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The Last Class

Last St. Camillus Class Graduates Before Closure

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DA Primary Results Still Unclear By Katie McFadden

Who won the Democratic primary election for Queens District Attorney? It’s still up in the air. By late night on election day, Tuesday, June 26, Tiffany Cabán declared herself the winner with poll numbers giving her a slight lead, but Melinda Katz says it ain’t over yet and has not conceded. As we go to press, the New York City Board of Elections had Cabán, a 31-year-old public defender, in the lead with 33,814 votes, and Katz, the current Queens Borough President, trailing by 1,090 votes at 32,724. The results reflect 98.58% of the scanners reported. Cabán already declared victory at her election party, saying, “They said I didn’t look like a district attorney. They said I was too young. They said we could not build a movement from the grassroots. They said we could not win—but we did it, y’all.” However, at her own

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party, Katz told her supporters that she’s not giving up, saying, “We are doing a recount and God willing, I’ll come out on top.” With about 3,400 paper ballots still to be counted, including affidavit, absentee and military ballots, Katz still stands a chance, but time will tell. According to the Board of Elections (BOE), the official count cannot be completed

until July 3. In other results, former Judge Gregory Lasak was a third popular choice with 12,377 (14.49 percent) votes. Mina Malik, Jose Nieves and Betty Lugo trailed behind with 3310 (3.87 percent), 1075 (1.26 percent) and 921 (1.08 percent) votes respectively. Surprisingly, despite dropping from the race last week and endorsing Katz, Rory Lancman, whose name remained on the ballot, received 1168 votes. In Rockaway, Katz came on top. In Assembly District (AD) 23, which includes Broad Channel, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Ozone Park and a large portion of the Rockaway peninsula, Katz had 2117 votes. However, a majority of the west end of the Rockaway peninsula, which falls under District 23, voted for Greg Lasak. In AD 31, which represents Far Rockaway, South Ozone Park,

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Springfield Gardens, Rosedale, and Laurelton, Katz also drew a majority of the votes at 1,818, however Cabán had a strong pull with 844 votes, most of which came from parts of Far Rockaway. Overall, voter turnout was low in Queens. According to the BOE, there are more than 766,000 active registered Democrats in Queens. On Tuesday, only about 85,000 voted.

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Atta Boy, Dyl The years may pass but the crowd never thins, showing that hometown hero, Dylan Smith, will never be forgotten. The community came out strong on a beautiful Sunday evening for the 7th Annual Dylan Smith Paddle Out. Dozens of surfers, friends and neighbors joined the Smith family on Beach 86th Street to remember the life of Dylan Smith, a surfer and lifeguard, who is known for rescuing several neighbors with his surfboard on the night of Hurricane Sandy. Smith tragically died just about two months later while surfing in Puerto Rico. He was 23. Each year, many gather to remember Dylan with a paddle out. The event also serves as a fundraiser for FACES (Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures). Photos by Eileen Santinello and Katie McFadden.

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***** Thanks for all the congratulations and well-wishes to us as we celebrated our fifth anniversary. You guys are the greatest. ***** Next week is 4th of July. We'll deliver the paper on Friday, July 5 but our email version will be sent on Thursday, the 4th. If you want to sign up for email, send a note to Mail@ Rockawaytimes.com. ***** Jianna and Jason Heuer, the folks behind the pop-up bookstore, Avoid The Day, are set on opening a permanent bookstore/bar in Rockaway. They’re hoping people chip in and help the cause. You can do so by going to Indiegogo.com and plug in Avoid the Day in the search bar.

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Page 7 residences, a cellar and 96 enclosed parking spaces. ***** Diane Cardwell has written a surfing memoir and her first draft is off to the publisher. The working title is Rockaway: Surfing Headlong into a New Life. Congrats to Diane, who used to work at The New York Times, and has been riding waves here for a long time. We’ll let you know when it’s available. ***** The NYPD Transit District 23 is holding a blood drive on July 5 from 12:45 to 6:45 p.m. at 222 Beach 116th Street. You can schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-933-2566. ***** Greg Lasak won the sign competition in Belle Harbor and Neponsit; Melinda Katz had lots of fans in Rockaway Beach, but Tiffany Caban looks like the winner in the lead for the Queens District Attorney election. The voting is tight enough that all absentee ballots will be counted with an official winner to be named within days.

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Vinny Bonanno was born. Jean Condon was born a day previously. Julia Hajnal was born a day previously.

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Last week, some large solar panel devices landed near the concession stands, which may have peaked the curiosity of some. While they won’t charge your cell phones, they are another example of how NYC Parks is going green. The devices are solar panel-powered, electric-vehicle charging stations for Parks Department vehicles. “We’re all charged up about our solar panel-powered, electric-vehicle charging stations! They provide a clean source of power for the electric vehicles in

our citywide fleet. Parks currently has 320 charging ports throughout the five boroughs,” a Parks spokesperson said. “Four new ports were installed in Rockaway last week at Beach 97th Street, Beach 86th Street and Beach 32nd Street (2 stations). These units can generate approximately 200 E-miles (electric equivalent miles) per day.” According to Parks, the department currently utilizes 250 electric vehicles, and have plans to add more. The charging stations are only for City vehicle use, but Parks is looking into the feasibility of allowing public access as well.

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1863 - The Battle of Gettysburg, which marked the turning point in the Civil War, began. 1894 - Labor Day became a federal 1997 - After 156 years of British holiday by an act of Congress. colonial rule, Hong Kong was re1997 - Boxer Mike Tyson bit Evander turned to China. Holyfield's ear during their heavyweight title fight, earning a 16-month JULY 2 Michael Delia was born. suspension. Lakia Echols was born. Carl Perrera was born. Charlie Greenberg was born.

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1964 - President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. 1972 - The Supreme Court ruled in 2002 - Steve Fossett became the Furman v. Georgia that the death first to circumnavigate the globe penalty could constitute "cruel and solo in a balloon. Laura Cryan was born. Sal Lopizzo was born.

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Congrats, Grads and Farewell, St. Camillus By John J. Schilling

It was a bittersweet day on Friday, June 14 as St. Camillus Catholic Academy prepared for their final graduation festivities after 68 years. The accomplishments of the Class of 2019 were highlighted in services that were held throughout the day. The day began with a Mass celebrated by Fr. Richard Ahlemeyer, followed by a breakfast reception for the family and friends that attended. During the mass, Fr. Richard praised the graduates and challenged them to take the “light of the Spirit” that lives within them and go into the darkness of the world, and let their light shine and change the world. The graduates participated in a rose ceremony. This ceremony was the graduates’ way of saying thank you to their parents, the teachers, and their homeroom teacher, Ms. Janet Rodman, for helping them on their journey at St. Camillus. After the Mass, the graduates

The Class of 2019 of St. Camillus Catholic Academy with Mr. Corso, the principal, and Ms. Janet Rodman, the eighth-grade homeroom teacher.

were met in the hallway of the school in a victory celebration. Each graduate received high fives from the student body and the teachers. This was then followed by the graduation breakfast where the seventh-grade class served the graduates and their families. This celebration was put together by Mrs. Joan Palinkas and Mrs. Dotsy Kearns. Both ladies remarked that it was

their pleasure to help put this celebration together because they would do anything for the children. The evening program began with the graduates being serenaded by the alumni members of the St. Camillus Band, under the direction of Mrs. Lynn Harvey and Mrs. Dotsy Kearns. Approximately, 25 members of the band returned to help celebrate

the Class of 2019 as well as say goodbye to St. Camillus School. After playing for about 30 minutes, the band played, “Pomp and Circumstance,” as Mr. Ralph Corso, the school principal, led the graduates into the church. The graduation ceremony began as the graduates entered the church, and Mr. Corso acted as the emcee of these ceremonies. Frank Brancato introduced the salutatorian, Joseph Foye, who welcomed everyone to the ceremony. After the salutatorian address, the distribution of the diplomas and awards were conducted by Janet Rodman and members of the academy board, Joe Young and Margaret McCambridge. After presenting all of the awards, Ms. Rodman introduced the valedictorian, Daniel Schilling. In his speech, he reflected on the past, invoking memories that spanned from kindergarten to eighth grade. He also challenged his classmates to folContinued on page 11

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CONGRATS GRADS AND FAREWELL ST. CAMILLUS Continued from Page 10 low the road less traveled and make a difference in the world, reflecting on the poem of Robert Frost. With the impending closing of the school, Schilling said, “As we leave each other, we know there are new friends

The alumni members of the St. Camillus Band performing prior to the graduation ceremony.

to make in our high schools, but know we will never forget each other. Our time here at St. Camillus has created a special bond between us that cannot be broken. Our class graduation picture will not hang in the lunchroom, and we will not have a building to come back to, but I hope the memories that we have made here make you smile when you feel lonely and make you laugh when you Daniel Schilling, the valedictorian of are happy.” the Class of 2019, giving his speech.

Before the graduation ceremony ended with the moving of the tassel, Principal Corso gave his parting words to the graduates and guests. He thanked the students and the families for accepting him and expressed that his action over the past academic year was to protect them and get them ready to enter the “crazy” world. He said, “If you can change a Grinch like me, I have no doubt you can change

Joseph Foye, the salutatorian of the Class of 2019, giving his speech.

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Two Bridges Music Festival Set to Make a Hit in Rockaway Beach

By Kami-Leigh Agard

In its eighth year running, the annual Two Bridges Music Festival is back, and the event’s organizers are beyond stoked that they are going to be rocking in the heart of Rockaway Beach on Saturday, July 6 at La Barracuda. This year’s lineup will feature a whopping mash-up of 10 bands playing everything rock—from classic, acoustic, surf, indie and more. Broad Channel brothers, Mason and Frank Porretto, own-

ers of Broad Channel-based building and home contractor company, Two Bridges Home Improvement, founded their company’s namesake music festival in 2011, purely for the love of music and community. “My brother and I love not just playing music, but offering other bands a shot to play for the local community. We’ve done it in Broad Channel for years at venues like the Broad Channel Athletic Club and Grassy Point Bar and Grill, and last year we finally got

to cross the bridge and make our first debut in Rockaway at A/B Studios. Now for 2019, we are beyond excited to host the festival right in the heart of Rockaway Beach at La Barracuda, an awesome outdoor space that offers great food and true Rockaway vibe,” Mason Porretto said. The Porrettos, who drummed up the idea for the Two Bridges Music Festival one year before Sandy, have played in many local bands including Sixth Borough, The Poor House and currently rock with Phil and The Family Band. For Porretto, the icing on the cake for this year’s festival was the opportunity to again team up with Rockaway Beach Broadcasting Company’s

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TWO BRIDGES MUSIC FESTIVAL Continued from Page 12 lineup is pure swag, featuring Nonstop To Cairo, The LoFi’s, Patsy, These People, Phil and The Family Band, Mixed Bag, The Upstart Crows, The Breakaways and The Rock-AWades. Doremus, Granda and the team at RBBC, including Matt Preis, Eileen Marie Steakin, Alex Shenitsky, and Finbar Devine, are known for bringing local underground music to the airwaves in Rockaway. So, for Doremus, working on the music festival with his partner, Granda, was a no-brainer. “Frisco and I were beyond excited to again work on the festival with the Porrettos. “Helping make Two Bridges happen in Rockaway at A/B Studios last year was amazing, and we were more than happy to team up again for 2019. Now hosting it at La Barracuda, surrounded by hot spots like Whit’s End and other

popular venues, is epic. Awesome food, awesome music right in the heart of Rockaway Beach—what more can you ask for?” Doremus said. When asked what he feels sets Two Bridges Music Festival apart from other music festivals, Poretto said, “Besides a fantastic lineup of bands, we always offer attendees the highest quality in sound and production. For us, it’s a must. My brother, Frank, and I were sound technicians for the Rockaway Artists Alliance’s music studio, which we built. We are known for giving the best in music and sound.” The Two Bridges Music Festival is set to blaze on Saturday, July 6 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. at La Barracuda, located at 196 Beach 97th Street. Besides fantastic entertainment, there will also be food and great drinks flowing. $10 admission at the door. For further information, check out Facebook Page: Two Bridges Music Festival 2019 or email: twobridgesimprovements@ gmail.com

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CB14 Votes Against Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment Plan After a nearly four-hour Community Board 14 meeting, focusing specifically on the proposed redevelopment plan for the old Peninsula Hospital site, the Board voted against the zoning changes needed for the plan to move forward as is, while making several recommendations on how to improve it. In a packed hall at the Knights of Columbus on Tuesday, June 25, dozens of people threw their support or dissent behind the Arker Companies’ proposed development for the land where Peninsula Hospital once stood. Their plan, which they’ve now dubbed Edgemere Commons, calls for the development of 11 buildings that will include 2,200 affordable rentable apartments, 72,000 square feet of retail space, 973 parking spots for residents and the retail space, some open space, resiliency measures and

more. When the floor was open to public speaking, a majority of speakers passionately spoke about their reasons to support the project. Many of them included members of the Service Employees International Union, Local 32BJ. The union is the only one that Arker Companies has agreed to work with so far when it comes to the project. Other supporters included seniors who are now living in another Arker Companies project, Beach Channel Senior Apartments, a 154-unit building for low-income seniors, which opened in November. Another big group of supporters included members of the Rockaway Youth Task Force and other youth, including those who are in, or have recently graduated college. Many spoke of how they support the development of 2,200 affordable units so that they can afford to live on the Rockaway penin-

sula and have a good quality of life. Other supporters included residents of the east end of the peninsula who feel the project could improve the neighborhood with more retail and job possibilities. Some also expressed their views against the project as is, due to several issues. Glenn DiResto, who has been outspoken against many aspects of the project said, “I want to see this land developed just as bad as everybody else, but I don’t want

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CB14 VOTES AGAINST Continued from Page 14 they‘ve done in the past, but the details of the plan are still being negotiated with the community and with the city council members, who are going to have the final say on what goes forward.” Silva continued with Richards’ statement, acknowledging Edgemere’s “lack of job opportunities, limited access to fresh food and a lack of quality retail. Now we have a new opportunity to change that. I look forward to working with Arker Companies and City Hall as we flesh out all the details on this long overdue plan because this is not a done deal. We have a lot of work to do to ensure that any development that takes place on that site is within the best interests of the community.” Richards’ statement showed support for affordability, with the focus on residents who make between $22K to $70K, and the importance on ensuring that at least 50% of the units goes toward current Rockaway residents. It also reflected the scale of the project. “We have heard concerns about the density and height of this project and those concerns are not falling on deaf ears. We will be taking a close look at striking the right balance that will not stymie growth as this project comes to the city council in the coming months,” Richards’ statement said. The discussion was open to questions and concerns from CB14 members after Arker Companies principal Daniel Moritz gave a formal presentation on the project. Among the concerns were flooding on the streets surrounding the project, the density, the lack of schools in the area and no proposal for one with the development, the desire for a hospital over an urgent care facility, the disappointment over Western Beef being locked in as a supermarket provider over other possibilities, and much more. After heavy discussion, the Board made a motion to disapprove of the zoning changes the developers need to move the project forward, along with several modification/condition requests. They included Density: The total amount of units should be reduced by a minimum of 30-

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2019 50 percent; Parking: Residential parking should be increased to a minimum of 75% of total units built; That the negative impact on local schools identified in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) shall be addressed by a new school being funded, built and zoned for new residents and existing local students in the immediate area for the purpose of creating a neighborhood school; That a prevailing wage agreement be signed, which will be applicable for all workers; That in consultation with the community board and community—a holistic transportation/traffic plan be created and funded to mitigate the numerous traffic issues identified in DEIS that will affect all of the peninsula, east to west ; That the developer and city has further discussions with the community board in terms of what the proper Area Media Income for the project should be; That the developer be required to report to the Community Board every five months as to the progress of the project and to discuss and resolve issues that may arise; Shadow Impact : That the height of the buildings not exceed 12 stories; That the developers build and maintain a park on the land; That a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) be signed that will guarantee that Community Board 14 residents get construction and other available jobs at development site, including at the supermarket etc.; Residents of Community board 14 shall get a minimum of 50% preference of all available units in each phase of development; And that a website be created and updated regularly to let the community know what’s going on as the process goes forward. The motion then went to a vote. Twenty-eight members voted Yes to disapproving the rezoning, while five voted No to disapproving the zoning and one person abstained. Following the ULURP process, the proposal now goes to the Queens Borough President for her recommendation before it heads to the City Planning Commission, then City Council, and then the mayor.

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Proposed Cell Tower Gets Bad Reception in Neponsit By Ryan Schwach

What’s the topic of conversation in Neponsit? Something to help make conversations easier—a cell phone tower. But at a recent Neponsit Property Owners Association meeting, the tower got bad reception from neighbors. Residents of Neponsit were on alert this week when they noticed construction crews staging an area at the old Neponsit Health Care Center on Beach 149th Street, in preparation of installing a cellphone tower, which parts of were left on a flatbed trailer. This became the top topic of discussion at Tuesday’s meeting held at West End Temple. Not too much has taken place at the old Neponsit Home since it was evacuated and shut down in 1998. The property is currently main-

According to HHC, a cell phone tower is coming to the property as part of a threemonth pilot program. The tower belongs to telephone provider T-Mobile and is being erected in response to complaints about poor coverage in Riis Park and Fort Tilden. The tower is expected to bring improved service for T-Mobile customers in the area. As it is a pilot, the company says it will take public opinion into consideration to determine if the tower will stay beyond three months. However, early opinions show that some neighbors are not very receptive to the idea, nor have they been in NepA cell tower may be coming to the old Neponsit Home site onsit for several years when it comes to the subject of cell tained by NYC Health and basic repairs for the decay- towers. Cell phone towers are Hospitals Corporation, which ing building. However, some- not absent in Rockaway, with according to a report from thing may be happening that towers that operate at Beach 2015, pays about $266,000 could potentially help HHC Continued on page 18 annually just on security and recoup some of those costs.

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PROPOSED CELL TOWER Continued from Page 17 108th Street, Beach 116th Street, Beach 121st Street, and Beach 135th Street among others. However, in Neponsit, the backlash has been consistent. In 2008 there were plans to put a cell tower on top of West End Temple, where Tuesday’s meeting was held, but this plan was eventually halted due to the community's concerns about health issues, especially because West End Temple houses a religious school, day camps, and nursery school. Those same health concerns and others were repeated this week with the new tower. At a sparsely attended meeting, which was competing with an important community board meeting and the District Attorney election, the Neponsit property owners discussed the tower and posed questions to Councilman Eric Ulrich representative Robby Schwach. The majority of the attendees were opposed to the tower, cit-

Parts of the tower were spotted on the property. ing either possible health concerns, or the unsightliness of the tower itself. A lot of the concern came from Neponsit Property Owners Association member Mark Anaya, who personally called Ulrich’s office and others upon seeing the tower’s construction himself. “The look, health risk, and that it might open the door for oth-

er stuff—we don’t want it up here,� Anya said. “I think this is something to fight for.� He was joined by association President Amanda Agoglia, who also opposed the tower’s construction. “I think we have enough cell towers in the area,� she said, also mentioning the health concerns and aesthetic issue. According to the American

Cancer Society (ACS), “there is very little evidence to support� that cell towers have any link to cancer. According to their website, cell towers’ radio waves do not give off enough radiation to actually harm DNA cells and cause cancer. Of the studies that have been done, none find a plausible link between cell towers and cancer. Also, the ACS says that although there is no factual link between cell phones and tumours, “The amount of exposure from living near a cell phone tower is typically many times lower than the exposure from using a cell phone.� As for it being an eyesore, it is currently unknown where the tower will be placed on the property, or if it will be small and barely noticeable, or large such as the tower currently on Beach 108th Street. It is currently unknown whether or not the decision will be permanent, or if an alternative location suggested by the community could also be an option.

                       

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P 718.945.2411 Susan Lavin • Kate Patterson • Peggy Moore • Ciji Stewart

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Neponsit - Second Home From The Ocean 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 floor of living space including the massive rooftop deck with incredible sweeping ocean views. From imported mosaic tiled floors, Venetian plaster walls, Sergio Sogolof hand painted murals, gold and silver leaf domed ceilings, delicately gilded fireplace and antique chandeliers curated from all over the world, every room in this exquisite home is a study in European refinement and elegance, combined with contemporary comfort.

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Brand New Home - Ocean Views! BRAND NEW single family hOME. Custom built, never lived in, 5 BR’s, 3 Baths, luxurious ocean view master suite with a spacious rooftop ocean view deck. Tax abated until 2034 $929,000

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Brand New to MarketC T A First floor 2 BR, 1 bath. T R Upper N level has 2 BR, 1 bath with CO bedroom radiant heat. RMaster E with Juliette N D balcony. Finished bsmt.Uand a private garage plus parking for 3-4 cars. $819,000

High End FinishesC T A Elegant 2BR, 2 bath, T R cathedral N ceilings, skylights, Mahogany O wood floors,EGranite R C counters. Full D fin bsmtNw/ BR. Private garage plus a frontUporch and back patio. Easy parking for 3 cars. $649,000

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OPEN HOUSE  BELLE HARBOR OPEN HOUSE  WATER VIEWS OPEN HOUSE  BELLE HARBOR SUNDAY  6/30  11:30AM1:00PM

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

215 Beach 149th Street - $1,125,000 249 Beach 127th Street - $999,000 Beautiful reverse floor plan, allows you to be surrounded by Over 2,800 sq. ft., located one block from the beach! Owners fabulous ocean views in the areas where you'll spend the unit has 3 BR's, 3 full baths, high ceilings and basement. most time. Open floor plan, fin. bsmt and parking for 8. 2BR ground floor rental. Long private driveway.

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344 Beach 149th Street - $799,000 118-20 Ocean Promenade (PH2B) - $739,000 38 W. 14th Road - $469,000 Adorable 3 BR home with a full open basement located on 3 BR, 2 bath with breathtaking panoramic views of the Fresh and ready to move right in! This 3 bedroom waterfront one of the prettiest blocks in Neponsit. Long Private Driveway, glistening Ocean, boardwalk and beach, to the NY city home has a large Trex deck overlooking the Jamaica Bay, cozy front porch detached garage and lovely backyard. skyline. Contemporary and stylish, floor to ceiling windows launch your boat or kayak from your backyard.

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221 Beach 80th Street (5A) - $239,000 Bright and Sunny - $429,000 Mint Condition! PS 114 SD - $929,000 5th floor, 1BR condo with an ocean view terrace! A Terrific 2BR with ocean facing terrace! Bright, sunny unit Open floor plan HW floors, tastefully designed kitchen, master with tons of windows and natural light streaming into deeded parking spot in the gated lot is included, laundry suite with high end bath plus two additional BR's. Desirable room on site and LOW monthly common charges. the rooms. Huge LR with HW floors throughout. 2BR upper rental apt. w/ rear porch and pvt. parking. ROCKAWAY BEACH

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

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60' x 70 - Lot For Sale Build your very own custom dream home on a 4,200 sq ft. lot, R-2 Zoned. FAR is .5. GREAT OPPORTUNITY! $525,000

Ocean Colony Condominium CT R A condo Mint condition 3BR, 2BA T N HW floors with open floorCOplan, R and 3 terraces! Master suite on DE the 2nd U Nfloor features an ensuite bathroom and double closets. W/D, garage and storage. $524,000

T Semi Attached Legal 2 Family AC R3BRs T Both apartments have and N 2BA.Unfinished CO basement with R half bath and D E dual entry. Full back yard and U N private driveway for 3 cars. $499,000

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Waters Edge CondoC T A Rarely available, turn N keyT R3BR, 2 bath O plan, master condo with openCfloor E R private back yard suite, 2 balconies, D N sprinklers, garage and with inUground private driveway! $499,000

Oceanfront Co-op C T A Immacualte oceanfront Rapartment N T floor with located on the O6th C views, private phenomenalE Rocean terrace N&D gorgeous HW floors. U laundry room in the Common building. Won’t last! $460,000

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FOR RENT! COMMERCIAL

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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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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that features ocean views, a half bath & kitchenette. This house is completely upgraded from A to Z. The cleanest and finest home we've ever listed in the area. Listed exclusively by Associate Broker Alice O'Connor. (represented the buyer) SOLD! $1.3M 111-02/04 Rockaway Beach Blvd. We're proud to announce the sale off 111-02/04 Rockaway Beach Blvd. in which we represented the buyer. This unique property with three different zoning districts was a challenge but as always, we got the deal done for our client. $418k (represented the buyer) 116-12 Ocean Promenade #2F We're proud to announce the sale of 116-12 Ocean Promenade #2F in which we represented the buyer. We negotiated a great price for this condo unit sitting directly on the boardwalk.

SOLD!

Belle Harbor

Rockaway Park

Arverne By The Sea

2bd/1ba w/ parking – $2,100

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

2bd/1ba duplex w/ roof terrace – $2,300 1bd/1ba w/ parking – $1,850

1bd/1ba w/ balcony – $1.800 1bd/1ba w/ parking – $1,700

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NEW LISTING 437 Beach 144th Street Neponsit, NY 11694

Facts You Probably Don’t Need of hair every day. The world's oldest bottle of wine is over 1600 years old and is on display in a Jupiter's Great Red Spot is German museum. It was 25,000 miles wide. buried around 350 B.C. and found again in 1867. YouTube was created after one of its creators If California was its own missed Janet Jackson's country, it would be the infamous wardrobe malfourth largest producer function during the Super of wine after France, Italy Bowl halftime show and and Spain. couldn't find a clip of it online. The signing of the Declaration of independence was toasted with glasses Australia is wider than the of Madeira wine. moon. Bhutan is the only car- When written in the Engbon-negative country in lish language, the Hawaithe world. The forests in ian alphabet only has 12 this region produce so letters. There are 5 vowels much oxygen that it ex(a,e,i,o,u) and 7 consoceeds the amount of carnants (h, k, l, m, n, p, w). bon dioxide emissions. You lose somewhere between 75 and 100 strands

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Welcome to your new elegantly renovated gorgeous home located in the aŋuent neighborhood of Neponsit in the Rockaway Peninsula. Where you are just a few steps to the beach and within a 10 minute ride to Brooklyn. No expense was spared when the home went through a complete renovaƟon, boasƟng of exquisite features such as: radiant Ňoors, Sono audio system on the 1st Ňr, working gas Įreplace designed with polished TraverƟne, separate heaƟng and cooling zones, stainless steel appliances, built in organizers and soŌ close cabinetry, built in lawn sprinkler system, paved backyard and 2 custom stained-glass windows designed by Patrick Clark. Home has a camera monitored security system. So much more to menƟon! Call me for your personal tour of the home - you won’t regret it.

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By Peter Galvin, MD

Anyone who runs marathons should know the history of the event. In 490 B.C., Pheidippides ran across the Plains of Marathon to Athens to announce the defeat of the Persian army. Once he arrived at the Atheneum, he informed the crowd about the great victory, then he collapsed and died. To quote Robert Browning: “Unforseeing one! Yes, he fought on Marathon day: so, when Persia was dust, all cried, ‘To Acropolis! Run, Pheidippides, one race more.’ Till in Athens, he broke: 'Rejoice, we conquer!' Joy in his blood bursting his heart, he died—the bliss!” Recent medical advances may have finally found an answer to why he died. Since 2000, the frequency of sudden death due to cardiac arrest has been rising in middle-aged men who run marathons and triathlons. It is an indisputable fact that

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Marathon Lessons regular exercise has a cardioprotective effect, however vigorous exercise may trigger sudden cardiac death. In Japan, cardiac resuscitation personnel are stationed along marathon routes to resuscitate fallen runners, thereby reducing the number of sudden deaths. It is thought that men, especially middle-aged marathon runners and triathletes, may have undetected, or subclinical, coronary artery disease. Considering the fact that the first medication given to those suffering from a heart attack is aspirin, it is now a recommendation that some middle-aged male runners take a single pre-race dose of aspirin. In addition, it is being increasingly recommended that middle-aged males who run these races undergo a cardiac CT scan to assess their coronary artery calcium score. High coronary artery calcium scores (>100) have been linked to significant risk of sudden death during these races. The explanation for increased

coronary artery disease and calcium scores in experienced endurance athletes is that inflammation seen with repeated bouts of extreme exercise is caused by repeated episodes of rhabdomyolysis, which is the breakdown of muscle tissue. Muscle soreness after exercise is common, but muscle damage after extreme exercise is also common. This severe muscle damage releases toxins like myoglobin, a muscle protein, into the bloodstream, which causes inflammation and damages the inner lining of blood vessels, known as the endothelium. Repeated episodes of rhabdomyolysis and endothelial damage are thought to cause narrowing, thickening, plaque formation, and calcification of blood vessels. Smaller blood vessels, like coronary arteries, are more susceptible than larger ones. During vigorous exercise, these plaques may rupture, causing sudden occlusion of the vessel and sudden death. A study was done on runners

in the Boston Marathon. Male runners who had no symptoms other than muscle soreness had positive biomarkers in their blood similar to those undergoing acute coronary events. These markers included high cardiac troponins, high C-reactive proteins, and high levels of other markers like B-natriuretic peptide. They also had cardiac dysfunction seen on echocardiography. By using the calcium score, middle-aged endurance runners may assess their risk and need to use pre-race aspirin. So, if you are a male between 32 to 46 and an extreme athlete, get your doctor to order a cardiac CT scan (if your insurance will approve it, that is) and discuss your risk and need to use aspirin with your doctor. If only Hippocrates, who knew of and used aspirin, had been present at the Atheneum, Pheidippides might have been saved. Questions and comments may be sent to editor@rockawaytimes.com.

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Feeling Blessed Waking up each day, I have a feeling of gratitude for all that I have, and truly know I have been blessed with a beautiful family, friends and community. My intention is to share this feeling of gratitude to those who do not wake up feeling happy and content. There is so much suffering and anguish in life and I wish I could take your pain away. It is hard to sit with heartache and sorrow. If it is not in your nature to be unhappy, you may have trouble understanding why people look on the dark side rather than on the bright side.

I was fortunate to be born into a family of love, compassion and happiness. My parents came from Scotland and Ireland and were madly in love with one another. In their childhoods, they would endure many hardships. Somehow, they rose above it all and provided a strong foundation for seven children to live a life worth living. We would all experience a wonderful childhood and become best friends for life. We were blessed to be born into a family of love and faith. This would make us very happy human beings.

Hardships and losses would eventually knock on our doors. We would be devastated by the loss of our 22-year-old brother, John. It would change our lives forever. We would witness the grief of our mother and father and would never forget the sadness that came from the loss of a child and a broken heart. Soon after my brother died, my mother would get sick and pass away. We all would experience a broken heart and much suffering while caring for our sick mom. But my father, who had a strong faith, would learn to keep us together. We overcame our grief and learned to move on in life with these powerful lessons, never taking anything for granted and truly knowing how to live in the moment and live with contentment. One day at a time. There are many people who have lost a loved one and feel they can’t go on. Perhaps, you could bring a good memory and feel blessed by their love. We don’t know how long we have to live or what will come our way, but I do know this. We have this

The Rockaway Times moment, this time and I would encourage you to choose to be happy and share the love you have in your heart. If there is someone who needs a shoulder to cry on, then share your shoulder. We are here to support one another and guide each other on the path they call life. Life can be very hard. Try to count your blessings and not your hardships. I am forever grateful for this journey. May you too find your blessings. Blessing: "May you awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of our own presence. May you have joy and peace in the temple of your senses. May you receive great encouragement when new frontiers beckon. May you respond to the call of your gift and find the courage to follow its path. May you take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention. May you be consoled in the secret symmetry of your soul. May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder." -John O’Donohue

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The Kids Are Alright By Lou Pastina

On a bright sunny Saturday morning, after weeks of nonstop rain, the mermaid and I drove down to Beach 74th

Street to a lot where the principal business is selling used cars. But that is just a cover for the launching pad that is the Rockaway Mermaid Brigade's entry into the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. As we exited the car and walked toward the lot, we were struck by the flurry of busy, multi-colored mermen and mermaids preparing for their big day. You see they are defending float champs from last year’s parade. But it’s not just the float that carries the day, it’s the band playing on top, it’s the glittering, winged, horned and just plain wigged-out creatives that adorn the float. Everything nautical-themed is thrown into the mix. Local famed artists are decorating, along with musicians wiring the all-important generator that will power their music, and people are adding make-up

touches to some pretty outrageous costumes. Not sure how it all got started (as Dylan once opined), but I do know what they do with their lives. Some, many are teachers, and not just any type of teacher, but teachers who mentor those that are very special. Some are in the pet business, grooming and caring for our furry friends here in Rockaway. Some are mathematicians, some are carpenters’ wives…sorry, got carried away with Dylan again. But one actually does sell used cars, so if you need a deal… Where does the tradition come from? Well certainly Mardi Gras at the end of the summer has the same feel, and that was imported from the Islands. Some of it comes from the Rockaway of old times…the bungalow colonies, when parties would include themed-costumes. I remember, (barely) the toga parties, and falling space satellite parties from the 101st Street bungalows. But even decades before there were creative types who would frequent the bungalow colonies and put on mini-shows within parties. Some of it comes from the 1960s. Remember Ken Kesey and Neal Cassady (of On The Road fame) driving a dayglow painted bus cross-country with a band of merry pranksters aboard, spreading joy, hope and probably a fair amount of psychedelics across the country before anyone knew what they were? That was too much fun and they clamped down on that

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quickly, and in most cases, rightfully so. But there was an element of fun that has remained. Later that very same day, at Low Tide Bar as Solshyne was wailing away at "HalfStep Mississippi Uptown," the mer-people’s bus arrived from a full day of sun-dappled marching in Coney Island. I am told that our happy Rockaway representatives of merriment did us proud at the parade. It will be months before they know if they won again, but it’s not really about winning. It’s about breaking out of this staid, stale existence of ours and spreading smiles and good cheer. And as the silver-clad guitarist of Indaculture joined with his capped bassist, the two joined Solshyne in the cho-

rus, "Across the Rio Grande.” The irony was not lost. Our own merry pranksters danced to the music to the enjoyment of all around, for it was still a celebration of summer solstice (mer-people celebrate for two days you know). As the sun set, the mer-people began to recess back to their home bases. But based upon what I saw this past Saturday, I would mark your calendars for this year’s Poseidon Parade at the end of the summer—it’s going to be splendiferous! Yeah, I would say the kids are all right.

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8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. WORSHIP ON THE WATER St. Rose of Lima 130 Beach 84th Street Join for the family-friendly outdoor event with live music, vendors, bounce houses, food and more. All welcome.

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AMPSURF SURF CLINIC Beach 67th Street Come support special athletes and amputees as they learn how to surf with adaptive equipment with the help of volunteers. For more information, or to register as a participant or volunteer, head to www.ampsurf.org

Sat., June 29 and Sun., June 30, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

RBAF MEETING Knights of Columbus 333 Beach 90th Street Join the Rockaway Beach Autism Families group for their monthly meeting. Discuss issues facing families with a loved one with autism. This month’s topic is schools.

SUNSET COVER MARSH PLANTING West 22nd and Shad Creek Rd., BC Join Parks in this volunteer marsh planting. Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and closed-toe shoes. Must register at www.nycgovparks.org/reg/stewardship

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OUT ROCKAWAY BEACH DAY Beach 96th Street Join local LGBTQ group Out Rockaway for a day of fun on the beach. Look for the pride flags.

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File No.: 2018-2050/A CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Patrick McGuiness, Mary Reid, Ellen Stefan, John W. Badcock, Evelyn Haynes, Mary Margaret Skinner, Ellen Hopkins, Samuel Badcock, Mark Badcock, Matthew C. Badcock, Toni Anne Badcock, Alec Christopher Badcock, Jr., Wayne D. Badcock, Attorney General of the State of New York. The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of Bridget R. Pett, deceased, or their estates, if any there be, whose names, places of residence and post office addresses are unknown to the petitioner and cannot with due diligence be ascertained. Being the persons interested as creditors, a copy of this citation and account, along with all amendments to it, if any, shall be served on the Guardian ad Litem, Albert Petraglia, Esq., legatees, distributees or otherwise in the Estate of Bridget R. Pett, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 70-74 Harrow Street, Forest Hills, NY 11375, in the County of Queens, State of New York. SEND GREETING: Upon the petition of LOIS M. ROSENBLATT, Public Administrator of Queens County, who maintains her office at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens County, New York 11435, as Administrator of the Estate of Bridget R. Pett, deceased, you and each of you are hereby cited to show cause before the Surrogate at the Surrogate’s Court of the County of Queens, to be held at the Queens General Courthouse, 6th Floor, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, City and State of New York, on the 15th day of August, 2019 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon, why the Account of Proceedings of the Public Administrator of Queens County, as Administrator of the Estate of said deceased, a copy of which is attached, should not be judicially settled, and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow a reasonable amount of compensation to GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., for legal services rendered to petitioner herein in the amount of $108,870.62 and that the Court fix the fair and reasonable additional fee for any services to be rendered by GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., hereafter in connection with proceedings on kinship, claims etc., prior to entry of a final Decree on this accounting in the amount of 3.5% of assets or income collected after the date of the within accounting; and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow an amount equal to one percent on said Schedules of the total assets on Schedules A, A1, and A2 plus any additional monies received subsequent to the date of this account, as the fair and reasonable amount payable to the Office of the Public Administrator for the expenses of said office pursuant to S.C.P.A. §1106(3); and why each of you claiming to be a distributee of the decedent should not establish proof of your kinship; and why the balance of said funds should not be paid to said alleged distributees upon proof of kinship, or deposited with the Commissioner of Finance of the City of New York should said alleged distributees default herein, or fail to establish proof of kinship, Dated, Attested and Sealed 20th day of June, 2019 HON. PETER J. KELLY, Surrogate, Queens County James Lim Becker Clerk of the Surrogate’s Court. GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ. (718) 459-9000 1981 Marcus Avenue, Suite 200 Lake Success, New York 11042. This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obliged to appear in person. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested unless you file formal legal, verified objections. You have a right to have an attorney-at-law appear for you. Accounting Citation

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er the apples, pears and strawberries

Directions: On medium–low heat, cook the fruit until it softens. Remove By Sharon Feldman from heat and put in a food processor. Pulse until you get the Ingredients: 12 regular sized Cortland ap- consistency you are looking for. ples, cores removed, peeled. I have made it like baby food, or Cut into quarters or smaller less for chunkier. pieces. (You can use a mix-up of several pieces if you wish). 4-5 pears, cores removed, peeled. Cut into quarters or smaller pieces. ½ container of strawberries, cut into quarters ½ cup honey. I use raw, wildflower honey Drizzle (2 turns around the pan) with cinnamon 1 juiced lemon Filtered water, to slightly cov-

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THE BATHING SUIT HISTORY

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Traveling With Bob & Sandy SYRACUSE: PART 2 By Bob & Sandy Nesoff

Lingerie, first floor. Men’s suits, second floor. Indy Race Track, top floor. Race track? Yup. Billed as a destination so big, it rates its own zip code, Destiny USA has to be seen to be believed. There are 250 places to shop, dine and even bring your

been in actual combat in Iraq or Afghanistan. Move on from there to the RPM Raceway, don a helmet and kick your midget racer into action around a winding track. Pick a nickname and do your best to beat everyone else on the track as you hit speeds around a serpentine track. Doesn’t matter your age or sex. Men, wom-

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I found this jewel of a picture in my father’s postcard collection. With the summer approaching, I thought it would shake a few heads! In 1875, for some strange reason, I think the bathing suit beauty on the right would have looked better if she wore combat boots instead of high heels…Haha! Katie Lucev is the daughter of the late Rockaway Beach Historian, Emil R. Lucev, Sr. (1933-2018)

heart rate to a point that might worry your cardiologist. Syracuse, New York, once little more than a host to one of the country’s top universities, has grown into a destination that hosts a bevy of things for kids to gramps. Destiny USA is a mega mall drawing some 26 million guests annually. No wonder why. Put off shopping until you’ve gone to Apex Entertainment on a floor with such eateries as Dave & Busters and one of Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville eateries. But you might want to put off eating until after you’ve taken the indoor thrill rides and given your stomach a chance to settle down. There’s a big, yellow thingamajig shaped like a big ball made up of pipes that will spin you like an astronaut in training. All you have to do is pedal like the devil himself is hot on your heels. Move from there, if you can stand straight, to a mock-up of an Apache helicopter and take on “Evil Doers” with rockets and rapid-firing Gatling guns. You will come off with the feeling that you had

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en and kids are there trying to outdo each other. This isn’t an amusement park bumper car attraction. You are putting pedal to the metal and speeding as though you were at Indy on Memorial Day. There are tame activities at Apex as well as more gut-wrenching ones, such as walking what looks like a scaffold that twists and tilts while you seem to be walking through the center of a tornado. Best to remember what we said about letting your stomach settle before eating. For those looking for a tamer activity, try a drive to nearby Green Lakes State Park with its fishing, boating and relaxation at the edge of crystal-clear water. Here you’ll also find a beautiful waterfall that, while it doesn’t come near Niagara, still offers a magnificent and picturesque sight. You can check out the cataract from above and watch as thousands of gallons of water fall majestically to the gorge beContinued on page 39


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TRAVELING WITH BOB & SANDY Continued from Page 38 low. Make sure your camera is handy. For the hardier, a walk to the base of the falls provides an amazing photo opportunity as the water cascades down only yards away from where you are standing. The only caveat here is that in order to reach the base, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to walk down what seems like thousands of steps. Not quite, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the way itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll feel on the way back up.

Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let that discourage you. The view and photo ops at the base are well worth the cardio exercise. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d really like to do cardio, head over to the Central Rock Gym and try your skill on the rock wall. While itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not El Capitan in Yellowstone, the variety of skill sets required around the wall will be challenging. Give it a shot and see if you can reach the top. It turns out that Syracuse is far more than just a University and well worth a second look.

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UNLIMITED SICK LEAVE FOR NYC 9/11 RESPONDERS PASSES LEGISLATURE Unlimited sick leave for NYC workers who were 9/11 First Responders, S.5890, passed the legislature in the final day of the session. The bill codifies access to unlimited sick leave for NYC workers who responded to 9/11 and ensures that it cannot be negotiated on a piecemeal basis by a Mayoral administration. The legislation, sponsored by State Senator Andrew Gounardes and Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato, provides stability and guaranteed sick leave benefits for all who responded to 9/11. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those who risked their lives without hesitation running into burning buildings and those who served by returning in the aftermath to save the lives of others, exposed themselves to dangerous chemicals and toxins that have lasting effects. Effects that now, 18 years later, are killing many of the vital personnel who risked

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SUMMER CLASSIC OPENS The Men’s Open started a couple of weeks back, but the Summer Classic really begins when boys and girls in grade school and high school take the courts. Here’s some action from opening night this past Monday.

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By Kami-Leigh Agard Ok, if anyone asks you to leave the peninsula for a date or family affair, unleash your Rockaway Groan! It’s officially summer, and you have a good excuse. With the beaches and concessions open, plus a sizzling lineup of live music, theater and arts—you better let folks know— ain’t no reason to leave the peninsula—the Rock is the place to be! LIVE MUSIC: Thursday, June 27 6 p.m. Jumpstart your weekend on the boardwalk at Caracas with the Rock-A-Wades’ always fun-tastic classic rock party! Plus with the weather projected to be a hot one, the ocean breeze will cool you off. Caracas, Beach 106th Concession Thursday, June 27 7:30 p.m. Rockaway’s music man Simon Chardiet and his band, The Rooftoppers, bring a flavorful jazz session to the bay at Thai Rock. With Mike Severino on drums, Tim Givens on bass and Chardiet unleashing his guitar skills and vocal might—get ready for a magical night! 375 Beach 92nd Street Thursday, June 27 7:30 p.m. TGIF…well, almost—but why not ignite your weekend celebrations at RBQ with Mike & Miley playing your favorites from the 60s and 70s. 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd Friday, June 28 6 p.m. Lock in a Bung-a-rific start to the weekend with Danny Mulvanerty at Bungalow Bar’s always jammin’ Acoustic Fridays. 377 Beach 92nd Street Friday, June 28 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Rockaway’s big band, Big Squid returns to Caracas. Come on down for an extra special SQUIDALICIOUS treat as the band known for pumping out high energy R&B, blues, funk and NOLA music will also be celebrating birthdays and graduations. Caracas, Beach 106th Concession Friday, June 27

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8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Hometown rockers, Mixed Bag bring in their sweet classic rock jams to The BayHouse. 500 Bayside Drive, Breezy Point Friday, June 27 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Gear up to sing your heart out as Anthem patriotically delivers your favorite classic rock covers at RBQ! 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd Saturday, June 29 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. It’s Irish Day at Community House. So come in all your green regalia and celebrate with The Brooklyn Bards and world-renowned Irish traditional folk singer, Donie Carroll. 101-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Saturday, June 29 6 p.m. Jamesons will be poppin’—especially as the Rock-A-Wades are back jammin’ the uptown pub with all your favorite rock classics. 421 Beach 129th Street Saturday, June 29 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Calling all old school music lovers! You definitely don't want to miss DJ Kevie Kev’s epic birthday bash at La Barracuda! Grab your friends and get your freak on under the stars! 196 Beach 97th Street Saturday, June 29 8:30 p.m. Calling all Deadheads—you don’t want to miss the Rainbow Spirals as they drum up your favorite Grateful Dead tunes at Thai Rock! 375 Beach 92nd Street Saturday, June 29 9 p.m. Need some Solshyne in your life? Get a dose of their classic psychedelic tunes at Rogers. 203 Beach 116th Street Saturday, June 29 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. RBQ is going to be poppin’ tonight as Bobby Butler and Danny Mulvanerty team up with a surprise guest to warm you up ahead of Indaculture’s July 4th bash at the concessions. 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Sunday, June 30 Noon to 5 p.m. Rock right into Riis as the Supertones drop in on your senses with surf rock tubular beats and guitar riffs. Plus DJ Alexander Orange Drink of The So So Glos will be spinning everything punk. Riis Park Beach Bazaar West Concession (Next to the smoke stack) Sunday, June 30 2 p.m. It’s promising to be a beautiful Sunday afternoon, so head to Bungalow Bar and absorb the sunshine, bay views and great food as Sal The Singer serenades you with his acoustic magic. 377 Beach 92nd Street Sunday, June 30 4 p.m. Rockaway’s Irish son, Walter Ensor is back at Rogers performing his emerald folk tunes and melodies. Sláinte! 203 Beach 116th Street Sunday, June 30 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. It’s Sunday Funday—so why not do the Boulevard boogie to RBQ and let Rockaway’s Winston McBoogie rock your Sunday afternoon with the best rock, Motown classics and more! 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd Sunday, July 30 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Every Sunday at local speakeasy, Rustwoods, there is no shortage of live sweet jazz, and this evening gear up for an extra special treat with Tim Otto & The Free Ride sonorously flowing a full-bodied blend of cool jazz, Latin and blues. 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd Wednesday, July 3 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Craving some Squid? Well, make a beeline to Whit’s because Squid Trio will be on the menu pumping out their sizzling acoustic blues, roots and Americana! 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd Tuesdays 8 p.m. to Midnight Looking for a fun open mike night in The Rock? Well, Connolly’s is a local favorite and with Professa Squid as host, grab the chance to jam with Rockaway’s finest!

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155 Beach 95th Street Thursdays 8 p.m. to midnight Calling all musicians and vocalists—time to strut what you got at RBQ’s Open Mic Night! 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd Fridays 5 p.m. Join Riis’ famous Friday night rosé flowing lobster jam with DJ Shirine Saad. $30 lobster dinner includes 1 1/2 lb. lobster and sides, corn and potatoes. First-come, first-served or reserve at lobster-jam.eventbrite.com. Bay 9 Riis Beach Park Bazaar Sundays 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Head to Whit’s for a hoppin’ jazz/beebop lunch featuring Mike Severino, Simon Chardiet and special guests. 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd SPECIAL MENTION — GET YOUR PARTY ON BY SUPPORTING LOCAL FUNDRAISERS Friday, June 27 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Head to Knights of Columbus for a fun and rewarding evening for AmpSurf, an amazing nonprofit that offers free surf lessons to amputees, wounded veterans and special-needs individuals. $40 includes live music by Indaculture, Dj music by Djs@Work, drinks and food. Also raffle prizes, auction items and 50/50. For more info, check out Facebook event page: Fundraiser for AmpSurf. 333 Beach 90th Street Sunday, June 30 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Kick off your summer at Bungalow Bar with local supporters of Rockaway Solutions Not Shelters. Get your groove on to live entertainment from Cool Hand Lou & The Downtown Daddy-O’s and DJ Paddy Tubz. Plus raffle prizes, including a tricked-out bicycle! $40 in advance/ $50 at the door. For tickets, visit Facebook event page: Rockaway Solutions Not Shelters Fundraiser. 377 Beach 92nd Street Got info on local live music and art? Email: kami@rockawaytimes. com

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From The Writer’s Club At MS/PS 114 WRITING THEIR WRONGS—WHY KIDS LOVE CREATIVE WRITING Whoever said, “Silence is golden,” didn’t understand children. In fact, there are too many things that kids are silent about. But, writing creates that essential dialogue between student and teacher, child and adult, through which a child can share the things that make him happy or sad. I discovered, more than anything else, children want to feel special. Making them feel special is just as important as teaching them the “Three R’s”. These writers feel special (their feelings are validated; they have our approval) and being published in The Rockaway Times has boosted their confidence immeasurably. I hope you enjoy this week’s installment from my talented students at P.S./ M.S. 114 -Joan Diehl JOHN LABIANCA On March 22, 2019, I became the youngest king for a day, King John I, a descendant of writing royalty. I was pronounced King by Queen Diehl in Kingdom 114 in the Fifth Division Castle of Writing. Mrs. Diehl started calling up names to get homework. “John”, she smiled, “I just wanted you to know that your work is magnificent; a college student couldn’t have done better, and that’s why you got a five.” A smile crept across my face. (Usually the highest grade you could get would be 4.5.) Then she asked me “Did you get into the school of your choice?” I told her, “Yes, I got into Scholars.” She told me I deserved it. My smile grew larger. After that phenomenon, she asked “Would anyone like to read their anecdote?” I bet about half the class raised their hands, but she picked me. It was about my beloved dog Molly, and how she was taken from our family. After hearing the story, Mrs. Diehl offered me one of her dogs and added, “If you keep it up then you’ll be getting a scholarship to Harvard one day,” then corrected herself and said Yale. She also told me I was one of the top five

best writers in the grade. Geewiz with all these compliments she may as well have told me I could run for President. Oh wait, she did! I was definitely feeling like a King that day. SARAH GILMARTIN Sylvia Plath said, “The worst enemy to creativity is selfdoubt.” Self-doubt has always held me back from what I want to be. The negativity flows like and endless loop in my head… I have been chasing perfection all my life—climbing a never-ending ladder, striving to reach the top of my class… I had always wanted the spotlight to be on me and that day finally happened. The day I felt as tall as a skyscraper. The day I felt like Queen of the world... I had been striving all year. Finally the day came where I learned that if I work hard enough anything is possible. It all started in creative writing. Mrs. Diehl announced, “If you hear your name called, you’ve been published in The Rockaway Times this week. When my name was called, I popped up like a jack-in-the-box. I was as proud as a peacock. GABRIELLA KRETT “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”Dr. Seuss My best memory was in creative writing. I was Queen of the day. I was as joyful as a puma catching its prey. I felt like I had just entered a whole new world, a world filled with happiness and joy. My story would be published in a book called Spooky Sagas. I had never been published before and now victory was mine. I felt like I had found the gold at the end of the rainbow. I felt like Santa had arrived early. I wanted to race down the halls and cartwheel until I was dizzy. My heart was pounding like a hammer on wood. I couldn’t believe that I could write so amazingly. I wanted to brag and boast to the world. When I was too tired to brag anymore, I went to bed with a tornado of

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happiness swirling around me. I felt like a new me. A better me. Suddenly, I felt more confident than usual… SOPHIA SCHABNER It started off as a normal Wednesday with butterflies in my stomach and probably in my brain, too, because I could not think clearly about how well I had done my Creative writing homework. As I waited for Mrs. Diehl, the butterflies grew as if eating my worry, a delicious snack for them. Eventually Mrs. Diehl gave me my paper and smiled, “Good job, you have really improved.” I looked at the paper, not sure what to expect. When I saw the grade, my body filled up with two emotions, joy and pride. I felt like I would explode. I had gotten a 4.5. I had been waiting to get a 4.5 for ages. I was ready to jump for joy. In what felt like seconds Ms. Diehl was starting the class by complimenting me, and then she asked, “Can I read your paper to the class?” Then just as I became sure I would pop, Mrs. Diehl added, “Your writing is going to be published in The Rockaway Times”. ARIANA MOSCHETTA A week ago, I spent a “Beautiful Me” session with my favorite teacher, Mrs. Locastro. A ring of chatter surrounded the room, girls blabbering back and forth to their friends. I sat there, silently thinking. Mrs. Locastro was my favorite teacher, and I wanted to do something nice for her. So that’s when It hit me. I should write her a little note! So I scribbled a little note on a piece of paper, telling her that she is the best teacher and I enjoy her class so much. “Thank you so much Ariana, you’re so sweet!” Mrs. Locastro grinned at me, her glasses perched on the bridge of her nose. The next day, she smiled at me, and whispered, “Ariana, I hung up your note in my kitchen. I look at it every morning!” That was the best I’d ever felt all year, especially because I’ve had such

a tough year. I’ve had friends come and go and have been really upset about it. Words can mean so much and can make someone have a better day… WILLIAM WALSH I wrote a poem this year that actually was worthy of being printed in The Rockaway Times! It all started one simple day in The Writers’ Club when I decided to write about my drawings. I really wanted to write a good poem that came from my heart, so I focused on it like a hawk observing its prey. All of the rhymes I came up with popped into my head like flashes from a lightbulb. Once I showed Mrs. Diehl my poem, she said, “This is amazing!” with a surprised tone in her voice. Her heartwarming words made me so confident to finally realize that I have a gift of writing creatively. At the end of the class, Mrs. Diehl spoke to my mother about how good my poem was, and that she would publish it in The Rockaway Times. My mother and I waited patiently and behold, there it was! My poem was actually published for everyone to see. This was the day that I felt like a king! AMANDA SCOTTO Writing has always been my favorite subject. It was always so easy for me. But then came fifth grade. You think you’re a good writer until you take a writing class with Mrs. Diehl. But, Mrs. Diehl helped me through everything. If there was anything that I found harder than searching for a needle in a hay stack, Mrs. Diehl was there. Ms. Diehl is my guideline to victory. She is my “stone of hope”. Mrs.Diehl is an extraordinary teacher with ideas that will knock you off your seats. Ms. Diehl coming into the fifth grade as a teacher was like sending down an angel from heaven. She taught me so much. I will never forget this exhilarating experience that changed my relationship with writing forever.


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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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‘Respect Rockaway’ Campaign Aims To Educate Beachgoers Starting next week, “Talk Some Trash,” “Keep It Clean,” “Hold Your Butts,” “Protect The Beach,” are some of the slogans you will soon see on signs posted on MTA bus shelters, at the ferry landing and storefronts throughout the peninsula. What is this all about? A campaign entitled, “Respect Rockaway,” aimed to educate NYC residents and Rockaway’s visitors and locals about the impact of beach trash on ocean conservation, and beach awareness and water safety. “Respect Rockaway,” launched by Surfrider Foundation NYC and NYC based creative studio, Selman, partially funded with a grant from Patagonia, is set to roll out for the July 4th holiday weekend, and will run throughout the month of July. Ten different messages with friendly reminders on how to keep the beach and beachgoers safe will be featured. According to Surfrider, the July 4th holiday weekend attracts over 200,000 beachgoers, producing high

volumes of trash each year. The campaign will be officially announced at an organized beach clean-up this Saturday, June 29, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Beach 67th Street. Surfrider Foundation is an environmental nonprofit organization that advocates for the protection and enjoyment of the ocean, waves and beaches, through a powerful grassroots activist network. The local NYC chapter focuses on campaigns and programs that create impact on a local and national level targeting threats from fossil fuels, reducing plastic pollution and monitoring water quality issues. "Lying in close proximity to Manhattan, the Rockaway peninsula is home to the largest ur-

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Congratulations to Danny Schilling (left) and Joe Foye (right) on being named the Valedictorian and Salutatorian respectively of the Graduation Class of 2019 at Saint Camillus Catholic Academy. Both young men have been friends for the past 11 years from pre-K at Miss Peggy’s of Dayton Towers through their nine years at St. Camillus. In September, Schilling will be attending Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary, while Foye will be attending Archbishop Molly High School. Good luck and much success in the future to two wonderful young men.

The Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) announced the release of original artwork by artist Erick Sahler, highlighting the rich ecological, cultural, and social character of Jamaica Bay and Rockaway. This artwork can be yours. In a press release, JBRPC says, “make a generous donation of $40, and you'll receive a high-quality reproduction of an original Erick Sahler print depicting Jamaica Bay or Rockaway as a token of apprecia-

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