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VOL. 5, NO. 51 - THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2019

Happy Father’s Day!

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Rock Out with Rockapulco Gold By Katie McFadden

“Rockapulco Gold. If you drink that beer boy you know you’ll never get old.” Those are just a few of the lyrics for the official song of Rockaway’s beer, Rockapulco Gold. Nothing goes better with beer than some good music, so on Saturday, June 15, head to the Rockapulco Gold Music Festival, where you’ll find the best of both worlds and drink the local brew that’ll keep you feeling young. Rockapulco Gold Beer, a brew specially crafted by Rockapulco Runs marathon man and endless entrepreneur, John Edwards, officially launched late last summer, hitting local bars and events around town. It then got its time in the spotlight at the very first Rockapulco Gold Music Festival in October, but with the weather being more ideal and summer getting into the full swing, Edwards decided to go for another round, and on Saturday,

June 15, Rockapulco Gold, a local beer will be celebrated with some great local bands, among local company. To enjoy an evening of bands and brews by the bay, head to the tent in the 114-04 Beach Channel Drive lot between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. The local lineup screams Rockapulco, with The Gray Trippers, 3 Sheets To The Wind, Squid, Wine With Sue and Fools Night Out in the

mix. Plus there will be unlimited Rockapulco Gold Beer, food for sale from the Fit Food Kitchen, and plenty of laughs. Fools Night Out will be closing the show, which Edwards says is fitting as Fools Night Out is the band that sings the official Rockapulco Gold song. The catchy tune, which Edwards calls, “a drinking song,” can be found on YouTube and Spotify and will be played Saturday night. Edwards says his interest in brewing goes back about 25 years, when he was considering opening a microbrewery in Rockaway. He had the idea for three beers—Rockapulco Gold, Day Light and Ocean Dark, but the idea never got off the ground. Fast forward two decades, the idea started brewing up in his brain again and Edwards started meeting with various brewers. Working together with a friend that owns a brewery in Wisconsin, Edwards experimented with different formulas until he came up with

the perfect recipe and Rockapulco Gold was born. While the beer is made in Wisconsin, it comes from the heart and mind of Edwards himself, and each can comes emblazoned with the official Rockapulco Gold name and logo. “The idea was to have a local beer that could become Rockaway’s own beach beer,” Edwards said. With a day full of activity around town and the weather looking good, Edwards hopes locals come out to enjoy the evening, the Rockapulco way. “What’s better than having these local bands together, under a tent with a local beer, local people, local food, while having a nice afternoon on the bay?” Edwards said. Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door. To request advanced tickets, email John Edwards at j.f.edwards@att.net. You’ll be placed on a list to pay the $30 price when you get to the event. For more info, follow Rockapulco Gold Beer on Facebook.

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On The Road Again With technology, you get a lot of new normal. And I’m sorry to share. I recently drove down to North Carolina because I’m a servant of the son who shall remain nameless. I was going to get some crap he left behind. He was shy about having a Hazmat team go in and clean out his apartment so he called me. To start, I hate NYC driving. I hate Rockaway driving, in particular, but I don’t mind getting on the open highway once in a blue. On long trips— I think that

means anything longer than two hours— I used to want to set records. If it was a two-hour trip to the Poconos, I’d want to make it there in one hour and 56 minutes. Longer trips with kids in the car were no different. You know the old, “are we there yet?” whine you’d hear? I’d say, no, but we’re gonna get there as fast as we can and if you have to go to the bathroom or you make me stop for any reason you’re gonna get a demerit. Do they still have demerits?

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Anywhere? That used to be a thing. On real long trips, you’d declare we’re not stopping until Virginia or some place six or seven hours in. You better go to the bathroom now, I’m just tellin’ ya… I said it to the kids but it was my passive-aggressive message to my wife as well. Of this, I am not proud. Quick story, I heard. Every summer the family would start out on a family vacation and as the car was pulling away, the mom would say, "Stop, I left the iron on." She did this two or three years in a row. About the fourth time she said, Stop, someone in the car held up the iron. We have it here. Nowadays, I don’t try to set records. But hey, if I’ve got a shot, I might gun it for the last few miles. No, I’m more likely to take it easy, pull over at a rest stop, get a good stretch. I’ve been influenced by the Be Well, Be Happy column. And at my age, now it seems like a good idea to stop in the men’s room. Of course, you go to the urinal as far away as you can

from anyone else. It’s your alone time. You hope. But then you find there’s a new normal. Some dude starts talking. You glance, slowly—you don’t want to be too obvious about looking away from your task at hand, so to speak—and you see a guy at a urinal talking into a Bluetooth earpiece phone thing. He’s having a conversation with somebody while peeing in a public bathroom. Man, I just wanted to take a drive and listen to some podcasts (check out Bear Brook) and now I’m listening to a guy talking while standing at a urinal. Does the person on the other end of the line know what he’s doing? I shrug and figure he’s just a freak. But the same thing happens on the way home at another rest stop. Some guy blabbing while emptying his bladder. They’re taking this whole handsfree thing a little too far. My hands were free to strangle him but I couldn’t decide if I should do it before or after I washed my hands at the sink. I got back in the car and gave myself a demerit.

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Rockstock Rocks This Saturday

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Another day of surf, skate, shopping and song is ahead! The 13th Annual Rockstock and Barrels Festival is Saturday, June 15 on Beach 90th Street. Saturday is looking good for a day Rockstocked with fun. This annual event started by Steve and Christian Stathis of Boarders Surf Shop and Jimmy Dowd of St. James Clothing, has grown into a can’t-miss early summer event that showcases some of the best things Rockaway has to offer. Now in its 13th year, there will be plenty to celebrate. “It’s our teenager. Rockstock was our grassroots baby and now it’s a teenager,” said Dowd, who spends several months prepar-

ing to make the event a success each year. Saturday will mark International Surfing Day, so it’s only appropriate that the day kicks off with an all-day surfing contest. The Eastern Surfing Association’s contest starts at 8 a.m. on Beach 88th Street. For more info or to sign up, email ny@surfesa. org. In celebration of International Surfing Day, the Surfrider Foundation will also spearhead a beach cleanup from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome to join in. The elements of the Beach 90th skate park have been re-layered and repaired in time for the event’s skateboard contest, expected to start at around 2 p.m. There will be prizes and giveaways for all. Rockstock wouldn’t be complete without the rock and there will be plenty of it on the Beach 92nd Street Boardwalk. The music starts at 10 a.m. with Joe Caravella of rock band, The Reign. At 11 a.m., Ian of Unysynn will take the stage. Local band, The Ecstatic Madmen, with thei-

rart eclectic indie rock sound, will go on at noon. They’ll be followed by New York-based singer-songwriter, Lili Roquelin at 1 p.m. Prolific songwriter and instrumentalist, Morgan Weidinger, will certainly impress as a one-woman band, when she goes on at 2 p.m. At 3 p.m., Walker Hornung, the man who organizes Rockstock’s music each year through Into the Whip Records, will go on with his band, the Brotherhood of the Grape, but he may also pull out some songs from his Q-South and Kings Heartbeat days. At 4 p.m., Sasha Dobson, whose genres range from rock to jazz to country, will take the stage. Last but not least, local favorites, Indaculture will close out the show starting at 5 p.m. If you can’t catch all the bands, don’t fret. The Rockaway Beach Broadcasting Company will be live streaming the music all day long at www.RBBCradio.com. The fun doesn’t stop on the boardwalk. While the festival ends at 6 p.m., the party will con-

tinue on to the Rockaway Beach Golf Club on Beach 100th Street, where The Skells will perform live. Some new aspects this year include more things to do for the kids. Casey Butler of the Rockaway Mermaid Brigade and face-painting extraordinaire, Rochelle Grubb will be providing activities like arts and crafts, face-painting and more. Also, at 3 p.m., all are encouraged to gather by the music stage, as event officials are going to take a new official Rockstock photo by drone, to showcase the new boardwalk and the big crowds, so the more, the merrier! The event will also include the Red Bull team, giving out free samples, the Queens Library bus and dozens of vendors selling goods that you can’t get anywhere else. No matter what, there will be something for everyone. “This is a family-friendly, free event, so come on out and enjoy,” Dowd said. For more info, head to www. rockstocknyc.net

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***** Happy Father’s Day! We’ve got dozens of dads featured in this week’s paper and if you’re wondering how they made the paper well, we asked last week and asked online, and readers responded. ***** The Rockaway Medical Arts Complex on Beach 105th Street got an OK from the Department of Health and some doctors are already (quietly) seeing patients. We say quietly because the official ribbon-cutting won’t happen until sometime in the summer. We’ll have more information soon. ***** Hey podcast listeners! Subscribe to Zigzag, a podcast about the changing culture of business. We’re happy to say one of the co-founders, Jen

THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2019 Poyant, lives in Rockaway and has even written for The Rockaway Times. Jen and her ZigZag partner, Manoush Zomorodi, have taken the bold step of launching a media company, and the podcast is a great insight into the ups and downs of starting a new business. ***** A faithful RT reader gave us some fast food for thought. He said first-year NYC lifeguards earn $15 an hour. To get the job, you’ve got to pass a test (and probably train). No such skill is required to work at a fast food place for the same $15 an hour. So why should kids want the added responsibility and stress of keeping people safe if they can earn the same flipping burgers? ***** Tyler Perry, who’s an actor, filmmaker, comedian and more, is also a Rockaway church supporter. After seeing a CNN report on St. John Baptist Church (7405 Rockaway Beach Blvd.) and its efforts to rebuild after Sandy, Perry donated vans to help

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congregants in need be able to attend services. Pastor JD Williams and members of the church showed their joy on CNN. ***** The second Rockapulco Gold Music Festival is this Saturday, June 15, starting at 3 p.m. It’s in the parking lot at 114-04 Beach Channel (behind the Belle Rock cab (stand), just off the bay. Great local bands will play and you’ll get to sample some Rockapulco Gold beer. There’s also a Rockapulco Gold theme song which includes the chorus, “Rockapulco Gold. If you drink that sh** you’ll never get old.” ***** A bit earlier on Saturday, the 13th Annual Rockstock and Barrels will kick off at Beach 90th Street at 10 a.m. The event is a celebration of the surfing and music scene that has helped revive and enhance Rockaway Beach. ***** The Belle Harbor Property Owners Association holds its next meeting on Tuesday, June

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Time Flies... Right Back to Riis Park By Kathy Lord

What a treat to watch them put the clock back up at Riis Park on the morning of June 5, 2019. The history I learned from Scott Kreilick (President and CEO of Kreilick Conservation, the company that re-

stored the clock) was quite interesting and worth sharing. This company has been in business for over 20 years and restores monuments throughout the U.S. The clock is 19-feet tall and was built by the Howard Watch Company in 1891 (some say it

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This Week in History JUNE 13 Rudy Johnson was born. Sandi Rose was born. Vicky Bacalles Comianos was born. 1966 - The U.S. Supreme Court set forth in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must advise suspects of their rights upon taking them into custody. 1983 - The U.S. space probe Pioneer 10, launched in 1972, became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system. JUNE 14 1775 - The United States Army was founded. 1954 - President Eisenhower signed the order inserting the words, "Under God," into the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Candidates Wrestle With Progressive Resumes at Queens DA Debate By Kami-Leigh Agard

“impressive” resumes and accolades to behead each other. The Democratic primary is set for June 25 and all of the following are running: Tiffany Cabán, Rory Lancman, Betty Lugo, Mina Malik, Jose Nieves, Melinda Katz and Greg Lasak. All seven candidates were invited to the event, co-sponsored by Bayswater Civic Association, Call to Action, Carlton Manor Resident Council, The Heart of Rockaway, Far Rockaway NAACP, Oceanside Apartment Resident Council and Rockaway Youth Task Force. Notably absent were Queens Borough

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carceration program that will brings lawyers, judges, defense attorneys the community, including the faith-based community, to review every conviction and every defendant that is at Rikers Island.” Cabán: “I would not hesitate to prosecute officers who commit crimes against our community. I will make the use of an independent prosecuting attorney because as DA, we have to work closely with the police, but we need to have an independent unit that is fully staffed. The DA keeps lists of officers that they know are lying and committing misconduct, and it’s time that our public knows who those officers are, and beyond that, we will prosecute bad officers and will decline to prosecute cases perpetrated by bad officers.” Mina: “I was the head of the Civilian Complaint Review Board with over 200 employees tasked to investigate and prosecute police officers who were accused of police misconduct. The Eric Garner case came un-

der my watch. We were not afraid to arrest, indict and prosecute officers. We were the only agency that was able to get the officer involved in the Garner case accountable for his action. I plan to start a civil rights and integrity bureau, holding police officers and law enforcement officials accountable for their actions.” Another question was: “I feel that the former DA was more focused on convictions than justice. What are your goals in ensuring that justice for our community is achieved?” Cabán: “We continue to over-criminalize our black and brown, LGBTQ and homeless communities. The DA has a budget of $600M and employs 500 people. We need to re-allocate our resources from focusing on convictions for minor offenses like jumping the subway turnstile, marijuana possession and prostitution to more serious crimes. Providing resources to rehabilitate minor offenders is the best way to keep us safe. For example, I represent clients who are over-criminalized for

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substance abuse issues, instead of arresting the overpaid doctors who prescribe the opioids. It’s about re-allocating our resources and focusing on the prosecutions that matter.” Lancman: “It starts with how we view the office of the DA. The office should be more concerned with public safety, not overt prosecution and incarceration for offenders who could be rehabilitated.” Malkin: “We have to make sure we are not criminalizing the three root causes of crime, which are generally poverty, mental health issues and people with substance use disorder. We should make sure they are getting the treatment and the services these individuals need, as opposed to incarcerating them. Instead of throwing them into Rikers, they deserve to get treatment so they can be productive members of society. We should be focusing our limited resources on more violent crimes.” Question #3: What is your stance on cash bail? While all candidate agreed

that cash bail should be eliminated, they differed on how the idea of bail elimination should be treated. For example, Cabán pledged to end cash bail “to the fullest extent” and that her office would “release people as often as possible,” including on some violent alleged crimes, while Lugo said she would handle the issue on a case-bycase basis and that non-violent crimes would not have cash bail. Malik agreed to no cash bail for minor offenses, but would keep the policy in place for other charges. The candidates were asked to describe in one word what sets them apart from the other candidates: Lugo: experience, Malik: leadership, Lancman: justice, Nieves: determination. Cabán: No response, as she left early. This riveting debate lasted over two hours, and while each candidate strove to set themselves apart, many had the same strategy, waving their resumes for votes. Voters you decide. For more info about the candidates, visit: ballotpedia.org

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Community Board 14 June Meeting Recap By Katie McFadden

At one of the last Community Board 14 (CB14) meetings before the summer hiatus, the agenda was jam-packed with updates on the Riis Park Bathhouse, and committee reports on Land Use, Health, Transportation and other issues. CB14 Chair Dolores Orr kicked off the meeting by reminding board members to make it a point to attend their various committee meetings, as attendance has been low. District Manager Jon Gaska reported on some 311 complaint statistics in the neighborhood, pointing out complaints over asbestos, leaks, sewer backups and even one for ice cream truck noise. The floor was then open to public speaking. Matt Viggiano of the Mayor’s Office began by advising the audience to take precautionary measures to protect their homes by getting flood insurance. For more info, see floodhelpny.org. Lew Simon

provided some updates, including on the natural gas pipeline situation, claiming that National Grid is refusing to install new gas connections as a result of the new pipeline proposal being temporarily shot down. JK Canepa spoke further on this, calling it extortion, as National Grid is using it as a tool to get the pipeline passed, but she says there is no need for a new natural gas connection. Several neighbors spoke about the situation at 174 Beach 120th Street, as neighbors believe the property being purchased at a public auction by a city employee, Mimi Fuhrman, is a conflict of interest, and Fuhrman’s intention of using it as an SRO is a great concern. Florence Ferguson gave some updates on the Beach 59th Playground, saying that a design team is still coming up with a final redesign for the park, but there will be a summer fun event there on Saturday, June 22. A resident named Jack called it “embarrassing” that

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many demanded a ferry shuttle to operate in Far Rockaway, yet few have been using it since the pilot program launched. Several spoke out against the Peninsula Hospital site development plan, which is causing great concern mostly due to the density of adding 2,200 apartment units. Since it is such a controversial issue, CB14 is having a special meeting on June 25 just to discuss it. Eugene Falik suggested that opponents of the project be given time to make a presentation at the meeting, since Arker Companies will have time to sell the project positively. Glenn DiResto, who has consistently opposed the project’s size and a population majorly restricted to less than 80% Area Median Income, pointed out that CB14 has previously said that they would not support any new affordable housing in the community, unless it was for 60% AMI or greater, and that they’d prefer home ownership and market rate housing.

Following public speaking, Jen Nersesian of the National Park Service, was joined by Riis Park Beach Bazaar co-owners, Belvy Klein and Aaron Broudo, to provide some updates on the Riis Park Bathhouse, which will see a $30 million investment that includes a historic rehabilitation. Broudo said it will include a 28-room hotel, a catering hall, a rooftop restaurant and even a swimming pool. Klein spoke of how they’re working more with the community, as when they initially started, 95% of the staff was from Brooklyn, but now 98% is Rockaway locals, which was met with loud applause. Nersesian provided unrelated updates such as contracts going out to rebuild a playground in Riis and repair parts of the boardwalk, plus a replacement of the parking lot fee booths, which will operate quicker, to hopefully alleviate the traffic going into Riis. One of the biggest committee reports of the night came from Continued on page 13


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the Land Use committee. First up was Denis S. O’Connor’s Funeral home, which was looking for a C2-3 overlay zoning change that would allow them to continue operating as is without having to ask for special permission due to a garage and parking lot that was added many years ago. Nothing is changing at the funeral home, besides younger owners eventually taking over for owner, Vincent O’Connor. The zoning change received full support from the board. The second Land Use item had many scratching their heads as it involved 43 different Sandy damaged properties that the city wishes to acquire for various purposes such as open space, resilient housing and auction. Orr tried to break it down, saying that 30 parcels would be used for public open space or yard expansion, with four going to NYC Parks and the others being opened to lease or purchase by adjacent property

THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2019 owners, to be used as additional land that can’t be built upon. Twenty of those properties are in Broad Channel, with the rest in Arverne and Edgemere. Another eight properties will be given to a developer through a Request for Proposals, to be redeveloped into one to two family homes that will be sold. These are scattered around the Rockaway peninsula. One property in Neponsit will be put up for auction and will go to the highest bidder to be developed. With many questions and concerns, the board requested that HPD address some of their concerns and come back in September, but they made a motion to support the acquisition and disposition of the public open space and yard expansion properties, to object the acquisition of the properties under housing manage redevelopment and to support the private auction. The motion carried. The Transportation Committee report included safety and mobility improvements to the Q52/Q53 bus routes, which calls for changes along the route, including a median

extension at Rockaway Beach Blvd. and Beach 116th Street, an eastbound bus lane at Rockaway Beach Blvd. between 108th to 102nd and some median extensions, adding an eastbound bus lane during peak hours between Beach 102nd to 94th Street, a pedestrian island at Rockaway Beach Blvd. and Beach 90th Street, adding three concrete median extensions and turning lanes at Rockaway Beach Blvd., from Beach 73rd and Beach 67th, and a southbound bus lane on Beach 59th from Beach Channel Drive to Rockaway Beach Blvd. No vote was required for these items. The Youth Services and Education Committee provided some updates on local schools. Scholars’ Academy was named a top school by US News and World Report. The committee made a recommendation that a gifted and talented program should be added to the east end of the peninsula to give kids there more opportunity. Some also want to rebuild P.S. 47 in Broad Channel. Funding is available for such a project, but the community

Page 13 needs to request it. Finally, during the Health and Social Services Committee report, Orr gave a recap, skipping the update on St. John’s Hospital, and focusing on a new proposal to add a substance abuse outpatient clinic at 230 Beach 102nd Street, which would conveniently be around the corner from the proposed homeless shelter at Beach 101st. She explained that the company Millin Associates, is a medical billing company, that has no experience with running a substance abuse clinic. The representative claimed that the area was underserved and that overdoses are a big problem within Queens and said there were no counseling centers within five miles of the area, but attendees pointed out that there are actually seven within a five-mile radius. There was a lot of chatter among the board about the shady proposal. A motion was made to write a letter to the state opposing this clinic as the company has not demonstrated a need for it. The motion carried.

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One Expensive Rock By Ryan Schwach

For generations, Rockaway residents have said the peninsula is a dumping ground. If they were referring to sand, then they would be correct. According to a study done by Western Carolina University, Rockaway Beach is the most expensive beach in the United States. Nearly $270 million (in 2019 dollars) has been spent to stabilize Rockaway Beach through sand replenishment since the year 1930, making it, as far as beach nourishment is concerned, the costliest beach in the United States. Beach nourishment is basically sand and sediment being pumped onto the beach from other sources in order to protect the beachhead from erosion and storm surges. Rockaway Beach has had 36 episodes in which nearly 38 million cubic yards of sand in total has been dumped onto the beach. To put this

number in perspective, the second most expensive beach is on the Chandeleur Islands in Louisiana, a 50-mile stretch of land in the Gulf, which has been obliterated by hurricanes over the years. All $244 million of its restorations were done in a single episode in 2011, by a private entity. On a side note, the Chandeleur Islands are uninhabited, and are part of a wildlife refuge due to it being a premier destination for southbound bird migrations. So, after Rockaway, the second most expensive beach project was literally for the birds. The second-most expensive beach that humans actually populate is Ocean City, New Jersey, which since 1952, has had 37 separate nourishment episodes (one more than Rockaway) totaling a little over $218 million. Rockaway not only goes beyond the norms for singular stretches of beach, but even when compared to entire states. If Rockaway Beach had

its own star on the American flag, it would be the seventh most expensive state in the union as far as beach replenishment goes. The trophy for most expensive state goes to Florida, where $2.5 billion has been spent to stabilize its many beaches. Rockaway Beach makes up 32% of New York State’s $853 million total, and is $111 million more than New York State’s second most expensive beach, Gilgo Beach, Long Island. For a more local comparison, only one episode has been carried out to stabi-

lize Breezy Point totaling $2.1 million, and only $34 million has been allocated to replenish Coney Island since 1923. This is all according to an ongoing review by the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS) at Western Carolina University in North Carolina. “We started tracking beach nourishment episodes in the mid-1990s, but I wouldn’t really consider it a study. We try our best to keep our beach nourishment database current,” says Andrew CoContinued on page 15

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burn, the program’s associate director. “We use lots and lots of research including site visits, journal reviews, personal conversations and long, painful analyses of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) documents. As it turns out, one of the best sources of beach nourishment data is local newspapers,” he says. Coburn and his colleagues saw the importance in compiling this sort of data early on. “We decided it might be a good idea to keep track of what was happening to our nation’s shorelines since there was no central repository for this type of info, and nobody really seemed to care about who was paying,” he said in an email. They also wanted to try and answer the question, if beach nourishment is the proper solution to erosion and protection problems. “There was scant evidence that beach nourishment was the panacea pro-development interests were claiming. Even

today, nobody (including the Army Corps of Engineers) can accurately quantify the tangible benefits afforded by beach nourishment,” said Coburn. PSDS' data include beach nourishment episodes funded by every possible entity; federal, paid for by Army Corps of Engineers or FEMA, state funding, local funding, and private funding. Of Rockaway’s 36 separate projects, 31 were paid for through federal funding. PSDS also states the justification of the episodes. PSDS lists nine possible purposes the project would be carried out, namely shore protection. Rockaway’s two most recent episodes according to PSDS happened in 2013 and 2014, post-Sandy, and both of those are listed under “emergency.” PSDS says these projects are for “minimum level of protection to vulnerable coastal development, usually post-storm.” PSDS’ study doesn’t yet include the recent emergency replenishment project that occurred this spring from Beach 92nd to Beach 105th, which came in at

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nearly $13 million. Dan Falt, the project manager for the Army Corps of Engineers’ New York district, says Rockaway’s topographical factors could contribute to its many nourishment episodes. “Rockaway erodes quicker than other beaches,” he says, “The peninsula is also not a straight line, it's curved. So parts of the beach erode quicker than others. Also, since the boardwalk is so close to the shoreline, it's very easy to see the historic changes in the beach,” Falt said in an email. Some say that PSDS' numbers are disingenuous. “When they make these comparisons, they forget that Rockaway Beach is 11 towns,” John Cori, chairman of the Rockaway Beach Civic Association and strong advocate for beach replenishment, said. “How are you going to compare Rockaway to something that is two miles wide?” he said. He calls into question how the comparison can be made between Rockaway’s length and even smaller beaches. Cori also

disputes Coburn’s claim that beach nourishment does not provide the benefits it is supposed to. “I totally disagree with that, there’s tons of benefits,” he says, citing benefits to the local economy, recreation, and overall protection. Whether you think the money is a waste or not, the fact remains, more money has been spent to replenish our beaches in Rockaway than any other in the country. It’s also expected to continue. When USACE implements its new protection plan for Rockaway starting in 2020, it will include another full replenishment of the beach, using two million cubic yards of sand. USACE has also said previously that even when jetties or groins are installed as part of this plan, sand will continue to need to be replenished about every four years, as it is a sacrificial component of shoreline protection. But those who live here and the millions that visit each summer know that Rockaway Beach is worth protecting.

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Rollin’ on a Scooter Dear Editor: Like Tina said, I'm going to take the beginning of this letter and do it nice and easy, then I'm going to finish rough. Cuz I'm Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’ now, Rollin’, Rollin’ on my scooter. Welcome to Summer in Rockaway everyone! I ride a silver Vino scooter. I am a licensed, registered and insured motor vehicle capable of highway speeds,

which aren't needed anywhere on the peninsula. I may be behind or in front of you around town or at the light. I follow the rules of the road. Speaking of roads. We all know how bad they are down here. A hole that might make you in a car, curse under your breath, could be devastating for a bicycle, motorcycle or scooter. So If I move left or right in a lane, this in no way gives you permission to pass me. Trying to pass me not only demonstrates your impatience and inability to be a good road neighbor, you're speeding, cause like the de Blasio limit or not, I am doing it. My mother tells me, no matter how old I get, I'll always be her baby, so please think of your own children when you decide to jump in front of me, or speed across the intersection. Just today a black Mercedes drove up behind me on the boulevard going west towards Riis Park and beeped

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at me while I was doing the 25-mph speed limit. He moved out right and would have gone out around me in the bike lane (perhaps where your children are riding) had there not been a police officer coming the other direction. As a matter of course, their destination was not even past the park. Really? Were they going to pass me to turn left or right in front of me three blocks away? Really??? Another of too many instances was in the Stop & Shop parking lot. The light turned green and my scooter stalled. The man behind me with the little mini-me sitting next to him, standing on his horn, both of them with their outstretched palms up, hands pointing at the light, as if I didn't have a better view than them, got an inappropriate response from me, I'll admit. Do either of these scenarios sound like you? Well, leave five @°%! minutes earlier next time then! And pay attention to what you’re

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Scenic Rockaway Dear Editor: The next time Mayor de Blasio or one of his administrators are in Rockaway, someone should take them for a scenic ride on Beach Channel Drive. Start at Pat Brackley’s beautiful garden on Beach 123rd Street. Can’t see any beauty there? Then head down to Tribute Park and make sure they notice all the pipes, tar pits, and barrels at the end of the bay blocks as they travel east. Now wait a minute, where did Tribute Park go? Don’t Continued on page 18

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and rollin’ all the way from Beach 45th to Beach 37th. And here’s the best part, tell me it’s become a park- they get to do it all over again ing lot for heavy equipment. on the way back! Hopefully, NYC is collecting Marguerite Kazalski some rental revenue from the contractor. While at the Lew’s Blues intersection of Beach 116th Dear Editor: Street and Beach Channel For the last few months Drive, visiting dignitaries can admire the aftermath of Council members and Board the big dig that was done/is members of the 100th Prestill being done/will proba- cinct Community Council bly go on and on all summer. urged me to run for PresiMoving right along, our dent of the Council. Before visitors can enjoy smooth I made my commitment, I sailing as they pass the fer- looked to get approval from ry and approach the Cross the NYC Police Department Bay Memorial Bridge. Then at 1 Police Plaza. I was aware hold onto your hats, boys of guidelines that may not and girls, because it’s a allow elected officials to bumpy ride from Beach 92nd serve as president of a Police Street all the way to Beach Community Council. I started the process by 84th. And just when they may think the worst is over, reaching out to Deputy there’s the lovely stretch Commissioner Nilda Irizarry between Beach 75th and Hofmann, a 3 star Chief in Beach 67th Streets. Alright, Community Affairs. She that wasn’t so bad and it’s had Detective Denise Smith all behind them now. Not so reach out to me. We went fast! Before they know what back and forth on the nahit them, they’ll be rockin’ ture of my elected position.

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The guidelines on page seven of the Community Council Guidelines said I was not eligible to run. They determined that the guidelines were only suggestions and were not enforced. They follow Robert's Rules of Order. I asked for the approval in writing. They consulted the Legal Bureau of the Police Department. Captain Louron Hall of the 100th Precinct received a call that I was eligible to run. On Wednesday, May 22, my name was put in nomination with no opposition. Nominations were closed. On Thursday, May 30, Captain Hall told me that Police Plaza had made a mistake. They said I was not eligible to serve as Council President. I was mortified by the fact they told me I could run and then told me I was not eligible. I would never have sought the position of president unless they told me I was eligible. I did not want to look like a fool. At the next Community

Council meeting on Wednesday, June 26, I will nominate Kathy Heavey as president. After 43 years of attending Council meetings and serving as Executive Vice President for almost a decade, I look forward to continuing to work closely with the Council, Captain Hall and the officers of the 100th Precinct. For the last 25 years I have been privileged to serve as Assembly District Leader. I will continue to work as hard as I can on public safety issues. Neither position is a paying position. Lew. M. Simon

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How A Father’s Advice Encouraged a Son’s Dream By Katie McFadden

How did a Queens kid, who never played a day of high school basketball, make it as a walk-on for St. John’s University, one of the highest-regarded college basketball teams? A dream, a bit of perseverance, and most importantly, some encouragement from dad. One day in the late 1980s, Billy Mitaritonna returned from school to his home in Rosedale, Queens, and went upstairs to cry in bed. He had just been cut from the Archbishop Molloy basketball team—again. It was his sophomore year. Another year of not making the team, and another step further away from his dream of one day playing college basketball. However, a few wise words from dear old dad encouraged him to keep going. “My father sat me down and said, ‘so what, you got cut. Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re not good enough,’” Mitaritonna recalled. Coming from his dad, who coached him through CYO basketball, the words meant a lot. His father was a longtime basketball player who went on to play for the Washington Generals, but lost to the Harlem Globetrotters for three years. “He taught me at a young age, how to lose gracefully. Nobody knew how to lose better than him,” Mitaritonna joked. But during his speech, Mitaritonna’s father told him one other thing. “I’m going to make a prediction. One day you’re going to play in college,’” Mitaritonna recalled his father saying. His father, Angelo, would turn out to be right. And he would go on to encourage his son to put his success story down in writing many years later, which inspired Mitaritonna to write his book, “Last of the Redmen: Memoir of a St. John's Walk-On.” While Mitaritonna never did make it on to the Molloy team, he found another outlet to keep playing the game he loved— the Rockaway Summer Classic.

Billy and his late father, Angelo

“My best friend from Molloy was Joe Burns from Beach 139th Street and his parents would always have my family down to the beach. Joe knew I was interested in playing basketball, so he helped me get into the summer league at St. Francis de Sales,” Mitaritonna said. Playing for the SFDS Summer Classic would be the stepping stone that launched Mitaritonna towards his dream. “One day, Bugsy Goldberg, who ran the league and still does, said there was this coach coming down from Maine that was looking to start a new program at Westbrook College. The coach had reached out to Charlie Marquadt, one of his former players who played for St. Joseph’s College in Maine and said he was looking for players, so Charlie invited him down and said, ‘you gotta look at this kid, Billy, who plays on one of the teams here.’ On July 10, 1990, I came off the court at St. Francis de Sales and I was introduced to Coach Jim Graffam,” Mitaritonna said. Coach Graffam wound up recruiting four kids from the Summer Classic—Sean O’Rourke, Paul Peterson, Bernard Soto and Mitaritonna, four kids who had never played for their high school teams, but they all became members of Westbrook College’s Division 3 basketball team. Although now living in Manhasset, Mitaritonna says he credits that experience in Rockaway for his big break. “I will forever be in debt to Rockaway Beach, where the people always treated me like one of their own. What Coach Graffam, Charlie and Bugsy did

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was give me a chance when no one else wanted to. It was like a dream come true to get asked to play college basketball,” he said. Mitaritonna wound up playing for Westbrook College for two years, until both of his parents became ill, which forced him to move closer to home, but he didn’t give up on his dream. Instead, he transferred to St. John’s University. “In senior year at St. John’s, I was lucky enough to try out for the team and make the Division 1 team in the Big East. In 1990, I went from never playing a minute of high school basketball, to playing two minutes in 1993 against Columbia University,” he said. Mitaritonna played for 12 minutes total as a walk-on and scored one point for St. John’s, during the last year the team was known as the Redmen. At least one fan was always in the stands, cheering Mitaritonna on—his dad. “He was pretty much at every home game and for him to sit in the stands and sit back and smile and watch his prediction come true was amazing. I knew I wasn’t going to play a lot. I just wanted to be a part of the team, but he was able to watch and say, ‘wow, Billy is part of this program,’” he said. Angelo was so impressed by his son, that years later he encouraged him to put his story down into writing. “It was Christmas, 10 years ago, and he said, ‘you should write a book.’ I was like, what? I have three kids, I’m teaching, I’m coaching, and I’m so busy with life, but he encouraged me to start writing it in my time off in the summers,” he said. Mitaritonna started writing down his story but didn’t have an ending until after his father passed away in 2017. “That gave me the impetus to finish,” he said. Mitaritonna’s book was published in November 2018 and has been a hit ever since. Mitaritonna says his memoir serves as a story that teaches a lesson. “My father told

me to write the book so that it can help others, whether it be young people or adults, and

inspire them to always keep fighting and working toward your dream, no matter what it is, and to never let anyone tell you that you’re not good enough,” he said. Mitaritonna hopes to pass on that lesson, not only through his book, but in everything he does. “My father taught me a lot of lessons about sports. The one I’ve always taken and brought into my coaching was that, everyone on the team is important and no person is bigger than anybody else. Everybody is going to play their part for the team to be successful and that’s what I use when I coach,” he said. Following his own college basketball career, Mitaritonna went on to coach the Hills West High School team in Dix Hills for 17 years, leading the team to several big championship wins. But now he’s switched his focus to another young player—his own son, Brendan. “I’m coaching him in CYO basketball right now. He’s in 7th grade. I look forward to one day bringing him down to Rockaway Beach so that he can play for the St. Francis de Sales Summer Classic.” Mitaritonna’s book, “Last of the Redmen: Memoir of a St. John's Walk-On,” can be found on Amazon. For more info, check out lastoftheredmen.com.


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Allstate Volunteers Lend a Helping Hand On Sunday, June 9, Allstate volunteers from the John Lepore Agency in Rockaway Park teamed up with the Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers to participate in the planting of seagrasses for the construction of the salt marsh and forest area in Sunset Cove Park in Broad Channel. "We often take for granted the amazing waterfront with which we have been blessed,” Lepore said.

“We are proud to be a part of this effort that will help improve Jamaica Bay as it literally touches where so much wildlife exists and millions of New Yorker's live." Once completed, this area will be home to a boardwalk and an education center so visitors can learn and understand how vital these marshes are to the overall ecosystem of Jamaica Bay.

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Do you find yourself repeatedly saying, “I’m stressed out, burned out and need a break; even if it’s just one evening to unwind and do something positive for myself.”

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Well, starting this Friday at 7 p.m., two wellness ladies are hosting Friday Feels, where you can release stress and jumpstart your bodies with some physical fitness. Now, before you start bemoaning your lack of time or resources to commit, each event is just 90 minutes and with the cost of a mere $20, according to event co-organizers—you’ll get to be in your happy place—the beach. Fridays Feels is the brainchild of Colette Ellis and Shayla McGrady. Ellis is a women’s health advocate, author, certified stress management coach and practitioner of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT-Tapping). She created Start Within Coaching to help women find their true sense of worth and learn the best practices for a healthy, balanced life. Her book, Focus on Your Vision, helps readers prioritize their needs and better optimize their work-life equilibrium. As host of the Start Within Podcast, she breaks down barriers to wellbeing for women of color with thought-provoking conversations on topics such as mindfulness, resilience and self-care. McGrady is a certified exercise and group fitness instructor and

for Friday Feels was born after they met at a Ladies of Rockaway Beach Business meeting in May. “We both are so passionate and excited about helping others on their journey to better physical and mental health and wellness, and wanted to collaborate on something that could help others survive wellness blockers we were both familiar with—stress and burnout,” McGrady said. According to a recent Gallup poll, about eight in 10 Americans say they encounter stress in their daily lives with 41% saying that they lack the time they need to do things they want. And here’s more disheartening news. Stress is a factor in five out of the six leading causes of death — heart disease, cancer, stroke, lower respiratory disease, and accidents. However, according to Ellis, there is hope. “Being proactive about ways you can take care of yourself both physically and mentally is a highway to finally releasing stress and tension, and we believe committing yourself to one Friday evening at Friday Feels is a start,” she said. The event will kickoff with a welContinued on page 44


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NEPONSIT REALTY inc P 718.945.2411 www.neponsitrealty.com

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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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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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FOR SALE

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.

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Large renovated 2-room studio with ocean views, private terrace and 7 windows that provide plenty of natural light. Located in an oceanfront boutique building in Rockaway Park, this modern unit features hardwood flooring throughout, updated kitchen and bathroom and a separate bedroom. The new owner of this fantastic apartment will be able to step right onto the boardwalk/beach from the building and take advantage of the building's updated showers and restrooms for its residents. The building also features a modern laundry room, updated lobby and as well as video security throughout the property. Thanks to its location in booming Rockaway, this apartment would be perfect as a year round home, weekend getaway or seasonal beach house. Listed exclusively by Susan Natale.

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NEW LISTING 437 Beach 144th Street Neponsit, NY 11694 Welcome to your new elegantly renovated gorgeous home located in the affluent neighborhood of Neponsit in the Rockaway Peninsula. Where you are just a few steps to the beach and within a 10 minute ride to Brooklyn. No expense was spared when the home went through a complete renova�on, boas�ng of exquisite features such as: radiant oors, Sono audio system on the 1st r, working gas replace designed with polished Traver�ne, separate hea�ng and cooling zones, stainless steel appliances, built in organizers and so� close cabinetry, built in lawn sprinkler system, paved backyard and 2 custom stained-glass windows designed by Patrick Clark. Home has a camera monitored security system. So much more to men�on! Call me for your personal tour of the home - you won’t regret it.

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The Power of Intention This past week, a small group of 18 yogis traveled to Menla Mountain for a retreat with the theme, “Living with Intent.” It was powerful and transformational for many of the us. The following column is a repeat from earlier in the year when the focus was on intentions. I hope this helps as a reminder to all to set your intentions! “Sankalpa” is a Sanskrit word meaning an intention formed by the heart and mind. A solemn vow, determination or will. It is your connection to your deepest heart and soul longings. Aligning with your truth, your heart-

felt desires. So very powerful and strong, yet we tend to ignore them and float through life doing whatever we have to do to survive, overlooking the subtle signs trying to guide us on our journey. “San” means truth and “kalpa” means vow or intention. Truth, meaning what do you really want to do with your life. Mary Oliver’s famous quote, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” You have the power to live your life in a very special, purposeful way but, often you develop hab-

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its that inhibit your true happiness and health. Well, there is always time to set new intentions and start over, the new moon is a great time to reset. The easiest way to make positive change is state a confirmation that you would like to see for yourself such as, “I want to be healthy and strong as I age.” Or, “I want to help others less fortunate than myself.” So many things you can put in motion but it starts with a heartfelt intention. You don’t have to be perfect but it should come from your heart where you will find your truth. The mind tends to overtake the heart, so beware. Looking at the moon each night, I am often amazed at the beauty as it changes each evening. The most beautiful transformation in such a short period of time. It’s a slow process but before you know it, you have a magnificent full moon. Much has happened in your life in that short period of time that the moon blossomed into its fullness. You think to yourself, what positive changes have I made in my life in this one moon cycle? How have I contributed to

society to make it a better place to live and work? What am I doing to keep my body and mind healthy? What are my goals and intentions for the next moon? There are so many opportunities to do good things in this one precious life. Can you think of one way you can help someone else? The truth is your intentions come from a very deep place inside your heart. You will find the answers in complete silence. No TV, no internet, no music, no chatter, just quiet. Meditation is the greatest asset and everyone can do it. No wrong way, no right way. Just sit or lay in the peaceful space within the striking landscape of your body. The breath or a mantra can be your focus. From this unique place, you will begin to set intentions and goals for yourself. You will no doubt begin to reach out to others to help them find their intentions. It is the power of intention that changes us to be better people. My personal intentions are always made with a higher force. Whether you believe in it or not, you can set an intention but let it be from your heart space.

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By Peter Galvin, MD

Contaminated Water Leptospirosis, an infection caused by bacteria called Leptospira, is an infectious disease spread by contaminated water and soil. It is a zoonotic infection, which means it spreads from animals to people. Many mammals may carry it however the most common source of human infection is rats. Leptospirosis causes disease in humans around the world, especially in warmer climates and developing countries with poor housing and sanitation. It is also seen in developed countries in outdoor athletes (like triathletes) and enthusiasts, after severe floods, and in certain occupations like farmers, includ-

ing dairy farmers, sewer workers, slaughterhouse workers, fish workers (freshwater fish only), veterinarians and animal caretakers, and the military. Recently, rising rates of infections have been seen in inner-city children. children. Person-to-person transmission is rare. Leptospirosis is one of many diseases that can be caused by contaminated fresh water (Leptospira cannot survive in saltwater) and contaminated soil. The bacteria are found in animal urine and other body fluids except saliva. It may survive for months in soil. Humans are infected by contact with contaminated soil or water, including drinking contaminated

water. It enters humans via mucous membranes (nose, mouth, and eyes) and open cuts or sores. The incubation period, or time between contact and symptoms, may be two days to four weeks. Symptoms in the primary stage of the disease are flu-like and include high fever, headache, muscle aches, chills, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, rash, red eyes, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes). The first phase may last a few days to weeks, and if untreated, a few months. After recovery from the initial stage, about 10 percent of people develop a second stage which may cause severe disease including kidney failure, respiratory failure, meningitis, liver failure, and death. The death rate for severe disease is five to 15 percent. The most severe form of leptospirosis is called Weil's disease. The disease may be diagnosed by a blood test to detect antibodies in the blood. It may be treated with antibiotics like penicillins, tetracyclines, or azithromycin. Mild cases often do not require treatment. Severe cases often require hospitalization and support in the intensive

Page 31 care unit. Those at the highest risk to develop Leptospirosis include people who live in poor housing with poor sanitation, people who wade through floodwaters (not Sandy, freshwater only), people who swim in lakes and rivers, kayakers, whitewater rafters, adventure racers, triathletes, hikers and campers, people in occupations such as veterinarian medicine, agriculture, mining, plumbing, and garbage collection, and international travelers. Tips to prevent infection include avoid water or mud that may be contaminated with animal urine, look for posted signs when participating in freshwater sports, avoid swallowing lake or river water, cover cuts or scrapes before submerging in outdoor freshwater, avoid wading in freshwater floods, wash cuts and scrapes, and shower after possible exposure, and wear protective shoes and clothing. There is no vaccine for Leptospirosis. For more information, go to: www.cdc.gov/leptospirosis/index. html Questions and comments may be sent to editor@rockawaytimes. com.

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SLICE OF LIFE By Beth Hanning Dear Dads This weekend we celebrate Father’s Day. Of course, the dads get the better weather. It seems dads always get the better day. My friends are often running around on Mother’s Day and say, “There will probably be no sports scheduled for Father’s Day.” However, with all of the sports these kids are playing today, I am sure both parents will be running around this weekend, trekking these kids to lacrosse, soccer, baseball, softball or whatever sport kids are now playing.

I want to give a shout out to the dads in my life. Most of you know my father and how he is my weatherman. He studies all of the weather programs and gives me his analysis. The week before Hurricane Sandy, his exact words were, “It is going to be bad and you will have off at least Monday and Tuesday from school.” Well, I hate to say he was correct, but he was. My dad is such a legend in the weather business that once my principal called my classroom the day before a storm and

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asked, “What does your dad think?” My dad is not only a weatherman but a great sounding board and rational thinker. He will tell me when I am wrong and offer great advice. My dad also offers excellent humor within the family with his technical skills or lack thereof. He has a nicer phone than me and still asks me to Google certain things for him. Shout out to my husband, John. My late father-in-law was so proud of the dads he raised and he had a right to be proud. My students often ask about my husband and I always have to explain that we are exact opposites. I would go crazy about a situation regarding the girls and he would be the rational one balancing me out. It is not an easy job raising daughters and he did a great job. All of my friends who are dads. This is not an easy time period to be raising children and all of my friends are killing the dad job. They are coaching their children,

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doing homework and carpooling. I love sitting on the beach and the dads are playing, running bases or throwing a football around. We do not realize what a precious commodity that is and that many children around the United States do not have that luxury. To all the people out there who are not technically a dad but serve as a dad, kudos to you for stepping up and helping out. To all the moms out there who serve as both mom and dad, keep up the good work. A fond remembrance to the fathers who have left us with great memories. I cannot believe how fast the time goes by, but the memories of my father-in-law and some of my friends’ dads is so strong. It feels like yesterday we were working at Rockaway Video and Pete McManus was biking to bring me and Marybeth dinner. I hope all of the dads out there have a great day.

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An Ocean Bay Renewal

The Ocean Bay Apartments are good as new. On Monday, June 10, local elected officials and representatives from several state, city and federal agencies gathered in front of the newly-rehabilitated NYCHA Ocean Bay Apartments for a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the completion of the work. Ocean Bay Apartments, a 24-building, 1,395-unit public housing complex, located between Beach 54th and Beach 58th Streets, recently underwent a $560 million redevelopment that was NYCHA’s first and the country’s largest single-site conversion under HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration. First built in the early 1960s, Ocean Bay suffered from significant federal divestment, followed by the extensive damages incurred by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Home to nearly 4,000 residents, Ocean Bay was in desperate need of repair, from in-unit renovations to

the major rehabilitation of building infrastructure. Beginning in 2017 and completed in just two years, the redevelopment features entirely renovated kitchens—new flooring, appliances, sinks, cabinetry, LED lighting, and smoke detectors; entirely renovated bathrooms— new flooring, sinks, toilets, fixtures, cabinetry, LED lighting, and ventilation; and apartment-wide upgrades including new windows, flooring, and fresh paint. Through a phased restoration process, all tenants were able to remain living in their homes throughout the renovations. In addition to in-unit renovations, the project included roof replacements, the complete upgrade of elevator machinery and equipment, improved public hallways, and the installation of new boilers and heating systems. With the goal of enhancing resident safety, the restoration included updated security cameras, improved interior and exterior lighting, and a new key fob entry system. To ensure protection against future weather catastrophes, Ocean

Thanks, 4Ocean 189 pieces of plastic cutlery. 400 plastic cups. 626 Styrofoam pieces. 665 plastic bottle caps. 1,040 plastic straws. 1,345 plastic bottles. 3,119 plastic bags. 4,695 cigarette butts. These are just some of the things found on Rockaway Beach on Sunday, June 9, when nearly 2,000 volunteers joined 4ocean for a mass cleanup effort in recognition of World Oceans Day. The blue-shirt volunteers took to the sand, the dunes, and even the grass areas surrounding the boardwalk, with burlap sacks in hand, to pick up whatever trash they could find, and left Rockaway looking much cleaner, and our ocean protected from some of the trash that could po-

tentially enter it. They also raised awareness of their efforts to inspire other beachgoers so that perhaps, one day, a mass beach cleanup will no longer be necessary. 4ocean (www.4ocean.com) is a sustainability brand started by two young surfers, Alex Schulze and Andrew Cooper, with a vision of cleaning the ocean and coastlines, one pound at a time. Their global cleanups are funded entirely through the sale of sustainability products, such as bracelets made from recycled materials, where every item purchased funds the removal of at least one pound of trash from the ocean.

Bay received the third-largest solar panel installation at an affordable housing development in New York, a secure flood wall around the entire 33-acre site, water retention swales, stand-alone electric service buildings built above the flood zone, and the conversion of one central boiler steam system to 24 individual hydronic boilers on the roof of each building. With the help of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, a core feature of the project involves the development and implementation of a comprehensive social services program designed to empower residents and enhance their quality of life. This includes access to mental health clinics, youth employment programs, food pantries, emergency assistance programs, and educational enrichment services. The project also features two brand-new basketball courts, as well as the creation of Renewal Gardens @ Ocean Bay, which consists of 50 family plots within 2,400 square feet of community gardening space, providing residents with resources to learn about gardening

and access fresh and healthy produce. The $470 million in federal, state, city, and private investment consisted of more than $83 million in tax-exempt bonds and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits from NYS Homes and Community Renewal that generated $170 million in equity, and $1.1 million secured via the Investment Tax Credit generated from solar, and over $121 million in FEMA funds for resiliency measures related to the buildings. Additionally, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided approximately $89 million for extensive weather-resilient repairs for the site at the time of closing. Under RAD, Ocean Bay units moved to a Section 8 platform with a long-term contract ensuring that the units remain permanently affordable to low-income households, restricting rent to no more than 30 percent of resident income. The development and management partners were selected by NYCHA through a competitive RFP process.

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NICK THE BALLOONATIC Seaside Library 116-15 RBB Nick The Balloonatic will interact with children as he sculpts balloons for kids to bring home.

Thursday, June 13, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

MAKERS MARKET Rockaway Brewing Co. 415 Beach 72nd Street Shop from local vendors, plus enjoy tacos, music and beer.

Friday, June 14, 7 p.m.

SILENT SOUL Beach 17th Boardwalk Tune in to the channel of your choice and dance to amazing music curated by Sound Off Experience DJs. Bring your dancing shoes!

Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

ROCKSTOCK & BARRELS Beach 90th Boardwalk A day of skate, surf, and live music by Ecstatic Madmen, Lili Roquelin, Morgan Weidenger, Walker, Sasha Dobson and Indaculture, plus vendors, kids activities and more.

Saturday, June 15, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

BIKE PARADE RISE Center 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Decorate your bike and come out for a parade. Parade will take place on the boardwalk and go to Beach 17th Street. Sign in at the RISE Center. To register, head to www. rwalliance.org/rwa/events

performs the music of the 60s featuring the songs of Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, Ben E. King, The Young Rascals, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and others.

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ROCKING FOR AUTISM GIVEBACK CELEBRATION Beach 94th Plaza Family-friendly activities including Zumba, live performances, local youth with autism showcasing their culinary and art skills, vendors, and live music starting at 6 p.m. featuring Blac Rabbit, Mike & Miley, Jammin Jon & more.

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LEGAL NOTICES TASK NOTE HOLDINGS LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/31/18. Office in Queens Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC PO Box 604561 Bayside, NY 11360-4561. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Beauty Heritage LLC. Filed w/ SSNY on 4/5/19. Office: Queens Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 151-28 24th Rd, Whitestone, NY 11357. Purpose: any lawful DAMES SKIN CARE CENTER, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/08/2019. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 131-07 40th Road Suite E-7B, Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of formation of MYR REALTY LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 04/08/2019. Office located in QUEENS. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to 5718 LAWRENCE ST, FLUSHING, NY 11355. Purpose: any lawful purpose. JPP REALTY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/19/19. 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, 522 Willow Avenue, Cedarhurst, NY 11516. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of ORN CONSTRUCTION LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/17/2018. Office location: Queens, NY. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to ORN CONSTRUCTION LLC, 145-07 Rockaway Blvd, South Ozone Park, NY 11436. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Thick Enpro, LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/07/2019. Office location: Queens, NY. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Rachel Lam, 72-34 Calamus Avenue, Suite 200, Woodside, NY 11377. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of formation of WADVENTURE LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/26/2019. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 3228 82nd Street Fl 2 East Elmhurst NY 11370. Purpose: All lawful activities. Notice of Formation of BIOHEALTH RX LLC Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 04/22/2019. Office location: Queens, NY. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Mohini Mistry, 104-40 Queens Blvd., Apt. 10-V, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of STONEWHITE 3 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/11/19. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 9-15 149 St, Whitestone, NY 11357. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of QUEENS W Z LLC. Articles of Organization Filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 04/29/2019. Office located in Queens. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY Shall mail copy of any process served against the 15470 11TH AVE WHITESTONE NY 11357 Purpose: any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of DAMN THAT BURNS LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 04/23/2019. Office located in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC 33-10 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11106. Purpose: any lawful act. IA Consulting LLC. Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 3/11/2019. Office in Queens Co. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 630253, Little Neck, NY 11363. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of W & H Realty NY LLC. Art. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/7/2019. Office location: Queens County. SSNY Designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: The LLC, 51-71 Codwise Pl, 2Fl, Elmhurst, NY 11373. Purpose: any lawful activity.


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Thomas John Murphy Jr. In this time of profound ound sadness and pain, my Rockaway community of friends offered kindness, sympathy, and caring shoulders to cry on. I will never, ever forget how you made the worst time of my life somehow bearable. I love you all.

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The Literary Chick Review:

Your House Is On Fire, Your Children All Gone By Marilyn Macron, Esq. aka Maria Cowhey

Ladybug, ladybug fly away home, Your house is on fire, Your children all gone. Some nursery rhymes chill one's bones. Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary has veiled references to torture under the reign of Queen Mary I—"Bloody Mary." Ring Around the Rosy might insinuate the black death. Ladybug, Ladybug has no use for subtle allusions, however, in this nursery rhyme, the horror is overt— your house is on fire, your children all gone. You can hear the high-pitched voices of children creepily chanting the unsettling lines, which Stefan Kiesbye has taken for the title of one of his eeriest novels. We see the German village

of Hemmersmoor through the eyes of four of its children, Christian, Martin, Linde, and Anke. Like author Shirley Jackson’s unsettling small towns where malice underlies the surface, the foul air and low lives of Hemmersmoor permeate the novel. The book begins and ends with Christian, who has been described by the author as “the only one to be able to form the story, the one who ventured away and returned, and he’s also the one who never thinks of himself as right or justified. He follows his own very crooked compass and acknowledges the evil in him.” Martin, the village gendarme’s, or policeman’s son is benign and has a conscience that ends in him rejecting the inhabitants as he marries, and he does his best to keep his family insulated. Linde and Anke begin as best friends until an unforgivable betrayal severs their friendship. A perverse carnival-like atmosphere permeates the book.

The children spend much time at the Old Mill, the scene of the brutality of Swedish soldiers against a miller’s family and property during the Thirty Years’ War, playing their own unsettling reenactments of the tale. The author stated that this scene was a “dirty answer” to the terrifying children’s book Krabat & the Sorcerer’s Mill by Otfried Preussler, recently made into a movie. Krabat is a beggar boy who works for a master ceaselessly grinding grain and learning the black arts from him along with 11 other boys until good conquers evil. Good doesn’t stand a chance in Hemmersmoor. Like Krabat, Your House is a very German book, with its black magic reminiscent of the Brothers Grimm grimmest tales, only modernized, as if narrated by The Twilight Zone’s Rod Serling. Ominous village baking contests, persecution of attractive women as witches, a terrifying dare by one child to another on the icy lake, and a mysterious

abandoned camp, the entrance to Hell may or may not be in Hemmersmoor. Kiesbye says that Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone, “is a dirty love song to the landscape and its people. It’s all wrong and twisted, but it’s your life, you need to know and accept that. You don’t have to like it.” For the trailers for Your House Is On Fire, Your Children All Gone and Krabat and The Sorcerer’s Mill, go to https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=W3BwjuIV-D0 and https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=RKuztj--DI0 For more from The Literary Chick, go to www.theliterarychick.com

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Roses in Your Garden

By Sally Imperato

The ladies of the Belle Harbor Garden Club took advantage of roses in bloom at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. The visit included a very knowledgeable guide. The guide described the many varieties on the tour. Growing roses in Rockaway is a challenge because the soil contains clay, but with some extra care it is very possible

and rewarding. They require a slightly acetic soil (which you can achieve by working lime into the soil) and a sunny location, at least six hours a day. You have many choices according to your preference and many reliable sources to purchase them including online. Nature has provided them with thorns to keep the animals away. Their sweet aroma is attractive to them, as well as to humans, so wear gloves when you tend to your roses. Aphids love roses and will destroy them. You can ward off aphids by planting aromatic plants such garlic, marigolds or basil alongside your roses to deter them. Appropriate pruning will keep the plant healthy and will make a nice flower arrangement for your home. Deadheading is removing the dead roses and will also keep the plant healthy and looking attractive. Enjoy your roses and have fun!

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Spotted A Photo For The Louvre

Tourists were seen taking photos of this great-looking family and their spectacular Rock Times t-shirts in Paris. Some were overheard saying they wish that tall thing in the background wasn’t in the picture. Vinnie Carminati, Lauren Fiorentino, Maureen Fiorentino, Anthony Fiorentino, Dominick Fiorentino and Alex Honjiyo—you all look merveilleux!

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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

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Rockaway

Summer & Community Guide

2019 Summer

59 Street Car Wash Agewell Allstate American Princess AmpSurf Amstel ANG Carpet & Flooring Animal Hospital of the Rockaways Arverne By The Sea Aviator Golf Center Bagel Barista Bayview Urgent Care Beach Tripper Beara Hardware BearaBins.com Belle Harbor Chemist Belle Harbor Foods Belle Harbor Steak House Ben Bay Realty Boarders Boardwalk Pizza Breezy Point Dermatology Breezy Point Lumber

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve just published our fifth Rockaway Summer/Community Guide. We will be distributing them between now and the Fourth of July. The 116-page magazine-style book full of facts and information is free – just like our weekly paper. Our wonderful advertisers made it happen. Please tell them you saw their ad in The Rockaway Times!

Brothers Buds to Blossoms Bungalow Bar Caracas/Concessions Casino Auto Body Ciro’s Pizza Community House Connolly’s Contour Mortgage CROM Cuisine By Claudette Curran’s Superior Meats Deirdre Maeve’s Supermarket Dr. Elizabeth Murphy East Meets West Elegante Restaurant & Pizzeria Fit Food Kitchen Fat Cardinal Bakery Fruits & Vegetables Supreme Gliders Goody’s Hot Yoga Joe Addabbo

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Joe Keenan Joe Mure Kennedy’s Kids ‘N Shape Kingsborough CC La Barracuda Last Stop Cafe Ludwig’s Catering LWP Mara’s Ice Cream Parlor Margaret Wagner Real Estate Margert Corp Marlowe Jewelers Mazzone Hardware Mill Basin Day Camp Mirkin Vision Nacmias & Sons Neinast Team New York Skin Nick’s Lobster Nicole Frontera Beauty NYC PARKS Oasis Ramen House Ocean Bliss Yoga One Sixteen O’Sake Japanese Restaurant Patrick Clark Peter Galvin, MD Pickles & Pies Pico Pizza D’Amore Plum Tomatoes Queens County Bank Quigley Insurance RBNY Physical Therapy RBQ Remax Elite Ridgewood Savings Bank Riis Park Beach Bazaar Roasters Rocco’s Salon Rockaway Auto Bath Rockaway Artists Alliance

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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

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 Sonora Smart Dodd of Spo-  In the underwater world of kane, Washington, is credthe seahorse, it's the male ited with starting Father's that gets to carry the eggs Day after hearing a sermon and birth the babies. on Mother's Day while attending church with her  Dick Hoyt has pushed and father. Dodd wanted to pulled his son, Rick, who honor her father, William has cerebral palsy, through Jackson Smart, a Civil War hundreds of marathons veteran who raised six and triathlons. Using a children after his wife died custom-designed computduring childbirth. er, Rick is able to communicate. After they ran their  According to Hallfirst five-mile race togethmark, Father's Day is the er when Rick was in high fourth-largest card-sendschool, Rick sent his father ing occasion with 72 milthis message: "Dad, when lion cards given every year. we were running, it felt like I wasn't disabled any Fifty percent of all Father's more!" Day cards are purchased for fathers, according to  George Washington, the Hallmark. Almost 20 perfather of our country, had cent of Father's Day cards no children of his own. He are given to husbands. did adopt the two children from Martha Custis' first  The U.S. Census Bureau marriage. estimates there were 72.2 million fathers in the UnitFacts by Sean McVeigh, faced States in 2014. tologist.

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come/introduction by McGrady and Ellis. Attendees will then be invited to state their intentions. McGrady will lead a Sweating to Release the Feel with a moderate exercise workout with adaptations for each attendee based on their ability. Next, Ellis will practice a Tapping to Release the Feels with Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also referred to as tapping or psychological acupressure. (EFT is an alternative treatment for physical pain and emotional distress, where tapping the body is employed to create a balance in your energy system and effectively resolve a range of issues, including stress, anxiety, phobias, emotional disorders, chronic pain, addiction, weight control, and limiting beliefs, just to name a few). Then the evening will end at sunset, with McGrady leading attendees in mindfulness meditation. Both McGrady and Ellis believe that another important component of releasing stress and

burnout is social interaction. “At Friday Feels, attendees will get to meet and maybe even form bonds with others on similar journeys in pursuing a life of positive physical and mental health,” McGrady said. “Plus, what better place to socialize than on the tranquil setting of the beach.” Also, another way McGrady and Ellis hope to build positive health is through supporting the local business community. “We’ve already reached out to local eateries and bars to see how we could support each other. After Friday Feels, attendees will be directed to these businesses, and in exchange, these businesses will promote our event. So, it’s just about cross promotion, where we support each other, by building the overall health of the local business community—locals supporting locals,” McGrady and Ellis said. Friday Feels will be held Friday, June 14 and Friday, June 28, 7 p.m. at Beach 97th Street. For more info and to buy tickets, check out Facebook event page: Friday Feels with Shayla & Coach Colette or visit eventbrite.com


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ROCKAWAY GOOD TIMES By Kami-Leigh Agard

Concession

Ok, if anyone asks you to leave the peninsula for a date or family affair, unleash your Rockaway Groan! It’s officially summer, and you have a good excuse. With the beaches and concessions open, plus a sizzling lineup of live music, theater and arts—you better let folks know— ain’t no reason to leave the peninsula—the Rock is the place to be!

Saturday, June 15 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. La Barracuda is going to be a hot ticket tonight as The BEasy Band makes their grand return. Get ready to be tickled with their BEasy jazz rhythms, floating leads, and melodies that you’ll never forget. Beach 97th Street & Rockaway Beach Blvd.

LIVE MUSIC: Friday, June 14 6 p.m. Lock in a lively start to the weekend with Robbie at Bungalow Bar’s always jammin’ Acoustic Fridays. 377 Beach 92nd Street Friday, June 14 8 p.m. Calling all Deadheads—you don’t want to miss the Rainbow Spirals as they drum up your favorite Grateful Dead tunes at Rustwoods! This six-piece tribute band, led by Mike Severino on drums, will have you reelin’ and rockin’ all night! 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd Friday, June 14 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. It’s Friday, so head to RBQ for Friday-rific barbecue, beer and more!—plus with the Rock-AWades playing all your favorite rock classics— get ready to kick off your weekend on a FUN-tabulous note! 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd Friday, June 14 9 p.m. TGIF! So why not rock your evening Rockaway-style at Rogers! Grab your mates and get ready to be on the dance floor as Wine With Sue delivers their notoriously wild rock n’ roll party covers! 203 Beach 116th Street Saturday, June 15 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Rock right into Low Tide Bar as the Supertones drop in on your senses with their surf rock exploding tubular beats and guitar riffs that will keep you musically wave-riding all night! Low Tide Bar, Beach 97th Street

Saturday, June 15 7 p.m. Captain Gamble and the NY Gyspies—the hottest funk band in Harlem—comes to Rustwoods ushering in their magnetic, body shaking blend of blues, funk, Afro-Caribbean, rock and reggae. Not one to miss! 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd Saturday, June 15 9 p.m. Get ready for a wild dance party at Rogers with Lunatix Live playing your fave unadulterated classic rock from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. 203 Beach 116th Street Saturday, June 15 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Highland Rovers were so good that RBQ is bringing the craic back! Be guaranteed that you will be calling for an encore with a pint in hand before the night harmoniously ends. 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd Sunday, June 16 2 p.m. The Locals Rule Trio rule the bay at Bungalow Bar’s outside deck with your fave classic rock and oldies. 377 Beach 92nd Street Sunday, June 16 2 p.m. Forget buying another pair of socks! Treat your dad by creating fun memories with great food, beer and music from Rockaway’s uber popular band, Wine With Sue at Riis! Riis Park Bazaar Stage (Bay 9) Sunday, June 16 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. It’s Sunday FUN-DAY at RBQ and with Beetlemania band, Blac

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Rabbit, get ready for an afternoon jammed with your favorite tunes. 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd Sunday, June 16 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Head to Whit’s for a hoppin’ jazz lunch featuring local legends, Mike Severino on drums and Simon Chardiet on upright bass. 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd Sunday, June 16 4 p.m. End your weekend on a high note with Winston McBoogie at Rogers as he ignites the pub with your favorite rock classics! 203 Beach 116th Street Sunday, June 16 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Revel in sweet Rockaway Beach life at La Barracuda with Linda Lorenzo Duo’s dazzling lineup of blues, classic rock and soul. Corner of Beach 97th & Rockaway Beach Blvd. Tuesdays 8 p.m. to Midnight Connolly’s ever-popular Open Mic Night is back, hosted by Rockaway’s beloved musicmeister, Professa Squid! 155 Beach 95th Street Thursdays 8 p.m. to midnight Calling all musicians and vocalists—time to strut what you got at RBQ’s Open Mic Night! 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd Fridays 5 p.m. Join Riis’ famous Friday night lobster jam with DJ Shirine Saad. $30 lobster dinner includes 1 1/2 lb. lobster and sides, corn and potatoes. First-come, firstserved or reserve at lobster-jam. eventbrite.com Bay 9 Riis Beach Park Bazaar Sundays 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Head to Whit’s for a hoppin’ jazz lunch featuring local legends, The Mike Severino Trio! 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd SPECIAL MENTIONS — This Saturday, June 15!

13TH ANNUAL ROCKSTOCK & BARRELS SURF, SKATE & MUSIC FESTIVAL 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The 13th Annual Rockstock is finally here! So make a beeline to the beach and gear up for a day of blazing fun—and with the awesome roster of artists performing…drum roll please…10 a.m. Joe Caravella, 11 a.m. Ian S. Victor, 12 noon Ecstatic Madmen, 1 p.m. Lili Roquelin, 2 p.m. Morgan Weidenger, 3 p.m. Walker and The Brotherhood of the Grape, 4 p.m. Sasha Dobson, and 5 p.m. Indaculture—this is going to be one FUN-packed day that you won’t want to end! Beach 90th Street Boardwalk ROCKAPULCO GOLD MUSIC FESTIVAL 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Did you know that Rockapulco had its own beer? Well, head to the Rockapulco Gold Music Festival this Saturday, and find out why locals are saying its pure rock-solid gold. Plus with a platinum lineup of popular local bands featuring The GrayTrippers, 3 Sheets To The Wind, Squid, Wine With Sue and Fools Night Out, The Rockaway Times parking lot will be blingin’! $40 at the door gets you what Rockapulco is known for beer, music and fantastic company. Food available at the Fit Food Truck. For $30 advanced tickets, email: j.f.edwards@att.net. For more info, follow Rockapulco Gold Beer on Facebook. 114-04 Beach Channel Drive OTHER ART NEWS Ongoing Every Weekend in June 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. What’s better than a book in one hand and a glass of wine (or beer) in the other? Find out at Avoid The Day Bookstore & Cafe pop-up. This Saturday at 12:30 p.m., bring the kiddies to a book reading and signing of children’s books, “A Storytelling of Ravens,” and “When Aiden Became a Brother” by author Kyle Luke. 211 Beach 90th Street Got info on local live music and art? Email: kami@rockawaytimes.com


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THE LOUNGE AT HOTEL WASHINGTON – 1925

Chicken Cordon Bleu By Sharon Feldman

A light version ... Serves: 4 Ingredients:

By Katie Lucev

The Hotel Washington was built in 1924/25. It was located on Beach 124th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd. (It became the Queen Esther in 1967). There were 31 guest rooms to rent and a hall/dining room that sat 250 people. The building still stands today and is owned by Congregation Mercazha, and is used as a boys’ dormitory for a religious school. This postcard traveled from RBNY to Butler County, KY in 1926. Katie Lucev is the daughter of the late Rockaway Beach Historian, Emil R. Lucev, Sr. (1933-2018)

1 pound, (4) - 4 ounce pieces ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper ¼ teaspoon garlic powder 1 ounce prosciutto, thinly sliced 2 ounces Jarlsberg or Swiss cheese, thinly sliced 2/3 cup whole wheat seasoned bread crumbs (or use plain crumbs adding salt and pepper and some fresh parsley) 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 large egg whites, whisked until foamy Cooking spray ½ tablespoon unsalted butter Olive oil Directions:

Page 47 Place chicken between two sheets of wax paper; using a rolling pin, pound chicken into ¼” thickness. Rub chicken with ¼ teaspoon each of garlic powder, salt and pepper. Evenly divide prosciutto and cheese on one side of the chicken; fold chicken in half and press down to hold shape. Coat the chicken: first in flour, both sides, then dip each piece into egg whites, both sides, then the bread crumb mixture. Repeat until all four pieces are coated. In a large skillet, spray with cooking spray and set over medium high heat. Add butter and oil. When it begins to simmer (approximately 1-2 minutes), place chicken in a single layer and cook, flipping once, until nicely browned and chicken is cooked through... about 6-8 minutes.

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