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VOL. 6, NO. 11 - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2019

Last weekend, someone tried to spread messages of hate in our community. So we spread a few messages of our own. Photos by Katie McFadden


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Incidents of Hate Bookend Holiday Weekend By Katie McFadden

Labor Day weekend is supposed to be a time of celebration and relaxation as many mark the unofficial end of summer and the beginning of another school year. However, this Labor Day weekend was marred by incidents that have caused sadness, anger, shock and even fear. At around 3 p.m. on Friday, August 30, members of the Silver Gull Beach Club near Breezy Point were shocked to find part of a place that many call an oasis, covered in painted messages of hate. Words such as “gas chamber,” “heil Hitler,” “N*****” and symbols such as swastikas, adorned the walls of an arts and crafts shack utilized by the club’s children. But that was just the beginning of incidents that bookended the holiday weekend. In the early morning hours of Monday, September 2, as the sun rose and people began their day with a walk or

jog along the beach, they were stopped in their tracks on Beach 138th Street. “F***n Jews,” “White Pride” “14/88,” and Nazi symbols were scattered across the sand. Word quickly spread about both incidents, A New York Times article about the Silver Gull incident was published and shared on Sunday, and on Monday morning, shortly after the messages on the beach were discovered, photos spread across Facebook. Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato was the first of many elected officials to speak out against the acts. “I was horrified and disgusted to learn of not only one, but two incidents in our community this weekend where Nazi imagery and anti-Semitic graffiti were discovered,” she said in a Facebook post. “The fact that these images were discovered means that there is a systematic attempt to intimidate this community. We must continue to demonstrate that our love

and commitment to our community is stronger than their attempt to instill fear and intimidation. We must stand up together against this bigotry and intolerance.” Councilmen Eric Ulrich and Donovan Richards, Senator Joseph Addabbo, Rep. Gregory Meeks, Mayor Bill de Blasio and others also condemned the attacks. Upon the discovery of the graffiti at the Silver Gull, police were immediately called. As Silver Gull is on federal land, the United States Park Police responded to this incident. The National Park Service (NPS) released a statement, saying, “This weekend’s incident of racist graffiti and vandalism at the Silver Gull Beach Club, a concession facility within Gateway National Recreation Area, was a hateful assault on the people of New York and the NPS. The U.S. Park Police is leading an investigation and will work with local authorities and the management of Silver Gull to deter-

mine what happened. We will make every effort to identify the culprits and pursue justice against those who so savagely debased a place of rest and relaxation for all New Yorkers along the beautiful shores of the Rockaways.” Additionally, Governor Andrew Cuomo dispatched New York State Police and those from the state’s Hate Crimes Task Force to assist in the investigation to “ensure the cowards responsible are held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.” The NYPD responded to the Beach 138th incident. “A report for aggravated harassment was recorded and the Hate Crime Task Force was notified of the incident. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing,” an NYPD spokesperson said. The NYPD also revealed some shocking statistics. Anti-Semitic hate crimes are on the rise. By this time last year, there were 93 anti-Semitic hate crime complaints. This year— Continued on page 5

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BOOKEND HOLIDAY WEEKEND Continued from Page 3 152 so far. They also pointed out that hate crimes in general are increasing, from 205 in 2018, to 290 so far this year. The messages are now gone. The beach writings were wiped away from the sand. According to members, the area where the graffiti was found at the Silver Gull has been boarded up. But while the messages can be erased, their impact cannot. “Silver Gull can fix the damage done to the building, but you can’t fix the emotional and psychological impact this has on people,” one Silver Gull member who happens to be Jewish said. “It made me feel very sad. My father, who is gone a long time, was a World War II veteran, and this is the very thing that he fought against. It makes me sad that there’s still so much hatred in the world.” A Rockaway resident who came across the beach messages on Monday said she was left shaking after reading the words. “I

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 was out taking my dog for a walk and I came across this, 10 blocks from my house. It was beyond disturbing. As the granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor, this took a place for me that was my sanctuary, my serenity, and destroyed it,” the resident said. The question now remains — where do we go from here? With both incidents still under investigation, it is not known who committed each act, why they committed them, and if they were connected. As they await more information, local religious leaders are trying to determine the next best steps. “This is horrible,” West End Temple’s Rabbi Marjorie Slome said. “But we have to let law enforcement do their job and investigate before we can speak out. Let’s find out who did this. Early in this investigation, we should be concerned about whether or not these words can lead to violence. I absolutely value free speech, but I think we can do better, and until we know more about this and who did this, I think we all need to do a better job at being kinder to one an-

other and not use our words to destroy others. There needs to be more dialogue and education and relationship building in the Rockaways so that people who have feelings of hate and distress understand how hurtful they can be. The Jewish community is very sensitive about things that begin with words, and have throughout our history, ended in violence. I will try to work with community leadership on making Rockaway a kinder place and I’m looking forward to working with people to develop ways to combat hate on a community level.” Rabbi Tsvi Selengut of Belle Harbor’s Ohab Zedek synagogue says he’s already seen kindness at work in response to the recent events. “This is something that’s upsetting everyone in the community, but the good thing I’ve seen come from this is that it is upsetting our neighbors as well. I’ve had people walk up to me on the street and give their support and that is what is important. Anti-Semitism isn’t just a Jewish problem. It’s all of our problem and it’s something all

Page 5 of us have to confront and I’m happy to see our politicians and neighbors standing up and saying that this is not acceptable in our neighborhood,” he said, adding that he’s working with other leaders to come up with a formal response to these incidents as the investigation is pending. The important thing, says Rabbi Tsvi Selengut, is that this issue isn’t being ignored. “After we went to see the messages on Beach 138th, they were brushed away from the sand. It brushed away very easily, but for us, it’s not brushed away easily and this sticks with us,” he said. “There are so many times that we overlook these things, but as attacks increase across the city, it’s important that we don’t just brush this away. We all care about this and many have been overwhelmingly supportive, because we all want to have a nice, quiet, respectful neighborhood. We want people to not just let this pass, but to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.”

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 ***** The 2019 Clare Droesch Memorial 3 on 3 By The Sea basketball tourney takes place in the St. Francis schoolyard this Saturday, running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There’s a free youth clinic for grades 10 and under starting at 9 a.m. Games will follow. There will be a DJ and raffles and all sorts of fun. Clare Droesch was just 36 when she died after years of battling cancer. She was a basketball superstar but her legacy is about the many friends she made and lives she touched. ***** And then, the next day, Sunday, September 8 is the 15th Annual Richie Allen Memorial Surf Classic at Beach 91st Street and the boardwalk. Sign-ups start at 8 a.m. This is a great day for surfers and non-surfers alike. Richie was a firefighter killed on 9/11. He was also a surfer and lifeguard and this event is a wonderful, fitting tribute to a hero. ***** Although Tribute Park has been under construction

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Poseidon Parade Categories Announced By Bert Sanders

Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end to summer here in Rockaway. At least, it always has been. About three years ago, the Parks Department decided to keep the beaches open for an extra week, and the tradition has continued. Labor Day used to mean a sharp decline in DFDs, the disappearance of the ticket-hungry summer detail and PEP officers, the start to the school year, and the much-anticipated arrival of hurricane surf. September used to be called, “secret summer,” or “Rockaway Summer.” Nowadays the summer insanity rolls right on until the summer is officially put to bed with Poseidon’s Parade. Despite this recent revision to the Rockaway calendar, Labor Day weekend still has the feel of a desperate last gasp of summer air before we burrow into our winter holes. I realized that my coverage of this year’s parade has left out an important element of this salty beach town: “The dudes.”

While there are varying, strong held, controversial feelings about who qualifies as a “local” surfer, I knew I’d find dudes at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club. I figured I’d catch a few slugging down Modelos and Konas while telling exaggerated tales of personal triumphs in the sea. Instead, I was treated to a legendary Locals Surf School Bash. It was the premier of “Snack Town,” a locally-filmed and produced skate video. The bash included live music, the skate video projected on a huge screen, and the biggest gathering of dudes since Rockstock and Barrels. As I approached the party, listening to the band echo under the train tracks, I knew I’d find the person I was trying to pin down for an interview. Sure enough, I bumped directly into the “Dude of Dudetown” himself: Mr. Jimmy Dowd. Mr. Dowd is Poseidon’s Parade’s official MC. He will be brandishing the brigade’s official bullhorn and narrating whatever the parade may bring. As Jerry Rea once said, “Dowd the

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1698 - Russia's Peter the Great levied a tax on bearded men. 1836 - The Republic of Texas made miltary hero Sam Houston its first president. SEPTEMBER 6 John Moroney III was born. 1995 - Baseball player Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig's iron man record by playing in his 2,131st straight game. 1997 - More than 2 billion people watched Princess Diana's funeral on TV. SEPTEMBER 7 Brigid Bergin was born. 1822 - Brazil declared its independence from Portugal. 1979 - The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) made its debut on cable TV.

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SEPTEMBER 11 2001 - Never forget. Two hijacked commercial jets were crashed by terrorists SEPTEMBER 8 into the north and south towers of the Billy Gardner was born. World Trade Center in New York City, Matthew Long was born. causing the collapse of both towers. Christian Le Gars was born. A short while later, another plane was crashed into the Pentagon, and a fourth 1900 - A hurricane struck Galveston, Texinto a field near Shanksville, Pa. as, killing about 8,000 people. 1966 - Star Trek premiered on television. 1974 - President Gerald Ford gave former SEPTEMBER 12 President Richard Nixon a full pardon for 1953 - Future President John F. Kennedy all federal crimes he may have commit- married Jacqueline Bouvier. 1960 – Hurricane Donna slammed Rockted while he was in office. away and the ocean met the bay. (We hope reader Richard Berge appreciates SEPTEMBER 9 the inclusion of this historic event!) Mark Boyle was born.

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Tribute Park to Host 9/11 Ceremony Despite Ongoing Renovations By Katie McFadden

What happened on September 11, 2001, will never be forgotten, and those who oversee Tribute Park are making sure of that, by opening the park that is undergoing renovations, for its annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. Following last year’s September 11 ceremony, the Friends of Tribute Park announced that the Beach 116th Street bayside memorial park would be closed for as long as two years to undergo major renovations due to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy and other storms. However, with the 18th anniversary of 9/11 approaching, ceremony organizers and the NYC Parks Department are doing everything they can to ensure the park is open so the annual memorial ceremony can continue to take place there. On Wednesday, September

11, at 8:30 a.m., all are encouraged to head to Tribute Park to remember those who died, especially locals, who perished on September 11, 2001. The ceremony will include the reading of the names of the locals who died that day while residents lay roses on the central compass at the park, which points to the site of the World Trade Center. There will also be music, with vocals by Chazmond Peacock and Steven Wagner, and music by Aerial Acoustics,

which includes Dorothy Wagner and Dennis Smith. Tribute Park is still undergoing renovations, and the park will continue to be closed following the ceremony, but everyone is working together to ensure it is open in some form for the event. “We met with the Rockaway Parks Administrator, Eric Peterson, and the contractor, and they are making accommodations to have the ceremony at the park that day,” Kevin O’Mealy, treasurer for Friends of Tribute Park, said. Some of the elements that have been boxed off during renovations, like the central mosaic and Firemen’s Rock, will be uncovered for the ceremony. The tiles of the park had been removed and stored safe-

ly while renovations are taking place, so plywood or another material will be placed along the dirt paths of the park for people to safely walk on. The Parks Department is also bringing in potted plants to spruce up the park that normally has plenty of greenery and flowers under regular circumstances. The contactors will also remove much of their equipment out of the park for the day. O’Mealy hopes to spread the word that the park will be open for the ceremony, even though it has been closed for almost a year. “We hope to have a good turnout. It doesn’t look like it’s going to be open as of late, and traffic has been a mess due to construction in the area recently, but we will be open that day and we’ll figure things out as we go along,” O’Mealy said. Continued on page 11

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TRIBUTE PARK Continued from Page 10 The organizers did consider other locations for this year’s ceremony, but at the end of the day, holding the ceremony at the place that is dedicated to remembering those who died on 9/11, was ideal. “We’re going to do the best we can because it’s all in the spirit of 9/11. It is important for the community to continue to have this ceremony in the park because people have an affinity for it. It gets a lot of use, not just on 9/11, with people going there to reflect, especially those who have lost loved ones under any circumstance. It’s a really nice setting and we want to let people know that it’s still there and it’s going to be restored very nicely. Because of the significance to the community that the park has, we really wanted to make sure we had it there,” O’Mealy said. Renovations on Tribute Park are expected to be complete before next year’s 9/11 ceremony. The renovations began on the park almost immedi-

ately after September 11 last year and requires a two-year process because there is much to be done after years of damage related to Hurricane Sandy. “All of the infrastructure had to be replaced after Sandy. One of the big things was the sea wall had to be rebuilt, and in the spirit of resilience, they put in these massive boulders to build a seawall which had started to erode from the original wall from when the park first opened. They also needed to replace the irrigation system, which had been destroyed. They’re also doing a lot of electric work and putting up a new front gate. It’s very extensive work that has to be done and Parks was waiting on FEMA money to do it, which is why it just started last year,” O’Mealy said. “It’s taking a while, but I think it’s going to come back better than ever. The lighting will be improved, the sprinklers will be working again, and everything will be put back the way it was before. It’s going to be much improved and well worth the wait, we hope.”

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told your readers about the five drownings in the Rockaways. It had a lot to do with rip currents. Now, Long Beach has that also, but it starts out past the jetties. And you talk about our sand being washed away. Both of those problems could be fixed if the Army Corps of Engineers put jetties in place, instead of putting new sand on the beach. Jetties would help stop eroThumbs Up for sion and it would help with Sandpiper the rip currents. It would cut it down a lot. There would be Dear Editor: I love the new park on Beach a lot less drownings that you 107th Street. I only wished it can write about. Alan Marrell opened in the beginning of the summer as predicted. I Seeking Closure never felt safe taking my son Dear Editor: to the park at Waterside, but On August 14, Governor I did it because there weren’t better options. My little boy Cuomo signed a bill called has thoroughly enjoyed the The New York Child Victims new park and I myself love the Act. What is The New York layout, the open venue, the Child Victims Act? It provides a one-year window for colors and the location. Melissa Echevarría filing old civil claims for sexual abuse in New York with no Jetty Benefits age or time limit. Why am I writing about the Dear Editor: In the August 15 issue, you New York Child Victim Act?

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I am a victim, and I’m taking action to seek final closure. During the spring and summer of 1972 at the age of nine years old, I was sexually assaulted multiple times by a priest at St. Rose of Lima Church in Rockaway Beach. I spoke out about this sexual abuse over 40 years ago and in 2004 was scheduled to testify against the man who victimized me before he pled guilty to victimizing others in the 1970s. As hard as it is to do, I encourage any and all other victims to find closure, to come forward and seek justice with me. I encourage any and all victims on the peninsula to come forward and seek the closure that I am seeking. The closure that we deserve. These horrible acts towards children were and are not limited to Catholic institutions on the peninsula. Sexual predators do not care about race, color or creed. They do not care about what sport is being played. They do not care weather a school is

The Rockaway Times public or private. They do not care if you were a Sea Scout, Boy Scout or Girl Scout. If you or anyone you know is a victim of a sexual predator, please encourage them to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Or, if anyone would like to contact me directly to talk, please totally feel free (516-509-8957). John Cori Gillibrand Paid a Visit Dear Editor: Senator Gillibrand, shortly after becoming our Senator, danced on the Beach Channel High School stage with the M.C. of the DooWop Concert, during the concert. Senator Schumer, while campaigning to become Senator, was seen "glad handing" in Waldbaums (off Beach 116 Street), in 1986. I discussed pending legislation. I was against with him. (Weiner was with him!) Richard Berger Continued on page 14


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WE GET EMAIL Continued from Page 12 Dreaming of LI Dear Editor: Since moving to Rockaway some 20+ years ago and working in Queens, I've noticed the resistance to acknowledge that Queens is on Long Island. Several times on the bus from work, I would be asked why I was on the bus. "Don't you live on Long Island?" My reply was always, " I do live on Long Island. I'm from Rockaway." The Queens residents all looked puzzled. A co-worker gently chided me that I wasn't "from" Rockaway, I live in Rockaway. When I asked where he was from and he replied Brooklyn, I was happy to quip back that he was also "from" Long Island. For the record, in the 55+ crowd (then 35+), I've only known one person from [born in] Rockaway. The subject of Long Island has been stoop banter with friends and neighbors occa-

sionally over the years. However it starts, part of the argument against my declaration is repeatedly taxes. Queens pays New York City taxes they say. I said taxes are relevant to county and state, not geographical location. I tried giving different examples to support this like, if the state of New York sold Suffolk County to Connecticut on Tuesday, on Wednesday it would still be on Long Island. It didn't work. Recently a conversation was still going on over my shoulder as I walked away for the night. I entered my house shaking my head and laughing that I'd been having the Long Island conversation again. And then it struck me. AHA!!!! I grabbed my map of Long Island (a large, detailed paper version for those 55 and under) and returned to the scene of the debate, sure that this physical proof was going to settle it once and for all. It didn't work.

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Not Forgotten, Forgotten Dear Editor: On August 28, 2017, I was 77, on August 28 of 2018 was 78, on August 28 of 2019, I was 79. I know this to be true because it’s in The Rockaway Times. It looks like on August 28 of every year, I have a birthday. This community service posting has not generated one single birthday card, not to mention a $1 lotto ticket, nothing, zilch. Therefore, I know space is at a premium at the Rockaway Times and after great consideration I would like to make the date of August 28 available to someone that does not care about birthday cards or lotto tickets. My wife and I love The Rockaway Times and look forward to Thursdays here in Rockaway and the online issue when down in Naples. Thanks. “God Bless America and The Rockaway Times!” Dennis Cummins

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From The RWA SHORE CORPS 2019 By Eden Chan and Melina Chin, Shore Corps Team Leaders

The high school interns in Rockaway Waterfront Alliance’s (RWA) Shore Corps program worked hard and played hard all summer! Throughout the six-week summer program, participants were assigned to a wide variety of different jobs in the community. For example, some participants worked with the NYC Campaign Finance Board to register voters, and others worked with the National Audubon Society, raising awareness about the endangered piping plovers. Other participants spent the summer working with local Rockaway restaurants (Breezy’s BBQ,

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Cryptocurrencies Are Coming By Gille Ann Rabbin, Esq., CIPP/US

A cryptocurrency is a virtual currency intended to function the way a traditional currency like the U.S. dollar does: as a medium of exchange. But unlike traditional currencies, a cryptocurrency isn’t under the governance of a bank or government. The most popular cyptocurrency is Bitcoin, which records transactions anonymously in a public blockchain database that includes all transactions that occur, and which is maintained by a decentralized network of computers. These computers, called “miners” or “validators,” use cryptography to verify and add new transactions. The cryptography used makes the blockchain database extraordinarily difficult (although not impossible) to tamper with or modify. Cryptocurrencies have their problems, significantly, volatility. In January 2017, the price of

a bitcoin was around $900; in December 2017, it spiked to over $16,000; in February of 2019, it was around $3,400; in August 2019, almost $13,000. In contrast, the value of the dollar rises or falls dependent upon inflation, which has been relatively tame over the past ten years. Furthermore, transacting in cryptocurrency is relatively slow. A major credit card company can complete 24,000 transactions per second; bitcoin miners, only three to seven transactions. Additionally, cryptocurrencies are not regulated (generally with the exception of some states’ registration or licensing requirements), making them potentially useful for money laundering or other criminality. (Bitcoin was the official currency of the Silk Road.) Regulation could tackle these issues, thereby encouraging good conduct by industry players, consumer trust, and price stability. Furthermore, given their volatility, cryptocurrencies present liquidity problems because in-

vestors can’t easily convert them into cash without exposure to drops in value. Recently the media reported that Facebook plans to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra. Libra is different than other cryptocurrencies. To introduce greater price stability than is inherent in Bitcoin, Libra is designed to be a “stablecoin,” a digital currency backed by fiat currencies and securities. Also, unlike Bitcoin, Libra will be reserved, meaning that every Libra will be backed by an asset, similar to the old gold standard idea. Additionally, Libra will use a nonpublic, “permissioned” blockchain managed by a group of “trusted parties,” a consortium called the Libra Association. This means that not everybody will be able to transact in Libra. In contrast, Bitcoin’s public blockchain ledger can be accessed by anyone with special hardware and internet access. The Libra Association will provide management and the initial

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Everyone knows to come to Rockaway, even the French! Owen Loof, the “Best Dressed Man in Rockaway,� was doing the second thing he knows best—dancing—at Caracas on Friday, August 31, as the Graytrippers rocked the concession. Loof dazzled one of the visitors who came all the way from France to explore New York and pay one of its beaches a visit.

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$2.5M CALL SUSAN 347 260 3891

BELLE HARBOR BEACH BLOCK ONE FAMILY

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

CALL KATE TO SCHEDULE APPT. 917 680ďšş8051 REDUCED PRICE $895,000

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HIďšşRANCH LEGAL TWO FAMILY 9HU\ZHOOPDLQWDLQHG7KUHHEHGURRPRYHU three. Lovely grounds, private and fenced, one car garage and driveway offers ample parking. LISTED: $990,000 COMMERCIAL SPACE PROFESSIONAL OFFICE VTIWODUJHRIĂ€FHVDQGUHFHSWLRQDUHDSOXVKDQGLFDS accessible bathroom. Utilities included, parking available. Call Susan 347 260 3891 ............................................................ $2500

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SAVE THIS DATE FOR NEW EXCLUSIVE BEACH BLOCK OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22 12-2PM GRAND ORIGINAL NEPONSIT BEACH HOME ;VTIW %HGURRPVSOXVRIÀFH%DWKV2YHUVL]HG rooms, formal entrance, living room has ÀUHSODFHIRUPDOGLQQLQJURRPKXJHNLWFKHQ den, guest room, closets galore, master EHGURRPZLWKIXOOEDWKSDUTXHWà RRUV/RQJ SULYDWHGULYHZD\FDUV/RYHO\JURXQGVIURQW porch, terrace, large yard for entertaining. Full Finished Basement has additional bedroom & bathroom and private separate HQWUDQFH*XHVWTXDUWHUVZDGGLWLRQDO bedroom and bath. Two car garage. CALL SUSAN FOR MORE DETAILS: 347 260 3891............................$2.300,000

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120’s One bedroom, parking, use of yard, all utilities included. Call for details Call Susan 347 260 3891...............................$1800 BELLE HARBOR. PRIME LOCATION Center hall, large living room, formal dining room, den, small kitchen, 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, lovely porch and grounds. Call for more details‌Available 10/1. Call Susan 347 260 3891...............................$4000

APARTMENTS ONE BEDROOM 119 No pets, pay $100 for parking, pay electric, heat is included ...............................................................$1500 120’s Adorable attic unit, parking extra, all utilities included. Call Susan 347 260 3891................................$1500 TWO BEDROOM 120’s Living room & dining room combo, bath, terrace, W/D, parking, pay all utilities. Call Susan 347 260 3891................................$2000 130’s LARGE rooms, carpet in bedrooms, hardwood oor in living room lots of closets , terrace. storage for bike, use of yard to BBQ No pets. pay gas & electric, Heat is included Call Susan 347 260 3891................................$2200 THREE BEDROOM 140’s Grand and newly renovated to perfection. 2 bath, large rooms, huge living room, EIK, terrace, W/D hook up, share yard, parking................................$3900 140’s A MUST SEE‌PERFECTION AND SPACE, huge living and dining room, EIK, 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, share yard, terrace, extra rooms in basement. Call Geri 917 751 8476.....................................$4000 120’s Beach Block, Gorgeous. 2 bath, washer/dryer. Large deck and terrace with ocean views. Parking. Pay gas, heat inc. Call Susan 347 260 3891................................$3200 120’s STEPS TO BEACH, 1.5 baths, terrace, pay gas & electric, heat and parking included.

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Charming One family 40 x 100, 4 bedroom, EDWKVIXOOĂ€QLVKHG basement, beautiful yard with pool and cabana, long driveway.

$1,150,000 CALL: SUSAN 347 260 3891

120’s BEACH BLOCK, GRAND BEST OF THE BEST NEWLY RENOVATED OCEANVIEWS, front porch, feels like house, not apartment, duplex, great for entertaining, w/d, pay gas & electric, heat included. Call Susan 347 260 3891................................$3200 RP 2bath open oor plan,Hardwood oors throughout. Use of yard, storage space in garage, Parking spot. Pet ok. Waterside School District. Walk to Beach, Ferry and Shops Pay all utilities. Call Susan 347 260 3891............................... $2250

HOUSE RENTAL Belle Harbor — 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood oors, lovely yard. Parking Call Susan 347 260 3891................................$4000

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

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

This breathtaking Atlantic ocean coastal retreat is impressive yet livable with 5 bedrooms, each with its own private ocean view balcony and 4 and a half luxurious baths. A grand entrance with Calcatta marble steps and strikingly beautiful iron staircase leads into exceptional and generous gathering rooms, a custom chef’s kitchen with Italian handcrafted cabinetry and French doors that open to a south facing sun deck. The home has an indoor spa with sauna, steam room, invigorating hydrostatic pressure heated pool and jacuzzi, a wine cellar, a billiards room and an elevator to easily access every oor of living space including the massive rooftop deck with incredible sweeping ocean views.

BELLE HARBOR Price Reduced! E D porch, LargeP Tfront high LR C E ceilings, replace, HW ACwith oors, 6 BR's, 3 full R FE baths, large bsmt F O and long pvt drive. $1,299,000

BELLE HARBOR Head Towards the Beach!T C Mother/ R A Daughter T features 4BR, 3 bath, N oors, high COHW R ceilings, spacious living room/dining room, DE N terrace and detached U garage. $899,000

FAR ROCKAWAY Legal 3 Family C T LEGALR A3 FAMILY ON CORNER OF N TTHE This victorian COSEAGIRT! R o ers a spacious lot E size, private parking & D each apt. has 2BR's 1 UN bath. $550,000

BRAND NEW TO MARKET! Rockaway Beach T C 2BR Spacious RA T apartment N terrace with and COprivate R ocean views from E EVERY window! Call D today! $325,000 UN

UPPER BELLE HARBOR Priced to Sell - 60’x100’ T ACplan with Open Roor T 4BR, N 2.5 baths, stone CO replace, spacious dining R area and kitchen. HW oors, granite counters DE N and master en suite. U Private drive. $999,000

ARVERNE BY THE SEA Price Just Reduced! T ACopen oor Sun Rlled T plan, 3 BR's including N master suite, COhuge R 2.5 baths loads of E upgrades and large D ocean view roof top UN deck. $899,000

ARVERNE CONDO

BRAND NEW TO MARKET Oceanfront 2 Bedrooms! This 6th oor unit has amazing hes! Sunny kitchen, Hunter Douglas plantation shutters, quartz counters, shaker cabinets and copper s. $540,000

NEPONSIT Beautiful Reverse Floor Plan T AC ocean Spectacular R views N T in the areas COwhere you'll spend the R most time. 3BR, 3.5 baths, open oor plan, DE N n. bsmt and parking U for 8. $999,000

BELLE HARBOR

Brand New to MarketC T First RoorA2 BR, 1 bath. Upper N T level has 2 BR, 1 with radiant heat. CObath R Master BR with Juliette E balcony. Finished D bsmt. and a private UN garage. $819,000

CALLING ALL SURFERS!

ROCKAWAY PARK Mint Condition Beachfront Condo Spacious, bright and airy best describe this mint condition beachfront condo in the strikingly contemporary Seavon building. $399,000

BELLE HARBOR Located One Block from the Beach! T AC sq. ft., Over 2,800 R Owners N T unit has 3 BR's, CO3 full baths, high R ceilings and bsmt. 2BR D E ground oor rental. N Long private driveway. U $949,000

BELLE HARBOR High End Finishes T AC 2 bath, ElegantR2BR, T cathedral ceilings, N Mahogany COskylights, R wood oors, Granite D E counters. Full n N bsmt w/ BR. Private U garage. $649,000

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1st Home from the BeachT C Steps RtoAsurfer beach T and the famous N CORockaway Boardwalk. R Premier 3BR 2 bath, private backyard, DE N laundry room and U garage. $549,000

Wateredge Condo C T Check out R Athis fabulous, Tcondition mint condo N steps to the COliterally R water. There's room for your family and friends DE N with 3BR, 2 bath plus 2 U car parking. $495,000

Spectacular Water ViewsC T Ahome has This 3BR T R beautifully everything, N COrenovated kitchen, R expansive bi-level Trex E back deck. Launch your D boat or kayak from your UN home. $439,000

ROCKAWAY BEACH Tax Abated Til 2022 C T Beautifully R A upgraded Twell and maintained N CO2 BR condo featuring R a beautiful den/ DE o ce space with barn N doors. Pet friendly U

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Ocean View C T 5th R oor,A 1BR condo T an ocean view with N COterrace! A deeded R parking spot in the E D gated lot is included and LOW monthly UN charges. $239,000

Comes with Parking C T A1 bedroom, Spacious T Rwith bay views terrace N COand walking distance R to the beach. Assigned E D deeded parking spot in the gated lot. UN $239,000

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ROCKAWAY PARK 3 Bedroom Oceanfront Condo Breathtaking views of the glistening Ocean, boardwalk and beach, to the NY city skyline. Contemporary and stylish, oor to ceiling windows. $699,000

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From imported mosaic tiled oors, Venetian plaster walls, Sergio Sogolof hand painted murals, gold and silver leaf domed ceilings, delicately gilded replace and antique chandeliers curated from all over the world, every room in this exquisite home is a study in European re nement and elegance, combined with contemporary comfort.

BELLE HARBOR

Legal 2 Family - 60' x 100'T ACairy 6BR Bright Rand T home N retains its COoriginal charm with R deep crown moldings, DE gorgeous french doors, N large stained glass U window. $1,300,000

ARVERNE BY THE SEA Brand New Home - Ocean Views! CT CustomR A built, never lived N Tin, 5 BR’s, 3 Baths, COluxurious ocean view R master suite with a D E spacious rooftop ocean N view deck. Tax abated U until 2034. $929,000

ROCKAWAY BEACH Penthouse Condo D E SpaciousT3BR P HW duplex with E C master suiteoors, w/ AClarge R amazing ocean views, E comes with parking F spot. $599,000 OF

ROCKAWAY PARK Oceanfront ApartmentC T A bright and Exceptional T 2RBR with tons sunny N COof windows, Huge R LR with HW oors E and sliders to your D own private balcony. UN $429,000

BELLE HARBOR Units are Selling Out Fast CT SpaciousR A2BR, HW oors N Tthroughout and COa new kitchen was just R installed. This building D E has undergone major N renovations Don't miss U out! $185,000


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

6 Year Member

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

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

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You'll love this 2 story 4/5 BR home located steps from the Beach! Desirable open floor plan with loads of updrades! In-ground salt water heated swimming pool, outdoor shower, brand new pavers, detached garage, 2 PRIVATE driveways, new windows, wood burning fireplace, 3 zone central air and heating plus an in-law suite with private entrance. $2,199,000

Looking for a turn key home? Well, we have it! Call us today to see this immaculate and stunning 100' x 60' corner property. This home defintely has it all, 3BR's (2 are master suites), HW floors, central air, radiant heat, in-ground heated pool, garage private parking, terrace, finished basement and much more. $1,450,000

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Belle Harbor - First Time Showing!

6907 Coral Reef Way - $895,000 344 Beach 149th Street - $749,000 Legal two family, owner's unit is 3BR, 2.5 baths, large Motivated seller! Sweet 3BR home recently renovated backyard, garage and private parking. 2 BR rental with a finished basement, cozy front porch, private apartment for a guaranteed income. First Showing! garage and parking. Present All Offers!

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FIRST SHOWING  SEPTEMBER 15th

514 Beach 22nd Street - $549,000 Completely renovated 2BR, 2 bath over 2BR, 2 bath, updated granite kitchens, new SS appliances and HW floors. Private parking! Great Investment!

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Belle Harbor Beach Block - $1,395,000 Large Corner 42' x 100'! - $625,000 Delightful 4BR, 3 bath home offers casual ambiance Legal two family on a 42X100, owner has a 3BR, large and an enviable lifestyle. Situated just 4 homes from LR/DR combo with loads of closets and stand up attic. A the oceanfront, this home is a steal. Don't miss out! 2BR rental,W/D hookup ideal for any tenant.      Rentals     

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Water Views - $585,000 Renovated 3BR, 2 bath w/ radiant heat floors, beautifully updated kitchen & open floor plan. Spacious deck overlooking Jamaica Bay.

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128th: Gorgeous beach block, brand new studio with parking and gas included (LJ). . . . . . . . . . $1,300

100th: Spacious 3BR, 2BA apt with HW floors, shared backyard and parking (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,300

125th: Beach block well maintained 1BR, 1BA apt with HW floors (AD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,550

102nd: Fully renovated 3BR, 2BA apt with HW floors, SS appliances and balcony (TB) . . . . . . . . . $2,350

80th: Spacious 1BR, 1BA condo unit with ocean view terrace (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,600 121st: 3rd floor walk up, 1BR apartment with 2 bathrooms and plenty of storage (CB) . . . . . . . . . $1,600

137th: Spacious 2BR, 1BA apt with HW floors, SS appliances and balcony (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,400 91st: 3BR, 2BA 2nd floor apt with SS appliances and W/D (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,600

95th: 3rd floor 1BR, 1BA apt in private home. Quiet and clean, heat included (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,600 Broad Channel: 3BR, 2BA house rental on the canal (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,800 129th: 2BR, 1BA apartment with updated kitchen and bath (CB). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,700 125th: 1BR, 1BA third floor apt with HW floors and W/D (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,700 116th: Renovated 3rd floor 3BR, 1BA apt with updated kitchen and terrace (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,000

Broad Channel: 3BR, 2BA home with radiant heat floors and Kenmore elite appliances (CB) . . . . $2,800 118th: Spacious 4BR, 2BA renovated apt with parking, laundry and central air (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . $2,950

80th: Spacious and updated 2BR, 1BA condo unit with laundry in building (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,100

Upper East Side: Fully furnished 1BR, 1BA apt with fantastic 30th floor views (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,975

98th: 3BR, 2BA apt with SS appliances, storage and ocean views (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,200

140th: Renovated 3BR, 2BA in 2 family home with shared yard and parking (AD). . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,900

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

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6513 Seaspray Ave. · $975,000 Huge 2-family steps from the beach in the Dunes Section of ABTS. ! Freeport model with roof terrace D L that features ocean views, a half SO bath & kitchenette. This house is completely upgraded from A to Z. The cleanest and finest home we've ever listed in the area. Listed exclusively by Associate Broker Alice O'Connor.

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$165K Rockaway Beach 3bd/2ba — $2,450 1bd/1ba w/ balcony, ocean views – $1,600

130 Beach 121st St. #1G · Asking $185k Large renovated 2-room studio with ocean views, private terrace and 7 windows that provide plenty of natural light. Located in an oceanfront boutique building in Rockaway Park, this modern unit features hardwood flooring throughout, updated kitchen and bathroom and a separate bedroom. The new owner of this fantastic apartment will be able to step right onto the boardwalk/beach from the building and take advantage of the building's updated showers and restrooms for its residents. The building also features a modern laundry room, updated lobby and as well as video security throughout the property. Thanks to its location in booming Rockaway, this apartment would be perfect as a year round home, weekend getaway or seasonal beach house. Listed exclusively by Susan Natale.

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111-02/04 Rockaway Beach Blvd

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

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Rockaway Park 3bd/1ba – $2,200 2bd/2ba bungalow – $1,950

2bd/1ba — $1,800 3bd/2ba w/ patio, roof terrace, parking - $3,100 2bd/1ba w/ ocean view terrace – $2,300

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By Peter Galvin, MD

Aging Well A few months ago, Dr. William Frishman, the Dean of Medicine at my former medical school, NY Medical College, wrote a column about aging that I would like to share with you. More and more people are living to their predicted life spans and achieving advanced old age. This is especially true in the U.S. and Japan. Dr. Frishman listed 10 factors that accounted for people living to their genetically determined life-span. The first factor is genetics. A genetic basis for old age has always been present and, throughout history, people have had a maximal life span of about 120 years. Certain mark-

ers may predict old age such as elevations in HDL (“good” cholesterol) and family histories of longevity. Factor #2 is advances in antibiotics, public health, and vaccines. Efforts to improve water and air quality, vaccines, and antibiotics have gone a long way toward reducing infectious diseases as a cause of death, especially in children. Next is advances in the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease. This includes better treatment for hypertension, lipid disorders, and smoking, all of which, if untreated, can lead to early heart disease and

death. Factor #4 is advances in surgery including better treatment of appendicitis, long bone fractures, coronary artery disease, and cardiac arrhythmias. Dr. Frishman’s fifth factor is eliminating or moderating high-risk behaviors. This is an individual factor and includes modification or elimination of high-risk factors such as cigarette smoking, drug addiction, excessive alcohol consumption, riding a motorcycle, and reckless or impaired driving. Addressing these factors reduces the incidence of premature death, allowing more people to reach their true life-span. The next factor is family and social support. One doesn’t make it to old age without support from friends and family. As families move apart from each other, more older parents require custodial care in specialized facilities, where outcomes are not always favorable and where older people placed in these facilities may not achieve their true old age. The next factor is eliminating war and poverty. Too many young people

Page 27 have been killed early in life in wars. Sustained peace is a secret to long life. Factor #8 is luck, or if you prefer, divine intervention. Doctors know that a patient’s belief in God will make a difference in their recovery. Over the years I have personally witnessed events in medicine that cannot be explained save for the existence of divine intervention. The next factor is developing healthy habits such as regular exercise, healthy nutrition, flossing your teeth, and maintaining a proper weight. Finally, cultivating optimism in life is important. An optimistic attitude provides a survival advantage over pessimism. Helping depressed patients become more optimistic may prevent hopelessness, which may lead to drug addiction and suicide. Dr. Frishman is quick to point out that he is not promising immortality, as every living thing eventually dies. But he is pointing out ways to help people find out how to achieve their natural life span. Questions and comments may be sent to editor@rockawaytimes.com.

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Goodbye Summer Labor Day Weekend did not disappoint with the beautiful beach weather, clean water, great people and a school of dolphins. The entire summer was extraordinary in so many ways. My intention was to be present and enjoy my family and friends. September is finally here and it can be the most beautiful month in the Rockaways with necessary quiet time. It can always be stressful and cause anxiety for many people going through changes such as jobs, school, relocating, etc. Do your best to welcome them all. Some good, some not so good. Face your fears and leave your anxieties behind. In the end, we must accept the constant changes in life. Embrace life for today. Beach yoga was once again one of the big highlights of my summer. Honestly, every year I say to myself, “maybe I should

take a break and have Saturdays off,” but the truth is I absolutely love teaching to this very special group of people from all walks of life. It’s been nine years teaching basic yoga every Saturday to the most amazing group of human beings. Everyone is so grateful and easy going. I love hearing all the stories and becoming part of their journey. When they come to yoga, they are looking for peace and serenity. I try to be very aware of some of their struggles and do my best to offer a balanced practice encouraging healing. It is an honor and pleasure to have this opportunity from the Parks Department to offer free yoga on the beach. When I first started teaching beach yoga, I did not have a lot of experience but the students were always kind and understanding. Mostly, I would teach to the new students wanting them to understand how yoga could help connect you to your body and mind. At times it would be difficult to teach 100 students and not be able to help

them more with body alignment. But truly grace is the highest alignment and being in nature, they are able to feel the power of their higher self. It is quite an uplifting experience for me as a teacher and a privilege to offer this practice. I always walk away in awe of the amazing students who are always so appreciative. For everyone out there who ventured out to beach yoga, thank you. Thank you for your presence and support. It has been an awesome experience. Teaching back at the studio is always a place of ease. It is home. We have lots of props and I can clearly see everyone in the room. If you have never been to Ocean Bliss Yoga Studio, you must try a class. We have a very special place in the Belle Harbor Yacht Club on the third floor. It’s heaven on earth for all who enter. We are blessed to share this space and we welcome all levels. Our classes are diverse and the advanced student is usually the gentle student who moves slowly with a keen awareness. I

believe it is important to have a balanced body and mind. Our bodies have so many complexities and with every contraction, we need lengthening of our muscles. The more I practice yoga, the more I want to learn about every aspect of the practice. We are all students for life. Breathwork takes priority in most classes. Moving the body in an organic motion using your breath is of utmost importance. Keep moving even if it’s only your fingers or toes. Let your breath initiate any movement. Let the conversation between your body and mind begin with your breath. I can guarantee you positive changes will happen for you and everyone around you. Whatever you are feeling inside is projected outwards. Positive energy is contagious. Share your happiness with someone who needs it. We are forever in service to our community. May you be happy, may you be healthy, may you be free of suffering and may you live with ease. Namaste.

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Breezy Remembers 9/11 Breezy Point will hold a series of ways to commemorate the 18th anniversary of September 11, 2001. From a run, to a paddle out, a Mass and ceremonies, Breezy Point will show that they can never forget. The community will begin its remembrance ceremonies on Saturday, September 7, starting with the 4th Annual 9/11 Remembrance Race. This 5K run/walk goes from the Roxbury 9/11 Memorial to the Breezy Point Memorial and culminates in an after-party at the Breezy Point ball field featuring the Hell or High Water band, rides, food, drinks, an award ceremony and more. The race starts at 10 a.m. and the party starts at noon. This event helps to raise money for the upkeep of the Roxbury and Breezy Point 9/11 Memorials. With this comes registration fees of $35 for adults, $15 for those under 21, plus fees if you just want to participate

in the after-party. To register for the race, head to www. bpremembers911.com. On Tuesday, September 11, Breezy Point and Roxbury will have their own memorial ceremonies. There will be a memorial at the Breezy Point 9/11 Steel Cross at 8:30 a.m. Then at 10:28 a.m., the time the north tower collapsed, AmpSurf will participate in the 9/11 National Paddle Out. This will take place on the bay by the Breezy Point memorial. Participants can register for this event at ampsurf.org. The $50 fee includes a commemorate 9/11 paddle out t-shirt. There will also be a memorial Mass at the Roxbury 9/11 Memorial at 6 p.m. In the event of rain, the Mass will be held at St. Genevieve’s Church. Please note that Breezy Point and Roxbury are private communities, so if you are not a resident, you must be invited by a friend or family member to all events except for the run.

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Friday, September 6, 8 p.m. STARGAZING Floyd Bennet Field Community Gardens Join the Brooklyn Amateur Astronomers Association for stargazing. This program is canceled if overcast. Saturday, September 7, 8:30 a.m. BODYSURF CONTEST Beach 84th Street Got bodysurfing skills? Put them to the test at the annual contest. Sign up starts at 8:30 a.m., contest starts at 10 a.m. Prizes for the winners. $35 to enter. Saturday, September 7, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 3 ON 3 BY THE SEA St. Francis de Sales Courts Remember Clare Droesch with some 3 on 3 basketball. Free youth clinic for grades 10 and under at 9 a.m., followed by games by grade. Plus DJs, raffles and more. $50 per player. Register up to 30 mins before game time.

10 a.m. BREEZY 9/11 REMEMBRANCE RUN Roxbury to Breezy Memorials Help remember those who died on 9/11 by participating in the Breezy Point 9/11 Memorial 5k fun run. After-party at the ball field with live music, rides, food and more. To register, head to www.bpremembers911.com Saturday, September 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. E-WASTE RECYLING EVENT St. Camillus 99-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard Dispose of your e-waste, such as non-working computers, monitors, printers/scanners, keyboards, mice, cables, TVs, VCRs & DVD players, phones, audio/ visual equipment, cell phones and PDAs. Sunday, September 8, 8 a.m. RICHIE ALLEN SURF CLASSIC Beach 91st Street Celebrate the life of 9/11 firefighter Richie Allen doing what he loved—surfing. Kids surf contests begin at 9 a.m., Sign-up at 8 a.m. DJ, food, drinks, prizes and more. Sunday, September 8, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Monday, September 9, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, September 14, LBRB MEETING 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Rockaway Retreat House HONEYFEST 164 Beach 91st Street Beach 106th Concession All are welcome to meet with Enjoy all things honey. Buy honthe Ladies of Business Rockaway ey, watch demonstrations, enjoy a Beach to discuss issues impacting tasting contest and more. female businesswomen. Saturday, September 21, 12 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, 7:15 p.m. POSEIDON’S PARADE COMMUNITY BOARD 14 Beach 106th to 94th Boardwalk MEETING Wear your best nautical garb and Knights of Columbus participate or watch from the Welcome back to the first CB14 sidelines! Head to Poseidonsparmeeting after the summer hiatus. ade.com to register. Wednesday, September 11, 8:30 a.m. 9/11 MEMORIAL CEREMONY Tribute Park Beach 116th Gather at Tribute Park to for the reading of the names of locals who died on 9/11, music and more. Thursday, September 12, 6:30 p.m. NYPD NYCHA MEETING

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

Back-to-School Tips for Parents and Teachers It’s that time much anticipated, yet daunting time again—not just for children and parents— but teachers, therapists, school administrators, paraprofessionals and other special-needs personnel. BACK TO SCHOOL! It’s a time when the transition from summertime freedom at home to being thrust into a host of changes in a new classroom brings up challenges for students, and we all feel it. Thankfully, while researching on how parents and their children can prepare for the new school year, I came across a gem of an article on autismawarenesscentre.com, authored by special-education veteran, Leslie Broun, M.Ed., titled, “Back to School Tips for Parents and Teachers.” I extracted three tips that I thought would be helpful to not just children and parents, but our dedicated school personnel tirelessly toiling every day in the field. 1—About Your Child Parents: Provide the teacher with as much information about your child with regard to his or her likes and dislikes, previously successful strategies, sensory sensitivities, favorite shows, pets, family members, history of communication skills and preferred activities. It can be particularly useful if you prepare an organized document that the teacher can keep and refer to as necessary. Teachers: Although time consuming, for students who are identified as having special learning needs, it is critical to read their school records. You need to know the

student’s history. Read all psychological and occupational therapy assessments making particular note of the most recent recommendations. Discuss with parents and incorporate them into the student’s program where possible. Also, spend time with your student to build a positive interaction pattern and build understanding of the teacher/student nature of your relationship. 2—Home/School Communication Parents: How information is shared between school and home is an important issue. As parents, you need to determine what kind of format works for you. Note that teachers and paraprofessionals cannot spend a long time writing down everything that occurred during the day. If there is a format that was previously successful and answered your needs, share it with your child’s new teacher. Pictures are also very helpful. Teachers can use this information as a basis for conversation and communication skill development with the student. If you have concerns or you think that there is an area of difficulty, do not write about it in the communication book. Call the teacher. What we write can often be misinterpreted or blown out of proportion. Teachers: It is always helpful to keep in mind that a student with autism who has limited verbal skills or is non-verbal cannot tell their parents about their day. The communication book is their voice.

Ideally, it is wonderful when we can involve the student in the home/school communication process as part of their literacy program. This may be with pictures or symbols or the printed word. With time and a consistent approach, this may increase the student’s awareness of the need to communicate information about their day to their family. Do not be overly sensitive if you receive written communication from a parent that appears to be aggressive, troubled or that suggests wrong-doing. That parent may be very stressed. Call the parent. When Something Happens Parents: If you are upset about a particular event or aspect of your child’s program, talk to the teacher about it. The first line of communication should always be the teacher. The teacher will probably not be able to talk on the phone during school hours. Make an appointment to talk after school. Cool off, jot down your concerns and be ready to listen.

Page 33 Teachers: If a parent is upset about something that has happened at school or there is an area of concern, be prepared to spend the time to discuss the issue. It is crucially important to maintain a good relationship and very often this kind of discussion yields a positive and constructive result. Be a good listener. The goal of this kind of discussion is to improve the child’s situation and to maintain an ongoing good relationship between home and school. Both parties must be careful not to jump to conclusions or have preconceived notions about what the other is thinking, feeling or doing. I hope the above is helpful to parents and school personnel easing in to the 2019-2020 school year. Share your thoughts by emailing ourartisticchild@outlook. com or check out Rockaway Beach Autism Families (RBAF) Facebook page. Join us in “Turning the tide for our autism community, one wave at a time.”

4th Annual Rockaway Beach Bodysurf Contest Set for Saturday This Saturday, September 7 is the 4th Annual Rockaway Beach Bodysurf Contest, and up to 72 bodysurfers will be gathering to not just claim the biggest wave, but bragging rights of winning this year’s gnarly event, hosted by Rockaway Beach Bodysurf Underground (RBBU). The bodysurfing event will be at "The Box" on Beach 84th Street's east jetty. Though registration is closed, spectators are welcome to come out and show their support. Sign in begins at 8:30 a.m. The contest officially kicks off at 10 a.m. According to a RBBU post on Instagram: “We have secured all necessary NYC Parks and NYPD permits for the event, so to cover the added costs, it was necessary to raise this year's entry fee to $35.” All regis-

tered participants get a contest t-shirt and a bodacious time competing with fellow bodysurfers. Co-supporters of the event include Noah and Patagonia. After the contest, the after-party and awards ceremony will be held at Rippers, Beach 86th Boardwalk Concession. This will not be one to miss as surf-riding band, Supertones, will be on the entertainment lineup treating the crowd to their last jam of the season. For further information, check out RBBU on Instagram.

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Broad Channel Put in the Work for Labor Day Labor Day ended with a bang in Broad Channel. Broad Channel residents surely outdid themselves at their annual Labor Day parade featuring floats, costumes, music and more. On Monday, September 2, the weather cleared up enough for the Broad Channel parade to go off without a hitch, which was lucky for all as participants put in a lot of

hard work into their ideas this year. There was everything from a Stranger Things float to the 50th anniversary of Woodstock to a tribute to popular song, “Old Country Road.” After marching down Cross Bay Blvd., everyone gathered at the BCAC field to enjoy a fun-filled time with a DJ, rides, food and more. Photos by Lauren Hawk.

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Letters, we get letters. Reader Richard asked us a darn good question and we had to stop and do some research to answer him. Richard wrote: Dear Bob & Sandy: In your August 22 column in The Rockaway Times, regarding items restricted the

TSA will confiscate, a question was raised. I am one of many people who use a C-Pap (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine). The device uses distilled water to humidify the air breathed by the patient. My experiences are that the smallest distilled water containers are gallon bottles. Sterile water comes in 500 milliliter bottles. Before the current regulations, I was able to carry a sealed 500 milliliter bottle along with my C-Pap machine in a bag noting that it contained medical equipment. I consider that water to be a medical necessity. My question is: considering the stringent rules regarding the total amounts of liquid air passengers can carry, can I transport one small factory-sealed bottle of sterile water or would TSA seize it, thus

forcing me to use tap water of whatever country I’d be vacationing in? I would dispose of both the bottle and leftover contents on the return before heading to the airport. Richard, that was a terrific question and one we should have addressed. To make sure that we were correct, we contacted several airlines to de-

termine what the policy for carrying such liquids was. Almost unanimously the answer was the same. We found out the hard way that even though a liquid item may be in a factory sealed container, you are going to lose it. That happened to us with a very expensive bottle of wine. The TSA agent who confiscated it had a gleam in his eye as he placed it atop the scanner and not in the bin with other confiscated items. We were sure he had a pleasant repast at his evening meal. You can bring a C-Pap machine on board an aircraft so long as it either fits in the overhead bin or under the seat. Otherwise it must be checked at the counter. Virtually every airline had reasonable policies regarding medContinued on page 37


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ically necessary equipment and they take steps to accommodate that. Such machines as C-Pap may not be used on board the aircraft because obviously fluid must be present and that’s a no-no. The distilled or sterile water must be placed in either a separate container or within your checked luggage. Since C-Pap machines are commonly used while asleep, it should not pose a problem while in flight. Even on longer flights, such as the one we recently took from the United States to China and back, the 16 to 18 hours permit you to nap but you’ll have to do it without the C-Pap. Be aware that some airlines will require a 48-hour advance notification before coming on board with distilled water even though it is being checked with luggage. A

strong suggestion: make sure the container is secure and will not be broken, as the baggage handlers do their best to destroy whatever they are placing on or off the aircraft. To show that such things are accommodated, we included in the airlines we questioned was our least favorite, Spirit Airlines. Surprisingly, Spirit’s policy was pretty much in line with the others we spoke with. That’s a fair indicator of how the industry seeks to work with people needing medical devices. That being said, we can’t urge you more strongly to make sure you contact your individual airline well before flight time to determine its individual policy. Do not show up at the airport and expect to be accommodated, if its policy is contrary to what we’ve said here. Richard, again, thank you for a very important question and we hope that answers you. We are always open to clarifying anything we’ve written about. So don’t hesitate to write. All letters will be forwarded from the newspaper to us.

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pumps to protect your property. Keep receipts and submit them if you need to make a claim. When a hurricane is 18-36 hours away: bring loose, lightweight objects inside that could become projectiles (patio furniture, garbage cans). Cover all of your home’s windows, if possible, including using exterior grade or marine plywood. When a hurricane is 6-18 hours away: Check your TV or radio every 30 minutes for updates. Charge your cell phone now so you will have a full battery if you lose power. When a hurricane is six hours away: If you are not in an area that is recommended for evacuation, stay at home and let others know where you are. Stay away from windows; flying glass from broken windows can injure you. Turn your refrigerator or freezer to the coldest setting and open only when necessary. If you lose power, food will last longer. Check TV and radio and City websites for the latest updates.

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

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By Kami-Leigh Agard

BBQ Bob, JJ Murphy and Rockaway’s musicmeister, Simon Chardiet, step in pumping a different heat that’ll make you sweat in revelry. 92-07 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

Who cares if Labor Day has come and gone? Summer ain’t over! The heat is still on and the Rockaway Groan still rules. There’s so much to enjoy as local hot spots are forFriday, September 6 ever hopping with fabulous live 8:30 p.m. music, theater and arts, plus the Whether you’re looking to dance concessions are open for another glorious week. So stick around— or just vibe to timeless music— Decades will have something for the Rock is the place to be! everyone of all generations at Thai LIVE MUSIC: Rock. This 5-piece band will woo you as they perform your favorite Thursday, September 5 classics from the 90s, 80s, 70s, 60s 7 p.m. Tonight at Uma’s—It’s a special and 50s. 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd evening as Squid Trio featuring Chris Tedesco, Karen Buff and El Friday, September 6 Profesor Squid with guest, Nicole 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cicero, belts out a hefty treat of Head to RBQ on RBB for an squidalicious acoustic blues, roots unforgettable evening with Celtand Americana. ic-American singer/songwriter, 92-07 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Jeff Conlon, as he delivers his original lineup of rock, folk and Irish Thursday, September 5 music, plus your cherished classic 8:30 p.m. Tonight is the last night of Bun- rock covers. 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd galow Bar’s summertime series, Thursdays with Bobby Butler and Saturday, September 7 Friends. So, you definitely don’t 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. want to miss The Butler jammin’ In a dancing mood? Well, head with Joe Kenel and Friends. to La Barracuda as DJ Rhythm Se377 Beach 92nd Street lector spins all your fave old school 70s, 80s, 90s RB&, reggae, house, Friday, September 6 rap and latin beats. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Corner of Beach 97th Street and Calling all classic rock lovers! Head to the boardwalk ‘cause The Rockaway Beach Blvd Jack of Clubs will be making their Saturday, September 7 grand debut at Caracas! If Deep 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Purple, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin This Saturday afternoon, RBQ is and more are on your playlist, this is one boardwalk jam you won’t not just dishing up their always finger-lickin’ barbecue, but also Blac want to miss! Caracas, Beach 106th Boardwalk Rabbit, performing Beatles classics masterfully colored with their own Concession compositions. 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd Friday, September 6 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, September 7 Put your dancing shoes and 4 p.m. head to La Barracuda for Linda DredSurfer hosts "GAG ORDER" Lorenzo Duo’s dazzling lineup of blues, class rock and soul. Plus On The Rocks Weekend Caribbean the outdoor food garden offers Beach Party jam. Come on down sumptuous Columbian beach fare and vibe to live Caribbean entercuisine, gourmet fries from Fry So tainment, food, beer and wine. Fine and divine bbq from Beach Free! DredSurfer Beach 17th Street Bum Barbecue. Corner of Beach 97th Street and Concession Rockaway Beach Blvd. Saturday, September 7 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, September 6 Last Supertones show of the sea8 p.m. Uma’s is all about the blues as son! So, head to Rippers and let

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these surfriding dudes drop in on Fridays your senses with surf rock tubular 5 p.m. beats and guitar riffs. Join Riis’ famous Friday night Rippers, Beach 86th Boardwalk rosé flowing lobster jam with DJ Concession Shirine Saad. $30 lobster dinner includes 1 1/2 lb. lobster and sides, Saturday, September 7 corn and potatoes. Reserve at lob8:30 p.m. ster-jam.eventbrite.com. Head to Thai Rock as JJ’s Funky Bay 9 Riis Beach Park Bazaar Groove takes you down memory Sundays lane performing Fleetwood Mac’s 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. “Rumours" album in its entirety, Head to Whit’s for a hoppin’ as well as other timeless rock fajazz/beebop lunch featuring the vorites. Mike Severino Trio. 375 Beach 92nd Street 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd Saturday, September 7 SPECIAL MENTIONS 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 3 ON 3 BY THE SEA Get ready folks! Soshyne is makTOURNAMENT ing their grand debut at RBQ! Just Saturday, September 7 one warning. Get there early. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ‘Cause fans will be packing in lookJoin family, friends and fans in ing for a dose of the popular band’s remembering the life of local basclassic and psychedelic rock! ketball trailblazer and cancer war97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd rior, Clare Droesch at the annual 3 on 3 By The Sea basketball tournaSaturday, September 7 ment. Free youth clinic for grades 9 p.m. Tonight Rogers will be sizzling 10 and under at 9 a.m., followed by with the Midnight Ramblers cook- grades 3 to 4 from 10 to 11:30 p.m., 5 ing up a high energy hybrid of to 8, 12p.m. to 12:30 p.m. and high school and open division from 2 rockabilly and jump blues! p.m. to 3:30 p.m. $50 per player. 203 Beach 116th Street For non-players, $10 for adults, $5 for ages 13 and under, and children Sunday, September 8 under 6—free! Registration open 4 p.m. Head to the heart of Rockaway up to 30 minutes before game time. Beach for a squidalicious serving Plus DJs, raffles and apparel will be of acoustic blues, roots and Ameri- for sale. Cash and checks acceptcana by master music chefs, Squid ed. Checks should be made out to Trio. Where? None other than out- The Graybeards. All proceeds bendoor Rockaway Beach food oasis, efit the Clare Droesch Scholarship Fund. La Barracuda. St. Francis de Sales Courts Corner of Beach 97th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd. ARTS Saturday, September 15 Sunday, September 8 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 5 p.m. Join the Rockaway Artists AlliForgot tomorrow is Monday! Head to the BayHouse for a frolick- ance at the opening reception of ing afternoon with great food, bay ArtSplash 2018. Attendees will get views and live entertainment from the opportunity to celebrate local artists’ work in all media including the Soccer Dads. 500 Bayside Drive, Breezy Point photography, paint, sculpture, etc. The exhibit will be open Saturdays and Sundays, from September 14 Sunday, September 8 through November 10. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more info, visit:rockawaCelebrate SUNDAY KNIGHTS with the Knights of Columbus. yartistsalliance.org sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden For just $25, this event knights you with live music from The Rock-AGot info on local live music and Wades, light fare, beer and wine. art? Email: kami@rockawaytimes. Plus 50/50s and more! com 333 Beach 90th Street


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Mardi Gras Merriment in Breezy Point

Breezy knows how to party, especially when it comes to parades. On Saturday, August 31, Breezy Point kicked off Mardi Gras with the 61st Annual Breezy Point Mardi Gras Parade. From bands to floats to coordinated group routines, the creativity was flowing down Bedford Avenue in Breezy Point on Saturday. Everything for a Queen Tribute to a White Claw crew to flashbacks to the

‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and even a much-applauded Mayor Bill de Blasio dressed as a clown, the paradegoers brought claps and laughs in full force. We’ll let these pictures from Lou Romas and Suzanne Valentine tell the story. Residents made sure to decorate their homes for the occasion as friends and family joined them on front porches to witness the spectacle.

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End of Summer Fun in Roxbury By Bill Pritchet

The kids of Roxbury were kept busy this summer with a plethora of activities from swimming lessons and races, to volleyball lessons and even a kite flying day. This was the tenth year for Roxbury swimming lessons given by Kathy Kirker and family. What could be more important than children learning how to swim when they live by the water. Swimming races were brought back to Roxbury eight years ago. This year’s race winners include Michael Wheeler, Caitlyn Wheeler, Haley Printz, Emma McGorty, Ev McGorty, Eden McGorty, Ev Abel and Gracie Abel. Even the adults got in on the action. The adult win-

ners are Jim Dengler, Albert Loyola and Ed McGorty. Volleyball lessons are now in their ninth year. The children were fortunate this year to have Lynn Beruldsen Milano, a professional volleyball teacher and coach, who did amazing things with the kids. She was assisted by Erin Hvidsten, who has been teaching the kids all summer. One of our youngest volleyball players was twoyear-old Alice Bishop, who learned how to bump the volleyball. Roxbury's Kite Flying Day was a huge success aided by a strong cooperating wind. Over 85 kites filled the sky over Roxbury. Wide smiles were shown by the children and Carol Weinsheimer, our senior kite flyer, who flew

her kite for over an programs for many py and Healthy Mardi hour. One kite was so years to come. I hope Gras. See you all next high over Roxbury, you everyone had a Hap- year. could hardly see it and we thought we might be in trouble with JFK Airport. None of the above would have happened without the help of my sidekick Pat Hurley and the many volunteers that helped. I'm looking forward to continuing these

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