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COURTHOUSE CURVEBALL HUSH-HUSH: DEVELOPER SOUGHT CHANGES By Kevin Boyle

Maybe it’s time to call a mistrial on the courthouse deal. Progress appears deadlocked and it appears evidence has been withheld from the jury otherwise known as the Community Board. For those new to Rockaway, there’s a building at Beach 9001 Beach Channel Drive, which seems like it’s part of the movie Groundhog Day, in which a character is stuck in a time loop and lives through and repeats the same day, every day. In this never-changing story, the main character is what is known as the old Rockaway Courthouse. Still managing to be stately and iconic on the outside, the building is doing nothing other than celebrating its 40th anniversary as an unused, neglected symbol of untapped potential. As Rockaway enjoys a con-

The inside of the courthouse (photo by Dan Guarino)

struction boom and ferry boats are full of interested and eager visitors, the courthouse is more of a blight than ever with its unsightly scaffolding and side-

walk shed. This was not supposed to be the case when the New York City Economic and Development Corporation (EDC) se-

lected the Harmony Group in April 2013 to transform the building into a state-of-the-art medical center. The City announced that it would transfer the property for $50,000 with the understanding the Harmony Group would invest some $10 million in a major overhaul. A group of doctors were to be the main leaseholders. Local elected officials hailed the news. But nothing happened for almost two years. On March 6, 2015 the property was finally transferred to the new investors. Just two months later, however, Uri Kaufman of Harmony emailed the EDC to say, “The Doctors terminated the lease. It seems clear we will not be doing this with the doctors. Of course, we have many other ways to get this project done, and that’s what I’d like to discuss with you.” Continued on page 3

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DEVELOPER CHANGED PLANS Continued from Page 2 In the weeks following, emails (secured through a Freedom of Information Request by The Rockaway Times) reveal that Kaufman proposed the courthouse be used for childcare and Universal pre-K. There was also language about having a medical tenant “but no ambulatory surgery.” The email exchanges indicated there was no pushback from the City on the new direction. David Eisenman of the EDC told Kaufman that once EDC reviewed and approved changes, Kaufman would “have to go back to the Community Board and present the updated project before we could finalize any modifications of our deed covenants.” Which has never happened. Community Board 14 has never been fully informed or updated on changes, according to CB14 Chair Dolores Orr. In fact, Orr said on Tuesday, that the Community Board is on record opposing childcare or school as a use for the building. At one point, the EDC seemed concerned about the Community Board. In October 2015 Eisenman emailed Kaufman: “We received from an inquiry from CB14 about the status of the project. As we have discussed, please check in with us before discussing the child-care use publicly. We will get back to you this week with proposed talking points on the project status if that is OK.” The “proposed talking points” never quite went public. In fact, a month later, in November 2015, Kaufman told The Rockaway Times that plans were before the Buildings Department and that he hoped to break ground in the spring of 2016. He was consulting with a general contractor and a “Space for Rent” sign was installed on the building. At the time, Kaufman did not indicate that the plans were for anything other than a medical center.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2017 Two months later, in early January 2016, EDC asked Kaufman in an email if he had made any progress on “construction financing.” Later that month, T.K. Franz, who had taken over for Eisenman for EDC, emailed Kaufman stating, “I’m trying to buy as much time I can but we’ll need a financing commitment soon. Any luck on the leasing end?” Kaufman replies: “No change on the leasing front. We have someone that's expressed strong interest but we won't have anything firm for 60-90 days.” This exchange makes clear that almost three years after being awarded the courthouse, the developer did not have tenants lined up. Days later, Franz becomes a bit more concerned. “Uri: I can’t stall on your behalf anymore. A meeting has been called to discuss the status of your project today. As you know according to the deed you are in violation of the 75 percent leased covenant and financing covenant. I really hope your bank can come through for you.” Kaufman asks if EDC will approve a daycare to be run in the basement. Franz replies: “I can’t go to the Board asking for the school in the basement approval while you’re in violation of the financing covenant.” Kaufman replies that he has a financing option with terms that “aren’t great” and is “rounding third base” with a Department of Buildings permit. Although this is almost nine months after Kaufman first alerted EDC that the medical doctors were out and that an alternative use was suggested, Franz seems to be catching up. In February 2016 Frantz asks what the space will be used for “under the new proposal.” He then quotes the original: “The Purchaser shall be required to rehabilitate, reconstruct and expand the existing Building and convert it into an ambulatory surgical center with a minimum of 28,000 square feet of space used for medical purposes, of which a

Interior shows decades of decay (photo by Dan Guarino)

minimum of 10,000 square feet is to be used for the provision of medical services. The project shall contain a minimum of three operating rooms and one procedure room. It is anticipated there will be multiple pre-operation and recovery rooms, as well as laboratory, pharmacy facilities.” Although Franz is just getting up to speed, it is clear that the medical center proposal – which was instrumental in getting Harmony the property for just $50,000 – was no longer in the works. By March 2016 an email revealed that a daycare, Harmony Kids, was one planned use. Harmony Kids, according to Kaufman, was a separate entity from the Harmony Group that originally secured the property. In a later email, Kaufman identified himself as a 99 percent owner in Harmony Kids. In addition to Harmony Kids, Kaufman was seeking other tenants and identified a company called Rockaway Fast Health & Rad as a potential tenant. In June of last year, The Rockaway Times asked Kaufman if there was any news on the building. “No, but soon,” was his reply. In September, The Rockaway Times inquired again. Any news? “Unfortunately, no.” On Tuesday of this week, more than four years after the City chose Harmony to transform the courthouse, we asked Kaufman if there was any news to report. He said in an email “Expecting something very, very soon.” Neither the EDC nor Harmony ever made public the news that the courthouse might be used as anything other than a medical center. Of course, such a use is hardly a community need now. In the years since the courthouse was awarded to the Harmony Group, construc-

Page 3 tion on another medical center is well underway on Beach 105th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. When Harmony struck a deal with the City, it had construction deadlines to meet. It’s clear such deadlines were never met. We asked EDC why Kaufman retains control. We asked why not retake possession and put out a new Request for Proposals (especially since a medical center is no longer needed and a daycare was rejected by the Community Board). The EDC Public Affairs response was hardly illuminating: “We are working with the development team to activate and revitalize this historic property. While one of the original tenants left the project, the team that was originally awarded the development remains intact. Also, the project involved a land sale, so the property is currently privately owned. “Regarding the use of the site, we remain committed to working with local stakeholders and seeing the former courthouse brought back to life in a way that will serve the Rockaway community.” The "privately owned" aspect seemed a bit curious. We asked the EDC: “They got a building for $50,000 simply because they promised to put millions into it. And if they fail to do so?” The EDC spokesperson said, “The deed also requires the owner to comply with specific construction milestones. There are also safeguards that would allow the City to take stronger action against the owner if deed provisions are not met.” In a call right before press time, an EDC official insisted no modifications have been made to the original plan or deed and that Uri Kaufman was still searching for potential tenants and the courthouse was still set to be a medical center. And yes, EDC would alert Community Board 14 if any modification were likely to get City approval. So what will happen? We'll have to wait (as we usually do when it comes to the courthouse).

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Development Boom: What’s Going Up? By Katie McFadden

Construction fences, heavy machinery and scaffolding dot the peninsula as many curious passerby wonder, what’s going on here? In the past few years, a development boom has taken place on the peninsula. From hotels to medical offices to residential buildings, Rockaway continues to rise higher. In the past few years, developers have come to know what residents have known for much longer. Living in a little paradise by the sea, with Manhattan just a bus, train, and now ferry ride away, is a pretty sweet deal. Investors and developers have been taking a chance on Rockaway, resulting in a residential building boom. Last summer, a brick residential building at 93-06 Shore Front Parkway was completed and a city housing lottery for the apartments starting as low as $690, closed by the end of the year, with thousands applying for just 63 spots. Now

many more developments are in the works. In Arverne, Arverne by the Sea (ABTS) has been developing the area for more than a decade and they recently broke ground on another big piece of the puzzle—The Tides. This most recent development in the Beach 60s will consist of 214 market-rate rental units within two mid-rise buildings, plus commercial space and ground-level parking. The units will range from studios to three bedrooms, with luxury apartments on upper levels. The first building of this project is expected to be complete by spring 2018. By the time the whole ABTS development is complete, it will be made up of 2,300 housing units. In Rockaway Beach, another residential building development is taking place. The 29-unit, 40-foot building at 142 Beach 96th Street was supposed to be completed by April 2016, but the apparent skeleton of the building shows a lot

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of work is yet to be done. The Rockaway Times reached out to the owners “405 8 LLC” for more information on what’s to come and when, but did not receive a response by press time. On the bayside of Rockaway Beach, some construction fences at 87-06 Beach Channel Drive, have been peaking curiosity, with such a prime bayside location being worked on. Rumors of new condos have been swirling around for the 113 x 266 square foot lot owned by Bedford 169 Inc. However, when we reached out to Expert Designers, the company working on the project, we were told that they’re simply clearing the land and preparing to rebuild a

Sandy-damaged home already at this property. Fires during Hurricane Sandy may have burnt down the area around Beach 114th and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, but it will soon be revitalized with the completion of another new residential building. Local resident Dino Tomassetti of Laquila group purchased the property in 2015. The building in progress will contain 54 residential units, with two retail units, and a medical and community facility. According to Laquila Group, this project should be done by November of this year. Irene Tomassetti of Laquila says now is the perfect time to invest in Rockaway. “We feel that Rockaway is really being revitalized. It has a lot of new things going on and it has become even more accessible because of the ferry. It’s really on the upswing and has a good future.” The beach block of Beach Continued on page 5


DEVELOPMENT BOOM Continued from Page 4 116th Street is getting a boost with One Sixteen. The Marcal Group is getting ready to break ground on the first part of this development, an 8-story building with 90 condos and commercial space on the ground floor. Mark Caller, principal of the Marcal Group expects to break ground on this building at the former Beach Club site by the end of the month. The other projects as part of this development by the Marcal Group include a building of 6070 affordable rental units for seniors on Beach 117th Street. Two other residential buildings, one on the east side of Beach 116th Street, and another facing Beach 115th Street, won’t be developed for at least another two years. In addition to places to live, Rockaway will be getting some new places to stay. In August 2015, Mike McMahon purchased the Rogers Pub building and announced plans to

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2017 turn the upstairs portion of the building into a hotel, like it was in its heyday. The space would allow for as many as 28 hotel rooms. The RT reached out to McMahon for the latest on this development, only to find that the plan is on hold. “The hotel is on hold for now, but we hope to have it up by the 100th anniversary of Rogers— in 2019,” McMahon said. We also inquired about some other McMahon properties, including the site of the old Bryan’s Auto across from St. Camillus. As for this, there are ongoing negotiations to bring in a martial arts school at this property, but McMahon’s longterm plans are to develop the site and bring in 30 condos. McMahon says Rockaway is ideal for developers because “it’s still the cheapest place in the city to invest and it’s a great community,” he said. “Now with the ferry, it’s even easier to get to the city. It’s made a great impact on business and has been fantastic for Rockaway.” Rogers won’t be the only new ho-

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tel. Plans are still underway for the Tubridy-owned Rockaway Beach Hotel coming to Beach 108th and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. The relocation of the cell tower at the site has held up plans, but the family believes the issue will be resolved come fall. In the meantime, the Blvd Project and beer garden at the site have been keeping ferry crowds and locals entertained for the summer. With the increase of visitors and residents over the years, necessities like medical services have become a concern. However, a new development at Beach 105th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard hopes to address that. The 60,000 square-foot, four-story Rockaway Medical Arts Complex

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and a renewable source of energy for years to come. "The Master Plan will propose the best possible sites for offshore wind development off New York’s coast, establish guidelines for project developers, and provide recommendations for the purchase of offshore wind energy to ensure the lowest cost. New York’s Clean Energy Standard mandates that 50 percent of the State’s electricity come from renewable resources by 2030,” said the NYSERDA spokesperson. Instead of using electricity to make wind, like a fan, wind turbines use wind to make electricity. The wind turns the blades, which spin a shaft, which connects to a generator and makes electricity. Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in the wind into mechanical power. A typical modern turbine generates usable amounts of power over 90 percent of the time. It will start to generate electricity when wind

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speeds reach six to nine miles per hour, and cut off at about 45 miles an hour (or 20 meters per second) to prevent equipment damage. "Whatever your position on placement of wind farms, we need to be having this conversation," said Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato. "The number-one contributor to climate change is energy production, and I know that I speak for everyone on the peninsula when I say that we know the physical impact of too many non-renewable energy sources. If they do station offshore farms, I'm sure we'll see some crop up on the horizon — so for many reasons, local residents should go, get more information and be part of the conversation about where we go from here.” Senator Joseph P. Addabbo is also going with the wind with his support. ”I want to thank Governor Cuomo for his continued support of the Offshore Wind Project, which seeks to build a facility about 12 miles

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Though many proclaim Rockaway Beach (zip code 11693) as the heart of Rockaway’s renaissance since Superstorm Sandy, according to surrounding residents, there is an embarrassing eyesore that could use some work, Rockaway Commons, locally referred to as the Dayton Plaza. “Disgusting!” “Filthy! “Dangerous!” These are words locals use to describe the heavily utilized 84,181 square feet shopping plaza near Beach 88th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, which features businesses like CVS, Rainbow, Dunkin Donuts, Popeyes and more. The plaza is privately owned and managed by real

estate investment and management firm, Malachite Group. The company was formed in 1995 and currently owns and manages over four million square feet of neighborhood and community shopping centers throughout the United States. Local resident, Dillon Banks, frustrated with the conditions of the shopping plaza, started an online petition on Change.org (https://www. change.org/p/newly-renovated-strip-mall-newly-renovated-and-sa) for locals to sign up, vent their concerns, and hopefully get the attention of local politicians and civic leaders, and of course the Malachite Continued on page 12


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***** Rockaway is hip, cool and all that. We’re happy about the new status. But not so happy when outsiders get stuff wrong. Old Navy is selling a Rockaway – 92nd Street t-shirt with a wave graphic. Cool. They even added a zip code: 11691. We can’t decide if it’s ignorance or a big typo. No matter how fast things are changing in Rockaway we know Beach 92nd is still in zip code 11693. ***** Along the same lines, NYMag.com (New York Magazine) published a very favorable review of Rockaway but showed its DFD colors by breaking down the beach by street numbers. The guide starts at Beach 3rd (you’re not getting on to a beach there) and continues to Beach 227th Street. They must’ve used

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2017 Google Maps for Beach 227th Street because we don’t think the Breezy Point Surf Club has ever been known as being on any street at all. We’re confident that nobody in the history of humankind has ever said they’re going to Beach 227th Street. ***** Last week we printed a letter from Cheryl Thompson who was annoyed that our item about rain barrel giveaways did not specify that barrels had to be reserved. Well, one of our generous readers, Ed Antonio, contacted us to say he had an extra and would happily offer it to Ms. Thompson. We put them together, Ed made good on his offer, and the story had a happy ending. ***** Some readers have inquired about the whereabouts of the Boyleing Points column. In his most recent column a couple of weeks back, Boyle said he was sick of himself and would return sometime in September.

***** It’s only a matter of time, isn’t it? The World Dog Surfing Championship was held recently in Northern California. Reports say the seas were not ruff and a doggone good time was had by all. A pug boat pulled up to watch the action and one dog looked at a human surfer with great leash envy. We’re thinking Rockaway could be home to the east coast championship. Rockaway has the largest dog park in Queens. We’ve certainly got the surfers. Cowa-barka! ***** Emergency responders, including many lifeguards, responded to reports of a missing swimmer last Sunday afternoon. Fortunately, it was just a rumor and no life saving was required. Still, hats off to this great effort. ***** Drivers, here are a couple of things to watch out for on Beach 116th. If you pay the meters using the ParkNYC app, if you move your car to

Page 7 another zone on the block, you will be ticketed. And we’ve mentioned this before but it’s worth another warning. You might get ticketed if you drive over the cobblestone at the end of 116th instead of staying on the blacktop. We figure it’s a ticket worth fighting. There are no street markings (white lines or arrows) and cobblestone streets exist in other parts of the city. Who’s to say the cobblestone isn’t part of the street here? ***** Sal Albanese, running for Mayor again, has an advertisement on Politico.com. How Much Do You Dislike Bill de Blasio? (Find out here). When you click through you go to a DeBLAHmeter. You move your arrow to a level of dislike and a suggested monetary donation to Sal’s campaign pops up. Check it out at Sal2017.com ***** On Friday, August 4, a man reportedly fatally jumped from 7800 Shore Front Parkway. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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Far Rock Street Renamed

For Fallen Officer and fellow NYPD officers, gathered in Far Rockaway to pay their respects to Detective Holder, who was killed on duty in an incident along the FDR Drive in October 2015. Holder was pursuing a suspect who had stolen a bicycle when he was shot in the head by the suspect. This past April,

Detective Randolph Holder will forever be remembered in Far Rockaway, not only by those who knew and loved him, but the entire community. On Friday, August 4, a

the shooter was sentenced to life in prison. Holder was a Guyanese immigrant and a third generation cop who called Far Rockaway home. The newly renamed street is across the street from his family’s residence. Photos from the NYPD.

ceremony was held to rename the corner of Briar Place and Collier Avenue in Far Rockaway, Detective Randolph Holder Way. Last Friday, family, friends

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RESIDENTS DECRY CONDITIONS Continued from Page 6 Group. Banks created the petition just six days ago, and already 247 people have signed it. In the petition, Dillon states: “The mall, in its current state, is dirty and unsafe, and lacks quality stores. The parking lot needs to be repaved and marked. The entryway on both ends has sharp metal gratings that are missing and gaping holes. Panhandlers and dollar vans loiter all day, deterring potential customers. The mall needs a complete facelift and security. The local residents and visitors have spent millions in this dilapidated mall, and now is the time for the owners to give back and make this a respectable and safe place again.” The Rockaway Times (RT) visited with some store owners and workers in the plaza, who for confidential reasons, did not want to want their names or places of business disclosed. According to one individual, rents in the plaza start from

$7K/monthly and up, and for the money they are paying, some are not feeling compensated with how the overall property is maintained. One worker said, “For the money being shelled out for rent here, we should be getting more such as security, a facelift for the storefronts, repaving of the parking lot and repainting of the parking lines. Folks want to blame the dilapidation and horrid conditions on the residents who live in Hammels, the housing project across the street, but that is totally unfair. They live here, and rely on this

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plaza for food, medical necessities, clothes and a lot more. We all need this plaza — the folks in Hammels, Dayton Towers, other residents from east and west ends of the area who all come here for their shopping needs and of course, our visi-

The Rockaway Times tors. I just would like to see it be improved, especially in light of how the area is exploding commercially.” RT reached out to Manny Malekan, owner of the Malachite Group, who refused to comment. Both Edwin Williams, president of Arverne By The Sea’s (ABTS) Palmers Landing Homeowners Association and John Cori, president of Rockaway Beach Civic Association have actively reached out to other local leaders, including CB 14 board members, and are moving towards a cohesive effort to get questions answered and changes made. Williams said, “It is going to take a united front from everyone to make the management company fix this place. I also want to implore our local councilmen, Donovan Richards and Eric Ulrich to come out and help us. Our residents need and deserve some answers on what can be done. All we desire is a clean and safe plaza for everyone to shop, and also be proud of when visitors come.”


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Final Film Showings for the Summer By Katie McFadden

Time is running out to check out a movie under the stars. Over the first few weeks of summer, locals and visitors have been able to enjoy outdoor films on the beach, in parks, or at local establishments. There are just a few weeks left until Labor Day, but still plenty of films in the lineup. For the past few summers, the Rockaway Civic Association has brought us Beach Flix. Each week, they show movies at different locations along the beach, with the help of various sponsors. Bring a beach chair or towel and enjoy family films right after sundown (around 8 p.m.). Coming up, on Thursday, August 10, Kong Skull Island will be shown on Beach 121st Street. On Friday, August 18, The Secret Life of Pets will be shown on Beach 73rd Street. On Thursday, August

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This Week in History AUGUST 10 1977 - David Berkowitz was arrested for the Son of Sam killings, 1993 - Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female U.S. Supreme Court justice.

24, Star Wars: Rogue One will play on Beach 125th Street. Some of the sponsors of these films include Caracas, Coastal Frozen Yogurt, Healy’s Pub, Jameson’s, Boardwalk Bagel, Arverne by the Sea and more. The Parks Department has also been hosting outdoor films. On Sunday, August 13, the film, Fences starring Denzel Washington will be shown at Beach 59th Street Playground at 8 p.m. On Sunday, August 20, at the Beach 94th Street Performance Space, Rock ‘N’ Roll High School will be shown at 8 p.m. If you want to grab grub while watching a movie, Community House hosts Monday Movie Night. Every Monday at 8 p.m., they show a family-friendly movie in the beer garden. Kids under 12 eat free with the purchase of an entrée from an adult. The movies are rain or shine, as they also have a covered patio.

AUGUST 11 Shane Kulman was born. Dan Byrne was born.

York City. 1961 - The border between East and West Berlin was closed and marked with a barbed wire fence. AUGUST 14 Rugby Bob Johnson was born. Kelly Anaya was born.

1935 - The Social Security Act be1934 - The first inmates arrived came law. at the federal prison on Alcatraz 2003 - The largest blackout in North American history hit the Island in San Francisco Bay. 1956 - Abstract artist Jackson northeast. Pollock died in an automobile AUGUST 15 accident. George Boggiano was born. AUGUST 12 Eileen McDerby was born. 1939 - The Wizard of Oz premiered in Hollywood. 1972 - The last American combat 1969 - Woodstock Music and troops left Vietnam. Art Fair opened at Max Yasgur's 2013 - Notorious Boston gangster dairy farm in Bethel, New York. James (Whitey) Bulger was found guilty of 31 of the 32 charges he AUGUST 16 faced including murder and drug Gerri-Lynn Morizzo was born. dealing. James Johnson was born. Louisa Louis was born. AUGUST 13 Michael McMahon was born. 1829 - The original Siamese Valerie Dare Was born twins, Eng and Chang, arrived in Angelica Katz was born. Boston. Rory Boyle was born. 1977 - Elvis Presley died in 1942 - Disney's Bambi opened Graceland from heart failure at at Radio City Music Hall in New age 42.

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A Young Perspective Dear Editor: I am a 12-and-a-half-yearold resident of Rockaway and I feel like the ferry was a very good addition to the Rockaway community. The ferry has helped many Rockaway businesses. The people come from the ferry and walk to the beach or take the shuttle to different areas of Rockaway. Also the ferry has made commuting to and from work so much easier. The ferry brings people from the city and other places to our neighborhood. Even though it brings more

people down, sometimes people trying to go to work at night can’t because of people leaving the beach. Some people come that don’t respect Rockaway. They come and litter and they do not know the rules and they do stuff that is dangerous or not allowed. Sometimes people even steal. We are having a large problem with bicycles being taken and they are even cutting the locks. They need to have more police to try to stop crime. I think they should have more ferries at rush hour and at times when the most people are coming and leaving the beach. Also in the winter I think they don't need as many boats because it will mostly be commuters. Overall the ferry can be good and bad for Rockaway. Justin Aleman

Clean Up 116th Dear Editor: I am writing because of the tremendous amount of panhandlers that roam

116th Street. While walking to the subway or back from a 14-hour-day in the city working to support my family, I get accosted by numerous people begging for money while the police stand around on their cell phones texting, ignoring this act. From a woman asking for money at the subway turnstile telling everyone it’s her birthday every day to the zombies roaming the street all the way to the beach reaching out to my wife for cash. Why is this allowed? This is making our community look like a virtual living dead movie. There has to be more than just me that sees this. When will it end? I mean no disrespect to the police, but come on guys, I watched a female panhandler accost a child that obviously was on vacation with her parents getting screamed at to have them buy her a watermelon as the boys in blue stood by the bag check stand ignoring the entire incident and having a conversation about the Yankees. I don’t

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A Piece of History Lost By Katie McFadden

Rockaway has lost a local icon. Constantine “Dean” Georges died peacefully on Tuesday, August 1. He was 81. Born on June 26, 1936 to Ann and John Georges, Georges was a lifetime Rockaway resident who loved this peninsula. He was born in Rockaway Beach Hospital and grew up on Beach 98th Street. He attended P.S. 44, P.S. 43 and graduated from Far Rockaway High School in 1954. Young Dean grew up around the family businesses. He would sit at the counter and help his parents at Georges Hot Dog Stand. He spent some time away from Rockaway after studying horticulture at SUNY Farmingdale, when he joined the U.S. Army. However, upon returning to the peninsula, he jumped right back in

and joined the other family business, Georges Florist on Beach 116th Street. Many on the peninsula came to know Georges for helping them with any special occasion, whether it was a wedding, birthday, holiday, funeral, prom or just because. For more than 40 years he helped put smiles on the faces of his beloved customers by

creating the perfect floral arrangement for any occasion. He serviced the residents of Rockaway through Georges Florist and also worked for Irene Hayes Wadley & Smythe LeMoult, a florist in Rockefeller Center. Whether in Rockaway or Rockefeller Center, with a smile on his face, Georges treated all of his customers as VIPs, es-

pecially children. Anytime a customer came in to the shop with a child, he’d bend down and ask them what their favorite color was before disappearing into the walk-in refrigerator and returning with a flower for the young customer. Then he’d take the grown-up’s floral order. Aside from spreading happiness through flowers, Georges was involved in the community in many other ways. He once served as president of the Rockaway Rotary, and as a talented drawer, he was very active with the Rockaway Artists Alliance. Just as Dean became a notable part of Rockaway’s history throughout his life, he was also a guardian of Rockaway’s history. From a young age, he was passionate about history, especially on the peninsula. He had a vast collection of postcards, photos and

other Rockaway artifacts, which he helped to put on display through the old Rockaway Museum, which had a few homes around the peninsula during its existence. Georges was also one of the first volunteers at the 9/11 Museum, where he shared his historic knowledge with New Yorkers and visitors from around the world. Georges left an impact on many across the peninsula, and as a brother, father, cousin, friend and grandfather, he was especially loved by those who knew him best. Georges is survived by his sister, Helen Georges; his children, John, Jennifer, Robert and Chris Georges, and his granddaughters, Ella Grace, Edie Blake and Natalie Ann. Visitation was held at Denis O’Connor Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 9.

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Wood Burning By Artie Wallace

No matter if you’re making ornaments, coasters, signs or a personalized gift, a wood burning kit can cost between ($25 and $35) (without specialty tips), and is a great way to add a personalized touch to most any smaller wood project. Supplies: Wood burning kits and supplies (including wood) can be found online or at most craft stores. Some of the best things to work with are sliced tree branches (for coasters), reclaimed wood (for signs) and project wood for other types of projects. Designs: For the artistic people out

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or clear stain/coat. 4- Practice layering. Layering the fill area of your design can make the difference in how your project comes out. 5- Take your time. Wood burning is a timely, detailed art. Rushing it will reflect the final project. 6- Experiment. Wood burning kits come with an assortment of tips for a reason. Familiarize yourself with the tips, the look you get with each tip

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Boardwalk End Blossoms stepped up to the plate and volunteered, including John McHale, Bobby Zimmer, Chris Gotts, Anne Graves, Richard Holahan, John Holahan, Cynthia Holahan Hovanic, Joyce Holahan Malchow, Bob Malchow, Enrico Primarti, Bennett Malchow, Jenna Bergamo and Kerry Price. The RCA donated compost, mulch, garden

By Kathy Holahan

The Beach 126th Street Beach Wall is blossoming thanks to The Shore Garden Club. On Saturday, July 15, the Garden Club installed a beach wall garden at the beach wall at the end of the boardwalk as part of the Rockaway Civic Association’s (RCA) Beach Block Garden Restoration Project, which has been planting beach gardens along the beach walls in Rockaway all summer. The Parks Department has given permission to the RCA to plant and maintain these gardens. The club volunteered to be the steward for Beach 126th Street. Club member and landscape architect, Alex Berkowitz, created a plan for a seaside garden filled with ecologically sensitive plants, which would survive in the sandy soil and severe heat. These plants will help control sand erosion and provide cover for various birds. Thanks goes to Noreen Ellis,

gloves, garden tools and the lumber for the fencing and the Graybeards helped build the fencing around the garden. The success of the Beach Garden Restoration Project depends on the support, generosity, and manpower of our community. To help with this project, visit rockawaycivic. com.

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This month marks eight months since I founded the Rockaway Beach “Artistic” Families support group. The people I have met from all parts of the peninsula since writing this column and launching the support group are all just so inspiring and beautiful. Also co-hosting the Rock Out For Autism event at Rippers Concession with Jammin’ Jon Kiebon this summer was just breathtaking. Words can’t express my gratitude to this Rockaway community. I started this column and group because I felt there was nothing here for caregivers locally to share and learn together. Autism is daunting, but we all have so many positive and awe-inspiring anecdotes to share about our loved ones on the spectrum. Yes, many of us are tired, sometimes bewildered, besieged with worries, but you know what? I am proud of our team of X-Men! It’s time for us as caregivers to stand up, and accept that we are warriors and winners! And our wondrous loved ones give us so much joy and hope, especially with everything going on in today’s society. They are truthful, intelligent and inspiring. Everyday, I look at my daughter, and I feel so blessed. Don’t get me wrong, she does drive me bananas and some days when it gets really difficult, I wish I had some magic antidote to cure autism. However, I look at her as my

super hero. She can outwit, the most eloquent of us. The saying, "Quiet waters run deep," is true indeed. She may not speak, but her thoughts and wisdom are deeper and wider than the Atlantic Ocean. So, here I am contemplating the next steps for my daughter and caregivers like me in Rockaway. Come out to the next Rockaway Beach “Artistic” Families support group next Thursday, August 17, 7 p.m. at Willderness Yard (9904 Rockaway Beach Blvd., across from St. Camillus Church). We will have a special presentation on ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapy with guest speaker, Laura O'Connor Leonard, MS, BCBA, LBA, who is the ABA Program Director at Challenge Early Intervention. Are you curious if ABA therapy is RIGHT for your loved one with autism? Or why is it heralded as the BEST technique to boost positive change in behavior and learning for children with autism and other developmental disorders? If your loved one already receives ABA, how can you re-enforce it at home? Even if you doubt ABA's potential to help your loved with autism, at least hear the ins and outs about this specialized therapy from a practitioner with over 20 years in the field. Hope to see you there! For more information about the Rockaway Beach “Artistic” Families support group, email: ourartisticchild@outlook.com or check out our Facebook page.


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Spotted: Rock Tees On Glaciers! We’re pretty sure it’s the first time someone chartered a helicopter, flew to the top of a glacier and was spotted wearing a Rockaway Times t-shirt. Nancy Gentile looks spectacularly adventurous as she brings color to this gray, barren landscape. Very National Geographic of her! Slightly less adventurous was Kevin Judge who was spotted watching a glacier move at Lake Louise, Canada.

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FROM THE RBA: ARE YOU ON COMBRR? Perhaps you were standing on a jam-packed Broad Channel platform this past Sunday morning, along with hordes of other excited beachgoers, awaiting the S train that would take you to New York City’s favorite local paradise, otherwise known as Rockaway Beach. As you stood in the sun, perhaps chatting with a friend, you may have been approached by a young man, who handed you a piece of paper. “Excuse me,� he might have said. “I don’t mean to interrupt, I just wanted to pass along some information about a new beach delivery service in the Rockaways called Combrr.� Now it’s possible that you carried that flyer with you all the way to the beach, where you plopped yourself down in the sand and immediately downloaded the Combrr app. But, more likely than not, that flyer ended up crumpled at the bottom of your beach bag, underneath a soggy towel, some smushed grapes and a 6-pack of Bud Lite Lime.

Each day we get inundated with information about things we should buy, articles we should read, and apps we should download— nowadays it seems like there’s an app for everything. So why does the Rockaway Business Alliance think that Combrr is so great? As many of you know, part of the RBA’s proposal for the Neighborhood Challenge Grant allocates funding toward marketing Combrr, an app that allows beachgoers to order delivery directly to the beach. One of our main goals as the RBA is to support Rockaway businesses by helping them connect with potential customers. As businesses in Rockaway are well aware, summertime beachgoers are a massive (and quickly expanding!) market. In fact, it would be challenging for Rockaway businesses to be successful without reaching this market. When the RBA was drafting its proposal for the Neighborhood Challenge Grant, we spent a long time mulling over the challenge of connectivity: how do we connect businesses to customers?

How do we encourage beachgoers to leave the beach and explore the wide variety of businesses on the peninsula? And then we discovered Combrr. Instead of bringing the beachgoers to the businesses, Combrr brings the businesses to the beachgoers, a (we think) brilliant solution for an ongoing peninsula-wide challenge that circumvents the task of asking apathetic beachgoers to get off their bums and trek out to the corridors. And Combrr isn’t just for food delivery! You can order whatever you need, from beach-towels to sunscreen. But don’t just let us tell you about Combrr! Here’s a loyal customer’s account: "I couldn't believe how quick and easy Combrr was to use the first time. They found me fast and in half the time it would have taken to get food at the concessions. I'm a weekly user now,� says Combrr user Amanda Gabriele. "Rockaway has become significantly busier these last two years. It's great because the local businesses are doing

well, but the lines have become painfully long. I'm glad I found Combrr because the wait time is significantly less than most of the concession stands. When it's high noon and the sun is beating down, the last thing I want to do is walk across the hot sand in search of food. Now that Combrr is around, I can sit pretty while lunch comes to me.� And from the business perspective, Yarden from Cuisine by Claudette says, “Combrr helps us reach the beachgoers who wouldn’t normally come in our direction.� RBA member businesses available on the Combrr app include: Cuisine by Claudette, Breezy’s BBQ, Goody’s, 101 Deli and Caracas. Businesses-- interested in taking advantage of Combrr? Find more info at www.combrr.com Beachgoers! Just go to your app store and search “Combrr� to download the app! This article was submitted by The Rockaway Business Alliance. For more information, email: info@rockawaybusinessalliance.org

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A City Walk

By Lou Pastina

When I asked my friend what he would like to do for his recent birthday he quickly responded with “Peking Duck!” I said, "Peking Duck?" Yes, he said, 28 Mott Street. And so, we went to the heart of Chinatown on Mott Street just around the corner from the “bloody angle” on Doyers Street. What’s that? You don’t know about the “bloody angle?” It was the sight of many Tong or gang wars in the early 20th century. Now a peaceful haven of restaurants and shops, its his-

tory goes back to the earliest colonial times with Columbus Park being the site of the infamous Five Points. Many of the buildings go back to the 18th and 19th centuries. But the important thing to know is that the Peking Duck is excellent!! And with the meal you get duck soup, which Groucho would love. And the dumplings are excellent, too. After a meal like that, my friend decided to go home and rest. I, however, decided to walk, so I headed uptown on Mulberry Street through Chinatown across Canal Street, which

at one point in NYC history actually was a water-filled canal that emptied into the Collect Pond that people fished and swam in. Having long ago been filled in, I crossed Canal easily and headed into Little Italy, that enclave home of Italian immigrants crammed in just like the Chinese were. And to my luck the street was closed off so I had free range walking uptown. To my surprise, Little Italy seemed to have expanded reversing a multi-decade decline. Vibrant, alive, full of cheerful visitors and gelato, the streets were electric in the late afternoon sun-bathed paths. Moving through Little Italy toward the northern section now known as NoLita, I came to Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the refuge of early Irish immigrants built in 1809, and NYC’s first cathedral

before the seat of power moved uptown. Old St. Patrick's is also the scene of the famous baptism segment in the original Godfather movie and also has a role in the Godfather III sequel. But probably more interesting is the 1836 riots that took place there between the “No-Nothing” Nativists who attacked the Cathedral and the Catholics for being, well, Catholic! Thankfully cooler heads prevailed and the church survives surrounded by a peaceful cemetery. Crossing Houston Street and going just a bit west to Lafayette Street, I walked toward the Public Theater just south of St. Mark’s place and Cooper Union. While most of this area is being eaten up by NYU and their ever-growing sprawl, the area itself is home to some very rich history, too. The

Theater was originally the Astor mansion. And Cooper Union was the site of Abraham Lincoln’s famous “Right makes Might” speech! Continuing up Third Avenue and East 10th Street, you hit Grace Episcopal Church. A beautiful piece of architecture! Finally crossing over to the east side and walking down across Park Avenue to Irving Place and heading north, you find yourself walking up to the only private park in all of Manhattan: Gramercy Park. In order to get into this park, you have to live in one of the cooperatives surrounding the park, and then they give you a key! How cool is that. New York is filled with history and beauty, and as the weather cools off, get out and take a walk, it’s good for the soul and your health!

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By Peter Galvin, MD

Cost Vs. Payments Total knee arthroplasty (replacement) (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA) are very common procedures and the medical costs associated with them rank first and eighth in the U.S. respectively. The cost of the implanted device is usually the largest expense associated with these procedures. It has been alleged that health insurance companies pay without knowledge of the actual cost and model of the device. Recently a study done at Boston’s Children’s Hospital was published. The purpose of the study was to look at the costs of the devices and compare them to the amount of insurance payments. The results of the study were

eye-opening, to say the least. The study was retrospective and used data from a large, nationwide private health insurance plan. They looked at 45 million individuals with medical claims between 2011 and 2015. The patients that were included in the study were all younger than 65, were admitted to hospitals, and had at least one claim for TKA or THA and at least one implant payment. Payment for implants is the total paid by payers to surgical centers including co-pays, deductibles, and coinsurance. Although implant prices vary by brand and model, the average selling prices (ASPs — amount paid by surgical centers to man-

ufacturers) of knee and hip implants were available on Orthopedic Network News (ONW: www.orthopedicnetworknews. com), which is the largest publicly available implant registry. ASPs were based on pricing information submitted by more than 160 hospitals per year covering more than 375,000 cases between 2011 and 2015. They then compared the ASPs of implants to insurance payments for implants. The study population included over 40,000 patients with TKAs and 23,500 patients with THAs. For TKAs the ASP based on ONN was $5,023 and the mean insurance payment was $10,604. For THAs the ASP was $5,619 and the mean insurance payment was $11,751. Based on the differences between ASP and mean insurance payment, it was estimated that the cumulative difference in payment, or overpayment if you will, was $225.3 million for TKA and $199.7 million for THA. In other words, the total amount the insurance companies paid was twice as high as the average selling price of the device resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars of

The Rockaway Times additional and unnecessary insurance payments. The study did have some limitations. The claims data was from a private insurance company and may not be nationally representative plus patients over 65 were excluded, although in 2014 almost half of those who underwent TKA or THA were 65 or younger. In this study, the insurance payer paid the facility on average twice the actual cost of the device. It showed that insurance companies pay for implants without knowing the brand or model, and manufacturers do not make the costs of their devices available to the public. Making this information available would allow insurance companies, hospitals, and manufacturers to negotiate prices and lower the cost of implants. To me, especially in this age of scrutiny of health insurance costs and coverage, this would make an awful lot of sense. For more information go to www. ecri.org/components/PriceGuide/ or http://hcupnet.ahrq.gov/ Please direct questions and comments to editor@rockawaytimes.com

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     Rentals      142nd: Summer rental, 4BR, 3BA home with open floor plan and out door space (AD) . . .$28,000 135th: Summer rental, 2BR lrg 2nd flr apt with large deck and weekend parking (NC) . . .$11,000 135th: Summer rental 3BR, 2BA with outdoor space and parking (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,500 140th: Beach block 2BR, 2.5 BA house rental with finished basement and garage (LJ) . . . .$4,300 141st: 3BR two story home with parking (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,000 R EN. T.ED 91st: 3BR, 2BA apt with terrace, open floor plan, garage and driveway (NC) . . . . . . . . . . .$2,600 R EN T ED 100th: Beach front 2BD, 2.5BA apt with HW floors, finished basement and W/D (JD) . . . . .$2,400 ED storage (MC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,400 123rd: 3BR, 2BA home with garage, basement and R EN T T ED 118th: Duplex 3BR, 2BA home with parkingR EN (MC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,400

ABTS: Beach front 2BR, 2BA apt with W/D, CAC porch, deck and parking (BF) . . . . . . . . . .$2,400 EDappliances (JD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,300 98th: Beach block 3BR, 2BA renovated apt with R EN TSS

80th: 3BR, 1BA condo rental in complex with laundry room, gated parking (NC) . . . . . . . .$2,100 ED and spacious rooms (MC) . . . . . . . .$2,000 97th: 3BR, 1BA third floor walk up apt with RHW EN Tfloors

86th: Spacious 3BD, 2BA third floor walk up apt with HW floors (MC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,000 113th: Large 2BD, 1BA apt with HW floors, SS appliances and terrace (MC). . . . . . . . . . . .$1,900 T ED 122nd: Beach block 2BR, 1BA walk in apt with parking (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,890 R ENsummer

73rd: 1BD, 1BA modern and updated bungalow rental with skylights (NC). . . . . . . . . . . .$1,800

BELLE HARBOR New Home Built 2013 Captavating custom dreamL Dhome with 3 BR, S O4 baths, gourmet T kitchen, full fin bsmt S two additional J U with BR’s, private parking. $1,225,000

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

     Condos and Co-Ops      96th: 2BR, 2BA condo sold furnished with panoramic ocean views (NC). . . . . . . . . . 101st: Penthouse 3BD, 2BA condo with storage and parking spot (MC) . . . . . . . . . . 100th: 2BR, 2BA corner condo unit with parking spot and outdoor shower (MC). . . . 99th: Brand new 3BR, 2BA condo with HW floors, outdoor space, gated parking (NC) 121st: 2BR, 1BA ocean facing co-op with terrace and HW floors (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . 99th: Brand new 2BR, 2BA with outdoor space, gated parking and HW floors (NC) . . 91st: Spacious 1BR, 1BA condo in oceanfront elevator building (MC). . . . . . . . . . . . 121st: Top floor 1BD, 1BD co-op with panoramic ocean views (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80th: Large 2BR, 1BA condo with low maintenance, great layout (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . 118th: Studio co-op in oceanfront building, HW floors and ocean views (MC). . . . . .

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917-742-7779 Marie Villanueva Dominick Maiorano Glenn DiResto

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

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Four bedrooms 3.5 baths large custom eat in kitchen with all high end appliances, two fireplaces one gas the other wood burning, large living room and dining room; huge finished basement, hard wood floors throughout. Upper deck w/ocean views, front porch, new back deck and pool. CAC, long pvt drive & many more amenities.

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LOCAL POLS BAN TOGETHER TO HELP BC RESIDENT Over the past few weeks, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato met with Broad Channel resident Frank Harnisher, whose story has been covered in local media because the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) hired a contractor to help make his block more storm-resilient, and the contractor subsequently left his property in a state of disrepair. Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and Councilmember Eric Ulrich were also on hand to weigh in on Harnisherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behalf. Harnisher had given the contractor permission to store equipment used in storm fortification on his property. The transportation and use of the equipment then damaged his pool, his fence and several other structures, and actually decreased the length of his house's own bulkheads, increasing his susceptibility to storm surges. "Frank voluntarily opened his property to this contractor, and they not only damaged

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AUGUST IS THE MONTH OF REST Summer always seems to come upon us quickly and before you know it, Fourth of July is here. The beginning of the summer is busy: making plans for all sorts of activities, celebrations, reunions, get-togethers. That has all been done! Now is the time to rest. When I first started dealing with Italy for business and then visiting, on holiday, I loved the fact that everything closed in August! It is changing now, but one whole month was devoted to rest, relaxation and holiday. I think it is so great to have that embedded in a culture. At our yoga studio, the pose of the month is â&#x20AC;&#x153;savasanaâ&#x20AC;? (corpse pose). It usually comes at the end of a yoga class. The form or shape of the pose is lying on the mat, legs apart, arms to the side, palms facing up. It is a relaxation pose. The body surrenders to the mat, the mind is empty, the breath is steady. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s imagine August as a month-long â&#x20AC;&#x153;savasana!â&#x20AC;? Relaxation of the body, ease in the mind, softness in the heart. When we relax and clear the mind, often answers come, often new ideas arise. Creating space to solve problems or think of something in a different way or come up with the plan to create something â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all can happen by allowing the mind, body and heart to stop and rest. After this period, something new begins. Every time we come out of â&#x20AC;&#x153;savasanaâ&#x20AC;? in yoga class, it is a new beginning. We can look at August as the springboard for the new beginning in the fall and the hustle and bustle of school, new work projects, holiday planning, etc. etc. etc. Busy-ness.

I love the summer because the warmth of the sun in summer position helps me to slow down and take in nature around me. I focus in on the worlds of insects, plants and birds, looking at details, noting behaviors or formations and patterns. Just for the experience of it all. Doing that allows my mind to quiet and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when I can take a look at my life, my family, friends, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;seeâ&#x20AC;? things. Maybe come to realizations, understand something, be more compassionate, whatever arises. Sometimes big changes need to happen and if we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give ourselves time to rest, stop and allow whatever it is to arise, the changes will never happen. Then, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll wake up one day and say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What happened? All that time passed? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still doing that or I still have that habit?â&#x20AC;? Taking the time coupled with knowing that the heart can initiate the change we want to happen, and the mind â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with the power it has (reference my last column) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; can be asked to make it happen. Taking this long â&#x20AC;&#x153;savasanaâ&#x20AC;? makes space to realize a clear intent for moving forward in life â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for the new beginning, the inspiration to discover who we are rather than what we do or what we have. Trusting in the universe that there is meaning to connecting to our inner selves and then to every sentient being. Seeing the similarities, not the differences at first. Connecting and accepting. 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.

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Pheffer Amato Kicks Off Back-To-School Supply Drive This past Monday, August 7, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato started a two-month back-to-school supply drive at her district office located at 95-16 Rockaway Beach Boulevard. The drive will collect basic supplies, such as backpacks, notebooks, pens and rulers for students every weekday between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., until Friday, September 29. "All children need basic supplies to succeed," Pheffer Amato said. "But having been a paraprofessional for years, everyone knows not every child gets equal access. I'm doing this drive because I know that the Rockaway community will step up to make sure all local students have the basic tools for educational suc-

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LEGAL NOTICES Notice of formation of 6528 ELLWELL CRESCENT LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 05/25/2017. Office located in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to 6224 Ellwell Crescent, Rego Park, NY 11347. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of RSVP Auto Leasing LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 6/19/17. Office located in Queens County. SSNY is designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to: 1-50 50th Ave, Suite 1602 LIC, NY 11101. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Silverline Production LLC Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 03/24/2017. Office in Queens Co. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 3033 32nd Street, # 4H, Astoria, NY 11102. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of NADOLAND L.L.C. Arts of Org. filed with Secy. of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/13/2017. Office location: Queens County. The LLC designated the following as its registered agent upon whom process against it may be served in the State of New York: LEGALINC CORPORATE SERVICES LLC at 1967 Wehrle DR. STE 1 #086, Buffalo, NY 14221. Purpose: any lawful purpose. 110 16 LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/11/17. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process 110-12 Liberty Ave., Richmond Hill, NY 11419. General Purpose. Notice of Formation of FLOUR BAKING LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/27/2017. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to Flour Baking LLC, Attention Ira Lampert, 18-25 127th Street, College Point, New York 11754. Purpose: any lawful purpose. K & H 166th STREET LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 07/06/17. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 144-29 166th Street, Jamaica, NY 11434. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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Here comes the Rockaway Groan, (succinctly coined by Rockaway Times Publisher, Kevin Boyle)! With an eclectic lineup of live music, theater, arts — all against a backdrop of our beautiful boardwalk, ocean and bay front, why leave Rockaway in the summertime! With our August days winding down, this is the place to be!

LIVE MUSIC: Friday, August 11 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Big band, Big Squid brings the boardwalk down again with their ‘squidalicious’ acoustic blues, rock and jazz music. Not an evening to resist, much less miss their enthralling performance! Caracas, Beach 106th Concession Friday, August 11 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Set sail with seafaring acoustic gypsy soul band, Stell & Snuggs. From instrumental Brazilian street music (choro), Colombian cumbia, cajun, retro-pop, and their own original music, Stell & Snuggs beckons you to a musical sailing adventure, where you definitely won’t want to jump ship. Low Tide Bar, Beach 97th Concession Friday, August 11 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Umas gets jazzy with breathy tunes from Tim Otto & The Free Ride Trio. This rather genius ensemble with Tim Otto on tenor sax, the incomparable Simon Chardiet on bass and Mike Severino on drums will have you bobbin’ your head and tappin' your feet as they dish out their soulful acoustics. 92-07 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Friday, August 11 5 p.m. Head down to Bungalow Bar, where Rockaway’s own Winston McBoogie rocks your afternoon with the best of the Beatles, The Who, U2, Elvis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Motown classics and much more!

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377 Beach 92nd St. Saturday, August 12 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Come ready to sing, dance and play to the frenzied latin tropical music of Parranda Vallenata. Find out why they are dubbed as “La mejor experiencia” of Puerto Rican music that will have you on your feet dancing and sweating! Low Tide Bar, Beach 97th Concession

Sunday, August 13 2 p.m. Make a beeline to Bungalow Bar, and while enjoying the scenic bay, great food and fabulous cocktails, be prepared to get goose bumps as musician and epic songster, Sal The Singer serenades you with his arousing voice. As all your senses literally sizzle, stay and release it all with live DJ music. 377 Beach 92nd St.

Saturday, August 12 7:30 p.m. Mardi Gras will be here before you know it. Start the party early with the Mardi Gras Band and the Breezy Point Surf Club’s Captain’s Gig. Make sure to stop at the Surf Club booth for a parking voucher. The $10 voucher gets you a drink inside. 1 Beach 227th Street, Breezy Point

Sunday, August 13 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Can’t get enough of the Surf Club’s Captain’s Gig? Head back to catch the Cabaret Trio. 1 Beach 227th Street, Breezy Point.

Saturday, August 12 9 p.m. Rogers may be Rockaway’s oldest pub serving pints since 1919, but tonight take a dip into the fountain of youth as Keegan and Soogs brings the house down, playing their eclectic blend of American classics. This will be a night that will have you on your feet! 203 Beach 116th St. Saturday, August 12 9 p.m. You won’t want to miss this 18-piece ska band take over the deck of Thai Rock. The NYC Ska Orchestra will be playing jazz and blues, and of course ska, rock steady and reggae. Note there’s a $10 cover to pay the band members. 375 Beach 92nd Street Sunday, August 13 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Get ready for an amazing jam session with Rockaway’s legendary bass player Simon Chardiet, and musician and songster, Victor "Vic" Ruggiero, known for this raw Bronxtinged vocals. Who knows what they will serve up between their diverse collaboration featuring blues, rockabilly, punk, bebop, reggae, blues, ska and rocksteady. This is one you definitely don’t want to miss! Riis Park Beach Bazaar

Sunday, August 13 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The BEasy Band will easily have you grooving to their soul-reaching jazz music. Their lineup of “Psychedelic Meditations” will transport you to another time and space, where all that mattered was you, the musicians aand pure poetic music. Also don’t be surprised if you get another taste of groovaliciousness with big band, Big Squid. Low Tide Bar, Beach 97th Concession Sunday, August 13 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Grab some grub and catch the outstanding views while Girls On Tap rocks out at the Bayhouse. 500 Bayside Dr, Breezy Point Saturday, August 19 4p.m. to 8 p.m. Head to Fort Tilden for memorable music revue featuring internationally renowned artists including the immensely popular Irish singer-songwriter Niall Connolly and other esteemed musicians at the Rockaway Artists Alliance’s sTudio 7 Gallery. Fort Tilden, Breezy Point Tuesdays 8 p.m. to Midnight ConnollysStock ever-popular Open Mic Night! Rockaway’s long-standing seasonal Irish dive pub, Connollys, is fertile ground for an eclectic assortment of seasoned and green local musicians, and vocalists looking to test out new material to a cheering crowd.

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Just one warning. If you plan on stepping up to the mic, get there early so you can sign up for the lineup because it gets packed! But fear not, sip on Connollys’ world-famous piña coladas as you vibe to great live music! 155 Beach 95th St. Thursdays 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Rockaway Brewing Company’s Open Mic Night features an eclectic array of musicians and vocalists who take the stage to share their live music. Of course, guitarist extraordinaire, Jammin' Jon, and Irish crooner, John Baxter are local favorites, but don’t be afraid to take the mike and share your musical talents! 415 Beach 72nd St. OTHER ART NEWS 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. Vaudeville By the Sea (VBS) kicks off in August! Inspired by the amazing talent exhibited at Rockaway Brewery Company’s open mic night, Echantress Shane Kulman invites folks to join in! VBS is auditioning for actors and the house band. To schedule your audition, email: love@enchantedembodiment.com. The show will be at the end of August! 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 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24. See why NYC theater critics are declaring this theatrical production a must-see for all. Visit:www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org Got info on live music and art exhibitions coming up in Rockaway and Broad Channel? Send it tokami@rockawaytimes.com with the subject line: “Rockaway Music and Art!!!” Please include band/musician name, performance or exhibition title, location, date and time. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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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.

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Local Youth Get Waves of Joy Through Surfing By Kami-Leigh Agard

Every morning for the last two months, a group of local children eagerly rise and shine, gulp down their breakfast, and in feverish excitement, make a beeline for Beach 123rd Street. The lure? Free surfing instruction from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with their beloved instructor, “Mr. Louis.” Louis Harris, founder of the Black Surfing Association-East Coast, meets with this eager flock of children hailing from all over the peninsula, all thrilled at the opportunity to get back on a board and learn to surf. According to 10-year-old Adanya Gabourel’s dad, surfing has become an addiction for his daughter. “I cancelled three family trips that I already paid for this summer because Adanya did not want to miss surfing with Mr. Louis. For these kids, surfing has become a healthy addiction.

Without my prompting, she wakes up at 6 a.m., excited to go surf. We live in Bayswater, and make the trek up to Beach 123rd every morning with her board in tow. Adanya wants to be on a surfboard in the water

all the time. It’s all she talks about. “It’s amazing what Mr. Louis does. No money involved, he’s here every morning just to teach and share his love for surfing with children. He

could be doing a million other things at this time, and he definitely could be charging a lot of ‘dough’ for this like the other local surf instructors. But no, he is out there in the water with them, freely giving his time every day, providing that the weather conditions are safe and suitable for the children,” said Gabourel’s dad. As for Adanya, already athletic in build with a radiant smile, surfing is her passion. “After the first time I went out surfing, I was hooked. Though I have been surfing only two months, my parents saw my passion, and bought me a board and wetsuit. This is what I really want to do. When I am in the ocean, I feel like I am in paradise. When I catch a wave, I feel like I won and accomplished something. My first time out in the water, I was scared, but Mr. Louis boosted my confidence, and he made me want to keep going out and

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Would like to thank the following for this year’s 15th Annual Family Fun Run In memory of Eileen M. Lavin ‘ALWAYS RUN WITH YOUR HEART’

Sponsors Footlocker • The Wave • The Grayriders • Jameson’s Benefactors Belle Harbor Steakhouse * Bungalow Bar *Claudette's* Connolly’s * Community House * Flynn & Flynn * Pico * Epstein’s Beach * Plum Tomatoes * Thai Rock * Uma’s * The Wharf * Plymouth Burgers-Richie Singh* WPE Catering-Billy and Mike Egan

Special Thanks Special Thanks to NYPD Officers Maurice Moore and Daniel Smyth; DSNY-Kevin Bagley, JoJo O’Grady; NYC Parks-Portia Dyrenforth; NYC Councilman Eric Ulrich and NYS Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato. BCAC-Jon Walters Fr. Sweeney, Fr. Cunningham and the St. Francis de Sales Rectory Staff; Gearth, Wind & Fireman for the great music Rockapulco Running and Boardwalk Timing: John Edwards, Tommy Murphy, Ralph Yozzo, Felix Gilroy and Allison Bagley Jackie Cashen-Big Dog Imprints; Creative Advertising; Kids Time Our fellow Graybeards-especially Jean Condon, all our volunteers, and all our participants for another great event

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117 Shack of Fools Win Lifeguard World Series buckled down and got the outs the team needed. “These kids don’t know how to close a game. Their entire generation is weak-minded,” he ranted as he walked off the mound frustrated despite winning it all. I met up with Bobby Butler, who went 8 for 8 with six runs in the postseason. After getting him to put down his trombone, he expressed his joy for the shack. Emma Meade played a solid season in the outfield and at the plate with her patented linedrives up the middle. Despite the absence of the rising surf diva Thomas Tyne, the team played a solid infield. The season also had the debut of rookie second baseman, “Buckley Horn,” who happens to be the younger brother of the team’s captain. He made an incredible backhanded flip

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117 Shack edged out 135 in a thrilling lifeguard softball championship by a score of 8-7. The two lifeguard shacks met in the championship for the third consecutive year, in a game that was initially called off due to weather. The reigning champs from 135 put up six runs in the final inning but fell short as all-star shortstop Jack Hurley caught an infield fly to seal the deal. Both teams couldn’t help but think back to the top of the first, when Billy Dunn of 135 failed to tag up on a long fly ball to 117 captain, Jimmy Buckley. In a post-game interview, Dunn explained that he thought there were two outs. He was wrong, and one couldn’t help but ponder the possibility that he was still concussed from the infamous “slap heard round the rock” two weeks prior. In a season plagued with attendance issues, 117 made an improbable run. The team was in jeopardy of missing

the postseason. 117 slugger Ryan “Doughboy” Dougherty missed several key games while partying with his Marine Park bros at his Jersey Shore rental. Captain Buckley knew something had to be done to salvage the season for the chief. It all turned around when Buckley, and senior lifeguard Bobby Butler visited Lisa at JKS Printing. The team ordered stylish powdered blue jerseys and never looked back. While the team went undefeated after purchasing the magical jerseys, it was no easy road. Seventh inning woes and Houdini-like escapes became the norm for Rockaway’s flagship shack. The team pulled a game-ending triple play against 106 Shack in the semi-finals with the winning run on first. Poor base running, and a lack of baseball I.Q., cost 106 the game. Similarly, the team allowed six runs in the seventh after bringing an 8-1 lead to the final inning of the championship. Veteran pitcher Lt. Kev

to end the top of the fourth. First baseman Dylan Carey also played a solid game defensively, and drove in several runs at the plate. The team had help from DH Barberides, who earned his first RBI in the fifth inning. Romeo caught a great game but struggled getting out of the box, going zero for four. The team almost lost it all when Broad Channel outfielder CJ, dropped what would have been the game-winning out on a routine fly. Luckily for him, the team won, saving him from an eight-hour tour. The team plans to enjoy its second trophy in three years with a free shack dinner at Buckley’s. “Getting my folks to treat us to a solid shack dinner is the least I can do for the infamous Shack of Fools,” a beaming Buckley declared.

Zumba Under The Stars Heats Up With Carnival By Kami-Leigh Agard

This Thursday, August 10 at 7 p.m., Zumba Under The Stars at the hockey rink on Beach 108th, hosted by zumba queen, Lisa G. gets even hotter, as folks rev up for Rockaway’s first annual Caribbean Carnival. This Carnival-themed zumba party will feature wild, frenetic live soca music with USA Soca Monarch finalist, Simeon Dillon. As Dillon pelts out hot soca tunes on the hockey rink, join in by wearing colorful carnival head pieces provided for free and zumba-cize alongside a man on mile-high stilts, (referred to as a moko jumbie). Bring a towel and get ready to wave and jump up to the infectious soca music. The Rockaway Caribbean Carnival will take place on Saturday, August 19, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The parade will start on Mott Avenue and Beach 20th Street and continue to Seagirt Boulevard,

ending at Beach 17th amphitheater in the park. There will be local youth performances, entertainment and cultural activities. Food will be available from Dred Surfer Grill and Edgemere Food Fair & Market, which assisted in the planning of the event. Costumes are available for purchase or rent through ENJ productions. For information about costumes and participating in the parade, call 347-623-1264. For vending information, call 646463-3271. And for all other general information call 718327-7017.

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Jamaica Bay Softball League PLAYOFFS UNDERWAY! go three games as well as they should be some great games. Both series kick off at 9:30 a.m. Good luck to the teams in the playoffs this year and thanks to everyone for a great regular reason.

By The Commissioner

We would like to start off by thanking everyone that came out to our All Star Game. It was a big event that grew a crowd of about a hundred people. A special thanks goes out to the Broad Channel Athletic Club (BCAC) for hosting us this year. As for the game, in a tournament-style matchup, the East Division beat the West. Congratulations to Jack Conneely of the Knights of Columbus for taking home the Mike Nolan Award (All Star Game MVP). A special shout out goes to Pete Torres for donating his time and going in the dunk tank. Sunday wrapped up our regular reason. In a rematch of last year’s championship, the Mudsharks only gave up two hits to Morning Wood (MW) as they won 2-0 in Game 1. Play of the day goes to Marty Feeney as he turned a triple play against the Sharks. MW bounced back in Game 2 and won, 5-4. In the battle of last place, the Orioles won their second game of the year beating the No-Shows 8-4. No-Shows fought back in Game 2 and won 9-7 giving the O’s the title for worst team in the league. The Army clinched a playoff spot by winning by forfeit as nobody from the Misfits even showed up to the field. Poor sportsmanship from the Misfits as they were in 1st place a month ago then dropped eight straight games, and then didn’t show the final week of the year. Our 11:30 a.m. games had the Moneyballs not sliding

on close plays but still scoring enough to beat up on the Knights of Columbus as they swept them, 6-5 and 9-2. With the two losses, the Knights dropped from 2nd place in the East down to 3rd. The Chuggernauts finished their season strong winning their final four games as they took two from the Member Berries winning, 8-5 and 4-3. It is rumored that the Chuggers are offering some contracts to members of other players in the league for next season, so look for them to bounce. In a big heated matchup that started on Bookface earlier in the week, the Kings swept Old Head. After playing Old Head the Kings had to play The Army in a Week 1 makeup. The Army scored six runs in both games but that wasn't enough as the Kings put up 12 and 18 to win a total of four games on the day and move into 2nd place in the West division. Sunday starts our playoffs. All series are Best of Three. The Moneyballs and Morning Wood have the week off for clinching 1st place in their divisions. In the West Divi-

sion, the Kings and Mudsharks square off in a rematch of Week 4 where the Kings swept the Sharks. Both of these teams are playing great ball and it might take all three games to see who will move on to face the Moneyballs. Over in the East Division, The Army will face the Knights of Columbus with the winner taking on Morning Wood. These two teams just played each other a week ago with the Knights winning by a walk off home run and then The Army won by the mercy rule. This matchup might

FINAL STANDINGS East 1. Morning Wood 14-4 2. The Army 10-7-1 3. KOC 10-8 4. Old Head 7-11 5. Misfits 6-12 6. Orioles 2-16 West 1. Moneyballs 17-1 2. Kings 13-5 3. Mudsharks 13-5 4. Chuggernauts 6-12 5. Member Berries 5-12-1 6. No-Shows 4-14 For up to date News, Schedules and Standings please visit www.leaguelineup.com/JBSL. Also check us out on Instagram @jamaicabaysoftballleague and on Soundcloud by searching “J.B.S.L. Radio.”

Down to the Last Basket

Championship week is now upon the 33rd St. Francis Summer Classic. Champions have already been crowned in the Graybeard divisions, and next up will be the Girls Grammar Senior and Women's Open. Nicole Frontera Beauty took first place in the Girls with Walsh Management grabbing the other first round bye. Semifinals are tonight with the championship scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. Community House and The Wharf lead the pack in Women's Open and have their semifinal games on Monday against the winners of first round games. The championship is set for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Greene Machine is the favorite in Girls High School. Semifinals are on Wednesday with the championship the following night at 7:15 p.m. In Men's Open play, the top four seeds advanced out of the quarterfinals, but not without a scare for top seeded Buckley's,

which survived in double overtime over Quigley Insurance in the game of the year. They now have another killer matchup with Caiazzo Plumbing tonight at 8:30 p.m., following Rock Park against Gee's Apostles at 7:15 p.m. The championship will be next Thursday at 8:30 p.m. The Boys High School championship will precede it at 7 p.m. Flynn & Flynn and Advanced Security Analysts are tied at 6-1 going into the last games of the regular season, and playoffs begin on Monday. Boys Grammar Middle playoffs also begin on Monday and finish with the championship next Friday at 7 p.m. The Summer Classic will conclude with the Boys Grammar Senior championship at 8:15 p.m. next Friday. Belle Harbor Chemists leads the way into the playoffs, which begin on Tuesday. Book your schedule for five nights next week at the St. Francis Summer Classic!

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keeps them out of trouble,” Harris said. Fourteen-year old Julia Neckahuptysiowska from Rockaway Beach says that now she has been on a board, she understands why people flock to Rockaway just to surf. “I would see people surfing near my house, and question why they would go out everyday, even in the wintertime! But now that I am doing it, I now understand why. Surfing is magical,” she said.

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LOCAL YOUTH GET WAVES learning,” Adanya said. Harris refers to 12-yearold Felice Hernandez hailing from Arverne as his OG (original gangster. Translation — his first student). “Felice is like my OG. She was my first student, and with her mom, Monique Hernandez’s help, we started attracting other local kids. I love teaching these kids how to surf because it’s a way for me to give back by sharing my love of surfing. A lot of these kids like Adanya and Felice, all have their own surfboards now, and that makes me happy. I love that they have fallen in love with surfing. It’s like I have a band of daughters and sons now. I’m not wealthy, but in my mind, I feel rich knowing that I am giving back and sharing my passion. These are all great kids, and even if they were ‘bad’ kids, I know that teaching them surfing for a few hours every morning

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Jamie McLoughlin, mom of 11-year-old Madison says, “It’s so awesome and amazing what Mr. Louis is doing with these kids. He even teaches some kids skateboarding. They should have more free programs like this in the community. In Rockaway, there really isn’t anything for kids to do. This keeps the children busy and they love it. We drive up here from Dayton in Rockaway Beach. In Rockaway, we live near the water,

and should take advantage of more water sports like this. I never had experiences like this when I was a kid, and I have lived in Rockaway all my life,” McLoughlin said. Harris says that he also teaches the children about water safety. “The first thing I teach the children is how to identify a rip tide,” Harris said. As he was talking, he asked Adanya to identify a rip tide, which she confidently did. “When you see the water converging, forming a funnel, that’s how you know it’s a rip tide. A lot of people who both live and visit Rockaway don’t know that. They get in the water without knowing about the dangers. Water safety and respect for the ocean are paramount. I tell the children, ‘Never turn your back on the ocean.’” For more information on how you can get involved in Harris' Black Surfing Association-East Coast youth surfing program, email Louisharris74573@gmail.com


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