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Whale Tails and Cocktails at Sunset By Katie McFadden

The American Princess pulled out Riis Landing on Thursday, August 8 for yet another adventure in hopes of bringing its boat full of passengers closer to some of Rockaway’s newest neighbors—whales and dolphins. However, unlike its usual daytime tours, this trip’s theme was whale tails and cocktails at sunset. American Princess Cruises’ new sunset whale watching tours are yet another unique way for locals to feel like they’re on a whale watching adventure in Cape Cod, but instead, with a backdrop of the New York City skyline at sunset. As the American Princess entered Jamaica Bay, passengers were treated to the gentle warmth of the soon-setting sun, while the smell of the salty sea air hit their senses, much like the scent you may get on a breezy night on the boardwalk or in your backyard, but even stronger. Just after 5 p.m. on a Thursday evening, it’s officially

happy hour. And the boat’s galley is stocked with everything to make your favorite cocktail, plus beer, wine and of course soda and water if that’s more your speed. This is your trip, so make it what you want. You’re in good hands with Captain Tom Paladino at the helm, who’s led the American Princess on thousands of adventures at sea to see dolphins, whales, seals, fireworks and even simple trips to Pier 11 when the boat oper-

ates as a ferry. But tonight, the destination was Raritan Bay, a body of water nestled between Staten Island and New Jersey, where Paladino and his passengers spotted whales just hours before on the boat’s regular afternoon trip that Thursday. The hope was that maybe they were still there. And it wasn’t long before we found them. While passengers were enjoying the experience of the early evening boat ride, Captain Tom sud-

denly announced, “Whale at 12 o’clock!” When on the boat, it’s compared to a clock, to give people an idea of the general direction of a whale in relation to the boat. At 12 o’clock, this whale was straight ahead. Captain Tom directed the boat fullspeed ahead to get closer to the mammal that he spotted in the distance. It was just a little more than an hour into the trip when passengers were treated to a humpback whale breaking the surface of the water and lunge feeding, taking in a mouthful of its favorite treat in New York’s waters—menhaden. Before spotting the whale, Mitchell Steinhardt, the boat’s naturalist for the day, explained the increase in menhaden, also known as bunker, which has contributed to an increase in marine mammals in local waters. As the boat passed by the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn, Steinhardt pointed out the Marine Park Saltwater Marsh, an Continued on page 3

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Continued from Page 2 area that provides a spawning and breeding ground for fish like menhaden. “Due to cleaner waters since the introduction of the Clean Water Act, which prohibited the random industrial dumping in our waterways, this water is the cleanest it’s been in not only 40 years since the laws were enacted, but probably close to 100 years since our heyday of commercial dumping in our waterways. The chemical composition of this water has changed, allowing for the growth of plankton, which the menhaden feed on,” he said. Cleaner waters and more menhaden have led to a steady increase in the whale population in New York waters over the last decade or so. Last summer, Gotham Whale, the nonprofit that keeps tabs on local marine life, recorded 29 new whales in local waters. So far this season, there have been 16 new whales in addition to the ones that have returned, and the season is just getting started.

Those on the American Princess see whales so often now that Paladino says, “The Rockaways are the new Cape Cod for whale watching. I can’t remember the last time we didn’t see a whale.” The likelihood of spotting whales has also led to longer whale watching seasons for the American Princess, and this year, tours will continue all the way through the end of November. It’s also the reason they’ve been adding new experiences like the sunset tour. Those on Thursday’s trip were treated to a range of behaviors from the whale including lunge

feeding, surface feeding and even some tail slapping, as it appeared the whale was waving hello to its new audience. The American Princess keeps a safe distance as to not disturb the animals, but at one point, the whale’s curiosity led it right next to the boat, where it let out a spout from its blowhole that created a rainbow in its mist, right before it dove under the boat. As it got closer to sunset, Captain Tom decided to move along and try to search for more wildlife. And without fail, he did. As the sun slowly started to set,

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creating a backdrop of an orange, pink and purple sky, the boat was suddenly surrounded by a large pod of bottlenose dolphins leaping out of the water. It seemed like the perfect end to a perfect trip—that was, until on the way back to Riis Landing, the passengers were treated to a lightning show as dark stormy clouds over Brooklyn and Staten Island contrasted with the last warm colors of the sunset, capping off an amazing evening on the water. The last sunset whale watching tour of the season is Thursday, August 15, as daylight is now limited, but Paladino says they’ll bring back sunset tours next summer. However, in the meantime, there are plenty of opportunities to see Rockaway’s wildlife up close. American Princess Cruises offers four-hour trips starting at 12 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, and 1 p.m. on Saturdays on Sundays. For more information or to book your trip, head to www.AmericanPrincessCruises.com Photos by Katie McFadden.

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Brought Back By The P Word COSTUME PARTY PLANNED By Bert Sanders

I found myself deep in a rather enjoyable hiatus, both from music and from writing, when my personal assistant, Alf, narrated an alarming email from Kevin Boyle. Emails from Kevin are never welcome in my inbox, due to the fact that I bailed on The Rockaway Times, mid-contract, sometime last fall. The email was succinct: Bert Sanders, You need to get back to Rockaway. The Rockaway Times is now the official sponsor of Poseidon’s Parade. It’s time to get back to work. Stop being a bum, Kevin Boyle. I knew right then and there that it was time to return to my post. I could bail on local news big wigs without a hinge of regret, but I could never, ever, turn my back on the Vicious Freaks that make up The Rockaway Mermaid Brigade. They needed me, and in hindsight, I probably needed them. So, I put down my

book, “Escape From Bellevue: A Dive Bar Odyssey,” by Christopher Campion (from which I learned the term, “Vicious Freaks”) and had Alf set the sails towards Rockaway Times headquarters. Since I was only at the Ruffle Bar in Jamaica Bay, I was back to work in eight minutes. I ditched the office, dusted off my notebook and set out to meet with the brigade. I got as far as Caracas and decided to take a break. Alexis poured me an ice-cold beer and I started mingling at the colorful tables. I was holding court with some ferry people, when Alexis politely informed me that there was a problem with my card. “I spoke with The Rockaway Times, and they don’t issue corporate cards to deadbeat writers anymore,” she whispered in my ear.  I began to prepare an exit strategy when I noticed a flyer. “MERMAID COSTUME EXCHANGE. CARACAS. AUG. 22,

5 p.m.” My journalistic instincts were still intact. I found what I was looking for. I headed to the Butler house to find Casey, the Queen of the Brigade. As I approached, dozens of cats and raccoons scattered away and Casey answered the door. She and Geoff had all the juice, both literally and figuratively. After they showed me their newest trophy, “The NY1 Choice Award” from the 2019 Coney Island Mermaid Parade, they got down to business. On August 22 at 5 p.m., The Rockaway Mermaid Brigade is having a costume exchange party at Caracas. The event invites mermaids to bring old costumes, and mingle with like-minded aquatic maniacs. The Brigade has boxes of old costumes and material on display, and some of the seasoned seamstresses will be helping people come up with ideas and themes for their parade cos-

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RBAF’s Dance Out For Autism Awareness Fosters Love, Friendship & Inclusion They danced, frolicked and had fun. Last Thursday, August 8, Rockaway Beach Autism Families 2nd Annual Dance Out For Autism Awareness drew scores of people to Caracas Beach 106th Concession, where individuals with autism, and their families and friends showcased their dancing prowess, all in the spirit of boosting autism awareness and acceptance. The event featured a disc jockey and photo booth, where attendees got to don costume accessories and forever memorialize the fun event with photos. According to RBAF founder, Kami-Leigh Agard, the goal for the event was not just to build autism awareness and acceptance, but inclusion. “Many parents of individuals on the spectrum, including myself, sometimes feel isolated and this event helps change that all around. When you see people on the dance floor just letting

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Start a mobile block party. Organize your block and make plans to march in the Poseidon Parade on Saturday, September 21. The more participants, the better! Families, kids, all are welcome. Sea monsters, sailors, mermaids, pirates, crustaceans—just think nautical! We like this event so much we’ve become the Official Sponsor. ***** Black Jack (Jackie) Ryan needs your help. The basketball wizard who has entertained Rockaway crowds as part of the Harlem Magic Masters and through solo shows is in need of some medical insurance help. In September, Jack will undergo valve replacement heart surgery for a congenital heart disease. The costs will exceed his insurance coverage. If you

want to help, send a note to: hoopwizard@hotmail.com ***** The 2019 Photo Finals will be at Caracas on August 24. Time TBD. The winner of the $500 Grand Prize will be chosen and short of big, big news, the photo will be that week’s Rockaway Times front page. If one of your photos made the TOP 30 or Honorable Mention, you can come and take it home that day. The photos really hold up in the weather and look good on any wall. For those photos not claimed, they just might end up on the walls of The Rockaway Times office. ***** Lazer Lou writes about the National Grid site (Beach 108-Beach 111) this week, which got us to wondering about the status of the cleanup (to remediate toxicants). The Department of Environmental Conservation tells us: “The cleanup of this site is complete.” Some mumbo-jumbo followed: “Prior to final site closeout, an en-

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vironmental easement must be recorded. The Final Engineering Report (FER) and Site Management Plan (SMP) have been submitted and document the work completed, as well as future monitoring obligations.” So, basically, it’s clean and whatever development occurs there cannot upset the remediation. ***** Overheard: The beach was too sandy. Even Rockawayans, infamous for their griping, wouldn’t go there. Then again…. ***** Speaking of griping, we did our fair share about the lousy spring weather. Well, though it was late getting here, summer’s been pretty darn nice. We want that on the record. ***** There will be dancing. The  Beach Sessions Dance Series returns to Rockaway on Monday, August 19, and runs through Thursday, August 22. Daily dance classes, open to the public, will take place at the Beach 97th concession.

Most of the classes are late morning or mid-day. You can register at BeachSessionsDanceSeries.com or just drop on by and if your feet can’t help themselves, well, join in. Congratulations to all RB Volleyball Champions. We hate that regular season play is on Wednesday evenings, too late for us to get the results in Thursday’s papers, but we’re thrilled to bring you the final recap, thanks to John Sica. Great photos were submitted by a bunch of talented locals. ***** The Other Times, the New York Times, did a nice feature on “Rockaways’ Cycling Newsman,” Kevin Boyle (he of the real Times) last Friday. It was in the print version on Saturday. Writer Corey Kilgannon did a good job following Boyle by bike and reporting on various encounters. Somehow the part about us having a fully-stocked tiki bar in the office didn’t make the story.

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This Week in History AUGUST 15 George Boggiano was born.

1227 – Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan died in China.

1939 – The Wizard of Oz premiered in Hollywood. 1969 – Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened at Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in Bethel, New York.

AUGUST 19 Whitney Aycock was born. Courtney Carroll was born. Jimmy Mullen was born.

AUGUST 16 Geri-Lynn Morizzo was born. James Johnson was born. Luisa Louis was born. Ryan Moroney was born. 1977 – Elvis Presley died at Graceland from heart failure at age 42. AUGUST 17 Beth Hanning was born. Vincent Hoban was born. Tara Benn was born. Rick Horan was born. 1896 – Prospectors found gold in Alaska, a discovery that set off the Klondike Gold Rush. 2008 – U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps won his eighth gold medal, breaking the record set by Mark Spitz in the 1972 Games. AUGUST 18 Jammin’ Jon Kiebon was born. Deirdre Taylor-Lang was born.

1934 – Germans voted to make Adolf Hitler Fuhrer. 1960 – American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers was convicted of espionage in Moscow. AUGUST 20 Jamie Agoglia was born. 1980 – Italian Reinhold Messner made the first successful solo ascent of Mount Everest and without oxygen. 2000 – Tiger Woods won the PGA Championship becoming the first player since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win three majors in one year. AUGUST 21 Mike Kehoe was born. Janice Weinert was born. 1858 – The famous debates between Senator Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln began in Illinois. 1911 – The Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre museum in France by an Italian waiter, Vincenzo Peruggia.

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Pheffer Amato Joins THOR to Demand Action in Wake of Drownings

In the wake of five drowning deaths at the areas surrounding Rockaway Beach, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato joined residents at a press conference organized by The Heart of Rockaway (THOR) civic association, to demand immediate action from City agencies. Maintain Joshua Odozi, Jr., Keylon Ramsay, Umarie Chamble, John Munoz, and Peala Jimenez lost their lives while swimming off of Rockaway’s waters. “As a city, and state we must do better to inform swimmers of the risks associated with going into the bay and ocean. Among many things we urgently need: updated signage with higher visibility, flag notifications on the beach to inform swimmers of dangerous waters, and better utilization of modern technology to receive notifications from the city.

Most importantly, we need comprehensive water safety education-not only across the Rockaway Peninsula but across New York State,” Pheffer Amato said.  “Five people died this year in our waters. Something needs to change and that begins with education and notification. I pray for those who lost their lives and for their families.” The conference also included words from THOR members and other leaders, as well as a prayer led by Rev. Cockfield.

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Vets Reel ‘Em In in Broad Channel By Nicole Taylor-Lang

Members of Broad Channel’s VFW Post 260 and the North Channel Yacht Club honored local veterans by hosting a Snapper/Fishing Tourney this past Sunday, August 11. The vets from St. Albans VA Hospital came for a fun day of fishing and barbecuing while feeling the ocean breeze and listening to live music.

“We try to get together with veteran organizations and clubs in the neighborhood to get the St. Albans residents out from their everyday mundane institutional life,” Bob Prokopowicz, Auxiliary Treasurer for VFW Post 260, said. “It’s great that the local clubs are getting involved and opening their doors like the North Channel Yacht Club so the veterans can have a great day out and do some fishing.”

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David Benyard was just one of the many participants that got to enjoy the day. “I am really enjoying my time out here,” Benyard said. “The people here are so nice and when you’re dealing with nice people, everything is beautiful.” The event started around noon, where all gathered with their spouses and family members to have lunch and socialize. Afterwards, some of the vets took hold of a rod and fished right from the docks. A few of them even got onto Captain Jeffrey Dady's boat to do some fishing from the bay. Rocco Agoglia was one of the vets to go out onto the boat. “I was on an Aircraft carrier for two years, so being on a boat is a piece of cake,” Agoglia said with a laugh. While enjoying fishing, the veterans also got to listen to live music by Queens’ very own The Brotherhood of the Grape. Big Ron’s fishing station was gracious enough to donate the

bait and tackle for the event, and St. Albans staff were more than thankful for the opportunity presented to those who served this country. Victoria Townes, recreational assistant at St. Albans, said, “We are grateful for the VFW Post 260 and the North Channel Yacht Club for inviting us out. They bought into our motto and belief that no veteran is left behind or forgotten, and that people care.”


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$220M Downtown Far Rock Revitalization Set to Start Mid-September BUT LOCALS WORRIED ABOUT CONCRETE EFFECTS By Kami-Leigh Agard

After many community board meetings, plans and discussions, Downtown Far Rockaway’s Revitalization will be soon underway with a projected start date of mid-September. The massive reconstruction with a price tag of $220M will replace 80-year-old water mains and sanitary sewers; build new affordable housing buildings; a Pedestrian Plaza at Beach 22nd Street, complete with new curbs and neckdowns; new sidewalks, driveways; and more. However, residents and merchants are worried about massive disruptions as the project has been condensed to be completed by July 15, 2022. Last Thursday, The Rockaway Times and other media were invited to a presentation and a walkthrough of the downtown project led by Department of Design and

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$114M. “Old infrastructure has to be replaced before the economic development affordable housing buildings are finished because they have to connect to the sewers and the water main. So Phase 1 has to be finished, so the other projects can move along,” MacFarlane said. The $114M infrastructure con-

struction plan includes replacement of water mains and sanitary sewers (some that MacFarlane said are at least 80 years old), installation of new storm sewers, reconstruction of roadways, sidewalks, streetscape, and green infrastructure. The infrastructure construction will be done by the Department of Transportation (DOT), NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and other private utilities. MacFarlane said that the infrastructure reconstruction is direly needed and boasted the following benefits: alleviated community flooding conditions, enhanced water main capacity, replacing 80-year-old mains, improved water quality and pressure, and addressing current and future downtown expansion needs and resiliency. “Some of these water mains have been there for over 80 Continued on page 14

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National Grid’s Chess Game Impacts Restaurant Opening By Ryan Shwach

After more than a year of working and planning to open up Batesy’s, a new barbeque restaurant on Beach 67th Street, owners Chris Miles and Bill Keating are being told by National Grid that they will not be supplied natural gas due to “supply constraints” following a pipeline project that was rejected by state officials after pushback from the public. With the success of PICO on Beach 129th, manager Miles and owner Bill Keating, were thinking about their next dream of bringing a barbecue joint to Rockaway. When the location opened up where Checkers was, they jumped at it. “We love what’s happening down in Arverne and saw it as an opportunity to bring something great to the community,” Miles said. They signed the lease in March of 2018 and hoped to open in six months. “It always takes a little longer,” admitted Miles. But as time progressed, and numerous

construction issues plagued the new location, the “little longer” began to stretch itself out. One issue arose with a contractor’s poor installment of the kitchen’s hood, which sucks out all the heat and smoke coming from cooking equipment. Batesy’s will feature an open kitchen, which requires a specific type of hood that doesn’t simultaneously absorb the cool or warm air to keep the restaurant temperature comfortable. According to Miles, the first contractor did not know how to install that particular type of hood, so they had to bring another contractor in to redo it. Once the hood is complete, it is standard practice to bring in a fire suppression company to test the equipment before making an appointment with the fire department to clear the restaurant. This process was further delayed for Batesy’s when the fire suppression company failed to catch certain issues, which resulted in the FDNY failing the restaurant. Finally, on the third

attempt, the FDNY passed Batesy’s and gave the owners an Ansul letter, which is then given to the licensed plumber who takes the letter to the city, who in turn gives back a letter that shows the establishment has completed all its tests. This document is needed to open up an account with National Grid to receive natural gas and power the establishment. In June of this year, Batesy’s had everything in place to open. Bill Keating drove to the National Grid office in Bellmore, Long Island to officially open up an account. “Everyone was getting excited to open,” Miles said. While at the National Grid office, Keating was informed that they would not be opening any new accounts for any location that had not had gas in the past two years. “We were stunned,” Miles said. This punch to the gut came just a few weeks after National Grid announced that it would no longer hook up new gas accounts in Brooklyn, Queens or

Long Island, as a result of the proposed Williams pipeline project being rejected in May. The plan would have put an additional 23-mile pipeline across the waterways from New Jersey, connecting with an already existing pipeline nearly four miles off the coast of Rockaway. This plan, called the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project (NESE), would bring increased natural gas service to New York and Long Island. Williams, the infrastructure contractors responsible for the pipeline, is an Oklahoma based company that delivers around 10% of the nation’s natural gas, and 50% of New York City’s. In May, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation rejected Williams’ application, saying that the project “would result in significant water quality impacts.” This decision also followed heavy public outcry against the proposed project, with many concerned over posContinued on page 13

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sible environmental impacts of the pipeline and fears of what a possible leak could do to the water and nearby neighborhoods. “As the climate worsens for frontline communities like the Rockaway Peninsula, we must move to renewable energy, rather than build yet another pipeline that contributes to the climate crisis,” said Kim Fraczek, director of the Sane Energy Project, a non-profit that pushes renewable energy sources based in New York. However, according to National Grid, without the construction of the pipeline, they are facing a sharp downturn in the amount of natural gas they are able to provide to their customers, which is why they have begun to reject new accounts. “We’d like to continue processing customer requests for new or expanded gas service but cannot due to gas supply constraints—the infrastructure serving the region has reached

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2019 full capacity and is unable to meet growing demand. The Northeast Supply Enhancement Project (NESE) is needed to access additional supplies of natural gas required for new or expanded service requests in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island,” said National Grid in a comment to The Rockaway Times. So, until the pipeline is built, National Grid claims they will not have enough gas to provide the area beyond its current capacity.  Some people doubt this is the reality and believe what National Grid is doing is extortion, including Miles. “It comes down to greed,” he said. “I think they are just playing hardball to get the pipeline.” National Grid is the only possible supplier of natural gas in the New York area, and is considered a legal monopoly that is regulated by the state government it is operating in. So although National Grid is the only source, it can be regulated, which is the power that gave state officials the power to reject the construction of the Williams pipeline

from the start. But now some believe National Grid is retaliating. “National Grid abuses their monopoly status and holds residents and businesses hostage,” Fraczek said. Miles was among the Rockaway residents who opposed the pipeline and says that despite how that stance may be affecting him now, he would not have changed his mind. “I am not greedy enough to go against what I believe in just to get a business of mine open,” he said. However Batesy’s isn’t the only place that’s feeling the heat, or lack thereof. Other businesses, new developments and newly-purchased homes are also being impacted by National Grid’s chess game. According to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal, more than 2,000 new requests for natural gas accounts have been rejected by National Grid since May, including businesses and developments from Brooklyn to Lynbrook. In response to these issues, the Department of Public Service has opened an investigation into the utility com-

Page 13 pany. In the meantime, those impacted are having to seek other options, such as resorting to heating oil, which many consider to be even more harmful to the environment. Instead of hoping for gas, desperate to make up for lost time and push forward, those at Batesy’s have resorted to buying new equipment that runs on electric power instead of gas, spending thousands of dollars on equipment that they did not think they would need. Despite the issues, Batesy’s still plans to open sometime at the end of August with the new equipment pumping out a barbeque menu (a smaller one, to deal with the new constraints) created by the original chef behind PICO. As for the future of natural gas in Rockaway is concerned, Williams has addressed the environmental concerns in its plan and has re-submitted its request to build. National Grid “remains cautiously optimistic that NESE will be approved, and in time for service in the winter of 2020.”

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years, so it’s about time we replace these things,” he said. As for how all of this construction will affect the merchant and residential community, which initially was supposed to take place over seven years, and now has been condensed to three years, Councilman Richards was brutally honest. “There is going to be disruptions and there is no getting around impacts. We have very narrow streets as you can see. There will be impacts on businesses, but in the long term, this project is going to be beneficial to the businesses and business district that has suffered because of lack of infrastructure, like for example, having to step over the puddles every time it rains. So all the systematic issues that the community has endured are all going to be addressed here, but there are going to be impacts, and we want to make sure that all of the agencies that are part of this project are cohesively working together to make this as perfect as possible, but anywhere you do

infrastructure work, there are going to be impacts, and we want to prepare the community, and give them an opportunity to chime in,” Richards said. A community meeting about the reconstruction was announced to be held the same Thursday evening, however locals said they were unaware. One merchant with a business on Cornaga Avenue said, “We were not told about this meeting, and why weren’t we invited to the walkthrough? All we’ve heard about is the government money being spent here, but how is it going to affect us directly in the interim? So many stores have all already shut their doors for good. What’s going to happen to the rest of us in the next three years with the disruptions? I feel as merchants, we’ve been totally ignored throughout this process.” Richards and MacFarlane said two Construction Community Liaisons (CCLs) will be assigned to the project to work with the community on any issues that arise. They have not been hired as of yet but are expected to be secured soon.

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Arverne resident Edwin Williams also commented on how local Far Rock businesses will be affected. “The infrastructure upgrades alone will kill the small businesses in the area due to mobility and lack of parking. It may run a lot of small businesses away as you can already see for rent signs in the windows on Mott Avenue. All one needs to do is look at the hellish conditions on Rockaway Beach Blvd, and how it has affected businesses and residents from Beach 73rd to Beach 88th. The Far Rock project is far bigger and will be a larger headache for residents.” Other Rockaway residents bemoaned how the construction will affect their commute and overall safety in the area. Inwood resident Elisa Bachrow Hinken said, “Where are the evacuation routes—right through Far Rockaway under construction and the Queens-Nassau-Queens run? Rockaway residents are screwed. Remember the trestle was washed out? Stranded. Sitting ducks in Rockaway.” Christine Dydzuhn, who works for a school in the direct

area, expressed concerns about how the construction will affect children and school personnel. “Our school is located right in the hub of that construction. It makes parking very difficult for the teachers to get to school and teach in a timely fashion. Let alone finding any parking at all! Also once all of this housing is put into place—where are the children going to go to school? I don’t think the construction companies or district are really looking into the amount of people they want to put into the community and what they can actually provide for the children,” she said. After the DDC presentation, the walkthrough led by DDC Director of Infrastructure Herve Mathelier, ended at the Q22 bus layover at Beach 22nd Street and Mott Avenue. Mathelier exuberantly expressed that the area will soon be home to a sparkling new plaza with an event space and stage. Something for locals to get excited about? Let’s see what happens in the next three years. Stay tuned to The Rockaway Times for future updates.

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A Place Called Home for 50 Years By Katie McFadden

“A real estate agent took us to the house and opened the front door. We didn’t even go into the house. We were looking from the front door to the back door and we saw water, and that was it,” Dora Helwig said, recalling the day nearly 50 years ago when she and her husband, Winston, decided that a house by the bay on Beach 43rd Street would become their forever home. But after five decades in a home full of love, loss, friendship, hardship, hard work, memories and more, Dora’s chapter spent in her own personal paradise is coming to a bittersweet end as she gets ready to move on to the next adventure. It took no convincing when the Helwigs stepped into their new house in 1971. With a backyard of a can’t-beat view and dock leading to Norton Basin, a tributary of Jamaica Bay, the small, two-story house sold itself. The price wasn’t too bad either—just $15,000 at the time. It wasn’t long before the house became a home. It would become the place where the couple raised their newborn son, Harry. Right on the water, it was the perfect place to raise a child to love the water as much as his parents did. “He learned how to swim here, scuba dive, sail, all kinds of wonderful things on the water,” Dora Helwig said of her son. Helwig also took advantage of the location where she regularly jumps off her dock for a swim, launches her kayak or spends time simply admiring the beauty of it. “The sunrises, the sunsets—magnificent,” she said. However, the home would also become a place of where the family faced hardship, as Winston Helwig died of lung cancer just five years after they bought it. “He was the love of my life,” she said. As a single mother, Helwig continued to work at a career she’s worked in since she was 18 years old—lampshade making. She went from working for others in Manhattan until a boss offered the business to her, and she kept it going, but traded in the regular city commute for a home operation. “I put my son

through college because of it,” she said. Today, at 88, Dora still makes lampshades. “I’m still working. It’s extremely slow, but it gives me enough money to buy my wine. I like wine,” the Italian woman said with a laugh. Helwig’s son, Harry, eventually grew up, got married, and moved out—but not too far. “An opportunity opened for a place three doors away, so we bought it and he and his wife, Keelah, lived there for many years. They had two girls and I got to see them every day. That was magical for me,” Helwig said. Harry and his family remained close by until the storm that changed everything. On October 29, 2012, Dora Helwig had a friend over as they were supposed to fly out of JFK Airport to New Orleans the next day. Hurricane Sandy had other plans. “We were upstairs and the water was coming in and my friend has her dog and she was panicking and said, ‘What if the water comes up this high?’ I said, ‘Don’t worry, we have the roof.’” Ever the optimist, Dora kept cool, but the situation on the first floor was no laughing matter as her beloved bay flowed into her living room and kitchen. “The water came up six feet. My refrigerator was down, the furniture was floating, and the water was up to my neck,” she recalled. Hours after, when the water had receded late into the night, Helwig reunited with her son and his family, and together, they huddled on the second floor of her home. With Harry’s home being dam-

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aged beyond repair, he had no choice but to move. But Dora decided she wasn’t leaving behind her little slice of paradise. “We cleaned up, everybody got together, and we survived,” she said. Despite no longer having her son and granddaughters nearby, Helwig has never been lonely. “I have the most wonderful neighbors. We are family,” she said. Helwig spoke of one neighbor of Indian heritage who has incredible talent in the kitchen. “She’ll bring food over almost every other day or I’ll go to her house. Her cooking is so phenomenal,” she said. Then there’s a nextdoor neighbor who she calls her “handyman son.” “He checks on me, he helped me fix my house after Sandy, he does little things for me. He’s been here as long as I have. I watched him grow up from a teenager and now he has a son that I’ve watched grow up,” she said. Watching neighbors come, and go, and their families grow, has been one of the few changes she’s seen in the nearly 50 years she’s been here. “This area, this dead end, hasn’t changed much,” she said. Except for the street itself. “When I came here, the road was terrible. It was like a back-country dirt road with no sidewalk. People walked in the street. But as time went on, they gave us a street and sidewalks—but people still walk in the street,” she said. For the most part, Helwig says she’s only seen Rockaway change for the better in 50 years. Even the garbage

dump across the bay from her home has improved. “That’s not an island,” she said, pointing out a beautiful green hill across the water. “That’s part of sanitation. That wasn’t there. They built that. It used to be ugly and smelly and now it’s green and pretty,” she explained. Speaking of green, as a vegan, Helwig was overjoyed when Edgemere Farm opened just two blocks away, providing her not only with a new place to buy produce, but a place to make even more friends. Helwig says, “Rockaway is looking so much nicer and better that when I first came here. But I still loved it then, and I love it now.” That’s why leaving will be so hard. After living by herself for so long, Helwig’s son has finally convinced her to move in with his family. “He said, ‘Mom, there’s a lot of work involved with having a home.’ I’m used to doing everything by myself, but it’s getting more difficult. I’m getting old and I have arthritis. I’ve fallen a couple times. I had new knees, a new hip, and he said, ‘Mom, it’s time to be here under my wings.’ So, he convinced me,” she said. When—is still indefinite, as Helwig said she won’t leave until she knows the place that she’s called home for nearly 50 years, will be in good hands with the right buyer. However, Helwig will still get to enjoy being near the water. I told my son that if there isn’t water, I’m not going,” she said. So, Harry Helwig and his family bought a house in Centerport, LI, near the water, where Dora will call her new home. While moving will no doubt be an adjustment, Helwig knows it will be for the best, and plus, there are perks. “I’m still not sure about it, but I will have the love of my family. I will get to see my son and my girls every day,” she said. And of course, she’ll come back to visit. “I do not intend to just go away and not come back. I will be back to visit my beautiful friends and family here and I’m sure they’ll let me sit on my dock and enjoy a glass of wine with them. I’m not leaving this place entirely. My heart is here. My brain is here. My soul is here. How else can I explain it?”


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Bring Back the Buoys

Dear Editor: I think the city should bring back the three orange and yellow barreled buoys that they had in the sixties when I was young. They were anchored in the middle of each beach by a thick rope with the barreled buoys attached to the rope at so many feet apart from one

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another, so the young and the old had something to hold onto in case the water was a bit too rough. In today’s world with all the drownings that are occurring by people who don’t want to follow the rules, and to be honest, can’t swim too well, these buoys just might save lives like they did back then. If you have a picture of them on the beaches back then, please show it. (Editor's note: Picture from Facebook of a boy on the buoys accompanies this letter.) Sonny Livingston

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Beach Sessions Turns Interactive

As the waves rhythmically pound the shore, feet will hit the boardwalk and sand to the rhythm of a beat. Beach Sessions is back. But this time around, YOU will be the one performing. The annual beach dance performance series is now putting the spotlight on the public by offering dance lessons so everyone can join in. For the past four summers, Beach Sessions has wowed many on the beach with professionally choreographed dance performances. Now this time, they’re giving others the chance to do more than just watch. From Monday, August 19 through Thursday, August 22, Beach Sessions is offering daily dance classes of diverse styles, open to the public and taught by new artists who have a teaching practice and artists that have previously presented at Beach Sessions. The classes are open to all ages and all experience levels, so don’t be shy, you’ll be in good company. The teachers include Loni Landon, Cori Kresge, Karma Stylz, Ephrat Asherie, Omri Drumlevich, Dance Church and Biba Bell. All classes will be held at the Beach 97th Concession. On Monday, August 19 at 11 a.m., Loni Landon will lead a class that produces visceral movement, challenging the body to push for new ideas in both mental and physical approaches, so get ready for some dance improv. At 12:30 p.m., Ephrat Asherie teaches a lesson in house dance. On Tues-

day, August 20, at 11 a.m., Omri Drumlevich leads a Gaga/People class, which offers a framework for users to connect to their bodies and imaginations, experience physical sensations, improve their flexibility and stamina, exercise their agility and explosive power, and enjoy the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere. Following at 12:30 p.m., get ready to sweat with a fitness dance class led by Dance Church. On Wednesday, August 21, at 11 a.m., Cori Krege leads an Accessing Zero class which will playfully incorporate ancient Buddhist wisdom, Zero Balancing energy work, ecstatic dance, and meditative stillness, in search for the tangible meaning of Zero. Following at 12:30 p.m., will be Karma Stylz teaching the essentials of Voguing. On the last day, Thursday, August 22, at 11 a.m., Biba Bell brings Inner Surf Outer Turf, a physically experimental class that will transform in the movement across surfaces, textures, bodies, and beach zones. Expect to get sweaty, sandy and salty in this final class of the series. All classes are pay what you wish. For full information about the classes and to pre-register, head to www.beachsessionsdanceseries.com. Also, follow BeachSessionsRockawayBeach on Facebook, @beachsessions_rockaway on Instagram or @Sessionsbeach on Twitter for more info.

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THE COMPLETE OFFERING TERMS ARE AVAILABLE IN AN OFFERING PLAN FROM SPONSOR. FILE NO. CD180140. Sponsor: Beach 116 Associates LLC, 2361 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11210. Sponsor reserves the right to make changes in accordance with the Offering Plan. The artist’s representations of interior decorations, finishes, appliances, and furnishings are provided for illustrative purposes only and do not constitute a representation of any aspect of the final product. Sponsor makes no representation as to the continued existence of any of the named establishments or transportation lines located in the neighborhood. Sponsor makes no representation that future construction in the neighborhood surrounding the Condominium will not result in the obstruction of the views from any windows, gardens, and/or terraces. Equal Housing Opportunity. * Additional fees may apply

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Sean Fitzgerald

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Lic. Broker/Principal

347-426-8002

Direct 917-860-6701

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IN CO TOWN HOUSE SETUP. Each unit consists of three floors. 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath and one half bath. Living Room, EIK, Full Basement. Perfect for a mother/daughter situation, or small biz owners can use one unit as their office and keep the other unit for rental income. Walking distance to all. Large yard, private parking. Offered at $928,000

Rockaway Park Condominium Mint Condition, two bedroom, two full baths. 1,150 square feet of living space. Hardwood floors throughout. Front and rear terraces with ocean views. Vaulted ceilings in the living and master bedroom. Parking, attic storage. Offered at $539,500

Rockaway Park Completely renovated and move-in condition three bedroom, three full bath home only steps to the beach. Open layout with Mahogany wood-look tiles on the first floor. Sliding glass doors off the kitchen lead to a trex deck covered by a new retractable awning. Second floor boasts hardwood floors and laundry room. The terrace off of the front bedroom has direct ocean views. Master Bedroom has a full en-suite bath. 5 car parking. New roof, vinyl siding and custom-built shower house. Central Air Conditioning throughout. High efficiency gas boiler. Offered at $768,000

New to Market Rockaway Park

CT A R T ON RK

IN RCOCKAWAY PA

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Renovated Oceanfront 2 Bedroom Brand new kitchen and bath. Hardwood floors throughout. Private Oceanfront Terrace Ductless A/C unit. Offered at $540,000

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This open floor plan home sits on a 50x100 lot, only 200 feet from our beaches. Living room and dining room share a double sided wood burning fireplace. Large EIK. Large lower family room with guest quarters. Two large br’s, two full baths, one half bath, one powder room with shower. Offered at $1,375,000

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BEACH BLOCK TWO FAMILY 3 bed, 1 bath apartment with terrace over 2 bed, 1 bath apartment with front porch and back deck. Tenants pay their own utilities. Bonus Income... Separately deeded Back Bungalow. Quiet, family oriented block. New roof, two new gas boilers. Walking distance to the RB Hotel and Ferry. Great Investment. Offered at $750,000


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

BELLE HARBOR BEACH BLOCK ONE FAMILY

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

PRICE REDUCED EXCLUSIVE BEST BEACH BLOCK 80 X 100

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

level balcony.

CALL KATE TO SCHEDULE APPT. 917 680-8051 REDUCED PRICE $895,000

NEW TO MARKET CONDO FOR SALE Newly renovated, and painted, Three bedrooms, 2 bath, beach block, terrace, ocean views, hardwood floors, low maintenance. No Parking.

ASKING $445,000. CALL KATE. 917 680-8051. MOTIVATED SELLER COMMERCIAL SPACE PROFESSIONAL OFFICE 900 sq. ft. 2 large offices and reception area, plus handicap accessible bathroom. Utilities included, parking available. Call Susan 347 260 3891 ............................................................ $2500

ROCKAWAY PARK 2500 sq. ft. Professional Walk-in office space. All utilities INCLUDED.

APARTMENTS LOCATED IN NEPONSIT, PRIVATE TREE LINED BLOCK, OWNER HAS APPROVED BUILDING PLANS FOR A BEAUTIFUL HOME. CALL SUSAN 347 260 3891…..$1,900,000

120’s Furnished, all utilities included, No pets. Call Susan 347 260 3891................................$1500

BELLE HARBOR ONE FAMILY

120’s Adorable with loft and additional bathroom. Hardwood floors, nice terrace with ocean views, parking, washer dryer amenities.

All Brick, 60 x 100 living room, dining room, beautiful granite kitchen, 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, finished basement. Two zone central a/c.

Call Susan 347-260-3891................................$1800

$1.399M

CO BROKE EXCLUSIVELY WITH BELLE HARBOR REALTY

ROCKAWAY GRAND BEACH HOME

Airy, and full of sunshine! 6 beds 4 baths. Perfect place to entertain. Steps to beach. Garage with guest quarters, Large yard, Long private driveway $2.3M

CALL SUSAN 347 260 3891

COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE ROCKAWAY PARK 875 SQ. FT .................................................. $1800

HANDICAP BATHROOM, UTILITIES INCLUDED

TED P E C C A OFFER

CALL SUSAN 347 260 3891 ....................................................... $2500 -1800 sq ft LARGE OFFICE SPACE UTITILIES INCLUDED PARKING AVAILABLE

CALL SUSAN 347 260 3891 ....................................................... $3500

SEEKING ONE AND TWO FAMILY HOMES QUALIFIED BUYERS WAITING

Call Susan 347 260 3891................................$1500 121 Very nice set up, hardwood floors, dishwasher, many closets, washer/dryer amenities, parking spot, pay all utilities. Call Susan 347 260 3891................................$1450 THREE BEDROOM 140’s Grand and newly renovated to perfection. 2 bath, large rooms, huge living room, EIK, terrace, W/D hook up, share yard, parking........$3900 140’s A MUST SEE…PERFECTION AND SPACE, huge living and dining room, EIK, 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, share yard, terrace, extra rooms in basement. Call Geri 917 751 8476.....................................$4000 120’s Beach Block, Gorgeous. 2 bath, washer/dryer. Large deck and terrace with ocean views. Parking. Pay gas, heat inc. Call Susan 347 260 3891................................$3200 120’s STEPS TO BEACH, 1.5 baths, terrace, pay gas & electric, heat and parking included.

ROCKAWAY PARK 1375 SQ. FT ................................................ $2300

-900 sq ft 2 LARGE OFFICES AND RECEPTION AREA, PLUS

119 No pets, pay $100 for parking, pay electric, heat is included, no pe.....................................................$1650

121 Adorable attic unit, parking extra, all utilities included.

CALL SUSAN ................................................................................... $3500

SANDS POINT PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE PERFECT LOCATION

ONE BEDROOM 90’s Walk up, No pets, No washer dryer......................................................$1800

Charming One family 40 x 100, 4 bedroom, 4 baths, full finished basement, beautiful yard with pool and cabana, long driveway.

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

Call Susan 347 260 3891................................$2300 120’s BEACH BLOCK, GRAND BEST OF THE BEST NEWLY RENOVATED OCEANVIEWS, front porch, feels like house, not apartment, duplex, great for entertaining, w/d, pay gas & electric, heat included. Call Susan 347 260 3891................................$3200 RP 2bath open floor plan,Hardwood floors throughout. Use of yard, storage space in garage, Parking spot. Pet ok. Waterside School District. Walk to Beach, Ferry and Shops Pay all utilities. Call Susan 347 260 3891............................... $2250

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

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

6 Year Member

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

Introducing a Magnificient 5 Tiered Classic French Chateau

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.

Call Lisa Jackson for more details. 917-623-8985

BELLE HARBOR

Price Reduced! Large front porch, high ceilings, LR with fireplace, HW floors, 6 BR's, 3 full baths, large bsmt and long pvt drive. $1,299,000

ROCKAWAY PARK

3 Bedroom Oceanfront Condo Breathtaking views of the glistening Ocean, boardwalk and beach, to the NY city skyline. Contemporary and stylish, floor to ceiling windows. $739,000

BRAND NEW TO MARKET!

Rockaway Beach D Spacious 2BR TE apartment with EP C ACprivate terrace and R ocean views from E EVERY window! Call F today! $325,000 OF

NEPONSIT

Beautiful Reverse Floor Plan D T E ocean Spectacular P views C E in the areas ACwhere you'll spend the R most time. 3BR, 3.5 FE baths, open floor plan, F O fin. bsmt and parking for 8. $999,000

ROCKAWAY BEACH

Legal 2 - Great Starter Home! 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

ROCKAWAY BEACH

Ocean View D E1BR 5th floor, condo PanT ocean with view E C A deeded ACterrace! R parking spot in the gated lot is included FE F and LOW monthly O charges. $239,000

PRICE JUST REDUCED!

ARVERNE BY THE SEA

Two 2 Family Homes for Sale Located in the beautiful Dunes. Each home has 5 BR, 3.5 baths, private parking, yard and garage. Present all offers. $999,000

BELLE HARBOR

Located One Block from the Beach! D T E sq. ft., Over P2,800 Owners C E unit has 3 BR's, AC3 full baths, high R ceilings and bsmt. 2BR F E ground floor rental. F O Long private driveway. $949,000

BROAD CHANNEL

ROCKAWAY PARK

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

ROCKAWAY BEACH

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

Oceanfront ApartmentC T A bright and Exceptional T2RBR with tons sunny N COof windows, Huge R LR with HW floors E and sliders to your D own private balcony. UN $429,000

BRAND NEW TO MARKET

NEPONSIT - 40X100 GREAT LOCATION!

FAR ROCKAWAY

BELLE HARBOR

Newly Renovated Waterfront D T E2 BR, 1.5 Gorgeous P E bath, C pvt terrace, AClarge windows and R high ceilings. Parking F E available! Get in now OF before prices climb. $235,000

ARVERNE BY THE SEA

Brand New Home - Ocean Views! E D never CustomP Tbuilt, lived C Ein, 5 BR’s, 3 Baths, ACluxurious ocean view R master suite with a F E spacious rooftop ocean F O view deck. Tax abated until 2034. $929,000

ROCKAWAY PARK

Beach Front - Price Reduced! Spacious, bright and airy best describe this mint condition beachfront condo in the strikingly contemporary Seavon building. $419,000

ROCKAWAY PARK

Oceanfront Building 5th floor studio with panoramic views of Manhattan. Newly updated thru-out. All hardwood floors. Great closet space. Laundry on site. $169,000

ROCKAWAY BEACH

RARE 3BR PENTHOUSE W/ OCEAN VIEWS!

Sweet 3BR home located on one of the prettiest blocks. Quant Completely renovated modernized 4BR home with Gorgeous duplex with hardwood floors, large master suite front porch, a long private driveway, detached garage and a open floor plan, master BR suite with walk in closet with private ocean view terrace and deeded parking spot. spacious basement. New windows, new roof, new electric and private tiled bath. Gated property, cozy backyard Awarded by the American Society of Landscape Architects. and new plumbing. Great family home! $779,000 and private parking. $729,000 PRICED UNDER MARKET VALUE! Great Buy! $599,000 With Honesty Integrity and Trust our team of agents get the job done!

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OPEN HOUSE - 1ST SHOWING SUNDAY · 8/18 · 12:00PM-1:30PM

COMING SOON!

LEGAL 2 FAMILY - BEACH BLOCK

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Exquisite Beach Block Home in Neponsit

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Side Hall Colonial - Staten Island CT 4 BR R A home with HWN Tfloors, stunning massive COkitchen, R private parking, inE ground pool plus a D bonus studio rental UN apartment. $855,000

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BELLE HARBOR

Brand New to MarketC T A 1 bath. First floor T Rlevel2 BR, Upper has 2 BR, 1 N CObath with radiant heat. R Master BR with Juliette DE balcony. Finished N bsmt. and a private U garage. $819,000

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Head Towards the Beach! T ACDaughter Mother/ R features N T 4BR, 3 bath, COHW floors, high E R ceilings, spacious living D room/dining room, UN terrace and detached garage. $899,000

Legal Two Family H/WL D floors and a tremendous master O S T suite, walk in closet. S has a 2 BR, J U Tenant 1 bath apartment. Paved back yard. $965,000

deck. $899,000

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Private drive. $999,000

BELLE HARBOR

Brand New to Market All Lbrick D bright and beautiful 3BR, 2.5 O S T bath, gorgeous kitchen S massive storage, J U with high ceilings and oak flooring throughout. $989,000

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ARVERNE BY THE SEA Price Just Reduced! T ACopen floor Sun filled RBR's T plan, 3 N masterincluding suite, COhuge R 2.5 baths loads of E upgrades and large D ocean view roof top UN

UPPER BELLE HARBOR Priced to Sell - 60’x100’C T A plan with OpenT R floor 4BR, 2.5 baths, stone N COfireplace, spacious dining R area and kitchen. HW E D floors, granite counters UN and master en suite.

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

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514 Beach 22nd Street - $549,000 59 West 17th Road - $585,000 Belle Harbor. Incredible 4BR, 4.5 bath home with LR, Great Invesment! Completely renovated 2BR, 2 WATERFRONT! Totally renovated 3BR, 2 bath w/ radiant DR, EIK, Granite counters SS appliances, home office, bath over 2BR, 2 bath, updated granite kitchens, new heat floors throughout, beautifully updated kitchen & open HW floors, full fin. bsmt plus a separate 1BR rental with SS appliances and HW floors. Private parking! floor plan. Main spacious deck overlooking Jamaica Bay. terrace, ocean views and massive parking. $1,575,000

FAR ROCKAWAY Legal 3 Family T LEGAL A3C FAMILY R ON TTHE CORNER OF N This victorian SEAGIRT! COoffers a spacious lot R size, private parking & DE each apt. has 2BR's 1 N U bath. $550,000

FANTASTIC BUY! Legal Two Family - 46’x100’ Bright D6BR, 3.5 bath located the PS 114 O L inDistrict. S School HW T S flooring, full fin bsmt, J U garage and plenty of private parking! Low Taxes $849,000

BELLE HARBOR

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

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

ROCKAWAY PARK

Oceanfront Co-op I m mDa c u a l t e oceanfront O L on theapartment S located 6th floor S T with phenomenal J U ocean views, private terrace & gorgeous HW floors. $460,000

ROCKAWAY PARK Ocean Colony Condominium Mint D condition 3BR, 2BA O L condo with S open floor plan, HW S T floors and 3 terraces! J U Master suite on the 2nd floor features ensuite. $524,000

ROCKAWAY PARK

Oceanfront Co-op Spacious 2 bath D 2 BR, Locean with views from O Severy room, private S T terrace, H/W and tiled J U floors and beautifully updated baths 7 huge closets. $349,000

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ROCKAWAY BEACH Tax Abated Til 2022 C T Beautifully R A upgraded Twell and maintained N condo featuring CO2a BRbeautiful den/ R office space with barn DE N doors. Pet friendly U building. $264,900

ROCKAWAY PARK

Enchanting Ocean & Beach Views Newly refinished blondL DH/W floors, O rooms and a large T Sgreat open floor plan. S J U Super on site, laundry room and bike storage available. $325,000

High End Finishes C T A 2 bath, ElegantR2BR, T cathedral ceilings, N COskylights, Mahogany R wood floors, Granite D E counters. Full fin N bsmt w/ BR. Private U garage. $649,000

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Rockaway Beach C T A1BR condo 5th floor, TanR ocean view with N COterrace! A deeded R parking spot in the E gated lot is included D and LOW monthly UN charges. $239,000

ROCKAWAY PARK

Oceanfront Building Move Dright into thisO Limmaculate 2 S apartment. No BR S T elevator and no steps J U in this aparment. Call today for your private viewing. $299,000

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

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

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

61st: Second floor spacious 3BR, 1.5BA apt with HW floors and shared yard (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,300

95th: 3rd floor 1BR, 1BA apt in private home. Quiet and clean, heat included (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,600

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

80th: Spacious 1BR, 1BA condo unit with ocean view terrace (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,600

98th: Beach block updated 2nd floor 3BD, 2BA apt with storage space and master ensuite (NC) . $2,300

121st: 3rd floor walk up, 1BR apartment with 2 bathrooms and plenty of storage (CB) . . . . . . . . . $1,600

135th: Spacious 2BR, 1BA apt with HW floors, SS appliances and balcony (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,400

118th: Freshly painted beach block 2BR, 1BA apt with HW floors, skylight and parking (BF) . . . . . $1,700

Broad Channel: 3BR, 2BA house rental on the canal (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,800

125th: 1BR, 1BA third floor apt with HW floors and W/D (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,700

Broad Channel: 3BR, 2BA home with radiant heat floors and Kenmore elite appliances (CB) . . . . $2,800

115th: Brand new 1BR, 1BA apt with balcony and W/D on site, parking available (TB) . . . . . . . . . $1,700

ABTS: Renovated 3BR, 2BA apt with laundry, 1 car garage, CAC and paved yard (NC) . . . . . . . . . . $2,900

101st: Beach block updated 2BR, 1BA apt with terrace and W/D on site (TB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,900

118th: Spacious 4BR, 2BA renovated apt with parking, laundry and central air (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . $2,950

116th: Renovated 3rd floor 3BR, 1BA apt with updated kitchen and terrace (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,000

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

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

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

93rd: Renovated 2BR, 1BA apt with HW floors, shared porches, yard and laundry (AD) . . . . . . . . . $2,175

140th: Renovated 3BR, 2.5 unit in 2 family home with shared yard and parking (AD) . . . . . . . . . . $4,350

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OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY, Aug 15th 5:30-7:30pm 413 Beach 143rd St.

NEPONSIT Side Hall Colonial. Beautifully situated on 60x 100 Property Lot. This home is a classic Rockaway Beach house! 4 bedroom, 2 full baths, High ceilings, Large living room, and Dining room, Den/Office, Kitchen with addition, Sitting room. Large Back Deck totally secluded Backyard. Side yard and landscaped Front Garden. Long Private Drive and Full Basement. $1,100,000

Facts You Probably Don’t Need

 The average length of a freight train in the U.S. is 2000 meters/ 1.25 miles long.  The population of the world has doubled since JFK’s presidency.  Yosemite Sam was created as a new nemesis for Bugs Bunny because audiences were starting to feel sorry for Elmer Fudd and how much Bugs tormented him.

This is suggested as the origin of the term “easter egg” in film.

 After the Chernobyl disaster, the USSR adapted their unmanned lunar exploration robots called Lunokhod to help clear away debris in the radioactive environment.  Orville Redenbacher paid an advertising company $13,000 in 1970 to come up with a name for his popcorn company. Their advice was to call it “Orville Redenbacher.”

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FOR RENT!

COMMERCIAL

Susan Natale

Lic. RE Salesperson

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

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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Change For The Better We can, most times, change things for the better that are maybe dragging down our energy and zest for living. Why does it sometimes take a big blow to plan for a change? We take what is put on our plates and do it day after day without really thinking about it. We don’t think about whether or not it is right for us and if there are any other possibilities. What do we really “have” to do? We really “have” to take care of ourselves—when we are happy, healthy and whole,

we can take care of others. And we “have” to take care of others, for sure, family members, friends, whoever needs support in whatever way. Reality of life is stunning—hard, happy, fun, full of laughter, tears, health issues, emotional rollercoasters. We are not alone. We are here to be there for each other as I have heard the Dalai Lama express many times. We may not really know and feel what is dragging us down until the big blow happens and that is what I am

pondering. How do we really know what is good and whole for us? How can we examine all that is in our lives to make sure we are happy? When do we do this? Thinking about making it a weekly touch base. A touch base on a life level, physical level, mind level and heart level. Just food for thought. Life level: where do I live? Is it comfortable? What do I have to take care of? Is that comfortable? Am I doing anything just because, rather than making a conscious choice to be where I am right now? Physical level: how does my body feel when I wake up? Is there anything going on that I should look in to? When I do physical activity, does any part of my body hurt? If so, investigate and find an answer! And if no answer, then honor what is apparent and adjust. Why not? What’s the competition? And why? Mind level: Is my mind calm to some extent? Or always racing? Do I separate out thoughts and thought

The Rockaway Times patterns rather than have everything racing through my mind all of the time? If so, how can I stop to change this and control what is in my mind rather than it controlling me? Heart level: How do I feel? This is a big one. Having the intention to getting to really know how we feel is the key to change and transformation. And that just reinforces my belief that everything originates from the heart space. I intuitively know this. Thinking that we just have to check in on ourselves maybe on a weekly basis to see if we are where we want and need to be in order to live life fully and happily. Before you know it, another 10 years go by and? Be well and happy in the life we have and make a conscious effort to make that happen rather than life just zooming by. May you be happy. May you be free. May you be grateful. May you let go of things that do not serve you. May you have inner peace.

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By Peter Galvin, MD

No Ribbing About Ribs Ribs are long, thin bones that are prone to breaking from direct trauma to the chest (like from a fall, car accident, or assault) or from repetitive trauma (such as repetitive coughing or sports). Rib fractures may occur at any age but are more common in older patients because many older individuals suffer from osteoporosis, which makes bones thinner and more brittle. Rib fractures may just be a crack in the rib or a complete fracture with misalignment of the ends of the bones at the fracture. The more fractured ribs a person has, the more severe the injury is. In patients

older than 65 years, each additional rib fracture increases the risk of developing pneumonia by 27 percent, and the risk of death by 20 percent. Therefore, prompt medical evaluation of any rib injury is crucial. The most common symptom of a rib fracture is pain with touch, taking a deep breath, coughing, or sneezing. Because there is pain with deep breaths, those with rib fractures splint when they breathe, meaning they take short, shallow breaths, and they minimize movement. This can lead to collapse of some alveoli, or air sacs in the lung, which may lead to pneumonia.

The first test to diagnose a rib fracture is an X-ray. A normal X-ray does not mean there is no fracture. X-rays may miss small, non-displaced cracks in the ribs, which is why a CAT scan is often ordered if the X-ray is normal. Rib fractures, especially those where a portion of the rib is displaced, may cause bruising of the lungs, bleeding into the chest and lungs, or a pneumothorax (an air leak which leads to a collapsed lung). Flail chest occurs when two or more consecutive ribs are broken in a least two separate areas of each rib. In flail chest, the broken section of the chest wall moves paradoxically, meaning it moves in during inspiration and out during expiration. Flail chest is often associated with more severe lung injuries. The key to treatment is pain control, breathing exercises to keep the lungs fully inflated, and physical therapy. Many medications are used to control pain up to and including narcotics. Incentive spirometry is often used to keep the lungs fully inflated. This is accomplished

Page 27 using a device with a float level in it that measures inspirational effort. Using this device and pain control enables the patient to take slow, deep breaths which keeps the alveoli inflated and prevents pneumonia. Because the risk of complications increases with age, older patients with broken ribs are often admitted to the hospital. If the broken rib(s) are bent or displaced, and often in flail chest, surgery is necessary to stabilize the fractures. A surgical technique called rib plating is used to repair the ribs. Rib plating uses thin steel strips that are attached to the ribs across the fracture line. Rib fractures may take three months or longer to heal. The fractures are considered fully healed when the patient can take deep breaths, cough effectively, and walk without significant pain. For more information go to: mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/broken-ribs/symptoms-causes/syc-20350763 Please direct questions and comments to editor@rockawaytimes.com

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Duck Soup By Lou Pastina

I ride by the empty lot on Beach Channel Drive and 106th Street several times during the course of the week and am amazed by the bucolic setting that I see: reeds jutting up from rain-created ponds with all sorts of water fowl about. Inside the two-and-a-half block barbed-wired fence, sits empty city blocks filled with all sorts of birds. They include the various types of scavenger seagulls from the bay and ocean: laughing gulls, herring gulls, and terns. In addition, there are the swallows that fly over the bay and sewerage plant at dusk, swooping into this nestled watery place for birds. Butterflies float freely across the lot too. It is a wonderful sight to see through the cyclone fences.

But that’s as far as one can get, because that area is polluted. Yes, it’s off limits for humans. The electrical grid at the southwest corner belies the nature of this peaceful looking setting. Although a part of it was carved out for parking for the ferry at the 108th Street end, no humans are allowed in the other end. Hard to believe that so much land can lie vacant and unused on a peninsula that is bereft of parking in the summer. But so it is. And it is so because that land contains some sort of contaminants that are harmful to us. What those contaminants are, I am uncertain of, because I generally don’t pay close attention to details. Which explains why I park there sometimes. I read recently that Russia just admitted the explosion 250 miles outside of Moscow was a nuclear plant and that radiation had escaped during the explosion and fire. This comes on the heels of the HBO show

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about Chernobyl and how screwed up that was. Now I am not suggesting that the previous owners of the lot on Beach Channel Drive had any nuclear material on the premises, but what is so unsafe for humans that birds and insects can fly in and out of there, carrying whatever they picked up and distribute it about the neighborhood? Imagine if those birds contaminated by some weird chemical/electrical experiments gone awry have mutated and are flying about endangering small dogs and children? Yes, I know what you‘re thinking, Lazer has lost it again. But wouldn’t that make a great horror movie? Think of it! An errant oystercatcher flies into the man-made marsh and gets infected with a strain of who-knows what and turns into a pterodactyl-type raptor terrorizing the neighborhood. That would certainly cut down on the ferry traffic, dontcha’ think!

If it isn’t so bad in there, then why didn’t they just pave paradise and put up a parking lot? Probably could fit a bunch of cars in there, and on weekends people would be happy for the spots, even at ten bucks a day. But that’s not possible because it’s not environmentally safe, right. A little like Chernobyl, no? So, when the Fall finally comes, and unfortunately it will come, and this beautiful August will end, the migrating birds will all stop over and hang out in this primordial duck soup of a pond that exists in this otherwise beautiful setting. How long does it take for those containments to soak into the sand so that it is safe to go in there? Good question you say, all good questions Lazer. Insightful reporting! Not really, just lazy observations really. Hoping someone will find real answers, real truths. Oh, you want the truth Lazer, you can’t handle the truth Alright already, I ordered the code red, geez! Enjoy the view and the birds, its actually very nice!!!

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Organically Challenged

My youngest daughter, Vicki, a died-in-the-wool vegan, has been on my case for some time now to become more environmentally conscious regarding my eating habits. Over time, she came to the realization that her attempts to “green” me were going unheeded as they fell upon the ears of someone who is absolutely convinced that a grilled hot dog on a toasted bun slathered in mustard, onions and relish is God’s perfect food! Of course, never one to give up without a fight, Vicki fell back

to her “plan B,” which consisted of extracting a promise from me that I would purchase only fresh organic vegetables and greens to be served for our family’s meals. As I was not quite sure what “organic” meant, Vicki patiently explained to me that they are foods that are grown without the use of man-made pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and other bad stuff, and assured me that although taste is a subjective and quite personal consideration, I should not discern any difference between non-organic and organic vegetables and greens. I could not find fault with her argument in this case, so on my next trip to Stop and Shop to pick up some needed staples, I made it a point to appropriate some “organic” vegetables.  After wandering around the produce section, I finally asked a staff person where I could find the “organic” vegetables. The produce guy seemed just as clueless as I was, so I told him that I would be serving the vegetables to my wife and kids, and I wanted to know if they had been sprayed with any dangerous man-made poisonous chemi-

cals, to which the produce guy responded, “No sir, you will have to do that yourself.”  I went over to the canned food aisle and bought several cans of Stop and Shop brand “fresh” vegetables that were on sale 10 for $5. Ever the optimist, Vicki surrendered her “eat healthier” approach and went into her “Save the Planet” mode when she gathered up and disposed of every single plastic straw I had managed to squirrel away in the house, replacing them with a set of six stainless steel drinking straws  because they are reusable and therefore considered friendlier to the environment. Shortly after the metal straws made their appearance, I learned of an incident in England, where  a woman was carrying a mason-jar drinking glass and using a metal straw fixed in place by the lid. She then fell, and the 10-inch stainless steel straw impaled her left eye and punctured her brain, killing her. The medical examiner cautioned afterward that:  “There is no give in the metal straw at all. If someone does fall on one and it’s pointed in the wrong direction, serious injury can

occur.” Needless to say, the metal straws immediately went missing and were replaced by an abundant supply of brightly colored plastic bendy-straws and, before Vicki could register her annoyance with my actions, I simply told her that the health and well-being of my family would always take precedence over eco-friendly metal death straws! I did not want to leave my daughter thinking she had totally wasted her time in her attempts to “green” me up, so I took her aside and reminded her that over the years, I actually have been environmentally active and aware as I have always  steadfastly refused to use “black diamonds” (aka: lumps of coal) as the eyes, mouth and coat buttons for any snowman I built.  Further, no matter how bad either Vicki or her older sister behaved during the year, I never allowed Santa Claus to introduce a stocking of coal into the Mahon household.  I mean you have to give me credit for saving a whole bunch of carbon credits there! Broad Channel, why would anyone want to live anywhere else?

3rd Annual Caribbean Carnival in The Rockaways This Saturday! By Kami-Leigh Agard

Get ready to jump up and wine down to island beats at the 3rd Annual Caribbean Carnival in the Rockaways this Saturday, August 17 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Far Rockaway. The Caribbean Carnival, sponsored by Senator James Sanders Jr.’s office, draws thousands, and this year even more are expected, especially with Trinidad and Tobago’s Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter Anslem Douglas, known as the mastermind behind the hit song, “Who Let The Dogs Out.” “We are going to have some fun,” Sanders Jr. said. “We are going to be celebrating all of the Rockaways, but we will be particularly highlighting the contributions of the Caribbean community in America.” In the Caribbean and South American countries such as

Brazil, Carnival or “Carnaval” is celebrated before the commencement of the Lenten season. Historically it is known to be a season of festive abandonment extending from Christmas to Ash Wednesday. Today, it is celebrated with massive costumed parades and music. It has since spread to states all over the U.S., Canada, England and Europe. Well, this Saturday’s Caribbean Carnival in the Rockaway will certainly be no exception to the artistry and togetherness that is celebrated all over. The parade of revelers kicks off at Beach 20th Street and Seagirt Blvd., and will feature a bevy of floats, steel pan bands, moko jumbies, and masqueraders. Then at Bayswater Park (located at 701 Beach 32nd Street), join folks waving their Caribbean flags at the live outdoor fete featuring West Indian music art-

ists: HeidiBe, Idika Rocks, Dre Q and Foundation Band, Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist, Kemar Bailey, Fasol Band, reggae sensation Bigga Haitian and headliner, Anslem Douglas. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume, so come out in your fully-feathered regalia! Also, get your appetite ready as there will be a variety of food vendors tantalizing attendees with a cornucopia of cuisine from all over the Caribbean. If you plan on sticking around for a while, it is recommended to bring your own chair.

“There will be good food, good company. Come and make a friend,” Sanders said. “We are going to have a ball.” The 3rd Annual Caribbean Carnival in the Rockaways is presented in partnership with the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), Rockaway Development Revitalization Corporation (RDRC), New York City Parks Department, New York Police Department’s 101st Police Precinct, Midday Medley 93.5 FM, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, The Wave and the Caribbean Carnival in the Rockaways Committee members. So, no need to travel to experience a Caribbean Carnival. This Saturday, you can revel right here in Rockaway. For more information, contact the Senator’s office at 718-5233069 or visit Facebook page: 3rd Annual Caribbean Carnival in the Rockaways.

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Notice of Formation of 23423 135 Avenue LLC, Articles of Organization Filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on05/13/19. Office location: Queens, NY. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 13840 226 Street, Springfield Gardens, NY 11413. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of One Straw LLC Articles of Organization Filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/20/2019. Office location: Queens, NY. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the company c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave, Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Principal business address:29-22 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101. Any lawful purpose.

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Pursuant to the lien granted by the New York Self-Storage Facility Act, notice is hereby given that the undersigned self-storage units will be sold at a public sale by competitive bidding, to satisfy the lien of the Lessor, with Metro Storage LLC as managing agent for Lessor, for rental and other charges due from the undersigned. The said property has been stored and is located at the respective address below. Units up for auction will be listed for public bidding on-line at www.StorageTreasures.com beginning five days prior to the scheduled auction date and time. The terms of the sale will be by lot to the highest bidder for cash only. A 10% buyer’s premium will be charged per unit. All sales are final. Metro Self Storage LLC reserves the right to withdraw any or all units, partial or entire, from the sale at any time before the sale or to refuse any bids. The property to be sold is described as “general household items” unless otherwise noted. All contents must be removed completely from the property within 48 hours or sooner or are deemed abandoned by bidder/buyer. Sale rules and regulations are available at the time of sale.

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LEGAL NOTICES Beth Broyles LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 6/27/2019. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 67-70 Yellowstone Blvd., #6A, Forest Hills, NY 11375. General Purpose. 24-62 32 STREET LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 07/17/2019. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: James Halvatzis, 36-01 30 Avenue, Astoria, NY 11103. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Solutions 4 Development LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 3/6/2019. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Evie Evangelou, 16-22 201st St., Bayside, NY 11360. General Purpose. 68-19 Rego Park LLC, App of Auth. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/26/19. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 14829 Cross Island Parkway, Whitestone, NY 11357.General Purpose. DAWNEASTRIVER LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 7/8/2019. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 65-53 160TH St., Apt. 6H, Flushing, NY 11365. General Purpose. 204-01 LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/23/2019. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to The LLC, 6817 Fresh Meadow Ln., Fresh Meadows, NY 11365. General Purpose. Cafe 29 LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/17/2019. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to The LLC, 163-01 29TH Ave., Flushing, NY 11358. General Purpose.

SSARPAL LLC filed Arts. of Org. with the Sect'y of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/17/19. Office: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: The LLC, 11617 91st Ave, Richmond Hill, NY 11418. Purpose: any lawful act. Notice of formation of 111 ROOSEVELT AVENUE LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/11/19. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: c/o Chin & Ho, CPAS, 264 Canal St., Ste. 4E, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful act. Rubino Laundromat LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY)6/18/2019. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 55-50 Metropolitan Ave., Ridgewood, NY 11385. General Purpose. TEADEC LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 07/25/2019. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O Sean Tubridy, 54 West 14th Road, Broad Channel, NY 11693. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. BELL 46 REALTY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/14/19. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 45-73 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11361. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 87-61, LLC. Articles of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/04/19. Off. loc.: Queens Co. SSNY des. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 254-02 39th Avenue, Little Neck, NY 11363. Purpose: General.

187-11 Linden Blvd LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 6/11/2019. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 120-23 167th St., Jamaica, NY 11434. General Purpose.

Balaton Consulting, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/24/2019. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 23-82 Brooklyn Queens Expressway West, Astoria, NY 11103. General Purpose.

TEADEC LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 07/25/2019. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O Sean Tubridy, 54 West 14th Road, Broad Channel, NY 11693. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

AP Processing LLC Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 5/6/2019. Office in Queens Co. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 80-15 Grenfell Street #B7 Kew Gardens NY 11415. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.


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RB VOLLEYBALL 30TH SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP By John Sica

In a season where Mother Nature took her wrath out on Wednesday nights and the Rockaway Beach Volleyball League, she smiled down upon the league and touched us with clear blue skies, bright sunshine and a gentle breeze on Saturday, August 10. The “Good Vibrations” started right away as DJ Timmy Tubz started with the Beach Boys classic to set the tone for the day. As the first round ended and volleyballs continued to fly, the food arrived to rave reviews. Deidre Maeves Breezy Grocery supplied the heroes, wraps, watermelon and other great food to feed the masses. An amazing job putting it all together by the RBVL Committee, whose hard work and extreme patience make the impossible happen year after year. For unsuspecting beach-goers who happen to come to Riis Park for a day at the beach on an August Saturday, it is a spectaclular sight to see. The nets set up as far as the eye can see, the competition, sportsmanship, laughter, music, and families. The kids, the next generation volleyball players. All in all, a wonderful event. Now down to business. The RBVL 30th season saw rainouts and partial rainouts, and as a result, the finals were in many cases, surprising. Last year, the playoffs were won by five first place finishers and three second place finishers.

By contrast, this season we had three teams that finished sixth in the standings, win the title, and a fifth placed team. Most shocking though was the team with one of the worst regular season records ever at 4-34, Jag – One Physical Therapy, take the title in dominating fashion. OCEAN DIVISION: Kobeyaki Got Kills won the regular season title compiling a 32-4 record and earned a first

round bye along with the 2315, 2nd seed Freehands Court Champs. In the first round, Bungalow Bar swept Wise Clock Café 3-0, while third seed Bugalou lost to the aforementioned 4-35, Jag One, 3-1. Jag One then proceeded to knock out Freehands 3-2 in one of the best matches of the day, needing all five games. After the two powerhouses split the first two games, Freehands won game three to take a 2-1

lead but Jag One took the last two games, 21-15, in each. In the other semi final, Bungalow Bar swept top seed Kobeyaki 3-0, but every game was hard fought and went right to the end. In the finals, Jag One took Bungalow Bar 3-1 in another tough match. They split the first two and then Jag took the next two in close games. Continued on page 36

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Continued from Page 35 OCEAN BREEZE: The Ocean Breeze division saw the top two teams march themselves into the finals for the championship showdown. In the first round, top seeded Bryan’s Auto took care of Pointless while JG Electric split the first two games with Sullivan and Galleshaw and took the next two, the fourth game being a nail biter. In other first round action, Diedre Maeves’s Freaky Tiki defeated Kiss My Ace 3-2 and Fams Breakaway swept past The Mighty Crom, all close games. In the Semi’s, bitter rivals JG Electric and Freaky Tiki fought for five games with JG coming out on top in game five. Fam’s Breakaway took the first game against Bryan’s Auto, but the top seed then swept the next three to gain the finals. In the finals, JG Electric lost the first game in a marathon 2927 to Bryan’s Auto. Game two they bounced back, 21-19, but Bryan’s came back to win game three, 21-18. Down two games to one, JG Electric won the last two games to take top honors. WAVE: In the Wave Division, top seeded Pico took the title, despite a first round scare from The Cabana. Pico won the first two games easily and might have gotten too confident as the Cabana took games three and four, setting up another 1-8 upset. But it was not to be, as Pico won the last game 21-15. After that, Pico learned their lesson and swept the next two rounds to the win the beloved sweatshirts. Second seed Jameson’s took the Sand Spikers in the first round but also harder than expected. They split the first two games, won the third and then in game four had to go to overtime to advance. Third seeded Melons swept Whit’s End, and Diggin N Swiggin took RB Orthodontics, 3-1. In the semi’s, unfortunately Diggin N Swiggin had to face the awoken Pico team that swept them handily. The Melons also won their semi final match-up easily, 3-0, over Jameson’s. In the finals, Pico swept The Melons but the scores were close. BEACH: The Beach Division was top-

sy-turvy as the one seed lost to the eight seed and six beat five for the championship. Top seeded Casino Auto Body lost a heartbreaker in the first round, losing game five in overtime 24-22 to Kerry Hills. The third seeded Federation were disappointed when they lost in the fifth game to Kevin Buckley’s Sandstorm, after the Federation took the first two games. The Wharf Rats also needed all five games to beat Notorious DIG’s in a hard-fought match. Second seeded Rock Fam went to five games with the One Hit Wonders to complete the most hotly contested division for first round matches. The semi-finals got a little easier as Wharf knocked off Kerry Hills, and Buckley’s took Rock Fam both by the score of 3-1. The finals saw sixth seeded Buckleys take the sweatshirts with a 3-1 win over Rock Fam. BEACH BREEZE: The one seed By The Beach Cocos took the championship but the Beach Breeze was not without some upsets of their own as the seven seed Bungalow Baranas took out the second

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and third seeded teams on their way to the finals. In the first round. the Baranas defeated 5 Rock, 3-2. The Baranas shocked 5 Rock in the first game, 21-14. 5 Rock settled down to take the next two games but the Baranas easily won the last two games 2-10 and 21-11 to advance. Then the Baranas took down the three seed Breezy Point Lumber 3-1. Breezy had won their first-round matchup over Rat

Pack NYC 3-1 in a well-played match. The Cocos’ road to the finals was started by being sent to the limit by DJS @ Work, going to the limit at 3-2. In the semi-finals, once again the Cocos had to win a game five against Danger Zone to reach the finals. Danger Zone was coming off a great first round overtime in game five victory over Gringas in Paris. In the finals, the Cocos found themselves down 2-1 before taking the final two games to win a hard fought finals over the tough Baranas. BOARDWALK: The Boardwalk was another division that saw the sixth seed win the championships. The Sand Castle took the third seed Rincon Gringos down 3-1 in round one and then the second seed It’s All Good in the semi’s, 3-1. It’s All Good won in a great match in the first round, 3-2, needing overtime to advance over the Community House. It’s All Good was down two games to none before they woke up to advance. Meanwhile, top seeded RBNY Physical Therapy lost the first game to The Seville All Continued on page 37


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THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2019 coveted sweatshirt. EZ Company reached the finals by beating the Odd Couple, 3-1, despite losing game one and then defeated Serve’s em Right 3-0 in the semi’s. Paul’s Bicycle beat the Social Yachties in round one, and Serve’s em Right defeated the Beach Orphans, 3-1. SUN: The top seed Atlantic Service Sand Sharks ended up winning the championship over the surprising LeGeann squad that finished the season in seventh place. The Sand Sharks easily defeated IFMA’s in round one. Then in the battle of Sharks they beat the Rouge Sharks 3-1 in a

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Continued from Page 36 Stars before turning it on and sweeping to the semi’s, 3-1. However, Attorney Bill Kelly’s Legal Eagles swept RBNY in the semi’s, 3-0. The Legal Eagles had swept the Rockaway Gliders in round one. In the finals, it was the Legal Eagles winning game one, the Sand Castle game two, the Legal Eagles game three, The Sand Castle game four and then in the dramatic final game the Sand Castle won it 21-17. MOON: The top two teams in the Moon Division faced off for the sweatshirt and Last Call was still standing after the final whistle was blown. They defeated the #1 team, Cape Cod Irish Villages, 3-1 in the finals. Round One saw the Beach

Bums sweep DysFUNctional; the Harbor Light Sandhogs took Boarders Surf Shop, 3-1; the Irish Villages took care of Sets On the Beach, 3-1 and Last Call swept the Beach House. In the semi-finals, the Beach Bums won game one over Last Call and played them hard but Last Call won 3-1 to reach the finals. The Irish Villages similarly lost game one to the Sandhogs but then swept the last three before falling to Last Call in the finals. STAR: The Downtown Diggers lost only one game on playoff Saturday, winning nine, and becoming regular season and playoff champions. They swept EZ Company in the finals, beat Paul’s Bicycle 3-1 in the semi’s and swept Riis Park Bazaar in close, well placed match. Then the opening match to roll to the in the finals they beat LeGreann, 3-1. LeGreann started off with a big upset over second seed Simba’s Pride. Just about every game went the distance. There was no relief in round two as LeGreann once again went the distance, needing to win the last two games to advance, and game five in overtime. The tough road to the finals took its toll on LeGreann as they ran out of gas losing 3-1 in the finals. The Rouge Sharks won in the first round over the Stanni, 3-1. SUN RAY: Rogers Irish Setters not only have one of the best names

Page 37 in the league, they also have sweatshirts to put that on as they climbed from the sixth seed to win the SunRay division. It was a division of upsets as seventh seed Rathbone defeated #2 Quatela Architects Suns of Beaches. Also, in the first round the #6 seed defeated #3 Serve Pro NW Brooklyn. In another upset in the semi’s, #4 Billy Macs defeated #1 Rock Beach. That put Billy Macs in the finals against Rogers Irish Setters. In a classic match, Billy Macs got out to a 2-1 lead in games. With their backs to the wall, the Irish Setters fought back winning games four and five to win the title. In other first round games, Rock Beach beat It’s Five O’clock somewhere needing all five games and Billy Macs also went five with Remax/Elite Net Result. As always, a big thank you goes out to the RBVL committee of Steve Gifford, Denise Brunner, Patty Moule, Colleen McHale, Theresa Sutterlin. Also, a giant thank you goes out to each and every player and spectator who do a phenomenal job

of exhibiting what it means to be a member of our great community. So many pitch in when they see the committee needs a hand. Everyone cleans up the beach when they leave. And although the competition is fierce and everyone wants to get that elusive sweatshirt, in the end, sportsmanship wins out. It is no wonder that the Rockaway Beach Volleyball league has transformed Wednesdays and the second Saturday in August into a Rockaway tradition. (And a big thanks from The Rockaway Times to John Sica for his help with the league and this amazing recap).

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ROCKAWAY GOOD TIMES By Kami-Leigh Agard Ok, if anyone asks you to leave the peninsula for a date or family affair, unleash your Rockaway Groan! It’s 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, August 15 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Local rockers, Phil and The Family Band with special guest, Mixed Bag, jams in their sweet classic rock to local outdoor hotspot, La Barracuda. Corner of Beach 97th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd.

Friday, August 16 7 p.m. TGIF! So who not make a beeline to Breezy’s BayHouse and have a bay-utiful night with special guest, the Roxbury Ramblers. 500 Bayside Drive, Breezy Point

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Shop + Tacos + Music + Beer = a 9 p.m. sweet summer night at Rockaway Famous rocker, turned country Night Makers Market. music crooner, RJ Scouton, brings 415 Beach 72nd Street his infectious bluegrass, country, and rock n’ roll swag to Rogers.  Thursday, August 15 203 Beach 116th Street

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Tonight, Rogers is going to be lit! SPECIAL MENTIONS With Walker and The Brotherhood of the Grape with special guests, BMWA FAMILY DANCE JUBILEE and local vocal powerhouse, Tiffany Thursday, August 15 Lyons, get ready for a FUN-tabulous 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. night of music. Friends of the Beach 59th Play203 Beach 116th Street ground Association hosts Family Dance Jubilee! So, get your dancing Saturday, August 17 shoes on, and join in on this dance celebration as a family. Parents and 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. RBQ will be sizzling as the Gray- children get the chance to score gift Trippers takes over the popular bar- certificates for busting out their best becue spot, blazing your favorite old- moves. Also, all are welcome to aties and rock classics. tend the free dance clinic! Certificates 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd awarded to the best couple’s costume, cutest couple and best moves! Sunday, August 18 So, start practicing and get ready for a fun time! 4 p.m. Did you read Bair, as in Gerald Bair, Beach 59th Street and Shore Front or Beer? Well, there’ll be plenty of Road both this balmy afternoon at Rogers! 203 Beach 116th Street 3RD ANNUAL

So what if it’s Thursday! Head to Friday, August 16 the Sugar Bowl for a sweet weekday Sunday, August 18 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. reprieve with the GrassLighters’ decLookin’ for a small classic rock and 4 p.m. adent blend of rock, folk, bluegrass blues band with a BIG sound? Well, It’s another SUNday! FUNday! and R&B. look no further than RBQ, as Friends at RBQ, and the popular BBQ spot 15 Bedford Avenue, Breezy Point in Sound rocks your favorite classics! serves up another fantastic music 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd feast with Blac Rabbit pumpin’ out Thursday, August 15 Beatles songs and original music.  Saturday, August 17 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd 8:30 p.m. Bungalow heats up with its sum6 p.m. mertime series, Thursdays with BobThis evening, The Skamatixs with Sunday, August 18 by Butler and Friends. Tonight, The special guest, reggae legend, Mikey 7 p.m. Butler jams with Phil Kadet at Bunga- Chung, rings in the heartbeat of JaEnd your weekend on a conscious low’s outside deck.  maica to La Barracuda with rootsy note with the Roots Vibration Band at 377 Beach 92nd Street ska, rocksteady and reggae. Rustwoods. Corner of Beach 97th Street and 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd Thursday, August 15 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

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Beautiful songstress Pamela with Saturday, August 17 special guest, Adam Mantovani, 6 p.m. bring a special feast of blues, folk, The Electrix are back at Low Tide rock and more to RBQ. belting out all your favorite classic 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd rock jams like The Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers, plus original tunes. Friday, August 16 Low Tide Bar, Beach 97th Boardwalk Concession 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. DJMugsyMugs will have the party poppin’ at Caracas! Whether you’re Saturday, August 17 lookin’ for 80s, dancehall reggae, 7 p.m. spiced up with some soca, the Mugs Get a taste of Caribbean jazz ridalways delivers. So, turn up! dims with Andy Bassford’s Jazz ConCaracas, Beach 106th Concession spiracy at Rustwoods. 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd

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CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL IN THE ROCKAWAYS Saturday, August 17 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Gear up for plenty mas at the 3rd Annual Caribbean Carnival, hosted by Senator James Sanders, this Saturday! 2019’s sizzling entertainment lineup includes: HeidiBe, Idika Rocks, Dre Q, Foundation Band, Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist, Kemar Bailey, the cool beats of Fasol Band, reggae sensation Bigga Haitian, and the headliner this year is Anslem  Douglas, Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter, best known for the hit—“Who Let the Dogs Out?” Also, expect a bevy of floats, steel pan bands, moko jumbies and masqueraders. The parade kicks off at  Beach 20th Street and Seagirt Blvd., culminating with live performances at  Bayswater Park, located at 701 Beach 32nd Street. For more info., contact Senator Sanders’ office at 718-523-3069, or visit Facebook page: 3rd Annual Caribbean Carnival in the Rockaways.

Join Riis’ famous Friday night rosé flowing lobster jam with DJ Shirine ARTS Saad. $30 lobster dinner includes 1 Thursday, August 15 1/2 lb. lobster and sides, corn and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. potatoes. Reserve at lobster-jam. This your last chance to see the Friday, August 16 eventbrite.com. Rockaway Artists Alliance’s exhibit, Saturday, August 17 Bay 9 Riis Beach Park Bazaar Beach Elements V, featuring a bevy of 6 p.m. Get ready for a night of bay-full fun multi-faceted artists each expressing 7 p.m. with Ready in 10 and Sal The Singer at Grab your mates and rock your Sundays their appreciation of the visual and Bungalow Bar. evening Rockaway-style with Wine healing beauty of the beach.  3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 377 Beach 92nd Street with Sue at Bungalow Bar! Head to Whit’s for a hoppin’ jazz/ sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden 377 Beach 92nd Street beebop lunch featuring the Mike SevFriday, August 16 erino Trio.  Got info on local live music and art? Saturday, August 17 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd Email: kami@rockawaytimes.com 6 p.m.

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The Graybeards

Would like to thank the following for this year’s 17th Annual

Family Fun Run Sponsors

Footlocker • The Wave • Jamesons Bugalou Productions • Bedford Funding The Rockaway Times • WPE Catering

Benefactors B u n g a lo w B a r • Co m m u n i t y H o u s e • C u i s i n e by C l a u d e t t e • E le g a n t e Re s t a u ra n t • F ly n n & F ly n n • H a p p y J a c k ’s • P i co • P lu m To m a t o e s • T h a i Ro c k • T h e W h a r f • W h i t ’s E n d •

Special Thanks Special Thanks to NYPD Officers Maurice Moore and Daniel Smyth; NYC Parks; DSNY-Kevin Bagley, JoJo O’Grady; Fr. Bill, Fr. Jim, Fr. Jomar and the St. Francis de Sales Rectory Staff; Gearth, Wind & Fireman for the great music; Rockapulco Running and Boardwalk Timing: John Edwards, Tommy Murphy, Ralph Yozzo, Jim McVeigh, Brendan Glynn, John Lovett; Felix Gilroy and Allison Bagley Jackie Cashen-Big Dog Imprints; Creative Advertising; Our fellow Graybeards-especially Jean Condon, all our volunteers, and all our participants for another great event!

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The AI Band Marches On By Diane DiGiorgio, Former Drum Major

On Thursday, July 25 a group of alumni of the American Irish Band gathered at the Community House for some reconnecting and reminiscing. One of the former Bandmasters, Jack Domfort, (now 93 yrs old) was up from Florida for a family event, so, his daughter-inlaw, Sue Gavin Domfort, put out the word that they’d be in town. We were all glad to see Mr. Domfort—and one another—many of whom we hadn’t seen in 40 years!  (The family recently lost their wife/mother, Phyllis Domfort). The American-Irish Band, founded by Pat Kelly, was a community band open to local kids ages 7-17. The A-I Band was once the pride of Rockaway in the ‘50s through the early ‘90s. A group of highly committed adults – our “Bandmasters”—devoted many hours of their time to keep the band operating, (with instruments, music and drill instruc-

tors, a band hall for practices, uniforms and buses), supervising us kids, and accompanying us on parades and even trips oversees! Their devotion is commendable! We all agreed that the band was a key part of our formative years, providing not only a music education, but also tremendous character-building for the many youth who joined its ranks. It also provided an opportunity to see the world outside our own community. We all came from humble families, but we were world travelers, having been invited to Dublin, Ireland in 1974 and again

in 1976 to represent the USA in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. As we gathered, we remembered not only learning our music lessons and drills, but also learning responsibility, discipline, teamwork and leadership – with twice weekly band practice (for some of us, three times a week!), we didn’t have time to get in any trouble!; getting up at 5 or 6 a.m. to make the band bus for weekly parades; loooong bus rides to parades out of town—we perfected the art of sleeping and eating on a bus; keeping track of our equipment and uniforms; looking out for each other, especially the younger ones; having respect for authority - or else! (“Does anyone remember having to clean the bathroom with a toothbrush?” - a common punishment for infrac-

tions); marching down Fifth Avenue for major holiday parades; breakfast at the Waldorf Astoria; marching to Sunday morning mass and then on to breakfast at the KofC/American Legion in numerous LI towns; marching 2x2 through the narrow walkways of Breezy and Rockaway Point; alternately sweating/ freezing in our uniforms on hot/ cold days; competing in regional band competitions; the thrill of marching in Dublin and touring Ireland; eating at Bunratty Castle and kissing the Blarney Stone; and for some of the littlest ones, learning right from left for the first time! For the many of us who no longer live in Rockaway (though our hearts remain here), we also remembered how awesome it was growing up “at the beach”— something our kids and friends don’t quite ‘get’. We could actually walk out our front door, and with a few blocks walk, be AT the beach. No need to drive to the LI town and state beaches.  Ah, those were the days!

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