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The Last Act From Dilapidated to Demolished The Park Theater Takes Its Final Bow

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Curtains on The Theater Building A movie theater, a roller rink, live theater, a beer distributor, a pasta restaurant, an after-hours joint, the first home of the Rockaway Artists Alliance…those are just some things that called the Park Theater home through the years. But for all its various businesses, it became mostly known as a vacant eyesore as the owner, Michael Koening, let the building fall into disrepair. It stood empty for almost 20 years. Now it’s gone. The building was finally demolished this week. In the summer of 2018, the building was sold for more than $6 million and was immediately earmarked for development by the Marcal Group, the group building new condos and commercial space directly across the street. The Rockaway Times got a last glance inside the building in 2018. Some photos here (including the one with a chandelier) suggest some of the grandeur of the old structure, but the place was crumbling and

was beyond rehabilitation. As for what’s planned, Seth Caller of Marcal, said he couldn’t comment at this point. Previously, Marcal indicated that additional residential and commercial units were planned.

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Community Board 14 November Meeting Recap By Katie McFadden

Just short of three weeks after the last Community Board 14 meeting, CB14 convened again on Tuesday, November 12 for their monthly discussion of issues impacting Rockaway. The crowd was thin, and the agenda was small for Tuesday’s meeting as the last meeting, which had been rescheduled to later in the month due to conflicts, was jam-packed with items to discuss, leaving little to focus on for the November meeting. But it still came with reason to celebrate. The Board enjoyed cupcakes from Fat Cardinal Bakery in celebration of Jonathan Gaska’s 30th anniversary as CB14 District manager. The anniversary was acknowledged before jumping into the bulk of the meeting. In a quick report, Gaska spoke about some education and transportation issues. He advised the

over a future residential development on Cornaga Avenue, which will bring another 253 units of affordable housing within two buildings to the peninsula. The project can be built As Of Right and will not require a Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) review, but the developers want to keep CB14 in the loop about the project. Chairperson Dolores Orr discussed the recent charter items that were approved on election day, which will impact CB14. Mainly, the ULURP issue that passed will mean that community boards will now have more time to review land use items, extending the review period from 60 days to 75 or 90 days, depending on when the item’s application is submitted. Orr also provided an update on National Grid’s moratorium on new gas hookups, mentioning the news of Governor Cuomo threatening to revoke the utility’s downstate license if

board that a letter has been sent to Mayor Bill de Blasio after the education committee requested a new magnet middle school be created on the east end of the peninsula, as well as two other new schools to accommodate the new students that will likely be coming to the peninsula with thousands of units of housing being developed over the next few years. Gaska also said that a letter was sent to Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, asking the DOT to reconsider its new addition of bus lanes on Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Arverne, as they have effectively reduced it to one travel lane, creating a traffic nightmare on a major roadway. Gaska also advised that there will be a street renaming ceremony for Barbara Smith at noon on Saturday, November 16 at Beach 25th and Deerfield Road. He also gave a heads up about discussions

they don’t take action to restore the new gas hookups within 14 days. She also announced that St. John’s Episcopal Hospital will be having a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, November 21, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., to unveil their new lobby, pharmacy, café and reflection room. All are welcome to attend. Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato touched upon the recently released study on the Rockway Beach Rail, which will come at a high price tag. Amato was optimistic that it will happen, but likely not soon. “It can be done. Will it be done in our lifetime? I don’t think so,” she said. Touching further on transportation issues, Amato said she’s set up Mass Transit Mondays, a time for people to discuss all transportation concerns impacting Rockaway, and she advised people to call her Continued on page 32

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Rockaway WISH Salutes 2019's Local Women of Distinction This Saturday! By Kami-Leigh Agard

This Saturday, November 16, three local women hailing from Rockaway, Breezy Point and Broad Channel will be honored by nonprofit all-woman organization, Rockaway WISH (Women Inspired to Support & Help) at their Ladies Who Brunch Seventh Annual Award Ceremony for their exemplary leadership in the community through public service. These women all have the maternal instinct in not just that they are mothers, but women who also “mother” the community through causes dear to their hearts. The three 2019 honorees and their list of community advocacy accomplishments are: Rockaway Park resident Diane Erhard, known for her dedicated work with St. Francis de Sales Parish’s bereavement ministry; Breezy Point’s Terry Purpura Johnson, who with her sisters have been steadfast fundraisers for the EB Research Partnership, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to finding a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a life-threatening genetic skin disease that affects up to 50,000 people in the U.S. alone; and Broad Channel resident, Michelle Green, known for her fervor in local efforts to improve her community’s climate resiliency as a member of the Broad Channel Civic Association and B.C.’s NY Rising Committee. According to WISH Board Vice President Loretta Courtney, the organization with over 300 members has held the Ladies Who Brunch award ceremony since Hurricane Sandy. “After our organization’s local efforts in helping Rockaway residents get back on their feet post-Sandy, we began this event to honor the great women leaders of Rockaway. We

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gained such a momentum as an organization with so many ladies stepping up for a variety of causes. Our inaugural honorees were Meghan Flanagan, Marybeth Bevaqua and Stephanie Wagner, all local women who truly exemplify how strong and philanthropic the women of Rockaway are,” Courtney said. In 2018, WISH decided to make the award ceremony a biennial event. Since 2006, WISH has been at the forefront of local volunteer efforts, aiding neighbors in times of need. According to their mission statement, “We promote participation in charitable events, particularly those that bring attention to and support causes that affect the lives of women and children. We are always looking for motivated women who would like to do what they can to support and help the Rockaway community.” Today the nonprofit organization boasts 16 board members and 300 members on the Rockaway peninsula and Broad Channel; and hosts membership meetings thrice a year open to anyone who wants to join. At Saturday’s event, the honorees will be presented with an award and a special gift from the individual who nominated them. There will also be a Chinese auction with gifts donated by local businesses. This event is free. If you are interested in attending Rockaway WISH Ladies Who Brunch Award Ceremony this Saturday, November 16, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus (333 Beach 90th Street), or for more information about the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, email board members: Loretta Courtney, Beth Hanning or Jean Condon at rockawaywish@gmail. com, or visit Rockaway WISH on Facebook or rockawaywish. org

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***** Please take notice of our advertisers as the holiday season approaches. Please shop locally, hold company parties, go to holiday boutiques, cater your affair, spread the cheer in Rockaway! ***** That’s a lot. The Graybeards conducted a food drive last weekend and collected 1,800 bags of food from generous Rockaway people. We figure bags have to weigh at least a couple of pounds, so they picked up some 3,600 pounds of food for families in need. Great job, Graybeards! And thanks to all who contributed (including young people doing volunteer community service). ***** The Belle Harbor Property Owners Association is having a meeting on Tuesday, November 19, 7 p.m. at P.S. 114, 134-01 Cronston Avenue.

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had put term limits in place, he essentially bought himself a third term in 2008. He coaxed enough City Councilmembers (hello Christine Quinn, hello Melinda Katz) to go along with him and did not allow voters to have a say. ***** The beach block of 116th Street continues to undergo a major transformation. The old, long-vacant theater met the wrecking ball this week. The Marcal Group, putting up the condos on the west side of the street, is wasting no time moving forward on this project, which will also be residential and commercial. ***** Wasn’t it just last week that we mentioned that the building that housed Brendan’s Bar on Rockaway Beach Boulevard (Blackwater Inn) was sold? A new For Sale sign is now on the building. The new owners appear to be flipping the property and are seeking considerably more than they paid. ***** More real estate: The building at 92-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd. (Rockaway Roasters, Kimo’s,

The Rockaway Times CROM, etc.) is listed with Douglas Elliman for $5.5 mil. ***** Frank Abbracciamento, son of 104-year-old Frances of Breezy Point, has restauranting in his blood. He’s run several wellknown places and is how getting back in the game in Lynbrook. See Page 13. ***** Maybe you’ve seen the “FDNY” sign on the old HSBC building on Beach Channel Drive. It is the future home of the current 116th Street firehouse. Before that happens, the facility will become a training facility for Rockaway FDNY units. According to the FDNY, the space will allow firefighters to stay current on training processes as well as reduce the units' “out of service” time. ***** Send letters to Editor@RockawayTimes.com. Send photos (Local Color) to Mail@RockawayTimes.com. Sign up for The Rockaway Times by email at RockawayTimes.com (Subscribe) or by sending us a request to Mail@Rockawaytimes. Ok, homework all done!


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Locals Pay Tribute on Veterans Day Story and Photos By Katie McFadden

On Monday, November 12, while the annual Veterans Day parade marched through Manhattan, in Rockaway, a modest group of locals gathered at the Doughboy Statue on Beach 94th Street to honor veterans near and far. On what was the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day, which

later became known as Veterans Day, the American Legion Daniel M. O’Connell Post #272 led the local ceremony where about 30 people gathered. The ceremony was made even more notable as American Legion in general also celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Mike Honan acknowledged this as he led the ceremony with a prayer. This was followed by a reading by American Legion

and American Legion Auxiliary members, which focused on remembering those who have fought for our freedom, honoring those that continue to do so, and hopes for peace. In addition to acknowledging the contributions of all veterans, Post #272 also took time to remember those who are no longer with us, with a ceremonial playing of Taps on a bugle. The veterans on site paid tribute by saluting the Doughboy Statue as the somber song played in the background. In keeping with the spirit of honoring veterans, on Sunday, November 17, at 12:30 p.m., the American Legion Daniel M. O’Connell Post #272 is hosting a luncheon for about 30 veterans and their support staff. The invited veterans will be treated to a meal and entertainment, but all are welcome to show their support. “Everyone is invited to stop by and say hello to these veterans, shake their hands and see how we honor them,” Honan said.

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A Tribute to Dad Dear Editor: "Sixty, sixty, sixty percent Wizelnut. That's what the doctor thinks I'll get back to. I just hope it's worth it, for sixty, for sixty percent" This was the conversation two nights before his knee replacement. A knee replacement he should have done back in '91 when a murderer escaped via jumping out the window of the floor of the 67 Detective Squad, not before throwing a typewriter at the knee of a young detective causing his knee to snap backwards with everything internal snapping back with it. I guess today he would be enti-

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019 tled to Mets tickets, but I don't take much issue with that, being a Yankee fan and all. He retired to the hardest job, being a hyper, Marine Corps, retired NYPD detective, turned stay-athome dad of three girls under 12, and was definitely way too stubborn to believe he needed surgery. He was just getting into the swing of it, three years later, when he was heading out to Five Towns under the Rockaway Freeway, pre-DiBlassio aka, pre-bike lanes. A still unidentified (probably soon-to-be Mets season ticket holder) person made an illegal turn, sending Jim into one of the cement pillars. An amazing off duty firefighter talked him through the shock, told him to look away from his ankle wrapped around the brake, focus his sight on pictures of his wife and three girls, instead of wondering how his left elbow was on the right passenger dashboard, until the jaws of life freed him to a helicopter to take him to his home for three months of healing.

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When he was told he would never walk again, he said, "Watch me," and we all did. His "bad leg" became his good leg. For over 25 years he has coached young girls in softball, set up the manger on 116th with the Knights of Columbus, and helped the "old" people of his block shovel snow. Over the years, we have all seen him grimace through the pain. His unwavering faith and strength is nothing short of a miracle and self-will. He is strength, he is grit, he is Jim Hurley. This is a story I normally share in April, the anniversary of what could have been the worst day of our lives, when a coward left him to die under the freeway. But I share it today, dad, to remind you, when I used to fight for a failing grade of 60%, you rooted for me. When I studied so hard to get that 60%, and you sat with me and my flashcards and woke up with my anxiety. That 60% turned into a 4.0 master's degree for me, I cannot wait to see what that 60% becomes for you. Here's to bike rides, little

The Rockaway Times league games, and definitely no Mets games! We love you. You got this! Plus, you coached your physical therapist in Rockaway Little League, she owes ya one (Yes Katie, we are counting on you!). Love, Your Hurley Girlies $24 Bottle? Dear Editor: I find Lou Pastina’s article “Thanksgiving Coming and Goings” about the NYC National Museum of the American Indian truly fascinating, however I wonder whether such a museum has in display, the bottle of whisky with which the Dutch bought Manhattan from the Native Americans? David Doblack Curses! Dear Editor: I note your article regarding cursing (Boyleing Points, November 7, 2019), such as what is now called "The 'F' Bomb." When I was a teenager, my language, like most teenaged Continued on page 19


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Flight 587 Remembered 18 Years Later By Katie McFadden

As temperatures dropped on a wet Tuesday morning, it did not deter the families of the Flight 587 victims from remembering their loved ones at the annual ceremony marking the anniversary of the crash that killed 265 people on November 12, 2001. Families from across the city once again returned to the Beach 116th Street Flight 587 memorial on Tuesday, November 12 to remember a tragedy that impacted those from Rockaway, all the way to the Dominican Republic. Eighteen years ago, more than 250 passengers and a crew boarded American Airlines Flight 587 to head to the capital of Santo Domingo on November 12, 2001. Just moments after takeoff, the flight came crashing down in Belle Harbor, with pieces of the plane spanning Beach 128th to Beach 131st Streets. All 260 people on board were killed instantly, as well as five local residents who were home on the day being ob-

served as Veterans Day in 2001; Thomas and Helen Concannon, Kathleen Lawler and her son, Christopher, and Franco Pomponio. Although the tragedy took place 18 years ago, on Tuesday, it was evident that the victims will never be forgotten. Reverend Eric Cruz of St. John Chrysostom Catholic Parish in the Bronx began the ceremony with a prayer in both English and Spanish. “It is right the day should not pass from the memory,” he said, wishing the families peace as they carry this tragedy with them.

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At 9:16 a.m., Detective Dan Byrnes of the NYPD Ceremonial Unit and Firefighter James Sorokac of the FDNY Ceremonial Unit rang a bell to mark the exact moment when Flight 587 crashed, 18 years before. This was followed by family members reading the names of all 265 victims. Mayor Bill de Blasio, who attends the ceremony each year, also provided some words of comfort for the family. “Eighteen years ago, it was what appeared to be a beautiful morning starting out normal, and then a shock, a tragedy as Flight 587 fell from the sky. Two hundred and sixty-five lives lost, and countless hearts broken, and families from Belle Harbor to Santo Domingo felt their lives were shattered. It’s

of you the memories, the joyful memories, of those you loved,” he said. De Blasio also acknowledged the neighbors in Belle Harbor who took action, including the many police and firefighters nearby who tried to help any victims and neighbors in nearby homes that were on fire. He also acknowledged the support system that the families of the victims have formed amongst each other over the years, and the support from New Yorkers following the tragedy. The ceremony concluded with the families placing flowers along the Flight 587 Memo-

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18 years later, but I know from speaking with so many of you that this day is one of a pain that is sharp and vivid just as much as it was 18 years ago. And grief has not lessened with time, but I also have heard from so many

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This Week in History NOVEMBER 14 Cathy Mulholland was born. Ryan Quigley was born. Michael Gliner was born. Linda Carter-Murray was born.

NOVEMBER 18 Annie Graves was born. Jim McDonald was born. Christy Cook was born.

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NOVEMBER 17 Jaime Jordan was born. Bob Moran was born.

NOVEMBER 20 Maureen Blue-Kraus was born. Beatriz O’Neill was born.

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New Coach Helps Lead Beach Channel Dolphins to the Playoffs By Katie McFadden

The Beach Channel Dolphins are jumping into the playoffs, thanks to some hard work and dedication from the players, support from family and friends and a new coach at the helm. On Saturday, November 16 at noon, the Beach Channel Dolphins football team will kick off the playoff season for the first time in a long time. On Sunday, November 3, the team played against William E. Grady for the final game of the regular season and came out on top. Now, with a 7-2 record, they advance to the playoffs, a goal that the team has worked hard to achieve year after year, and which has been made possible, in part, due to a new coach. About three seasons ago, coach John Crawford stepped on to the Beach Channel Campus field once again. While the coaching gig for the team was

lamenting those years during my first year of teaching at Sheepshead Bay High School. I wanted to get more involved and that’s when a gym teacher introduced me to Fred Snyder. I had an informal interview with him, and he took me on to the staff as a special teams coach and I went from there,” Crawford said. Crawford helped lead the Sheepshead Bay Sharks to success, making it to the playoffs

new, the field was not. Crawford graduated from Beach Channel High School in 1984, and he too, played football as a Dolphin. So when an opportunity opened up to coach the team he played for, it was serendipity. The East Meadow resident and high school physics teacher says he couldn’t ignore the itch to get back into football as an adult. “You never really get rid of that bug to stay involved. So I was

for 17 consecutive seasons and winning three championships in that time. However, the Shark still dreamed of being a Dolphin. “I had played for Beach Channel and I always looked at their program, thinking I wanted to be with them. I was very happy at Sheepshead, but Beach Channel was the place I would’ve left Sheepshead for,” Crawford said. The choice was made for him when a decision was made in 2013 to close Sheepshead Bay High School. As the school was transitioning to a school by another name, Crawford was let go as the coach in 2015, but it worked out for the best. A position had opened up at Beach Channel a month later. “It was my dream job. Fortunately they hired me. It was one of the most fortuitous turns in my career,” Crawford said. Building up the Beach Channel Continued on page 15

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NEW COACH Continued from Page 14 team has taken time. Last year, the team finished last in PSAL football with a 0-9 record. “We didn’t win a game,” Crawford said. But they never gave up. “I’m proud of the kids that persevered through that. They put up with all of the stress and naysayers. When you lose, 0-9, it’s hard to show up to practice that last week, but they did, and then they showed up for off-season training. I often remind them that if you allow the process to work, good things will happen and that they should be proud of themselves for moving forward. It’s a life lesson more than just an athletics lesson,” Crawford said. This year, the team learned that lesson had some merit. With a 7-2 record and now third in the PSAL rankings, the team has built itself back up and is going to the playoffs. Crawford said the comeback was a group effort. Since he stepped in as coach, a Beach Channel Alumni Football asso-

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019 ciation has formed, with former players throwing their support behind their alma mater. “They formed a 501c3 and allowed us to do a lot of fundraising to supplement the program,” Crawford said. Also, this year, a dedicated Football Parents Association has formed, with parents getting more involved and showing enthusiastic support for their kids and the team as a whole. “There’s a nice core of parents who are very supportive and highly involved in the program and it’s nice to see,” he said. However most of all, Crawford credits the team that has worked hard toward their goal of making it to playoffs. “The kids seem more committed to the program. The kids can choose to either be committed or not be, and all you can do is set an example, but they’ve followed through. They showed up to practice in the offseason and they’re motivated to work out and eventually they just started holding each other accountable,” Crawford said. Crawford says that some of his senior and junior players, who serve as captains, are at the head

of that effort. The captains are running backs, Eric Pryor and Masiah Franklin, and nose tackle and offensive players, Wendell Green III, Andrew Reliford and Jadon Nembhard. “These are the guys than run the team. Some of these guys have been through some really bad seasons and have gone through trying, stressful situations, but these are the kids I trust because I know they can handle the stress of a bad situation and lead the other kids through thick and thin. They’re captains for a reason and we’re a much better football team when they’re on the field,” Crawford said. Anything can happen when the Dolphins take the Beach Channel Campus Field on Saturday, November 16 for the first playoff game against the Stuyvesant Peg-

legs, currently ranked in ninth, but Crawford is hopeful. “I am cautiously optimistic, as I have been for every game. We’re going to kick off and play and that’s all I can guarantee,” he said. However, he does hope for further success. While Crawford’s major goal was for the team to make it to the playoffs, he’s given them a reason to stay motivated. “At the end of the regular season, I told them that their goal is to ruin my Thanksgiving. If that happens, that means we’ll still be practicing then,” Crawford said. Crawford hopes that the community will help that goal come true by showing their support on Saturday. “Come down and support the kids because they’re really excited. We’re been getting some nice support from the neighborhood, but the more, the better. It’s going to be a good game,” Crawford said. All are welcome to cheer on the Beach Channel Dolphins at the field located at 100-00 Beach Channel Drive. General admission is $3, or $1 for students. Let’s Go Dolphins!

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Rockaway’s Craftiest: Meet Nicole Dubensky of Sweetpeas & Gypsies In this Rockaway Times series, we spotlight the eclectic band of crafty artists living on the peninsula. These individuals stand out, not just because of their creativity and undisputable talent, but the oxygen fueling the passion behind their work—living and breathing in Rockaway. We hope this series gives readers the incentive to support these local artists, who invest their soul, time and energy into producing works of art that reflect what makes our peninsula an unparalleled place to call home. On the outside, 32-year-old Rockaway Park resident Nicole Dubensky seems to live the ultimate beach life—spreading her time by living in Rockaway during the summer, and Rincon, Puerto Rico, during the winter—while simultaneously running her successful jewelry brand, Sweetpeas & Gypsies. However, she shares valuable insight on how hard work, dili-

gence and faith are the keys to any inspiring artisan looking to not just launch, but maintain their business, while pursuing the lifestyle they truly desire. So before you quit our day job, read her nuggets of wisdom in the Q&A below. RT: What are your Rockaway legs and affinity for the community? ND: I grew up in Long Island, but the ocean and surfing community are what brought me to Rockaway six years ago. I live in Rockaway Park during the summer and Rincón, PR in the wintertime. So, being that I am a surfer, living by the ocean is very important to me and I fell in love with Rockaway, not just because of the surf, but the local arts scene.

that I went to school for metalsmithing because it would have made the learning curve a lot easier. I actually went to school for physical education, but when I graduated it was at a time when it was tough to get a teaching job. So I moved to Fire Island and then to Puerto Rico, where I was just working in restaurants. However, there I had a lot of time because it was a freer pace of life, and I started colRT: How did your journey be- lecting seashells and sea glass on the beach. I came up with gin with metalsmithing? ND: I always say that I wish the idea of making some ear-

rings with them and so I taught myself how to make these earrings. People gave me so many compliments, and I started selling them. So what initiated as a slow-growing hobby for fun became my passion. Soon, doing wire work wasn’t enough, and I started learning about manipulating metals and how to solder by reading magazines and tutorials online. Then I met a retired jeweler, who gave me pointers on how to tweak my technique, which was extremely helpful and five years later, he is still my mentor. RT: You have quite the social media following. How did that develop? ND: I believe it kicked off when I started selling at markets and meeting people in person. Once people saw my work, they just started following me and Continued on page 17

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ROCKAWAY’S CRAFTIEST Continued from Page 16 telling their friends, who in turn told their friends. Also, because I live in PR during the winter, I meet people from all over. For a business, on a global scale, social media is very important to not just market your items, but also keep connected to customers. RT: What has your experience been in doing vendor markets in Rockaway? ND: I love doing the Rockaway Makers Market at the Rockaway Brewing Co. I have had great experiences there not just because of the cool vibe, but the reception from people who fervently believe in shopping local. I love being a part of growing the community in which I live.

$200. I don’t like to price gouge because I want everyone to enjoy my work. That being said, jewelry is an expensive luxury, and I do source some more expensive stones for my higher-ticket items, and of course, it’s a very labor-intensive project that takes me hours upon hours to create, however, I do try to make sure my inventory has a spread that any budget RT: What are your price could enjoy. points? RT: Your pieces are pretty orND: My price point varies because I try to have a range of nate, what’s your creative propieces that is affordable to all cess and inspiration? ND: I tend to gravitate towards budgets. I have earrings that start $30 and go upwards to turquoise, and I just really enjoy

hunting out stones and gems, and pairing them based on color and shape, and making sure each piece is balanced with the metal details around the stone. Also, I continually try to learn new techniques, and incorporate them into my designs. Being able to design and support myself financially in the flexible lifestyle that I wanted, just that in itself is an inspiration to keep going and stretch myself to live, not necessarily a lavish lifestyle, but a free lifestyle, where I can surf in the mornings and work on jewelry nonstop for the duration of the day.

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An Avoidable Tragedy ed A train. Ada Martinez was the 26th cyclist to die on New York City roads this year. In all of 2018, 10 cyclists were killed. “Police gave scant—and contradictory details—about what happened next, using language to exonerate the driver,� Streetsblog said about the incident. “It’s certainly not the first time the NYPD has put out a narrative that exonerates the driver and is based mostly, if not entirely on the testimony of that same driver,� Streetsblog also reported. The poor infrastructure of stop signs, traffic signals are what really caused this accident. If a simple signal light was in place, allowing for cars traveling eastbound, a green light, and for cyclists traveling westbound, a red signal, or a large Stop sign on the ground giving cyclists a clue that danger lies ahead, this could have been avoided. As we head into a future with

By Natasha Martinez

On the warm evening of Sept 27, 2019, as the sunset’s warm colors of pink, yellow and purple filled the sky, many residents of the Rockaways were still out and about, enjoying the evening. My parents, Ada and Rudy Martinez, were among those people. Together, they enjoyed some of the great things Rockaway has to offer in the summer. Most days were spent enjoying yoga with Kevin the Yoga Guru on the beach, and most weekends were spent enjoying the live music played by their favorite band, Squid, as they danced into the night by Caracas and Low Tide. Life as they knew it, was just beginning. Newly retired with a healthy tribe of seven grandchildren, Ada and Rudy were completely enjoying all of what Rockaway could offer. Unfortunately, the crash between Ada Martinez and a private ambulette driver of Mt. Sinai changed everything for everyone that evening.

As Ada and Rudy were traveling westbound along the designated bike lanes on Rockaway Freeway, tragedy hit. “As its name would suggest, Rockaway Freeway is designed to move cars quickly, not to safely accommodate people on bikes and on foot,� Transportation Alternatives spokesman Joe Cutrufo told the New York Post in October. “Anyone traveling outside of a car here is a risk due to speeding drivers and poor visibility.� According to police reports,

Ada was in a designated bike lane when she tried to turn left on to Beach 94th Street and steered into the path of the van. She tried to swerve to avoid the vehicle but fell and was crushed by the van. She died from her injuries, two weeks later. The driver was not charged. Last year, there were 32 crashes in the short Rockaway Beach portion of the Rockaway Freeway, which has poor visibility for pedestrians, drivers and cyclists because it is beneath the elevat-

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AN AVOIDABLE TRAGEDY Continued from Page 18 more cyclists on the road, is the state going to put laws in place protecting cyclists and holding drivers accountable for deadly crashes? Is the state going to include a cyclist red/green light allowing cyclists the right of way? How are we going to protect the increased number of cyclists on the road? How are we going to protect grandmothers, mothers, children who enjoy spending their afternoons on a bicycle? My mother, a grandmother, wife of 47 years, business owner, and

community activist, had contributed to society in enormous ways. She stood up for equality. She was passionate about her family. She was giving, kind, generous, and this is a massive loss. We would like to know if anyone has videos/photos of Ada dancing the evening away at Caracas or at Low Tide. Please email me at Homeswnatasha@yahoo. com or call me at 917-600-0843. And we’d like more information. If there are any witnesses or bystanders who can provide information regarding the crash on Beach 94th, at around 7:45 p.m. on September 27, please contact us.

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Continued from Page 10 boys of that era, was starting to have various curse words sprinkled into regular conversations. My maternal grandmother, a retired acting assistant principal in the Board Of Education (board, not department), asked me a question, which I think deserves repeating here. She asked me how effective they'd be in indicating that I was angry or upset, if I used them all the time? How would people hearing me know I was upset, as they would be used to me using them, as opposed to using them for shock value? Turns out my grandmother was a smart woman. Richard C Berger Compliment? Dear Editor: Regarding Boyleing Points, Novermber 7: Honestly, that was a great f’ckin column. Kevin Judge

: Dear Editor: My husband is a veteran who served in the army during the Vietnam war. When he returned home in the late '60s, more people were protesting the war than thanking veterans for their service. However, I do believe that we have come a long way from that type of climate. He always wears his Vietnam veteran hat. On Saturday November 9, he was in the bagel store on 129th Street. While inside, he met a young man and his child. This young gentleman, who clearly had been born after the events of that war, thanked my husband for his service, and treated him to his morning meal. While exiting the store, others also thanked him for his service. My husband was so touched by these kind gestures. It made him feel so proud, not only to have served his country, but to also be part of such a wonderful community. God bless Rockaway Beach The Luhrs Family

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Cuomo Threatens National Grid Over Gas Moratorium Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is putting his foot down when it comes to National Gridâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s moratorium on new gas hookups. On Tuesday, November 12, Cuomo sent a letter to National Grid CEO John Pettigrew and President John Bruckner, warning them that they have 14 days to rectify the situation, or they face having their certificate to operate revoked for downstate NY. In May, after the New York Department of Environmental Conservation denied permits for the Williams Northeast Supply Enhancement Project, a proposed natural gas pipeline that would consist of 23-miles of new pipeline from New Jersey to Rockaway, National Grid set up a moratorium on any new gas connections, saying the supply would not be there without the new pipeline. The moratorium has impacted thousands of new developments, homes and businesses, including new local restaurant Batesyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s,

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which eventually resorted to converting everything to electric to open. Governor Cuomo, who has shown opposition to the pipeline, is now calling the utility company out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Public Service Law provides that a utility is granted a certificate of public convenience and necessity if the corporation can provide â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;adequate and reliable service" and the utility's operation is "in the public interest,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Cuomoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s letter reads. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are two additional open safety violation proceedings at the public service commission, denoting your continued reckless disregard for the obligations incumbent upon National Grid as a public utility. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Further, given National Grid's mishandling of the gas supply system on Long Island and New York City as evidenced by your recent â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;moratoriumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on service, there is no doubt National Grid failed to

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P 718.945.2411 Susan Lavin â&#x20AC;˘ Kate Patterson â&#x20AC;˘ Peggy Moore â&#x20AC;˘ Ciji Stewart â&#x20AC;˘ Bronagh Rayder

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY NOV. 16th Time: 11:00-12:30pm 195 Beach 129 St

NEW EXCLUSIVE BEACH BLOCK BELLE HARBOR ONE FAMILY

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EXCLUSIVE GRAND NEPONSIT BEACH HOME 166 BEACH 142 St. STEPS TO THE OCEAN 60 X 100 3226 SQ FT

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COMMERCIAL SPACE COMMERICAL SPACE BROOKLYN BAY RIDGE 86TH STREET PRIME LOCATION 1800 sq. Ft. and use of Basement, 1200 sq. Ft. 5 year term, Pay all utilities.

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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.

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Call Susan 347 260 3891...............................$1800 BELLE HARBOR PRIME LOCATION SHORT TERM OR YEAR ROUND - Center hall , large living with ďŹ replace, formal dining room, kitchen offers, Viking stove, sub-zero Fridge, and extra state of the art refrigerator in basement, 3 great sized bedrooms, 3 full baths, porch, terrace, garage and lovely grounds. Pay all utilities, Call Susan 347 260 3891...............................$4000

APARTMENTS ONE BEDROOM 120â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beach Block, out door space, small deck. Furnished, No pets, $100 for parking, all utilities inclued. Call Susan 347 260 3891.................................$1550 120 No pets, pay $100 for parking, all utilities included. Available December 15th......................$1500 101 Furnished available from nov to april. CALL Kate 917 680-8051..................................$1100 TWO BEDROOM 117TH Newly renovated, open ďŹ&#x201A;oor plan, living room, kitchen, eat in area. King sized bedroom, use of backyard, front porch and bike storage. No pets, no smoking. Two spots for parking, pay all utilities. Call Bronagh 718 877 6324 ........................... $1850 120â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Walk in unit, one block to beach. EIK, w/d hook up, 1 car summer parking, weekend only. Pay all utilities. Available Dec. 15th. Call Kate 917 680 8051 .................................. $2200 120â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Small two bed w/ terrace and summer Wknd parking. Heat included. No smoking. No pets. Available December 15th. Call Susan 347 260 3891.................................$1500 120â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Living room & dining room combo, bath, terrace, W/D, parking, pay all utilities. Available December 1st. Call Susan 347 260 3891................................$2200 B120s Beach block 2 bath w/ terrace, washer/dryer, parking 1 car. No pets. Pay all utilities Call Susan 347 260 3891 ....................... $2200 130â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s LARGE rooms, carpet in bedrooms, hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;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 Arverne By The Sea â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stunning, bright and sunny. Ocean views, 2 bath. Large master bed suite, outdoor patio steps to beach, 2 parking permits, pay all utilities. Call Susan 347 260 3891 ........................$2500 THREE BEDROOM 140â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grand and newly renovated to perfection. 2 bath, large rooms, huge living room, EIK, terrace, W/D hook up, share yard, parking .................$3900 $3500

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NEPOONSIT - MAGNIFICENT SECOND HOME FROM THE BEACH! NEPONSIT - BEACH BLOCK STEAL WITH DOUBLE DRIVEWAY! Breathtaaking coastal retreat with 5BR's, each with own pprivate view terrace, Open p floor pplan with upgrades pg galore! g Gourmet kitchen, salt water in-ground g ppoool, indoor andd outtdoor pool and so much more. Call Lisa Jackson today. $7,000,000 HW floors, 4/5 BR's, 4 baths, paved yard. Priced below market value! $1,975,0000

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79th: 2BR, 1BA condo unit with ocean views from private terrace (NC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,800

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

ABTS: Spacious and freshly updated 2BR, 1BA walk-up apartment (NC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,800

137th: Spacious 2BR, 1BA apt with HW floors, SS appliances and balcony (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,400

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118th: Beach block 4BR, 1BA with SS appliances, HW floors and 1 car parking (ZP). . . . . . . . . . . . $2,400

109th: Large renovated 2BR, 1BA legal bsmt. apt w/ private back entrance & shared yard (NC). . . $1,850

ABTS: Bright and airy 2BR, den, rooftop terrace. Stackable W/D incl., plenty of storage (NC) . . . . . $2,400

116th: Renovated 3rd floor 3BR, 1BA apt with updated kitchen and terrace (ZP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,900

44th: Single family 3BR, 1BA home totally renovated with modern finishes (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,450

110th: Beach block 2nd floor 2BR, 1BA apt with Eat in Kitchen (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,900

124th: 1,600sq ft of medical or office space for rent, with waiting room/reception area (CB) . . . . . $2,500

97th: 2BR, 1BA apt with washer/dryer hookup and full basement for storage (ZP) . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,000

98th: Oceanfront 3BR, 2BA apt with huge covered deck and parking (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,800

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

80th: Renovated 2BR, 1BA condo unit with ocean views from terrace (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,100

137th: 3BR, 2BA home for rent with HW floors, available Sept-May (AD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,300

97th: Newly renovated 3BR, 1BA apartment in Rockaway Beach (ZP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,150

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

ABTS: Updated 2BR, 1BA apt with private terrace and stackable W&D (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,200

141st: 3BD, 3BA fully furnished house rental with HW floors, large terrace and parking (LJ) . . . . . $4,000

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112th: Professional, medical or retail space available, 2,200 sq ft with 2 baths (LJ). . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,500

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Ghost Bike in Broad Channel By Dan Guarino

Last week, a ghostly white bicycle appeared in Broad Channel. It marks where cyclist Bogdan Darmetko was struck and killed on Sunday, October 13, near the intersection of East 4th Road and Cross Bay Boulevard. Channel resident Matt Miner, whose home the accident occurred in front of, wanted to make sure Darmetko was not forgotten. “One of my old friends is big into bicycle culture and put me in touch with the Ghost Bike crew,” he said. “I asked them for it.” “I’ll be maintaining the memorial site, in Spring when weeds grow, etc.” According to the NYC Ghost Bike Project, the stark memori-

als draw “attention to an unsafe street. With that attention, we seek to change the culture on New York City streets...to foster a mutual respect among all people who share them.” By 2018, 164 ghost bikes marking the known deaths of 198 cyclists and pedestrians on the city’s roadways had appeared since

2005. Offshoots of the project exist in countries all over the world. Darmetko was the 25th NYC bicycle fatality this year. In Broad Channel, Miner noted, “People have been respectful so far. Today there was a lantern and flowers at the memorial and a lantern at the exact spot he died.” Taking an evening picture re-

cently of the Ghost Bike memorial, Miner noticed something peculiar. When he expanded the image, he saw a newly placed photo, with Darmetko looking back at him through the spokes. In Broad Channel, he will be remembered. (Photos by Matt Miner)

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CUOMO THREATENS Continued from Page 21 provide ‘adequate and reliable; service. Your recent admission to the Public Service Commission that "more could have been done to communicate with customers" effectively concedes that National Grid improperly denied service to over 1,100 households and is demonstrable evidence of both your inability to provide adequate service and take advantage of the public you serve.” Cuomo goes as far as to say, “the ‘moratorium’ is either a fabricated device or a lack of competence. There is no legitimate need for it in the first place. There are existing short-term options to contract for non-piped gas from other sources, which National Grid either deliberately, negligently or incompetently did not secure.” “National Grid's failure to address the supply issue, the abuse of their customers, the adverse economic impact caused by stalling private development, and the associated diminution of tax revenues to local govern-

ments, clearly demonstrate that National Grid's operations are not in the public interest.” Cuomo ends his letter by asking the utility company to take immediate action to rectify the situation or face the revoking of their certificate. Some, like Senator Joseph Addabbo, are applauding Cuomo’s efforts. “I appreciate Governor Andrew Cuomo stepping up to help protect residents across the city, especially my constituents on the Rockaway Peninsula and northern mainland communities, by issuing his letter to National Grid of his intent to revoke its certificate to operate its downstate gas franchise in the next 14 days,” Addabbo said. “Nat Grid should not be allowed to hold these residents—some who are still not back in their homes after losing everything to Superstorm Sandy—hostage by not providing its vital gas service, especially with winter right around the corner. Whether Nat Grid shapes up, or an alternative provider is found, it is vital that the people are provided with reliable gas service.”

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I share a very special story with many messages—some are clear and others are still a mystery. Maybe my story can touch someone who has also suffered the loss of a loved one and give you hope that there are angels who can touch us when we least expect it. Thirty-two years ago, my family lost my younger brother, John, in a fatal car accident. He was 21 years old. It would be the most devastating and heartbreaking loss in my family. We would never again be our large family of nine. John was a really special brother. He smiled all the time and was kind to everyone he met. I don’t think he had any enemies and he was truly the salt of the earth. He was the guy who always made you laugh. It has taken a lifetime to heal from John’s death but our family would learn to turn a negative into a positive by never forgetting John’s free and giving spirit. We would overcome and become strong, compassionate people with our angel John guiding us. Our new life’s motto became “live life to its fullest.” We had learned first-hand that there are no guarantees in life. “One day at a time, sweet Jesus,” was my Mom’s favorite song, and it resonated even more strongly after John’s passing. My three brothers went to Power Memorial Academy High School in NYC. It was a great school where they would meet lifelong friends.

Recently, my brothers, Alex and Patrick, went to a Power Memorial Alumni Dinner where several alumni including one of our local guys, John Lovett, was honored. Congratulations to John Lovett! What a well-deserved honoree. Patrick met one my brother, John's, classmates, Dennis Mooney. He was racing around in his wheelchair selling raffle tickets. He had been paralyzed in 1987 from a car accident. My brother John also had his car accident in 1987. He proceeded to tell my brother, Patrick, that he and John were good friends. He shared a very poignant daily act of a warm friendship between two teenage kids. John would buy and read the NY Daily News on the subway on the way to school, and he would do the same in the morning with the NY Post every day, and every day they would swap papers for the read on the train ride home. What a lovely gesture between two friends at a cost of twenty-five cents. Dennis also told my brother last week that when he left the hospital in 1987, after nine months of treatment and rehabilitation, he called my family’s home and one of John’s sisters answered the phone and became very upset when he asked to speak to John, perhaps feeling that it was a cruel joke. He had no idea John had passed away on July 14, 1987, which was the same day that he was in his Continued on page 29


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BE WELL , BE HAPPY Continued from Page 28 car accident. His parents had been aware of John’s passing, but because of his serious accident and rehabilitation challenges, they did not want to upset him more, so they hadn’t told him about John. Years later, Dennis would ask a good friend of his why he didn’t tell him about John’s passing. His friend responded, “I thought you figured it out during your nine months in the hospital since John would have visited you.” This new information that John’s friend shared generated so many warm feelings in my family. When someone gives you new information about your loved one who has passed, it feels really nice to hear. It feels like a gift that brings them back to life in a way. It also brought to light how Dennis survived a terrible accident on the same day that John had passed, and overcame all odds to “live a life worth living.”

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019 He continued with his education and became a teacher. He is a great role model. I only wish I had known him throughout his entire life. I can only imagine what he and his family went through when he lost the ability to walk at age 22. He is truly remarkable in his life of service. I have not met him but I plan on reaching out to him to introduce myself as the sister who may have picked up the phone. Maybe upon hearing of John’s death, one of his emotions was gratefulness to be alive? One never knows the journey ahead in life but if we are receptive, we always seem to cross paths with angels. He had the deeper suffering and yet he rose above it all. He’s an angel who touched my family thirty-two years after our loss. This column is dedicated to all those who suffer from the loss of a loved one. May you know that there are angels everywhere and you never know when they will show up in your life.

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Hold The Wheel Aging places burdens on not just the person getting older, but the family as well. I have been in practice for over 36 years and I have seen many occasions where Grandpa refuses to quit driving even though he gets lost going to the store or gets in accidents. Older drivers comprise 19 percent of licensed drivers in the U.S. Although drivers over the age of 65 are more likely to respect speed limits, wear seatbelts, and avoid alcohol before driving, they are statistically more likely to be involved in fatal motor vehicle accidents. Drivers older than 75 years experience fatal accidents at rates higher than all other

drivers over age 29. That said, studies have shown that older drivers who cease driving are at increased risk of social isolation, depression, the need for long-term care, and death. Driving safely requires multiple intact cognitive capacities including complex attention, visuospatial skills, working memory, executive function, judgement, and insight into one’s own driving abilities. There have been multiple studies that have shown that even mild dementia impairs these abilities and raises the risk of accidents. Driving is a visually demanding task. Reductions in visual acuity, visual field, and

contrast sensitivity are associated with common eye conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Because of this, many states require licensing agencies to mandate in-person license renewals for older individuals, especially those aged 85 and older. Physical impairments may also interfere with safe driving. For example, issues like upper or lower extremity weakness, loss of range of motion of the neck or extremities, or difficulty walking may negatively affect driving ability, as may conditions like hearing loss, vertigo, sleep apnea, seizure disorders, and heart disease. Medications that may affect consciousness could also be troublesome. These include antihypertensives, diabetic and seizure medications, antiparkinsonian agents, opioids, and benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax). The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has developed the Clinician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, 4th edition. Physicians are often put into situations where family members express concern over

their older loved one’s ability to drive safely. In my experience, once the physician has assessed the older driver and agrees with the family’s concerns, many older patients flat out refuse to quit driving. Some states require the physician to inform the patient who refuses to stop driving that the physician has both an ethical and legal responsibility to report the patient to the driver’s licensing agency. New York does not have this requirement. Most older adults will experience a period of driving retirement of at least six to 10 years before the end of their life. Alternative transportation options need to be considered, for example public transport, rides by friends or relatives, delivery services, or ride services. The hardest part, of course, is getting Grandma or Grandpa to agree to give up their car. For more information go to: cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/ older_adult_drivers/index.html Please direct questions and comments to editor@rockawaytimes.com

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Last weekend's 100 Year Centennial celebration at Broad Channel's VFW Prince-Wynn Post #260 was a resounding success, exceeding all expectations, and so it goes without saying that the men and women up at the Post should be acknowledged for all their selfless work towards making this such a memorable event.

A special thank you is also extended to our local wordsmith and reporter, Katie McFadden, for her terrific article (Cheers to 100 Years for VFW Post 260) in The Rockaway Times last week. Katie's article played no small part in helping to increase attendance at the event. Most importantly, it goes without saying, the VFW Post extends its sincere appreciation to all of you out there who took the time this past Veterans’ Day holiday weekend to gather together in celebration and support of that organization's 100th Centennial and their 100 years of service to our local veterans and their families. There are still plenty of 2020 Broad Channel Historical Calendars available for purchase and are still only $5 each. The calendars may be purchased at the All American Bagel & Barista II, located at 20-10 Cross Bay Blvd. Broad Channel, NY 11693. You can also order your calendar online by contacting

Barbara Toborg or any of the other members of the Broad Channel Historical Society Historical Committee by visiting their website at broadchannelhistoricalsociety.org. Congratulations to our friend and neighbor, John Spataro, for his recent endeavor to attain a judgeship in New York's Supreme Court's 11th Judicial District. Unfortunately, John didn't win his election, but he did manage to score almost 4%

of the total vote. No mean feat for a political newbie! Besides, when you think about it, who the hell actually takes the time to vote for the judgeship positions on these ballots? As for myself, I hate to leave any box unchecked so I always use a little trick I learned back in my civics class at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School over in Brooklyn. Always check the 3rd option down and you are almost guaranteed a 75% chance of picking the winner. One thing I must say about John, though—he ran a clean campaign, no negative attack ads and none of those annoying "Vote For" lawn signs all over town. Before you think I am being too picky, you should keep in mind that it is always important to look closely at those lawn signs just prior to any election. Last time I voted for a real estate agent without realizing it. Broad Channel, why would anyone want to live anywhere else?

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COMMUNITY BOARD 14 Continued from Page 5 office to provide specific input on things from buses to trains, bridge repairs and more. Several issues were discussed during public speaking. Far Rockaway resident Bruce Jacobs expressed concerns over Far Rockaway being used a dumping ground for things such as homeless shelters and other community blights. JK Canepa of Sane Energy Project reiterated Orr’s news of the threat from Cuomo against National Grid. She went into more detail, directly reading Cuomo’s letter to the utility. A man from St. John’s advised the community that there will be a mobile health van providing flu shots on November 23, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the RISE Center on Beach 58th and Rockaway Beach Blvd., and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hammel Houses Community Center. Jason Heuer, co-owner of the Avoid the Day bookshop, announced that the pop-up will be becoming permanent, with a new location at 99-04 Rockaway Beach

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019 Boulevard. A lease was signed on November 1 and they expect to be open in January. The shop will offer mostly used books for sale and will serve as a café with coffee and snacks, but they’re also seeking a license to sell beer and wine. Glenn DiResto provided updates on the Peninsula Hospital redevelopment project, known as Edgemere Commons. On Tuesday the City Council Land Use Committee overheard the proposal. DiResto advised CB14 that most of CB14’s input was ignored. CB14 had recommended the 2,200-unit project be reduced to 1,100 to 1,500 units, but it was only reduced by 150 and will be 2,050 units. “That’s 219 units per acre,” DiResto explained. “Arverne View is just 73 units per acre,” he said for comparison. He also said the Area Median Income requirements for the development weren’t changed to follow CB14’s recommendations. Looking on the bright side, DiResto said there will be a 25,000 sq. ft. community center and $2 million allocated to youth and community development, meaning money for nonprofits. DiResto advised the

board to make a motion to ask the developer, Arker, exactly where all of this money will go. The board later voted to do this, with a nearly-unanimous yes vote. Democratic District Leader Lew Simon spoke about some upcoming events including the next Good Government Regular Democratic Club meeting, which will feature all of the Democratic candidates running for Queens Borough President. The meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 14 at the Beacon Nursing Center (140 Beach 113th Street). Also, the Beach 116th Street Christmas tree lighting is coming up soon. The event will take place at 5 p.m. on November 30 and will include free food donated by Ciros and Last Stop this year. It’s taking place earlier in the hopes that the weather will be warmer. Lastly, a representative from Senator James Sanders’ office stopped by to let the community know about its recent HVAC training session, which 36 people signed up for to receive free training that could lead to a job. While the Rockaway program is full,

there will be others in Queens. Stop by Sanders’ office for more information. She also said that in response to recent shootings, Sanders has sent a letter to the governor and mayor, asking them to provide more support for community-based organizations that work to keep youth out of trouble. After public speaking, representatives from the JFK Airport Redevelopment project stopped by to provide some updates. The redevelopment will allow for job potential and community benefits for those in the Rockaways and nearby areas. They are currently working on outreach efforts for input from the community and are accepting feedback on their website: www.ANewJFK.com. A groundbreaking for the airport redevelopment is expected to take place in 2020, with the first gate expected to open in 2023, and a total completion by 2025. On Thursday, November 21, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., they’ll be holding an open house to further explain some of their initiatives and opportunities for the community. It will take place at 144-33 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica, Queens.

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Veterans at Far Rockaway Center Honored By the Military On November 7, Far Rockaway Center on Virginia Street in Far Rockaway, had an allout Veterans Day celebration. The 100-bed nursing and rehabilitation center started with a color guard, consisting of bagpiper, Andy MacVoy, leading U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Maureen Daley carrying the flag. Then the facility played a rendition of Whitney Houstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Star-Spangled Bannerâ&#x20AC;? and Recreation Director Zelideth Reyes made a speech welcoming everyone to the ceremony. Facility Administrator Sol Blumenfeld also made a speech thanking their guests and the 12 vets

who are residents of the facility. Among those present were U.S. Airforce Airman Elijah Green, U.S. Army Specialist Leroy Castleberry, U.S. Army Specialist Charles Evans, U.S. Army Sergeant Jose Rosales, U.S. Army Private Howard Burton and U.S. Army Lieutenant James Butler. Staff Sergeant Daley and Mr. Blumenfeld presented each veteran with a framed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Legion of Meritâ&#x20AC;? certificate as the bagpiper played. Reyes announced their names, and all enjoyed a variety of danishes and juices to end the celebration. several of the veter- Reyes said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are deserve our love and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ceremony was ans and staff mem- our bravest, past and recognition.â&#x20AC;? very emotional with bers coming to tears,â&#x20AC;? recently served. They

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

A Bird’s-Eye View About Thanksgiving from An Autism Mom The Turkeypocalypse is just a mere two weeks away, and I’m already cringing. As a proud mom of a beautiful nonverbal eleven-year-girl on the autism spectrum, I’ve been there,

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phones, that some may assume she is rocking to Bad Bunny or Taylor Swift, but no, she is doing what I envy—blocking out noise—seemingly politely. So, at the Thanksgiving table, she does the same—blocking out the chatter and well-meaning (but as my dad would say, OMG!) bombardment of questions about her progress and very particular food preferences. Folks in the following, here’s my advice about what not to make the focus of the dinner table discourse about our special-needs children, and OMG!—any child with particular nuances. And please keep this in mind, this is not about sympathy—but empathy! 1. Please don’t ask when do I think she will talk, or for other children, why they are fixated on when the pizza is arriving. My daughter eats like she is on the paleo diet, and loves vegetables and meat. Don’t ask why she is not eating the apple pie you lovingly prepared or is just licking the frosting off a cupcake. That’s just what she likes. 2. When she has to go, she has

The Rockaway Times to go! Sometimes it may be because she needs to go to the loo, and abruptly may detach from your embrace. Or she doesn’t like the attention and wants to retreat to a quieter space. When our children have to go, they have to go! It’s not personal. 3. Though she has special needs, she can eat for herself, don’t try to feed her; and during the Lord’s prayer, she intrinsically knows to keep quiet, so please don’t shush her. 4. Don’t ask about her progress. Just allow us to enjoy being in the company of family and friends. Parents are already stressed, we don’t need the extra reminders of what you perceive are children are lacking. 5. Ha! As a family, we’re notoriously always late. Sometimes my daughter is having a meltdown or we are literally sitting on the staircase pleading her to “Let’s go.” It takes time and sensitivity to understand what she is feeling. 6. This is a big one. My daughter does not understand why Continued on page 39


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LIFE WITH OUR â&#x20AC;&#x153;ARTISTICâ&#x20AC;? CHILD Continued from Page 38 you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand her. She isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t being rude by walking away. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just frustrated that she canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t express herself. Please donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ignore her. She sees and feels it. 7. My daughter doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like crowds, loud chattering; she prefers solitude. As parents, we wish we could break the ice wall when it comes to communication, so instead of judging or condemning, just be understanding. 8. If our children suddenly get excited and start jumping around, please donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t yell and remind us to keep an eye on them. This is why Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sometimes reluctant to take my daughter to holiday gatherings. Just like when we check our coats upon arrival, check your opinions. 9. Please talk to our children; acknowledge them. In the case with my daughter, she understands EVERYTHING, so just be understanding. My daughter is deep as the oceanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abyss. Just

try to connect. Trust me, our children can teach you a thing or two about why verbosity is overrated. 10. And the most important of allâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Just love our children for who they are. They are different, albeit challenged, but beautiful in that they teach us the essence of unconditional love. It is Thanksgiving, so please keep the spirit by being thankful and accepting. Our children deserve a place where they are accepted for who they are. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not about turkey or pie; maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chips and pizzaâ&#x20AC;Śwhatever the meal, if it makes our children feel loved, then thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thanksgiving! Feel free to share your thoughts by emailing: ourartisticchild@ outlook.com or check out Rockaway Beach Autism Families on Facebook. Our next meeting is on Thursday, November 21, 7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus (333 Beach 90th Street). Also, join us for our holiday party, Thursday, December 12, 7 p.m., also at KOC. FREE! Everyone goes home with a gift. Join us in turning the tide for our autism community, one wave at a time.

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Leave it to Dan Edwards, Steve Stathis, and Gary Carroll to find a place called Jack Doyleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Irish pubâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in Budapest. A small army of Rockawayans took a river cruise through Europe and well, sometimes you gotta make a stop for something that reminds you of home. The three barats (thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three amigos) proved to be the best dressed guys on the trip.

                       

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Sundays Bag, bulldozing in with a hefty 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. mix of your beloved rock classics Head to Whit’s for a hoppin’ Brrr! The weather is getting and of course FUN! jazz/beebop lunch featuring The 500 Bayside, Breezy Point chilly, but Rockaway still feels plenty hot as there’s so much to Mike Severino Trio. Saturday, November 16 enjoy as local spots are forever 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd 8:30 p.m. to Midnight teeming with live music, theater, Fill up your belly and warm up arts and shopping. Get the 411 SPECIAL MENTION — in The Rockaway Times’ Good your soul at Thai Rock with great HOLIDAY SHOPPING food, libations and live blues, Times page. POP-UPS R&B, classic and Southern rock Looking for that special holiday LIVE MUSIC: from Blue Roots at Thai Rock. gift? Avoid the mayhem depart375 Beach 92nd Street ment store shopping, and instead Friday, November 15 seize the opportunity to get one6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, November 16 of-kind gifts with the added boTonight, head to Bungalow Bar 9 p.m. nus of supporting locals at various for a classic rock feast with Mike & Rogers will be lit as the Gray- pop-ups around town. Miley, playing your favorites from trippers gallop in—blazing Rockthe 60s and 70s. away’s oldest Irish pub with good Saturday, November 16 377 Beach 92nd Street ‘ole school blues and classic rock. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 203 Beach 116th Street Get an early start to your holiFriday, November 15 day shopping without busting the 8 p.m. to Midnight Sunday, November 17 bank at Elevation Jewels’ Pop-up Get your dancing shoes on and 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Shop at Challenge Preparatory head to RBQ as Keegan & Soogs For brunch—mozy on to Pico Charter School. Shop all the $5 fire up your Friday night with roots rock Americana and rock ‘n’ for a musical feast headlined by accessories you love for family Indaculture’s Bobby Butler and and friends. Nickel and lead-free roll. Friends. Free tequila shot to the jewelry will be on sale. 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd first person who correctly guess710 Hartman Lane, Far Rockaes the band’s first set theme. Song way Friday, November 15 requests accepted on Facebook 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday, November 17 Get ready for a full-fledged blues event page: Bobby Butler Pico 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. explosion with NY Blues Hall of Brunch. 419 Beach 129th Street Shop + Tacos + Music + Beer = Fame inductee, Breakaway, at adds up to a sweet day of shopping Thai Rock. If unprettified, in yo’ Sunday, November 17 supporting Rockaway’s craftiest face blues is your flavor, head to 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rockaway Makers Market, the bay and fill your cup. This afternoon join local Owen hosted at the Rockaway Brewing 375 Beach 92nd Street Loof a.k.a. “The Best Dressed Man Co. in Rockaway” in commemorat415 Beach 72nd Street Saturday, November 16 ing the rich legacy of his brother, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, November 23 This evening, the Rockaway Denis’ life at Rogers. Musicians 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Beach Club is where it’s at as The bring your instruments and get From glassware, handmade Mike Severino Trio will have you ready to sing, dance, trade stories crafts, clothing jewelry, holiday floating on a cloud of soulful jazz and raise a glass in salute! 203 Beach 116th Street decorations and more, check out as you mix, mingle and vibe at the festive Holiday Flea Market at one of Rockaway’s hottest spots Sunday, November 17 Dayton Beach Park’s community for live entertainment. 4 p.m. room. Interested vendors can in302 Beach 87th Street Why not stick around, and cap box Lucie Limongelli on Facebook. off your weekend fun at Rogers 8600 Shore Front Parkway Saturday, November 16 with local favorite, Walter Ensor. 8 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, December 14 & On tap at RBQ tonight is Mag- By the end of the evening, you Sunday, December 15 ic Bones belting out your favorite and your mates will be toasting, 11 a.m. Motown, soul, rock n’ roll and top “Sláinte is táinte!” 203 Beach 116th Street Save the date for St. Camil40s. Plus with finger-lickin' BBQ lus-St. Virgilius Roman Catholic and more on the menu, see why Monday, November 18 Church’s Annual Christmas bouRBQ is your one-stop shop for 7 p.m. tique! Interested vendors, should good food, drinks and live enterJammin’ Jon & Friends are at phone 718-634-8229 for reservatainment. back at Whit’s End jammin’ the tions and information. 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd popular boulevard eatery with 99-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd the ultimate rock and blues expeSaturday, November 16 OTHER MUSES AROUND rience. 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. TOWN 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd Guess who’s back at the BayFriday, November 22 house? None other than Mixed By Kami-Leigh Agard

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7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Buy your tickets now for Bungalow Bar’s Harvest Celebration Centerpiece and Tablescape Inspiration, hosted by Rockaway’s undisputed floral expert, Julie McCann Mulligan, who will be sharing tips, tricks, and inspiration on how you can make your table the life of the party not just at Thanksgiving, but throughout the holidays. Admission is just $60, which includes all materials (wooden planter, fresh flowers and foliage, succulents, pods, seasonal fruit, etc.). Attendees will receive a 10% discount on any food and beverage purchased before or after the workshop. To sign up, visit Eventbrite link: http://bit.ly/CreativeWorkshopBB or call Bungalow at 718945-2100 377 Beach 92nd Street ARTS Saturdays and Sundays 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Rockaway Artists Alliance presents Beach Towel, a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Rockaway Beach artist, Evan Mazellan. Mazellan’s seven paintings feature photographs taken with his personal mobile device. Subjects are rendered in oil stick rather than oil paint, and use common techniques and mark-making methods native to the disciplines of drawing and traditional printmaking. On view through November 30. sTudio 6 Gallery, Fort Tilden THEATER Fridays through Sundays Rockaway Theatre Company presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This family-friendly play is a musical comedy featuring a diverse group of young characters competing for the chance of a lifetime to be the champion of the Spelling Bee. Show dates are November 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. For more info and tickets, visit: www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org. T4 Post Theatre Building, Fort Tilden Got info on local live music and art? Email: kami@rockawaytimes.com


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Trouble With Sis Dear Enchantress, What do you advise? I have friends and family members that have become toxic in my life. Me and my sister, we never got along. She is older than me by six years. I always adored her and looked up to her and she never thought anything of me. At my father's funeral and for 25 years, we still never spoke. I have tried to be a good little sister, but she always puts me down and dismisses me. She uses other family members as pawns, and I have cut her off. We have not spoken in many years, and now she is using my mom, my brother, and my niece as chess pieces against me.

What should I do? - Rae Dear Restless Rae, Family stuff can be tough. Years of unwound and unspoken silences and wounds. Family dynamics are like nothing else in the world. They are the people who we know and who know us best, including the stuff we wish could forget. So, first I want to say, be nice to yourself and, at any moment, you can decide to shift how you look at a family situation, and commit to that, and no one else has to change. So, how do you want to feel about your sister, and really, how

do you want to feel when you relate to your mom, brother and niece? My first question: ideally, how do you want to feel about your sister when you are around her? Be aware to answer in what you do want, not what you don't want. So, this will help you reverse-engineer how to work with yourself to achieve this feeling. Next, is it possible to imagine in your sisterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s world, she is not wrong? For whatever reason, you see and feel her acting the way she does, she thinks she has a right to, and she believes she's acting correctly? You may think she is wrong, (and you may be right) and still, if you can witness (as if it weren't your situation) that her mind is set the way it is, you can move towards compassion. This is not easy, but keep compassion in your mind, for your own peace of mind. I always love the idea and I have clients do this all the time, write a letter. Good old fashioned pen and paper. Who would you write the letter to? You will not be sending this. It can be a letter to your sister, the wisest most enchanted part of yourself, your

mom, your niece, your brother, God or your highest power, your father, etc. Use this letter to express all the stuff, the feelings, the thoughts, everything out of your head and onto paper. Write out as detailed as you can, and then fold it, tuck it away for 24 hours, and then come back to it, burn it, or let it dissipate in water. Then trust that you have done enough for the meantime. With Love, The Enchantress To find out more information on how to work with Enchantress Shane as your life coach, go to: www.enchantedembodiment. com

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Gateway National Listed As At-Risk Alex Zablocki, Executive Director, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, alerted The Rockaway Times to a report listing Gateway National as one of ten sites that are vulnerable to climate change: The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) unveiled Landslide, its annual thematic report about threatened and atrisk landscapes. The Landslide 2019: Living in Nature report highlights ten cultural landscapes throughout the nation that are threatened by flooding, wildfires, regional drought, and other effects of human-induced climate change. The ten sites demonstrate the wide array of effects from climate change and the scope of its impact on our natural and cultural resources. Ranging from small parcels to thousands of acres, the sites are also geographically and typologically diverse, comprising agrarian landscapes, living communities, and historical monuments and stretching

from Hawaii to the Heartland. The report provides a history of each site, outlines the threats posed to them, and ways for people to get involved. Gateway National Recreation Area is one of the sites listed. Gateway consists of parks and protected land in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, New York, Jamaica Bay, and Sandy Hook, New Jersey. First issued in 2003, Landslide has highlighted more than 300 significant at-risk parks, gardens, horticultural features, working landscapes, and other places that collectively embody our shared landscape heritage. According to Landslide, designations have resulted in advocacy that has saved numerous sites. “Climate change is a widely acknowledged threat to natural and ecological systems, but the dire potential impacts on irreplaceable cultural systems and historic resources need greater attention,” Charles A. Birn-

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SFDS 3rd-Grade Girls Crowned CYO Champs!

St. Francis de Sales third-grade Girls Soccer Team defeated Our Lady of Grace 1-0 to win the CYO Championship Game on Saturday, November 9. The team players include: Sophia Allocco, Jane Bender, Sadie Corvi, Olivia Coursey, Kayla Cunningham, Maire Darcy, Neeve Darcy, Reese Dennis, McKenzie Doyle, Emma Egan, Molly Gallagher, Ella Gatto, Liliana Giammo, Taylor Grosseto, Kinley Hearn, Tess Lang, Hannah LaPrice, Brianne Layden, Lily Levasseur, Parker Long, Taryn Martin, Annie McCormick, Niamh Mullen, Maeve Murphy, Teagan O’Rourke, Amelia O’Sullivan, Annelise O’Sullivan, Angelina Rasmussen, Kate Tubridy, Lily Warnock, Mairead Witkowski, Lily Zabala. They were led by coaches, Brian Gallagher and Carrie Long. Congratulations champions!

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