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VOL. 4, NO. 27 - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2017

Wave Goodbye To 2017

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Another year has come and gone, and you may be looking for a good way to end 2017 or kick off 2018. There’s plenty going on around the peninsula to fulfill your New Year needs.

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for dinner starting before 7:30 p.m. at $75 per person. Later in the evening, they’re offering a Pre-fixe three-course surf and turf dinner with a champagne toast at midnight, hats and noisemakers, plus dancing all night to a live band for $100 per person. On New Year’s Day, they’ll have a regular dinner from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. To make your reservations, call 718-9450202. Catch some amazing bayside views while ringing in the New Year at the BayHouse in Breezy Point (500 Bayside Drive). On New Year’s Eve, for $85 per person, they’re offering an open bar and a hot buffet, plus DJ Kuff will be spinning tunes to dance the night away to. Call 347-926-4926 to reserve a spot. On New Year’s Day, the BayHouse will also have music by Soccer Dads starting at 2 p.m. The Dropout and Riis Point Bar up at the Riis Park Beach

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40 Degrees It’s not exactly a secret but just in case you never gave it a second thought, end of year lists and year in review articles are publishing’s lazy way of filling up the paper. I’d like to slip in a Top 10 of something but I can’t get to ten on anything. I used to be a movie buff but I don’t think I watched a single feature film this year. It was so much easier when the long-gone Surfside Cinema was still open. Or, for that matter, when the

4:30 p.m. movie was an everyday thing. I can’t remember when a movie had everybody talking about it. Don’t tell me, Star Wars, you freaks. Off the top of my head, I guess Titanic was the last movie that, at the very least, everybody heard of. And that was twenty years ago. I mean, Birdman won Best Picture in 2015 and The Artist won in 2012. If you talk about those, you have one-sided conversations.

So I can’t do a Top 10 movie list for 2017. There’s another Top 10 that’s just about impossible to recall at year’s end. Throughout the year, a beautiful day with no humidity, not a cloud in the sky, suddenly presents itself and you say, “Top ten day, maybe top five.” But at the end of December, you look back and you can’t remember any of the top days. You know there were some spectacular days but you can’t remember if it was a 65-degree day in February or a 75-degree day to break up a hot spell in July. In the greatest TV series of all time, The Wire, one of the characters talks about a 40-degree day in the wintertime. There’s no way to remember it. A 50-degree day brings a smile, a 60-degree day and people are firing up the barbecue grill. The 40-degree day tag is applied to anything not memorable. If a movie, a sporting event, a meal, anything really — if it’s just so-so, it’s a 40-degree day. Hey, this space is no different.

Page 5 Most weeks, Boyleing Points is a 40-degree day. (Though it’s helpful when I just rerun forgettable columns). Anyway, I got stumped on Top 10 things, so I surveyed friends about how they ranked 2017 on a scale of 1 to 10. A couple of people shocked me when they said the year was great and they’d probably give it a 9 or 10. This made me suspicious, made me think they just have terrible memories. Maybe the last week was a 9 or 10 but the whole year? Shows you how my mind works, I started thinking of world events that would make them reconsider and give the year a 7 or 8. But I kept the dark stuff to myself and was both jealous and happy for them. Pointing out bad stuff reminds me of the old joke, “Other than that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?” So how’d I rank 2017? I guess, the best of times and the worst of times. I’m still worried we all might look back on it like the Titanic.

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***** Happy New Year!!! Good luck to all who pledge to do better in 2018. ***** The shortest day, the day with less sunlight than any other is behind us. It may not seem like it but days are now getting longer, every minute of sunshine helps! ***** Happy Jack’s Burger Bar will be the name of the new place opening on Mickey Carton Way (the old Rockaway Beach Blvd between Beach 108th to 109th). Owner and chef Mike Dalton is aiming to have it opened by March 3 for Rockaway’s St. Patrick’s Parade Day. The place is named after his father. ***** Speaking of happy… If you’ve got a birthday dur-

ing the holiday season now you’ve probably felt overlooked through the years. Well, we can’t overlook invaluable members of The Rockaway Times family. Happy Birthday to Pat McVeigh! And next week Katie McFadden gets to blow out the candles. ***** The Graybeards Annual Dinner Dance and Fundraising Auction is Saturday, January 27 at El Caribe in Brooklyn. John Edwards and the Rockaway Beach Volleyball League are being honored. This is the main fundraiser for The Graybeards who do so much for the community. To buy tickets or take an ad in their video journal, call The Graybeard office at 718-6346812. ***** Get the hot toddies and hot showers ready. The New Year’s Day Polar Plunges that occur traditionally every year will be a chilly challenge this time around. Forecasts call for a high of 21 degrees! We admire you all, you bunch of

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***** The Bugalou music series is set for Friday, January 5 at St. Camillus. The great John Sebastian is the featured artist and he’ll come on after the popular BreezyGrass band. Contact BugalouMusic@ Gmail.com for ticket info. ***** News you couldn’t live without. Rockaway doesn’t have a museum (though you would think a place that was home to Nobel prize winners, professional athletes, the famous Playland amusement park, the longest urban beach and so on would have a museum. There was one once but it pretty much went the way of The Green Line bus). Anyway, you’ll be thrilled to know they’re opening a selfie museum in Los Angeles. Admission: $25. ***** Realty Check, a real estate feature, is a regular column in the New York Post. The lead sentence in a recent column read: Realty Check’s favorite subway ride these days is

Page 7 the A line. Our eyes popped out but alas, the writer was only referring to the stretch of line from Harlem to Wall Street. When someone calls the Rockaway end of the A a favorite, it will either be a joke or a really sad commentary on the rest of the subway system. ***** Ronan Tynan, the famous Irish tenor, was a big hit as he performed at St. Francis de Sales last week. Lucky audience members said a local talent, Joseph Murray, was equally amazing as he sang in between some of Tynan’s sets. ***** That digital, internet thing and The Rockaway Times... As 2017 closes, we’re happy to say The Rockaway Times has gotten 12,533 Likes on Facebook and 4,699 followers on Instagram (Hey, help us round it off! Be number 4,700). We also have 2,929 email subscribers who get the full paper each week by email. Go to Rockawaytimes.com and sign up or send a quick email to Mail@ RockawayTimes.com.

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In Rockaway Beach, Thai Rock (375 Beach 92nd Street) will be rocking New Year’s Eve with an evening full of delicious Thai food, good company and live music from Leaders of the Shift performing psychedelic cosmic rock and roll. Of course there will also be Thai Rock’s famous balloon drop and a champagne toast at midnight, plus plenty of hats and noisemakers to go around, plus other surprises. The event, starting at 10 p.m., is $55 per person in advance or $75 at the door if tickets are available. To reserve a spot, call 718-9455111 or head to www.thairock. us Another fun option this year might be the Community House (101-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard). On New Year’s Eve, for $50 per person, you can enjoy an open bar and food while DJ Gary Suglia spins from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Head back to Community House on

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2017 New Year’s Day to enjoy complimentary food and a performance by the Andy Mac Band from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sayra’s Wine Bar is hosting their 4th Annual New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party on New Year’s Eve starting at 9 p.m. Anyone wearing a mask will get half off champagne bottles and glasses all night. In Rockaway, many like a low-key New Year’s Eve in exchange for a fun New Year’s Day, and around the Rock, it’s all about the colors. The Wharf celebrates every year with Red Day. Wear red and you’ll get half-priced drinks all day. Thai Rock is also hosting Red Day. Starting at 2 p.m., those wearing red can get half-priced beers. Bungalow Bar will be celebrating with Purple Day in memory of former employee Emily Hutton, who passed away in 2014. They’ll also have a $19.95 brunch buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., plus $10 for an hour-and-a-half of unlimited Bloody Marys, mimosas or screwdrivers. DJ Teddy will also be spinning, start-

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ing at 3 p.m. Reservations are recommended (718-945-2100). The Belle Harbor Yacht Club is hosting white day, the “official color of yachting.” Wine With Sue will be playing from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and chef Whitney Aycock will be serving up his awesome pizza. Many other local spots are sure to have something fun going on for the holiday. They did not respond by press time with details about specials, but some other good options are Jamesons, Pico, Rogers, Kerry

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Hills, Brendan’s Bar, Healy’s and Rockaway Brewing Company, which did say they’ll be having a live band on New Year’s Eve. For those who want to ring in the new year with nature, the American Littoral Society is hosting a New Year’s Day walk around Fort Tilden starting at 11 a.m. Join naturalist Don Riepe for a brisk walk, followed by coffee, cake and champagne. To RSVP contact Riepe (718-474-0896 or donriepe@ gmail.com).


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This Week in History DECEMBER 28 Marty Keating was born.

proclaimed the end of hostilities in World War II.

1832 - John C. Calhoun became the first vice president in U.S. history to resign from office. 1945 - Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance. 1981 - Elizabeth Jordan Carr, the first American test-tube baby, was born in Norfolk, Va.

JANUARY 1 Peter Duffy was born. Vivian Carter was born. Lily Corcoran was born. George Johnson was born.

DECEMBER 29 Chris Boyle was born. James Hassett was born. Max Power was born.

1863 - Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. 1959 - Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries took over Cuba and toppled Fulgencio Batista's regime.

1851 - The first Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) opened in Boston.

JANUARY 2 Carolyn Butler was born.

DECEMBER 30 Pat McVeigh was born. Katie French was born. Monica Reilly was born.

1935 - The Bruno R. Hauptmann trial began for the kidnap and murder of the Lindbergh baby. 1994 - Rudolph Giuliani is inaugurated as New York City's mayor.

1940 - California's first freeway opened. 1993 - Israel and the Vatican signed JANUARY 3 an agreement of mutual recognition Kathleen Byrne was born. to put an end to Jewish-Christian hos- Janet Racy was born. Dan Kirk was born. tilities. DECEMBER 31 Kathy Louis was born.

1870 - Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge began. 1938 - The first breath test for drivers, 1959 - Alaska became the 49th state in "drunkometer," was introduced in In- the United States. 1962 - Pope John XXIII excommunidianapolis. 1946 - President Truman officially cated Fidel Castro.

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Got Ideas For Fort Tilden? GATEWAY SEEKS NEW USES The National Park Service is seeking interested parties to redevelop historic structures and land at Fort Tilden East and Riis Landing in the Jamaica Bay Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. This Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) invites plans that include opportunities for multiple day experiences and overnight accommodations in the forms of both lodging and camping, as well as improved transportation and access. “The National Park Service is looking for the right partner(s) to join us and envision a new beginning for this area,” said Jen Nersesian, superintendent of Gateway National Recreation Area. “We believe that this is a wonderful opportunity to build on the growing popularity of the Rockaways and Fort Tilden.” The RFEI (www.nps.gov/ gate) was published on De-

cember 22, 2017. Submissions are due by February 23, 1 p.m. (EST). Individuals, governmental agencies, not-for-profit and for-profit organizations are welcome to submit proposals. All legal uses will be considered. Interested respondents can submit questions and arrange site visits by emailing gateway_bmd@nps.gov. Fort Tilden served as a U.S. Army Coast Artillery Post from World War I through the Cold War. It protected the entrance to the New York Harbor from naval attacks during World Wars I and II. During the Cold War, Fort Tilden protected the New York City area with Nike Missiles, both the Nike Ajax and the Nike Hercules. The Army transferred Fort Tilden to the National Park Service in 1974, when it became part of Gateway National Recreation Area.

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Dear Editor: I just came from the Rockaway Park Post Office on Beach Channel Drive. I parked in their parking lot… and the lot is dirty and disgusting — maybe worth looking into. It looks like a graveyard for the rubber bands that they use to band our mail together, plus garbage and debris strewn about. Storeowners must keep their property sites swept clean or they risk a fine. I guess the Federal government doesn't have to comply. Not only is it a waste of taxpayers’ money being spent on rubber bands—these rubber bands aren't good for the environment, i.e. birds and wild life that can choke on them. Your attention to this is appreciated. Ann Murphy

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‘Brr’ing On 2018 With A Rockaway Polar Plunge By Kami-Leigh Agard

For locals, the New Year’s Day Polar Plunge is more than a crazy stunt. It’s a true Rockaway tradition spanning for more than five decades, where hundreds gather together on the beach in their skivvies, and wait for the countdown to sprint into the chilly Atlantic Ocean. Frigid temperatures, and snow, ice and sleet could be on the ground, but that does not deter the brave from diving in. With seven- to 70-year-olds

joining in, age is not a factor. All that is required is fortitude and the iconic Rockaway Strong spirit. According to Laura Pulkoski, her husband, Tom, has been taking the plunge for more than four decades and spearheaded the plunge that now takes place on Beach 119th. “Tom started doing it in the Beach 140s over 40 years ago. Then he decided to bring it down to Beach 119th, where he and other friends dubbed it, ‘The 119th Street Dip.’ “Our son, T.J., joined in when he was only four years old. Then all his friends told their friends, and it just grew every year. You see people coming down from their apartment buildings dressed in their bathrobes with just their swimsuits underneath. It’s an intimate community New Year’s tradition that has immensely grown to more than 150 people lining up on Beach 119th, gearing up to sprint into the ocean on the count of 10. We are not an

organized group, just generations of families and friends who show up. Now my son is 30, and has moved to California, but we are hoping to have an offshoot there doing the plunge in honor of Rockaway. Of course, California is much warmer, but ultimately it could never outshine the Rockaway spirit here!” Nothing has seemed to stop this annual tradition. Broad Channel resident, Dan Guarino, is perhaps a Johnnie (or Dannie)-come-lately to the

plunge, but after witnessing hundreds of locals coming out to the event just a mere two months after Hurricane Sandy, his heart was moved. “I had gone down to Beach 146th on the morning of New Year’s Day just after Sandy. Everything was storm-washed, and I saw these literally broken houses that looked like they were punched by a giant. I was sitting in my car, watching the dismally grey and overcast sky, and then suddenly around 11:30 a.m., all of these cars started pulling in. By the time the cars were unloaded, there were at least 300 people lining the beach, and by noon, at least half of them went into the water. As I am sitting there, waiting to take photos, former Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder appears and says to me, ‘I am here for the plunge. Do you want to go in?’ At the time, I was unprepared, and declined. However, I will never forget Continued on page 15


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treated to libations and food at Richy’s garage on Beach 127th. Beach 146th: This is the original polar plunge that ignited the chilly tradition. Be prepared for a fun inter-generational dash into the Atlantic. For folks who are looking for an earlier start, at 10 a.m., head down to Beach 124th’s arctic plunge, where folks dash into the ocean faster than the speed of sound.

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what he said to me: ‘There are people here who don’t even have houses now, but they felt they had to come down and do this anyway to keep this Rockaway tradition going.’” Guarino said he would never forget the conversations he had with people on the beach that day. “They said, ‘Yes, we are wiped out after the hurricane, but we felt we had to come down and represent the Rockaway Strong spirit,’” Guarino shared. Since that eye-opening New Year’s Day in 2013, Guarino said that he has been going every year to join in. “Every New Year’s Day, I cross the bridge from Broad Channel, and head to the beach to join in on the plunge. The community feeling and spirit is so strong that after the initial shock of the ocean’s chill, plunging in feels like a cleansing, and opportunity to start anew together,” he said.

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Looking Back at 2017 By Katie McFadden

2017 was the year for Rockaway with the boardwalk finally being finished and the ferry making its comeback, but plenty more happened in between. Here are some highlights from each issue of The Rockaway Times (RT) this year. January 5: The RT profiled Ronnie McCarthy, who still leads the Breezy Point Arts and Crafts program at 95-years-young. There was also a great recap of the New Year’s Day plunge with photos from Peter Brady and others who braved the waves. January 12: The week before, it was cold enough to freeze over Jamaica Bay. The last nuns at St. Francis de Sales Church, Sisters Paul, Patricia and Patricia, said their goodbyes as they were relocating to Rockville Center. January 19: The RT profiled John Joseph, frontman for the Cro-Mags turned Ironman, who had some tough beginnings in Rockaway. A transformer explosion near Beach 92nd Street illuminated the skies and caused alarm among residents. A local group of anti-Trump women were on their way to Washington, D.C. to protest the soon-to-be inaugurated President Trump at the Women’s March. January 26: Construction began on the ferry landing at Beach 108th, giving locals hope that word of the ferry coming back may actually be true. Calla-Head in Broad Channel was causing traffic concerns. The RT got on top of the issue and CallA-Head said they were being addressed. Liz Hanna and Pat Nash were honored at the Graybeards Dinner on January 28. Stacey Pheffer Amato was sworn in as assemblywoman on January 22. February 2: Local women were gearing up for a 13.1-mile run to raise funds for John Hudson, a young boy suffering from the life-threatening condition, Epidermolysis Bullosa. The Queens Public Transit Committee was out in full force, discussing the ramifications of the future Select Bus Service. Broad Channel’s Anna O’Connor, in remission from leukemia, won a Caring Kids Award for holding a successful toy drive for kids undergoing cancer treatments at Cohen

Children's Hospital. The Ladies of Business of Rockaway Beach formed. Residents of Beach 127th got word from the Parks Department that a flag placed at the beach wall in memory of FDNY Lt. Joe Agnello, would have to come down for baffle wall construction. Local businesses were gearing up for Super Bowl. February 9: A big case of bullying caused concern at PS 114. Trishia Bermudez was profiled for starting Perfect Piece of the Puzzle, a group to help financially-disadvantaged families get services for their special needs children. February 16: Four locals were arrested in connection with scams over Sandy-impacted homes. Charlie Braun, 13, had big dreams of going to the 2017 World YoYo Contest in Iceland. February 23: The RT announced the start of the 2nd Annual Photo Contest. Baker Tracy Obolsky announced Rockaway Beach Bakery would be going brick-and-mortar on Beach 88th Street. Black Surfing Rockaway hosted its first of many free cooking classes at local restaurants on the peninsula. News spread of a new beer garden coming to town—Liquid Bread. March 2: Well that came quick. It was time for the 42nd Annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Beach 59th Street Playground was getting some upgrades with funding from the city. Ocean Bliss Yoga moved to their new home at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club. The Rockaway Business Alliance began to form, representing businesses from Beach 43rd to Riis Park.

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March 9: The RT recapped the St. Paddy’s Day parade, which turned out to be a cold one. Myrtle Beach, SC got a taste of Rockaway with a Far Rockaway-themed restaurant. March 16: Local musician Joe Popp was gearing up for a 48-state music tour by motorcycle. March 23: The old Tubridy’s Bar was razed to make room for the future Rockaway Beach Hotel. Two Beach 120th Street properties that were used in a Hurricane Sandy-related scam went up for auction. A fire broke out at 102-00 Shore Front Parkway. One on One Physical Therapy on Beach 116th was getting ready to open. March 30: Monika Wroblewski recalled the harrowing events of the fire that destroyed her family’s apartment at 102-00 Shore Front Parkway. A new program aiming to counteract drug overdoses by providing free Naloxone, launched in Rockaway. RAA artist Susan Hartenstein passed away on March 26. Councilman Ulrich announced that Shore Front Parkway would be repaved. April 6: The Downtown Far Rockaway revitalization project gained support from Community Board 14. On April 4, a 30ft humpback whale washed up dead on Beach 117th Street. April 13: The City announced that the ferry would be starting in May as opposed to June. Mazzone Hardware was set to open, replacing the former Brown’s Hardware store on Beach 116th. The RT won 2nd place for Best Overall Use of Social Media at the New York Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. April 20: The RT photo contest was closed to entries, with more than 1,000 photos submitted. April 27: A walk was being held for baby Ryan Williams, who suffers from a congenital diaphragmatic hernia. May 4: Rockaway celebrated the return of the ferry on May 1. Taste of Rockaway was set for that weekend. Cashless tolling went into effect on Rockaway’s bridges on April 30. May 11: Sculptures started to appear on Shore Front Parkway as part of the extensive 14 Sculptors on the Rock exhibit. CB 14 shot down bringing metered

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parking to Shore Front Parkway. May 18: Holocaust survivor Ruth Pagirsky shared her horrific story. The Marcal Group released renderings of the One Sixteen condo project coming to Beach 116th. New summer concessions were in the works for Edgemere. May 25: Beaches opened for the season and the boardwalk was finally complete. The BLVD Project, a new beer garden and public art display on Beach 108th was announced. June 1: Drone photos from Eddy Pastore showed the clear need for jetties on the beach. Free sunscreen dispensers came to the boardwalk, as well as poster-sized photos featuring RT photo contest finalists. The Beach 127th Street flag was removed. The 5th annual Rockaway/Breezy Point Irish Festival was set for the weekend. June 8: Voting began for the RT photo contest. Firefighter Peter Brady won a medal for rescuing a woman in a Brooklyn fire. The Breezy Point BayHouse finally reopened after being rebuilt from Sandy. Former RT reporter Dylan Watton announced that he’d be on Jeopardy on June 13. June 15: The RT paid tribute to local dads for Father’s Day. The ferry was proving to be a hit with boats being overcrowded. Author Jill Eisenstadt released her new novel, Swell. Senator Sanders called for safety measures at crossings in Arverne, following an accident that injured a woman and her toddlers. June 22: The RT celebrated its 3rd anniversary. Rumors of LaQuinta Hotel becoming a homeless shelter were becoming more true. Rockstock and Barrels was coming that weekend. The Beach 80th Flea Market was coming in July. June 29: Happy July 4! The Walk for the Shore Rally was held to demand jetties and beach protection. FDNY was getting ready to battle Birmingham in a boxing match featuring grudge matches with locals TJ McVeigh and Jimmy Frontera. Actor Ed Burns was in town filming a movie. July 6: Jennifer Keim took first place in the RT photo contest, winning $500 for her sunset wave Continued on page 35


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Family Displaced By Fire Gets a Firehouse Christmas By Kami-Leigh Agard

Firefighters at local firehouse, Engine 266, pulled out all the stops with bells and whistles attached, to bless a family in need on Christmas morning. With a breakfast feast of sumptuous thickly sliced bacon, eggs, bagels with every fixing you could think of, and a truckload of toys and supplies stacked under a towering tree for the children, Moyette Clarke and her family could not have been happier. “After everything we’ve been through since the fire, what these firefighters have done for my family is nothing short of amazing. My husband and I are completely blown away and feel so blessed by their big-hearted act of kindness,” Clarke said. Clarke, her husband, Sheldon Greene, and their two young children were left homeless after a fire decimated their third-floor apartment on Beach 91st Street this past Labor Day on September 4. Now, more than three months later, the family is still homeless and living in

a shelter in Brooklyn. Firefighter Kevin Dolan said he first met Clarke a few months ago when she went to the firehouse to request a fire report. “After hearing her story, I told her that every year we host a family in need on Christmas, and firehouse Captain Gerry Liotta would be honored if they would be our guests. We try to do this under the radar without any fanfare or attention. Our sole goal is to spread Christmas cheer and the spirit of giving to local families in need.” Clarke said after that first encounter with Dolan, since then almost every day, he would contact the family to see how they were doing. Clarke said, “Firefighter Dolan would call or text us to see if we needed anything, like transportation, food, supplies. He and the other firefighters are a godsend for our family. “Living in the shelter with my six-month-old daughter and fouryear-old son is tough. Also both of my husband’s legs were injured in the fire, and for over a month he could not walk, and had to leave his job. That being said, I can’t

complain, because of the faith that I have. We still have life and hope for new beginnings. Many people don’t walk away from a fire and live to tell the story, much less three months later find themselves being treated to a private Christmas feast at a firehouse.” Clarke and her husband, Sheldon, said that their experience with the firefighters has inspired them both to join the FDNY. “After what we experienced with the fire and how these firemen risked their lives to save us and the other families, both my husband

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Detective Byrd and Sergeant Stapleton By Kami-Leigh Agard

On Friday, December 22, just three days before Christmas, 100th Precinct Neighborhood Community Officer (NCO) Anthony Byrd found himself attending the NYPD’s promotion ceremony at NYPD headquarters (One Police Plaza), where he received his gold detective’s shield. Newly-minted Detective Byrd spoke to The Rockaway Times

about the honor. “I have been an NYPD police officer for ten years, and worked really hard for this. I first worked as an NCO when it was started in Queens South at 101st Precinct. Then two year later, I was transferred to 100th Precinct, where I currently serve in Sector Boy (covering Beach 90th to 108th Streets and Broad Channel). Now, here I am today being promoted to detective. What a wonderful gift to share with my family just in time for Christmas!” Detective Byrd said. According to Byrd, he is the only NCO at 100th Precinct that has been promoted to detective and only one of three NCOs citywide who received the promotion. The NCO “One City: Safe and Fair Everywhere” initiative was first rolled out by the NYPD as a pilot program in the spring of 2015 at Rockaway’s 100th and 101st Precincts. Appointed officers, called NCOs, who work entirely on community policing activities, have the primary assignment of building trust with the community by cultivating

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face-to-face relationships, reminiscent of the days when the local cop on the beat was more like a family friend. Today, the program is up and running in 51 of the city's 77 precincts, with five more precincts scheduled to come on line in January. When fully implemented, it will put 616 NCOs on the streets. The 100th Precinct has approximately 150 officers, of which six NCOs currently are specifically assigned to three sectors. The NCOs assigned are as follows: Police Officer (PO) Andrew Taormina and PO Genaro Gabbe in Sector A (Beach 59th to Beach 90th Streets); Detective Anthony Byrd and PO Keith Richardson in Sector Boy (Beach 90th to Beach 108th Streets and Broad Channel); and PO Danielle Campo and Jonathan Mercardo in Sector Charlie (Beach 108th Street to Breezy Point), all of whom serve under NC Sergeant Julieann Stapleton. Detective Byrd encourages everyone in the community to contact their NCOs. “If folks have a question or concern, please

don’t be shy, contact us. That’s what we are here for. The neighborhood policing we do allows us to cultivate a different relationship with residents. It’s not about cop versus civilian. It’s two people talking about how to make one’s day and the overall community safer and better. We are here to serve you. “I’m looking forward to continue working with our team to reach more people. We all have an open line, and are willing and able to help. Folks in Sector Boy can contact me via phone at 917-244-4219, or email: anthony. byrd@nypd.org. However, personally, I like face-to-face contact. Just come to the Precinct and approach us personally,” Byrd said. For more information on how to contact your neighborhood’s 100th Precinct NCOs, visit: www1. nyc.gov/site/nypd/bureaus/patrol/precincts/100th-precinct. page or call: 718-318-4228. They are also active on social media sites, Facebook and Twitter. The 100th Precinct is located at 92-24 Rockaway Beach Blvd.


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By Peter Galvin, MD

Depression It is estimated that about 14 percent of patients who visit a primary care provider are depressed, but that depression is often not diagnosed. Recently a diagnostic tool was redesigned to help primary care providers diagnose depression. That tool is called Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (PHQ9). There are nine questions listed below and four possible answers to each question. PHQ9 uses a scoring system to assess whether the patient is depressed and how severe that depression is. The scoring system is as follows: not at all – 0; several

days – 1; more than half the days – 2; and nearly every day – 3. The nine questions are: 1. Little interest or pleasure in doing things. 2. Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless. 3. Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much. 4. Feeling tired or having little energy. 5. Poor appetite or overeating. 6. Feeling bad about yourself or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down. 7. Trouble concentrating on

things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television. 8. Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed? Or the opposite – being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual. 9. Thoughts that you would be better off dead or hurting yourself in some way. A score of 5-9 represents mild depressive symptoms, 10-14 moderate, 15-19 moderately severe, and 20 or more severe depressive symptoms. The advantages of a publically accessible PHQ9 include its self-report format, rapid scoring and interpretation, availability in multiple languages, suitability for remote administration (e.g. via telehealth), and sensitivity to treatment-associated change. PHQ9 does not screen for bipolar disorder, so an elevated score should prompt questions related to bipolar depression, including asking about sustained

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periods of grandiosity, decreased need for sleep, or pressured sleep. PHQ9 also does not screen for anxiety, which often accompanies depression, so the examiner would need to ask additional questions related to anxiety. In addition questions regarding alcohol and/ or controlled substance use and abuse should be asked in the setting of an elevated score. Multiple depression scales exist but PHQ9 is designed to be used in the primary care setting. An elevated score will prompt the primary care provider to recommend medications to treat depression and/or the need for referral of the patient to a psychologist or a psychiatrist. Obviously, immediate referral to a specialist would be especially important if the patient scores high on question 9. Questions and comments may be sent to editor@rockawaytimes.com.

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Rockaway Women Making Progress Rockaway Women for Progress (RWP) held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, December 19 at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club. It was a unique event, as they hosted two special guest speakers. Ruth Altman, co-president of the Manhattan chapter of the League of Women Voters, spoke along with her colleague, Fannie Conner. The two women traveled to Rockaway from Manhattan and Brooklyn to lead a session on how to conduct voter registration drives. The League of Women Voters, which was founded in 1919, is a non-partisan group dedicated to promoting informed and active civic participation in government. Altman and Conner provided information about different ways to effectively advocate for issues directly affecting the Rockaway community. Most important, they described a

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political advocacy tool that the League recently developed. “Voices” is a free app, which allows you to instantly communicate with your elected officials. The app is available for download at www.tryvoices. com To help promote education and boost participation in their political process, Rockaway Women for Progress plans on utilizing the information learned at this session to hold various voter registration drives around the peninsula. The mission of Rockaway Women for Progress is to develop and implement strategies that uphold democracy and protect human rights. Any women in the Rockaway/ Breezy Point/ Broad Channel areas, who are interested in joining, are encouraged to email rockawaywomenforprogress@gmail.com

Operation Kid Comfort is at it again and this time they’re collecting donations to help those affected by the tremendous wildfires in California, especially in Fallbrook and Bonsall. Many families have lost everything and the fires continue throughout the area. The Comfort Crew is hoping to show these communities that they are not alone and they have people who are willing to help. The Comfort Crew is collecting a wide array or items. This includes towels, sheets, pillows, dishes, pots/pans, glasses, personal hygiene products, electronics, toys, baby items, gift cards, tool sets, board games and more. The items can be purchased directly on an Amazon Wishlist by searching “Operation Kid Comfort” under Amazon Wishlists or heading to https://smile.amazon.com/ registry/wishlist/3LLKPMYFCGDJK. All of the items will

be sent directly to River View Church, which will set up a distribution center in California. You can also drop off or send the gift cards directly to (Operation Kid Comfort founder, Maura Buckley at 211-60 Breezy Point Boulevard, Breezy Point, NY 11697. She will be collecting until the end of January. General gift cards are welcome (Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, Target, Visa, AMEX, Mastercard, Babies R Us, Toys R Us, etc.). Buckley says she was connected with River View Church through Michael O’Connor. “He along with several other firemen from California came to NY to assist in the cleanup and recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy. It would be great if we can help them now in their time of need,” she said. If anyone has any questions they can contact Buckley at 917855-4683 or incredibleoccasions@gmail.com.

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DO EVERYTHING WITH LOVE The hush of winter is upon us. With that first early morning snow on Saturday, December 9, I felt its presence. Light flakes cascading straight down. Hush. While we are here in Rockaway because of our spectacular summer with its long days, sunshine, vegetables growing, people visiting, swimming, the hush of winter is beautiful and awesome. Not talking about the cold or the dark or any of the things most of us complain about — rather, the physical feeling of the season. Hush. Stop. Listen. Be

present. For me, it’s the beginning of a time of introspection and rest and restoration. The one “positive” that has been coming up frequently for me during this time is “Do everything with love.” Just that one sentence shifts the feelings I have to be less hurried, present, happy to be doing, grateful I am able to do the task at hand. This really is a shift. A softening into leading from the heart. If we cannot “do” something with love, we might as well not do it at all. This reminds me of some learnings

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which I weave in here and there in my yoga teaching. Yogic traditions recognize that the heart is the seat of individual consciousness, the center of life. We tend to focus on the brain as the driving force, so what is this all about? Practicing heart-focus, heart-focused breathing and heart feeling brings a sense of calmness, openness and overall well-being. Sitting quietly, calling attention to the center of the chest, focusing on that place, then breathing deeper keeping the focus in the center, then feeling an emotion such as love for someone or remembering a peaceful moment, simply makes us feel good. It turns out it is not only in an emotional way, but also in physical ways, one is bringing the heart rate to an even place. We, as thinking humans, need to understand and know why. There is scientific study. Did you know that the heart produces a hormone that reduces the release of the stress hormone? Did you know that the

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Rockaway At Work: Lisa Jackson, Owner, Rockaway Properties

By Frances Feuer

Have you ever wondered what people do all day at their jobs? I have, and that’s the basis for this column, Rockaway at Work. I had never been to an Open House, and was eager to see what happens there. I watched as Lisa Jackson greeted each cli-

ent, and gave him or her an information sheet with details about the home. Jackson created a warm rapport with all of her visitors, and upon leaving, she asked them to sign a guest sheet with their name, their contact information, and how they heard about the Open House. This was done so that she could follow up with every guest and provide feedback to the homeowner. This particular house had not been staged, but if a home is vacant, Jackson will often bring in furniture and decora-

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ly fortunate to have a team of six dedicated agents, all of whom live in the neighborhood. Nia Casilla, Barbara Ferguson, Melissa Carrington, Ariana David, Colleen Brady and Jenny Dantone bring a wealth of experience and indepth knowledge to the Rockaway real estate market. Their clients’ housing needs and wishes are of upmost importance, and I am both proud and grateful for their loyalty and professionalism. Our administrative assistant, Kristin Vasquez, does a fantastic job supporting our agents and running our office.” Every month, Jackson holds meetings with her agents to discuss new business and updates on what is going on in the community. She occasionally invites industry professionals to speak or give training sessions. I always thought that a seller would want to maximize exposure by giving their listing to every available broker. Jackson explained to me that giving a broker an exclusive, is in the seller’s best interests. Jackson, and all of her agents, are members of both the Long Island Multiple Listing Service and the Brooklyn Board of Realtors, which allows all of their exclusive listings to be on the websites Realtor.com., Zillow and Trulia. The Multiple List has strict rules about updating information and giving accurate facts about a property with fines imposed on realtors who don’t comply. If your home is not an exclusive listing, it will not be on any of these websites. Rockaway Properties is located at 417 Beach 129th Street and is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and evenings and Sundays by appointment. Long hours, evenings, and weekends… Rockaway works hard.

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Thursday, December 28, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. KWANZAA CELEBRATION 426 Beach 40th Street Observe cultural expressions, break bread, obtain valuable information and more as you celebrate Kwanzaa with fellow community members. Friday, December 29, 6 p.m. THE WADES LIVE Bungalow Bar 377 Beach 92nd Street Live 50s, 60s & 70s covers. Friday, December 29, 8:30 p.m. COMIC TALES OF TRAGIC HEARTBREAK Thai Rock 375 Beach 92nd Street Enjoy the sounds of Herb Albert, David Bowie and Andy Kaufman with this live band. Saturday, December 30, 8:30 p.m. JOE VICINO BAND Thai Rock 375 Beach 92nd Street Enjoy blues, R&B and rock music. Monday, January 1, 12 p.m. POLAR BEAR PLUNGE On the Beach

Head to the beach and ring in the New Year with a chilly dip in the ocean. Popular plunges around Beach 146th, Beach 127th and Beach 119th. Monday, January 1, 4 p.m. WINE WITH SUE Belle Harbor Yacht Club 533 Beach 126th Street Wear white and ring in the new year with Wine With Sue. Thursday, January 4, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. FAR ROCK INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADE INFO Peninsula Prep 611 Beach 19th Street Get info about infrastructure upgrades coming to Far Rockaway and provide input. Friday, January 5, 6 p.m. WINSTON MCBOOGIE LIVE Bungalow Bar 377 Beach 92nd Street Winston McBoogie performs live. Friday, January 5, 7 p.m. BUGALOU: JOHN SEBASTIAN St. Camillus 185 Beach 99th Street See John Sebastian and BreezyGrass. For tickets ($50), email bugaloumusic@gmail.com. Saturday, January 6, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

TURNING OVER A NEW LEAF Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Commit to spending more time in nature and being more active this year! Enjoy a guided walk through the East Pond trails and combine those resolutions! 1.7 miles. Saturday, January 6, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. NATURE JOURNALING WORKSHOP Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Hone your skills of observation while enjoying a mindful walk along the trails of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Journals provided (or bring your own). Call 718-3184340 to reserve a space. Program for adults. Saturday, January 6, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. AVOID THE DAY POP UP BOOKSTORE Rockaway Brewing Company 415 Beach 72nd Street Join for a sit down with Laurie Palau, author of “Hot Mess: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized.” Book signing and discussion. $25. Search “Hot Mess” on eventbrite.com for tickets. Monday, January 8, 7:30 p.m. LBRB MEETUP WITH KIMRA LUNA Rockaway Retreat House 164 Beach 91st Street

The Rockaway Times Ladies of Business of Rockaway Beach meetup with Kimra, a personal branding and online business strategist. Tuesday, January 9, 7:15 p.m COMMUNITY BOARD 14 MEETING Knights of Columbus 333 Beach 90th Street First CB14 meeting of the year. Thursday, January 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. WOUND CARE CENTER OPEN HOUSE St. John’s Episcopal Hospital 327 Beach 19th Street Join for the opening and ribbon cutting for St. John’s Wound Care Center. Mondays, 8 p.m. MEDITATION & DHAMMA TALK Rockaway Summer House 504 Beach 68th Street Meditation with a Buddhist monk. Free but donations are welcome to sustain the program. Monday, Wednesday & Fridays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. TOTS DROP IN AT WEST END TEMPLE 147-02 Newport Avenue Activities for toddlers up to 30 months old. $15 per session, 10 for $125. Call Gail for info: 718-634-0301.

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LEGAL NOTICES Notice of Formation of Bed-Stuy Heights RCBS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/29/17. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 217-02 Jamaica Avenue, Queens Village, NY 11428. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of Wellness By Weston, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/31/17. Office location: Queens County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/30/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 245-20 Grand Central Pkwy., Apt 5m, Bellerose, NY 11426. Address to be maintained in DE: 16192 Coastal Hwy., Lewes, DE 19958. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. 5637 Real Estate Holdings, LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 10/20/17. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Ruben Montejo, Esq., 225 Broadway, #900, NY, NY 10007. General Purposes. LEI NY LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 09/27/2017. Office in Queens Co. SSNY Desig. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1411 119th Street, College Point, NY 11356. Purchase: Real Estate Holding & Management. Notice of Formation of Independent Plaza Management LLC, Art. of Org. filed with SSNY on 7/19/17. Off. loc.: Queens Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served & shall mail proc.: 1261 Broadway, #1100, NY, NY 10001. Purp.: any lawful purp. Queens Related Companies LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 6/23/15. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 108-01 Northern Blvd, Corona, NY 11368. General Purposes. ICD Advisors LLC Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 09/01/2017. Office in Queens Co. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 79-14 269th Street, New Hyde Park, NY 11040. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation: CREDIBLE FUNDING LLC Arts of Org filed with Sec. of State of New York (SSNY) 11/27/2017. Office in Queens Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to the LLC, 136-68 ROOSEVELT AVE SUITE 601, Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: General

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Life With Our “Artistic” Child By Kami-Leigh Agard

One Guilt-Free New Year’s Resolution from a Special-Needs Mom As we bid adieu to 2017, many of us — whether you are a parent of a special-needs or ‘neurotypical’ child — are walking around feeling bloated. I don’t mean bloated with all the pies, turkey and ham from the holiday feasting. I mean swollen like a sponge literally dripping with all the guilt, defeat and fear absorbed from the last 365 days. Well folks, for 2018, before the ball drops heralding the new year, let’s make a pledge to vigorously wring and shake ourselves dry, and prepare to only absorb all that is mindfully beneficial in the next 365 days and beyond, GUILT-FREE. How? Be selfish. No you didn’t read incorrectly, yes, I stated BE SELFISH. Wait, humor me before you turn the page. You may be thinking that selfishness is wrong. I’m not saying for you to be self-absorbed or uncaring, as a parent, that’s impossible! I am a mom of a nine-year-old girl on the autism spectrum, and if someone a few months ago suggested that I should be selfish, I would think they were crazy. However, this past year, I literally ran myself ragged, found myself in a few health crises, many days seething with anger, resentment, guilt and of course the “why me” self-pity parties. I kept sinking in this pit of quicksand, literally struggling to just keep my head up. Did it help my daugh-

ter? No. How many days was I forced to be away from her because I neglected myself, not to mention the stress wreaked on my family and friends? Too many to count. Remember the instructions about the oxygen mask when you are on an airplane? “If you are traveling with a child or someone who requires assistance, secure your own mask first, and then assist the other person.” The principle of this expands to life in general. If I'm going to be able to help my daughter secure her oxygen mask, I need to first secure my own. What might look like an act of self-regard is actually the needed condition for being able to care for the other. Meaning before you can take care of ANYONE, you must tend to YOUR needs first. And you can achieve this by laying the groundwork for a well-balanced healthy lifestyle by: 1-Scheduling (and not canceling) your regular medical check-ups. 2-Exercising. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), besides controlling your weight, moderate-intensity aerobic activity can also reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, your risk for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, your risk of some cancers, strengthen your bones and muscles, improve your mental health and mood, improve your ability to do daily

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YOU ARE INVITED

To a Public Information Meeting about Proposed Far Rockaway Infrastructure Upgrade Project The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has submitted an application to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for a State Pollution Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit for the construction of the F ar Rockaway Infrastructure Upgrades (DDC Project ID: SEQ200524) in Wavecrest section of Far Rockaway, Queens. A Public Participation Plan has been developed in accordance with NYSDEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29). The purpose of this meeting is to inform the public about the project and to involve the community during the SPDES permit application review process. Date: January 4, 2018 Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Location: Peninsula Preparatory Academy Charter School, Gymnasium 611 Beach 19th Street Far Rockaway, NY 1 1691 Agenda:

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activities and prevent falls, and increase your chances of living longer! So that selfish 30 minutes reserved for daily exercise, whether it be walking, jogging, yoga, martial arts, swimming or even surfing can potentially increase your days on this earth to be healthfully present and able to care for your children, and even their children’s children. 3-Keeping up your hobbies and social activities. If your partner or comrades want to have a dinner and movie night, don’t feel guilty, go! Once, you have reliable and capable childcare for a few hours, don’t feel that you don’t deserve it. Just those few hours of reprieve socializing with adult company, can actually be rejuvenating and give you a different perspective. Just make sure to keep your phone handy! 4-If you are offered help, accept it! My daughter is literally a cyclone, full of energy and is an exercise workout for even the most robust. As adorable as she is, she could wear out the patience of a saint. Just ask my

82-year-old granny! However, oftentimes when close friends or family would offer to take her out, I would decline and casually say, “Thanks, but we really have a lot to do today.” When admittedly inside, I’m kicking myself. If you totally trust the person, use that time to clean up the house, take a nap, get your hair done, curl up on the couch with a dusty book you've been meaning to read, whatever. 5-Stop comparing yourself, and accept that you are the best parent your child can ever have. Listen, no one’s perfect. I can give you an earful of mistakes I made on my nine-year journey with my daughter that will have you in stitches. The important thing is to make sure to keep spiritually, physically and mentally healthy to share a rich life of hope, love and of course, laughter with your loved ones. Please share your thoughts and stories by emailing the Rockaway Beach “Artistic” Families support group atourartisticchild@outlook.com or check out our Facebook page.

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Disposing Your Christmas Tree By Katie McFadden

Christmas has come and gone and you might be wondering, what the heck do I do with the Christmas tree? If you have a real tree that you need to get rid of, now’s your chance. Starting Tuesday, January 2, the Department of Sanitation will be picking up trees left on the curb to be composted. The trees are chipped, mixed with leaves, and recycled into rich compost for NYC's parks, institutions, and community gardens. Be sure to remove all lights, ornaments, stands, and plastic bags from your tree; trees that still have these items attached will be collected as garbage. Do not bag your tree. Trees will be collected from curbs for composting through January 13. If you discard your tree after this date, it will be collected as regular garbage. Another option is to par-

ticipate in the Parks Department’s MulchFest, in which trees are chipped and participants can take home a bag of mulch to use in personal gardens. It will take place on Saturday, January 6 and Sunday, January 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at nearly 80 locations across the city. Unfortunately, the closest chipping sites are Marine Park (East 33rd and Avenue U) and Brookville Park near Rosedale. There are also designated drop-off sites where trees will be picked up for MulchFest. The local drop-off locations are Beach 94th Street and Shore Front Parkway and the parking lot at Beach 11th Street and Seagirt Boulevard. You can drop off your tree starting December 31. For more information on Christmas tree collection and recycling or MulchFest, visit www.nyc.gov/dsny, www.nyc. gov/parks or call 311.

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LOOKING BACK AT 2017

Continued from Page 16 photo. A huge double rainbow led to smiles and great photos. Avoid the Day, a pop-up book bar was coming. Someone chartered a plane carrying the message “Hey Piggy! Take Ur Trash With U.” July 13: The Warriors were in town with Hope for the Warriors. The first Rock! Away! Music festival came to Riis Park. July 20: Mazzone Ace Hardware celebrated its grand opening. The RT told the story of Jessie Zimmer who just married Craig Richardson, a British wounded warrior she met during a 2009 Wounded Warrior weekend.. July 27: Whit’s End was kicked out of Riis Park. Queens Borough President Melinda Katz gave the okay on moving the Beach 116th firehouse to the old HSBC bank despite CB 14 turning it down. August 3: The RT held another successful Sandcastle Contest. Arverne by the Sea broke ground on their new development—the Tides. The owner of the neglect-

ed Sand Bar said negotiations were underway for something new. Terra Glamping announced a “glamping” program coming to Fort Tilden. August 10: The RT exposed emails showing that the developer of the old Courthouse had other plans besides a medical center for the building. A street was named after fallen Far Rockaway Police Officer Det. Randolph Holder. Local icon Dean Georges passed away. August 17: Rockaway geared up for the almost total solar eclipse. Caribbean Carnival came to Far Rockaway. The City put a stop to a bike-sharing program that was coming to the peninsula. Arverne was dealing with a menacing mosquito problem. August 24: Peninsula Library hosted a 31-hour festival. The Far Rockaway rezoning plan made big progress in City Council. August 31: Labor Day weekend was here. September 7: Firefighters hel­ ped rescue families from a fire on Beach 91st Street. Local kids raised money for Hurricane Harvey victims. Fit Food opened up

on the bayside. September 14: Rockaway got ready for the 3rd annual Poseidon’s Parade. The Downtown Far Rockaway project passed the final threshold in the City’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure. The Bugalou concert series, featuring famous acts and local bands, was announced. Uri Kaufman, owner of the courthouse, finally revealed some of his plans to turn it into a medical center. Locals reflected on 9/11. September 21: Locals John Carlin and George Johnson re-

Page 35 turned from an inspiring trip helping families in Houston after Hurricane Harvey. Camp Rockaway was finally becoming a reality after being awarded a pilot opportunity at Fort Tilden. September 28: Rockaway was rallying to help those hit by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Julia Steinberg took over Riis Park Beach Bazaar with her winter restaurant, The Dropout. Mayoral hopeful Assemblywoman Nicole Mallioatakis visited Neponsit. Rockaway Business Alliance hosted the first Rock-ABlock Blvd festival. The former Army center in Fort Tilden was approved as an NYPD training center, rather than a homeless shelter. October 5: The City announced that bigger ferry boats were being made for 2018. Rockaway’s drug problem became a harsh reality when several young people died due to overdoses. The 14 Sculptors art exhibit came to an end. October 12: Migrating monarch butterflies took over the skies. The City awarded $7 million Continued on page 40

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We all have resolutions for the new year that usually include keeping our homes cleaner and more organized. I figured for the last week of the year I’d give you some simple tips to help you keep all those New Year’s resolutions. Most of the best cleaning agents available are already in your home such as baking soda, toothpaste, and lemons. With a few simple hacks, you can save time and money. 1. Heating tile and the tub just 10 degrees above the normal air temperature "doubles the effectiveness" of alkaline cleansers. Alkaline cleansers include “Bon Ami” and “Simple Green.” Simple baking soda works as well. Fill your tub with the hottest water possible and let it sit for ten minutes. Same thing with your wall tiles. Spray hot water on the walls before applying your normal cleaning product. Then proceed with your normal cleaning routines. 2. For all of us with stainless steel appliances, the simplest way to clean and polish them is with oil and vinegar. Mix half vinegar and half water into a spray bottle and clean with the grain. Then take a cloth or paper towel with a dab of olive

oil and polish in the same direction as the grain. 3. Any old oil stains on your cement can usually be remedied with Coca-Cola (Yes, this actually works). 4. Grout in bathrooms is usually the hardest and often most stubborn cleaning task in your home. It’s a job that everyone laments but can really be taken care of with three ingredients. Bleach, baking soda and a stiff bristle brush is all you will ever need. While we’re on the subject of baking soda, it can be used to clean and deodorize numerous things such as mattresses, sneakers, and cutting boards. It is probably the single most valuable item to keep in your home to keep it clean and fresh. 5. Remove ink marks from your leather products (car seat, purse or even jacket) by rubbing a pea-sized toothpaste dot on it. After it dries, clean it with a damp cloth. Toothpaste can also be used to take crayon marks off your walls. Keep those questions coming by emailing 1soloplumbing@gmail.com. I hope you all have a very happy and healthy New Year. I look forward to hearing from all of you in the coming months.


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Bugalou Music Presents John Sebastian Get ready for another great night of music. John Sebastian is coming to town as part of the Bugalou Music series on January 5. John Sebastian began his musical career as a mainstay of the Greenwich Village folk music circuit that also nurtured Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Peter, Paul & Mary, and many others in the early 1960's. He came together with future partner Zal Yanovsky in the Mugwumps, along with Cass Elliot and Denny Doherty, who would go on to form The Mamas and the Papas. Watching The Beatles on Ed Sullivan together in Cass' apartment pointed them all in a new direction, and The Lovin' Spoonful was born shortly after. Along with The Byrds, Simon and Garfunkel, The Mamas and the Papas, and

others, they launched a new hybrid that was dubbed Folk Rock. Do You Believe in Magic became the first of seven Top 10 hits for The Lovin' Spoonful between 1965 and 1967, and their music can rightly be stated to characterize the sound of that era: Daydream, You Didn't Have to Be So Nice, Nashville Cats, Rain on the Roof, Six O'Clock, Younger Girl, Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind, Darling Be Home Soon, and Summer in the City. The Spoonful had a spirit and optimism that made you feel good. When pop music began to turn 'heavy,' their days became numbered. John Sebastian would then go on to a solo career as one of the first of the singer-songwriters who rose to promi-

nence in the late sixties and early seventies. He went to Woodstock just to hang out, and was pressed into performing because of problems created by the famous rainstorm that descended on Yasgur's Farm. Sebastian gave an iconic performance that came to epitomize the Woodstock Generation, and was featured in the movie, while many acts who were actually booked did not make the cut. The mid-seventies would see him reappear in the public consciousness with Welcome Back, which was written as the theme song for the classic TV comedy Welcome Back Kotter. Since then, he has continued to record and perform, keeping alive what has now been alternately labeled as Roots Music and Americana.

Sebastian was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2008. He is truly an American musical treasure. Bugalou and concert sponsor, TGAThe Great American are proud to bring him to Rockaway on Friday,

January 5 at St. Camillus Catholic Academy at 7 p.m. BreezyGrass will begin this great evening of music. For more information, go to facebook.com/ bugalou music. Tickets can be purchased via email to bugaloumusic@gmail.com.

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LOOKING BACK AT 2017

Continued from Page 35 toward the Sunset Cover restoration project in Broad Channel. October 19: Cashless tolling was turning out to be a nightmare for several residents hit with thousands of dollars in fines. Brown composting bins were delivered around the peninsula. Mayor de Blasio announced 3K (free public school for three-year-olds) for all would be coming to Rockaway and Broad Channel schools. October 26: The RT marked the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, showing Rockaway fought hard to come back, but the fight continues with a need for more coastal protection. Rockaway also got ready for Halloween. November 2: Election season was upon us with the big local race between Councilman Eric Ulrich and Mike Scala. The Mayor came to Rockaway to announce resiliency projects that were getting funding from money left over from the boardwalk project. Another rally was held

to send a message to the Army Corps that more coastal protection is needed. A stabbing occurred at a Dayton building, resulting in a cop shooting the perp. Locals were gearing up to run the NYC Marathon. November 9: A Cold War veteran plane took off from Floyd Bennett Field after 15 years. The RT looked in to the long-abandoned Chai Home. Eric Ulrich won re-election. So did de Blasio. The old Playland Motel sold for $2.3 million. The Rockaway Theatre Company’s Rockaway Café returned one last time. November 16: The Little North Pole lit up early for the filming of the TV show, The Great Christmas Light Fight. Rockaway Point, Breezy Point and Roxbury Com-

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munities-- A photographic book showing the history of Breezy Point was published. Select Bus Service launched from Rockaway to Woodhaven Boulevard. November 22: Happy Thanksgiving! Cracks in a boardwalk ramp at Beach 92nd Street due to rising tides proved that the peninsula is in need of protection. A meeting was held to discuss a new natural gas pipeline project proposed by Williams. Drama arose at Dayton Beach Park as the Department of Housing Preservation and Development threw out a board vote due to suspected voter fraud. Rockaway Beach continued to flourish with the addition of new Caribbean, Peruvian and Japanese restaurants, and the return of Whit’s End.

The Rockaway Times November 30: A Rockaway-bound ferry got stranded just after taking off from Pier 11. December 7: Mayor Bill de Blasio came uptown for a Town Hall where he answered residents’ questions. A devastating fire on December 3 left several families homeless and killed 12-year-old TJ Curley. Broad Channel was hit with a series of car break-ins and thefts. December 14: A minke whale washed up dead by the Silver Gull Beach Club. Rockaway rang in the holidays with tree lightings, menorah lightings and more. December 21: The Santa 5K was another holiday hit! Frustrations increased with continuous closures of the Marine Parkway Bridge. A huge, new cellphone tower popped up on Rockaway Beach Drive so the Rockaway Beach Hotel could begin construction. The Department of Education announced that two local schools, MS53 and PS42, are slated to close at the end of the school year. We can't wait to see what's in store for 2018!


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