{' '} {' '}
Limited time offer
SAVE % on your upgrade.

Page 1

VOL. 5, NO. 28 - FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Happy New Year Happy New Pier! By Mary Ellen Olsen

Welcome to the New Pier 92. Will This Be the Year We Get Help?

By John Cori


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 2

The Rockaway Times

Get Fit for the New Year It’s the time for New Year’s resolutions and of course many are thinking of shaping up for the New Year and living healthier. A few local businesses currently have some specials that will help you reach your goals. It’s time to break a sweat. Hot Yoga Rockaway Beach is gearing up to celebrate its ninth anniversary and as a gift, they’re holding classes for just $9 on Tuesday, January 8, so if you haven’t tried hot yoga yet, now’s a good time. They’ll have classes at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Head to 181 Beach 116th Street on January 8 to see what makes these classes hot or

check out www.hotyogarockawaybeach.com for the full regular schedule. Rockaway Gliders is fitness central with classes to get you moving and healthy meals to keep you fueled. For the New Year, they’re offering a 10 Class Pass for $135 (usually $180), a 20 Class Pass for $225 (usually $300) or a 40 Class Pass for $420 (usually 600). They offer everything from kickboxing to spin and force classes. Stop by the gym at 114-04 Beach Channel Drive to take advantage of these great plans. Plus, working out is just part of the battle. Luckily the Fit Food Kitchen is offering some great meal plans with home delivery. Let Fit Food make dieting easy by providing meals for you. They have both three- and six-day meal plan options. For more info, head to www.FitFoodKitchen.org. The Rockaway YMCA is always a great option, offering everything from workout machines, to group classes and even a swimming pool. For the

month of January, they have a $0 Joiners Fee plus they’re offering a free weight loss program to new members. Stop by on January 12 or 26 to check out the facility as part of an open house at 207 Beach 73rd Street. Still looking for more options? CROM on Beach 92nd Street is a neighborhood favorite that offers a family friendly atmosphere as you Shred or explore CrossFit. See www.crompc.com for more. Burn Fitness at 103-32

Rockaway Beach Blvd. is another good local gym that’s on the smaller side, but offers group classes and has all of the workout machines you need. See www. burnfitness.nyc for more info. And if you need more Namaste in your life, Ocean Bliss Yoga, located at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club (533 Beach 126th Street) is a great way to stretch out those limbs and find some inner bliss. See http://www.oceanblissyoga.net for a schedule.

New Year, New You, New Skin!

HydraGlow with ZO

Buy 3 Hydrafacials & get 3 FREE boosters + a FREE Brightening Kit! Only $450 Save $300!

Body By NFB

Buy a full face of Pearl Laser & get a FREE PRP treatment! Only $500 Save $325

Buy 4 areas of SculpSure & get a FREE Cellfina Cellulite Treatment! Only $3500 Save $2000 Injectables | Laser Genesis | Micro-needling | Ulthera Skin Tightening | HydraFacial | Peels | Laser Hair Removal | SculpSure Fat Melting

Call for a FREE Consultation Today! 718-945-1100 QUEENS:104-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Rockaway Park, NY, 11694 MANHATTAN: 655 Park Ave. New York, NY 10065

www.nicolefronterabeauty.com ·

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


The Rockaway Times

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 3

Jamaica Bay Gets the Seal of Approval By Katie McFadden

Seals have always drawn attention when they’ve hauled out onto the beach over the past few winters, but it seems they’ve found a new hot spot this season—Jamaica Bay. On Sunday, December 30, Dan Mundy, Jr. of the Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers, was out on a boat, exploring the bay, when he came across a rare sight—a pair of adorable harbor seals hauled out on Yellow Bar wetlands island, just west of Broad Channel. Seals aren’t exactly uncommon in local waters. Over the past few winters, a few have been seen hauling themselves out onto the beach to relax. They’re so common now that American Princess Cruises has operated a seal watching tour in the winter for several years. The tour usually heads to Swinburne Island near Staten Island, where dozens of seals can be seen sunbathing on the rocks or swimming around nearby. However, spotting them in Jamaica Bay itself is more of a rarity and according to Mundy, it’s a great sign for the bay. “This is a great thing going on in the bay. The seals are probably chasing herring here this time of year. It’s definitely a good sign for the bay,” Mundy said, who spotted the seals midday on Sunday. “I spotted them on Yellow Bar Island, which the Army Corps of Engineers restored a big portion of about 10 years ago. That island is doing very well now. Sometimes we’ll run into birds worth noting like snowy owls, and now we’re seeing more

seals. Seeing seals around here used to be very rare, but over the last 10 years or so, we’ve started to see them more often. You’re not going to see them every time, but it’s more on a regular basis now that you’ll see them throughout the whole bay, from the tip of Breezy Point on in,” he said. Mundy says a big contributing factor to seeing more seals is the unique depths of Jamaica Bay. “Jamaica Bay isn’t like the Long Island Sound with shallow waters. We have some areas that are 60 feet deep and

these areas support this massive amount of bio-life like herring and large mammals that come into the area like seals. This is a great indicator for the bay and the health of the water, but it’s also possible because of the deep areas,” Mundy said. However Mundy added that there has been an ongoing battle to keep it that way as various government agencies and scientists have fre-

quently proposed filling in the deep portions. “We’re trying to make scientists and agencies more aware of the critical importance of the deep areas of the bay. These deep areas were dug out by man, but our local organizations and fishermen that have a pulse on the area realize that it was a great thing. If the whole bay was 10feet deep, you’d never have the amount of fish or marine mammals that we have here,” Mundy said. “There’s a lack of understanding when it comes

to agencies and scientists. Sometimes they’ll suggest that it be refilled, which is horrifying to us. Some scientists mean well and some agencies listen, but some love the idea of making the bay more shallow, which would be a very bad idea. Seeing those seals on Sunday just highlights how well the bay is doing because the water is deep enough for those mammals to come and feed and relax here. It really is a great sign.” Photos by Dan Mundy, Jr.

BY T H E S E A Arverne’s own boutique wine and craft spirits shop, specializing in small production wineries and distilleries. Expand your palate with us!

Now Open! Let our knowledgeable and hands-on staff guide you through the Vino experience…

SIP

with us during our weekly tasting events

SHOP

new unique finds for every budget

SHARE your favorites with friends and family

Join us for in-store tastings on Fridays after 6pm ROCKAWAY BEACH BOULEVARD between Beach 67th and 69th Streets Arverne by the Sea Tides Complex directly across from the Beach 67th Street A train stop Store Hours: Mon-Sat Noon to 10pm • Sunday Noon-9pm Follow us on @vinobythesea

VINOBYTHESEA.COM

·

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


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 4

Protect your world

The Rockaway Times

Contact The Elected

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

Auto • Home • Life • Retirement

Call me today to discuss your options. Some people think Allstate only protects your car. Truth is, Allstate can also protect your home or apartment, your boat, motorcycle - even your retirement and your life. And the more of your world you put in Good Hands®, the more you can save.

John Lepore Insurance Agency 718-945-1900 112-30 Beach Channel Drive Rockaway Park

Proudly serving our community for over 25 years. Insurance subject to terms, qualifications and availability. Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Co., Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Co., Allstate Indemnity Co., Allstate Vehicle and Property Insurance Co. Life insurance and annuities issued by Lincoln Benefit Life Company, Lincoln, NE, Allstate Life Insurance Company, Northbrook, IL. In New York, Allstate Life Insurance Company of New York, Hauppauge, NY. Northbrook, IL. © 2010 Allstate Insurance Co.

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

__________________________ THE ROCKAWAY TIMES is published every Thursday by Double Nickel LLC (USPS # 16930), 114-04 Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Park, NY 11694. Postmaster: Send address changes to The Rockaway Times, 114-04 Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Park, NY 11694. Periodical postage paid at Rockaway Park Post Office, 11694. Ad space reservations by Monday, 12 noon, preceding date of publication. Editorial submission must be made by Monday, 3 P.M., preceding date of publication. All letters to THE ROCKAWAY TIMES should be brief and are subject to editing. Writers should include a full address and home / office telephone number. Anonymous letters are not printed. Name withheld on request. No such ad or any part thereof may be reproduced without permission of THE ROCKAWAY TIMES. The publisher will not be responsible for any error in advertising beyond the cost of the space occupied by the error. Errors must be reported to THE ROCKAWAY TIMES within five days of publication. Ad position cannot be guaranteed unless paid prior to publication. THE ROCKAWAY TIMES assumes no liability for the content or re- ply to any ads. The advertiser assumes all liability for the content of and all replies. The advertiser agrees to hold THE ROCKAWAY TIMES and its employees harmless from all costs, expenses, liabilities, and damages resulting from or caused by the publication placed by the advertiser or any reply to any such advertisement. © 2015 Double Nickel LLC.

BAYVIEW URGENT CARE CENTER Wal k-In s A r e We l c o m e - No Ap p o intm e n ts N e c e s s a ry ! • EKG • Lab Work • Pulmonary Function Testing • Asthma Attacks • Ear Infections • Fractures • Minor Lacerations • Stitches • Vaccinations • Physicals • DOT Exams • X-Ray • Ultra-Sounds Available And More

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

Proudly Serving the Rockaway Community for Over 5 Years Monday – Friday 9 am – 8 pm OPEN 7 Days: Saturday – Sunday 9 am – 6 pm Most Insurance Plans Accepted – Parking Available

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

·

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


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

The Rockaway Times

BOYLEING POINTS

Line Up When you travel, you learn that people actually do like to wait on lines. Not all people, but by the looks of things, most. I’ll never get the hipster thing about getting on a line for a taco or a kale sandwich in Rockaway when you could get the same thing with no line in Brooklyn. But what do you do when you travel? What do you do if you hate friggin’ lines and you fly halfway around the world to see some stuff? You’ve gotta see the inside of that amazing piece of architecture or you’ve gotta

have a meal at a place that is world famous. Ya know, part of the reason you made the trek in the first place. You don’t want to be a Debbie Downer (sorry to the happy Debbies everywhere!) but you arrive in a weakened state. The last thing you want is another line. You’ve already been put through the airport ringer. The security line is just a crush of tense, simmering, frustrated folk hoping they’re not the ones picked for the body search. You

Page 5

get through the metal detector without setting off alarms, but your shoes are stuck in the x-ray machine. The guy in front of you had a tube of moisturizer and now the TSA agent is all Dick Tracy on the guy, checking every item in his shaving kit. My shoes are full of radiation by now. I feel for the moisturizer guy because you know he can’t even roll his eyes or he’ll be sent to a private room. Finally, Dick Tracy allows the guy to move on. I put on my shoes wondering if I’m slipping into a couple of carcinogens. We worry about a flight delay but we win the lottery and the flight takes off on time. We land, all good. But then we’re sent to a long line to have our passports checked. I don’t like the way the humorless guy looks at my passport picture then at me. I’m smart enough not to mutter my curse word until I’m a few feet out of his view. You can probably guess which one I used. That might be another column, what’s your go-to curse word? I know, de-

pends on the situation. Well, what about this one? Begins with an “a”? Now we wait for luggage. Then we wait for a cab. We get to our place but we’ve to wait a little to check in. We hear the best chocolate churro in the world is sold at a place just a couple of blocks away. Let’s go. There’s a line around the corner. You’ve flown half way around the world to get on a line? And that’s the big dilemma. If you don’t wait on that line and you don’t have the taste of a lifetime, was it worth the halfway around the world trip? Is it worth seeing the Sistine Chapel from the outside? Or The Louvre? Do you kill half the trip on a line? I think people who like lines are nuts but maybe they’re on to something. I saw a friend on a long line at the Post Office and he was smiling. When I asked what the hell was wrong with him, he said he was traveling vicariously. “I just tell myself this is the line for Space Mountain.”

Boardwalk PIZZE

RIA • RESTAURANT

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

347-619-8002

See our catering menus at www.Ludwigs.com Ludwigs 533 Beach 126th Street Belle Harbor, NY 718-634-4939

FREE DELIVERY

NOW Delivering To Breezy Point & Broad Channel

OPEN 7 DAYS

Mon-Thurs 10-10 • Fri-Sat 10-11 • Sun 11-10

00830RT

Planning a party?

2 OFF 10 OFF

$

%

Any Pie With This Ad

Any Catering Order

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

With This Ad

(pick-up only)

Pick Up or Free Delivery

·

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


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 6

The Rockaway Times

119-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway Park, NY 11694 tel-718-634-3211 fax-718-634-0926 email: rbnyphysicaltherapy@gmail.com website: www.rbnyphysicaltherapy.com Office hours: Mon, Wed 7:30am-7pm, Tuesday, Thursday 7:30-6pm, Friday 7:30am-6pm Sat 8am-12pm

MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED NYS Licensed Physical Therapist/ NYS Licensed PTA full time wanted. Searching for an energetic team player looking for a new challenge in outpatient setting. Very competitive benefits and continuing education, 401K. New grads welcome!

Call today for your appointment! Newded n a p ex ours! h

Ka e Cusmiani Ten Eyck, PT DPT

Parking provided on premises and free, plen�ful street parking ·

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


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

The Rockaway Times

***** Congrats to Sean and EunChong (EJ) Thorsen, the proud parents of a baby boy who was the first Rockaway baby of 2019. They’re still deciding on a name. The young lad was actually born on January 2. In other years, newborns have arrived just minutes after the ball drops in Times Square. ***** Maybe it’s time to hoard some Forever stamps (not that they’ll be available!) Stamps are going up a nickel as of January 27. A nickel sounded like a lot and sure enough it’s the biggest hike since 1991. The cost of a stamp will be a double-nickel, 55 cents. ***** As we’ve noted, Eric Ulrich is running for Public Advocate. And so is a couple of

dozen others. But if all the Democrats split the vote, maybe the lone Republican (we think he’s the only one to announce) will find himself as the winner. If he does win, there’ll have to be a special election for his City Council seat. We’re thinking a lot of would-be candidates are eyeing that possibility. ***** Look at the bright side. Resolutions are worth it even if you can’t stick with them. If you promised to diet for the whole year and you gave up after a day at least you got one good day in. ***** The free stuff we give away can turn pretty darn valuable. We’ve been giving away St. John’s basketball tickets and now they’re the hottest team in town. The Johnnies knocked off 16th-ranked Marquette the other night to improve to 12-1 on the season. And how hot are the tickets now? Famous front-runner John McEnroe was spotted courtside at Tuesday’s game. (McEnroe rooted

for the Knicks when they were good, and then rooted for the Lakers and now is on the Red Storm bandwagon). We’ve got four tickets for Saturday, January 12. Send an email to Mail@ Rockawaytimes.com and we’ll put your name in the hat. ***** Got a little ham in you? The Rockaway Theatre Company is holding auditions for Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors on Sunday, January 6 from 4-7 p.m. and Tuesday, January 8 from 7-9 p.m. These are the only audition dates for this production. There will be no individual appointments or alternate audition dates. Auditions and Callbacks (if needed) will be held at the Post Theater, Bldg T4. Performance Dates: March 29, 30, 31 April 5,6,7,12,13,14. All cast members must be available for every performance. For more info, visit RockawayTheatreCompany.org ***** 234 Beach 102nd Street, the Sands Point building, is in contract to be sold. We don’t

Page 7 have a number but the listing price was north of $11 million. ***** The Parks Department says, “Put on your boots and haul your tree to a Mulchfest location — we'll chip your tree into wood chips that we'll use to nourish trees and make NYC even greener.” You can drop off your tree at Beach 94th Street and Shore Front Parkway or at the Far Rockaway Skate Park parking lot at Beach 11th Street and Seagirt Boulevard. Sanitation will do curbside pickup through January 12. Call 311 if you need more info. ***** Some readers got mixed up because we came out on the Friday of Christmas week (and this week). Sorry, but we did tell you! F Troop back to normal next week. ***** The next Community Board 14 meeting is Tuesday, January 8. Note that it will be at Bayswater Jewish Center (2355 Healy Ave) instead of the Knights.

ROCKAWAY BEACH GOLF CLUB 219 B. 100 St. Rockaway Park, N.Y. 11694 718-474-4653 www.rockawaybeachgolfclub.com WINTER HOURS 5PM TO 12AM MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY NOON TO 12AM WEEKENDS GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAIL ABLE!!! AVAIL ABLE FOR PRIVATE PARTIES FULL BAR AND WE SERVE TABLE 87 PERSONAL PIZZAS BRING THE KIDS!! EXCELLENT VENUE FOR COMPANY MEETINGS/PARTIES LESSONS AVAIL ABLE BY PGA TEACHING PRO AUTHORIZED CALL AWAY GOLF DEALERSHIP

·

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


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 8

The Rockaway Times

WANT TO EAT RIGHT BUT DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START?

FIT FOOD KITCHEN HEALTHY, PREPARED, PROPER DIET MEAL PLANS DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR

3 DAY OR 6 DAY MEAL PLANS AVAILABLE FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT US AT WWW.FITFOODKITCHEN.ORG

GLUTEN FREE SUGAR FREE PALEO VEGAN & KETO OPTIONS AVAILABLE

t fi t e G 19! in 20

New Year Specials! January Only

10 classes (usually $180 - 25% off) (ONLY $13.50 per class!) 20 classes (usually $300 - 25% off) (ONLY $11.25 per class!) 40 classes (usually $600 - 30% off) (ONLY $10.50 per class)

$135 $225 $420

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesdav

Thursday

Friday

5:30 am Kickboxing

5:30 am Spin

5:30 am Force

5:30 am Spin

5:30 am Force

8:30 am Spin

8:30 am Spin

8:30 am Force

8:30 am Spin

8:30 am Kickboxing

9:30 am Force

9:30 am Force

9:30 am Spin

9:30 am Force

9:30 am Spin

12:00 pm Force Express

12:00 pm Force Express

Saturday

8:30 -9:45am Spin/Force Extreme

12:00 pm Force

Babysitting available for the 8:30am and 9:30am classes Mon - Fri ·

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


The Rockaway Times

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

This Week in History JANUARY 3 Buddy Woods was born. JANUARY 4 Katie McFadden was born. Jen Linehan was born. Robert Donohoe was born. 1965 - President Johnson outlined his "Great Society" in his State of the Union address. 1999 - Former wrestler Jesse Ventura was sworn in as Minnesota's governor. 2010 - The Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building at 829.8 m (2,722 ft), officially opens in Dubai JANUARY 5 Mary Ellen Blum Olsen was born. 1914 - Henry Ford introduced the $5-a-day minimum wage. 1972 - President Nixon ordered the development of the space shuttle. JANUARY 6 John Carrington was born.

Page 9

New Year Newborn

Augusta Marino was born. 1927 - Transatlantic commercial telephone service began between New York and London. 1953 - Harry Truman announced that the U.S. had developed the hydrogen bomb. JANUARY 8 Jill Brady was born. Monica Spaeth was born. 1958 - Bobby Fischer won the United States Chess Championship for the first time at age 14. 1964 - President Lyndon Johnson announced his War on Poverty. JANUARY 9 Elizabeth Quigley was born. Paula Ann DiGioia was born. 1861 - Mississippi became the second state to secede from the Union. 1952- Jackie Robinson became the highest paid player in Brooklyn Dodger history.

1759 - George Washington married MarJANUARY 10 tha Custis. 1994 - Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan Colin Feeney was born. clubbed on leg by men including hus1863 - The first underground passenger band of rival skater Tonya Harding. railway, the Metropolitan, opened in London. JANUARY 7 1984 - The U.S. and the Vatican reestabDennis Cook was born. Patrick Clark was born. lished diplomatic relations after a 117Sarah McGonigle was born. year break.

St. John’s first baby of the year arrived on the 2nd. Sean and Eun-Chong (EJ) Thorsen welcomed their baby boy to the world at 12:04 a.m. on January 2 at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital. As of press time, his parents were still deciding on a name, but the newborn bundle of joy came in at six pounds, eight ounces and 20 inches long. Congratulations to the family!

St.Camillus – St.Virgilius Blood Drive

Sunday – January 6, 2019 8:15am – 2:15pm St. Camillus Springman Hall 180 Beach 100th Street Rockaway Park, NY Every pint of blood donated NYBC will donate a pound of food to the Outreach Program. Eligibility Criteria: • Bring ID with signature or photo. • Minimum weight 110 lbs. • Age 16 – 75 (16-year old‛s must have parental permission. Age 76 and over need doctor‛s note) • Eat well (low fat) & drink fluids • No tattoos for past 12 months For questions concerning medical eligibility call 1-800-688-0900.

OPEN TO PUBLIC – NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY FREE PARKING – WALK-INS WELCOMED

·

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


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 10

The Rockaway Times

Harbor Bakery’s Babka Cake Recipe The good ol’ Harbor Bake Shop, or known more simply as the Harbor Bakery, hasn’t been around in about 15 years, however the craving for their baked goods still remains. Many remember taking a number and waiting to order their goodies, from the rye bread to the black and white cookies, layer cakes, cheese bagels, and free cookies for the kids while you waited. The old bakery on Beach 116th Street was a community staple that was long owned by the Waldstreichers and then the Glass family, curate watch on browning until it underwent an ownership and oven “hot spots,” etc. change in 2001 and ultimately 4. Pertaining to the enclosed closed in 2004, making way for Babka recipe, use a bread a laundromat. The bakery has flour when baking breads. been missed ever since. Household bakers usually use all-purpose. Use cake flours when it calls for cake (all-purpose). 5. Teaspoons, tablespoons and cup standards must be accurate and constant. See that you use standard measured as supplied by regular houseware stores. 6. When baking the yeast Recently, someone posted to goods formula, your ingrethe Friends of Rockaway Beach dients in cakes and breads Facebook page asking if anyone must be more or less like had the recipe for their crumb human body comfort and coffee cakes (also known as warmer for best results. chocolate babka). Some sugYeast will perform in these gested checking out Walls Bake temperatures related to the Shop in Hewlett, as it is very type of mix—warmer is betsimilar and was once owned by ter. Dissolve yeast in warm members of the Glass family. water and stir until fully disHowever nothing beats having solved! the original recipe. And we have Formula for BABKA it! Thanks to the Galvin famiDOUGH (Classic Cake) ly, which was given the babka recipe from Bernie Glass after the bakery closed, we’re able Ingredients: to share the recipe with you all, 4 ½ cups Bread Flour as well as some baking tips. Mr. 6 oz softened margarine or Glass died in August 2016, but butter the family recipes live on. 4 packets of yeast or 4 tablespoons of dry yeast Baking Tips from Bernie 1 tablespoon of salt Glass 1 cup of egg yolks 1. Some formulas or house1 cup of sugar hold recipes are not accurate. When browsing in Directions: magazines or cookbooks, 1. Place all ingredients into a always question each recipe kettle or large bowl and mix carefully. for 15 minutes. 2. Use only the BEST ingredi- 2. Remove from bowl and wrap ents. Nothing is worse than all dough in a plastic wrap or complaints due to bad retowel cover. sults from inferior products. 3. Let stand in a warm place for 3. When cakes and breads are 2 hours. baking in the oven, keep ac- 4. After the time has elapsed,

·

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

a lightly greased pan. 10. Put a slit in the middle and spread out the dough from the slit. 11. Cover with more streusel and flatten. 12. Let rise ½ hour in a warm place. 13. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Streusel Formula

press with fingers or roll a small round piece of dough the size of a marble and drop it into a cup of warm water that is a little on the hot side. The temperature of the water is important. If it rises, it is ready! 5. Put dough on a floured board and fold over several times into a rectangle. 6. Scale 10 oz. pieces and fold over several times into a rectangle. 7. Roll with a rolling pin into a rectangle. 8. Spread chocolate (melt morsels in a double broiler over dough and cover with chocolate chips, and then streusel crumbs (recipe to follow.) 9. Roll into a ball and place on

Ingredients: 2 ½ cups of light brown sugar 1 lb margarine 6 cups of all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons of cinnamon Directions: 1. Mix cinnamon, sugar and margarine together until well blended. 2. Add all of the flour. 3. Mix until crumbly. Slow mix, do not overmix or paste will result! This same dough can be used to make many varieties of babka dough cake. Also called yeast or coffee cakes. Of course, your ingredients should be of the best quality. Want to give it a go? If you try making Harbor Bakery's babka, send us photos at mail@rockawaytimes.com and tell us how it turned out!


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

The Rockaway Times

Quotables

Thanks for the Memories Dear Editor: I want to extend a warm and sincere thank you to all my clients, friends and those wonderful people, past and present who have been a part of my life in Rockaway these some 40+ years. Those years have gone very quickly and you have all been a special part of them. Sometimes sad, sometimes happy, but always with love. It is now time for me to move on to the second phase of my life. Your friendship is and has been so important to me. You will all leave me with fond memories and a special place in my heart. So I sign off with a simple Thank You with love. Sal Araimo Formerly Strands

Dear Editor: Re: the New Year's Boyleing Points column, Mr. Bartlett's most famous quote is, "Hey, buddy, can I quote that in my book?" I've noted, over the decades, that most things that are quoted are, as stated by you, from Anonymous. Add to that, Shakespeare and the Bible. A select few are from "Joe, in accounting." Richard Berger

Page 11

The Mother Ship Hasn’t Landed

Shop 116 Dear Editor: Beach 116th may have a brighter future ahead with the development of One Sixteen and other residential buildings, but our local businesses are struggling to stay afloat in the meantime and it shows with the closure of Blue Bungalow, Paninico and Dunkin' Donuts late last year. Even though winter is the slow season, rent still needs to be paid. Gift shop Lola Star could soon be another empty storefront. Lets prevent another closure. Shop local and support your local stores all year-round! Jen Brown

Com

No, it wasn’t aliens, although that thought probably crossed a few minds. People around the city were deeply confused and maybe even scared by the blue light show that lit up skies on the night of December 27. However it was nothing more than a transformer explosion at the Con

Our 9th Annive e t a r b e l e rs a eC

Tuesday, Jan 8th Special Schedule All classes $9 Winter Schedule

7:30am 9:00am 5:00pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm Hot26

Ed facility in Astoria, Queens. But the lights were bright enough to be seen from as far away as Rockaway and it sure looked like some extraterrestrial activity was to blame. Missy Echevarria snapped a few pics of the event that everyone was talking about last Thursday.

-Vinyasa

Burn

All classes 60 minutes

- Warm Yin

(only 3rd Thurs of month 1/17, 2/21, 3/21)

7:30am Hot 26 9am Hot 26 4:30pm Burn 6pm Hot Vinyasa

ry!

• Reduce Stress • Increase Energy & Stamina • Improve Strength, Flexibility & Muscle Tone • Lose Weight & Detox As always, the proceeds from our Anniversary classes are donated. ROCKAWAY WISH is our charity this year. We are blessed & grateful to be part of this great community and want to pay it forward. We appreciate your dedication to your practice and continued support of HYRB. You guys are THE BEST and we’re lucky to have you as students. A BIG THANK YOU for making Hot Yoga Rockaway Beach the best place to practice hot yoga.  Namaste 

181 B. 116th St., 2nd fl. (above laundromat) Rockaway Park, NY 11694 • 718.945.YOGA (9642)

www.HotYogaRockawayBeach.com • Info@HotYogaRockawayBeach.com

·

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


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 12

The Rockaway Times

Rockaway Locals…You Tell Us! Get Your Voice Heard! In this feature, reporter, Kami-Leigh Agard pounds the streets to give locals a voice on what’s happening and relevant for residents of the Rockaway metropolis. Your Voice…Your Community…Your Platform This week’s topic: Millions of people from all walks of life rang in the New Year, reflecting on the past 12 months, and how they can be even better in the New Year. The Rockaway Times asked four owners of new local businesses that just opened their doors in 2018, about their thoughts on 2019 — plus resolutions and any plans they wanted to share with the community concerning the new year.

·

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


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

The Rockaway Times

Page 13

Local Movers & Shakers Review 2018 & Express Hopes for 2019 By Kami-Leigh Agard

Rockaway is a little town that could, with movers and shakers, who behind the scenes, dedicatedly work hard on not just demanding, but getting what their beloved waterside community needs. In this Rockaway Times three-part series, from various civic associations, nonprofits, and the business community — these shapers give a review of 2018, and what they hope for in 2019. In this second installment, we spoke to the Rockaway Theatre Company (RTC). Yes! — Rockaway has its own theatre company, and 2019 marks 22 years, the RTC has been showcasing high quality Broadway-esque theater, right here on the peninsula. This team of dedicated theater lovers has definitely not waited in the wings to show what the peninsula has to offer. They’ve been through hell and back but still manage to majestically strut their stuff, bringing Broadway theater for all ages to Rockaway. According to longtime RTC producer, Susan Jasper, RTC

ADVANCED HEARING AID TECHNOLOGY

began with a humble start with artistic director, John Gilleece, who, like Jasper, a 30-plus-year retired schoolteacher in NYC’s school system and a lover of theater, wanted to bring his passion for the performing arts to Rockaway. “John and I worked together as fellow teachers. When he retired, he invited me to join in with his mission with the RTC. I promised that once I retired, I would. He simply wanted to bring the performing arts to Rockaway. Two years later, I joined the RTC, and I’ve never stopped working towards John’s

dream and ultimately the RTC’s mission,” Jasper said. According to Jasper, RTC, along with the Rockaway Artist Alliance (RAA), began its pioneering beginnings at the Park Place Seaport Theatre in a nondescript building on the beach end of Beach 116th Street. Both the RTC and RAA showcased their art, however, the venue was suddenly shut down in September of 1997. However, though this was a crushing blow for both organizations, this setback presented an opportunity for a larger and per-

manent space that became the crown jewel at Fort Tilden. “Twenty years ago, the National Park Service (NPS) —Gateway National Recreational Area in Fort Tilden had all these old dilapidated buildings from WWII that had been left vacant after the war. When the military pulled out, the buildings were empty and deemed condemned because they were falling apart. At the time, both the RAA with Geoff Rawling, and RTC were working out of the Beach 116th Street location. However, once we lost our home and got word from Gateway that these buildings were vacant, though inhabitable, we immediately seized the opportunity. Gateway gave us permission to use a building in exchange for restoration and renovation. With permission from our new partners, RTC began working on what would become one of our most critical expansions, the move to the Post Theatre (Building T-4) at Fort Tilden. Continued on page 15

CONTINUING EDUCATION AT KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Don W., Sherman, TX

For Less Than $200

How can a hearing aid that costs less than $200 be every bit as good as one that sells for $2,250 or more? The answer: Although tremendous strides have been made in Advanced Hearing Aid Technology, those cost reductions have not been passed on to you. Until now... MDHearingAid® uses the same kind of Advanced Hearing Aid Technology incorporated into hearing aids that cost thousands more at a small fraction of the price. Over 300,000 satisfied MDHearingAid customers agree: High-quality, FDA-registered hearing aids don’t have to cost a fortune. The fact is, you don’t need to spend thousands for a hearing aid. MDHearingAid is a medical-grade hearing aid offering sophistication and high performance, and works right out of the box with no time-consuming “adjustment” appointments. You can contact a licensed hearing specialist conveniently online or by phone — even after your purchase at no cost. No other company provides such extensive support. Now that you know...why pay more?

Can a Hearing Aid Delay or Prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia? A study by the National Institute on Aging suggests older individuals with hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop Alzheimer’s and dementia over time than those who retain their hearing. They suggest that an intervention — such as a hearing aid — could delay or prevent this by improving hearing!

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR 45-DAY RISK-FREE TRIAL!

Hearing is believing and we invite you to try this nearly invisible hearing aid with no annoying whistling or background noise for yourself. If you are not completely satisfied with your MDHearingAid, return it within 45 days for a FULL REFUND. Use Code HQ99 and get

For the Lowest Price Call

1-855-209-2632

FREE Batteries for 1 Year Plus FREE Shipping

PROGRAMS OFFERED Healthcare Certificates | Health & Fitness | ESL TASC® (English and Spanish) | Culinary Arts College For Kids | Taxi Test Prep | 50+ Wellness Music & Dance | Make-up Artist | Vet Assistant Self-Development | Urban Farming | Public Speaking And Many More!

2001 Oriental Blvd For more information Brooklyn NY, 11235 Call 718 368-5050 @kcc_cont_ed

facebook.com/kccoce

http://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/continuinged

·

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


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 14

The Rockaway Times

Don't let customers forget you're there

ADVERTISE REGULARLY IN THE ROCKAWAY TIMES 718-634-3030 ·

Ads@Rockawaytimes.com

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


The Rockaway Times

LOCAL MOVERS & SHAKERS REVIEW 2018

Continued from Page 13

“The building’s conditions were horrendous. There was no running water, working bathrooms, heat or air conditioning — but the community came out to help us. The Post Theatre building at Building T-149 boasted a raised stage, limited wing space and a large seating area, but can you imagine the conditions? But we made it work,” Jasper said. The Post Theatre was once a movie theater on the Fort Tilden Army Base and since its closure had long gone unused. The RTC entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Gateway, granting the RTC permission to perform live theatre in exchange for restoring and renovating the building. Over the next nineteen years, renovations to the Post Theatre would include removing seats that were damaged beyond repair, cleaning and refurbishing all 234 seats in the house, extending the movie theatre stage to make

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019 room for actors, installation of curtains, a proscenium arch, installation of modern theatrical lighting and sound systems, a complete overhaul of the dressing room, a roof replacement, installation of commercial heating and air conditioning, and a complete renovation of the restrooms and lobby. “Guys from the Graybeards, local tradesmen — everyone came out to help renovate for RTC and RAA. Our first production at the RTC’s new Fort Tilden location was in 1998. The conditions were awful, but like they say in theater, ‘the show must go on,’ and it did. After tireless years of volunteers’ efforts, we got a beautiful theater completed with dressing rooms, refurbished stage space and more, including heat; and for the surrounding communities, RTC became known for producing high quality theater in a community that is not just strong, by resilient,” Jasper said. But then in 2012, the storm that made Rockaway a major headline in the news hit. Hurricane Sandy served Rockaway a major dose of setbacks and horror, and

Page 15

the RTC was not spared, but like the rest of the community, with a stoic band of volunteers, they resurrected. “Hurricane Sandy was just another brick that helped us build into the special organization we are today. We are very fortunate as being one of the few theater companies in the five boroughs, that have our own home base — a theater we can rehearse in, that is solely ours.” Jasper said. Today, RTC has won numerous accolades, including Queens Best of Borough’s Best Local Live Theater and a special commendation from the Breezy Point Cooperative Business Association. RTC also hosts a children’s (12 and under) and teens’ (ages 13 to 18) theater program. “Every year, our youth program does amazing shows. People continually rave to us, ‘I can’t believe this is a children’s theater group.’ One of our kids, Andrew Barth Feldman, hot on the heels of winning the 2018 National High School Musical Theatre Award, will make his Broadway debut in the Tony-winning hit, ‘Dear Evan Hansen.’ He’s the youngest actor

taking on the title role. Another one of our alums, Hayden Signoretti, got casted for a Broadway show, “Finding Neverland.” Our youth are so amazing, I encourage all parents to give their children a chance to see if they like theater, whether it’s performing on stage or just appreciating the art,” Jasper said. For 2019, RTC has five major productions in the works including: A Comedy of Five Tenors, Doubt, Newsies, The Great Gatsby and Spelling Bee. For Jasper, she just wants people who love theater, performing and/or singing, to audition for the plays. “People love coming to our shows, and love our regular performers. However, I think it would be nice to see new faces. RTC is a nurturing space, and we sincerely want to see our theatrical community grow. None of us get paid for the work we do. This is all for love of not just theater, but our community. We all are getting up there in age, and we want a younger wave to come in and continue our legacy as a mainstay for theater right here in Rockaway.”

WE MOVED! FROM 324 BEACH 59 TH ST. & BEACH CHANNEL DRIVE IN ARVERNE

TO

ROCKAWAY COMMONS 86-01A ROCKAWAY BEACH BLVD. ROCKAWAY BEACH, NY 11693

718-945-9500 www.arvernedental.com ·

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


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 16

The Rockaway Times

Beach 119th Street Dip With the air temperature nearing 60 degrees and the water a brisk 45, Tuesday’s New Year’s Day Plunge was a huge improvement from last year’s dip in the teens. This year on Beach 119th, the great weather made for some big smiles as residents and neighbors marched down the

block to the beat of drums as they got ready to plunge. More than 150 people ran into the ocean and ran out just as fast, but stuck around to take a few snaps, providing proof of their participation in this longtime tradition to ring in the New Year. Here are a few highlights.

By Timmy Burke

By Rita Tortorelli

By Rita Tortorelli

By Rita Tortorelli

By Rita Tortorelli

By Rita Tortorelli

By Rita Tortorelli

·

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

By Barbara Ferguson


The Rockaway Times

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 17

Beach 127th Plunge In another longtime tradition, neighbors from Beach 127th also took the plunge on Tuesday and it made for a great turnout.

By Paul Richter

By Paul Richter

By Sean Shevlin

Beach 146th’s Big Dip The longest running plunge takes place on Beach 146th and with the terrific weather on Tuesday, it made for one of the biggest turnouts on the beach. By Tom Farley

By Pat McVeigh

By Tom Farley

By Mary Ellen Olsen

·

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


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 18

FALLING OFF A CLIFF

A snow fence is no match for winter erosion. Hello City and Army Corps — Help! Rockaway does not want a repeat of last year when beaches were closed without notice. What is the plan? The state of the beaches can too easily be forgotten over the winter months. Here’s a reminder — Rockaway beaches need help NOW. Photo by Eddy Pastore.

Sean Fitzgerald

The Rockaway Times

Man Fatally Stabbed Outside Far Rock McDonald’s

There’s nothing happy about this. On New Year’s Eve, a 21-year-old man was fatally stabbed outside of the Far Rockaway McDonald’s. According to a report by PIX11, at around 9:30 p.m. on Monday, December 31, Devonte Brandon of Far Rockaway was stabbed multiple times in the torso following a dispute and was left to die outside of the McDonald’s restaurant. The incident happened at about 9:30 p.m., near the intersection of Mott Avenue and Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway. Devonte was transported to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made. A

suspect has not been identified. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted online at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS. COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting TIP577 to 274637 (CRIMES).

Lic. Broker/Principal

CoastalRENY.com

Direct 917-860-6701 Office 718-318-5030

CoastalFitz@gmail.com

SIDE BY SIDE LEGAL 2 FAMILY

Belle Harbor Beach Block Contemporary

This open floor plan home sits on a 50x100 lot, only 200 feet from our beaches. Two large bedrooms, two full baths, one half bath, one powder room with shower. Living room and dining room share a double TOWN HOUSE SETUP. Each unit consists of three floors. 3 bedrooms, sided wood burning fireplace. Large eat-in kitchen. Large lower family 1 full bath and one half bath. Living Room, EIK, Full Basement. room with guest quarters. Come back from the day at the beach and Perfect for a mother/daughter situation, or small biz owners can entertain friends and family in the fully paved yard with hardline use one unit as their office and keep the other unit for rental income. gas grill, gas fire pit and outdoor shower cabana. Mature arborvitae Walking distance to all. Large yard, private parking. line the property for privacy. Private parking for 5 cars. Offered at $995,000 Offered at $1,380,000

·

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


The Rockaway Times

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 19

NEPONSIT REALTY inc P 718.945.2411 www.neponsitrealty.com

Licensed Real Estate Broker Geri Lipsman

Licensed Sales Agents

WISHING YOU A HAPPY, AND PEACEFUL NEW YEAR. BELLE HARBOR – TWO FAMILY BEACH BLOCK – A RARE FIND

Fabulous OCEAN VIEWS. Three bedrooms over three, identical units, hardwood floors, carpeting, spacious rooms, living room / dining room combination, renovated eat in kitchen and baths. Six baths total & perfectly renovated huge finished basement with tile flooring & bath. Terrace with complete ocean views. The perfect backyard for relaxing and entertaining, with pavers and surrounding plants. Two car garage, plenty of parking. Call us for viewing.

BELLE HARBOR BEACH BLOCK ONE FAMILY Be on vacation every day in this lovely home by the Sea. Spacious and welcoming, this home offers 3 Bedrooms and 2 Full Bathrooms. Large living room, dining room, EIK, new washer and dryer. Enjoy gorgeous sunsets and ocean views from the second level balcony.

CALL KATE TO SCHEDULE APPT. 917 680-8051 REDUCED PRICE $879,900

COMMERCIAL SPACE PROFESSIONAL OFFICE 900 sq. ft. 2 large offices and reception area, plus handicap accessible bathroom. Utilities included, parking available. Call Susan 347 260 3891.....................................$2500

ROCKAWAY PARK 2500 sq. ft. Professional Walk-in office space. All utilities INCLUDED.

CALL SUSAN........................................................$3500

SANDS POINT PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE PERFECT LOCATION -900 sq ft 2 LARGE OFFICES AND RECEPTION AREA, PLUS HANDICAP BATHROOM, UTILITIES INCLUDED

EXCLUSIVE BEACH BLOCK LAND 80 X 100

LOCATED IN NEPONSIT, PRIVATE TREE LINED BLOCK, OWNER HAS APPROVED BUILDING PLANS FOR A BEAUTIFUL HOME. CALL SUSAN 347 260 3891…..$2,225,000

EXCLUSIVE NEW TO MARKET FIRST TIME SHOWING LEGAL TWO FAMILY

This lovely home is a legal 2 family that can easily be used as a 1 family. The main level offers 3 bedrooms with a master en suite bathroom, separate eat in kitchen, large living room and dining room, 2 bathrooms, access to extra large finished basement with half bathroom and separate laundry room. The 2nd floor offers a large living room, eat in kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and private deck facing the backyard. There are plenty of closets throughout and parking for 5 cars! New heating system and hot water heater were installed 6 years ago. Bring your designer and make this your dream home today!

CALL KATE 917 680 8051..............$939,900

APARTMENT OF THE WEEK 128th MINT, MINT 3 bed, 2 bath, private entrance, open floor plan, EIK with island, all amenities, fireplace, huge terrace, radiate heat, washer & dryer, parking space. Pay all utilities. Call Peggy 347 525-7176..................$2600

APARTMENTS B100s Bright and Sunny Close to beach, ferry, transportation and shops 3 bed 2 bath, Hardwood floors, Open floor plan, Use of yard, Storage space, pay all utilities, Pet friendly Call Susan 347 260 3891.................$2100

HOUSE RENTALS

CALL US FOR PRICING UPPER BELLE HARBOR

60 x 100 FURNISHED Centerhall Colonial, larger living room, fireplace, formal dining room, work kitchen, den, three bedrooms, 3 full baths, beautiful grounds, lovely front porch, use of basement, W/D, parking. Available now until June 30th.............$3200

NEPONSIT

to Ocean...6 bedroom, 3 bath, formal CALL SUSAN 347 260 3891................................$2500 Steps living room, huge EIK. LIVE BY THE BEACH NOW. Pay utiilities

-1800 sq ft LARGE OFFICE SPACE UTITILIES INCLUDED PARKING AVAILABLE

CALL SUSAN 347 260 3891................................$3500

SEEKING ONE AND TWO FAMILY HOMES QUALIFIED BUYERS WAITING

STUDIO 120’s Cozy, no pets, summer parking, utilities included. Call Susan 347 260 3891 ...................$1100 2 ROOM STUDIO BELLE HARBOR MINT - New kitchen, bath and appliances. Plenty of closets, living room/bedroom combination. Application Process, owner will split fee if approved. Call Susan for more info 347 260 3891 ........................................ $1500 ONE BEDROOM 117th Coop building, extra large rooms, hardwood floors, galley kitchen, large living room. Pay electric & gas, no parking, no pets. Application process. Available 3/15/19 ................................... $1500 120’S BEACH BLOCK , MINT, EIK, hardwood floors, summer parking, pet welcomed, storage, pay all utilities ............................................. $1700 120’s BEACH BLOCK BEAUTY, newly renovated hardwood floors, lots of windows, parking, pet ok, pay utilities, available 1/15/19. Call Susan 347 260 3891 .................. $1700 120’s Walk in closet has access to small back private porch, extra «office» room, living room, dining room (pocket doors between), kitchen, breakfast nook. Subzero fridge, Viking stove, Bosch dishwasher, granite countertops. Marble bath. No washer/dryer. Under porch extra storage for bikes.Summer Wknd parking. No pets , pay gas & electric ...................... $1800 130’s Mint, kitchen with island, all new appliances, central air, hugh terrace, living room, 2 cars summer park, pay utilities. Call Susan 347 260 3891 ..................$2300 TWO BEDROOMS Ocean Grande Ocean views every window, large bedrooms, 2 baths, plenty of clostes, washer & dryer, building amenities, concierge front desk, computer room, roof top deck, fitness center, locker with showers. available 12/1/18. Call Susan 347 260 3891 ..................$2500 120’s Beach block beauty, PS 114 School District. Newly renovated, 2 bath, terrace, 1 car park. Pay all utilities ....................................................$2400 120’s GORGEOUS! Large kitchen with breakfast area, New bath with shower and tub, parquet floors throughout, central air, lots of windows, 2 balconies plus private terrace, no w/d, no pets, 2 car parking for summer only, pay electric. Available 11/15. Call Susan 347 260 3891 ..................$2250 120’s Newly renovated, walk in, EIK, lots of closets, good sized bedrooms, one parking space for summer, no pets, Pay gas & elec., heat included Will be available 1/15/19..Call Susan 347 260 3891 ......................... $1850 120s Beach block, 1 bath, Washer dryer, 1 car park, No pets. Heat included. Call Susan 347 260 3891 .................. $1800 100’s. Adorable, bungalow feels like your own home, new kitchen and bath, no pets, pay all utilities. Call Susan 347 260 3891 .................. $1700 120’s Adorable, sunny and cozy with terrace. No pets, No smoking. Call Susan 347 260 3891 .................. $1800 100’s Small cottage with shared outdoor space. No pets, pay all utilities. Call Susan 347 260 3891 .................. $1650 THREE BEDROOMS Great location, close to beach, ferry and shops, good sized rooms, hardwood floors, 2

full baths, use of yard, pay all utilities. Pet friendly. Waterside School District Call Susan 347 260 3891.................. $2100

·

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


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 20

The Rockaway Times

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

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

5 Year Member

417 Beach 129th St • (718) 634-3134 • Mon-Sat 10am-6pm With Honesty Integrity and Trust our team of agents get the job done! NEPONSIT

Phenominal Water Views Custom built 5 BR home with individual water front balconies, high ceilings and 3 marble baths. Parking for 8. $2,500,000

UPPER BELLE HARBOR All Brick Center Hall Stately D4BR, 3.5 bath home favored by O L is sun S glorious T and positioned onlight an S J U expansive 6,000 sq. ft. property, you will be impressed.$1,395,000

NEW TO MARKET

Neponsit - 60’ x 100’ Just one D block to theO Lbeach this 3BR, S 2.5 bath home is S T immaculate. High U J ceilings, FLR, marble fireplace, FDR, den, 2 car garage. $999,000

BELLE HARBOR A Must See! Fabulous 1.5 D 3BR, Lhome bath has a full O Sfinished basement, S T tons of storage, U gorgeous kitchen, J stunning backyard with pool. $825,000

ROCKAWAY BEACH

Beach Block Condo Spacious 3BR duplex with HW floors, large master suite with amazing ocean views. Stunning curb appeal, comes with parking spot. $675,000

BELLE HARBOR

Priced to Sell! T ACrenovated, Completely R cute and cozy 2 N Tbungalow BR with O C private backyard R E and parking may be D the perfect solution. UN $549,000

ROCKAWAY PARK

New To Market Here is a great 2BR ocean facing apartment waiting for your fresh decorating ideas. Private terrace, HW floors and laundry in building. $425,000

ROCKAWAY PARK

Courtyard Bungalow Adorable home with bamboo floors, LR with an open kitchen and a sleeping loft. This court is completely fenced in and features quaint walkways. $299,000

NEPONSIT

Beach Block 60’x100’ Large FLR, fireplace, den, grand FDR, granite EIK with sliders, large back patio and an inground pool. $2,199,000

BELLE HARBOR

All Brick - 60’x 100’ Corner Expansive newly renovated 6 BR home with open floor plan, w/b fireplace, radiant heat, CAC. Two car garage and private parking. $1,299,000

OCEANFRONT

Arverne By The Sea - Legal 2 Enjoy a front row seat with unobstructed ocean views plus a private rooftop terrace. Each unit has 3 BR’s, 2 baths and private parking. $995,000

NEPONSIT

45’ x 100’ Corner Lot Unique 5BR home filled with sunlight, open layout HW floors, catherdral ceilings. Detached 2 car garage. Steal of a deal! $799,000

BELLE HARBOR

Beach Block - Legal 2 Owners D unit, 3BR, 2O Lbath, terrace, Sbackyard and private S T parking. 2BR rental U for a guaranteed J income. Won’t last. $699,000

BELLE HARBOR

60’ x 70 - Lot For Sale Build your very own 2,100 sq. ft. custom dream home on a 4,200 sq. ft. lot, R-2 Zoned. FAR is .5. Close to all! $525,000

MOTIVATED SELLERS!

Development Opportunity Zoned R5D for a 5 family up to 6,600 sq ft of permitted residential space. 2 blocks from the beach. Get in on the wave. $399,000

ROCKAWAY PARK

Oceanfront Building Move right into this immaculate 2 BR apartment. No elevator and no steps in this aparment. Call today for your private viewing. $299,000

NEPONSIT

Sprawling 80’ x 100’ Fabulous 4BR, 4 bath split level home. Gourmet kitchen, gleaming HW floors throughout, fin bsmt with 2 BR’s and 2 car garage. $1,875,000

BELLE HARBOR

Supreme Legal 3 T AC 3 family LargeRlegal T currently used as aN1 family. 6 BR’s, O C 4.5 baths, fireplace E R and all massive D rooms. Priced to sell! UN $1,299,000

BELLE HARBOR

T Spectacular Tudor - 50’ x C 100’ TURN R AKEY FOR UNDER N T 2/3A BR, MIL. 2.5 COBeautiful bath Belle Harbor home. R Finished basement, DE finished attic, private UN parking $995,000 NEPONSIT Gorgeous Block - 45’ x 100’ Lot Cozy 3BR, 2 bath home with Lush botanical plantings of aromatic lavender and sweet basil straight from your garden to your organic table! $779,000

UPPER BELLE HARBOR

40’ x 100’ - Lot For Sale This lot will be the inspiration to build your 2,000 sq ft. MASTERPIECE!!! Call your architect and start designing. FAR .5, Zoning R2. $575,000

ROCKAWAY BEACH

Investment Opportunity!T C MultiAlarge This 1910 R T Family has 2 N home apartments. COduplex Amazing Bay Views, R 4 bedrooms and 3 DE N baths and low taxes. U $499,000

BELLE HARBOR

Prime Location This beautiful 2nd floor LD Coop has 2 bedrooms O Sand 1 newly renovated S T full bathroom. One U indoor parking spot in J the garage is included. $399,000

ROCKAWAY PARK

T Beach Block - Rare Find AC2BR, 1BA Spacious R co-op N T with hardwood easy floor plan, COfloors, R ocean views and E parking. Just steps to D the ocean! Priced to UN sell. $249,000

NEPONSIT

Water Front - 60’ x 100’ Lot All brick 3BR, 2.5 bath, gourment granite kitchen, radiant heat, central air, paved parking, garage and full finished basement. $1,750,000

NEPONSIT

Gorgeous Block - 60’ x 100’ Lot CT Large R A country backyard, N T andoutdoor shower huge O Ctwo tier deck. Quaint R BR’s, 3.5 bath, front D E 3porch and full fin. UN bsmt. $1,290,000

BELLE HARBOR

Beach Block - Legal 2 T C 3 BR, R 2A baths, H/W T floors & terrace with O N views over a Cocean 2BR Newly E R paved rental. yard & full D private radiant heated UN driveway. $899,000

ROCKAWAY PARK

Penthouse with Ocean Views! Gorgeous 2BR’s plus an incredible master suite with it’s own private terrace. Living space offers skylights, HW floors and private parking. $720,000

BELLE HARBOR

Center Hall Colonial T C Spectacular R A colonial, gorgeous paved T N backyard with InCOground heated pool, R two private driveways DE and a detached garage. N U $1,400,000

UPPER BELLE HARBOR Priced to Sell - 60’x100’ Open floor plan with 4BR, 2.5 baths, stone fireplace, spacious dining area and kitchen. HW floors, granite counters and master en suite. Private drive. $999,000

ROCKAWAY PARK

Oceanfront Penthouse! T C Filled with R Asunlight and T has s, 2.5 baths, 2 N 3BR’ of sliders leading COpairs out to a spectaular and E R spacious oceanfront D balcony and private UN parking. $845,000

ROCKAWAY BEACH

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

OCEANFRONT CONDO

FAR ROCK - BEACH BLOCK!

ROCKAWAY PARK

ROCKAWAY PARK

Open Floor Plan Two BR’s, two baths duplex with HW floors, granite counters, breakfast bar and an abundance of cabinets. Full finished lower level. $575,000

Duplex Apartment with Parking Beautiful 2/3 BR’s , 2.5 baths, granite kitchen, SS appliances, HW floors and private parking. Half a block to the beach. $499,000

ROCKAWAY PARK

Oceanfront Co-op Spacious 2 BR, 2 bath with ocean views from every room, private terrace, H/W and tiled floors and beautifully updated baths 7 huge closets. $365,000

BELLE HARBOR

Waterfront Co-op Building Completely renovated from top to bottom, lots of windows, closets and high ceilings make a wonderful place to call home. $225,000

Three Minutes to Lawrence One Family 4BR Ranch with 2.5 baths, HW floors, updated EIK, granite counterts and SS appliances. Full bsmt, garage and long pvt drive. $549,000 Oceanfront Building T C 5 Star Awith Loaded R T amenities, Ocean N offers the COGrande luxury of easy condo E R living, large 2BR, 2 D baths. Won’t last! UN $459,000

ARVERNE

Beach Block Condo Newly renovated 2 BRs, kitchen with quartz counters, and glass tile backsplash. Open floor plan, W/D in unit and privacy paved back yard. $320,000

ARVERNE

Coral House Spacious 2BR, 1 bath L Dterrace, with HW O Sfloors, SS appliances. T S Only two short blocks J U to the beach. Won’t last at this price, call today! $203,000

Highest sales volume in Rockaway...Visit our office and see what we do that's different!

·

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


The Rockaway Times

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 21

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

5 Year Member

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

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

The Rockaprop Team

Happy Holidays from the Rockaway Properties Team Lisa, Barbara, Nia, Colleen, Ariana, Jenny and Kristin. This holiday season, we are looking back with appreciation for your loyalty and looking forward to moving into the New Year together. Cheers! ·

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


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 22

The Rockaway Times

917-742-7779

Lorraine Tom

IN RACT NT CO

OLD

S

BELLE HARBOR OCEAN FRONT

UPPER BELLE HARBOR

Spacious One bedroom, oceanfront apt. Beautiful ocean views from every room. Raised formal dining area, large living room and bedroom, full bath, plenty of closets. Maint. $701.00 Available to rent $1600/month

High ranch styled home. Could be mother/ daughter. Three bedrooms three full bath eat in kitchen living room dining room with additional large living space on main level 40x100 property lot Pvt drive/ spacious backyard $999,000

NEW EXCLUSIVE 117-12 Ocean Promenade HAMPTON HOUSE apt 5H

Spacious One bedroom ocean front with balcony and views views views galore! Large living room, dinette, one full bath, lots of closets. Low maintenance. Asking $343,000

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

BEACH BLOCK

One bedroom, 2nd floor with ocean views. Heat included parking available.

UPPER BELLE HARBOR 3 bedrooms, all new wood floors and appliances. Parking and Terrace.

$1500

Kiyan Hagan

Thinking of Selling, Buying or Renting? Give us a call! We are here to help with all your Real Estate needs.

D

SOL

WE ARE NOW SELLING IN LONG BEACH LONG BEACH

3 beds, 2 baths Totally Renovated Open Concept Home, Living Room W/Gas Fireplace, Large Dining Area, Designer Kitchen, Full Bath, W&D, Lovely Side Patio. 2nd Floor, Attic. Attached Garage With Spacious Storage.

$2500

Facts You Probably Don’t Need

 Italian doctors made a fake disease called Syndrome K in order to help protect Jewish people during WWII. "Patients" were quarantined and the Nazis were told that the disease was deadly, disfiguring and highly contagious. Syndrome K saved at least 20 lives.

 In one afternoon during the Battle of Stalingrad, a railway  90% of modern apples can be traced back to two trees in the station switched between Germysterious Tien Shan forests of man and Soviet control fourKazakhstan. teen times.

Joseph F. Keenan Attorney At Law

·

00761RT

114-04 Beach Channel Drive Suite 9 Rockaway Park, New York 11694 Phone: (718) 747 8850 jfkeenan@joekeenanlaw.com

James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe, from whom he would not take interest. According to some reports, the government owed Salomon more than $600,000, though the exact amount is unknown. At the time of his death in 1785, Salomon was penniless.

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

 Haym Salomon was a Pol-  On the night of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, he signed ish-born, American Jew during the Secret Service into existthe Revolutionary War. Among ence. his many other contributions to the colonies, Salomon subscribed heavily to government  Alaska was the only part of America to be occupied by Axis loans, endorsed notes, gave troops in WWII. Japan took generously to soldiers, and over two islands in 1942. equipped several military units with his own money. In addiFacts by Sean McVeigh, factolotion, he made private loans to gist. prominent statesmen such as


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

The Rockaway Times

RWA Has January Plans To ensure the long-term vitality and economic health of the Rockaway community, the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA) works to empower residents of the underserved communities. In January, a couple of free programs are worth noting:

than it sounds. Learn how to make a basic pasta with roasted veggies and enjoy a delicious meal with us. Over dinner, Indy will talk about carbohydrates, sugar and answer any questions you might have! Registration is recommended, but not required. It’ll begin promptly at 5 p.m, please arrive on time!

Page 23

Happy Birthday Editor!

Cook & Chat: Pasta-Making Class Cook & Chat: TIME: Wednesday, January 9, Hydroponics Workshop 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 TIME: Wednesday, January Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th 23, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. St) LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Making fresh pasta is easier Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St) Hydroponics is the art of growing plants without soil. Come learn about setting up a hydroponics system and create your own mason jar hydroponics system to take home. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious hydroponic-grown meal with us. Our award-winning do-it-all writer, editor, social media maTo see more events and to register for upcoming ones, ven, and sandcastle contest leader somehow found time to head to www.rwalliance.org/ achieve another milestone this week: her 30th birthday! We’re raising a glass or two on Friday, January 4. Happy Birthday, Katie! rwa/events/

COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLE MEDICAL ARTS BUILDING

Susan Natale

Lic. RE Salesperson

130 Beach 121st St, #2B ASKING $183,000

Large studio apartment with an updated kitchen and a private balcony sitting directly on the beach in Rockaway Park! Enjoy all that this fantastic area has to offer from its beautiful beach and legendary boardwalk to its always expanding and creative food scene. The secret is officially out on the Rockaway Renaissance! This affordable unit can serve as a weekend retreat, seasonal beach home or primary residence. Featuring direct, unobstructed access to the beach and offering its residents exclusive access to showers and restrooms on the (newly renovated) lobby level, this is a beach lover's dream yet priced to fit every budget. The low monthly maintenance of $580, combined with the low asking price make this an opportunity that people simply cannot afford to miss!

4 Bed, 3 Bath triplex w/ ocean views, roof terrace, garage and pvt. parking---$3,000 2 Bed, 1 Bath w/ balcony, roof terrace, super upgraded, dryer---$2,000 2 Bed, 1 Bath w/ balcony, parking, central air, washer/dryer---$1,900 2 Bed, 1 Bath w/ washer/dryer, parking, central AC---$1,750

* Beautifully appointed suite 2500+ sf - owner to assist upgrade to 1st class * Parking included * Prime location in Rockaway Park * Train, Ferry and Bus - all nearby * Other smaller professional offices also available * Podiatrist, Ophthalmologist, Ob/Gyn, ENT doctor needed in the area

Call (917) 710-6298 for appointment ·

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


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 24

You Have So Many Beautiful Reasons to be Happy! Love life and all that it has to offer. When you begin to awaken from your sleep, silently say thank you God for another day. Try your best to fill it with good intentions and positive thoughts. Some days are better than others, but remain confident that each day is a precious gift. My dearest neighbor Joan Morrs always has the greatest mantras. Speaking to her one evening, she said, “You can either choose to exist or live.” In spite of having much loss her in life, she chooses to live. Joan is a woman who lives life well and

will have no regrets when she sets off into the sunset. Thank you, Joan, for your inspiration and friendship. You are a bright star for so many. Keep shining your light. “Life is available only in the present moment.” Thich Nhat Hanh. What are your present moments? Surfing the internet, viewing social media, watching TV, going for a leisurely walk, taking a yoga class, going to the gym, visiting a friend or relative and spending some quality moments with that person. My dad,

·

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

Alexander Brown Timlin, taught me how to be present each day with the ones I love and enjoy the good times along with the bad times. We all change. Nothing stays the same but we can choose to be happy in this journey. Strive to be content. Each day is an opportunity to learn and create. The simple act of being friendly to a stranger can ignite an unexpected conversation that fills one with happiness. With each new day it is helpful to approach challenges and experiences with an open mind. We are all capable of being happy. Stepping outside our comfort zone to be uncomfortable is what allows us to grow and be proud of ourselves. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is a book helping to guide us in life to live with compassion and love for all beings. Book One, Sutra #33 is my favorite one. The four keys to happiness are as follows: By cultivating attitudes of friendliness towards the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and disregard toward the wicked, the mind-stuff retains its undisturbed calmness.

The Rockaway Times Desire to have serenity of mind and happiness is sought out by so many. Keep these four keys close to your heart and when you need them, you will have the proper key to open the lock. The following was sent to me by a very dear friend. “Hello, welcome to Flight #2019. We are prepared to take off into the New Year. Please make sure your Attitude and Blessings are secured and locked in an upright position. All self-destructive devices should be turned off at this time. All negativity, hurt and discouragement should be put away. Should we lose Altitude under pressure, during the flight, reach up and pull down a Prayer. Prayers will automatically be activated by Faith. Once your Faith is activated, you can assist other passengers. There will be NO BAGGAGE allowed on this flight. The Captain (GOD) has cleared us for takeoff. Destination GREATNESS.” Happy 2019! “And so, may a slow wind work these words of love around you, an invisible cloak to mind your life.” John O’Donohue


The Rockaway Times

Ask the DOC

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

By Peter Galvin, MD

Medical History

There are echoes of the past in medicine as well as in society. American history is full of regrettable occurrences and actions, for example slavery, the Civil War, segregation and Jim Crow, and internment of Japanese Americans following the attack on Pearl Harbor, just to name a few. Likewise, medicine has had its own share of tragedies. Let’s take the case of Dr. J. Marion Sims. Dr. Sims was born in South Carolina in the early nineteenth century. He became a physician and a surgeon. In the 1840s, he operated on sick slave women. Even though ether had been invented, it was very scarce, so he did

not use anesthesia. He operated on some women as many as 30 times over a four-year period. This was a common occurrence in the antebellum South. Sick slaves were of no use to their owners and therefore of no value either. The owners would enter into a contract with a doctor who would treat the sick slaves. Slaves obviously didn’t consent to their living conditions, nor did they consent to any surgery. With the winds of civil war swirling in the South, in 1854 Dr. Sims moved to New York. He made no secret of his work with slave women, in fact he praised their courage and their contributions to medical knowledge. Here

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

MOHS Surgeon

Dr. Vine

Dermatologist

Salvatore Lipuma PA-C Physician Assistant

Page 25

in New York, he founded the New York Women’s Hospital and established an international reputation. He founded the American Society of Gynecology and is regarded as the father of modern gynecology. He also served as president of the American Medical Association. After his death in 1883, statues to him were erected in Columbia, South Carolina, Birmingham, Alabama, and here in NYC in 1894. Except for a brief period in the 1930s, his statue stood in Bryant Park until very recently when the powers that be in the City moved it to Green-Wood cemetery, his final resting place. Philosopher George Santayana said that “those who can’t remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” William Faulkner once wrote, “the past is never dead, it isn’t even past.” There is often talk of removing statues of those whose history is now considered, at least by some, to be offensive. For example, Robert E. Lee. Those who clamor for the removal of statues remembering him probably aren’t aware of the fact that he owned no slaves (although his

wife did) and considered slavery offensive. In the time before the Civil War, many held more allegiance to their state than to the small federal government, which is why when Virginia seceded, he chose to follow his state. There is no disputing the fact that he was a brilliant general and a respectable gentleman. As for Dr. Sims, which Dr. Sims do we choose to remember – the one who operated on sick slaves or the world-renowned surgeon? NYC chose the former. By the way, his statues in Columbia and Birmingham still stand today. My reference to echoes of the past in is reference to a deeply disturbing study released a few years ago. A leading institution took a survey of their medical students and found that many held notions that the blood of black people clotted at a different rate than white people, black people’s skin is thicker, and black people have a lower sensitivity to pain. All ghosts of bygone racism. Sad. Please direct questions and comments to editor@rockawaytimes.com

One On One Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation

®

Call now for your appointment Walk ins Welcomed

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

Your Lock • Your Key

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

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

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

718-474-2300

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

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

1/8pg (4.313” x 2.78125”) 4C

SUB COPY

Start Date: MAY 2018


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 26

The Rockaway Times

The Literary Chick Review: Bird Box by Josh Malerman Something horrifying – By Marilyn Macron, beyond horEsq. aka rifying. A Maria Cowhey glimpse and your mind unhinges. You attack, rabidly, indiscriminately, destroying everything, even those you once loved. And in your uncontrollable frenzy, you will finish the job on yourself. That is the horror in Josh Malerman’s Bird Box. But first, there is the woman, gaunt, standing in the kitchen, thinking. She peers through her window at the heavy fog outside. Will it give her and her two young children the cover they need to escape the abandoned house they have lived in, alone, for four years? Will the fog last? They need the cover to go 20 miles downriver in a rowboat to find safety. And even in the fog, they must go blindfolded to escape the thing that is following them, the thing they should not – must not – see.

Bird Box deftly snaps between present and past to tell this tale of survival against psychological and physical terror. It flashes back to when Malorie, pregnant with her first child, and Malorie’s sister hear the initial reports of these occurrences, originally termed as The Russia Report due to sightings there, begin being reported. Cut to a man, driving. The passenger, his friend, asks him to pull over, and when the car has stopped, he rips the driver’s lips off with his fingernails. Cut to a woman dispassionately burying her children – alive – before slitting her wrist with shards of broken dishes. Two elderly sisters out on a leisurely walk start biting people. They mutilate a friend who tries to stop them. Before every terrifying turn, the attackers had seen something that seems to have set them off. But what? A national curfew is ordered. People are instructed to blacken

their windows, lock their doors, stay inside. But a siege is a siege, and there are cracks in the barricades. Malorie’s sister is found dead in the bathtub, eyes wide open, a scissors sticking out of her chest. Pregnant Malorie runs and comes across a house, already occupied by Tom, a kindly former teacher, Jules, seemingly second-in-charge, Felix, a shivering remnant of a man, Cheryl, a hard as nails survivor, and Don, an ambivalent presence. They agree to let her live with them. Supplies of food and water are stored in the basement, but these are finite, and blindfolds must be worn when they go out to forage. They are joined by two more people looking for safety, sweet Olympia, who is also pregnant, and Gary. Gary tells the story of having fled the safe house he was in after one of his housemates, a man named Frank, decided that all the killings were simply psy-

chosomatic reactions and tore down the curtains. Malorie is safe with this band. But is there evidence that not everyone is who they seem to be? Josh Malerman is a singer/ songwriter for the Detroit band High Strung. His Bird Box was recently made into a film starring Sandra Bullock and John Malkovich that is available on Netflix. Paintings by artist Lily Morris, who was recently interviewed by The Literary Chick, will be featured in the film. The Literary Chick’s Holy Trinity of Books, Music, and Art are all here for this one, how can you go wrong?

MORE HD CHANNELS, FASTER INTERNET AND UNLIMITED VOICE. • Speeds up to 60Mbps • Unlimited data – no data caps

SPECTRUM INTERNET™

29

AS LOW AS

$

99 /per mo. for 12 mos when bundled*

Blazing fast Internet is available and can be yours with Spectrum Internet™ With speeds starting at 60 Mbps

125+ CHANNELS UP TO 60MBPS UNLIMITED CALLING

SPECTRUM TRIPLE PLAYTM TV, INTERNET AND VOICE

89

$ from

97 /mo each for 12 mos when bundled*

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL AUTHORIZED RETAILER

866-811-6246 *Bundle price for TV Select, Internet and Voice is $89.97/mo. for year 1; standard rates apply after year 1. Available Internet speeds may vary by address. WiFi: Equipment, activation and installation fees apply. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply. All Rights Reserved. ©2017 Charter Communications.

·

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


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

The Rockaway Times

THE ROCKAWAY STEAMER 1925

Page 27

Slow Cooker Roast By Sharon Feldman

Ingredients: 3 to 3-1/2 pound bottom round roast 8 russet potatoes (or fingerlings) 1 large sweet onion, quartered 6 carrots, peeled and cut into

2” pieces 1 tablespoon thyme 2 tablespoon rosemary 1 teaspoon sea salt (I used Bourbon Barrel Smoked Sea Salt) 3 cups of beef broth 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce Directions: In a large slow cooker, place roast beef and surround the roast with the onions, potatoes, carrots and herbs. Pour beef broth and Worcestershire over the roast. Cook on low for 8 hours. Remove from the slow cooker and let rest, then slice and serve with the vegetables.

Katie Lucev is the daughter of the late Rockaway Beach Historian, Emil R. Lucev Sr. (1933-2018).

Gift Cards available!

We have AppCard a free loyalty program.

71-10,B Beach Channel Drive Arverne, NY 11692 (718) 474-5692 • bearahardware.com

Plumbing Electrical Paint Hardware Key Cutting

Attorney and Counselor at law

Store Hours:

Monday-Saturday 7AM-7PM

ROCKAWAY BEACH APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE

(718) 598-0512 • www.marilynmacron.com

Sunday 9AM-3PM

Contact me today to see how you could save on your auto, home and flood! Patrick Hanning, Financial Professional January 18, 2019 Washington, DC A bus wil depart from Dt. Francis de Sales Church at 7 a.m. sharp immediately Following 6:30 a.m. Mass. $25 for adults and no charge for anyone under 12. Please show you your support for LOVE. For LIFE For more information, please contact Rita Hayden at 718-634-6345 /cell # 718-570-7908

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

0246467-00004-00

Prudential Insurance Agency, LLC, Newark, Ni, Is not affiliated with Liberty Mutual, Boston, MA. ©2014 Liberty Mutual Insurance

·

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


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 28

The Rockaway Times

Wednesday, January 9, 5 p.m.

Saturday, January 5, 10 a.m.

RESOLUTION WALK Fort Tilden, Building 1 This guided hike will wind its way around the trails at Ft. Tilden, culminating in views of the ocean and all five boroughs! Call 718-318-4340 to make a reservation, and for directions to the meeting place. Dress warm. 2 miles.

Saturday, January 5, 7 p.m.

BUGALOU SERIES: LEX GREY St. Camillus 185 Beach 99th Street Bugalou presents Lex Grey & the Urban Pioneers, plus 3 Sheets to the Wind. For tickets, head to www.bugaloumusic.com or email bugaloumusic@gmail.com

Sunday, January 6, 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

BLOOD DRIVE St. Camillus Springman Hall 180 Beach 100th Street Give the gift of blood. For every pint of blood donated, NYCB will donate a pound of food to

the outreach program. Bring ID. Must be 110+ lbs, age 16-75, no tattoos in past 12 months.

Sunday Jan. 6, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 8, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

RTC AUDITIONS Post Theatre, Fort Tilden The Rockaway Theatre Company is auditioning for the March/ April production of A Comedy of Tenors. For more information, see www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org/auditons

Monday, January 7, 7:30 p.m.

LBRB MONTHLY MEETING 160 Beach 94th Street Meet the ladies of the Ladies of Business of Rockaway Beach. All welcome.

Tueday, January 8, 7:15 p.m.

COMMUNITY BOARD 14 Bayswater Jewish Center 2355 Healy Avenue First CB meeting of the year. Show up early to sign up to speak.

PASTA MAKING CLASS RISE Center 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Learn how to make a basic pasta with roasted veggies and enjoy a delicious meal with us. Over dinner, Indy will talk about carbohydrates, sugar and answer any questions you might have! Register at www.rwalliance.org/ rwa/events/

Friday, January 11, 6:30 p.m.

BINGO St. Camillus 180 Beach 99th Street $10 admission for 1 bingo card for 6 games. Plus coffee, tea and cake. To reserve a seat or table, contact St. Camillus at 718-6345260.

Friday, January 11, 6:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Many Items Marked down! Stop in soon for great deals! Please Note: Lana's Loft will be closed on Mondays through March.

We'd like to wish all of our customers a Happy Healthy New Year! Thank you for your Kindness and Support.

114-04 114 4-0 Beach Channel Rockaway, NY 718 945 5885 Tues-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm. HOT & FRESH MAKES US BEST! CALL AHEAD FOR FAST TAKE OUT

SPECIAL THIS WEEK!

Elegante PIZZERIA RESTAURANT

Family Dining At Its Finest

Ravioli or Tortellini buy one get

50% OFF

on the second!

718-634-3914 • 718-634-3225

92-01 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Rockaway Beach NY 11693 www.elegantepizza.net

·

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

KARAOKE WEDNESDAYS Rockaway Brewing Co. 415 Beach 72nd Street Sing your heart out or be entertained by others.

Thursdays, 6 p.m.

CUB SCOUTS MEETING Knights of Columbus 333 Beach 90th Street Boys from K-5th grade are invited to join the Cub Scouts. Meets every Thursday that public schools are open. For more info, email Trooppack147@gmail. com.

Thursdays, 7:15 p.m.

BOY SCOUTS MEETING Knights of Columbus 333 Beach 90th Street Boys from 6th grade through age 18 can join. For more info, email Trooppack147@gmail.com.

Saturdays, 11 a.m.

SOUTH QUEENS BALL American Legion Post 1404 209 Cross Bay Blvd $20 for music by Sasha Dobson, Wine With Sue, John Scarpulla, Hop City Hellcats, Indaculture and more. Filming for QPTV and RBRC Radio.

FREE DELIVERY WOMEN'S CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES

Wednesdays, 8 p.m.

SHAPEUP: CARDIO FOR ADULTS Seaside Library 116-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Instructor Gloria leads this total body workout that incorporates techniques such as kicks and punches that move to a rapid pace. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers, bring water.

to Breezy Point, Roxbury & Broad Channel ($30 Minimum)

BELLE HARBOR DINER Steaks & Seafood

268 Beach 116th Street, Rockaway Park, NY Tel: (718) 318-5100

Breakfast Served All Day Lunch Specials 11AM - 4PM Reservations Accepted

SERVING BREAKFAST ALL DAY SUNDAY BRUNCH

$

19

95

11AM-3PM

Monday- Thursday 10AM-10PM ~ Friday 10AM-11PM Saturday 7AM-11PM ~ Sunday 7AM-10PM


The Rockaway Times

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 29

BUSINESS DIRECTORY BLINDS Sal’s

BLINDS

Victor Re Attorney At Law

Shades Shutters

Custom Window Coverings At Affordable Prices Free Consultation & Installations Sal Ferranti • Owner/Operator

(718) 570-5955

ATTORNEY

sals blinds

Accidents • Criminal • DWI’s Also Other Matters

718-474-1111 Rockaway, NY

PLACE YOUR AD HERE!!!

Call

718-634-3030

PAINTING

PAINTING

(718) 634-2158 Free Estimates

WILLIAM J. LACHNER Professional Painter

QUALITY SERVICE ON:

• Interior/Exterior Painting • Faux Finishes • Wallpapering/Removal • Sheetrock • Taping • Staining/Poly • Decks-Power Wash & Stain Gutter Cleaning • Window Cleaning

REFERENCES AVAILABLE

Over 30 Years of Reliable Service Lifetime Rockaway Resident

EYE CARE

MIRKIN VISION

Local Business & Resident

CLEANING SERVICES

253 Beach 116th Street

718-634-0005

Most Insurance and Vision Plans Accepted Eye Examination, 1199 Glasses and FDNY, and GVS unions now Contact Lenses accepted www.mirkinvision.com

Home & Office Let someone else do your cleaning for you.

**You deserve it.**

Bi-weekly, weekly, monthly services available

Call Maria 718-853-8224 Cell: 732-770-6581

Real Estate

B&D Painting, Inc.

• Skim Coating Application • Interior Painting • Plastering of Walls • Repair & Restoration of Damaged Walls • Removal of Wall Paper • Water Damage

RUBBISH REMOVAL

Sales, Rentals, Commericial Land, Condo and Co-ops 718.634-3134 417 Beach 129th St. www.rockaprop.com

Laszlo Davida 347-306-6961

Home Improvement

Plumbing & Heating

Pest Control

Siding • Windows • Roofing • Kitchens Baths • Basements • Concrete • Fences Decks • Doors • Awnings • Patio Enclosures Brick Painting • Stucco • Painting

800-525-5102 • 718-767-0044 NYC Lic# 1191201

CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE

CLEANING * INSTALLATION GUM REMOVAL * BIRD PROOFING

973-902-4509

surfsideawning@gmail.com Surfsideawning.com

Licensed Exterminator and Licensed Wildlife Control Operator

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

www.newheightsconstructionllc.com

SURFSIDE AWNING

EXTERMINATOR

SBK

NEW HEIGHTS CONSTRUCTION, LLC Storm Damage Specialist

AWNINGS

For All Your Real Estate needs Call The Rockaprop Team

WOOD FLOORING & WOOD WORK • Experienced Wood Floor Installer • Polishing • Refinishing • Sanding • Repairing

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

I GET THE BEST RESPONSE FROM MY ROCKAWAY TIMES AD! - The Propane King

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

TLC Base #B00639

239 Beach 116th St. Rockaway Park, NY 11694

PODIATRIST/ FOOT SURGEON

Dr. Elizabeth Murphy Diplomate, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Breezy Point Medical Center 204-08 Rockaway Point Blvd 718-318-5531

·

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


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 30

Classifieds

LEGAL NOTICES

HELP WANTED

Local Construction Co. looking for accounts payable clerk. Yearly salary 31.2k - M to F- 9am to 5pm. No health benefits. Must have experience with Microsoft office. Send resumes to suec@ ussupraynyc.com

JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST AND GET THE PAPER EVERY THURSDAY IN YOUR INBOX JUST DROP US A LINE:

MAIL@ROCKAWAYTIMES.COM

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY

Pursuant to the lien granted by the New York Self-Storage Facility Act, notice is hereby given that the undersigned self-storage units will be sold at a public sale by competitive bidding, to satisfy the lien of the Lessor, with Metro Storage LLC as managing agent for Lessor, for rental and other charges due from the undersigned. The said property has been stored and is located at the respective address below. Units up for auction will be listed for public bidding on-line at www.StorageTreasures.com beginning five days prior to the scheduled auction date and time. The terms of the sale will be by lot to the highest bidder for cash only. A 10% buyer’s premium will be charged per unit. All sales are final. Metro Self Storage LLC reserves the right to withdraw any or all units, partial or entire, from the sale at any time before the sale or to refuse any bids. The property to be sold is described as “general household items” unless otherwise noted. All contents must be removed completely from the property within 48 hours or sooner or are deemed abandoned by bidder/buyer. Sale rules and regulations are available at the time of sale.

Metro Self Storage 2727 Knapp Street Brooklyn, NY 11235 (718) 769-9000

AJI RAB The bidding will close on the website StorageTreasures.com and a high bidder will be selected on 1/23/19 at 1:00pm.

Property includes the storage unit contents belonging to the following tenants at the following locations:

Occupant Name

1. Corey Brailsford 2. Fekri Mustafa 3. John Rykala 4. John Rykala 5. John Rykala 6. Anatoly Valchuk 7. Tara Johnston 8. Rubens Dubuisson 9. Synthia Brooks 10. John Sesso 11. Cindy Ayala 12. John Rykala

The Rockaway Times

Unit #

Property Description

2001 2138 3130 3131 3206 3238 3274 3306 4250 4481 4518 4614

Boxes, Car Rims Paper Towels, Soda Boxes, Bags, Collectibles Boxes, Bags, Clothing, Collectibles Boxes, Clothing, Bags Tools, Household Goods Clothing, Household Goods Boxes, Bags, Household Goods Furniture, Boxes, Bags Household Goods Boxes, Bags, Clothing Bags, Boxes, Collectibles

GET SPOTTED!

St Albans Art Assembly LLC Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 10/22/2018. Office in Queens County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 18809 Linden Blvd, Saint Albans, NY 11412. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Project Frame, LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/07/18. Office location: Queens, NY. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Project Frame, LLC, 123-11 Rockaway Beach Blvd., APT 4C, Rockaway Park, NY 11694. Any lawful purpose. CS 810 LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 11/30/2018. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 3636 Main St., #CS, Flushing, NY 11354. General Purpose. Notice of Formation of 170-22 Cedarcroft Rd. LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/26/18. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 77-25 164th St., 1st Fl., Fresh Meadows, NY 11366. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of YTM GLOBAL LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/20/18. Office location: Queens, NY. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to YTM Global LLC, 13336 41 Road, Suite 2G, Flushing, NY 11355. Any lawful purpose. 6041 Palmetto LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 12/5/2018. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 66-45 Fresh Pond Rd., Ridgewood, NY 11385. General Purpose.

PLACE YOUR AD HERE!!!

T-shirts available online

www.rockawaytimes.com ·

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

Call

718-634-3030

11 ST & Broadway LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 10/4/2018. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 5610 Nurge Ave., Maspeth, NY 11378-3339. General Purpose. Notice of Formation: SMART MAMA LLC, Art. Of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/07/2018. Office Loc.: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4220 Kissena Blvd Apt C5, Flushing NY 11355 Purpose: Any lawful activity. NEW CASTLE UNITED, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/15/2018. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1216 30th Road, Long Island City, NY 11102. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. E.J.V. TAXI LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/21/18. 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, 8 Jay Court, Valley Stream, NY 11581. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of CMB-CB LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect'y of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/13/2018. Office location, County of Queens. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 45-15 193rd St., Flushing, NY 11358. Purpose: any lawful act. Notice of Formation of VARS RE1, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/19/18. Office location: Queens County. Princ. office of LLC: 88-55 76th Ave., Glendale, NY 11385. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of West Harlem Housing Cluster LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/13/18. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 142-05 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11436. Purpose: any lawful activity.


The Rockaway Times

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 31

KATHLEEN R. STATHIS (Nee Oates) passed on January 1, 2019 (92 years young)

She was born May 5,1926 to Bertley and Rose Ellen Oates. She was the youngest of four children. Kay, as she was known, was blessed to have been married to her husband of 59 years Teddy Stathis and together they raised 4 children in her beloved Rockaway Beach. She was a proud grandmother to 13 children and great grandmother to 9. For 17 years she worked for the City of NY and together with Teddy moved to Sarasota, Florida in 1991 and then to Spring Hill Florida in 2003. She and her husband summered in Rockaway Beach staying with their children. Her husband Teddy passed in 2008 and she stayed on in Spring Hill till Christmas 2018. She passed peacefully and comfortably at her daughter’s home in Old Greenwich, Ct. surrounded by her family. Funeral Services were held at O’Connor’s Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Francis de Sales on January 4, 2019.

·

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


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 32

The Rockaway Times

NOTES FROM COUNCILMAN RICHARDS

Fiscal Year 2020 Discretionary Funding Applications Printing:

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

Silk Screen Printing Plaques Trophies Graphics Tee Shirts Hoodies Posters Caps

Y S R R E E D I N O N R A EMB HIRTS, NBEEDS! S G T N , I T S N E I I R H P P R O U O R T ALL Y T-Shirts

Custom Made - No Minimum

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

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

91-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard

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

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

The time to apply for New York City Council Discretionary funding for the 2020 Fiscal Year (FY20) is here. Please read this memo in its entirety to be sure you are aware of all updates for FY20. FY20 Expense Funding: If your organization is applying for expense funding for FY20, deadlines for submission are as follows: City Council Expense: Application Due by February 19, 2019, 5 p.m. As with previous years, all applications will be submitted online. Applications are available on the City Council website. **By submitting your discretionary application by February 1, 2019, the office will have time to address any problems that may come up before the final deadline. ** For Cultural Organizations: Cultural Development Fund (CDF) Application Due by February 13, 2019. All Cultural Organizations that receive an award contract through the Department of Cultural Affairs are required to complete the CDF application or you will not be eligible to receive your award. Applications are now available. **NEW Pre-qualification Process** HHS Accelerator: HHS Accelerator is the new on-line pre-qualification system that has replaced DYCD’s paper-based process. Accelerator started in FY17. FY20 Capital Funding: If your organization is applying for capital funding for FY20, deadlines for submission are as follows: City Council Capital - Application Due Monday, March 26, 2019, 5:00pm As with previous years, all applications will be submitted online. Applications are now available on the Cap grants site. Borough President/Borough

Delegation Capital - Application Due: Thursday, February 20, 2019, 5:00pm Other: Please note that you will NOT be able to submit your application after these dates and your request will be ineligible for funding. For this reason, we are asking that you submit applications two weeks prior to each deadline. It is important you complete all necessary steps in a timely manner. Once you have completed your online application, please email your Submission ID number as well as the direct phone number and email of the individual serving as your budget contact to Budget Director, Jordon Bishop, at JBishop@council.nyc.gov. Do not send your entire application. Instead, print a copy of your application for your own records. If you are applying for funding through our office, we strongly recommend you schedule an in-person meeting with the budget staff, even if you have received an award in previous fiscal years. You may also call the office regarding your request. We look forward to working with you this year. Please do not hesitate to contact our office at (718) 527-4356 with any questions.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

The Rockaway Times

Page 33

Since 1974

Go With The Pros That Are Well-Known

Claims Handled by Licensed Appraisers All Major Insurance Companies Accepted

Owned and Operated By Denis Koufos

FREE

State of the Art Eco-Friendly ACCUDRAFT Spray Booth

Rental On Premises

24 Hour Towing to our Shop

FREE ESTIMATES

(718) 318-2018

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

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

TOW

TRUCK DRIVER

WANTED F/T or P/T

917-681-3714

AARP Friendly

·

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


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 34

The Rockaway Times

ROCKAWAY GOOD TIMES By Kami-Leigh Agard

With the New Year days past, the days are getting longer, injecting light and vitality in Rockaway’s always fun happenings around town. So, if you’re looking to line up plans for the weekend, no need to leave the peninsula as the Rock is always teeming with fabulous live music, theater and arts. LIVE MUSIC: Friday, January 4 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The New Year’s festivities are officially over, but why not keep the celebrations and libations flowing this Friday at Jameson’s popular happy hour! Plus, with Rockaway’s popular Winston McBoogie on the entertainment lineup, get ready for a rockin’ night of your favorite Beatles, The Who, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Motown classics and more! 421 Beach 129th Street Friday, January 4 8 p.m. Thai Rocks gets jazzy with the Ancient Jazz Quartet. With Kevin Batchelor on trumpet, Nick Balaban on piano, Simon Chardiet on a mean bass and Mike Severino on drums — this is one night when you can relax after a hectic week and wash away all your weekday anxieties with soothing soulful jazz and classic standards — straight, no chaser. 375 Beach 92nd Street Friday, January 4 9 p.m. to Midnight Man, Rockaway knows how to keep a party going. It’s still officially New Year’s week, so kick up the fun up a notch with 3 Sheets To The Wind at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club. Be guaranteed that Tim, Andy, and Mark will have you on the dance floor jammin’ to all your favorite classic rock and blues! 533 Beach 126th Street

Saturday, January 5 9 p.m. to 1 a.m What goes better with barbecue than Bair, as in Gerald Bair? Find out at RBQ as Bair fills the room with his powerful voice and magical storytelling. With original songs and beautiful renditions of classics ranging from Buddy Holly to Springsteen to U2 — by the end of the night, you’ll be on your feet encoring for more ‘Bair!’ and of course, beer! 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Friday, January 11 6:30 p.m. This one’s gonna be big, so we wanted to give you a heads up. The South Queens Ball is going to be a rockin’ evening of live music from Sasha Dobson, Wine With Sue, John Scarpulla, Hop City Hellcats, Indaculture and BMWA all under one roof at the Broad Channel American Legion Hall. This special event will be filmed for QPTV and broadcasted live on Rockaway Beach Broadcasting Company. Admission is $20. 209 Cross Bay Blvd.

Saturday, January 5 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays Looking for a local spot It’s Ladies Night at Saywith great food, awesome bay views with the added bo- ra’s, so gals come on out and nus of straight up — no frills toast to the wine bar’s always rock and roll? Well, head to rockin’ happy hour! 91-11 Rockaway Beach Blvd Thai Rock as Legal Limit delivers bare bones rock, peppered with a little blues. Wednesdays 375 Beach 92nd Street 8 p.m. It’s Karaoke Wednesdays at Saturday, January 5 the Rockaway Brewing Co.! 9 p.m. All you need is some pluck to Local speakeasy, Rust- belt out your favorite tunes woods goes deep blue with amongst good company. a special blues/jazz lineup 415 Beach 72nd Street that will transport you to the days when music was Fridays just about the griots and 8 p.m. Calling all rhymers and lyritheir instruments — electrifying your soul with pure cists. Let’s see if you got game and unfiltered music. Plus at Rustwoods Hip Hop Karawith Whit’s End dishing up oke night! The winner gets a special menu, this is one to don the majestic Biggie evening you would be remiss Smalls crown with the title of Rustwoods Hip Hop Karaoke to miss! 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd Champion of the Week, plus the added bonus? A pot full Sunday, January 6 of money! Registration is $20. 6:30 p.m. To sign up, email: rustwoodsForget those Monday blues rockawaybeach@gmail.com because this Sunday, Thai or phone: (347) 927-5890. Rock is serving up a special And for folks who just want to treat. Samantha Carlson and spectate, entry fee is $5. 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd her jazz combo will be gracing the bayside restaurant SPECIAL MENTIONS: with her ethereal voice singing classic standards from IT’S BUGALOU TIME! the 1920s through today, as Saturday, January 5 well as jazz, big band, show7 p.m. to 11 p.m. tunes, country, oldies, classical, opera, and pop. What Folks — mark your calenbetter way to bid adieu to the dars! This Saturday, time to get weekend and embrace the Bugalou for the ultimate Winworkweek? ter Dance Party. Be warned, 375 Beach 92nd Street the inside of St. Camillus

·

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

Academy Auditorium will feel nothing like winter because with opening act, 3 Sheets to the Wind, the temperature will be plenty hot and feel like summer with the band’s funky mix of classic rock and soul. And with headliner, Lex Grey and the Urban Pioneers, as The Village Voice aptly stated, “Your a** will feel like it’s on the bar room floor.” A spirited performance is expected, and fun and energy will not be in short supply. Also, to make sure everyone is in the mood, there will be a Winter Party Beer Special with Bud, Bud Light, Lite, and Coors Light 2 for $5, and Rockapulco Gold $2. Urban Pioneers bassist and Rockaway resident Tim Farrell will do double-duty as he leads the night off with his other ensemble, 3 Sheets to the Wind, playing classic power trio rock to get everyone rolling. Tickets are $25, and along with the beer specials, makes for a night that meets any budget and zest for down home good music. So get your dancing shoes on and grab your best buds because a Rock-a-rific time is guaranteed for all! 185 Beach 99th Street OTHER MUSES AROUND TOWN Sunday, January 6, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Calling all aspiring and professional actors! The Rockaway Theatre Company is holding auditions for Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors, directed by Peggy Page and Michael Wotypka. Synopsis: One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? For more info about auditions, visit : www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org Post Theater, Building T4, Fort Tilden Got info on local live music and art exhibitions coming up? Email: kami@rockawaytimes.com


The Rockaway Times

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 35

LOCAL COLOR:

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

By Martha Rossi

By Tìm Jernigan

By Dan Cantirino

By Kathryn Qua

By Jacqueline Patti

By Kathy Hughes

By Timothy Moriarty

·

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


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 36

The Rockaway Times

BC Pee Wees See the Jets for Being Good Sports

th

18 ANNUAL

Dinner Dance & Fundraising Auction Saturday, January 26, 2019 6:30 PM - Cocktails • 7:30 PM - Dinner El Caribe 5945 Strickland Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11234 ............... Honoring ...............

Edward K. Valentine

Don (D.H.) Hart Memorial Award

Friends Of Tribute Park Tom Ryan Memorial Award $150 Per Person – Reservations Required If you are interested in buying tickets, contact office the 129-04 Newport Ave., Belle Harbor, NY 11694

For more information call

(718) 634-6812

or email: office@thegraybeards.com ·

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

The Broad Channel Shamrocks Pee Wee Division may have fell one game short of the Super Bowl, but they still had a great season that was both rewarding and worthy of reward. And that reward was to see the big guys play in the NFL at a recent NY Jets game. According to defensive coach, Edwin Williams, “Early in the season when we had a losing streak and I saw these sad young faces, I had a chat

with them. I told them if they play hard and give me 100 percent, win lose or draw, Coach Keith Matone and I will take them to an NFL game. The "killer bees" kept their promise and I kept mine. We went to see the NY Jets vs. the Houston Texans and had a great time. I would like to thank Gerry Romski of Benjamin Beechwood and Congressman Gregory Meeks for making this possible.”


The Rockaway Times

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 37

Good Reasons to Start Playing Rugby The Rockaway Rugby Club (RRC) is hoping that in 2019, more youth get involved in the sport of rugby. The Fisheads will be holding their annual winter fundraiser and awards dinner at 8 p.m. on February 1 at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club. A $100 ticket gets you food, beer, music and raffles for cash prizes. It’s a fun time and the Club is hoping for a good turnout, but they’re also hoping for a good turnout on the field as well. RRC CFO John McCann recently shared an article by Allyn Freeman of online news portal, Rugby Today, about what firsttime players should tell their parents about the sport: The XV Facts To Tell Your Parents About Rugby 1. Your size is perfect for at least three positions. 2. Playing rugby in high school increases your chances of playing the sport in college. (Almost every college in America has a rugby club for men and many for women.)

Some scholarships are now available. 3. Many college programs count rugby as a bona fide extracurricular activity. 4. Rugby teaches safe tackling, football promotes collision courses. 5. High school rugby allows time for a teenager’s body to grow. 6. There are significantly fewer injuries in rugby than soccer, football or lacrosse. school team. 14. Players can be selected as 7. Everyone plays in a rugby game, 12. There’s always the possibillocal, state, and national Allno sitting on the bench in exity of an international rugby Stars. pensive lacrosse kit. tour to other nations. 15. It is fun - lots of fun. 8. Rugby teaches respect; respect 13. A team can compete in secFor more information about the game, the opponent, and tional, state, and national the Rockaway Rugby Club, check ones self. high school championships. out www.rockawayrugby.com. 9. You can play rugby at any level and at any age until you decide to hang up the boots. Playing days do not end after high school or college. 10. Rugby comprises a true band of brothers and sisters throughout the world. (The International Rugby Board (IRB) lists 95 rugby-playing nations). 11. You travel like any other high

·

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


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 38

The Rockaway Times

KIDS' KORNER

SPOT THE DIFFERENCES (AT LEAST 8)

Rockaway Word Search

J O E C O U R T N E Y M H C J

N N U D N A I R A M S X N O Y

L E C Z M R E V P U H Y E A H

E F R A R Y E I P G G F R L P

C H G I T A O W I E E Q Y O R

X Y G X C N N E K A R G A I U

S R R P J M V C T F N Y N R M

B Y E Y T C C H V H H U A R M

P H I F M G E M Q P U M T E O

E S K M Y R Q P A F U E W F T

Y I O H S I W O O N H F O Y J

K T K T S S P W N C U L O A T

K E O P Z K I C T D U S D J Y

D N P Q L E P X H Y E O O X I

D H R O O N B A O U G X L A L

ERIC MCMANUS JAY FERRIOLA JOE COURTNEY JOE FEATHERSTON MARIAN DUNN RYAN ATWOOD RYAN MCGRISKEN TOM MCVEIGH TOM MURPHY

Want To Get In Touch? Send Email to

Mail@RockawayTimes.com ·

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


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

The Rockaway Times

Special $10 discount between December 22nd to January 22nd, 2019

Relaxing Foot Call for Appointment

Page 39

Buy 5 get

Station Inc.

1 FREE Gift Cards

We perform Facial, Back, and Feet Reflexology

Relaxing Foot

Grand Opening! Address: 114-07 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Far Rockaway, NY 11694 Telephone: 347-556-6878

Combo-Specials 60 mins Back + 30 mins Feet ............. $70 + 45 mins Facial ........ $29

30 mins Feet + 30 mins Back ............. $60 + 45 mins Facial ........ $29

60 mins Back + 60 mins Feet ............. $80 + 45 mins Facial ........ $29

60 mins Feet + 30 mins Back ............. $70 + 45 mins Facial ........ $29 60 mins Back + 60 mins Facial ............ $90

Feet Five Packs

Super Combo

Family Value

Feet, Back, Scalp &

3 - One Hour Feet .... $110

Hand (Total 2.5 Hours)

4 - One Hour Back .. $190

.................................. $110

Feet

Feet, Back, Scalp, Hand &

30 mins....................... $30 60 mins....................... $40

.................................. $120

90 mins....................... $60

Facial

120 mins..................... $70

45 mins....................... $40

60 mins w/ Scalp ....... $50

60 mins....................... $50

60 mins w/ Extra Calf & Leg $50 60 mins w/ Hand Rub ...... $50

Extra’s

Back

(15 Mins Each) Hand Rub ................... $15

30 mins....................... $30 60 mins Feet + 60 mins Facial ............ $80

Facial (Total 2.5 Hours)

60 mins....................... $50

Scalp Head Rub ......... $15 Calf & Leg .................. $15

90 mins....................... $70 120 mins..................... $90

·

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


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

Page 40

The Rockaway Times

WHEN ACCIDENTS HAPPEN...

WE’RE THERE!

SERVING ROCKAWAY FOR 25 YEARS

AUTO BODY & TOWING INC.

CRAFTSMANSHIP AT ITS BEST ...OR NOTHING AT ALL

WHERE THE PRICE IS RIGHT.

YOUR ONE STOP SHOP NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL WE TAKE CARE OF THEM ALL!

ENTERPRISE & HERTZ Rental Cars Available

·

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

Profile for Mike Kurov

The Rockaway Times | THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019  

The Rockaway Times | THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019  

Profile for makf
Advertisement