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VOL. 5, NO. 45 - THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019

Finals Week Top 30 Photos Picked

Taste Of Rockaway Is Saturday

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Schools & Local Groups Dominate Chili Contest

Beach 59th Street Playground's Mac 'n' Cheese was top-notch.

The 10th Annual 100th Precinct Community Council Chili and Mac & Cheese Cookoff showed that sometimes homecooked meals can’t be beat. With 28 chili and 15 macaroni and cheese entries, the competition that included dishes from local restau-

rants sure was hot, but it was some local organizations that claimed bragging rights at this year’s contest. However, everyone could agree on one thing, it was a fun night for the community. On Friday, April 26, the Knights of Columbus was boil-

Scholars Academy had the top chili.

ing with good vibes and good eats as the community came out to find out who has the best chili and mac ‘n’ cheese dishes in town, while supporting the 100th Precinct Community Council, which does great work for the community and the NYPD year-round.

With 43 dishes to taste, there’s no doubt guests left full and satisfied, but The Wave’s Mark Healy and Detective Byrd of the 100th Precinct had the real tough job of picking which was better than the rest. Continued on page 38

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Photo Finish - TOP 30 Named It wasn’t easy. More than 600 photos were entered for this year’s Rockaway Times Photo Contest. The five categories in this year’s contest included Beach Life, Pets/Wildlife, Humor/Fun, Rainbows/Lightning and Rockaway Parades. The goal was to narrow the favorites down to a Top 30 with each category having five to seven finalists. Seven judges were tasked with choosing their favorites in the various categories. We did the best we could with keeping it fair as the judges were sent photos with just numbers and no names attached. If photos received more than one vote, it moved to a second round of judge voting. And this process continued until each category had between five and seven top vote-getters. Beach Life was the most expansive category, with photos of Rockaway that didn’t quite fit other categories. It was also the category that garnered the most photos with more than

200. For this reason, we opted to have seven photos, the most of any category, move to the Finals. The Top 30 finalists will have their photos enlarged to poster-size and be on display on the boardwalk, the ferry dock, Broad Channel or Riis Park. They are expected to go live around Memorial Day weekend and stay through July. At a ceremony on the boardwalk, at a yet-to-be-determined date, a winner will be chosen. The talented (and lucky!) winner will get $500 and have his or her photo on the front page of The Rockaway Times. And though we can say unabashedly that the Top 30 are great, we know some wonderful and deserving photos did not make the cut. Some came up short in the voting but deserve some recognition, and therefore we selected 10 Honorable Mention photos that will also be made poster-sized and adorn one of the public display areas. These ten won’t

be eligible for the grand prize but the photographers will be able to keep the enlarged photos later in the summer when the Expo ends. Even with 40 photos getting selected for public display, there still were many that could’ve been finalists in other years. The 2019 competition was that tough. Some photos were excellent but could not be chosen because the resolution was not high enough and the photo would blur as it was enlarged. Cellphone photos are often good enough but sometimes a great shot loses quality when it’s blown up and can’t be a candidate for the boardwalk Expo. Keep this in mind for next year! And even if your photo didn’t make the finals or get an honorable mention, there’s still the possibility that it will be the cover of The Rockaway Times Summer & Community Guide. In fact, Rockaway Times publisher Kevin Boyle, who

was not one of the seven judges, says three of his favorites are not in the finals but are being considered for the Guide's cover. That’s not a bad consolation. There’s no telling who will win Photo of The Year, but we have to tip our lenses to John Reinhardt who has three photos in this year’s Top 30. Last year’s winner, Don Riepe, is back and like Reinhardt, has landed three of his photos in the finals as well. And Argirios Kostaras joins them as a triple threat as three of his were selected by the judges, too. Kudos! The Rockaway Times and its co-sponsors, the Jamaica Bay – Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC), NYC Parks, and NYC Ferry, extend thanks to all who submitted photos and would like to exclaim: Rockaway’s Got Talent! (See pages 39-43 for Top 30 choices. Honorable Mention photos will be in future editions of The Rockaway Times).

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Mommy and Daddy Dearest In last week’s RT we suggested you give a listen to This American Life, a weekly radio show on NPR and also available as a podcast. I know some of you ancients don’t know what a podcast is but I’m telling you, branch out, get crazy, try it. It’s an audible thing, ya know, like a mobile Victrola. You can listen to podcasts on your computer or cell phone, if you’ve moved up from a flip phone. There are podcasts on any, and I mean any, topic you can

think of. Whatever it is, somebody’s talking about it and somebody’s recording it. There’s only so much Z100, Cousin Brucie or Rush Limbaugh you can listen to (I hope). Podcasts work best while driving or doing mindless house stuff. You can listen to stuff, pretty much without commercial interruption and you hit pause when you feel like it. Podcasts can be funny, inspiring, provocative and every other adjective. Pod-

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casts can make you feel smart. I said feel smart, not make you smart. Try ‘em will ya? Anyway, the Re family was the subject of a segment on This American Life a couple weeks back. Eleven siblings were making an effort to distribute 196 items from the parents’ estate. It’s quite the story. One of the things that struck me was how they referred to their parents as mommy and daddy. It’s such a generational thing. A lot of baby boomers do it. When talking with their siblings, they’ll say mommy and daddy. Fifty- to 60- and 70-year-olds will say mommy and daddy. Most times as a reference. Mommy said. Mommy and Daddy went on vacation. Who’s gonna watch Mommy? Boomers don’t use Mommy or Daddy directly. They might say, "Hey Ma, what do you have for dinner?" They're not going to say, "Mommy, what do you want for dinner?" In any case, it’s a little weird, right? Sometimes you’ll hear

your friend talking to their sibling and saying mommy or daddy. It’s cute and weird, though somewhat comforting that other people your age, besides you, are actually saying mommy and daddy. Kids. I mean kids who are 30 years old and younger think it’s icky. They’ll say Dad or Mom. Dad’s gonna be mad sounds a lot better than Daddy’s gonna be mad. I gotta give kids credit for that. I don’t think there’s a g r a n d m o t h e r- g r a n d f a t h e r thing. Grandma is the usual and thankfully I’ve never heard grandmommy. I’m not a big fan of Nana or Nanny but I’m not gonna fully hate you for using them. If you live in Kentucky, or some parts of Queens, you might say granddaddy but otherwise it’s Grandpa or Gramps or Papa, nothing cringey. How’d I get here? See what happens? Be careful about what I recommend. You listen to a podcast and next thing you know, you have mommy and daddy issues.

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Lawrence Woodmere Academy ARTS & MUSIC TRADITION CONTINUES Lawrence Woodmere Academy (LWA) continued it’s 100+ year rich history of Arts & Music excellence with the announcement that one of the school’s performing arts teachers, Tasha Partee, will be awarded the 2019 Inspiring Teacher Award by the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (Jimmy Awards, www.jimmyawards.com). The honor recognizes teachers for the encouragement and inspiration that led to their students winning the Jimmy Awards. Partee, whose background includes many years as a Broadway performer, is the Upper School Drama Director at LWA. She is being recognized as the teacher of the 2018 Jimmy Award winner for Best Performance by an Actor, Andrew Barth Feldman, a junior at the school who took over the lead in the Tony Award winning Broadway show, "Dear Evan Hansen," (www.dearevanhansen.com)

in January. Feldman is the first teenager to play the lead role. Lawrence Woodmere Academy, with its 100+ year history of rigorous academic excellence and its Global Scholars Program, prides itself on "educating the whole child," who can think freely and critically. With small class sizes and NO mandatory New York State testing, faculty and students have the ability to work together in a collaborative environment focusing on the individual strengths of each and every student. LWA’s flexibility allows for students and teachers, like Andrew and Tasha, to dedicate the time necessary to achieve their dreams. Partee credits the community at LWA as being completely supportive of the arts. Partee commented, “I think the reasons why students love LWA and how our team can help them be the best they can be

in drama are really one in the same: our smaller size fosters a familial, supportive environment through which every student has an opportunity to develop in a challenging role. While students audition and are held accountable for their work and growth each year, the spirit in our program is not competitive. I delight in seeing our students support one another and consider each other’s strengths when entering into our work together. Moreover, students have the ability to develop as performers over time, working closely with our Middle and Upper School teachers to fine tune the aspects of their artistry that will lead them to new discoveries. A student may begin as a lead actor and move on to assistant director, or ease in as an ensemble performer and take on larger roles as they feel more comfortable. There is truly something for everyone

in our theatre program, and we pride ourselves on helping each individual student find exactly what that ‘something’ is.” While Lawrence Woodmere Academy has already held their 2019 performances of the Middle School’s version of “All Shook Up” and the Upper School’s version of Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida”, the school’s Spring Concert & Art Shows will be held on May 16 and 21 at 7 p.m., showcasing the school’s music students who thrive in NYSSMA and consistently achieve All-County and All-State honors in band and chorus. Have a child interested in the Arts & Music? It may be worth your time to call or stop by Lawrence Woodmere Academy and see for yourself the amazing work being accomplished by staff and students! (Article submitted by LMA staff )

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This Week in History MAY 2 Mary Kilgallen was born. 1939 - Lou Gehrig established a new Major League Baseball record when he played his 2,130th consecutive game. It would take another 57 years before Cal Ripken, Jr. broke it. 2011 - U.S. troops and CIA operatives shot and killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan. MAY 3 Marian Scannell Slakman was born.

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Foodies, grab a bite or 20 at Rockaway’s hungrily-anticipated Taste of Rockaway culinary neighborhood food march, happening this Saturday, May 4, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Hosted by the Rockaway Union, the annual event with the great ticket price of $15 in advance or $20 day of—from Thai, Italian, Uzbek, Caribbean, classic American fare like barbecue and burgers, fine wines and gourmet desserts, plus more—dishes up a smorgasbord of mouth-watering treats, offering both familiar and new flavors. The event has no start or end place, it’s just an appetizing crawl at your pace, in any order you choose. Just be rest assured, you will receive a sampling of food from every participating spot. Also, another added bonus— all the participating businesses are within walking distance of each other, and are excited to not just woo your taste buds, but unitedly boost Rockaway as the ultimate NYC seaside paradise for gastronomes. Newcomer, Sorrentino's Meat Market will be offering all varieties of their homemade Italian sausages, chicken and turkey patties, and mozzarella. Though they have only been open for two weeks, the new addition is already creating a buzz amongst locals, and proprietor Vincent Sorrentino said he is more than excited to join in on the neighborhood fun with Taste of Rockaway. “We’re brand new to Rockaway, and locals are already becoming not just customers, but friends. Folks are happy that they don’t have to go all the way to Brooklyn or Howard Beach to get real au-

thentic Italian fresh food,” he said, adding that events like this will give him even more exposure, much like the recent announcement that the Cross Bay Bridge will be free for all Queens residents starting next year. “Must be a sign from above that we are meant to be in Rockaway, so now all our customers both near and far, can now come in and enjoy our goods without the hassle of a toll,” Sorrentino said with a smile. RBQ, the barbecue Boulevard joint that opened last July, will be dishing out brisket, pulled pork and chicken, ribs, their signature mac 'n' meat, chicken wings, a sampling of their appetizers and more. Also, they will have live entertainment in the afternoon. Co-owner John Moroney, with his son, Ryan, said, “Taste of Rockaway is great not just for local restaurants, but the entire community. We get to informally introduce ourselves to each other, where people come in, feel welcomed, satisfied, and of course, have fun!” Just a few doors down, Whitney Aycock of the ever popular (should we say notorious?), Whit’s End, who has participated in Taste of Rockaway since Continued on page 11


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its beginnings, is beyond stoked to be a part of the food march again. “We were one of the first food establishments to participate, and of course, we’re back. Of course, I like to surprise folks. However, here’s a teaser… Jersey asparagus,” Aycock said with a cunning wink. Further down the Boulevard, another newcomer, Oasis Ramen House, will be offering a sample of their deliciously steamy Tonkotsu ramen and appetizers, Karaage (Japanese fried chicken) and popcorn shrimp, plus the thirsty will be treated to a free Sapporo beer or carbonated strawberry-flavored soda. Here’s a list of all the businesses participating: Community House, 101 Deli, Sorrentino's Meat Market, RBQ, Whit’s End, Surfside Bagels, Uma’s, The Studio Phantasmagoria, Mara’s Ice Cream Parlor (previously Uncle Louie G’s Italian Ice), Rockaway Roasters, Elegante Pizzeria, The Rock, Sayra’s Wine Bar, Fat Cardi-

nal Provisions, Ship To Shore Wine Shop, Rockaway Beach Bakery, Thai Rock, Bungalow Bar & Restaurant and Rockaway Brewing Company. Also, fashion boutique, Polly & Esther, will be hosting a pop-up at Whit’s; The Swellife will have its doors wide open for newcomers to take advantage of heavily-discounted items specially priced for the event; Zingara Vintage is hosting Wilderness Yard’s chaga tinctures, salves and raw chaga with owner, William Francis, sharing his chaga tea; and surf/skateboard shop Station RBNY will be offering a taste of the sweet Caribbean with Josie’s Delites. Purchase your ticket at any of the participating businesses or online, (where you can also check out the map) at www. rockawayunion.org. Tickets purchased online can be picked up at Thai Rock (375 Beach 92nd Street). The ticket allows each participant to get a sampling of what each restaurant has to offer on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.

Wondering how to navigate this day of food nirvana? Using the map on each ticket, locals and visitors alike can choose exactly where they want to go—or take on the ultimate belly-busting challenge—by going to all 24 locations, running from Beach 87th to Beach 102nd Streets. Robert Kaskel, founder of the Rockaway Union’s Taste of Rockaway event and owner of Thai Rock, said through popular demand from both merchants and customers, he had to bring the event back. “We’ve been this doing every year since after Hurricane Sandy, sometimes even twice a year, with the goal of boosting the morale of the community. In late March, I was getting emails with folks asking, ‘When is the next Taste happening?’ Once I sent out the blast email to all the local businesses, the response was beyond gratifying. This event has two goals: To thank the communities for supporting local businesses and to give the businesses a chance

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Reggae Legend Living In Our Midst: Meet Mikey “Mao” Chung By Kami-Leigh Agard

A few weeks ago, at Jammin’ Jon’s Rock Out for Autism at the Rockaway Brewing Co., you may have heard a rootsy reggae ensemble featuring various musicians and vocalists, including saxophonist Douglas Guthrie and dub poet Ras Atiba. However, a reserved Asian gentleman masterfully playing the guitar with the band may have wooed you, not just with his artistry, but his reserved, yet self-assured air of mystery. Well folks, this man is reggae legend, Mikey “Mao” Chung, who since January has been living in Rockaway, and is gearing up to spread his passion for the Jamaican music genre here in the community, that he and others, revolutionized and built all over the planet. Chung and his late brother, Geoffrey Chung, are two of Jamaica’s undisputed musical champions, driving reggae’s

worldwide music invasion. They were part of internationally-known bands such as The Minstrels, The Virtues, The Mighty Mystics and famously, the Now Generation. Chung was a top session player for artists such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Gregory Issacs, Bunny Wailer,

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such as Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Garnet Silk, Shaggy, Morgan Heritage—and this is just to name a few. Chung was born in 1950, in Manchester parish on the island of Jamaica to Chinese parents. His father was a shopkeeper and his mother was a seamstress. When he was nine years old, his father became ill, and the family traveled to their ancestral roots in China, so his father could get treatment in Hong Kong. After a year and a half, the family returned to Jamaica, where they moved to the capital, Kingston. Chung said, “Returning to Jamaica and settling in Kingston was a blessing. My father bought a bakery, opposite a street called Tewari Crescent. This was a big music hub, and Geoffrey and I just became enraptured with the whole scene. I guess, you could say that’s where our love for regContinued on page 13

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gae was born.” However, according to Chung, his parents were not too fond of he and his brother’s love for the exploding reggae scene, especially his father. “I attended St. Georges College, a prestigious all-male, Roman Catholic high school in Kingston. However, by this time, I was already playing in a band that my friends and I formed called, The Minstrels. I played drums, but when my grandmother went to the U.S., and bought me an acoustic guitar, I immediately started playing, and you could say the guitar took over my life. However, my dad did not want his sons to be in music. He had what he considered bigger aspirations for us. After gigs, we used to get locked out of the house, however, thankfully my mom used to sneak us in,” Chung said. Though self-taught, mid-career, Chung decided to formalize his music training at the Jamaica College of Music. Then in the late 70s, thirsty for more experience in the international reggae music

scene, Chung migrated to New York, and even used to visit Rockaway Beach. “I lived and played music for many bands in NY for over 15 years. My first wife and I used to come to Rockaway all the time. We loved the ocean. Back then, Rockaway was so different, not as built up, but still nice to visit. So, it’s ironic to think that here I am back in Rockaway, of course much older, but still vibing to the community and its music scene,” Chung said.

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JCCRP Ensures Holocaust Survivors Are Never Forgotten By Katie McFadden

It has been 74 years since the Holocaust came to an end in 1945, and on May 2, Jews across the world will recognize Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. However, the Holocaust is one of those tragic pieces of world history that will never be forgotten and in Far Rockaway, the Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula (JCCRP) makes sure that those who survived the Holocaust are recognized regularly. According to JCCRP Executive Director Moshe Brandsdorfer, the organization has been serving as a “one stop shop social services organization” for the community for 47 years. While JCCRP serves the broader Jewish community across the peninsula, the group also makes sure to recognize a very special population—Holocaust survivors. For Brandsdorfer, helping those who have survived the Holocaust has special meaning. “I’m the grandchild of four Holocaust survivors, so for me, it really hits home. My grandmother came here from Poland in 1949, with the shirt on her back. She got off in a boat in Boston and was given $10 by a Jewish organization, which was just enough for her to make her way to New York and buy some food for a few days,” Brandsdorfer said. “It’s a personal part of our mission for me and the community as a whole because many of us are children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. Many of us are personally connected to these vulnerable holocaust survivors and we want them to be taken care of. We also recognize that as Holocaust survivors came and struggled with the clothes on their backs, they laid the groundwork for the lives that we now live in America. There’s a very sensitive, emotional tie that many in this community has with Holocaust survivors.” With that personal connection, many of those at JCCRP take helping Holocaust survivors personally and throughout the Rockaway peninsula, they serve about 300 of these seniors. Those at JCCRP under-

stand that these survivors are a vulnerable population. “Many of the immigrant Holocaust survivors that are active today are from the former Soviet Union, who immigrated at a much later date than my grandparents. Many came in the ‘80s and ‘90s at a later age. They were already 55 and up, and learning a new language and a new trade were extremely difficult. Some of them did, and some were not able to and some are displaced people from a different country with no real means of supporting themselves,” Brandsdorfer explained. “What they love to talk about most is their children and how many have gone on to become successful Americans that they’re very proud of, but there are also many that live below the poverty line.” To assist this vulnerable population, JCCRP offers them a variety of social services and even food through a special food distribution once a month. JCCRP learns about the needs of their local Holocaust survivors through a committee of survivors themselves. “We have an advisory committee called the Holocaust Survivors Advisory Committee, made up of seven Holocaust survivors that get together quarterly in our office. We offer them lunch and they serve as our eyes and ears for the community to tell us everything from what food items they appreciate, to what projects and initiatives they want us to work on and they give us a tremendous amount of feedback,” Brandsdorfer said. One important service JCCRP offers to Holocaust survivors is a monthly food distribution program. While JCCRP has a general food pantry, once a month, they hold a special food distribution specifically for Holocaust survivors so they can avoid long lines and pick up

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foods that are catered to them. “The fact that we give culturally sensitive foods is something that they really appreciate. There are so many different foods that for whatever reason they didn’t have in places like Russia, or they just don’t eat,” Brandsdorfer said. Providing an example, he explained that sweet potatoes are one food they don’t offer as they’ve found that many Holocaust survivors believe they’re rotten. “It would be a waste of funding to give them foods that they won’t use, so we use that funding to purchase the things they do want and distribute it to them on a day set for them. It allows us to give white glove service to them as Holocaust survivors and vulnerable seniors.” Most of the survivors go to JCCRP’s office (1525 Central Avenue) to pick up their groceries, but those that are homebound and can’t make it are offered a delivery service. The food distribution is made possible by various sources of funding, food from different organizations and the work of JCCRP staff members and volunteers. According to Brandsdorfer, funding sources include the Claims Conference, the New York City Council, the Jewish Federation of North America and others. Food donations to the pantry come from places like City Harvest, the Food Bank of New York, the Met Council and other partners. Then volunteers, such as those from local schools, neighbors and even local politicians like Councilman Donovan Richards, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato and Senator Joe Addabbo, stop by to help distribute the food. Besides the food distribution, JCCRP’s network of Holocaust survivors utilize many more of their services. “Our benefits enrollment services are used a lot. Holocaust survivors often come to enroll in Section 8 and food stamps and health insurance programs with us as the language barrier is often difficult for them, so sometimes we have translators,” Brandsdorfer said. JCCRP also has the backs of these particularly vulnerable seniors that often become

victims of scams. “We have so many cases where Holocaust survivors are taken advantage of by insurance companies or cellphone scams. They wind up signing up for these services where they’re billed for thousands of dollars and they don’t know how to get out of them, so we’re here to help them,” Brandsdorfer said. In addition to serving as a helping hand, JCCRP especially likes to bring a sense of dignity to these seniors. During the holidays, JCCRP makes sure to give a little something extra special with their food distributions. “For holidays times like during Passover, we’ll give out more holiday-related foods like matzoh and gefilte fish, and for Hanukkah, we’ll also give out little menorahs and candles or gold coins. They feel really good about it when we give them things related to the holiday,” he said. JCCRP also hosts a special concert for their survivors. “We have this Hanukkah concert where we have these Russian musicians and different speakers come and it gives them a real sense of dignity. They feel like they’re going out for a night on the town. But what they really appreciate most is knowing that they have a safety net and that someone has their back,” Brandsdorfer said. Besides assisting Holocaust survivors, JCCRP offers a plethora of services throughout the community. To find out more information about the services, volunteer opportunities or ways to donate, visit their website at www.jccrp.org; email info@jccrp.org or call 718-327-7755- Ex. 6113.


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The Rockaway Times “So you could imagine the feelings of love and excitement that poured when I saw Mikey. This was not just my childhood friend, but a man I immensely respect as a musician. He was not one of those reggae artists that sought fame for the money or celebrity. Though well respected, he never comprised his integrity or authenticity. This is why he is so respected worldwide,” Guthrie said. Guthrie and Zanardi with their band, RCK97, are beyond excited to present Mikey “Mao” Chung to the Rockaway community. Save the date! On Sunday, June 30, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., RCK97, featuring Zanardi, Guthrie and dub poet Ras Atiba, Ital Corner and Mikey “Mao” Chung will be performing at Caracas. “I said to Mikey, 'This is our chance to present to Rockaway what our reggae culture is really all about.' For us music is life, and we want to share the love right here in Rockaway.” For more info, check out RCK97 on Facebook.


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DBP Residents To Have Their Day in Queens Court A group of Dayton Beach Park shareholders, represented by attorney Mike Scala, won its venue battle with New York City over whether court hearings should take place in Queens or Manhattan this past week. In March, the shareholders of the Mitchell Lama housing cooperative filed an Article 78 proceeding in Queens County against the city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the Dayton Beach Park board of directors. The complaint alleged that HPD failed to act as the oversight agency to prevent the board of directors from engaging in egregious self-dealing, election fraud and lack of fiduciary responsibility to the corporation. A preexisting case filed by the board of directors in Manhattan seeks to disenfranchise up to 255 residents from voting in the election of directors by calling their share-

holder status into question. "When we filed our lawsuit in Queens, the city asked the judge not to sign an order for a return date there on the grounds there was a related matter pending in Manhattan. The judge signed the order, and the city then filed a motion to transfer our case to New York County,” Scala explained. As a result of the city's motion, the Queens matter was put on hold while the Manhattan court decided whether it should hear both cases. The city and the Dayton board teamed up against the shareholders to argue the cases should be heard in Manhattan where HPD's offices are located and claimed an impartial trial could not be held in Queens due to "long standing political affiliations therein." Scala and the shareholders filed a cross-motion arguing both cases should be contested in Queens because Dayton Beach Park, the board of

directors and the shareholders are all located there. Justice Carol R. Edmead of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County, issued an 11-page decision dated April 26, ruling, "the Court finds that Queens County has a far more legitimate interest in the outcome of the decision, which centers on the actions of a cooperative corporation in Queens and the shareholder status of several Queens residents." As such, the city's motion was denied, the shareholders' cross-motion was granted and the Supreme Court in the County of Queens will decide the matters. This victory for the shareholders is especially significant because conducting hearings in Manhattan made it difficult for the Rockaway Beach residents to participate or even attend court while their rights were being adjudicated.

"Traveling into Manhattan is a nightmare," Dayton Beach Park shareholder and petitioner in the case, Patricia J. McCabe said. "It takes hours to get there and hours to get home. Then there is the price of parking. I have a disability and public transportation is just not an option." "We won home field advantage," concluded Scala. "We believed all along that aside from the physical location of the courthouse being pertinent, a case concerning the interests of Queens residents should be decided by a Queens judge. Any day you can go to court and win a decision against the city is a good day in my book." With venue decided, the Queens court will now turn to the merits and decide, among other issues, whether HPD should take disciplinary action against the Dayton Beach Park board of directors.

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Sean Fitzgerald

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Mary Beth Meade 347-426-8002

Lic. Broker/Principal

Direct 917-860-6701

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"The Seavon" Condo Modern Beachfront Living One Bedroom, One full bath plus office space. Bright and airy. Floor to ceiling windows offer direct ocean views. L-shaped terrace with direct ocean views. Hardwood floors, dining area. Deeded indoor parking space. Private washer & dryer in the unit. Building is 13 years young. The Seavon is one of only two CONDO buildings in Rockaway Park. Visit our website for must see photos. Offered at $439,000

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This open floor plan home sits on a 50x100 lot, only 200 feet from our beaches. Living room and dining room share a double sided wood burning fireplace. Large EIK. Large lower family room with guest quarters. Two large br’s, two full baths, one half bath, one powder room with shower. Come back from the day at the beach and entertain friends and family in the fully paved yard with hardline gas grill, gas fire pit and outdoor shower cabana. Mature arborvitae line the property for privacy. Private parking for 5 cars. Offered at $1,375,000 Rockaway Park Legal Two Family PS 114 School District One block from the beach. Two story brick fully pointed 8 t home e e r t years ago. BR over 2 h S 0pm BR. Original3 hardwood t 5 2 ch 1 pm - 2:3 a e floors throughout. B 212 y 5/5 • 1 Ideal set up for duplex a d apartments...rear Sun enclosed staircase leads to full basement from both apartments. Three porches offer ample exterior access. Full private driveway. Two car garage. Walking distance to all. Offered at $828,000

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D E T N RE Belle Harbor Rental - New Construction TOWN HOUSE SETUP. Each unit consists of three floors. 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath and one half bath. Living Room, EIK, Full Basement. Perfect for a mother/daughter situation, or small biz owners can use one unit as their office and keep the other unit for rental income. Walking distance to all. Large yard, private parking. Offered at $929,000

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Custom 2 BR, 2 bath, open layout. Private washer/dryer. 3 private terraces. Private elevator. Walking distance to all. $3000 includes all. View photos on our website.


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NEPONSIT REALTY inc P 718.945.2411 www.neponsitrealty.com 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.

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PRICE REDUCED EXCLUSIVE BEST BEACH BLOCK 80 X 100

HOUSE WITH 3 BED 3 BATHS, LARGE YARD, Parking Memorial Wknd to Labor Day Call for details

ROCKAWAY PARK

2bed apt, With use of yard, Summer parking

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Studio

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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

Parking. Application process good credit income verification................................................................$1750 TWO BEDROOM

Call Susan 347 260 3891.................................$2100 130’s Large terrace, no pets, summer parking, heat included.

ONE BEDROOM – DIRECT OCEAN VIEWS – SUMMER GETAWAY ROCKAWAY BEACH

every room. No pets. No smoking. All Utilities include

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SUMMER RENTAL

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Call Susan 347 260 3891.................................$2100 120’s BEACH BLOCK , Newly renovated, kitchen with island, washer and dryer, no pets, no smoking, heat

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included. Parking. Use of Yard.

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Call Susan 347 260 3891.................................$1600

CALL SUSAN 347 260 3891…..$1,999,000

118 Extra room can be a third bedroom/an office. 2 bath includes all utilities, parking, pets ok, use of yard

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This lovely home is a legal 2 family that

120’s PS 114 school district. Newly renovated duplex.

can easily be used as a 1 family. The

1.5 bath. Washer dryer. Heat included.

main level offers 3 bedrooms with a

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master en suite bathroom, separate eat

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in kitchen, large living room and dining

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room, 2 bathrooms, access to extra large finished basement with half bathroom

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no smoking, all utilities included...........................$2500 128th MINT, MINT, 2 bath, private entrance, open

offers a large living room, eat in kitchen,

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2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and private

terrace, radiate heat, washer & dryer, parking space.

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deck facing the backyard. There are

Pay all utilities. PRICE REDUCED

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plenty of closets throughout and parking

Call Peggy 347 525-7176............................... $2400

ROCKAWAY PARK 1375 SQ. FT..........................$2300

water heater were installed 6 years ago.

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ROCKAWAY PARK 875 SQ. FT............................$1800

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CALL SUSAN 347 260 3891................................$2500 -1800 sq ft LARGE OFFICE SPACE UTITILIES INCLUDED PARKING AVAILABLE

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

for 5 cars! New heating system and hot Bring your designer and make this your dream home today! CALL KATE 917 680 8051..............$939,900

SUMMER RENTALS AVAILABLE HOUSES, APARTMENTS AND CONDOS CALL SUSAN 347 260 3891

RP 2bath open floor plan,Hardwood floors throughout. Use of yard, storage space in garage, Parking spot. Pet ok. Waterside School District. Walk to Beach, Ferry and Shops Pay all utilities. Call Susan 347 260 3891............................... $2250

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

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

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This home has it all, 4BR (master suite with Juliet balcony), 4.5 baths, luminous kitchen, granite counters, family room, fireplace, FLR, DR, fin bsmt with high ceilings, in-ground pool, pool house, 2 car garage. $1,899,000

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

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Beach Block 60’X100’ vacant lot. We have the APPROVED PLANS to start building right away! Stop by our office we have the floor plans for your review. $1,500,000

Your one and only opportunity to own this income producing INCOMPARABLE OCEANFRONT! Both units have a 20’x10’ oceanfront patios, 3BR’s and 2 baths. Bonus walk in apt. Private parking. $1,279,000

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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. Great Buy! $1,199,000

parking, garage, 5 bedrooms, rooftop water view terraces. Guaranteed rental income to help with the monthly mortgage. Starting at $919,000

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BRAND NEW TO MARKET

Gorgeous turn-key water view home featuring 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and a full finished basement with an additional 2 bedrooms. Water view balcony and long private driveway. $819,000

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

Amazing panoramic ocean views from this upper 1 BR penthouse apartment. Set of sliders allows a guest bedroom, office or den with direct ocean views. Parking inc. $569,000

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Immacualte oceanfront apartment located on the 6th floor with phenomenal ocean views, private terrace & gorgeous HW floors. Common laundry room in the building. Won’t last! $460,000

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Spacious 1 bedroom co-op with beautiful hardwood floors, updated kitchen and updated full bath. Monthly maintenance is 40% tax deductible. Call for your private showing today! $259,000

Great opportunity to own a beautiful 1 or 2 bedrooms co-op in beautiful belle harbor with spectacular water views. Starting at $159,000

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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 • Tanya Bass

6 Year Member

417 Beach 129th St • (718) 634-3134 • Mon-Sat 10am-6pm VISIT OUR SEVEN OPEN HOUSES THIS WEEKEND!

OPEN HOUSE - BEACH BLOCK

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The Rockaprop Team

RENTALS 128th: Fully Renovated 1BR lower level apt. gas inc. and 1 parking spot. (LJ) . . . . . . . $1,300 120th: Fully furnished studio apartment in coop building with HW floors (BF) . . . . $1,400 125th: Third floor 1BR, 1BA apartment in private home, HW floors, W/D (CB) . . . $1,700 118th: Freshly painted beach block 2BR, 1BA apt with HW floors, skylight and parking (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,700

Sunday · May 5th · 12:00pm-1:30pm 187 Beach 138th Street

Saturday · May 4th · 2:00pm-3:30pm 130 Beach 92nd Street

Beach Block Home for Under a Mil! Side hall colonial Mother/Daughter features 4BR, 3 bath, hardwood floors, high ceilings, spacious living room/dining room, terrace, full finished basement and detached garage. $939,000

Gorgeous Water View Condo! Spacious 3BR duplex with HW floors, large master suite with amazing ocean views. Stunning curb appeal, comes with a deeded parking spot. Present all offers! $649,000

OPEN HOUSE - CONDO

2 OPEN HOUSES

125th: Beach block well maintained 1BR, 1BA apt with HW floors (AD) . . . . . . . . . $1,700 92nd: Spacious 2BR, 1BA apt in well run complex with parking available (BF) . $1,850 95th: Ground level renovated 2BR, 1BA apt with W/D (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,900 95th: Renovated 2BR, 1BR apt with updated kitchen, W/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,000 111th: Beach block 2BR, 1BA apt with HW floors, open floor plan and W/D hookup (CB) $2,000 81st: 3BR, 1BA condo unit with gated parking included (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,100 64th: Renovated 2BR, 1BA home with private driveway and backyard (NC) . . . . . . $2,100

Saturday · May 4th · 1:30pm-3:00pm 103-06 Rockaway Beach Boulevard

Sunday · May 5 · Beach Block 144 Beach 62nd · 9:30am-11:00am 130 Beach 62nd · 11:00am-1:00pm th

92nd: Renovated 3BR, 2BA apt in well run complex with wood floors (BF) . . . . $2,300 69th: Newly renovated 3BR, 2BA apt with HW floors and SS appliances (TB) . . . . . $2,300

Rooftop Oceanview Terrace & Private Garage Mint condition 3BR, 2BA condo with open floor plan, HW floors and 3 terraces! Master suite on the 2nd floor features an ensuite bathroom and double closets. W/D, garage and storage. $539,000

Waters Edge Beach Block Condominiums Two great condo's to choose from. Both apartments have 3BR's, 2 baths, backyard, garage and private parking. Starting at $469,000

118th: Beach block 2BR, 1BA apt with extra office room, parking and backyard (CB) $2,350

OPEN HOUSE - OCEANFRONT

OPEN HOUSE - CONDO

Broad Channel: 3BR, 2BA house rental on the canal (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,700

119th: Beach block 3BR, 2BA apt with 1 car parking space and W/D (BF) . . . . . . $2,400

ABTS: 3BR, 2.5BA duplex unit with backyard, CAC and parking (NC) . . . . . . . . . . $2,795 Upper East Side: Fully furnished 1BR, 1BA apt in doorman building (BF) . . . . . . . . $2,975 137th: 3BR, 2BA lovely home for rent with wood floors (AD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,000

Sunday · May 5 · 2:00pm-3:30pm 121-16 Ocean Promenade (Unit 5J)

Saturday · May 4 · 11:30am-1:00pm 79-14 Rockaway Beach Boulevard

First Showing - Huge Oceanfront Apartment! This terrific fifth floor apartment has it all! Gleaming H/W floors, an updated kitchen and bath and lovely views from the LR, kitchen and BR. Laundry, bike storage, Super on site! $305,000

Spacious One Bedroom Condominium! Large 1BR low maintenance condo with spacious rec room and beautiful grounds with BBQ area and terrace. Doorman building, pet friendly with laundry on site! $244,900

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140th: Renovated 3BR, 2BA in 2 family home with shared yard and parking (AD) . . $3,900 145th: HOUSE RENTAL 3 BR, 1.5 baths, private garage, backyard, HW flrs, CAC. (LJ) . . $3,900 140th: 3BR, 2.5BA house rental with HW floors and large backyard (AD) . . . . . . . . $3,900 140th: Renovated 3BR, 2.5 unit in 2 family home with shared yard and parking (AD) . . $4,350

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SOLD!

The Rockaway Times 111-02/04 Rockaway Beach Blvd. $1.3M (represented the buyer)

Susan Natale

We're proud to announce the sale off 111-02/04 Rockaway Beach Blvd. in which we represented the buyer. This unique property with three different zoning districts was a challenge but as always, we got the deal done for our client.

Lic. RE Salesperson

Our office is in Brooklyn, but our homes are in Rockaway

FOR SALE

6513 Seaspray Ave. · $980,000 Huge 2-family steps from the beach in the Dunes Section of ABTS. Freeport model with roof terrace that features ocean views, a half bath & kitchenette. This house is completely upgraded from A to Z. The cleanest and finest home we've ever listed in the area. Listed exclusively by Associate Broker Alice O'Connor.

FOR SALE

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140-05 Newport Ave. $1.525M (represented the buyer)

We first sold our client’s house in Brooklyn for a record price and were then tasked with finding them their dream home in Rockaway. We negotiated a great price for our client in this purchase, and closed for $75K under the asking price on this very special and unique 80'x100' property in Belle Harbor.

6613 Surf Ave. · $938,000

FOR RENT! 111-02/04 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Big 2-family Freeport model in the Dunes Section of ABTS featured a roof top terrace w/ ocean views. This house has a 2 bedroom tenant unit above a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath owner's unit. All utilities are separate. Many upgrades.

Amazing location! Total property size: 80'x127'. Zoning: R5B, M1-1, C1-3, C2-3. Perfect for short term lease/seasonal/popup/storage/long term/land lease/sale. Also willing to divide to suit your needs! 1,300 sqft. modern steel frame heated building with ADA bathroom, private office, high ceilings, water & sewer, electric and gas services. Willing to listen to all reasonable offers.

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Storeowners and others have been asking if the scaffolding on the front of the Beach 116th Street firehouse is permanent. We know it’s been there for at least three years. We don’t know if regular work is being done on this building that was landmarked in 2013 or if the scaffolding is serving another purpose. We’ve asked the FDNY press office for information. We’ll let you know when we know.


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BELLE HARBOR PROFESSIONAL BUILDING 114-08 to 115-14 Beach Channel Drive

CARDIOLOGY & INTERNAL MEDICINE – NORTHWELL HEALTH 115-06 BCD, 2nd Fl. 718-318-6021 Dr. Yashodhara Kirtane, Dr. Georges Labazee, Dr. James O’Connor, Dr. Susan Quinn-Torpey, Dr. Sanjay Kirtane

A & L PHARMACY 115-14 BCD 718-318-5000 belleharbordrugs@gmail.com

ORTHODONTIST - ROCKAWAY BEACH ORTHODONTICS & PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY 114-12 BCD, Suite 4 718-924-2091, office@rbopd.com

NYC COUNCILMEMBER - ULRICH 114-12 BCD, Suite 1A 718-318-6411 eulrich@council.nyc.gov

ANIMAL HOSPITAL OF THE ROCKAWAYS 114-10 BCD 718-474-0500 animalhospitaloftherockaways@gmail.com

PEDIATRICIAN - ISLAND PEDIATRICS 114-12 BCD, Suite 6 718-474-3375 Dr. Lashley - marclashley1@gmail.com

ROCKAWAY BAGELS 114-08 BCD 347-733-5275 ecohen710@gmail.com

BAYVIEW URGENT CARE 115-06 BCD, Suite 101 718-474-7744 BayviewUrgentCare@yahoo.com

PSYCHOLOGIST - DR. CIRRINCIONE 114-12 BCD, Suite 2 347-441-0364 drdebcirrincione@hotmail.com

CONTRACTOR - ALMAS CONSTRUCTION 114-12 BCD 718-318-1346 jason@almasconstruction.com

CHIROPRACTOR - DR. KIERNAN 115-06 BCD, 3rd Fl. 718-945-0406 Dr.Kiernan@StressReliefMethod.com

FINANCIAL PLANNER - EDWARD JONES 115-10 BCD 347-733-5275 jane.donnelly@edwardjones.com

CONTRACTOR - MALBRO CONSTRUCTION 115-06 BCD, Suite 103 & 104 516-790-1441 malbroconstruction@gmail.com

DENTIST - DR. ROGOFF 115-08 BCD 718-318-3384 rogoffsdentaloffice@gmail.com

INSURANCE - PAT HANNING 114-12 BCD, Suite 1B 718-945-0444 patrick.hanning@prudential.com

CONTRACTOR - NYC DAYLIGHTING 115-14 BCD, Rear 718-757-2568 nycdaylighting@aol.com

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To Be Grateful To be grateful is a gift we give ourselves each day when we open our eyes and acknowledge this moment is precious. There are days that are dark and dreary for many people and I send you my heartfelt prayers. It can be difficult to find a grateful heart when you are suffering, but know that you are not alone. Unfortunately, suffering is part of life and the more we accept and become present with what is going on, we begin to become the witness and don’t feel so lost. Here is my grateful list that

goes on and on but every day I wake up grateful for this life and all the lessons that come with it. I am grateful for my Mom and Dad who raised seven children to be responsible and compassionate beings. They gave us our faith and truly were role models for me and my brothers and sisters. I am grateful for my brothers and sisters. They will always be the people I go to when I need support and advice. We will never hold any grudges against one another but rather forgive and let go. We were taught this powerful lesson from a young

age by our loving parents. I am so grateful for my husband and children. I was blessed to raise my children as a stayat-home mom and spent many hours at playgrounds, sporting events, school functions, parties, etc. I am grateful I didn’t screw it up. Raising children is not an easy job but it is an honor to have had the privilege of being their mom. I am learning to let them fly and live their lives fully. Without the full support of my soulmate, I would never have been able to live the life I have lived and continue to live. I am grateful for my Ocean Bliss Yoga community. You have fulfilled my life in more ways than you will ever know. I am grateful to the Belle Harbor Yacht Club for providing a beautiful space for our community to practice yoga. Without their support, we would not be able to provide our services. I am grateful to Paulette Mancuso for being my business partner and true friend. As you know, it’s not easy to run a business without bumps in the road but we are committed to the path

The Rockaway Times and learn to move on and let go. I am grateful for my neighbors and the entire Rockaway, Breezy and Broad Channel communities. Originally, I am from Park Slope, but Rockaway will always be my hometown. My best friendships have been created in Rockaway. I am so grateful to my girlfriends. You will always be in my life for the good times and bad times. I am grateful to Kevin Boyle and The Rockaway Times for giving me the opportunity to have a voice and allowing me to write from my heart about wellness. I am grateful for the readers who thank me for writing just when I am ready to throw in the towel! Writing is very difficult for me and doesn’t come easy. “For each new morning with its light. For rest and shelter of the night. For health and food. For love and friends. For everything that goodness sends.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson May you be healthy, happy, grateful and free of suffering.

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Diabetes? See A Podiatrist I have written before about the dangers of diabetes. It is not a disease to be trifled with. Unfortunately, all too often I have patients who admit that they really don’t follow a diabetic diet. I hear things like, “Well, I really enjoy a bowl of ice cream every night,” and other similar comments. Not too long ago, I was talking to a patient about his worsening diabetic numbers. He admitted to a nightly habit of eating jelly beans, which are essentially pure sugar. If you have diabetes and ignore it or you don’t adhere to the diet, you might as well walk across a busy street blindfolded because, es-

sentially, that is what you are doing. Uncontrolled diabetes has many serious side effects. Today I would like to talk about the vascular, or blood vessel-related side effects. Diabetes adversely affects large and small blood vessels causing heart disease, kidney disease, eye diseases including blindness, and foot problems, to name a few. It causes blood vessels to narrow or clog completely. In the legs, it affects the blood vessels supplying blood to nerves, causing numbness, tingling, and often pain in the feet. This is called diabetic peripheral neuropathy. While there are medications to al-

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leviate some of the pain and tingling, the numbness will remain. When someone has diabetic neuropathy, they cannot feel their feet and often are not aware of small cuts and ulcers that form. These small breaks in the skin often become large ulcers that may go deep into the bones of the feet, necessitating weeks of intravenous antibiotics and sometimes, amputation of part of the foot. For this reason, it is imperative for someone with diabetes to pay special attention to their feet. The American Diabetic Association recommends an annual visit to a podiatrist, at a minimum. I suggest a podiatric visit at least every three to four months. The podiatrist will evaluate the feet, remove callus and dead tissue, and if an ulcer has formed, treat it before it gets to the point of amputation. Here is a list of suggestions to keep a diabetic person’s feet healthy: keep your feet clean, dry, and well moisturized, wear shoes that fit well, inspect your feet daily, never

walk barefoot (even at home), see a podiatrist for calluses, minor injuries, or ingrown toenails, see the podiatrist at least annually, maintain good blood glucose control, and don’t smoke. Also, as diabetes can affect the eyes, see an ophthalmologist at least annually. If you have diabetes and have pain, tingling, or numbness in your feet, be sure to see your doctor. Your doctor will also want to measure your hemoglobin A1c at least two to three times a year. The A1c is the preferred method of checking diabetic control as it measures control over several months as is not simply a snapshot of the now and present, as a blood sugar measurement is. For more information go to: www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/comp l i cat i o n s / f o o t- c o mp l i ca tions/?loc=lwd-slabnav www.apma/org/Patients/ FootHealth.cfm?itemNumber=981 Please direct questions and comments to editor@rockawaytimes.com

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Cat People My youngest is a cat person. Loves them to death. My mermaid is not a cat person at all. Maybe it’s her fishy background that makes her shy away from the feline predators. So, when the youngest said—hey, let’s get a cat, she was met with an icy stare. So, it was very interesting to me to find the Brooklyn Cat Café in Brooklyn Heights. In a historic building on Montague Street that was once home to a bucolic restaurant called, Friend of the Farmer. The Cat Café serves neither cats nor has cat on the menu. Instead, its mission is

to help abandoned cats find a home. And they have come up with a novel concept: you pay seven dollars to enter the premises; you can bring your own food and drink, or order stuff there; and, you get to socialize with the dozens of cats roaming the premises. The thought is that humans can de-stress by holding on to purring balls of fur, and the cats get the company of someone who may actually adopt them. Pretty cool idea. I immediately called my daughter to let her know about this discovery, and she was thrilled! Blocked by momma

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mermaid from having a cat at our house, and unable to have a pet in the building she lives in, this café provides the perfect “renta-cat” scenario for a cat lover. On a side note, did you see the research report recently on cats and whether they can hear and understand when humans call them? It turns out that they can, they just don’t care and can’t be bothered with some human calling after them. Purrrfect!! We have a bird feeder in our backyard and are constantly amazed at the feathered friends who stop in to see and eat with us. Cardinals, finches, mockingbirds, doves, starlings, all visit frequently and bring joy to our backyard. Last year we realized that our flying friends were acting cautiously and saw we had a feral cat as a visitor. Turns out our feline friend was expecting and delivered several kittens behind the garage. While they were cute, they were highly suspicious, and kept their distance. When momma kitty grabbed a sparrow in its mouth and looked at us with the “look what the cat dragged in” look,

The Rockaway Times we called in the cat specialists to fix the whole lot. But it was not so easy as they disappeared, not to return. This week, The New York Times ran a story about feral cats in Australia. It seems there are millions of them and that they have devastated the rabbit and fox populations and are threating other small animal populations as well. So, Australia has authorized cat hunts in order to cull the predatory population. I think a better idea would be to import the cats from Australia to New York City to control the rat population! We don’t have any rabbits or foxes in Manhattan so, no issues there. Sounds like a win-win? In the meantime, if you have a hankering for some perfectly good cat petting, head on over to the Brooklyn Cat Café and socialize with our feline friends. Ever since Egyptian times, humans and cats have been friends. As it turns out, the cats don’t particularly care one way or another, but they can help relieve the stress of everyday life for us humans!!


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Felix Cavaliere's Rascals to Close Bugalou Concert Series Did you know that The Rascals had more #1 hits during the 1960s than everyone except The Beatles, The Supremes, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, and The Four Seasons? On Saturday May 11, Felix Cavaliere's Rascals will close Season 2 of the Bugalou Concert Series in style at St. Francis de Sales in Belle Harbor, with special guests and Rockaway favorite, Squid, beginning the night of music. After serving in the band Joey Dee and the Starlighters (Peppermint Twist), Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati, and Gene Cornish, brought in Dino Danelli on drums to form the Young Rascals in Garfield, NJ in 1965. The band got its big break while playing at the famous music club, The Barge, on Long Island where Sid Bernstein, who was famous for bringing The Beatles to Shea Stadium, was looking for “the next big thing,” signing on as the band's manager and securing a contract with Atlantic Records short-

ly after. I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore was their first single, but it was the follow up, Good Lovin' that made their reputation, going to #1 in the U.S. and Canada. The band would follow with a string of Top 40 hits, reaching #1 again in 1967 with Groovin' and in 1968 with People Got to Be Free. It's A Beautiful Morning, How Can I Be Sure, and A Girl Like You also went #1 in Canada while reaching the Top 10 in the U.S. The band continued into the early ‘70s with some defections, but never attained the same commercial success as during their peak from 19661968. Steve Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band is a lifelong fan and the band's biggest champion, giving a memorable speech at their induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, proclaiming them as “the first rock band ever,” and then forging a reunion in 2013, to bring the band and their story to Broadway

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LEGAL NOTICES ATLANTIC 107 CHICKEN LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/16/2019. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Nafees Bukhari, 107-20 Atlantic Ave, Jamaica, NY 11416. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. JX INSURANCE AGENCY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/02/18. 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, 154-96 Riverside Drive, Beechhurst, NY 11357. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Anthony Paul III LLC, Articles of Organization Filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/18/2019. Office location: Queens, NY. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Anthony Paul III LLC, 189-35 113th Road, Saint Albans, NY 11412. Any lawful purpose. The ChameleoNYC LLC Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 1/28/2019. Office in Queens Co. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1872 Bleecker St Ridgewood, NY 11385. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 413-415 Main LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 12/13/2017. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 136-33 37th Ave., 7th Fl., Flushing, NY 11354.General Purpose. Kissena Park Properties LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 12/13/2018. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to PO Box 541114, Flushing, NY 11354-7114.General Purpose. Cardboard Llama, LLC Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 02/01/2019. Office in Queens Co. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 13211 89th Street, Ozone Park, NY 11417. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of Jack and Melissa Productions LLC, Articles of Organization Filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 7/27/2018. Office location: Queens, NY. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Jack and Melissa Productions LLC, 2 Kaler Dr. East Moriches, NY 11940. Any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of J & R 114-35 LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/25/19. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: 114-35 Taipei Court, College Point, NY 11356. Purpose: any lawful act. E. L. Realty Management, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 3/22/2019. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 21-62 24th St., Long Island City, NY 11105. General Purpose. Notice of Formation of MAMMIS LANCASTER LIME COMPANY, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/15/19. 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, 4602 25th Ave., Astoria, NY 11103. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Dutch Kills Farm LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 2/4/2019. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Dutch Kills Farm LLC, PO Box 6717, Albany, CA 94706.General Purpose. Aisha Realty LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 1/10/2019. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 2429 83rd St., East Elmhurst, NY 11370. General Purpose. Notice of formation of 37-55 61ST LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/14/19. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: 69-56 43rd Ave., Woodside, NY 11377. Purpose: any lawful act.


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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.

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I am lucky enough that I travel a bit and fly multiple times every year. Every time I fly, I think I am on line with people who have never flown and have had to go through the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) scanning procedures. EVERY TIME. I think the agents that work there are similar to teachers in that they have to repeat themselves all day long. And sometimes I wonder why they even bother describing their procedures and rules about going through the scanners because people just do what they want. Now I know there are some things that may be confusing, but if you carefully listen to the agents (and even ask questions if you are unsure), you will get through smoothly. I have been on line with people who clearly do what they want. Recently the agent said multiple times, “Take off all jackets and sweatshirts and place them in the bin.” The woman next to me did not and then wanted her place back in line after she had to go back and place her coat in the bin after having been directed by the agent personally that the coat had to come off. I understand some people may not fly as much as others and it may be confusing, but as I have said in this column before, there is the internet where you can find out many things about getting through the TSA scanning easily. On the TSA’s page there are over 100 Frequently Asked Questions that answer a myriad of questions. There is even a number you can call if your question is not addressed in the 100+ FAQs.

The TSA has also been in existence since November 2001, shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. So this is not a new thing. There have been major changes over the years: *2005 started the no shoes rule. Why do people still try to get through with their shoes on? *2006 the liquids ban was established. Why do people still try to get items over 3.5 ounces through the scanning? *July 2017 was the new electronics ban and people still do not understand about placing laptops and tablets in a separate bin. A friend of mine has an idea: if you get through TSA scanning without incident, you get a sticker or some sort of badge that says you know how to follow directions. You can then go on a different line each time you fly. If you mess up, you have to go to gen. pop. with the rest of the people who do not know how to follow directions. Some say I should get TSA Pre-Check but I guess I have been lazy and have not gone through the process. After this last experience I may go through the process of applying and attending an enrollment center and getting fingerprinted. After all, it only comes out to $17 per year and that seems well worth it. Have a great week everyone!

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PARK INN – 1915 Hot Dogs and Beans with Cornbread Topping By Sharon Feldman

Super easy, quick for a last minute meal. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 4 hot dogs, sliced ¼" – ½" (your call which brand) 1 can of baked beans (again, your call what kind) 1 box Jiffy Cornbread Mix Fresh chives or dried … optional

By Katie Lucev

The Park Inn Hotel was located on Beach 115th Street. Fully furnished rooms were available during the warm weather seasons only. However, their restaurant-dance hall was open all year round. Not to be confused with the New Park Inn with its bathhouses that were up against the boardwalk and beach. On the back of the postcard, Raymond writes to a gal in Gray, Georgia, “Sorry for not writing sooner. I have been busy trying to land a Manager’s Position at this hotel. Please keep this a secret. I want Directions: to surprise my family and invite them when I have the job.” Cut hot dogs and brown Katie Lucev is the daughter of the late Rockaway Beach his- them. Add the can of beans torian, Emil R. Lucev Sr. (1933-2018). and stir.

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The Rockaway Times Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter or spray a pie tin. Prepare the cornbread topping according to package. Pour hot dog and bean mixture into the pie tin. Pour the cornbread topping over the hot dog/bean mixture. Sprinkle the chives on top. Bake 30 minutes. Enjoy! Another favorite is a lemony butter. Combine ½ cup butter with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon lemon zest.


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SCHOOLS & LOCAL GROUPS

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This year, Scholars’ Academy showed they’re not just book smart, but skilled in the kitchen as they took home the first-place trophy for their chili dish. Coming in second, NYPD Transit District 23 proved a great chili doesn’t need to include meat as their vegetarian dish earned second. In the Mac ‘n’ cheese contest, the Friends of Beach 59th Street Playground dished out a first-place winner, with FDNY EMS Bureau of Training earning second. Guests not only got to enjoy some good food, but good music provided by Police Officer/ DJ Mark Braun, plus the chance to win some great raffle prizes donated by local businesses. Also, guests had a voice in the competition and got to vote for the People’s Choice Awards. This year, the crowd favorite for both their chili and mac ‘n’ cheese

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dishes was from the St. John’s Home for Boys, who also happened to help serve up the food to the guests, along with the NYPD Explorers. Congratulations to Joe Young, Kathy Heavey and the rest of the 100th Precinct Community Council crew, and all the volunteers that made this event another big hit. Photos by Kathy Heavey.

St. John's Home for Boys was the People's Choice.

Transit District 23's chili earned second place.

100th Precinct Community Council Chili & Mac n Cheese Cook Off 2019 April 26th, 2019 CHILI WINNERS 1st Place SCHOLARS ACADEMY 2nd Place NYPD TD23 Crowds Choice St John’s Residence for Boys

MAC & CHEESE WINNERS 1st Place Friends of Beach 59th Street Playground Association 2nd Place FDNY EMS Bureau of Training Crowds Choice St John’s Residence for Boys

Thank you to our Judges Mark Healy Detective Byrd 100th Precinct NCO

Thank you to ALL our Volunteers DJ PO Marc Bourne, 100 Pct Maureen McGee Kathleen Selig Assembly District Leader Lew M.Simon Amanda Wilson Joanne Young

A Special Thank You Our Hosts, The Knights of Columbus Council 2672 NYPD Explorers Post 2441 St Johns Residence helpers Girl Scouts of Rockaway Captain Louron Hall, Commanding Officer, 100 Pct PO Maurice Moore, 100th Pct Community Affairs PO Daniel Smyth, 100th Pct Community Affairs PO Helen Olagunju, 100th Pct Community Affairs

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Cookoff Participants 100th Pct. 59 St Park Ass. Boarders Breezy Dog Truck Bungalow Community House Deirdre Maeve’s Supermarket Dredsurfer Engine 266 Fat Cardinal Provisions FDNY EMS BOT

Fitness Kitchen Friends of Lisa George Girl Scouts of Rockaway Happy Jacks House on the Rock Jameson Khaleel For The People Knights of Columbus L. Mahoney Realty Last Stop Maras Icecream Parlor NYC Parks Dept.

Out Rockaway RBNY PT RBQ Sanitation Scholars Academy Senator Joe Addabbo Solutions not Shelters St. John’s Boys St. Marks School St. Virgilius TD 23 The Wharf

Cookoff Supporters Belle Harbor Steak House Blarney Castle Boarders Boardwalk Pizzeria Breezy Dogs Food Truck Breezy Point Liquor Store Breezy Point Surf Shop Breezy Tour and Travel Bungalow Bar & Restaurant Community House Coastal Yogurt Cuisine by Claudette East Meets West Elegante Pizzeria & Restaurant Fat Cardinal Provisions Fitness Kitchen Friends Nail & Spa Happy Jacks Harbor Optics Harbor Wine and Spirits Jamesons Pub Job Lot

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Last Stop Gourmet Shop Lilly Nails Salon Lornas Loft Maras Ice Cream Parlor NYPD Ski & Snowboard Club Osaka Sushi Restaurant Out Rockaway PICO RBNY Plum Tomatoes Pizzeria RBQ Rockaway Auto Bath & Carwash Rockaway Beach Veterinary Services Rockaway Farmers Market Rockaway Gliders Sophia Wang Nails & Spa Spa Rockaway Stop & Shop Supermarket Studio Gi Hair Salon Studio Phantasmagoria Style 1 Hair Salon Sunny Nails Salon The Swellife Shop Thai Kitchen by the Sea


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PHOTO FINALISTS

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By Kami-Leigh Agard

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ROCKAWAY GOOD TIMES

Spring has SPRUNG! So heed RT Publisher Kevin Boyle’s wise counsel, and get your Rockaway Groan on! With a chock-full lineup of live music, theater and arts — no need to leave the peninsula—the Rock is definitely blooming! LIVE MUSIC: Thursday, May 2 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Get an early start to your weekend, by grabbing the mike and strutting what you got at Community House’s Karaoke Night! 101-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd Friday, May 3 6 p.m. Lock in a lively start to the weekend with Harry McDonald and the Locals Rule Trio as they rule Bungalow Bar’s jammin’ Acoustic Fridays with your fave classic rock and oldies. 377 Beach 92nd Street Friday, May 3 8 p.m. to midnight There is a saying that “Friday is the famous ‘F’ word we thank God for every week,” and with the Rock-A-Wades playing all your favorite rock classics at RBQ — what better way to kick off your weekend flippin’ Friday-rific! 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Friday, May 3 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Looking for a night of straightup blues like it oughta be? Well, you don’t want to miss Big Frank & The Healers at Thai Rock. This electric blues band will have you howling along to Big Frank’s slide guitar and gritty vocals, reminiscent of the Chicago and Delta blues styles rawly fused with the swampy sounds of Louisiana and Texas. 375 Beach 92nd Street Friday, May 3 9 p.m. Grab your best buds, and head to Rogers for a classic rock feast with Mike & Miley, playing your favorites from the 60s and 70s. 203 Beach 116th Street

Saturday, May 4 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Rockaway massive! The Brewery is kicking off its first FREE strictly vinyl monthly beach reggae jam with top selectas this Saturday. From rocksteady to roots, dancehall, dub and soca— get ready to wine yuh body reggae dub style all day! Also from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., join Surfrider Foundation NYC at Beach 67 Street for a beach cleanup. 415 Beach 72nd Street

entertainment lineup. 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Saturday, May 4 8 p.m. to midnight Get your dancing shoes on and head to RBQ as local favorite, Keegan & Soogs sets the Boulevard barbecue spot ablaze with their sizzling rock acoustics. 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Sunday, May 5 5 p.m. Guess who’s back just in time for Cinco de Mayo? None other than the mighty Squid! And as an added treat, the musicmeisters are teaming up with fiddlemeister Chris Tedesco for late afternoon fun at Rogers. 203 Beach 116th Street

Saturday, May 4 9 p.m. Whether you a millennial or a baby boomer, the Generation Gap band will have something for everyone tonight at Rogers. From classic disco, dance, Motown, top 40s and more — get ready to be on your toes groovin’ to your favorite tunes. 203 Beach 116th Street Saturday, May 4 9 p.m. Tonight, Rustwoods presents a stellar lineup with renowned Latin jazz percussionist Tommy Mattioli and the Good Vibes Trio. Get ready to be seduced at this steamy night of evocative jazz and blues rhythms. Plus special menu a la Whit’s! 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd Sunday, May 5 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Bungalow Bar with bottomless mimosas, bloody's, screwdrivers, with the purchase of one brunch entree. Plus Corona and margarita drink specials and music with DJ Timmy Tubs! 377 Beach 92nd Street Sunday, May 5 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. It’s Sunday—Funday at RBQ. So bring your friends on down to eat, drink and be merry with Jammin Jon and Friends on the

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Sunday, May 5 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Head to Whit’s for a hoppin’ jazz lunch featuring The Mike Severino Trio. With Severino on drums, Simon Chardiet on upright bass and Tommy Mattioli on vibraphone—get ready for a lively feast! 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Thursdays 8 p.m. to midnight RBQ kicks off its Thursday Open Mic Night! Every week, musicians and vocalists are welcome to come on and in and belt out what they've got. 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd SPECIAL MENTION — TASTE OF ROCKAWAY THIS SATURDAY! 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Gourmands, spring your appetite this Saturday, May 4 at the annual Taste of Rockaway food crawl! With the awesome ticket price of $15 in advance or $20 day of, you’ll get to sink your teeth into culinary delights from over 20 eateries in Rockaway Beach, extending from Beach 87th to Beach 102 Streets. Purchase your ticket at any of the participating businesses or online, (where you can also check out the map) at www.rockawayunion.org. See article on page 10, for more info. ARTS Saturday, May 4 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance RISE Center hosts the opening reception of Deities, Part One, an exhibit comprising of 13 digital prints composed by artist Dr. Andil Gosine from his participation in Project Prithvi,

a monthly clean-up of Jamaica Bay organized by the Queensbased group Sadhana. The images show broken idols of gods and goddesses, remnants of Hindu rituals performed by local residents. This exhibit is open to the public Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., until May 28. For info, visit: rwalliance.org 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd Monday, May 6 7:30 p.m. In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the First Atlantic flight that happened right here in Rockaway in May, 1919, a brass quintet of the Queens Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Rockaway Artists Alliance. Free! For info, visit: rockawayartistsalliance.org sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden Saturdays & Sundays 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The works of art created by Jose Perez’s students from the RAA’s Wednesday painting class were so good that they were congratulated with their own show. Opening reception is this Saturday, May 4. The exhibit is ongoing until May 12. For info, visit: rockawayartistsalliance. org sTudio 6 Gallery, Fort Tilden THEATER Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4 7 p.m. & 8 p.m. Sunday, May 5 4 p.m. & 5 p.m. New playwrighting group, Rock Away Pens, debuts their first oneact play festival. The first play, “Oby in the Park,” is a children’s musical, followed by two domestic adult-themed comedies, “31 Joralemon Street,” and “Tempt Me.” These productions are fashionably hosted by The Dressed Man in Rockaway. No charge showcase. Donations welcomed at the box office. For reservations, call 800-838-3006 or email: rockawaypens@gmail.com. T4 Post Theatre Building, Fort Tilden Got info. on local live music and art? Email: kami@rockawaytimes.com


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ROCKAPULCOJUNE GOLD MUSIC FESTIVAL 15TH, 2019 GREAT BANDS GREAT BEER Under the Tent at 114-04 Beach Channel Drive Doors open at 3pm Great music, beer, food & dancing!

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G E T T I C K E T S N OW A N D S AV E ! T H I S E V E N T W I L L S E L L O U T.

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Half starts at 8am 5 K starts at 11am Number pick up and race day registration at: Rockaway Gliders Studio 114-04 Beach Channel Drive Rockaway Park, NY 11694 We will open 90 minutes before race time. Bag check and bathrooms at Rockaway Gliders Studio. All races start and finish on the boardwalk by Beach 116th St.

Father’s Day Half Marathon & 5K 6/15/19

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End of Summer Half Marathon 8/24/19

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Students Join NYPD on the Court

On Monday, April 15, police officers from the 100th Precinct played basketball against students from Rockaway Park for Environmental Sustainability. It was an exciting game with the officers winning 60-56. Thanks to Officer Byrd for organizing this fun event!

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The only excuse we accept when Beth Hanning doesn’t submit her Slice of Life column is when we find out she’s been spotted rocking The Rockaway Times t-shirt somewhere warm and sunny. Talk about beautiful bookends! Daughter, Marianne, and Beth shine on either side of Jake Smith on a recent trip to Rockaway South aka Rincon, Puerto Rico. Back to work, Beth!

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