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Partial Eclipse of the Rock Rockaway got eclipsed on Monday. Many came out to watch this historic event unfold as 71 percent of the sun was eclipsed at the peak from the Rockaway viewpoint. Bungalow Bar, which hosted a party, was jam-packed and ran out of 500 pairs of special solar eclipse glasses shortly after the eclipse started. Others took to rooftops, decks and the beach

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with solar eclipse glasses, viewers and even homemade methods like shoeboxes and cereal boxes. For those who missed it, Gianna Capozzi got a close-up shot as seen here. The next one, when New York will get the full total solar eclipse, will be April 8, 2024. Photos by Gianna Capozzi, Teri Manger, Katie McFadden and Kevin Boyle.


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Peninsula Library to Celebrate Summer with 31-Hour Festival By Katie McFadden

This weekend, the library will be open all night—and even on Sunday! Queens Library Peninsula Branch is celebrating straight through the weekend with a 31-Hour Summer Festival full of activities taking place from the beach to the boardwalk to the library itself. Peninsula Library, at 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, will open its doors at 10 a.m. as usual on Saturday, August 26. However, it won’t be closing at 5 p.m. like every other Saturday. They’re going straight through to 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 27. That’s right, 31 hours to use the library for normal operations, like computer access and book borrowing, but that’s not all. Much more will be taking place in and around

the library, from games to movies, arts and crafts to yoga, concerts, mobile library access by the boardwalk and plenty of other activities for the whole family. The Corona library branch was the first to have a 31-Hour festival back in June, and it went so well that Queens Library decided to do it again and bring it to Rockaway. “Part of our goal is to make sure we find different ways to engage the community and have our libraries go beyond our walls. We felt it was extremely important to provide hours that are normally not available for people to enjoy it. We first did it at Corona and it was a huge success, so we said, let’s move it to Peninsula,” Queens Library President Dennis Walcott said. In aiming to expand beyond their walls, in addition to ex-

tended hours, the library is going mobile. On both Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be a mobile library van on the plaza at Beach 94th Street and a pop-up library from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. right on the boardwalk. The van and pop-up library will allow people to check out books, get a library card, connect to the WiFi and will give the library more exposure beyond their walls and the ability to inform the public about the great activities taking place at Peninsula branch during the festival and regularly. “The van is a good way for us to promote these events on the boardwalk and to let people know to come to the library,” Peninsula branch manager Matthew Allison said. Some of the events taking place at the library itself in-

clude breakfast, knitting, a community resource fair, story time with the NYPD, painting, mason jar and kinetic sand projects, face painting, a teen Uno tournament, book jeopardy, origami, balloon twisting, workshops, trivia, tie-dye, skateboard building workshops, and more. On the beach, around Beach 94th Street, you’ll find story time, sunrise yoga, guided meditation and more. For the full schedule of when each event is taking place, head to http://qleveryone.org/2002 or call the library at 718-6341110. Participants can pick and choose what events they attend. While the library would normally close at 5 p.m. on Saturdays, that’s when the party will begin. There will Continued on page 32

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Carnival Comes to Far Rock By Kami-Leigh Agard

Forget Trinidad and Tobago or Brooklyn, NY — on Saturday, August 19, Rockaway outshined these popular destinations for Caribbean Carnival with a bacchanalia of more than 3,000 paraders and spectators coming from all over to see Carnival at its finest for the first time on Rockaway’s east end of the peninsula. The event was made possible by Senator James Sanders, Jr. and his hard-working team, in collaboration with the West Indian American Day Carnival Association, Rockaway Development & Revitalization decked out in costumes deCorporation and NYC Parks signed by Trinidad’s ultimate Department. With paraders mas man, Paul Singh; Rockaway’s Mermaid Brigade coming out to represent in their full regalia, entertainers, locals and visitors from far and near, and of course, Calypso King of The World, The Mighty Sparrow, serenading the crowd, Far Rockaway was

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Far Rock Rezoning Plan Almost Final Back to the future? With approval from the NYC Council’s Zoning and Franchises Committee and a unanimous vote in favor by the Land Use Committee both made this past week, it looks like the rezoning of Downtown Far Rockaway is almost a reality, returning the downtrodden area back to its glory days as ‘The Ville’ with grandiose plans in place by Council Donovan Richards. With a 5-0 vote, the City Council’s subcommittee of Zoning and Franchises approved the Downtown Far Rockaway Redevelopment Project. The next step will be the full City Council vote scheduled for September. Approval is expected as it is with the next and final step: the Mayor’s desk. The zoning change is expected to spur a $288 million development, which will include construction of more than 3,000 residences, 250,000

square feet of commercial space, 86,000 square feet of community facility use and 30,000 square feet of open public space. Naturally, Richards is ecstatic. “This is a great day for Far Rock. It’s a sign of a new day, and I am excited about the prosperity everyone on the peninsula will be able to share with the beginning of a new Rockaway. Today, we begin the journey of building on the progress we have made over the past four years, by infusing hundreds of millions of dollars into infrastructure, quality jobs, parks, streetscape, transit improvements and both community facility and open space.” Richards, the chair of the subcommittee, said, “These

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ers living or just shopping in the area will have high quality places to shop, sidewalk cafes to visit and even parking options. I only made the tradeoff for the height of the buildings after considering the all-around community experience they will provide for everyone. This is a great way to foster interconnections with new businesses coming, present businesses already operating and folks coming to add commerce and vitality to the area,” Richards said. “Through this plan, Downtown Far Rockaway is finally getting the investment it deserves, with new jobs and mixed-income housing, open space and community facilities,” EDC chief James Patchett said. “We are proud to have collaborated with Council Member Richards and community leaders to develop a vision for a more vibrant and equitable Downtown Far Rockaway, and to now make that vision a reality.”

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***** The City abruptly put the brakes on a bike share program and our local pols got some media mileage out of their protestations. But before we join in the outrage, we’d first chime in by saying Citi Bike (the City and Citibank sponsored bike sharing program) might deserve a few shots for being a monopoly and not serving some parts of the city, but we think asking a competitor to get permits isn’t so dastardly. And Spin, the new bike sharing program, would’ve benefitted mostly visitors (since so many people in Rockaway already have bikes). And some local businesses rent bikes now. A bike sharing company wouldn’t be so great for them. ***** The Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy and

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017 Bloomberg Philanthropies is offering a free screening of a documentary, From The Ashes, on Saturday, August 26 at sTudio 7, Fort Tilden, starting at 5:30 p.m. From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be in the current political climate. Reserve seats through EventBrtite. com ***** So we saw a big ferry docking at Beach 108th Street last week and inquiring minds wanted to know, what gives? A spokesperson for Hornblower tells us the boat, with a passenger capacity of 800, is NOT going to be used for Rockaway trips. In fact, the boat won’t be used for NYC Ferry at all. The official said: “It’s not a vessel that was designed to service NYC Ferry, and at the moment we don’t believe it can be effectively used on NYC Ferry routes. But as you know, we are continuing to use a number of other large capacity vessels to service NYC Ferry routes during times of high demand.”

***** See what does 30 percent sunlight do? It never got dark during Monday’s eclipse. We thought it might get 70 percent darker than usual! Oh, and we built a Do-It-Yourself eclipse viewer and, well, next time we’ll save the shoe box for another use! We would have gotten a D+ on a science project (A for effort). The next eclipse will occur in 2024. Save those eclipse glasses. We hear one dollar cheapos went for as much as $22 on eBay. ***** The NYC Economic Development Corporation took exception to our story about the saga of the Rockaway Courthouse and submitted a letter stating so. But here’s the basic story: in 2013, a developer was awarded the courthouse for $50,000 with a promise that a $10 million stateof-the-art medical center would be built. As of August 2017 there is no medical center, there is no main tenant. There are missed deadlines and no signs of progress. The building looks more like a tear down than ever.

Page 7 ***** We hope the plans to rezone and revitalize Far Rockaway amount to more than a news release. The dollar figure attached – $288 million – is a huge number and the potential for a renaissance is real but we remain in the seeing-is-believing category. We won’t get overly excited until there’s actual ground breaking. The Courthouse. Arverne East. We get tired of applauding “plans.” What’s Arverne East? Oh, that’s from 2006, when developers were awarded the rights to Arverne East (81 acres of oceanfront property). Eleven years later the area remains fallow (although there are occasional press releases about new plans). ***** Last minute reminders: Friday is the 3 on 3 By The Sea Basketball tournament at the St. Francis schoolyard on Beach 129th, starting at 10 a.m. And Friday evening at the RAA Studio in Fort Tilden, Jill Eisenstadt will read from her new Rockaway-based book, Swell. This starts at 7 p.m.

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Immediately following Hurricane Sandy, communications became limited when power and cell towers went out. In the event of another freak weather event, the company goTenna is hoping to reduce a lack of communication for small businesses and with the help of a city grant, they’re able to provide connectivity devices for free. Realizing the communication challenges after Sandy, Brooklyn siblings Daniela and Jorge Perdomo were inspired to create a solution. “We started goTenna in 2012, in part, due to our experience during Sandy when 25 percent of people lost service for days and weeks even after the storm, with one of the hardest hit areas being the Rockaways. It seemed silly that we have a communication network that fails when we need it most. This led us to investigate how we could help people create essential connectivity using the phones they already have on them, no

matter what’s happening,” Daniela Perdomo said. The Perdomo’s started to develop a device that pairs with cell phones and consists of an antenna, a rechargeable Lithium-polymer battery, micro-USB connector, and a flash memory that can store hundreds of messages. The goTenna devices are able to generate their own signals, allowing people to trade encrypted text messages with other goTenna users. They work regardless of whether a cell signal or WiFi is available. By March 2013, they had come up with a prototype and launched their first product available to consumers in summer 2014. In 2015, goTenna became one of 11 companies to win a RISE: NYC grant through the New York City Economic Development Company to help businesses become more prepared and resilient in the event of future extreme weather occurrences. With the grant going into effect this year, goTenna is able to distribute 20,0000 goTenna Mesh

devices to NYC small businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy at absolutely no cost to the business. GoTenna Mesh is a device that enables text and GPS on your smartphone, while off the grid. GoTenna recently had crewmembers on the ground, canvassing the area to provide information about this product and opportunity. GoTenna Mesh is available to small businesses for free through RISE: NYC according to certain criteria. To receive the device, you must be a NYC small business as defined by the Small Business Administration and you were directly or indirectly affected by Sandy or were located in the FEMA-designated 100-year floodplain at the time of Sandy. Small businesses can enroll at www. gotenna.com/pages/risenyc or email risenyc@gotenna.com for more information. “This is a very bottom-up, people-powered, cost-effective way to provide connectivity to small businesses so they can stay

connected with employees and community members. I’ll never forget during community meetings in Queens and Brooklyn, I kept hearing how if there had been an effective way of communicating, the elderly or sick would not have been forgotten in high-rise towers. This is not just about providing businesses connectivity, but providing essential communication among communities so you can allocate proper resources and emergency services more effectively,” Perdomo said. “We were inspired by Sandy to develop this product and hopefully we can help more than 20,000 people in the city have communication resiliency in the event of another Sandy.” GoTenna is also available to purchase for everyday consumers. Check out gotenna.com for more information.

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Rockaway Unifies in Light of Violence in Charlottesville By Kami-Leigh Agard At a moving candlelight vigil, organized by the Rockaway Women for Progress (RWP), locals from all over the peninsula and Broad Channel packed into the Beach 94th Street plaza to show their solidarity for peace on Tuesday, August 22. The crowd — religious and political leaders, young people, seniors, families with kids, couples, people with their pups in tow, some holding signs and others even on their bikes, peacefully lined the boardwalk and filled the plaza — all united to mourn the victim who died when a man linked to a white-supremacist group rammed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a "Unite the Right" rally last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. Jean Belford, one of the organizers of RWP, opened the

rally by saying, “We come together in the spirit of solidarity and peace. In Rockaway, we are bound together by the sea, happy summers and shared tragedies such as 9/11, the plane crash and Hurricane Sandy. “We’re here tonight to be what we have been in the past, good neighbors. If Neo Nazis or KKK clansmen came to spew their hate on Rockaway or as my stepfather would say, ‘God’s little acre,’ we would be waiting with a shared message: Not here in our beloved Rockaway. We live in worrisome times, and there is no time for complacency. We are complicit, if we don’t react,” Belford said. After the National Anthem was beautifully sung by Sheila Cassidy, Fern Zagor spoke about her parents who were both Holocaust survivors, and the fighting spirit they embedded her in as a young to child

to always stand up for injustice. “My mother, after being beaten, left for dead in a concentration camp, swore that she would not let another holocaust happen again. After settling in the U.S., she joined the Women’s Strike for Peace and with other freedom fighting women like Coretta Scott King, attended the Peace Conference in Geneva, Switzerland in 1962. “The lessons I learned from my parents is that although there is evil, good will prevail, but you must fight for it,” Zagor said. Other speakers at the vigil included Wendell Wooten, who spoke about the need for society to accept each other’s cultural, ethnic, political and religious differences; Marva Kerwin gave the prayer and Josette Grippo led the call for action.

After the prayer, as dusk began to fall, Kerwin called on everyone to light their candles or light up their cell phones. “Shine your light, take pride in your community and understand that we are all connected,” Kerwin said. RWP is a growing group of over 400 politically like-minded women on the Rockaway peninsula. They formed after the 2016 election to develop and implement strategies that uphold democracy and protect human rights. They share information and engage in political action on issues pertaining to education, the environment, healthcare, immigration and other issues. For more information about RWP, email: rockawaywomenforprogress@ gmail.com

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Free Sunscreen Beacon Beams at Beach 95th By Katie McFadden

Summer may be winding down, but the sun sure isn’t. Sunscreen is still essential for protecting yourself from those harmful rays and potential skin cancer. Brightguard and Impact Melanoma are still making an impact on reminding people to apply the SPF. Starting Memorial Day weekend, Rockaway was introduced to some of Brightguard’s free SPF 30 sunscreen dispensers. The small, single dispensers have dotted high-traffic beach areas all summer long and visitors and residents alike have been taking advantage of the free sunscreen when they forget to bring their own or run out. Now, the California-based company has taken it a step further by installing a seven-foot sunscreen tower that is sure to catch the eyes of passersby. On Sunday, August 20, the tower featuring four dispensers and an umbrella to keep beachgoers covered as they apply, was installed near the Beach 97th Concession. The Sun Safety Station is

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a brand new tool for Brightguard, which introduced the towers just a few weeks ago. After trying them out at events like a music festival in Arizona and then Summer Streets in Manhattan, where Brightguard co-founder and CEO Ryan Warren says the tower served 5,000 people within a fivehour period, going through the whole gallon of sunscreen inside the device. “People were flocking to it,” he said. With the success

of the temporary installations, Brightguard brought one to stay in Rockaway, making it the first permanently installed Sun Safety Station in the country. On Monday, Warren and co-founder and COO Alex Beck were on hand to talk more about the new device. “This is similar to the smaller dispensers we’ve had here, but we designed this bigger tower to be a beacon so that people could more easily recognize that there’s free sunscreen here, from a further distance away. You can easily walk by the smaller dispensers and not know what it is. This is unavoidable,” Beck said. Warren and Beck were inspired to start Brightguard after a wakeup call about skin cancer. “A friend of ours almost died from melanoma. He was only 24. He survived, but it was an eye-opening moment and we started talking about why we didn’t really use sunscreen and how it wasn’t that available. If you have to choose between buying food, beer or sunscreen, you’re going to buy food or beer first. So we had this

idea to make sunscreen more available and free so that more people would use it. Skin cancer is preventable. If you wear sunscreen, it reduces your chances. That’s why we’re here,” Warren explained. Brightguard dispensers can now be found in all 50 states and even Canada. The new Sun Safety Station will be in place until the last day the beaches are open, September 10, but it, along with additional towers, will be back for the summer 2018 season. “Our overall mission is to reduce skin cancer by 20 percent by 2025. It’s a bold goal and difficult to track, but we and the work we’ve done with Impact Melanoma has already been credited with reducing melanoma figures in the northeast. We’re already making a difference and we’re hoping that with the addition of these towers, more people will have access to sunscreen and will recognize this as a thing,” Beck said. For more information about Brightguard, head to www.Brightguard.com.

We Got a Bigger Boat? No Rustwoods’ Grand Opening Titillates the Senses

By Kami-Leigh Agard

On Wednesday, August 16, a massive boat pulled in to the Beach 108th ferry dock, which raised some questions of whether or not Rockaway was finally getting a bigger boat. Ferry operator Hornblower initially said they just got the 800-passenger boat and were testing it on ocean waters, but later shot down hopes of it becoming permanent. An official from Hornblower later said the boat would not be

used on Rockaway trips or as part of the NYC Ferry service at all. “It’s not a vessel that was designed to service NYC Ferry, and at the moment we don’t believe it can be effectively used on NYC Ferry routes. But as you know, we are continuing to use a number of other large capacity vessels to service NYC Ferry routes during times of high demand,” the official said. Photo by Dan Mundy Sr.

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Rustwoods’ grand opening on Saturday, August 19 was anything but rusty, as according to co-proprietor, Mikal Jessie Hameed, it was packed beyond expectations. “We planned to do a ribbon-cutting at 6 p.m., but folks came pouring in from everywhere, so we just decided to welcome everyone in and mow ahead with the celebrations!” Hameed said. The crowd’s senses were electrically transformed with the overall laid-back, but eclectically vibrant vibe — with live music by Rockaway’s jazz maestro,

Mike Severino — renowned artist, Geoff Rawling flowing the spirit of the music through his live paintings — and unforgettable Peruvian cuisine from The Kitchen (formerly Chicks To Go), which customized a menu just for Rustwoods. Who could resist an appetite-provoking Rustwood Cheeseburger with turkey bacon, mozzarella cheese served with French fries, arugula and tomato salad, and an optional side of yuca and a piece of flan? There is more to come this Friday, August 25, at 6 p.m. as Hameed will be celebrating his birthday. “Everyone is welcome to come celebrate and bask again and again, in the Rustwoods experience,” Hameed said.” Rustwoods also welcomes local artisans to sell in their General Store, open every day 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. For more information, email: rustwoodsrockawaybeach@gmail. com or just stop by 97-02 Yard, Rockaway Beach Boulevard


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ways leaves folks waiting in feverish anticipation for the next year,” Mulligan said. This year’s festival will feature Naked Cowboy and Blue Point oysters, selected by Blue Island Oyster Company, which has been harvesting oysters from Long Island Sound for more than 15 years.

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“If you are an oyster connoisseur, you would know that these are robust wild oysters that mature slowly, taking three years to reach market size with richer, firmer meats,” Mulligan said. All of the oyster shells from the event will be collected and given to the Billion Oyster Project, an initiative of the New York Harbor Foundation, aiming to restore one billion oyster shells to New York Harbor, and engaging hundreds of thousands of school children through ocean and bay reef restoration based STEM education programs. “Our Oyster Festivals are zero waste events. This is why we partnered with the Billion Oyster Project to make sure the shells are put to good use for our marine environment,” Mullligan said.


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This Week in History

OYSTER FESTIVAL Continued from Page 12 John McCann, commodore of the BHYC, is ecstatic about the Oyster Festival being hosted at the Club. “The Oyster Festival is an excellent event for our community including our current members, visitors and those wishing to join the BYHC. We are going to give tours of the Club, and hopefully after having a great time, folks will be enticed to join our beautiful community, where we offer social activities, recreation, and services for adults and children alike in a historical location with a waterfront tradition,” McCann. “I love Rockaway,” Mulligan said. “It’s just like Long Beach, where I live. It’s like we’re in the same church, just a different pew. Strong community, great surf and beach. What better place to do the Oyster Fest than here? It’s a new year with a new fabulous venue, the Belle Harbor Yacht Club, but the same beach vibe

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AUGUST 24 Geoff Rawling was born. Brian James McManus was born. John Reinhardt was born. Kerri McGuinness Ward was born. 79 AD - Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum. 1989 - Pete Rose was banned from baseball for gambling.

where folks will be shucking and indulging in oysters, sipping on great beer and vibing to spectacular music,” Mulligan said. The Rockaway Oyster Festival will also feature raffle prizes, one of which is a trip from JetBlue. Note that you must be 23 or older to attend the event. A $50 VIP ticket includes unlimited beer and oysters for three hours. For more information about Craic Fest visit: www.thecraicfest.com. To book your tickets in advance, including VIPs, visit: www. eventbrite.com/e/3rd-rockaway-oyster-music-fest-916tickets-33398126696 or search “Rockaway Oyster Fest” on Eventbrite.com.

AUGUST 25 Mary Cassidy Kennedy was born. 1916 - The Department of the Interior created the National Park Service to manage and preserve national parks and monuments for future generations. 1944 - Paris was liberated from Nazi occupation by Allied forces. AUGUST 26 1920 -The 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote went into effect. 1939 - The first televised major league baseball game was televised: a double-header between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds. AUGUST 27 Walter Meyer was born. Bob Bruns was born.

AUGUST 28 Dennis Cummins was born. Michael Cozmo Nolan was born. Melisa Ritchie was born. 1963 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial to civil rights demonstrators. 1968 - Anti-Vietnam war protesters and police clashed in the streets of Chicago while the Democratic National Convention nominated Hubert H. Humphrey for president. AUGUST 29 Robert Coughlin was born. 1966 -The Beatles played their last major live concert at Candlestick Park, California. 2005 -Hurricane Katrina slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast, destroying beachfront towns in Mississippi and Louisiana, displacing a million people, and killing more than 1,000. AUGUST 30 Joseph Courtney was born. Ann Hamilton Reen was born. Bryan Doremus was born.

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The Redevelopment Act was passed in 1994 when it was determined that dispositions of large parcels of decommissioned federal land, including military bases, did not adequately address potential use of these properties for the homeless. This Act made it necessary for the Army Reserve section of Fort Tilden to be considered for new use for homeless services. The responsibility of determining such a use falls to the Fort Tilden Local Redevelopment Authority (FTLRA), which is spearheaded by the Queens Borough President’s office and community members. A draft for the redevelopment plan has been issued. In July 2016 a public notification was issued seeking “Notice of Interest” from any groups

or individuals, including homeless services. By the deadline, October 31, 2016 the FTLRA received just one response from the New York Police Department (NYPD) Counterterrorism Bureau. The proposal of the NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau “is to use the existing buildings and property of the facility as a classroom and situational training facility to carry out its evolving mission.” Further, the FTLRA, in consideration of the history of the site, the surrounding national park, the lack of readily available mass transportation, retail and other services, or educational facilities has determined that the 9.15-acre site is not suited for residential redevelopment or homeless assistance. A public hearing on the draft / plan will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held onsite at the former Fort Tilden Army Reserve Center (415 State Street and Breezy Point Boulevard) For more information, go to www. queensbp.org/land-use/

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EDC Responds To The Editor: The article entitled “Courthouse Curveball” in the August 10, 2017 issue of The Rockaway Times contained several misleading statements that warrant correction. The original intent behind redeveloping the former Rockaway Courthouse was to address several quality of life needs for residents of the Rockaways after Hurricane Sandy and the closure of Peninsula Hospital. New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) issued a Request for Expressions of Interest in 2012 to test the market for this historic site. In 2013, with support from local

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017 elected officials and the Rockaway Task Force, EDC selected The Harmony Group to provide much needed medical uses to the community and that land sale closed in 2015. The Borough Board, consisting of the local councilmember and community board chairman, unanimously supported this selection. As the emails you cited show, after Harmony Group lost its anchor tenant, the developer proposed a number of alternate development options to EDC, one of which included a daycare. As is our standard practice, EDC consulted with key stakeholders on the local Community Board. EDC ultimately expressed to the developer that their proposed alternatives were not desirable for the project and those plans did not advance. We hope this serves to clarify recent coverage on this project. We remain committed to activating the former Rockaway Courthouse with community-serving uses and look forward to continuing this conversation with you. James Patchett NYCEDC President and CEO

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(Editor’s note: The facts as presented by The Rockaway Times in its 8/10/17 story remain clear: The Harmony Group was awarded the courthouse for $50,000 with the promise that $10 million would be spent on its renovation. That has not happened. The Harmony Group has missed deadlines and has not delivered on its promise of a medical center). Lifeguard Rules Dear Editor: Multiple Rockaway beaches were closed "due to college kids" leaving. This happens every year! We need to find a solution. Some possible ideas: part-time lifeguards, kids sitting longer shifts (my daughter works for Parks but in a pool). She had to sit for five hours due to the same reason. I watched our guard, he did not sit more than two hours! This needs to be addressed! Also, we need to add hours. Pools are 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. Beaches should be the same. No one in Rockaway

The Rockaway Times swims at 10 but many of us swim after 6. Beth Hanning Storm Drain Needed Dear Editor: The southwest corner of Beach 115th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard has had no storm drain for the last thirty years and possibly even longer. The City of New York must surely know about this situation. If it does, then it just doesn't care and if it doesn't, then someone is just not doing his/her job. Either way, the situation is untenable and needs to be corrected. Every time it rains, the water accumulates on this corner and stays, usually for days at a time, until the sun eventually evaporates it. In the meantime, this huge puddle is not only an incubator for mosquitoes, but also creates a hazardous condition for people walking along the sidewalk by forcing them to walk out into traffic on RBB and possibly beContinued on page 17


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WE GET EMAIL Continued from Page 16 ing hit. There are a number of nursing and proprietary homes in the area and the residents do not need to play Frogger just to go to the store. Something needs to be done. A storm drain needs to be installed on this corner. This needs to be taken off the back burner and put to the top of the list. At the very least, the EPA needs to fine the City for this standing water and compound the fine for every day standing water is allowed to remain in this location. Ed Gormley Give It A Rest Dear Editor: I can’t believe that Peter Mahon’s Between the Bridges column can actually find a way to bash the mayor in an article about the eclipse. Could we let this one go? Is he only focused on the most negative and hate-filled opinions that he can dredge up from the corners of his brain? This has become a sickness not just in him but for everyone who has become locked in this mentality. Isn’t there anything else happening in Broad Channel? I know it has been a struggle but I do see positive things going on there. I didn’t realize I was so “Liberal" until I started reading what this guy writes. Last week it was “Progressives.” He treated it like it was a curse word. Wasn’t it a progressive that gave us the ferry system? Wasn’t it strong unions that gave us a living wage and a strong middle class? In this part of the city we have many cops, firemen, teachers and civil servants, many who have been given a chance to live a good life brought about by people who fought for their rights. Today these fighters would be labeled progressives or even Communist. Not everything has to be (dare I say) black and white. So now we make the eclipse a talking point of condemnation. Mike Scandiffio United Dear Editor: I just attended the Rockaway Unified candlelight vigil

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017 at Beach 94th Street. It was a beautiful event and a wonderful way to celebrate the diversity and sense of community we have here in Rockaway. As a community we have known great loss but we also know how to come together to help one another. Tonight was a testament to unity and the love we all share regardless of our race, creed or color. The speakers at tonight's event were inspirational and their stories and experiences resonated with everyone in attendance. Great job to the event organizers-your work is greatly appreciated! And thank you to the speakers, sharing such personal stories can be daunting but imperative in helping us remember! Nicole Moriarty Something To Consider Dear Editor: There was a group outside the Rockaway Park Post Office on Wednesday with a “Defend Trump” poster. They were supported (paid for) by the Lyndon Larouche PAC. I would encourage people to read up a little on Larouche and you will see that he has a controversial background to say the least. He has run for president many times as a Democrat and is a conspiracy promoter. The recent Charlottesville protests and counter protests are part of “totally controlled gangs and counter-gangs, diverting the attention of the citizenry from the economic decay of the past decade, and the financial and economic collapse rushing toward us.” That’s from the Larouche Pac website. Also, Larouche himself was convicted of mail fraud and served time in prison. Something to consider. B. Crowder

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The next six to eight weeks represent the heart of the 2017 Atlantic Basin hurricane season and the likelihood of tropical storm and hurricane formation will increase. Now is the time when storms are more likely to form off the central and eastern Atlantic Ocean, giving them plenty of time to feast on what’s now bathtub-warm water as they move thousands of miles

towards the North American coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently updated its 2017 hurricane projections noting that wind and air patterns in the area of the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean where many storms develop are very conducive to an above-normal season. As all of us here in the Channel are acutely aware of our community's true vulnerabilities to these storms and their accompanying storm surges, it goes without saying that it is imperative that each of us stays aware of any and all storm forecasts between now and the end of this hurricane season. This past Saturday I was supposed to be accompanying several intrepid seafarers from

Broad Channel out to Montauk where we had planned to meet up with the local "Captain Quint" aboard his charter (The Orca?) for some shark fishing. Our conversations were always peppered with the possibility of catching the big one, a Great White, and then all of us would stand around the dock in our Rockaway Times T-shirts with the huge beast hung by its tail behind us. Now I don't know about the rest of you but I see absolutely no reason why I would go out of my way to drive miles out to the end of Long Island and then get on a boat, head out into the ocean, and start looking for a big fish that could make a meal out of me in one bite. Keeping that in mind, I didn't see any need to tell my broth-

er fishermen that my closest encounter with a shark was a one-foot sand shark I accidentally stepped on off the beach in shallow water some years ago which found me screaming like a maniac, splashing crazily back towards the beach in a panic. A lifeguard ran over to me to check and make sure I was okay stating that he couldn't understand how a six-foot man could be having difficulty in a foot of water. Obviously, the well-intentioned lifeguard was not a Jaws aficionado. Needless to say, my fears were unfounded because as the weekend trip approached we were all reminded of the sage words of Robert Burns from his poem "To a Mouse," where he states that the best laid plans of mice and men

often go awry. Circumstances quickly spiraled out of control and ultimately the trip had to be cancelled. In an effort to salvage what we could of the weekend, I suggested that we all head up to the VFW on Saturday and sit around a picnic table in the yard armed with fishing rods wearing waders and caps festooned with lures while drinking cold beer and watching "Jaws" on a computer tablet with the caveat that each time the shark made its presence known during the movie we would all jump up from the table and yell in unison, "We're gonna need a bigger boat!" I can see you all snickering out there… laugh all you want but the last time I checked there were no sharks in the VFW yard! Broad Channel, why would anyone want to live anywhere else?

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From The JBRPC A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP SUPPORTING ROCKAWAY PARKS By Alex Zablocki

The Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) was established in 2013 as a public-private partnership dedicated to improving the 10,000 acres of public parkland throughout Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway peninsula for local residents and visitors alike. With its partners at the National Park Service and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, JBRPC works to expand public access; increase recreational and educational opportunities; foster citizen stewardship and volunteerism; preserve and restore natural areas, including wetland and wildlife habitat; enhance cultural resources; and ensure the long-term sustainability of parklands. You may have seen us working in the community over the years. JBRPC has worked with

government agencies and local organizations to bring improvements and programming to places like Fort Tilden, Riis Park, the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and Rockaway beaches. Most recently our organization privately funded improvements to Bayswater Park and we are currently working with partner organizations to improve parkland at Beach 88th Street. While our presence in the Rockaway community is not new, there are longstanding organizations doing great work to improve parks and open spaces here in Rockaway. JBRPC seeks to partner with these groups and complement their work, not duplicate it, and support the local community by filling gaps where needed. We work closely with the American Littoral Society, Rockaway Artists Alliance and other groups to help fulfill our mission. This year

we opened an office on Beach 116th Street and welcome visitors to come learn about our work and let us know how we can support parks in our community. Get to know our parks. Did you know that Fort Tilden, which is owned and managed by the National Park Service, was established as a military base in 1917? It was intended to fortify the Rockaway peninsula from naval attacks during World War I and remained an active base during World War II and the Cold War. Both anti-aircraft guns and Nike Missiles were placed at Fort Tilden to protect from aerial attacks. One of the batteries, Battery Harris East, can be accessed by the public by following the trail along Range Road. Visitors may ascend the staircase to the top of the battery to experience breathtaking 360-degree views of the Rockaways, Jamaica Bay,

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Testosterone Tests Reveal…. A few months ago two articles were printed in a prominent medical journal regarding the use of testosterone supplements in older men. Testosterone levels in men decrease naturally over time. A low testosterone level may cause not just sexual dysfunction but also tiredness, weakness, and muscle wasting. Testosterone replacement therapy can be given to men either by injection or by using a gel that is applied to the skin. There have been a number of studies done on the harms and benefits of testosterone replacement therapy in older men and the results have been both variable and conflicting. Both of the studies that I am referring to were done at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. In the first study the authors tested the theory that testosterone treatment in older men slows the progression of heart disease. The study group consisted of men age 65 and older who had both low testosterone levels and symptoms consistent with a low testosterone level. To assess heart disease, they used CT scans, which measured the amount of coronary artery plaque. Plaque is the term for fatty deposits that line the inside of blood vessels causing them to narrow. The study participants were divided into two groups. One group received testosterone gel and the other group, a placebo gel. The participants were followed for one year. The findings of the study were actually the opposite of the theory they were looking to confirm. They found that coronary plaque volume in the

group that received testosterone increased significantly as opposed to the control group. While coronary artery plaque volume does not in and of itself confirm heart disease, there is a strong correlation between the two. The second study was done by the same authors of the first study. Most cognitive (thinking, memory, attentiveness, etc.) functions decline with age. Some prior studies have suggested that testosterone treatment may slow or reverse that natural decline in brain function. In this study, a different group of men age 65 and over with low testosterone levels and symptoms consistent with low levels were divided into two groups, with one group using testosterone gel and one group placebo. This group was also followed for one year. Cognitive function was assessed with standard tests of visual memory, executive function, and spatial ability. The authors found that testosterone treatment was not associated with improved memory or cognitive functions. Both study groups were relatively small and participants were only followed for a year so both study results should not be taken as gospel. More research is obviously needed. It is becoming clear however that the use of testosterone supplements does have potentially serious side effects including possibly prostate cancer and heart disease and the use of these supplements should be carefully considered and monitored. Questions and comments may be sent to editor@rockawaytimes.com.


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$2,500,000 . . $499,000 . . $350,000 . . $329,000 . . $325,000 . . $179,000 . . $120,000

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100th: 2BR, 2BA corner condo unit with parking spot and outdoor shower (MC). . . . . . $489,000 99th: Brand new 3BR, 2BA condo with HW floors, outdoor space, gated parking (NC) . . $439,000 121st: 2BR, 1BA ocean facing co-op with terrace and HW floors (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $399,000 99th: Brand new 2BR, 2BA condo, outdoor space, gated parking and HW floors (NC) . . . $389,000 91st: Spacious 1BR, 1BA condo in oceanfront elevator building (MC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . $319,000 121st: Top floor 1BD, 1BD co-op with panoramic ocean views (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $299,000 80th: Large 2BR, 1BA condo with low maintenance, great layout (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . $269,000 123rd: Spacious top floor 1BR co-op with HW floors (NC/JD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $215,000 118th: Studio co-op in oceanfront building, HW floors and ocean views (MC). . . . . . . . $150,000

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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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I want to preface this article by saying that I am certainly not an expert on the topic of “grief� but I do have some thoughts that I would like to share on that subject. I can assure you that this is not going to be a depressing article about death. Dealing with death and dying and its after effect of grief are a fact of life and for me it helps to talk about it, laugh about it, cry about it and apparently write about it. After recently losing three people dear to me within six weeks starting the beginning of June, there are some things about grief and grieving that have become very clear to me. One of the first things I have recognized is that not only is it ok to grieve, but it’s very necessary and is actually part of the gift (strange as it may seem) that we receive when we love deeply. What I saw so clearly in deal-

ing with these recent losses is that I actually wanted to feel the grief! Feeling the grief helped me to feel connected to the person/ people who had recently passed away. What I didn’t want was for one of my truly well-meaning family members or friends to try to “snap me out of it� by saying things like “well, he’s in heaven now� or “you’ll see her again� or any other positive slogan that is supposed to help fix the sadness and make you feel better. It is actually more interruptive of the process of grieving for me when someone tries to “snap me out of it.� What I found/find most helpful is the person who can sit with you in your sadness and grief. A good listener, someone who can be there with you, allowing you to express what you’re feeling without telling you that you need to be feeling something else. A quote from Earl Grollman encapsulates

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BE WELL BE HAPPY Continued from Page 28 it beautifully: “the only cure for grief is to grieve.” In living 60 years on this planet I have seen many different sides of death and dying. My experiences have caused me to contemplate many of the big unanswered questions about life: Why are we here? Where do we go when we die? Will we see one another again? Another gift I have received from losing people dear to me, is that no matter what our beliefs may be in regard to what happens to us when we die, it is living life to the fullest now that is the best thing we can do while we are here. The thought, “don’t waste one minute of this life,” is something that is always going through my head at this point in time. On the other hand, there is also the process of grieving we go through when we are forced to learn to live without someone we love. How do we balance what seem to be two opposing thoughts? “I am sad, heartbroken and distraught,” on the other

hand “live life to the fullest and try to enjoy every moment you can.” Here’s what I find interesting, they are not opposing thoughts and grieving is part of “living life to the fullest,” but I also think we need to be aware of when “good grief” becomes “GOOD GRIEF!” It’s different for each of us, and of course it most certainly depends on just who that person is that we have lost as to how deeply we grieve and how long that grieving continues before we can let go. Let me end with a poem that was written by one of the dear friends that I lost this past July. He had written this for me when I lost my father suddenly, almost 25 years ago. I’m not quite sure I understood it then when I was thirty-five, but these days I think of its sentiment often and I understand what he was trying to say. “Like the brief life of a butterfly fills the world with its beauty, we must fill the small space of life we have surrounded by wonderful things, and only allow the grief to be as short as can be.” - Joseph Salerno

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ROCKAWAY ARTISTS ALLIANCE SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS CONTINUE As we get ready to log summer 2017 in the books, Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA) celebrates another summer well spent and plans to end it with a weekend of engaging programs. On Friday, August 25 Rockaway native, Jill Eisenstadt will read from her latest novel, Swell in the sTudio 7 gallery at 7 p.m. Of the book, Marion Winik writes in Newsday, “In her new novel, Swell, Jill Eisenstadt comes back to Rockaway, and this visit revolves around historical events of recent decades…. Swell is anchored in real understanding of the people of Rockaway, what they went through in those years and their recourse to black humor.” The evening’s line up will include music by John Simonelli, refreshments, Q and A with the author after the reading and a book signing. On Saturday, August 26, Jamaica Bay Rockaway Parks

Conservancy and Bloomberg Philanthropies will host a free screening of From the Ashes in RAA’s sTudio 7 gallery at 5:30 p.m. From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be in the current political climate. For free tickets visit http://jbrpc.eventbrite.com. These events come on the tail of a summer full of programs for all ages. camp kidsmART celebrated its eighteenth year in Fort Tilden. More than 160 children participated in the six-week arts and recreation program, which culminated in an original performance and a gallery showing of all of the campers’ artwork. This year, the oldest campers enjoyed a trip to MoMA to see the Rauchenberg exhibit and the entire camp benefited from a visit by Jared Madere, Fort Tilden’s first ever Artist in Residence. Madere played the chil-

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

The Power of Sangha On Your Health Last Thursday, mid-morning, I was blindsided with an unexpected attack. An attack so ferocious that it left me in a fetal position screaming, begging for help to relieve my pain, even screeching for the Grim Reaper to end it all. Who would believe that just a few hours earlier, I was doing the “happy dance?” After a hectic week, I felt accomplished, ready to embrace all the exciting activities ahead for the weekend. Then a mere couple hours later, here I was in a hospital bed, attached to an IV, sewn down by pain and unable to move. I started cursing the universe, “Why the #$&@! now?!!!” After hours of reflection, the real question that dawned was “Who’s fault?” The answer, admittedly, “Mea culpa.” As if I was in mass, I kept beating my chest, whispering, “mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa.” My mind traveled, and I recalled that first day this summer, when I invited Christine Dydzuhn, a member of the Rockaway Beach “Artistic” Families support, to a class at The Rockaway Sangha, hosted by local resident, Dr. Nancy Gahles, a holistic doctor, chiropractor and integrative healthcare expert. After reading my column, Dr. Gahles reached out and generously invited me and a group member to experience her class, Spirit of Love~The Rockaway Sangha. On our drive to the class, Christine was talking about how she was listening to these YouTube videos by Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese monk known worldwide for his

teachings on mindfulness and peace. When we arrived, we both gasped at the beautifully tranquil environment where folks had already gathered. A world apart from my mom’s home, where I had just left with the television blaring yet another Jimmy Swaggart church service. As Dr. Gahles lightly instructed us to breathe and stay still and be mindful with our thoughts, I found myself in fright and flight mode. So… no athletic body twisting yoga movements, where I get to showcase my double-jointed prowess? I have to be still? That’s like asking a humming bird to stop flapping its wings! I found myself twitching, big toes interlocked, feeling like a thousand mosquitoes had just descended on me, mind like a highway, thinking about everything else, BUT being mindful. As people shared, I cringed, not knowing what to say when my turn was

next. Christine shared about wanting to be mindful and start caring holistically for herself, so she could be sure that she will be physically, mentally and spiritually healthy and present for her children, including her son, who is on the autism spectrum. I felt like a fish out of water. Prior to this experience, all I ever thought about was doing as much as I can with the time I have left to make sure my daughter has everything she needs to be the best she can be, despite the challenges of autism. I thought if I helped my daughter and others, my work was done. I never once thought of being healthy to be there for her in the future. In fact, I put all my health needs on the back burner, living recklessly despite my own health woes. Talk about an eye-opener. After the class, with Christine, looking as blissfully radiant as a flower in bloom, and me like a dried-up cactus in the Arizona desert, I asked Christine, why was it so useful for her to practice mindfulness as a caregiver. She answered, “For us as caregivers, mindfulness and making sure to practice breathing exercises are important because they help to release the anxiety parents take in from the everyday care of our children. If we are not centered for our children, they will not feel our energies. If we practice mindfulness, we can be more present to what is going on around us. There is more energy in our lives than the ‘typical’ family, so we have to release the unwanted energies not only for our children, but for our own well-being.”

Page 35 So, as I laid on that (God forgive me) wretched hospital bed, I made a vow to at least try to start taking care of myself, stop worrying about others’ opinions and literally live my every breath with the aim of being healthy so I can live to see the day when my daughter looks at me one day, and says, “I love you mommy.” If you are interested in joining the RBAFSG as together we practice mindfulness at the Spirit of Love~The Rockaway Sangha, email: ourartisticchild@outlook.com or check out our Facebook page. For more information about the Spirit of Love~Rockaway Sangha visit:www.drnancygahles. com/rockaway-sangha-meditation I want to thank everyone who came out to the Rockaway Beach “Artistic” Familes support group this past Thursday. (Forgive my absence, as I was in Club Med, getting some necessary libations through an IV). A very special thanks to Laura O'Connor Leonard, MS, BCBA, LBA; ABA Program Director at Challenge Early Intervention, who gave a riveting presentation on ABA therapy; Dominique Lee for catering the event with her sumptuous food, (from the reviews, it was an absolutely marvelous educational and culinary experience); and foremost to William Francis, proprietor of Willderness Yard, who supported us from the genesis of the group, and will always have our love and support as he grows in other impactful directions. I will miss hosting our groups at your place, Will. Much love!

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People often ask me – Lazer, where do you come up with this stuff? Family members who know me well, realize that I had full access to all types of fairy tales prior to the Internet and Google. In fact, they would joke that I would make stuff up so much that they began calling my well researched answers: Loogle. Very funny, my family! But truth be told, I now have to more thoroughly research what I tell people, because they can immediately fact check the veracity of my statements. This has led to some uninspired storytelling on my part, because the stuff has to be mainly true now. Of course, I would never fabricate any of the stories that I have passed on to you through these columns. There are mermaids, and they do hide Oreos, and the damn Scungilli is disappearing as we speak. These things are all true. And the stories about Manhattan are all true too. Now I try not to just write what others have written about so I do try to give the narrative a different flavor, a Rockaway twist as one might say. And I do try to keep it as impersonal as possible, but it is true, you may recognize certain people by the descriptions that I insert from time to time. On the whole, I have been blessed by a friend who gave me an opportunity to grace this paper doing one of the things that I truly love, and at a time in my life when I could actually devote time to doing it: that is, creative writing. When I asked, “Well what do I write about?” The response was, you have 500 words on any topic you want. Most people

would have been daunted by such a wide net, but for me it was a license to let my imagination run wild. That also meant that I needed to employ a “filter” to make sure the depths of my madness were not on full display each week. And happily, times being what they were, the mermaid happily accepted the position as Editor in Chief of the Lazer Speaks. Little did she realize this title would come with the wedding vows exchanged thirty-three years ago right here on the sandy shores of our blessed peninsula. I do enjoy a good walk though, and Manhattan provides a terrific backdrop for history. So, I pass on what I see. And being an avid bicycle rider, the beach provides a steady stream of information that passes by my eyes, and again, I simply report what I see. Now I am perhaps more optimistic than most, I do believe in the good side of people, and unless I am really tired, don’t get that cranky about things, despite what others may say and believe. And hopefully that comes through in these weekly missives that I get to share with you. Of course, by now you are probably wondering what is Lazer getting at? Why is he rambling so? Is he well? Has he had a life-altering yoga experience? Or has he simply gone mad? Well, the answer to these questions and the title of this essay, “What Next?” is this: I got nothing this week and have been deliberately wasting your time. But in doing so, hopefully brought a smile to your face, because all of the above is mostly true, and you can Loogle that!


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Top 10 DIY Projects to Prepare for the Fall By Artie Wallace

With almost a month left of summer, who wants to think about the Fall? The DIYers do‌. I put together a list of 10 must do projects for The DIYers out there to prepare for the fall. These projects range on a skill level of one to 10 on The DIYer skill scale (with 10 being the most difficult) and should be on every homeowner’s To Do list, not just The DIYers. I will be covering each of these projects in detail in future weekly articles. Top 10 projects: 1 - Check and/or change fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and CO2 detectors. In the fall months there is a

lot more use for candles, holiday lights, extension cords, etc. These are among the leading cause of fires in the fall and winter months. Skill level of 2 on The DIYer skill scale. 2- Clean your gutters. Gutters have a tendency to get clogged more in the fall and winter months. Clogged gutters can cause water to overflow and leak into your home causing damage to walls and ceilings. Skill level of 5 on The DIYer skill scale. 3- Check your HV, A/C and heating units. Though you may not be thinking of heating right now, the last thing you want to do is have your heat go off on a Saturday night when it’s 30 degrees.

Skill level of 8 to 10 on The DIYer skill scale. 4- Check your roof. Obviously roofs don’t have to be replaced every year, but tared seams in flashing do have a tendency to need maintenance after the heat of summer. It is a good idea to check it every year and do minor maintenance before you have a problem. Skill level of 8 to 10 on The DIYer skill scale.

5- Flush your water heater. Most people don’t realize that your water heater needs maintenance. Flushing your water heater annually is easy to do and can almost double the life of your water heater. Skill level of 3 on The DIYer skill scale. To be continued next week. If there is a project you would like to see in The DIYer, email me at rocktimesdiy@gmail.com

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From the RBA BRICK AND MORTAR STILL A ROCKAWAY OPTION According to Lana Meli, Rockaway Business Alliance (RBA) vice chair and entrepreneur behind Lana's Loft, Rockaway is unique. "Although trends say people are going online, Rockaway customers still like visiting retail stores.” Though online shopping is becoming the norm of how people make purchases, there is a backlash of consumers who want to do their shopping the old fashioned way. Fortunately, Rockaway has a diverse smattering of retail gems that allow shoppers access to high quality, one-of-a-kind products. Says Meli, “Most of my customers come up to me and say, ‘we’re so glad you’re in the neighborhood!’” So what are our favorite places to shop for clothing in Rockaway? We let a few of our RBA members tell you about

their businesses: Polly & Esther, located on Beach 129th Street, offers clothing for women of all ages. Says owner Jamie Mcleod, “I was born into the clothing business. My mother, Lynn Stuart, was the first designer to make tailored pants for women, styling the likes of Lucille Ball among many other celebrities. I moved to Rockaway 18 years ago and was very surprised that there were no clothing stores here. We went through some struggles finding the right location, but now we have found our perfect spot.” Lana's Loft, owned and operated by Rockaway residents Lana and Chloe Meli, is a women's boutique located at 11404 Beach Channel Drive. The boutique offers clothing, accessories and gift items for all women, with an emphasis

Eileen “Mim” Whelan (Nee Murphy) on August 19, 2017. Devoted Mother of Kenneth (Roseann) Whelan, Elaine (Brian) Kelly, Ronald (Kathleen) Whelan and Eileen F. (Brian) McElroy Cherished Grandmother of Christin and Ryan Whelan, Brian, Kenneth and Eileen Kelly, Paige and John Whelan, Taylor, Connor and Briana McElroy Great Grandmother of Brian Kelly Viewing was at Dennis S. O'Connor Funeral Home 91-05 Beach Channel Drive Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

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on style, fit, value and customer service. All selections are personally chosen by the owners with customers in mind. In addition to a great selection of merchandise, Lana's Loft offers alteration services for both items bought in store and items bought elsewhere, specializing in evening gowns and bridal. “We are happy to provide a convenient and essential service to our neighborhood, and urge all residents to shop local whenever possible,” says Meli. “Every vibrant community benefits from a thriving main street.” End Of The A started in 2013 as Rockaway's first mobile boutique. Tara and Beth are both Rockaway locals and appreciate the hard work and dedication of all the small business owners in their hometown. While trying to remain 'mobile,' the brickand-mortar store opened in 2015 on Beach 129th Street, expanding the merchandise to not only women, but kids, and home decor. Station RBNY on Rockaway Beach Boulevard is all about surfing, skateboarding, NY beach life and the Rockaway Beach community. More than 25 years of surf and skate industry knowledge went into planning the shop. Station does rentals, lessons, and board demos — everything you need for a fun day at the beach. They also carry a solid line of skateboard decks, trucks, wheels etc. to choose from, and a hip selection of skate- and surf-inspired clothing. Erin Silvers’ Zingara Vintage, located on Beach 91st off of Rockaway Beach Boulevard, is a treasure chest of one-of-a kind vintage clothing and furniture items, handpicked by Silvers. Zingara is one of the hidden gems of Rockaway shopping. So what’s the next step? With visitors to Rockaway reaching an all-time high, consum-

ers want more than generic t-shirts and beach hats. RBA would love to see more of our member businesses have vending opportunities on the boardwalk, so that we can share this entrepreneurial spirit of the Rockaways with beachgoers and give visitors access to Rockaway’s unique retail community. Look out for these end-ofsummer deals: Lana’s Loft: Semi- Annual Stockroom Clearance Sale starts at the end of the month. 50-70 percent off all seasons of clothing. Super deals for the upcoming fall season, or summer deals for your mid winter vacation! Next Year: More products made exclusively by Lana's Loft and the launch of their e-commerce site. End of the A: They are currently working on a curated men's section as well. Join them for events, including the re-opening of their tea bar at the Beach 129th Street shop this fall. Polly & Esther: Polly& Esther is also a leading junior sportswear brand selling to junior chain stores across the United States including department stores Macys and Belk. They just introduced a jewelry line made locally by Rockaway Gypsy and this weekend they will be running a 25 percent off end of season sale. This article was submitted by The Rockaway Business Alliance. For more information, email: info@rockawaybusinessalliance.org

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The Ponytail Trail was on parade on Sunday as a group of local girls took to their bikes and visited local watering holes all for a good cause. Each year the women have a good time to raise money for a deserving local lady. Sunday’s Ponytail Trail, organized by Rita Regan, was done in honor of Clare Droesch,

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Watch out for that tube? A traffic marker on the bike lane going across Shore Front Parkway (SFP) at Beach 105th Street proved to be more of a nuisance than helpful after a witness saw a bus hit the crossing signal while trying to avoid the tube while turning on to SFP. We reached out to the Department of Transportation to ask why the tube was placed there, will it be removed and when the crossing signal would be replaced, but did not get a response by press time. In the meantime, we advise long vehicles (buses, emergency vehicles, trucks) making the turn, to take caution.

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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: Thursday, August 24, 8 p.m. Get an early start to your weekend at Bungalow Bar. With the beautiful bay as a backdrop, great food and drinks while Bobby Butler of Indaculture and other talented musicians keep you entertained. 377 Beach 92nd Street Friday, August 25 5 p.m. Head back to Bungalow Bar where Sal The Singer sets the atmosphere with the beauty of his voice and unique guitar styling. Then at 7 p.m., the Breezy Grass band picks up the tempo with their high-energy musical mix of bluegrass, country and Americana. 377 Beach 92nd St. Friday, August 25 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Get ready to sway, clap and move like you’ve never done before as 8-piece big band Big Squid electrifies the boardwalk with R&B, blues, funk and NOLA. Caracas, Beach 106th Concession Friday, August 25 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Be prepared to be spellbound as American indie rock band, The Forms’ hypnotizing configuration of math rock, dream pop and emo transfixes your senses. Low Tide Bar, Beach 97th Concession Saturday, August 26 10 a.m. What better place to watch Gaelic football’s biggest rival

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Two Sundays ago our postseason got underway as we had both series go to a deciding third game. Moneyballs and Morning Wood had the week off for clinching 1st round byes. In the West Division on Field 1, the Kings took on the Mudsharks. The Sharks squeezed out a victory in Game 1, winning 9-7. A big error late in the game cost the Kings from taking a 1-0 series lead. They did bounce back though in Game 2, beating the Mudsharks 7-6. In Game 3 the Kings ran out of gas and Mudsharks took care of business and won 12-0 and advanced to the next round. Over in the East Division on Field 2, The Army and the Knights of Columbus squared off. The Knights broke the ice first, winning Game 1 in a high scoring

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the battle of the camo jerseys as first place Morning Wood took on second place The Army. MW made quick work of The Army in Game 1 as they won 10-4. Game 2 came down to the wire. In the bottom of the 7th, The Army had runners at 2nd and 3rd trailing by one run with two outs. Veteran move by the Wood as they decided to intentionally walk a man to load the bases. It paid off for Morning Wood as the next batter grounded into a fielder’s choice at second and they held on for a 7-6 victory and advanced to the finals. So this Sunday’s Championship will have Morning Wood taking on the Mudsharks for the third straight year. For Morning Wood it is their sixth straight year making it into the final and fifth time taking on the Mudsharks. The Mud-

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