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Sunday’s Sandcastle Contest Was the Biggest Yet!


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Rockaway Times Sandcastle Contest Was the Biggest Yet! Lana’s Loft, Avoid the Day Popup Bookstore, Far Rock Shop, CROM, Hot Yoga Rockaway Beach, Mazzone Hardware, Zingara Vintage and American Princess Cruises, for donating some amazing swag, items, gift certificates and giftcards. Because of them, for the first time, The Rockaway Times was able to have runners up and give prizes to not only our first, second and third place winners, but to fourth place winners as well. Please be sure to frequent and thank these businesses for helping to make the contest even more fun. And now on to the winners! This year our judges, The Martin, Hayden and Butler girls won First in the 9-15 category including Liam Kavanagh, First Deputy Commissioner at NYC Parks, Alex Zablocki, Executive Director of the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy and Rockaway Times freelance reporter, Nicole Taylor-Lang, had the tough job of picking our winners. The competition was stiff but only 12 were recognized as top sand masters. The contest featured three age categories: 8 and Under, 9-15 and 16 and Up, and there were first through fourth place winners in each. In the 8 and Under category, First Place was an interactive “7-11 Ball Game” created by Ellen Nichtern, Lauren Hayden, Taryn and Hayden Martin and Maggie Butler. In In the 9-15 category, Olivia Remmert and Farrah Wengler's Save the Sea Turtles display took First Second Place was an amazing mermaid and castle cre- Garber. Third Place went to a Place for Loren Zorrilla, Uma ated by Max Klein, with the detailed spider crab made by Hameed and Jazlyn Alleyne. help of Noah Klein and Allison Bella and Beldon Mai. And an And the Honorable Mention Honorable Mention went to in this category went to Kelly Thomas and Tim Nichtern and and Tom Werther and Mark Owen and Connor Hayden for Czeisler for their David Bowie tribute. their coaster game. Now on to the big guns. The 9-15 age category was the most popular, with 20 The adult category was a groups competing. However tough one with so many Olivia Remmert and Farrah great pieces, but not everyWengler took the crown with one could win first. Our first their environment-friendly place winner came in like Save the Sea Turtles message a lion and left like a lamb. earning them First Place. In Carolina Moya created a gorSecond Place was a detailed geous lion in the sand that town featuring roadways and earned her First Place, but tunnels with cars and Hillel’s she was nowhere to be found Bakery, created by Hillel and when the winners were anSarah Roberts. Spongebob Continued on page 3 and Friends earned Third Carolina Moya's Lion earned her First Place in the 16+ category

Sandcastles may not last forever, but memories do and we hope everyone that came out for the 3rd Annual Rockaway Times Sandcastle Contest left with a new memory of a beautiful, fun day with plenty of creative sand sculptures. With 41 participating groups this year, this was our biggest sandcastle contest yet! Sunday, July 29 was a gorgeous day for the beach and many chose to spend their day on Beach 117th, making creations out of sand for the chance to win bragging rights and some amazing prizes. For the third year in a row, The Rockaway Times sponsored the Rockaway Sandcastle Contest, along with the help of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and Councilman Eric Ulrich's office. Sunday’s event proved that it’s getting bigger and better with 41 participating groups or individuals and plenty of prizes donated by local businesses. This year’s contest presented two good problems. As last year’s contest only had 26 groups, we only prepared 30 spaces in the contest area. However, participants kept on arriving, wanting to get in on the fun this year, so some had to work outside of the contest area. The second good problem was the overwhelming generosity of local businesses that donated prizes towards the prize pool for this year’s contest. A huge thanks goes to Uncle Louie G of Rockaway Beach, Carvel, Coastal Frozen Yogurt, Fat Cardinal Bakery,

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ROCKAWAY TIMES SANDCASTLE Continued from Page 2 nounced (We've since gotten in touch and will arrange to give Carolina her prizes.) Second Place went to William McLernon for a scary shark attacking Ellis Island. Christine, Harmony, Sage and Clover McFarlane paid homage to Rockaway’s Playland with a sculpture of the icon Playland clown. Last but not least, Thomas Sullivan showed he’s proud to be an American with an American flag in the sand. Although there were 12 top winners, almost everyone went home with something. Participants were given medals,

Billy McLernon took 2nd in the 16+ Category

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018 sunglasses and other giveaways as supplies lasted. Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to everyone that came out to participate in the contest and to check out the creations. A special thanks goes out to NYC Parks Rockaway Administrator Portia Dyrenforth for helping make this contest possible. We’re sad to report that this will be her last sandcastle contest, as she is moving on to a new NYC Parks position and will no longer be Rockaway’s Administrator. Thank you for everything, Portia! The next administrator will have some big shoes to fill and we look forward to working with them on next year’s sandcastle contest!

Judges Alex Zablocki and Liam Kavanagh ask Hillel Roberts about his creation

Hillel and Sarah Roberts earned 2nd Place in the 9-15 category.

The McFarlanes' Playland Tribute took Third in the 16+ Category



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Golden Age of Rockaway By John Sica

Rockaway life is amazing. Sometimes we take it for granted because, after all, to us it’s just life. But if you work outside of Rockaway and talk to your coworkers, you would realize how special a place it is that we live in. I drive people working in the television and movie business for a living. Our Monday morning conversations always begin with the question I have become embarrassed to answer. It's an embarrassment of riches. “How was your weekend?” Passenger One, “Good, I got the laundry caught up on Saturday, and had a barbecue on Sunday. Passenger Two, “I didn’t do anything. How was your weekend John?” Me, “Got home Friday and drove my Solowheel hoverboard to the 106th concession stand where The BEasy Band was playing. Ran into a

dozen friends, ate an arepa, and listened to an 11-piece jazz rock band.” Passenger One, “But wasn’t there a storm Friday night?” Me, “That was the best part. We saw the storm rolling in from the bay, lightning, thunder, incredible winds. The band packed up just before the torrential downpour. As the rain hit, flying sideways towards the ocean, the crowd and the band ran for cover inside the concession stand. Most of the metal gates were pulled down, a few were left open to watch the storm. One saxophone player started to play in the corner. Then the stand-up base player joined in. Then another sax, a flute, a banjo, guitar, singer. A spontaneous jam broke loose with the storm raging outside and all of us packed in dancing and drinking. Passenger Two, “Wow great night.” Me, “It wasn’t over, when

the storm subsided, we headed to Uma's for dinner and there was a great jazz band there.” As all you Rockaway residents know, there were probably 10 other bands playing in 10 other bars in Rockaway and if I wasn’t such a lightweight, the party could have continued. Passenger One, “Great weekend.” Me, “No that was Friday. Saturday, some coffee and croissants from Roasters on Rockaway Beach Boulevard and it was off to the beach. The ocean was beautiful, waves rideable, temperature perfect and water clean. Nutcrackers were for sale on the beach, if you don’t know what they are you are probably better off. Friends and family showed up and eventually we all headed up to my oceanfront apartment for showers, drinks and watching the surfers and skateboarders below. Then it was

time for dinner at Whit’s for some fine dining in his backyard oasis with more live music.” Once again the night was young and the party continued all across Rockaway into the next morning. Of course, not for me, the lightweight. Passenger Two, “Great weekend.” Me, “I didn’t tell you about Sunday yet. Wanted to sleep late but my phone was ringing at 8:30 a.m. I knew it was about a softball doubleheader I was supposed to play in but I blew it off. I decided to make my wife breakfast. Just as the bacon and hash browns were ready, at 9:20 a.m. the phone rang again from another teammate. I knew what it was about and didn’t want to answer but that second call, I knew I had to answer. My softball team was shorthanded and needed me to play or forfeit. Continued on page 13

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***** Vote for your favorite photos this weekend. The Rockaway Times Photo Contest has 30 finalists. The amazing shots have been on display on the boardwalk and the ferry landing since Memorial Day. This weekend, the field will be narrowed to 15 finalists. On Saturday, voting will take place at three locations. On Sunday at two. See Page 8 for details. ***** The 100th Precinct tweeted a Vision Zero notice. We’re hearing that there will be enhanced enforcement of traffic laws for the next couple of weeks. ***** Man, this stinks for Rockaway. Portia Dyrenforth, the Parks Administrator for Rockaway, will be moving on in mid-September to an “opportunity she couldn’t pass up.” She’s been

here for three years and loves Rockaway (even though we’re sure she heard her fair share of crap). She was responsive, gungho on beach activities (especially helping with our Photo Contest and Sandcastle Contest), and just generally nice. We have our fingers crossed that her replacement is nearly as good. ***** As we were going to press on Wednesday, we received a message from the 100th Precinct saying an 88-year-old man was stuck by a vehicle making an illegal U-Turn at Rockaway Beach Blvd. and Beach 116th Street. The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Our thoughts are with him. ***** The Tarzan Boat at Thai Rock is for sale. It’s a wild and fun attraction but it attracts lawsuits and high insurance premiums, too. ***** There was a report of a big oil spill in Vernam Basin, around Beach 73rd Street and Thursby Avenue on Monday. There are a lot of sunken barges and cranes in those waters. A crane fell into the

water right off Amstel Boulevard a few years back and it’s still there. For all the cleanup work being done in Jamaica Bay this area remains a potential hazard. ***** The U.S. mail delivery in Rockaway stinks. We’ve heard from people who mailed checks at the Rockaway Park office and it took eight days for the mail to be delivered, locally. (We tested that out. We’re literally across the street from the Post Office. We mailed a letter to ourselves on Thursday morning and got it Monday. Is that good? By Rockaway standards, yes). We’ve heard people have had their credit scores dinged because their checks to credit card companies were lost. Contact Congressman Meeks to complain. ***** Reunion news: SFDS Class of 1978 - 40th Reunion is Saturday, September 22 at Belle Harbor Yacht Club, 6 to 10 p.m. ($80 per person). Guests welcome! Contact Mary Ellen Blum Olsen at 917-603-8008 or visit the Facebook page - SFDS Class of 1978 - 40th Reunion.

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PHOTO CONTEST VOTING SATURDAY AND SUNDAY You love them. Your friends love them. Now show your love by voting for your favorites in The Rockaway Times Photo Contest. After a first round of judging was held in April, 30 photos were selected to make it to the next round. Those chosen photos also had the high honor of being enlarged to poster-size and put on display on the boardwalk and at the Beach 108th Street ferry landing. (Thanks to the generous contributions of the Jamaica Bay – Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC), the Parks Department, and NYC Ferry-Hornblower, we were able to enlarge and hang an additional dozen that didn’t make it to the next round but were fabulous nonetheless). This weekend the field will be narrowed to a Top 15 by way of popular vote.

On Saturday, August 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. contest organizer, John Cori, will make the rounds and provide voters with stickers to affix to their favorites. From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., John will be on the boardwalk at Beach 116th Street, so if you want to choose among those wonderful shots, you’ve got to be there then. From approximately 11 a.m. to noon, John will be at the ferry landing giving out those voting stickers. The ferry photos are placed on the railing just outside the dock ramp. Saturday voting continues from approximately noon to 1 p.m. at Beach 98th Street on the boardwalk. Sunday voting is from 10 a.m. to noon. The first hour of voting will be at Beach 67th Street and the second hour (11 a.m. to

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noon.) will take place at Beach 56th Street. Photos at Beach 32nd, Beach 19th, and in Broad Channel are not contest finalists so there won’t be voting for these photos (though they’re amazing!). The Final 15 will be on display

at Caracas, the Beach 106th concession, on Sunday, August 12. A reception and final judging will start at 10 a.m. All are welcome. Congratulations to all participants. You made Rockaway more beautiful!


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This Week in History

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AUGUST 2 Zachary Dunn was born. Fred Marino was born. Jerry Rea was born. Kevin and Kathy Boyle were married.

1945 - The first atomic bomb used in warfare was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. 1997 - British prime minister Tony Blair and Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams 1909 - The first Lincoln penny was is- meet—the first time in 76 years that a sued. British leader and an IRA ally meet. AUGUST 3 1949 - The National Basketball Associa- AUGUST 7 tion was formed. Jim Cunningham was born. 1981 - U.S. air traffic controllers went on strike. 2000 - Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Conn., was selected by Al Gore to be the first AUGUST 4 Keith Green was born. Jewish vice-presidential candidate on a Brielle Heeran was born. major party ticket. 1892 - Lizzie Borden's father and step- 2007 - Barry Bonds passes Hank Aarmother were killed with an axe in Fall on on baseball’s all-time homerun list. River, Mass. The record is discredited by many be1944 - Anne Frank and her family were cause of Bonds' alleged steroid use. found hiding in Amsterdam by Nazis. AUGUST 5 James Supple was born. Mike Dalton was born. Anne Murphy was born.

AUGUST 8 Tom McVeigh was born. Michael Foley was born. Terri Bennett was born.

1861 - For the first time, the U.S. government levied an income tax. 1876 - Thomas Edison patented the 1962 - Marilyn Monroe died. mimeograph machine. 1974 - President Nixon announced he AUGUST 6 would resign the following day as a reJohn Grillo was born. sult of the Watergate scandal. Janice Ameruso was born.

Have you seen Duke? This iconic statue, that survived Sandy, adorned a garden on Beach 126th Street for years, and made passersby and neighbors smile. But last Friday night/early Saturday morning, the statue was stolen (probably by more than one person since it’s heavy and was fortified with a concrete base). The owners are heartbroken. If you know where it is, contact The Rockaway Times. If you know who stole it, tell them to put it back! Keep an eye out for Duke!

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Take a Nostalgia Ride Back to Rockaway By Katie McFadden

Want to ride in a time machine? Saturday’s your chance. Or at least an opportunity to feel like you’re going back in time on a vintage 1930s train. On Saturday, August 4, the New York City Transit Museum (NYTM) is hosting Nostalgia Ride to Rockaway, giving passengers a chance to take the trip to the beach on a piece of history. Grab your ticket and head to the New York Transit Museum (99 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn) on Saturday and ride back to Rockaway in style on board a vintage train that was first put into service in 1932. For some, it may bring back memories as these trains were serving riders until as late as 1977. For others, riding the old train will feel like a brand new experience (although some may question the age of the current A Trains in service). However there’s no doubt this old train will make some do a double take as they see it chugging along the A line from Brooklyn’s Court Street station to Beach 116th Street. And some lucky riders will get to experience it on board. As riders board at the Court Street station, they’ll be thrown back in time as they ride a R1/9 train car with rattan seats, paddle ceiling fans (installed before the age of air conditioning), incandescent light bulbs, roll signs, and period advertisements– all pre-WWII subway staples. Guests can sit on the seats, hold onto the handrails, read the vintage advertisements, and travel through time to the early days of the New York subway system. Also on this Saturday’s Rockaway-bound ride, passengers will be treated to the sounds of Cait and the Critters, a New York City-based jazz band that plays traditional and western swing, something you don’t normally hear when someone shouts, “Showtime!” on current-day A trains. There will be NYTM staff and a knowledgeable train crew on board on Saturday to answer questions and explain some of the history of these rideable relics. And the history sure is fascinating. The train being used

All aboard! Photo by James Giovan, Courtesy of the New York Transit Museum.

This vintage train will be making its way to Rockaway. Photo by Marc A. Hermann, Courtesy of the New York Transit Museum.

on Saturday is a vintage 1930s R1/9 train. According to Newburg, “These cars, in service from 1932 to 1977 and preserved by the Transit Museum, were ordered for the Independent Subway System (IND) and are commonly known by their contract numbers. The cars were modern for their time, fitting in very well with the IND’s Depression-era Art Deco aesthetic, and each could hold nearly 300 passengers.” It won’t be the train’s first time riding on the A line. In fact it was among the first trains to operate on Rockaway’s tracks and these train cars even inspired Billy Strayhorn’s jazz hit, “Take the A Train.” After the first R1s went into service as part of the new IND system, more than a thousand nearly identical subway cars were delivered between 1930 and 1940 under the designations R1, R4, R6, R7 and R9. Their ceiling fans, padded seats, and incandescent light bulbs

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were state-of-the-art when these cars were first placed in service. On Saturday, riders will get to see it all for themselves as part of the Rockaway Nostalgia Ride. Nostalgia Rides have been a feature of the NYTM since it opened in 1976 as part of the country’s bicentennial celebrations. “One of the Transit Museum’s most treasured traditions, Nostalgia Rides often reflect a time before automated voice announcements, air conditioning or bright fluorescent lighting,” New York Transit Museum spokesperson Chelsea Newburg, said. “Nostalgia Rides transport straphangers, to another age, using the same equipment that city dwellers would have ridden decades ago. As a collecting institution and repository of public transportation history in the New York metropolitan region, we feel strongly about empowering children and adults of all ages to explore our city’s fascinating

transit system and complex history. Nostalgia Rides are a wonderful opportunity for families and commuters to interact with the transit system in a unique environment, learn about its storied history, and discover why it is and always has been such a vital part of New York City.” According to Newburg, Nostalgia Rides are held “throughout the year, providing the chance to experience New York transportation history firsthand while en route to some of the City’s greatest attractions. Recently, our vintage trains have journeyed to Brighton Beach, Coney Island, the Green-Wood and Woodlawn Cemeteries, Van Cortlandt Park, Citi Field and Yankee Stadium for special Mets and Yankees games, and have even transported commuters in regular service during the holiday season.” On Saturday, the destination will be the beach. After riding the train to Rockaway’s Beach 116th station, they’ll have some time to explore before getting back on for the return trip at 4 p.m., which will make some stops along the A Line in Brooklyn and Manhattan. However guests are also welcome to stay in Rockaway and find their own way home. Some who miss the Nostalgia Ride may be able to see the vintage train pass by along the A line, and R1/9 and more than 20 other vintage trains are always on display at the museum and open for guests to take a look inside. Tickets for the Nostalgia Ride are still up for grabs, but must be purchased before 4 p.m. on Friday, August 3. There will be no opportunity to purchase tickets on the day of the event. Regular tickets are $50 for adults, $25 for children and $35 for New York Transit Museum members, but for Rockaway Times readers, NYTM was kind enough to offer a special Promo Code for 20 percent off tickets. To purchase tickets, head to nytransitmuseum. org/rockaways and use the Promo Code RTIMES20 at checkout to apply the discount. Nostalgia Ride ticket holders should arrive at the New York Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn by 10:30 a.m. for the 11 a.m. departure. All aboard!


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THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018 Coming in from the bright sunlight, I couldn’t see anything at all. A lovely waitress seeing my plight, took me by her hand and escorted me to a table, read the menu to me and took my order. The food was delicious, the staff super friendly and accommodating, even Jimmy, the owner, came out to greet me. Sheila, the waitress, asked me how I was getting home, the Q35 I responded. She escorted me to the door then insisted she take me safely across 116th Street where I could board the Q35. This heartwarming experience made me think again how lucky I am to live in Rockaway where we are all in a family of neighbors and friends who genuinely care and support each other. Thank you Sheila and the staff of Belle Harbor Steak House. Jose Fernandez

Heartwarming Dear Editor: I am an 88-year-young Rockawayite dealing with failing eyesight due to glaucoma. I had some urgent business to attend to last Thursday on Beach 116th Street with Mirkin Vision for new glasses, and banking with Chase. I had no one to accompany me, so I decided to go it alone on the Q35 bus and walk to my destination without having to cross any streets. After conAnimal Compassion ducting my business, feeling Dear Editor: a bit hungry, I decided to We had to put our cat down treat myself to a nice lunch at the Belle Harbor Steak House last month. She was 16, and the across the street, which I had sweetest and most loveable and to carefully navigate crossing. gentle a cat as there ever was. We

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In An Ideal City… Dear Editor: Rick Horan questions why the NYC government is involved in bike sharing programs. I think this relates to a discussion our city (and our country) needs to have more openly: What role should government play in our lives? Is the government that governs best the one that governs least, or should the government be active in trying to improve its citizens’ lives? Personally, I do not mind my taxpayer money going towards bike-sharing programs that, if administered properly (and I totally understand how big an "if" this is in this crazy corrupt city), offer residents and visitors a healthy and environmentally safe way of transportation. I do mind my taxpayer money going towards destroying Rockaway thoroughfares where the bikes can no longer coexist with motor vehicles, an issue which I know Mr. Horan is actively engaged in. The government should not be viewed as anathema to its citizens, despite its best efforts to be just that. Dylan Watton

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Celebrate National Night Out on August 7 By Katie McFaden

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Tuesday, August 7 is National Night Out! There will be plenty of fun to go around as both the 100th and 101st Precinct will be holding their own events that aim to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer. For 35 years, National Night Out events, formerly known as National Night Out Against Crime, have taken place across the country. On Tuesday, both of Rockaway’s local precincts will be participating in evenings full of games, activities, resources and more. For the 100th Precinct’s National Night Out event, head to the Beach 94th Street parking lot between Rockaway Beach Blvd. and Shore Front Parkway from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. This fun family night will include an inflatable obstacle course and other bouncy rides donated by Call-A-Head, a DJ, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, ices from Uncle Louie G of Rockaway Beach, face painting, balloon animals, a photo booth, free food, dance performances by Millennium and JUMP Dance, Zumba with Lisa G, plus resource tables from the New York State Police, Catholic Charities, St. Camillus, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital and more. Before the fun starts, the night will kick off with the singing of the National Anthem, followed by a ceremony to honor and name the fallen police officers across the country. “We honor everyone across the country because this is National Night Out,” 100th Precinct Community Council President Joe Young said. Young says last year’s turnout was good, but is hoping for even more locals to come out and celebrate this great event. “National Night Out is a time to

take your neighborhood back. It’s a night for more people to get out and on the streets instead of letting criminals roam the streets,” Young said. The 101st Precinct will also be hosting a National Night Out event on Tuesday. From 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., head down to Beach 17th Street and the boardwalk for a night of food, DJ music, and plenty of fun stuff from Lulu’s Party Rentals, sponsored by Queens Law Associates, including a bounce house, face painting, snow cones, a character performance and more. There may also be a basketball contest, so brush up on your skills on the court. This event will also include plenty of resource and information tables presented by the Mayor's office of Immigrant Affairs, NYC Department of Mental Health and Hygiene, Zumba Fitness , NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board, Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, NYC Department of Transportation, NYC Department of Sanitation, NYC Department of Finance, Queens Law Associates, Applebee's, Queens Library, New York City Councilman Donovan Richards, The Child Center of New York and others. No matter where you go, head out for Night Out and celebrate with your neighbors and local police precincts.


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GOLDEN AGE OF ROCKAWAY Continued from Page 5 That’s why my team’s name is The No Shows. So, a softball doubleheader (sweep) started my Sunday. Next I took the Solowheel to my mechanic to pick up my wife’s repaired car. I had a few beers with my mechanic, Pete, and then I headed uptown on my Solowheel passing the sandcastle building contest, which I was tempted to stop at. But I decided to resist temptation and continued to the beach where a dozen friends were listening to music, swimming, and floating the rubber raft known simply as “The Barge” out to sea beyond the breaking waves. I was invited to two barbecues, but turned them down. I solowheeled home and passed a band playing on the boardwalk at Caracas, and then another band playing at Low Tide on the boardwalk. After dinner, my wife, Rita and I thought about taking a walk on the boardwalk to Rippers

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018 to see what band was playing there. But I had had enough. I was now ready to close the book on the weekend. Besides, I forgot DJ Mouse was spinning music at Bungalow Bar.” That story played out with a thousand different Rockaway residents, each with their own combinations of bands, bars, food, beaches, etc., that makes up life in Rockaway. Every weekend. Oh yeah, and weekdays too. Bands everywhere during the week, Wednesday night volleyball, Tuesday night open mic at Connolly’s, Thursday music at Bungalow, etc. So my story goes, every Monday morning. I start to wonder if people think that I am making this stuff up. It is the golden age of Rockaway! To see a video of the Friday night storm jam session, go to Facebook group Rockaway Music. If you are a band or bar, post any upcoming music events on that page as well as pictures and videos from events.

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Klaus Biesenbach is heading west. The Rockaway resident has been recruited to run the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoC A) in Los Angeles after being the chief curator at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and PS1 in New

York for years. He bought a house in Rockaway just a few months before Sandy in 2012 and then helped recover y efforts, which included bringing the dome that was set up on Beach 95th as a temporar y community center. In 2014, he brought Rockaway! the music and arts festival to Fort Tilden and has been a champion of resilienc y efforts. Klaus, a world traveler, born in West Germany, fell in love with Rockaway on a chance visit. He eventually bought a house on Beach 86th Street and came home as often as work allowed. Although some rich and famous might appear at his impromptu barbecues, he made certain to invite his many Rockaway friends. Oh, and he wore a Rockaway Times t-shirt until it was worn out! Best of luck, Klaus! We know you’ll be back.

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Sink Your Teeth Into National Sandwich Month! By Kami Leigh-Agard

August is National Sandwich Month, and according to Sandwich America, Americans eat a whopping 300 million sandwiches a day. So what better month to pay homage to the best food — layered, stuffed, and stacked between two slices of bread — than in August, when it’s too hot to cook, thus getting a scrumptiously satisfying sandwich is the best way to go. The Rockaway Times had the daunting task of picking six local eateries offering an eclectic array of locals’ favorite sandwiches. If your favorite spot was not included, please note the peninsula and Broad Channel has so many options, we would need to write a book to highlight them all!

Last Stop’s Eggs Benedict a sinful delight. The eggs are delicately poached, served with Canadian bacon, and a bright, creamy hollandaise sauce on top of a toasted English muffin. Just looking at this sandwich, your mouth will start to water. However, if you are craving a cold sandwich, their Triple Decker Turkey Club served with lettuce, tomato, bacon, American cheese and mayonnaise on toasted white bread, and Boars Head turkey, will stretch your eyes and appetite to the max. 222 Beach 116th Street / 718945-6450 Open everyday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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in from work after a late night shift or bar-hopping after hours, and you’re ravenous for food, everyone knows Pickles & Pies is always open, offering tasty food that hits the spot. According to the owners, their Philly Cheese Steak and Chicken Cheese Steak sandwiches are top sellers. Both are sautéed with onions, green and red peppers, melted cheese and served on a hero. All of

Cuisine by Claudette Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian or meat lover, Cuisine By Claudette, has something for everyone! And, oh Faddah! (forgive the Mantheir ingredients are carefully chester brogue!), their Grilled sourced, and you can taste the Cheese, Bacon and Maple Syrup sandwich should be illefreshness in just one bite! 202 Beach 116th Street / 718- gal. Once you sink your teeth in, you’ll squeal with delight, 340-3944 Open 7 days/ 24 hours a day Continued on page 15


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SINK YOUR TEETH Continued from Page 14 plus with a side order of tomato soup, both your savory and sweet tooth will be satisfied. Also, another must-try is the Turkey Burger served on a pita, accompanied with sweet potato fries. The burger is delectably moist and will have you unforgivably munching to your heartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s delight. 143 Beach 116th Street / 718-945-5511 Sun. to Mon., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m./ Sat., 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Kopernik Polish Deli This just-opened, locally-owned Polish delicatessen and food market was a must-stop after we heard all the raving reviews about their sandwiches, and with just $5 a pop for each pyszne (delicious in Polish) sandwich, Kopernik is a no-brainer.

Boardwalk Bagel & Delicatessen Every time you walk into Boardwalk Bagel â&#x20AC;&#x201D; whether morning, noon or night, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always swarming with customers, and rightfully so â&#x20AC;&#x201D; because their food is the bomb! It was challenging to narrow down two of their best sandwiches, so we got some help from the owner, Danny Foster. First up, The Surf. This hero will have you riding through a wave of hot chicken cutlet, roasted peppers, fresh mozzarella cheese seasoned with housemade balsamic mayonnaise, all topped on aromatic garlic bread. Yummm! Looking for an aphrodisiac? Try their Eggplant Wrap, served on either a white or wheat wrap, stuffed with sliced eggplant, fresh mesclun greens, roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella, drizzled with homemade balsamic vinaigrette. Absolute perfection! 108-01 Beach 108th Street / 718-634-2300 Mon. to Sun., 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Food Castle On the go, and looking for tasty halal food or all-American thoroughfare food? Well, look no further than Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Their steamy falafel, chicken and lamb gyros stuffed in a pita with lettuce and tomato, topped with their addictive white sauce are absolutely scrumptious, and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be surprised if you end up or-

Their thickly-sliced smoked Polish kielbasa served on a graham roll, fresh from the oven and slathered with mustard, topped with sour pickles, is pure Nirvana! Also, their â&#x20AC;&#x153;typicalâ&#x20AC;? American hero was anything but typical. The hero, also freshly-baked, topped with polish swiss cheese, house ham, fresh tomato and lettuce, sprinkled with scallions was not just a belly-full, but a brain-full as this sandwich will haunt your dreams, taunting you to get more! Kopernik is definitely going to be a neighborhood staple. 115-07 Rockaway Beach Blvd / 718-945-5050

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Happy Birthday, Fred!

Well, Fred Marinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the man who has everything, so getting him a gift was tough. He did say heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to be on the cover of The Rockaway Times but wellâ&#x20AC;¦wait til next year (we hear thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big one)! Happy birthday to the best salesman in town, the guy whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been there from Day One.

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BEACH BLOCK Rockaway Park Legal 28 family on a 1 with a huge 60x100 2 0 porch, 2 BR with front L D walk up attic over a S O 2BR with accesss to a huge basement. $849,000

ROCKAWAY PARK Legal 2 Family front porch 8 and large upper 0 1deck with bay 2 views. HW floors L D throughout, 2BR’S on S O the first floor and a fin bsmt with bath. 1BR rental. $714,000

BRAND NEW TO MARKET Arverne - Two Family! Owners8unit features 1 concept with an 0open 2 loft, spacious large open D L kitchen and 3BR’s with a O S 2 BR 1 bath rental. Large backyard and private pakring. $499,000

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HUGE PRICE REDUCTION! Oceanfront - Arverne by the Sea! Fabulous single 8 family bath 0 1 5BR, 4 home 2oceanfront D with amazing L views. S O ocean Present all Offers! $1,149,000

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BELLE HARBOR Beach Block Condo Better 8than new 2 BR 1 on a desirable duplex 2 0 block! HW floors, beach D L private parking, washer S O and dryer, private terrace. $599,000

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BRAND NEW TO MARKET Bayswater - Renovated! 3BR, 1.5 home 1 8 bath is2 0spacious, clean and move in ready. HW L D floors throughout, SS O S appliances, plus new roof, siding, windows and mechanicals. $459,000

Rockaway Beach Condo Spacious 2BR, 2 bath 1 8 unit, open corner 0 2floor plan, terrace L D with ocean views, O laundry in unit and S private parking. $489,000

ROCKAWAY PARK The Ocean Grande Live in8the only luxury 0 1 building in 2waterfront the Rockaways. Spacious L D 2BR 2 bath fitted with O S granite counters, SS appliances and wood floors. $415,000

BRAND NEW EXCLUSIVE Belle Harbor - Turn Key Classic 3BR, 1.5 bath 1 8 floor plan. with0open 2 Features updated L Dbaths, eat in kitchen, O full finished basement, S attic space and private parking pad. $729,000

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Neponsit - Fully Renovated! Turn Key 8 Home! 2,000 sq0ft1of living space, 2open layout, 3BR’s, L D 2.5 bath and pvt. O parking. All this for S well under a million Dollars! $889,000

BRAND NEW TO MARKET Arverne By The Sea Beautiful 8 Legal 2, 3BR, 0 12 bath, upgraded 2kitchen, ample closet L D space, paved yard and O garage. Bright and S spacious 1 BR rental. $725,000

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ROCKAWAY BEACH Beach Block! This 8adorable 2BR bungalow was 01 2renovated from top D L to bottom. Super S O low taxes, a cellar for storage, large front and rear yard. $459,000

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BELLE HARBOR Close to All Co-op Opportunity 8 to buy this 0 1spacious 2BR 2 1 bath apartment L Dthat comes with an O S indoor parking spot and large private patio. $349,000

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Oceanfront Building! Ocean-view in one 1 8 1 BR of 0the buildings 2 thebest Rockaway on L D Boardwalk. HW floors, S O wood plantation blinds and 5 large closets. $289,000

Brand New To Market Spacious 1 bedroom 1 8with parking condo 0 2 balcony. Won’t and L D last, call today! O $219,000 S

Legal 2 Family 3BR and 3 full baths 1 8 a master including 20 bedroom suite, L D spacious den, rooftop O terrace, private garage S and private driveway. $979,000

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Oceanfront Building Move 8right into this cozy1studio with tons 2of0sunlight all day D L long. Enjoy the brand S O new boardwalk and views. $159,000

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Beautifully Updated Large 81BR end unit 1 Murphy bed with 20 behind bookcases. D L Fireplace, Viking O appliances, shaker S doors and ledge stone walls. $275,000

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By Peter Galvin, MD

Stone Age It is estimated that between 10 to 15 percent of the adult U.S. population has gallstones. Most cases are asymptomatic, as gallstones are usually discovered incidentally during routine imaging for other abdominal conditions. Only about 20 percent of those with gallstones ever develop clinically significant complications. Be that as it may, gallstones account for significant healthcare costs. In 2004, the average inpatient cost for any gallstone-related disease was $11,584, with an overall annual cost of $6.2 billon. Gallstones are classified into two main categories based on

their predominant chemical composition: cholesterol or pigment. About 75 percent of gallstones are composed of cholesterol. There are multiple risk factors for the development of gallstones. These include age above 40, female sex (women of reproductive age are four times more likely to develop gallstones than men, although this risk evens out after menopause), ethnicity (highest in Mexican and Native Americans), rapid weight loss (especially after weight-loss or bariatric surgery), chronic blood disorders that cause hemolysis (the breakdown or rupturing of red blood

cells), obesity, and diabetes. Most patients with gallstones never experience symptoms. In those who have symptoms, the most common one is abdominal pain. The pain is usually intermittent and occurs in the right upper abdomen. There may be pain in the upper mid-abdomen, back, and right shoulder. The pain is caused by distension of the gallbladder because a stone is blocking the cystic duct. In response to a meal, the gallbladder contracts and pushes bile out via the cystic duct into the common bile duct and intestines. Pain an hour or so after a meal or in the late evening or night is strongly suggestive of gallstones. Annually, about one to three percent of those with gallstones experience a complication. Complications can include cholecystitis (acute gallbladder inflammation), choledocolithiasis (common bile duct stone), cholangitis (gallbladder infection), and pancreatitis. A sonogram is usually the test of choice to diagnose gallstones. Other tests can be used as the clinical situation warrants. The stand-

The Rockaway Times ard treatment of asymptomatic gallstones is watch and wait. Studies have shown that those with asymptomatic gallstones have about a seven to 26 percent lifetime risk of developing complications. Surgery to remove asymptomatic gallstones is not recommended, except in certain situations. These situations include those with hemolytic anemias (i.e. sickle cell disease) and patients who are Native Americans. Calcification of the gallbladder wall can occur (“porcelain gallbladder”). This occurrence was, but no longer is, an indication to remove the gallbladder. Also, removal of the gallbladder was routinely performed during bariatric (weight-loss) surgery, but that is no longer the case. For those who have gallstone symptoms or complications, laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the procedure of choice. In general, laparoscopic surgery has a shorter recovery time and patients spend less time hospitalized. Questions and comments may be sent to editor@rockawaytimes.com.

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COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS This past week on a long work flight, I sat next to a young man from Colombia who is 21 years old and studying civil engineering. During the flight, his story and his family’s story unfolded. I was amazed at his determination and courage. His father is a lawyer - but they are poor. People don’t have money to pay him. We talked about food and how he misses his spicy home food. Typical meal for them: soup with a lot of ingredients. The young man was on his way to Sydney, Australia. He went to D.C. for three weeks, stayed with friends, some kind of study

there, and then flew with me to Honolulu, with a next day flight to Sydney. In D.C., the family took him shopping to buy clothes for his trip. He had on everything new. He told me he got a haircut in D.C. and was surprised at the cost: $17. In his country, it is $3. We landed in Honolulu (after a 3-hour delay landing in L.A.) at around 6:30 p.m. His flight was the following day at 1 p.m. He was going to stay in the airport. His family took a credit line (how they get it, I don’t know) for $7,000 for the oneyear course in Sydney. He had

enough money for about a week and said he would get a job doing anything: cleaning, restaurant work, whatever, to afford the $220 per week for a room and then money to eat. His English wasn’t great, but we made ourselves understood with some Italian on my part some words are similar. He was navigating airports, not understanding English, using Google Translate. I was amazed by his courage. He talked about the lack of opportunity in his country to work and make money. And his plans for the future included working somewhere out there in the world as a civil engineer and then bringing his family. For the snack on the flight, it was a sandwich with cheese and vegetables. He tried several bites, but kept on telling me, this is bad, I don’t like vegetables and was trying to swallow! He then put it in the wrapper and said he was sorry multiple times, but he couldn’t eat it. That he knows there are people in the world who have no food, but he could not eat it.

He told me that his mom and grandma would like me and that I reminded him of them. He said they cried and cried when he left and when they Facetime they all cry. He knows that he has to be the one to forge ahead, go to school for the future, work now and send money home. I admired his determination; I was sad for his predicament. Returning home on the long flight, I observed couples and families of four and five, coming back from holiday. They had many bags, many snacks, etc. - the privilege of being able to take a vacation is something that young man maybe never have thought about. I know everything is relative. We are born where we are born, into a family wherever in the world and it is up to us to make sense of it all and make life meaningful somehow. I came home and counted my blessings—one by one. May you be happy. May you be free. May you let go of things that do not serve you. May you have inner peace.

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From the NPS KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE SKY FOR SUMMERTIME NEIGHBORS By Heather Kramer

Jamaica Bay is a popular respite for many migrating birds to lay their eggs and raise their young. The bay’s brackish waters are rich with food and refuge, and provide ample habitat for our summertime neighbors. One in particular has made an excellent come back over the years—the osprey. If you’re not watching closely, you just may miss them; while relaxing on the beach, staring out at the Atlantic horizon, or commuting across the bridge, this very special sea-hawk will surprise you with a feet-first splash. When seen from below, ospreys are often said to make an “M” shape, as they fly with a distinct kink in their wings. The bird’s back and wings are brown, which contrast with its white underparts and long pale legs. A distinguishing feature of the osprey is the brown line

behind the eye. This adaptation helps aid it while it hunts, helping to decrease the glare from the water’s surface as it searches for food. And considering that 99 percent of the osprey’s diet is fish, this stripe is essential. If you have your heart set on seeing one of these birds, you may have better beginner’s luck looking for one of their nests. Osprey nests are large and in open areas, usually within sight of water. They construct these nests out of sticks, and add to them each year when they return from migration. These nests can be found on platforms especially built for the birds, dead trees, and on an occasional unused crane. Some may notice the one along Cross Bay Boulevard, not far from the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. After generations of adding to the nest year after year, ospreys can end up with nests 10–13 feet

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A juvenile osprey raising its hackles in alarm. NPS Photo

deep and 3–6 feet in diameter— easily big enough for a human to sit in. Around this time of year, you may find Chris Nadareski, a research scientist from the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, and Don Riepe, Director of the Northeast Chapter of the American Littoral Society, leading bird-banding expeditions around these nests. The tagging occurs before the

young have fledged (about 5 ½- 6 weeks old), and are gingerly cradled by Nadereski, who places two bands on the juvenile bird; on the right leg a silver band for U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and on the left leg a green band with large numbers that can be read with binoculars from a long distance. The information that is collected from these sightings will help track how far osprey travel during their migration and also how long they live. Currently we have 14 active nests within our jurisdiction, reporting 32 juvenile birds this season—a record! Only time will tell if they survive the perils of their first migration, when they return to Jamaica Bay next spring to start a family of their own, or find their way to another fishy waterway, where their powerful silhouettes will give us hope for a sustainable future.


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By Katie Lucev The last conversation I had with my father is the subject of this week’s column. I received a “History-Mystery” inquiry from a gentleman named James P. O’Connor, who resides in North Carolina. His family resided in New York City and Rockaway Beach dating back to the mid 1860s. His inquiry was about an old Fireman’s Badge, made of gold, from RBNY. My father, who had a brain “sharper than a papercut,” without hesitance, told me this… R.B.H.R. stands for Rockaway Beach Hose & Reel, Co. This was mostly a Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company. 296 is the Hose/Reel Co. number. In 1892 they lost all of their firefighting equipment in the

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ROCKAWAY GOOD TIMES Saturday, August 4 food on the menu, why go any6 p.m. to 9 p.m. where else? Seven-piece Latin band, SalBeach 97th Street & Rockaway Here comes the Rockaway sondria, brings their hot Groan, (succinctly coined by Beach Blvd. floating dance party to CaRockaway Times Publisher, Kevin racas. With their sensationFriday, August 3 Boyle)! With an eclectic lineup al mix of traditional and 7 p.m. of live music, theater, arts — all Breezy is the place to be as folk contemporary Cuban music against a backdrop of our beautiful boardwalk, ocean and bay band, Finnegan Blue, takes over with a twist of R&B and soul, front, why leave Rockaway in the the Sugar Bowl with their intox- you’ll be rhythmically swingsummertime! This is the place to icating blend of Celtic, bluegrass ing your hips on the dance and second line music, laced floor all night long! be! Caracas, Beach 106th Conceswith a punk rock edge. And with LIVE MUSIC: Indaculture’s Bobby Butler on sion bass, this will be a silvery bay Thursday, August 2 Saturday August 4 evening of sweet jams! 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. 15 Bedford Avenue, Breezy Ladies —head down to Low One of Rockaway’s longTide’s HERSday Thursday. With Point est-lasting and recognized DJ Scorpia Mossmoon spinning bands, Wine with Sue, will rock Saturday, August 4 killer tunes, coupled with killer Breezy Point Surf Club’s Cap1 p.m. to 5 p.m. drinks, this will be an epic night Funkmeisters, Nikhil P. Yer- tain’s Gig with your favorite parof killer fun! Ladies get discountawadekar & Low Mentality, hit ty rock covers. Pay $10 at the BP ed drinks. Low Tide Bar, Beach 97th Con- Riis bringing their Antibalas’ gate to get a voucher for access, afrobeat, infused with pop and which can also be used towards cession rock motifs. This will be an un- food or beverages at Captain’s paralleled live show you won’t Gig. Thursday, August 2 1 Beach 227th Street, Breezy want to miss! 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Point Riis Beach Park Bazaar, Bay 9 Come down to Rippers and feel the music with alternative rock Saturday, August 4 Saturday, August 4 legend, Paul Major. This pioneer2 p.m. ing record collector, turned em9 p.m. Lou “Thunder Road” Gerrero & inent rock and roller, will rewire Lookin’ for a small classic your weekday stress and mellow The Downtown Daddy-O’s come rock and blues band with a out blazing with performances of BIG sound? Well look no furyou out for the weekend. Rippers, Beach 86th Conces- classic hits by The Rolling Stones, ther than Rogers, as Friends in The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Bruce Sound takes the stage playing sion Springsteen and more! Share your favorite Clapton, Hendrix, the experience at the Silver Gull Deep Purple, Foreigner, Stones Thursday, August 2 Beach Club. 7:30 p.m. and more! This is one evening 1 Beach 193rd Street, Breezy you will be groovin’ to your faBungalow Bar heats up with its summertime series, Thursdays Point vorite classic hits. with Bobby Butler and Friends. 203 Beach 116th Street Saturday, August 4 Tonight, The Butler joins Brook6 p.m. to 10 p.m. lynite band, Mic The Robot. From Sunday, August 5 Local outdoor hot spot, La Barreggaeton to psychedelic disco, 12 noon to 3 p.m. you’ll be on your feet dancing all racuda, serves up the ultimate Join first-class music man, night long. Plus with The Butler picante dance party with NYC’s Simon Chardiet, for a jazzified playing a special birthday solo mega Latin band, Johan Roa with intimate brunch at Rockaway set for local celeb, Jerry Rea, get Letzing Vallenato. With Colom- Beach Bakery. What goes better ready for an impish night of rol- bian vallenato, cumber and salsa with RBB’s signature ham and on the dancing menu, your feet cheese everything croissant — licking fun! and hips will be on fire! 377 Beach 92nd Street than Mr. Chardiet's swinging in97th Street & Rockaway Beach strumentals? Blvd. Friday, August 3 87-10 Rockaway Beach Blvd. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, August 4 Looking to lounge on a hamSunday, August 5 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. mock under the stars, and be 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Attention Deadheads! This bathed with sensual percussive Soak in the relaxing bay views, guitar acoustic, poetic songs and night is for you, as Solshyne will delicious food and fab cocktails a mesmerizing voice? Well this be rocking out with your favorite at Bungalow Bar while Sal The evening, make a beeline to La Grateful Dead tunes plus covers Singer serenades you with his Barracuda as Fernandito Ferrer of the Allman Brothers, CSNY, arousing voice. Then at 6 p.m., pulls at your heartstrings with Clapton and more. take the tempo up a notch with Low Tide Bar, Beach 97th Con- DJ Mouse. his stirring vocals and guitar. Plus with great Colombian beach fare cession 377 Beach 92nd Street By Kami-Leigh Agard

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Sunday, August 5 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The heat is on and so are the great tunes at Breezy Point Surf Club’s Captain’s Gig. Well make it A Sound Affair as the popular band will have you on your feet dancing to their variety of songs and show tunes — dating from the 50s to today’s top 40. Pay $10 at the BP gate to get a voucher for access, which can also be used towards food or beverages at Captain’s Gig. 1 Beach 227th Street, Breezy Point Sunday, August 5 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Catch the wave and ride into La Barracuda as Agnes and the Mooreheads brings in their breezy surf rock, twang and roll n’ roll. With The Supertone’s Mike Bieber and Tommy Mattioli, plus Dan B. Green on this special lineup, get ready for a rockin’ feast! Beach 97th Street & Rockaway Beach Blvd. Tuesdays 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Looking for an eclectic open mike night in The Rock? Well, Connolly’s is one of locals’ favorite and with Professa Squid as host, grab the chance to jam out with Rockaway’s best! 155 Beach 95th Street Saturdays 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bring in de ole’ time days back a yard with live sweet reggae music right on de beach. Come share the vibes every Saturday for sweet summer reggae nights. DredSurfer Grill, Beach 17th Street & Boardwalk OTHER ART NEWS Theater in Rockaway (Yes, Rockaway has its own theater company!) It’s the last weekend for Rockaway Theatre Company’s grand production of the iconic, 9 to 5 The Musical. Show dates are August 3, 4, 5. For Tickets, visit: www. rockawaytheatrecompany.org Got info on live music and art exhibitions coming up in Rockaway and Broad Channel? Send it to kami@rockawaytimes.com with the subject line: “Rockaway Good Times.”


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The Price is Not Right By Lou Pastina

I’ve never been a big coupon guy….Oh, who am I kidding, I have always been a big coupon guy. I loved the Entertainment Book with all the coupons for hotels and restaurants. I love the coupons that Macy’s sends in the mail. I love saving money, and I hate spending money that doesn’t have to be spent. So, I was overjoyed when I went to Macy’s and found some sport coats on sale that I was also able to use my coupons for. Being a man mostly of leisure now, sport coats are the thing! I had the exact sport coat before and I couldn’t remember if I got a large or an extra-large, so figuring that buying with the hope that I would lose weight was a bad strategy, I opted for the extra-large. When I got home,

I realized that my old jacket was a large, not an extra-large and even though I tried them on at the store, I got the extra-large anyway. The coats were boxy, and the cuffs hung too low, I felt like someone in a tent. So, I thought, hey, maybe a tailor could help? In the city, there are tailors on every street. It’s unbelievable! How can that be? How do they compete? Well, I went to the one closest to me. A nice, older gentleman with a quiet smile, and an interesting backstory coming to this country and making a life. I felt in good hands. He measured, he adjusted, he pinned. All the things a good tailor should do. And then I left feeling like I made the right choice. A week later I went back, but he informed me that he was still working on the last jacket. No problem, I said, and oh, by the way, how much

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jackets in the size I should have gotten in the first place for $210. So, when the Thief called, I told him to keep the jackets and that’s when I learned that $360 was only a starting point. This was how he did business; so, I said $200, he said $300; I said $200; he said $250; I said $200; he said $210; I said done. Whew, I was exhausted. I didn’t like this haggling. I felt like I was in some Turkish bazaar. All I wanted was my damn jackets tailored, which should have cost about $75. In the end, I picked up the jackets and my tailor friend, he’s a genius, he smiles and says he’s going on vacation and looks forward to helping me in the future! I looked at this sweet old man who had out-negotiated me soundly and wished him a good vacation, and secretly whispered to myself to never go to this place again. The price was definitely not right!

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will it cost? You see when we first met, I neglected to ask this question, and now was curious. I did not have a ticket like a normal dry cleaner, he simply took my name and number. He turned and looked at me with that sweet smile and said the jackets were a lot of work, much sewing and cutting, and that the work would be $360. I quickly remembered that I had only paid $210 for all three jackets with my coupons and looked at him in astonishment. I told him how could that be? I paid $140 less to buy them brand new. But I was told that there was much cutting and sewing! I walked out dazed. I rolled it over and over in my mind every time I went to the bank to take the money out to pay this Thief of Baghdad. And then I would walk away from the bank. Finally, I realized, why pay this guy $360 when I can buy new

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GRAYBEARDS CROWN CHAMPIONS Proving once again that they might be old but not extinct, old-timers took to the court last Thursday, July 26 at St. Camillus in the Finals of The Graybeards Division of the St. Francis Summer Classic. The early bird game for the elder statesmen division known as The Legends was played in stifling humidity but, like most old-timers, they prefer heat to cold and wowed the crowd with molasses-like lightning. The winners, shown resting comfortably hours later at The Wharf, were led by MVP Rudy Johnson. (Left to right, top: John McCann, Kevin Breen, Mike Daly, Dennis Murphy, Joe Keenan; sitting: John Mul-

laly, Rudy Johnson, Gee Linares, and Bobby Bruns). The main event, featuring The Young Guns, followed. This is the division in which the players are slightly less old. Matt Early led his squad to glory in a bruising game which resulted in real bruising (hamstrings and broken fingers). The champs had enough energy to celebrate to the wee hours at The Wharf. (Seen here, left to right, top: Matt Early, Tim Harkins, Andrew Burns, Mike O’Brien; sitting left to right: Pat Nash, Dollar Bill Egan, and Matt Belford. James Tubridy, not pictured, was also part of the championship squad).

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