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BOYLEING POINTS

It Was Time The Rockaway Times is five. We launched this sucker five years ago this week and I can’t decide if it feels like five or fifty. It really started out as a mess. We had a typo before we even published our first edition. The day before the paper launched, the big, beautiful Rockaway Times sign was hung on the front of our store. (We occupied the booth, current home of Belle Rock car service, at the time). It looked great except for the missing “a.” The sign said Rockway, not Rockaway. “Take it down!” I shouted in panic. They fixed it and put it back up and all was good. We decided to add an awning as well. That lasted about three days before a truck going into the next-door parking lot knocked it down. Misspelled signs and crushed awnings were the least of my headaches. I realized the person I had started this business with was a very bad fit. After the first edition, I ended the almost-partnership and set out solo. And she set out to destroy The Rockaway Times. She called advertisers and printers and told them I was a blankety-blank so-and-so and not to do business with me. That caused some difficulties. You’re trying to get a new business going and there’s someone hell-bent on making you fail. Badmouthing me wasn’t enough, though. She then started a grudge newspaper. Anyone remember The Rockaway Beat? I think it ran for seven weeks. For other reasons, said person is now finishing up a stretch in federal prison. Anyway, while trying to fend off her attacks, plenty of pain was self-inflicted. An advertiser wanted to add a coupon: $4 off

a dozen cupcakes. We ran an ad that said $4 for a dozen (which equals about 33 cents a cupcake). Dumb of me. But soon, I proved even dumber. I ran the wrong ad again the following week. I think that was the low point. I felt like quitting, but my salesman, Fred Marino, sold me on staying with it and reminded me that readers were generally happy with the new paper in town. He said advertisers wanted to be in a newspaper that highlighted good stuff in Rockaway. (Yep, I was sold and now he’ll probably now ask for a commission). Less than a month after launch, Pat McVeigh (with big help from Carol Kelleher) came to my rescue and started making sense of the books. She’s been my righthand man ever since. Katie McFadden started writing for us in August and in October she was asking me if the paper was gonnna make it. I think my answer was, I dunno. Katie is still here and now my answer is, I think so. Of course, I couldn’t have done it without unwavering support on the home front. I worked crazy hours, always bordering on going insane but my wife, Kathy, was a rock and helped in direct and subtle ways. I got help from my mother, too. She talked up the paper to friends and businesses and helped with proofreading— which is kind of funny because her obituary in The Rockaway Times had a typo. It was the first sign she’d be missed. And still is. Honestly, no one had the cold heart to tell me about that typo. But I’ve heard plenty about some others. We meant to report that there was a crab boil but somehow it showed up in the paper

as crap boil. We got some shit for that. (Sorry, Mom—I’m still coarsening the language). Yeah, mistakes, we’ve made a few (ok, a few hundred) but the paper has won awards every year at The New York Press Association convention. Pretty good for a free paper. You know what they say, the best things in Rockaway are free. The Rockaway Times is still free and, we say, worth every penny. I recently flipped through that first issue, June 26, 2014, and see that that Rockaway WISH, The Wharf, CROM, Rockaway Properties, World Champion Karate, Curran's, Boarders, Kimball Construction, Walsh Properties, and Blue Bungalow Spa (now Spa Rockaway) were in the first-ever edition. I’m happy to say, they’re all still around and they're still advertising with us. McManus Mechanical, Hot Yoga, Bungalow Bar, Neponsit Realty, UMA’s, Zwerling, Amstel Auto, Nicole Frontera, Casino Towing, Glider’s Gym, Cuisine by Claudette, and Brady & Marshak discovered us the next week and have stayed with us through 250 weeks or so. That’s

some serious loyalty! Plenty of others joined in the first few weeks, just to be nice, just to give a new business a boost. And I remember who you are! I try to do the same with new businesses now. If they mess up, they know it. They don’t have to be scolded online when they’re just starting out. We were lucky, or deaf to bad news, because the encouragement we got from YOU kept us going. Oh, we can’t say Happy Anniversary to ourselves without giving a big shout out to the Be Well, Be Happy women (Helen and Paulette) who have written from week one. Pete Mahon, the Broad Channel, Between The Bridges guy (Hey Pete, you’re due to write again), was there at the beginning and so was John Cori. Ask The Doc by Pete Galvin arrived in September 2014 and he’s been clockwork ever since. In that inaugural issue five years ago, I said hello to Rockaway and wrote: As for mistakes and growing pains, I’m only making one guarantee. We’ll have this right before the jetties get here. So, we’ve still got time. Thanks, everyone!

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On Sunday, June 23, all are welcome to remember and celebrate the life of Dylan Smith with a memorial paddle out. Smith, a lifeguard and surfer, was recognized for his heroism on the night of Hurricane Sandy, in which he went out on his surfboard to rescue several of his neighbors from their burning homes around Beach 130th Street. Just a few months later, he died while surfing in Puerto Rico on December 23, 2012. He was 23. Since his passing, friends, family and the community have joined together to remember this home-

town hero with a memorial paddle out. On June 23, at around 6 p.m., all are welcome to bring a board and participate in the paddle out or watch from the shore on Beach 86th Street. There will be a get-together after, so people are also encouraged to bring a towel or beach chair to hang out and to remember the life of a hero, a son, a brother, a lifeguard and a friend to many. There will be t-shirts for sale. All proceeds will go to FACES (Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures). Photo by Rita Regan.

The Rockaway Times first published June 26, 2014. We glanced through the first edition and found this Back in The Day photo of Anita Ruderman (thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s before she did Hot Yoga); we saw a list of elected officials who signed a letter asking the mayor to provide a Rockaway ferry service; and artist and singer Patti Smith was putting on a show at Fort Tilden. And the Rockaway Mermaid Brigade took First Prize at the Coney Island parade. And the paper had a different masthead. The one we use now was created by Erika Farrell.

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***** The Rockaway Times would like to thank readers and advertisers who have shown such great support for us these past five years. Our first-ever issue was June 26, 2014, proving time flies. ***** And speaking of time, the Wise Clock at Riis looks great after being overhauled for the past six months or so. Think of it more as a piece of art than a clock, however. If you use it to tell time, you’ll be late or early or thoroughly confused. The clock has four faces and it’s not unusual to see at least three different times. NPS officials have told us it'll be fixed but don’t set your clock to it. ***** Tuesday is a primary voting day for Democrats as several people are on the ballot to run

in the general election for the job of Queens District Attorney. Whoever wins on Tuesday is very likely to win the general because Democrats outnumber Republicans by a large margin in Queens. There are no term limits for this job, so whoever wins will likely hold the position for a long time. ***** Catholic schools are out for summer this week; public schools next. Summer arrives officially on Friday and here's a surprise: it's supposed to be sunny on Saturday. ***** The Dylan Smith Paddle Out is Sunday, June 23 around 6:30 p.m. at Beach 86th Street. Dylan was a hero on the night of Hurricane Sandy, helping people to safety as the flood waters rushed in and fires raged. Just a couple months later, the 23-year-old died while surfing in Puerto Rico. The Paddle Out in his memory supports a cure for epilepsy and seizures. A beach get-together will follow, so bring a beach chair. *****

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Respect the ocean, and please don’t go in the water when lifeguards are off duty. On Saturday, June 15, at around 6:50 p.m., a man and woman had to be rescued from the waters off of Riis Park. The woman, 25, later died. Do not let her death go in vain. Don’t go in the water after-hours, and let others, especially those not from the area, not to either. ***** Just as we mention the new speed cameras by Seagirt and on Cross Bay Blvd., last week, another has popped up at Beach 51st and Edgemere Avenue, going uptown. And expect more. The city has expanded the program and plans to add 750 cameras throughout the five boroughs over the next year. Starting July 11, they will be functional year-round, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays. ***** The Wave building at 8808 Rockaway Beach Boulevard was put up for sale in late 2018 for $2,495,000 and

is now priced at $2,295,000, a $200,000 drop in the asking price. On the residential side, there’s a big wow in Neponsit. A private home on a beach block is on the market for, get ready, $7 million. A few blocks over, on a 200-block in Belle Harbor, the price tag on a house is $3mil. ***** Stop FEMA Now, a group formed soon after Hurricane Sandy, is urging homeowners to press fed reps (Meeks and Schumer) to hold back support for the latest reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Plan. Sometimes the lawmakers have no sense of unintended consequences. The infamous Bigger-Waters Act had to be amended in emergency fashion as potentially devastating flood insurance premiums were set to ruin many homeowners. The latest bill got through the House Financial Services Committee with unanimous support from both Democrats and Republicans. As details emerge, we’ll keep you posted.

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This Week in History JUNE 20 Ben Carlos Thypin was born. Kevin Cregan was born.

JUNE 23 Nolan Harrison Hopkins was born. Janet O’Hare was born. Nicholas Andrew Rowe was born. 1893 - Lizzie Borden, accused of Janice Sorgenti was born. murdering her parents, was found innocent by a jury in New Bedford, 1992 - Mobster John Gotti was sentenced to life in prison. Mass. 1967 - Muhammad Ali was convicted of violating Selective Service laws JUNE 24 1997 - The U.S. Air Force released The by refusing to be drafted. Roswell Report, closing the case on the 1947 Roswell, N.M. incident conJUNE 21 1982 - John Hinckley was found not cerning UFOs and alien bodies. guilty by reason of insanity for the at- JUNE 25 tempted murder of President Ronald Phil McManus was born. Reagan. Louise Racy was born. 1989 - The U.S. Supreme Court decided that burning the U.S. flag was Chris Kalisak was born. protected under the First Amend- Karolina Wrzesniewski was born. ment. 1950 - Communist North Korean troops invaded South Korea, beginJUNE 22 ning the Korean War. James Brian Boyle was born. Anne Chiavetta was born. JUNE 26 Morgan Shannon was born. The Rockaway Times was born. Darlene DiResta was born. 1944 - President Franklin D. Roo- Doreen Mingino was born. sevelt signed the G.I. Bill of Rights. 2011 - Legendary Boston crime boss, 2000 - The first map of the human James "Whitey" Bulger, is found and genome, which required decoding arrested by federal authorities in more than 3 billion biochemical "letSanta Monica, Calif. ters" of human DNA, is completed.

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Oops! Parks Dept. Mistakenly Snips Surfer’s Bike Lock By Katie McFadden

Imagine spending a day enjoying the beach and returning to the boardwalk, only to find your bike lock was clipped? It happens to someone every summer, but usually the culprit is a thief that made off with your bike. However, on Monday, June 19, the culprit was the Department of Parks and Recreation. A local surfer and Arverne resident was enjoying an afternoon surf session around Beach 90th Street, when a friend ran down to the beach to warn surfers that their bike locks were being clipped. The surfer, who chose to remain anonymous, ran up to the boardwalk, but it was too late. His heavy-duty bike lock was in pieces on the ground. Fortunately, a friend of the surfer recognized the bike and stopped the perpetrator before they could take it. However, he was surprised to find that the perpetrators were Parks Department employees. Their alleged explanation surprised him even more. “They told me that they were there to take all of the bikes and that it’s illegal to park our bikes on the boardwalk. I asked, how am I supposed to ride my bike to the beach?’ They said I have to lock it to one of the bike racks, which there are few of. And they said that if I parked my bike on the boardwalk again, it would get clipped again and removed,” the surfer claimed. As a result, the surfer went off on the Parks employees. “I had this flashback to when I was 12 and I watched this guy take my bike and I ran after him, crying, trying to get it back, but I never saw it again. I just couldn’t believe that in this case, the people that are supposed to be doing good, were the ones doing bad. I had this blowout and used some words I’m not proud of. The staff was extremely professional and courteous, and I

was out of line, but they were just taking orders from someone else,” he said. The surfer later posted about the incident to his popular Instagram account, Boardporn, which features photos of surfboards from around the world, and has close to 200,000 followers. He posted a photo of the broken lock, along with the message, “No more locking up bikes on the boardwalk in Rockaway Beach, NY. This is effective as of 5:30 p.m. today per the order of the New York City Parks Department.” However, according to Parks, this isn’t the case. It was all a misunderstanding. According to a Parks spokesperson, nothing has changed about a practice that locals and visitors have done for decades— chaining their bike to the boardwalk rails. “There’s no change in policy. When this issue occurred, supervisors were on hand and spoke directly to the patrons to clarify the situation and apologize to the bike owner. We always try to resolve these things amicably, and wouldn’t make a broad policy change without notifying the community first,” the Parks rep said. The surfer whose chain was clipped denied receiving an apology or an explanation. However shortly after he left, other surfers that confronted the Parks staff were told by a supervisor that they could leave their bikes chained to the boardwalk. One of those surfers said earlier in the day, Parks staff was observing an abandoned bike that has been locked to the boardwalk railing for about a year. She suspected that the staff that later started clipping locks, had a misunderstanding, and were supposed to remove the long-abandoned bike only. This, according to Parks, is a policy they do follow. “We only remove bikes for safety reasons, or if they have been abandoned. In the case of a bike that appears abandoned,

we will post a notice stating our intent to remove the bike by a specified date. If a bike is blocking a staircase, ramp or other access that’s causing a safety concern, it would be removed immediately. If a bike is removed, it will be vouchered at the precinct,” the Parks rep said. “The irony is that the bike they intended to remove was still there the next morning,” the surfer whose lock was clipped said. “I was the unfortunate victim of what I’m told was mistaken identity. But instead of admitting it was an accident, I was given a lie that it’s illegal to chain your bike to the boardwalk. I have no anger toward the Parks staff,

but assuming this was an accident, they should apologize and reimburse me for my lock, and if it is something that is illegal, they should put signs up.” Once again, Parks confirms that it is not illegal to lock a bike to the boardwalk and that their staff has been made aware of this, so that it does not occur again.

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Electeds Follow Up On Future of Beach 116th Businesses Senator Joe Addabbo and Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato are staying on top of the issue regarding several Beach 116th properties within an MTA property, possibly getting the boot. A recent conference call may have bought the businesses some time. According to a press release from the elected officials, last month, some of the business owners made them aware that the MTA may kick out the current tenants, including Last Stop Gourmet Shop, Joseph A. Otton Tax & Accounting, Beach Cleaners and Tailors, and A & J Jewelry as they open up the Request for Proposal process to find new tenants for the properties. In response, Addabbo and Pheffer Amato wrote a letter to the MTA asking that they allow the businesses to stay in their property while the RFP process is ongoing.

Following up with the issue, Addabbo and Pheffer Amato recently held a conference call with the Governor’s office and the MTA to discuss the future of the businesses, which currently have monthto-month leases with the MTA. In response to the letter, during the conference call, the MTA has alerted the elected officials that the RFP process will not begin until the first quarter of 2020, so the MTA will try to work out an agreement with their current tenants, possibly allowing their businesses to stay where they are. The MTA has also asked for contacts to the local Chamber of Commerce or other community organizations to include them in future discussions regarding the RFP process. “It is promising to see the MTA respond the way they did to our letter. No one wanted to see these businesses

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Nice Addition Dear Editor: So glad to see that the publisher and editor are listening to their readers. Last year, I was disappointed that a famous Rockaway father, Kevin Boyle, was left out of the Father’s Day photos. I told them if I do not see KBs photo next year for Father’s Day, I will no longer "purchase" their paper! Kenny M Repairs Need Fixing Dear Editor: This morning I rode my bike through Riis Park on the boardwalk, which has very dangerous due to broken concrete in dire need of repair. As I passed by the newly-renovated and reinstalled clock, I noticed the north and south faces had the correct time, the east and west faces were over 20 minutes fast. More money wasted! Then I continued into Fort Tilden on the beach road. When I got to the part that was destroyed by Sandy, it was repaired with “crushed sea shells.” Is it too much to expect the National Park Service to repair it properly? Peter J. Larkin Knew It All Along Dear Editor: I wanted to thank Ryan Schwach for writing an article that is 60 years in the making. We have always been saying that the sand does not work, but jetties or groins are the way to go. We realize that yes, both ways are costly and both ways still perhaps involve adding more sand, but we have complained about this issue for 60 years to deaf ears. How come after 60 years you finally take notice? We also know that yes, it is al-

No To Overdevelopment Dear Editor: Myself along with many residents across the Rockaway community have deep concerns, as we all should, about the CURRENT rezoning of the former Peninsula Hospital site. The CURRENT plan will bring about 1,500+ NEW school-age children to an area where the schools are already overcrowded and underperforming. There is NO New School Planned or in the City's Budget and PS/IS 105 is at 112% capacity, while PS 106 is at 134% capacity. How are children supposed to have an opportunity to get ahead when the city, builder and politicians are continually setting up our children for failure, by NOT providing them with an adequate and safe learning environment?? The builder only has an "as of Right" to build 568 units of housing, but if this site is rezoned and 2,200 units are built "With Action" as the builder wants, the most vulnerable children of the Arverne, Edgemere and Far Rockaway community will be short 2,000 elementary school seats AND the local area schools will operate at 135% capacity. This is no way for children to learn and will only be setting up the most marginalized children of the community to fail. The community will need TWO NEW SCHOOLS for all the new children at the Peninsula site and also the additional school that has long been promised for the Arverne By the Sea residents. I urge all residents across the Rockaway peninsula from east to west to come to the Special Community Board meeting at the Knights of Columbus on Tuesday, June 25, 7 p.m. and voice your concerns about the severe adverse impact this current "With Action" plan will have on the children of our community. Glenn DiResto

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AMPSURF Continued from Page 16 to surf, and in 2003, he wanted to share that gift with others, so he started AmpSurf in California to help rehabilitate disabled veterans. The mission of the nonprofit soon expanded to include those with any disability, and today, it has three chapters on the east and west coasts. With adaptive surfing becoming bigger and bigger in Rockaway, especially with the wounded veterans that come to town each summer to participate in such programs, local, John Roberts, decided it was time Rockaway had its own chapter. Roberts spearheaded one for Rockaway and Breezy Point in 2017, bringing the AmpSurf program to Hope for the Warriors when they came to Breezy Point, and also launching clinics for those of the Special Olympics program and any others who face a disability. During each clinic, participants learn the basics while on land, before heading into the water with a group of volunteers,

which help set up each participant for the perfect wave, while giving them encouragement and easing their nerves. Then, depending on the participant’s ability, a volunteer will either push their board to catch a wave, or join along for the ride to help stabilize the rider, before another group of volunteers meets them at the shoreline to help them find their bearings after hanging ten. The program has proven to be a success. In 2017, there was one clinic in addition to the one for wounded warriors. Last summer, there were two held on Beach 67th, plus the one for the warriors. This year, there will be three on Beach 67th Street— June 29, August 17 and September 14. Jeffrey Resnick says he’ll be at

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all three. Jeffrey has Down syndrome. But he’s also an athlete that plays competitive sports, a bowler, an employee, and he’s another participant in the St. Camillus Special Olympics program who has been able to call himself a surfer since 2017. “Surfing makes me feel cool… and muscular,” he said about the sport that can be physically demanding for anyone. Otton hopes the fundraiser will serve as a way to raise money and awareness to keep this rewarding program going. “It costs $4,700 for each clinic and this year AmpSurf is doing three. We’d like to raise enough money to at least cover one of the sessions, if not all, so that AmpSurf doesn’t have to dig into their bank to help Rocka-

way. Also, I don’t think enough people know what AmpSurf is, so we really hope to get the word out there by doing this,” Otton said. For Welsh, the fundraiser is a way to give back for all the program has done for his son and others. “My son doesn’t have much interest in sports like baseball or basketball, but he loves the water, and he loves this whole program. Being that we found something that he enjoys, and being in a position to help that program, is very rewarding,” he said. All are encouraged to come to the Knights of Columbus (333 Beach 90th Street) next Friday, June 28, to help support this program that helps those like John, Jeffrey, and dozens of other special athletes, learn how to ride the waves. Admission is $40. To reserve a spot or a table, or to ask about ways to help, reach out to Ray Otton at 718309-7549 or John Welsh at 718490-4088. For more information about AmpSurf and how to participate in the program, head to www.AmpSurf.org.

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Paddleboard Yogi Brings Fitness and Fun to Jamaica Bay By Kami-Leigh Agard

While commuting on the Cross Bay Bridge or dining at Rockaway’s bayside restaurants, Bungalow Bar or Thai Rock, you may have observed a group of people floating on what looks like surfboards, executing a variety of yoga poses. You might have wondered— what the heck is that? It’s stand-up paddleboard (SUP) yoga, a fun water sport activity that according to instructor, Leah Matthews, will bring strength, flexibility and calm in your life. And what’s even more alluring—with the open sky as the ceiling and a paddleboard as the mat—you get to practice a mindful fitness practice with nature right on Jamaica Bay. According to Yogapedia, SUP yoga unites the sport of stand-up paddleboarding, which originated in Hawaii in the 1940s, with the ancient

practice of yoga, which has its roots in India. The sport, which is practiced on a calm body of water such as a lake, bay or slow river, combines yoga poses with a variation of stand-up paddleboard surfing on a 10-

to 12-foot paddleboard. In the short time SUP yoga has existed, it has grown to include aficionados worldwide. Rockaway Jet Ski is the only venue offering SUP yoga on the peninsula, and one of a hand-

ful offering the practice in all the five boroughs, with Matthews taking it a step further by not only teaching yoga, but also pilates on the paddleboard. Matthews, who has been teaching at Rockaway Jet Ski since 2016, explains that practicing yoga or pilates on a surface that is moving—like the paddleboard—engages the core muscles and strengthens other muscles which wouldn't otherwise be used in earthbound practice. “I teach you how to get on the board and how to either balance in a sitting, kneeling or standing position, and lead you into yoga or pilates (depending on the class selected) poses as if on a mat,” she said. Matthews’ class starts off with a brief tutorial on the deck, where participants are taught the layout of the board and how to maneuver it with a paddle. Then for the next 10 to

20 minutes, everyone practices paddling towards a safe spot, where the board is anchored. Then for 40 to 50 minutes, yoga (or pilates) poses are taught. “What’s especially even more assuring for students is that the Rockaway Jet Ski staff are always there in the water to help if someone’s board is getting pulled out with the bay’s currents. Personal floatation devices are also provided for all participants. “I base the class on a number of factors including the water conditions such as wind, high tide or low tide, the current, other vehicles in the bay, and of course, attendees’ fitness and comfort levels. Anyone can do this class. You don’t have to a yogi, acrobat or Olympic gymnast. I have taught pregnant women, people recovering from an injury and folks who Continued on page 23

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PADDLEBOARD YOGI Continued from Page 19 are absolute newbies to yoga. SUP yoga is an all-around fun and fulfilling practice for your body, mind and soul. Of course, it’s challenging because different muscles are being incorporated and you have to be completely mentally present. Yoga is a mindful activity, and doing it on a board requires intense focus because transitioning between poses requires concentration to keep the board steady,” Matthews said. So how did born-and bredNew Yorker, Matthews, get into SUP yoga? “I trained in modern dance and gymnastics through childhood, and started practicing yoga at my high school, LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, to complement my dance training. While I attained my undergraduate degree in anthropology at New York University, I worked the front desk at the Jivamukti Yoga School. In 2005, I received a full scholarship funded by hip hop mo-

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teacher, just a person teaching paddling. Paddleboarding was challenging and relaxing, but I just started trying yoga poses on my own. When I returned to NY, I found a SUP yoga training in the Hamptons, and signed up, and well, I became hooked!” Matthews said. The water yogi said she has practiced SUP yoga in several venues but doing it in Jamaica Bay is something special. “Here you are on the water, surrounded by nature with ducks, geese and other wildlife, but then you see the A-train zoom past or planes flying above, and a view of the Manhattan skyline. There is this surreal experience of being with nature, yet in the profound reality of being home, not in some far away exotic place, but right here surrounded by NYC’s fast-paced energy. I’m a yogi, but foremost a New Yorker blessed to be a part of both worlds—both spiritual, just different, and that feeling really gets the adrenaline going,” Matthews shared. For folks who are worried about falling off the board,

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Pheffer Amato Hopeful On Rail Line State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato remains optimistic about the prospects for the revival of the longclosed Rockaway Branch line and released the following statement: “This past month I met with Andy Byford (president of the New York City Transit Authority), Phillip Eng (LIRR president), and my south Queens colleagues in government, and was informed that the feasibility study for the Rockaway Beach Rail line (RBRL) is not yet ready to be released. However, the MTA did inform us that the Port Authority is now working on the study along with the LIRR and NYCT. It is in my opinion that all the key

agency stakeholders are finally on the same page and are working to ensure that the study/proposal is given a full hearing," Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato said. “Moreover, as the conversations evolve around the redevelopment of JFK, it would be a mistake for them not to consider the possibility of a one-seat ride from JFK to midtown by using a portion of the RBRL. It has been a very long process and the deadline has been long passed, but it is in my opinion that the agencies are getting the continued message from our advocacy and outpouring of demand from the community that they must give the RBRL a serious look.”

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214 Beach 131st Street - $1,400,000 Large front porch, high ceilings, LR with fireplace, HW floors, 6BR’s, 3 full baths. Large basement with high ceilings, plenty of parking.

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118-20 Ocean Promenade (3C) - $429,000 One BR with a second room that can double as a den, office or guest room. Modern white and stainless kitchen with quartz counters and fully tiled bath offers a luxurious welcome home.

260 Beach 81st Street (5M) - $239,000 Spacious 1 bedroom condo unit offers a nice terrace with bay views and walking distance to the beach. Assigned deeded parking spot in the gated lot.

Mint Condition! PS 114 SD - $929,000 Open floor plan HW floors, tastefully designed kitchen, master suite with high end bath plus two additional BR's. Desirable 2BR upper rental apt. w/ rear porch and pvt. parking.

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Neponsit - 40' x 100' Adorable 3 Bedroom home with a full open basement located on one of the prettiest blocks in Neponsit. Long Private Driveway, cozy front porch detached garage and lovely backyard. $799,000

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

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Penthouse Unit Sponsor owned condo L D features enchanting ocean views S O from spacious T terrace, sleekU Smodern kitchen and views fromJevery window! Deeded covered parking spot and option of private rooftop deck. $569,000

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Ocean Colony Condominium CT Mint condition 3BR, T2BA R A condo N HW floors with open floor O plan, and 3 terraces! R CMaster suite on E D features an ensuite the 2ndNfloor U and double closets. W/D, bathroom garage and storage. $524,000

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By Peter Galvin, MD

Last November, the 2018 Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol was released by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. It replaced the 2013 Guideline. Lipid-lowering strategies are designed to lower the risk of Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease, or ASCVD, which includes heart disease, strokes, and peripheral arterial disease. In the 2018 Guideline, strategies to lower not just total cholesterol but also “bad” cholesterol, or LDL, were revised. It is becoming increasingly apparent that it is LDL that is responsible for ASCVD. While HDL, or “good” cholesterol, has a protective effect on ASCVD, the focus is primarily on lowering LDL. The Guideline suggests that for a screening lipid profile, fasting is not necessary. How-

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Lipid Levels ever, that does not take into consideration the fact that triglycerides are very sensitive to food intake and may be artificially elevated in a non-fasting sample. Since the triglyceride level is used to calculate LDL, a non-fasting sample may be accurate only for total cholesterol and HDL. That is why I recommend that all lipid profiles I perform should be fasting ones. Recommendations to lower LDL in the Guideline include primary prevention of ASCVD, or preventing it in those who do not have ASCVD, and secondary prevention, which is preventing worsening disease in those who do have ASCVD. The new guidelines are much more aggressive than the 2013 ones. For example, the recommended strategy for anyone, beginning at 20 years of age or older, with an LDL of 190 or greater who does not have ASCVD should be high intensity statin use, the aim being to get the LDL below 100. High in-

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tensity statin use refers to dosage—40mg or more of atorvastatin (Lipitor) or 20mg or more of rosuvastatin (Crestor). Recommendations for primary prevention for diabetics and those at high and intermediate risk for ASCVD is to lower the LDL to 70. For those with ASCVD, the recommendation is to get the LDL below 50. While separate studies have confirmed that statins have a protective effect on ASCVD, stains alone may be insufficient to reach the recommended goal. Ezetimibe (Zetia) may be added to reach goal, however it does not have the protective effects that have been seen with statins. Recently, the FDA approved two new drugs of a new class to lower LDL levels. They are proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9, or PCSK9, inhibitors. The two new drugs are evolocumab (Repatha) and alirocumab (Praluent). Liver cells have receptors that attach to and remove lipids, especial-

ly LDL, from the blood. These receptors are destroyed by the protein PCSK9. The new drugs block PCSK9 from destroying the receptors, thereby lowering LDL. These new drugs also have shown protective effects, like statins, against ASCVD. Side effects from statins are rare but include myalgias, or muscle pains, that primarily affect the larger muscles on both sides of the body. They may also raise liver enzyme levels, although this too is not seen very often. Ezetimibe, which is not absorbed by the gut, may cause an upset stomach or diarrhea. Side effects with PCSK9 inhibitors are rare, but studies are still being done and, because they are new, they are not yet in widespread use. So, get to your doctor to assess your lipid levels and discuss your risk of developing ASCVD or having it get worse. Questions and comments may be sent to editor@rockawaytimes.com.


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Adjusting Our Thoughts “The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.” (Attributed to Marcus Aurelius). Came across this in one of my notebooks— the notebooks where I jot down notes from online yoga classes, inspiring quotes and my own studies on different poses. Marcus Aurelius came back to me from my days of studying Latin—he was a philosopher and warrior according to what has been recorded a long, long time ago! The human condition has always been the

same no matter what time period. We want to be happy and healthy, and giving thought to why we may not be happy brings rise to our minds and what and how we think. The quality of our thoughts I take to mean what we are actually saying to ourselves about any given situation. It is hard to be happy when devastating events occur, of course, but the smaller things that we can think about in a different way will cause a different emotion to some state of happiness, albeit it not jumping for joy

(!), but maybe a little less of a heavy heart. Something happens that causes difficulty. What is the inner dialogue? If it is going over and over it again and again and asking why and how could this happen now, etc., etc., there is no getting out of that circle of thought. If we change our dialogue with some words of acceptance like maybe this happened for a reason that will present itself later, or let me just accept that this happened and stop dwelling on the fact that it happened, and maybe spend more time on how I could change the situation or make it better. Think of it as spinning outside of the circle of thought that keeps us from moving past the situation. The same holds true in an emotional situation. We feel a certain way because of something someone did or said or after a long, not great communication. We feel disappointed or sad or angry or any one of the many negative emotions that can arise. The emotion(s)

Page 33 is right up front in our hearts and is weighing us down. We can’t think past it. It takes up residency within us. First thing is to accept this as where you are in this moment in time. Second is to make the choice that you do not want to feel angry or whatever it is. That opens a pathway to ease out of it. One of the tools I use is with my breath. I will inhale any positive, loving thought/word like “peace” and upon my exhalation, I think the negative word out. So I’ll inhale “peace” and exhale “anger” for example. And I just keep doing it until my heart feels a little lighter. What happens next is that our minds are free to fix the situation or communicate in a better way, and often the negative emotion goes away. It is a practice for sure, best done at first with little things and then when we really need a tool, it is there for us to use. May you be happy. May you be free. May you be grateful. May you let go of things that do not serve you. May you have inner peace.

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 By Beth Hanning

The Trophy Culture The end of this school year has me scratching my head. If you read my column weekly, you know that I do not think everyone should get a trophy and that we need to be a bit tougher on our children. As a high school educator, I believe the quality many kids are missing today is grit. Many kids today cannot overcome obstacles as we have leveled all of the obstacles for them. One reason I believe we are

inflating the self-worth of our children is the constant praising of our children. When I say this I do not mean, “Good job Joe. Keep up the good work.” I mean the excessive amount of pride we are taking in our children for doing a good job at what they should be doing. The definition of pride is a “high or inordinate (excessive) opinion of oneself.” Did you know that in the Bible, pride is one of the seven dead-

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ly sins and said to be the worst sin of all. In one of my favorite works of literature, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, it is the protagonist’s tragic flaw. But in the last few weeks, I have had to read how proud people are of their three-, four-, and five-year-olds for “stepping up” from nursery to pre-k or kindergarten. Let’s be honest, 99% of the children I know are stepping up from nursery to pre-K and even eighth grade to high school. The days of keeping children back a year is a very small percentage. My one friend said as we were discussing all of this pride on social media, “Let’s be honest, none of these kids have cured cancer. Maybe someday they will, but not yet.” Chris Rock, the comedian has a bit about people bragging that they take care of their kids. He responds by saying, “That’s what you’re supposed to do.” So we should not be overly happy our kids are doing well in school and/ or sports. “That’s what they’re supposed to do.”

When I was a young child, my mother told me I had one job and that job was to do well in school. So when I slacked off and did not do what I was supposed to do, I would be in trouble. Some years after my mother passed away, a woman told me how proud my mom would be of me for helping my dad with my brother and sister. I was in my twenties and happy to hear that compliment because it was not thrown around a lot in the 1980s. So let’s get back to realizing that doing well in school and playing ten games in a weekend is not really something to be proud of. Again you can say, “Good job Mary.” Not let your heart be filled with pride because they have succeeded in something expected. *Footnote: I understand some children may have a disability and them stepping up may be a huge deal to you because of that said disability and they worked harder than the average student. This column is not for you.

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Cheers to Another Rockin' Rockstock Rockstock was a rockin’ good time. Officially a teenager, the 13th Annual Rockstock and Barrels Festival, proved to be a great Rockaway tradition that keeps people coming back for more. With dozens of local vendors, the Eastern Surfing Association’s surf contest, a Surfrider beach clean-

up, skaters of all ages showing off their skills during the skateboard contest, and plenty of music throughout the day, the crowds came out strong for all that Rockstock had to offer. Folks got to enjoy a lineup that included local band, the Ecstatic Madmen, up-and-coming female

songstresses, Lili Roquelin, Morgan Weidinger and Sasha Dobson, the man who organizes the music, Walker Hornung and his band, Walker and the Brotherhood of the Grape, featuring other special guests, and even though the wind blew strong by the early evening, it didn’t keep people

from enjoying Indaculture as they closed out the festival. The crowd then headed right to the Rockaway Beach Golf Club where the party kept going and the festival organizers, Jimmy Dowd of St. James Clothing and Steve Stathis of Boarders, relaxed after another job well done.

Local band Ecstatic Madmen rocked the stage early on. Photo by Katie McFadden.

Rockstock drew in a nice crowd all day. Photo by Shane Murphy.

Rockstock brought fun from the streets to the sea. Photo by Kyle Terboss.

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The crowd couldn't resist dancing. Photo by Katie McFadden.

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Traveling with Bob and Sandy SYRACUSE, A DESTINATION YOU CAN GO BACK TO By Bob & Sandy Nesoff

New York City, London, Paris, New Orleans. All great destinations and places you might want to return to time and time again. How about Syracuse? What? Syracuse? Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t once enough? My last time in Syracuse years ago, there was little to see other than the several feet deep coating of white on the ground. We saw the inside of a hotel for three days as the blizzard raged outside. Finally, with all planes grounded but highways open, we made our way out. In true Alfred Hitchcock tradition and the concluding scenes in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Birds,â&#x20AC;? huge snowflakes clouded the sky as we raced to beat the next incoming storm. Little thought was ever given to returning to a town whose greatest asset seemed to be a major university. We were wrong. On a far sunnier period with

nary a cloud or snowflake in sight, the sign for Syracuse on the New York Thruway loomed ahead of us. The city had grown tremendously in the intervening years with a major medical center and office buildings, none of which we had come to see. First stop was the Sheraton Syracuse, a wonderfully central location as we were to find out. The schedule for the next three days was pretty well packed, and we were grateful for the roomy and comfortable accommodations at the Sheraton. Not far off was the Sky Armory, a venue for events and fine dining. Local chefs were on hand to introduce us to a variety of co-

mestibles that were produced from local farms in the region. That was the first sign that things had truly changed in the city. The following day we had an opportunity to both enjoy local brews at the Heritage Hill Brewhouse & Kitchen, a favorite for locals with a welcoming atmosphere where strangers were simply friends you had not yet met. Flights of local brews proved to even those who were not beer drinkers, that the liquid can indeed be enjoyed. Outside the main bar/dining area, a smoker was wafting the scent of barbeque brisket, a dish to kill for. Smearing BBQ sauce on the meat was a rather large man who looked as though he would be more comfortable on a football field as a tackle than a chef. Chef Thomas Armstrong created Tomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bootleg BBQ, so called because it originally had alcohol in it. That has since been replaced with natural ingredients.

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

Cracking the Code of Silence My daughter on the autism spectrum is nonverbal. However, I sometimes envy her “silence.” As a person, who is constantly engaging, communicating and well, talking, sometimes I wonder if talking is overrated. A famous Rumi quote is “Listen to silence, it has so much to say.” I’m sure many of you have heard the saying, “Empty vessels make the most noise,” (another favorite of my grandmum's, by the way). However, talking is how we primarily as human beings communicate our feelings, wants and needs. With my daughter, it’s a constant guessing game, and in a way, I wish she was a “chatty Kathy.” I recently did a tour of a special-needs school in Manhattan and observed the spectrum of autism at its finest. There was one adorable little girl, who wouldn’t stop talking. In one minute, she gave me the whole breakdown of what she had for breakfast, her besties in the classroom and why she was looking forward to art class. There was another girl, who was fascinated by my name. She kept repeating, “Hello Kami. My friend?” She really wasn’t talking in complete sentences, but I was fascinated by her fixation on my name, thinking she liked the letters

on the name tag or maybe it rhymed with something she liked. Maybe “Kami,” sounded like, “Mami?” Then there were other children, who like my daughter are nonverbal, but were gleefully screaming or making excited sounds. I wondered—what makes communication meaningful? A host of chatty words and adjectives, a fascination with a phonetical sound or squeals of joy? I’m one of those people that when I’m on the bus or train, you won’t see plugged into headphones. I love just gazing, looking at people, or just daydreaming. It’s my chance to be silent, and I love what they call white noise— natural sounds from the engine of the bus or a plane zooming above. As I gazed into oblivion on my commute back from the school to Rockaway, I wondered about my daughter. She can’t give me a breakdown of her day at school, if she has a tummy ache or if someone was mean to her. I constantly talk to her. “Soa, how was your day?” “What do you feel like having for dinner?” What’s so funny about that Baby Shark song that has you giggling uncontrollably? “Why do you insist on sometimes only listening to songs in Spanish?” I’m so fascinated by what

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captures her interest, but of course the conversation is always one-sided. Me being the “chatty Kathy,” and her being the silent, perhaps wiser vessel. Just her eyes sometimes will light up, like a screen telling a story. It’s like watching a silent movie. In the early days, I used to think her lack of verbosity came from her dad. Talk about a fella you can have a one-sided conversation with! According to the Oxford dictionary, talking is defined as, “engaging in speech.” Communication is “the imparting or exchanging of information by speaking, writing, or using some other medium.” My daughter is a mindful communicator. What I appreciated about the school is their belief that children don’t necessarily have to be grouped based on a grade or age level, but their abilities. I wholeheartedly support this because as the admissions director said, “Just because a child is nonverbal, doesn’t mean they are low-function-

The Rockaway Times ing. We see children who are quite chatty, but can’t follow directions, and the inverse are nonverbal children, who despite their lack of speech, are very astute in understanding very complicated concepts.” I sometimes think my daughter is like the ocean. Deep, mysterious and untamable. However, I wish I possessed the Morse code to reveal her thoughts and desires. Like the Jamaicans say, “Dat day ah soon come.” I just need to keep praying and waiting. Share your thoughts by emailing ourartisticchild@ outlook.com or check out Rockaway Beach Autism Families Facebook page. Join us in “Turning the tide for our autism community, one wave at a time.” The next Rockaway Beach Autism Families support group meeting will be on Thursday, June 27, 7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus (333 Beach 90th Street). This month’s topic is about schools. Join us!

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Addabbo Green Lights Green Light Bill State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. gave the green light to the Green Light Bill, which will enable undocumented immigrants to apply for New York State driver's licenses, a bill that was recently signed into law. Addabbo elaborated on his position, saying: “Prior to 2001, undocumented immigrants were able to apply for and receive driver's licenses in New York State. That changed after the September 11 terrorist attacks, but our counter-terrorism techniques have improved greatly since then, which significantly negates security risks. “Overall, the benefits of enabling undocumented immigrants to apply for licenses far outweigh the argument that those who are in this country

illegally should not be able to receive them. First and foremost, it is an important safety issue for all New York State residents. “For example, responsible motorists will no longer be placed in circumstances where they get into accidents with undocumented and uninsured immigrants, particularly in hit-and-run situations, and are then forced to pick up the entire tab for related vehicle repairs. The increase in the number of insured drivers should decrease automobile insurance premiums, not increase them, through a larger pool of insurance revenues. Plus, the last thing undocumented drivers will want to do is get into accidents and draw attention to themselves. “Enabling undocumented

immigrants to apply for driver's licenses will give all of us a better idea of who they are and where they live: information that is currently unavailable. They will undergo the same licensing procedures, and pay the same fees, as everyone else. They will not be able to use their licenses to enter federal buildings or to fly, and they must provide valid photo identification to obtain the license. “From a fiscal standpoint, it is estimated that this legislation could raise almost $84 million in state government revenues over the first three years, and more than $6 million annually thereafter. Even the State Business Council supports this bill, and the experience of Connecticut, which enacted a similar policy four years ago, has seen a

notable decrease in both unlicensed driver convictions and hit-and-run car crashes. “Overall, the Green Light Bill makes good fiscal and good public policy sense, and I see it as an important safety measure, particularly in terms of traffic safety.” The bill was passed in the Assembly as well with Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato casting a yes vote. According to reports, a poll released by Siena College showed more than 50 percent of New Yorkers surveyed were against allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses. Governor Cuomo, however, signed the bill making New York the thirteenth state to authorize driver's licenses for immigrants who entered the United States illegally.

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A Golden Rockaway Night the festival to enjoy unlimited Rockapuclo Gold Beer, goodies from the Fit Food Kitchen and music by The Graytrippers, 3 Sheets To The Wind, Squid, Wine With Sue and Fools Night Out. With the beer flowing and the music pumping, many couldn’t resist hitting the dance floor and enjoying a great night. Congratulations to John Edwards for hosting another great event.

All was golden under the bayside tent on Beach 114th Street as locals came out to celebrate with some Rockapulco Gold Beer as they danced to some great tunes by some of the best bands Rockaway has to offer. The 2nd Rockapulco Gold Music Festival was another hit. With so much going on around town on Saturday, June 15, many still stopped by The Graytrippers opened up the show.

Congrats to John Edwards and crew for putting on another great event. Photo by Mark Eidinger.

Guests couldn't resist the dance floor. Photo by Mark Eidinger.

DBP Shareholders Celebrate Another Win in HPD & Board Battle In the battle of Dayton Beach Park shareholders versus the New York City Housing Preservation and Development and the board of directors, things are looking good for the tenants. Last week, the Department of Investigation found that some of the allegations made against the board were true, and this week, the board’s corporate counsel backed out of the case. On Tuesday, June 18, a group of Dayton Beach Park shareholders, represented by attorney Mike Scala, learned corporate counsel would no longer be defending board members in an Article 78 proceeding the group brought against NYC HPD. The shareholders in the case seek to compel HPD to provide oversight of the board of directors, accused of improperly using corporate funds to advance their personal interests.

"It was egregious that in a case where shareholders complained about the board using shareholder money to engage in self-dealing, including by using corporate counsel for their own private matters, shareholders were expected to foot the bill for corporate counsel to represent the board," Scala said. When the law firm in question, Norris McLaughlin, P.A., refused to withdraw from the case, Scala filed a motion to disqualify on behalf of the shareholders. The motion cited case law that held corpo-

rate attorneys could not represent shareholders (i.e., board members) in cases where their interests were adverse to other shareholders. Instead of opposing the motion at Tuesday's return date in Queens Supreme Court, the law firm indicated it would remove itself from the case. "Another small victory for the shareholders of Dayton Beach Park," Joanne Smith, a petitioner in the lawsuit said. "Between this and the release of the [Department of Investigation] memo validating the shareholders' claims, it has been a good two weeks." A recent report from the city's Department of Investigation substantiated allegations made in the case. Board members will now have to face the music on these claims without the benefit of the corporation's lawyers. "The arrests of Lindsay Park

and Luna Park’s board presidents should make every Mitchell Lama board sit up and take notice that shareholders will not tolerate this kind of behavior. We have recourse and it is a court of law," added Smith. While the board of directors will be given time to change lawyers, Tuesday's development is a win for the Dayton Beach Park bottom line, as shareholders have been relieved of the burden of paying the corporate counsel's pricey legal fees. A previous motion directed that the case be heard in the shareholders' borough of Queens, rather than in Manhattan where the other parties contested it should be. "For those keeping score at home," Scala concluded, "It's Dayton Beach Park shareholders two, HPD and the board zero."

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Ok, I'm coming right out with it. What is tantra? I've seen so much of it. I've seen you teaching about intimacy for men and women. I hear in tantra you can be closer to God. It sounds nuts, and I'm drawn to it, and also scared that it's some witchcraft, and I'll do damage. I also feel scared that I'll be different, or won't be able to get out of it. Right now, I'm not in a relationship, I also date online A LOT! No one really is exciting enough, so to be honest I usually drink on dates to be able to actually have a good time. How should I begin doing tantra? Can I just do it with a guy? Help? P.S. I'm being For more information on super brave here because it's anonymous! Thank you for Enchantress Shane, go to the Awkward Academy, and see being so non-judgmental. what coaching courses and programs she has available! Dear Tantra Tina, To ask her an advice quesWow, so fun of you to ask this question. I'm excited to tion, email her at support@enanswer in the most simple chantedembodiment.com and pure of ways... Tantra is a practice which involves mind, body and soul. It focuses on creating sexuality polarity. It's energy, and it's tension and it's breath and body connection, to oneself or another. Tantric sex emphasizes incredibly slow connections that are intentional and intimate. Deep breathing and certain rituals are used. It's a spiritual way Send Email to of connecting deeper inside Mail@RockawayTimes.com oneself or in connection with another. The goal is to attain higher levels of enlightenment. The practice is holy and done in a very present way. I recommend it absolutely sober; the results can be a heavy dose of pleasure.

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ENTRANCE TO BELLE HARBOR â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1935 Foil Baked Honey Cilantro Lime Salmon By Sharon Feldman

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ROCK AWAY GOOD TIMES By Kami-Leigh Agard

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! LIVE MUSIC: Thursday, June 20 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. It’s Thursday, but almost Friday—so why not jumpstart your weekend celebrations with electric and acoustic blues from Big Frank Mirra and Mike Smith at Thai Rock. 375 Beach 92nd Street Friday, June 21 5 p.m. Today is summer solstice— the longest day of the year! Enjoy every last drop of daylight by letting loose Rockaway-style at the Summer ‘Soulstice’ Music Fest hosted by the Rock’s music impresario, Squid! This Make Music NY event featuring an eclectic lineup—Rising Tide, Domino Sugar Pushers, Aerial Acoustics and Levy & Co.—will be your ultimate sun-drenched boardwalk party! Caracas, Beach 106th Concession Friday, June 21 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy this special beach house backyard concert featuring some of New York’s best performers, including Urbanova ft. Cristian Allexis, Phil and the Osophers, Barry Kay, Raise the Kicks, and more! Free admission! And free prizes raffled off to a few lucky winners! 303 Beach 66th Street Friday, June 21 8 p.m. Get rockin’ at the BayHouse as Full Disclosure unfurls their high-energy covers spanning from your favorite Stones, Motown, U2, Pink, Nirvana, Adele, Guns N Roses, Bruno Mars and more! Plus with one of the best sunset views, great food and

drinks in the Rock, Breezy is the place to BE tonight! 500 Bayside Drive, Breezy Point Friday, June 21 8 p.m. Seasons, careers and even friends change, but here are two things that remain constant staples in Rockaway—beer and Wine With Sue! Come on in and rock with both at Bungalow Bar! 377 Beach 92nd Street Friday, June 21 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Blac Rabbit’s cult following is so massive that RBQ is bringing them back tonight. Get ready for the ultimate concert of Beatles classics—masterfully colored with the viral band’s own compositions, plus original music! 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd Saturday, June 22 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. By popular demand, guess who’s back at Low Tide? Solshyne! No need to say more, but cult followers will definitely be there—rain or “shyne!” Low Tide Bar, Beach 97th Street Concession Saturday, June 22 6:30 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, plus with local singer and songwriter Patsy on the entertainment menu—get ready for an evening you will archive for a lifetime. Plus from 12 p.m., come in and check out the hundreds of well-curated books and one-of-a-kind local art and apparel up for sale. 2-11 Beach 90th Street Saturday, June 22 7:30 p.m. Springsteen lovers! Guess who’s rockin’ the Breezy Point Surf Club? None other than Lou Thunder Road Gerrero & The Downtown Daddy-O’s comin’ out roarin’ with performances of not just Springsteen hits, but also The Rolling Stones, Beatles, Eric Clapton and more! 1 Beach 227th Street, Breezy Point

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Saturday, June 22 9 p.m. Tonight, Rogers will be pipin’ hot with Squid Trio blazing their always fabulous squidalicious acoustic blues, roots and Americana! 203 Beach 116th Street

band, Fools Night Out, at Breezy’s BayHouse. From classic rock, country, R&B, an Irish tune or two, and more—everyone will be jiggin’ on the dance floor. 500 Bayside Drive, Breezy Point

Saturday, June 22 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. On tap at RBQ tonight is Magic Bones belting out your favorite Motown, soul, rock n’ roll and top 40s. Plus with finger lickin’ BBQ and more, see why RBQ is Rockaway's dream of smalltown nirvana. 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

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Sunday, June 23 2 p.m. Shake off the looming Monday blues! Head to Bungalow Bar as Taylor Searing gives your senses a much-needed pep-up with his guitar magic on the bay. 377 Beach 92nd Street Sunday, June 23 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Lusting for some more beer and barbecue, well make a beeline to RBQ, where you’ll find plenty of both, and this Sunday, get ready for an added treat— another kind of Bair, as in Gerald Bair, who will move you with his powerful voice and storytelling. 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Fridays 5 p.m. Join Riis’ famous Friday night rosé flowing lobster jam with DJ Shirine Saad. $30 lobster dinner includes 1 1/2 lb. lobster and sides, corn and potatoes. Firstcome, first-served or reserve at lobster-jam.eventbrite.com. The music is free, but you definitely will be tempted to put out for the lobster! Bay 9 Riis Beach Park Bazaar SPECIAL MENTIONS — RWA’s DANCE PARTY FOR CAMP ACQUA 101

Sunday, June 23 4 p.m. Whether you a millennial or a baby boomer, this Sunday, the Generation Gap band will have something for everyone 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

Friday, June 21 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA) at the Rockaway Brewing Co. for their All Decades Dance Party to benefit RWA’s financial aid scholarships for local youth to attend their Aqua 101 summer camp. At this camp, kids will get to learn to surf, kayak, and swim, while also learning about the environment. Starting at 8 p.m., enjoy DJ sets hosted by DJ NakedNY with DJ Pas that will have everyone on their feet bustin’ a move! RWA will also be raffling two Patagonia outdoor gear packages. All donations and raffle proceeds go towards RWA’s Aqua 101 camp. $40 = 2 free beers/ $50+ = 2 free beers + RWA tote bag. Plus, as an added treat, wine and yummy tacos by local celebrity chef Andrew Field from Tacoway will also be on the menu. 415 Beach 72nd Street

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PHEFFER AMATO PASSES LEGISLATION TO CREATE 9/11 REMEMBRANCE DAY New York schools are one step closer to having a mandatory moment of silence each September 11, in honor of those who died that day in 2001. On Monday, June 17, bill, A1801-B, which Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato’s sponsored bill, amends the New York State Education law to make a special provision for the observance of a “brief period of silence” each September 11 at the start of the school day in schools state-wide, sponsored by Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato, passed the Assembly. According to the language in the bill, this would provide students with the “opportunity for silent prayer or for silent reflection” on the anniversary day. “The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 were a defining moment in the history of New York City, state, and the entire country. The tremendous loss caused by this un-

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Rockaway Rugby Rules

The championship resides in its rightful place as Rockaway defeated White Plains at the Rockaway 7s tournament on Saturday, June 15 at Fort Tilden. Pictured here: (Top row, l to r) Pat Feimer, John D'allara, Santi Mascolo, Damon Anderson, Drew Donahue, Brian Nolan and Joey Ryan (Bottom, l to r) Connor Buckley, Michael Hay, John Powers, Andrew Sullivan, Matt Lydon and James Carlton.

St. Camillus Crowned CYO Softball Champs

What a win! On Saturday, June 15, the St. Camillus Pee Wee Girls team took on St. Sebastian at St. Gregory’s for the final game of the softball season. Local team, St. Camillus, came out on top, with a score of 9 to 4, making them CYO champions this year! Way to go, girls!

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The Breezy Point community opened its arms and homes in great style to welcome Ireland's Co. Clare Admirals Old Stars for the unique hosting of the 27th Annual Frank Gallery Basketball Tournament. Hosted in North Clare in Ireland for the past 26 years, the event took a memorable direction this year landing in Breezy. The tournament was organized on the NY side by Dan and Lynn Leary and family. Dan played with the Claremont Admirals in 1982 and lead them into

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Amato Requests Mosquito Spraying For Rockaway Neighborhoods What about us? We’ve got mosquitos too! In a recent NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) announcement regarding mosquito aerial spraying, Rockaway’s zipcodes were left out. In response to numerous concerns over mosquito breeding and the potential spread of West Nile Virus and Zika Virus in coastal communities in southern Queens and Rockaway, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato sent a letter to the DOHMH to request a mosquito aerial spraying in the areas encompassed by zip codes 11693, 11694, 11697, 11414, and 11417. "Every summer, families across southern Queens deal with the onslaught of mosquitos any time we step outside. That is why it is so important to have additional sprayings to prevent against the potential

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Caribbean Carnival Preview Senator James Sanders Jr. will give a glimpse into the Caribbean Carnival in the Rockaways when he hosts a kick-off for the third annual event in collaboration with the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), the Rockaway Development Revitalization Corporation (RDRC), and NYC the Parks Department. The Senator’s preview will include masqueraders in brightly colored costumes as well as island food and music. He said, “We are excited to welcome Wukkout! to our Caribbean Carnival in the Rockaways preview event. Wukkout! is a high energy, soca based dance fitness class designed to make you have fun and sweat just like you would if you were at Carnival!” It will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, at the Beach 20th Street Pedestrian Plaza

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