offer nationally recognized expertise, close to home!” NAME: MICHAEL HERMAN, MD, board-certified in urology and graduate of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center OCCUPATION: Director of Urology AREA OF EXPERTISE: da Vinci® Surgical System, a minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgical platform WHAT DRIVES YOU? My goal is to deliver the best possible therapy while giving my patients the personal attention they deserve, here on the South Shore. WHY DO YOU WORK AT SOUTH NASSAU? Our team works together to offer high-quality care in a setting that’s completely focused on patient care and patient satisfaction. WHY CHOOSE SOUTH NASSAU? We offer state-of-the-art technology and advanced treatment options. Your care is coordinated by experienced urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurse practitioners and genetic counselors, putting you at the center of the discussion and including you as part of the team. WHAT’S NEW IN PROSTATE HEALTH? MRI-targeted prostate biopsy. This new imaging system — available at South Nassau — not only gives us a more accurate prostate cancer diagnosis, it also helps eliminate unnecessary biopsies.

Becker’s Hospital Review

and Health Systems 1 00 Hospital with Recognized by the Commission on Cancer Accredited by the National Cancer Institute

great

oncology programs

RESERVE YOUR SEAT Join us on Sept. 28, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. for a FREE lecture: “New Developments in Prostate Cancer Screening: How Can We Avoid Unnecessary Biopsies?” To register, visit southnassau.org/prostatelecture or call 516-377-5333.

One Healthy Way at Merrick Road in Oceanside. Call 877-SOUTH-NASSAU or visit southnassau.org.

·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com

CENTER FOR PROSTATE HEALTH


The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Page 41

NEW LOCATION SAME GREAT SERVICE!!!

WHEN ACCIDENTS HAPPEN...

WE’RE THERE!

CRAFTSMANSHIP AT ITS BEST ...OR NOTHING AT ALL

SERVING ROCKAWAY FOR 25 YEARS

AUTO BODY & TOWING INC.

WHERE THE PRICE IS RIGHT.

YOUR ONE STOP SHOP

NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL WE TAKE CARE OF THEM ALL!

ENTERPRISE & HERTZ Rental Cars Available

·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


Page 42

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

HOUSTON, WE HAVE A SOLUTION Continued from Page 3 one day,” Johnson said. The community came out strong to support the effort, but one donation in particular stood out to Johnson. “Terrence Marten is a 15-year-old whose house burned down during Sandy. He heard I was going down to Texas and said he worked over the summer and wanted to contribute. He wrote a letter to the recipient and explained his situation and how he felt the need to help. He gave me that letter with $250 worth of gift cards in the envelope,” Johnson said. On September 7, the men hit the road. “People were still stopping by my house with stuff after we left,” Johnson said, adding that his wife was able to put the donations in the bank so he could retrieve them and pass them along while down South. After a three-day trip that included a stop in Kentucky where Johnson had dinner with a young man that he had donated bone marrow to in 1996, a slight vehicle malfunction that required fixing, and a dinner with Smith and Gwillym in Memphis, who were on their way back to New York after taking care of things down in Houston, Carlin and Johnson arrived in Texas themselves. The men didn’t head down south without a destination. Peggy’s cousin offered them a place to stay in Katy, Texas and Johnson’s sister-in-law, Kate Johnson guided them to a direct contact in the affected area. “Kate had a roommate from college living down there, Samantha,” Johnson said. “We found that Samantha’s house was okay, but her mother’s house was flooded, so that was going to be our original destination. However when we got there, we found Mormon Helping Hands had beaten us to it and took care of everything. So Samantha directed us to one of her high school friends—Maria Sotolongo.” “They immediately started. I was lost but they said, ‘here’s what we’re gonna do,’” Sotolongo said. The men found a table and chairs in Sotolongo’s garage, which they cleaned and set up as a staging area for her to lay out valuables and things of importance, so they could

John Carlin, Maria Sotolongo and George Johnson in Houston

determine what was salvageable and what would need to be tossed. “Having them there for that first day after entering my home was the greatest gift I could have gotten. But the gift kept coming,” Sotolongo said. Over the next few days, Johnson and Carlin were not alone. “That first day we were carrying out wet furniture and bedding so we made a call to a contact we got from Adam, to the guys at Rugbyrelief.org. They sent us three barbarians that worked like animals. Here we were slipping and sliding in our work boots and they showed up in cowboy boots and got to work,” Johnson said. “It wasn’t the first rodeo for these Texans,” Carlin joked. “The next day, a guy name Trey Wakefield from Saint John Vianney Church showed and he brought a generator and fans, shovels, tools, bleach, and another guy and they worked like animals,” Johnson continued. “We thought we’d get there and it wouldn’t be so hard, but we had a lot to carry out and

·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com

the mold was unbelievable. The task before us was daunting, so the timing couldn’t have been better with these guys showing up. Every day our crew got bigger and bigger. It was great to see the community come together,” Carlin said. Over the course of five days, Carlin, Johnson and the crew that had formed were able to remove all the flooded contents of the home, plus rip out tiled and hardwood floors, walls, bathroom fixtures and more. “They really made us progress a lot faster. We’ve seen other neighbors’ homes and they didn’t make as much progress as we did and it wouldn’t have happened without the help of John and George,” Sotolongo said. In between helping out the Sotolongos, Carlin and Johnson found time to distribute the donations from those in Rockaway to neighbors, including Sotolongo’s brother who lived a few doors down, local church groups, schools and others in the hardest-hit areas of Houston. Margaret Buckley,

The Rockaway Times a friend of Johnson’s wife also put them in touch with Christine Langeland, the assistant principal at St. Ambrose Catholic School in Houston. “Christine said their school wasn’t flooded, but we gave her about a thousand dollars in gift cards and she brought it to those at St. Francis of Assissi, which had four feet of water and the students there won’t be able to return for a year,” Johnson said. On Thursday, September 14, Johnson and Carlin had to board their flight back to New York. Before leaving, they left Sotolongo with some donations, including the letter and gift cards from Terrence Marten, plus an extra special gift. “The last day they were there, they tell me they’re giving me the truck they drove,” Sotolongo said, adding that her family had lost both of their cars to the flooding. “I’m standing by my six-foot high pile of belongings on the curb and they tell me this. I thought I was going to faint. I was overcome with the most unbelievable feeling of joy,” she said. “They were such a strong source, not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually. They were ready to help in any way possible and we had no doubt in our minds that they knew what they were doing. They were so humble and brought so much humor to the situation and everyone that met them was touched. They really brought life to the whole community. My nieces told me that they want to be just like them one day. I can’t tell you the effect they had. Even though they’re not here in Houston, we feel their presence. Everybody is talking about John and George,” Sotolongo said. “It was amazing to be one with your community of Rockaway. We feel Rockaway here in Houston.” If you’d like to continue to help Houston, Carlin and Johnson suggest making donations to St. Francis of Assissi Church by contacting Langeland at clangeland@sashornets.org, Saint John Vianney Catholic Church by contacting Deborah Alvarenga at dalvarenga@stjohnvianney.org or donating to Rugby Relief at www.Rugbyrelief.org.


The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Page 43

LOCAL COLOR: READERS SEND IN THEIR PIX We might be a little biased but we think some of the best photographers in the world live in Rockaway. Here are some shots that readers shared with us this week. Send your photos (limit to 2 per week) to mail@rockawaytimes.com and we’ll do our best to print them (space permitting). We do receive more than we can print.

By Joe Obrien

By Janna Broskin

By Paul Richter

By Vilma Diaz

The Fit Food Truck 114-04 Beach Channel Drive Open Mon - Fri 7am Till 2pm

COMBO SPECIALS available September to January · 1 class & 1 day of food (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

$60 value >> 25% OFF $45.00 · 5 classes & 5 days of food $300 value >> 25% OFF $225.00 · SUPER 1 MONTH RESET PROGRAM 20 classes & 20 days of food $1200 >> 35% OFF $780.00

718-564-4742

Rockaway Gliders Fitness Studio 114-04 Beach Channel Drive Rockaway Park, NY 11694 718-945-2063

www.RockawayGliders.com

Back To School Specials! September Only 10 classes (ONLY $13.50 per class!)

20 classes (ONLY $11.25 per class!)

40 classes (ONLY $10.50 per class)

$135 $225 $420 ·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


Page 44

By Kami-Leigh Agard

Our days of the Rockaway Groan, (succinctly coined by Rockaway Times Publisher, Kevin Boyle) are almost over, but don’t weep, there’s still much to enjoy! The boardwalk concessions and other local hotspots are still hopping with fabulous live music, theater and arts. So stick around, there’s still a lot to do on the Rock! LIVE MUSIC: Friday, September 22 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Set sail to the weekend with 3 Sheets to the Wind as they play their last summer 2017 blowout at Caracas. Don’t drift around, steer yourself straight to the boardwalk as they perform all your favorite 60s and 70s classic rock and blues "Fer yer listenin' pleasure!" Beach 106th Concession Friday, September 22 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The rebellious Basement Dwellers host fellow South Brooklynite rocker, Kevin Rawdon’s “Moss” album release party at the Rockaway Theatre Company. Get ready for a wild night of rock in all its extremes from South Brooklyn’s finest. Band lineup: Passive Aggressive at 7 p.m., Swinging Riot at 8 p.m., Field Goal at 9 p.m. and guest of honor, Kevin Rawdon with band at 10 p.m. RTC’s Post Theatre, Fort Tilden Friday, September 22 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Locals — come out and help seafaring acoustic gypsy soul band, Stell & Snuggs pay it forward as they host the Rockaway Helping St. Maarten #hurricaneirma Concert at the Brewery. Get ready for an eclectic night of entertainment with performances by the duo, fire dancing by Fire Child, a video projection show, free ice cream from Ample Hills Creamery, a live DJ dance set plus delicious food! Proceeds go towards helping the Irma-devastated island. 415 Beach 72nd Street

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Tonight, board this time machine as four-piece acoustic traditional Irish music band, The Brooklyn Bards, transports you with their songs dating back hundreds of years ago in Ireland to the present. If traditional and contemporary Irish war marches, slides, rebel and love songs endear your heart, leanúint do Friday, September 22 chroí and toast, sláinte with a 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Harmoniously slip into the tasty pint at Roger’s! 203 Beach 116th Street first day of fall by grooving to the smooth blues and jazz from Sunday, September 24 the eponymous Tim Otto’s Free 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ride Trio at Uma’s. With Otto Forget the Monday blues. End on tenor sax, Simon Chardiet on bass and Mike Severino on your weekend with another drums, what better way to fi- round of live music on the boardnally bid adieu to summer and walk featuring some surprise guests. With the ocean in the gratefully welcome fall. 92-07 Rockaway Beach Blvd. backdrop and great music floating in the air, what better way to revitalize your soul as you preFriday, September 22 pare for the week ahead? 9 p.m. Caracas, Beach 106th ConcesCome out and join Rockaway’s ever-popular band, Squid sion as they dole out their acoustic Sundays ‘squidaliciousness’ for the first 6 p.m. time at the Belle Harbor Yacht Come out and be blessed by Club. Gear up for a great night of the best of Squid’s Hot Tuna live and direct positive vibrations at Reggae Sunday Splash and other delightful morsels. at the Rockaway Brewing Com533 Beach 126th Street pany hosted by Rockawavesradio, Max Power Productions’ Saturday, September 23 ROCK AWAY Rockaway and 12:30 p.m. It’s the Rock! Away! Rock-A-Blvd Vinyl Makes Me Happy Hour. Street Festival! Join the Rockaway This week’s special guest — The Business Alliance and Max Power Foundation Band. 415 Beach 72nd Street Productions as they literally rock the Boulevard with a day of muThursdays sic featuring bands, Cosmic Salt 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 12:30 p.m., The Cameramen at Rockaway Brewing Compa2 p.m. and Raise The Kicks from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. DJ Max Power will ny’s Open Mic Night features be spinning his fabulous vinyl in an eclectic array of musicians between band sets — all at the and vocalists who take the stage to share their live music. Of Epstein’s Beach stage. Beach 90th Street & Rockaway course, guitarist extraordinaire, Jammin' Jon, and Irish crooner, Beach Blvd. John Baxter are local favorites, but don’t be afraid to take the Saturday, September 23 mike and share your musical 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Continue the revelry at the talents! 415 Beach 72nd Street Rock! Away! Rock-A-Blvd Street Festival official after party at OTHER ART NEWS Epstein’s featuring wildly popThe Rockaway Artist Alliance ular bands, Toranavox, Arson Welles, and special guests TBA. is calling for RAA members-only 88-22 Rockaway Beach Blvd. entries for their upcoming ArtSplash 2017 exhibit. In this jurSaturday, September 23 ied exhibition, artists are free to 9 p.m. explore any theme and it’s open

Friday, September 22 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Enjoy a night on the bay at the Breezy Point BayHouse with Johnny Simms, Kerry Kearney and Friends and special guest Jimmy Lynch! 500 Bayside, Breezy Point

·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com

The Rockaway Times

to all media. $35 entry fee for a maximum of six works. Submissions must be received by October 20. For further info, visit: www.rockawayartistsalliance. org/upcoming-exhibitions, call 718-474-0861 or email: info@ raanyc.org sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rockaway Artist Alliance Oils & Acrylics Painting Class with instructor, Joseph Perez (www.seapainter.net). Students bring their own supplies. Pay-As-You-Go. $20 RAA Member / $30 Non-member sTudio 6 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 and or call 718-474-0861 Saturdays and Sundays 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. On weekends through October 8, the Rockaway Artists Alliance showcases its Salon Show 2017. This non-juried exhibition features artists displaying a variety of themes and mediums, including but not limited to painting, watercolor, photography, print, poetry and literature and sculpture. For further info, call 718-474-0861 or email: info@raanyc.org sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden 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 seize the chance to get your hands on some! The Elephant Man will be showing September 21, 22, 23, 24. See why NYC theater critics are declaring this theatrical production a mustsee 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


The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

WHAT AN EPIC DAY! The Rockaway Beach Bodysurfing Contest on Saturday, September 9, was a YUGE success. One of the most gorgeous days of the year, spectacular surf in the five to seven foot range, thanks to Hurricane Irma, and the stoke level of the contestants and spectators was through the roof. There were a total of 72 contestants and it was no easy feat in the rough ocean. They came in all sizes, and what’s great about this contest is that they’re all competing against the ocean as equals, no divisions. The event went super smooth, banging out the heats one after another and the organization of the heat lineups

Page 45

was done meticulously by the owners of the event, Rockaway Beach Bodysurfing Underground, run by Jeremy Jones, Michael Poindexter, John Wagner and Claire Hilger. Honorable mentions go to Charlie for making a very impressive heat board, and the volunteers Kristi Dickerson & Lois Pyanowski who helped tabulate and check out the guys. 1st Place – Ryan Kent 2nd Place – Paul Scmidt By Ryan Struck 3rd Place – Sandon Karinsky 4th Place – Thomas Oswald 5th Place – Raj Shiwah 6th Place – Vava Ribieru And, of course, my honorable mention goes to my 12-year-old Parker Karinsky, who was dwarfed by the “men” and managed to make it to the semi-finals. Big thanks to Rippers for sponsoring the after party and also to Ryan McNeil who created a special beer for the after party that was free to all who were involved. A super epic day!

Continued on page48

By Sergio Costa

ROCKAWAY AUTO REPAIR & QUICK LUBE 115-20 Beach Channel Dr., Rockaway y Park, NY 11694

Servicing Foreign & Domestic Vehicles Madison or Billy • 718-945-5000 • Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-5pm

REGULAR OIL CHANGE BRAKES & ROTORS INSTALLED

SYNTHETIC OIL CHANGE $

5999

+Tax

Up To 5 Qts. Some Filters Extra Cannot Be Combined With Any Other Offer.

• New Engine OIl & Filter • 16 Point Vehicle Check Up • Up to 5 Qts of Oil • Most American Cars • SUV's & Foreign Cars Extra • Cartridge Filters Extra

$

19 99

+Tax

Cannot Be Combined With Any Other Offer.

COOLANT SPECIAL FRONT DRIVE AXLES Drain & Full (Up To 3 Gals.) Free Hose Check, Belts & Heating System. DexCool Extra

$

39

99

+Tax

Cannot Be Combined With Any Other Offer.

• Inspect Front End • Inspect Suspension • Grease All Points (if Necessary) +Tax • Most American Cars • SUV's & Foreign Cars Extra Per Axle • Full Sized Vans Extra Cannot Be Combined With Any Other Offer.

$

14999

STARTING AT

$

19999

No Gimmicks

+Tax

Cannot Be Combined With Any Other Offer.

CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON?

FREE SCAN Cannot Be Combined With Any Other Offer.

FRONT OR REAR BRAKE PADS STARTING AT

$

8995

Installed

NYS INSPECTIONS

+Tax

Cannot Be Combined With Any Other Offer.

$

1000 OFF

ANY SERVICE OVER $100.00

AVOID a $65.00 TICKET

Cannot Be Combined With Any Other Offer.

HAVE YOUR VEHICLE'S INSPECTION $ 99 $ 99 +Tax +Tax PERFORMED LET US INSPECT THE VEHICLE BEFORE YOU BUY IT Up To 1 Pound Freon 134a Onl WITH ANY REPAIRS TOTALING $250 OR MORE EXCLUDES TIRES Cannot Be Combined With Any Other Offer. Cannot Be Combined With Any Other Offer. Cannot Be Combined With Any Other Offer. HERE. WE WILL PICK UP & DROP OFF LOCALLY. HOME, WORK OR TRAIN. FACTORY TRAINED TECHNICIANS To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 · ads@RockawayTimes.com

PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTION

39

AIR CONDITIONING RECHARGE SPECIAL

79

FREE

REGULAR OIL CHANGE


Page 46

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

The Rockaway Times

Poseidon Reigns on The 3rd Annual Poseidon’s Parade was bigger and better than ever. Dozens of groups turned up with their best mermaid-inspired or nautical looks and Rockaway showed its creative side with massive homemade floats, choreographed dance routines, musical performances and more. Congratulations to Casey Brouder and the Rockaway Mermaid Brigade, along with the Department of Parks and Recreation for ending summer with a big splash on the boardwalk on Saturday, September 16. For those who missed it, we’ll let the photos speak for themselves. Thanks to John Cori, Mark Eidinger, Doug MacLeod, Katie McFadden, Paul Lurrie, Nick Dantona and Mark Mosrie for these great shots!

·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Page 47

the Boardwalk

·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


Page 48

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

WHAT AN EPIC DAY!

Printing: Letterheads, Envelopes, Bumper Stickers, Custom Invites, Labels, Flyers, Business Cards

Silk Screen Printing Plaques Trophies Graphics Tee Shirts Hoodies Posters Caps

o D ow

N e W

Y R E D I

By Ryan Struck

By Ryan Struck

O R e s B M Hou

E

In

T-Shirts

Custom Made - No Minimum

Custom Banners Signs Large Color Print-Outs Print Your Art & Photos On Canvas Car & Truck Magnets Truck Lettering Custom Refrigerator Magnets

By Ryan Struck

Your Company What • You • Sell • Here (Your) Phone-Num

91-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard

718-634-1089 • 646-606-9062 Rockawaygraphics@verizon.net ·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com

By Sergio Costa

The Rockaway Times Continued from Page 45


The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Page 49

LINCOLN

0

%

We Accept All Makes & Models For Service

Lease Lincoln Direct For

APR

FINANCING

Much, Much Less.

UP TO 60 MOS.§

§0% APR financing available up to 60 mos at $16.67 per month per $1,000 financed; with approved credit on select models not to be combined with other offers.

Plus Get Priority Treatment In Our Service Department

269

YOUR CHOICE

$

LEASE PER MONTH 24 MOS.

36 MOS.

BRAND NEW 2017 LINCOLN

MKZ RESERVE

BRAND NEW 2017 LINCOLN

$279 per month 24 month lease. Automatic, Moon Roof, P/S, ABS, A/C, and Much More! MSRP $43,055, VIN#3LHR645046, $5,209 Due at Inception Includes 1st Month Payment, $4,295 Down Payment, $645 Bank Fee, $0 Security Deposit. For those who qualify $750 Lincoln RCL Cash. Tax, Title MV fees. add’l. Expires 9/30/17.

$279 per month 36 month lease. 200A Group, 2.0L 4 Cyl Engine, Moonroof, Select Plus Package, Remote Start, P/S, A/C and More! MSRP $40,165, VIN#5LHUL71486, $4,909 Due at Inception Includes 1st Month Payment $3,995 Down Payment, $645 Bank Fee, $0 Security Deposit. For those who qualify $2750 RCL Cash. Tax, Title MV fees add’l. Expires 9/30/17.

MKC SELECT GREAT FALL LEASES!

THE NEW 2017 LINCOLN

• Meticulous 200-Point inspection by factory trained technicians

CONTINENTAL

• The confidence of a 6-year/100,000-mile comprehensive warranty coverage

15 in stock...

2014 LINCOLN MKZ

Leasing For Much Much Less!

18,995

$ BUY FOR

CERTIFIED

Black, V6, Full Power! 59K Mi. Stk#2156F.

2015 LINCOLN MKZ

19,995

$ BUY FOR

332

$

†PER MO. 24 MOS LEASE

BRAND NEW 2017 LINCOLN

MKT $ ,

3.5L AWD

45 495

*

CERTIFIED

*

Black, V6, Full Power! 28K Mi. Stk#1640F

2017 LINCOLN MKC

27,495

$ BUY FOR

CERTIFIED

*

Auto, A/C, Grey, 17K Mi, Stk#2165F

2017 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR

SELECT 4X4

4 Door, 6 Speed Automatic, 3.5L GTDI V6 Engine, 19” Wheels, Keyless, Rearview Camera, ABS Brakes, P/S, A/C and More! MSRP $49,950. VIN#2LHBL01228. Tax, Tags & DMV Fees addt’l. Expires 9/30/17.

49,995

$ BUY FOR

CERTIFIED

LINCOLN

NO MATTER WHERE YOU PURCHASED IT!

718-859-5200 • MU NI

• ON NI

L CREDIT PA U CI

R

Auto Net IC

T

†/* Prices/Payments include all costs to consumer except tax, title and MV fees which are additional & may be payable upon consummation in lieu of Lincoln rebates. Closed end lease subject to credit approval thru Lincoln AFS. Total Payments/ purchase option: $6,696/$26,830 (Lincoln MKZ), $7,968/$28,882 (Lincoln MKX), $10,044/$26,702 (Lincoln MKC). Leases are 25¢ per mile over 10,500 miles per year. Lessee responsible fore excess wear/tear/maint/repair. Dealer not responsible for typographical errors photos used for illustrative purposes only. DCA#0806391, DMV#6240988.

+

WE SERVICE ALL LINCOLN VEHICLES

R PA

5102 Kings Highway, Brooklyn, New York • 1-718-258-9400 • 1-800-448-1429 SHOWROOM HOURS: Monday-Thursday 9-9 • Friday 9-7:30 • Saturday. 9-6 • OPEN Sunday 11-5 2ND SHOWROOM Now Open For Your Convenience • 1515 Utica Ave.

*

Auto, S/Roof, Nav, Black, 13K Mi, Stk#2100F

NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY

LE

SELECT

Select 101A, 3.7L V6 Engine, 6-Speed Automatic, P/S, ABS, A/C & Much More! MSRP $44,220. VIN#2LHBL32613. $5,399 Due at Inception Inc. 1st Month Payment, $4,422 Down Payment, $645 Bank Fee, $0 Security Deposit. For those who qualify, $1,500 Lincoln RCL Cash. Tax, Title & MV Fees addt’l. Expires 9/30/17.

A

BRAND NEW 2017 LINCOLN

MKX

*

E I PA TIN G D

WELCOME MCU MEMBERS AUTHORIZED AUTONET DEALER

www.PremierLincoln.com ·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


Page 50

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

The Rockaway Times

Rockaway Word Search – NAMES A V Z I O K F S T H N Q N J Y D Y

DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS MONDAY Steak (13.75), Chicken (10.75) Shrimp (13.75) Sizzlers TUESDAY Loin of Pork – $9.75 WEDNESDAY – Turkey – $9.75 THURSDAY – Pot Roast – $9.75 FRIDAY – Chicken Francaise - $10.75 Flounder or Shrimp Francaise or Shrimp Scampi- $14.75 SATURDAY & SUNDAY - Brunch 9am-3pm Includes 1 Bloody Mary, Mimosa or Screw Driver Check out our full dinner menu!

N B K H J S A E S I V M R E F L F

N P G A L V T L B O M F V Z G Q G

A T A N Z I H R H N M R Y H T R J

M A Q S J O E A I T A H O O G B F

U G B C Z Y R H D H W G X H C Z J

R T L E V H B C N P B B S R R N I

P J Y V D Q I Y F G Y E A E Y S U

H G P T D V L M U R Z I O L K D K

Y V L H B I L M G R G F B T Q U S

M Q R W R X S I L C A E G F S R R

M B H A Q H W J A T Y S X M G B T

D J M X F D E R H F X N R U K Y O

N C R F X Y E S A C S I N N E D H

M A R I L Y N R A P H A E L F H Z

P G G W E W E A L B A G S C P L Z

L K S L C N Y S X U Q R T X W C W

AL BAGS ANNA MURPHY CRAIG CAREY DENNIS CASEY FATHER BILL SWEENEY JIMMY CHARLES MARILYN HARVEY MARILYN RAPHAEL TIM ROHRS

JBBB Snowflake League Opening Day Roundup By The Commissioner's Office

Opening Day for the Snowflake League was great for weather but took place on a day that will never be forgotten. League play opened on 9/11 with Marine Park taking on the Alchoballics. The Commissioner's Office took it upon themselves to hold a pregame ceremony in honor of all those who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001. All players and spectators alike faced the flag, as the Star Spangled Banner was played loud and proud. Following the national anthem, everyone stood for a ten second moment of silence and then cheered loudly as it was time to begin the season. We'd like to say kudos to Marine Park and the Alchoballics for

volunteering to play on such a bittersweet day. And finally, everyone at the Snowflake League would like to thank the bosses of DJ's @ Work for donating their equipment so that we could hold the pre-game festivities. In the famous words of Uncle Jesse, "Have Mercy!!!" Game one between Marine Park and the Alchoballics was a pitcher's duel until a crucial error opened up the flood gates - a three run homer followed and a few more sprinkled on top. Game two was more of the same but it ended an inning earlier. Two mercies for a sweep! Marine Park won both games 12-0. Tuesday night's double-dip had some solid games. The first game between Ruffle Bar and the Black Sox was close until Ruffle Bar

·

opened it up in the 5th inning. The second game was a thriller, which saw a walk-off grand-slam by Ruffle Bar. The brooms were eventually taken out by Ruffle Bar as they won both by the final scores of 13-3 & 14-11. Wednesday night action took place after Mother Nature took its wrath out on the field. Big shout-out to Ambro for wheel-barreling countless loads of dirt over to the field to help shore

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com

up the puddles. The first game between the Sons of Pitches and Rock Fam saw little to no offense as the S.O.P. shut out their opponent 5-0. The second game saw the bats wake up a bit for both squads. Rock Fam took a five run lead into the final frame and escaped with a 12-11 victory after two in-the-park dingers. Banana split for Wednesday. Thursday night saw Allstate and the Cereal Killers play two. The first

game saw the Cereal Killers score eight runs in the second inning, which was the only offense they needed. Game two saw Allstate jump out to an early 4-0 lead but a lead they would soon relinquish. The final frame was exciting as Allstate was trailing but had bases loaded and no outs. Unfortunately, all they could muster was a sacrifice fly and then hit into a game-ending double play. Cereal Killers take both 10-2 & 8-5. Thanks to the umps and players for a great first week. Standings (based on head-to-head match-up and run differential): Marine Park 2-0 Ruffle Bar 2-0 Cereal Killers 2-0 Sons of Pitches 1-1 Rock Fam 1-1 Allstate 0-2 Black Sox 0-2 Alchoballics 0-2


The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Page 51

CASINO AUTO BODY Since 1974

Go With The Pros That Are Well-Known

Claims Handled by Licensed Appraisers All Major Insurance Companies Accepted

Owned and Operated By Denis Koufos

FREE

24 Hour Towing to our Shop

State of the Art Eco-Friendly ACCUDRAFT Spray Booth

S

FREE ESTIMATE

Rental On Premises

(718) 318-2018

www.casinoautobody.com 71-02 Beach Channel Drive, New York, NY 11692 Corner of Beach Channel Drive & Beach 71st St DCA833060 NY Repair Shop #7044293

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday - By Appointment • Sunday - Closed

AARP Friendly

·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com


Page 52

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

The Rockaway Times

SPECIAL OFFERS!

1. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR CASH & CARRY PRICES ADVERTISED, 2. PAY REGULAR RETAIL PRICES AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR TAX-FREE OFFERS, WHEN YOU PAY CASH. * OFFERS CANNOT BE COMBINED. LIMITED TIME ONLY.

34/.%(%.'%53 SMART STONE

7//$&)2%$ PIZZA OVEN KITS

SHOWN WITH GOLDEN HONEY LEDGESTONE, SOLD SEPARATELY.

%!39$)9 PROJECT

2/9!,

$%,58% $ 3,500

2,800

$

!33%-",%,)+% 05::,%0)%#%3 .!452!,,%$'%34/.%

SH

NICOLOCK PAVERS 6 x 9 RUSTICO s'/,$%."2/7. s'2!.)4%#)49 $

EN

WH

CA PAY YOU

NICOLOCK PAVERS 6 x 9 RUSTICO

s#2!"/2#(!2$ s42!6%24).!

STARTING AT

2

08

$

PER SQ FT 10 + PALLETS, DIRECT

N O R I T H G U O WR

S R O O D Y R T N E

CASH & CARRY SPECIALS

4,560.00

SH01 72”x 96”

2 21

PER SQ FT 10 + PALLETS, DIRECT

US

$

STARTING AT

2,055.80

4,560.00

$

$

SH02 38”x 82”

SH10 72”x 96”

2,055.80

$

SH12 38”x 82”

5,280.00

$

SH05 72”x 96”

WWW.KINGSNY.COM

1-877-40-KINGS

2,055.80

$

SH09 38”x 82”

INWOOD LONG ISLAND 610 BURNSIDE AVE 516.821.5100

B R I C K S s PAV E R S s 3 4 / . % s ) 2 / . % . 4 29 $ / / 2 3 ·

To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030 ads@RockawayTimes.com

The Rockaway Times | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017  
Advertisement