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Bringing Home the Gold

Tess Howley Shatters Records in Swimming World Cup

Candidates Close In City Council Candidates Make Their Case

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PLEASE CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT Most people don’t realize it but raptors (birds of prey) migrate in good numbers along the Rockaway peninsula this time of year. On Sunday, October 17, more than 120 people attended the popular annual Raptorama Festival at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Bobby Horvath, a fireman who rescues and rehabilitates

raptors and other wildlife, brought 20 disabled raptors to show them ‘up close and personal’ to the delight of children (of all ages) in the crowd. Attending birds included a Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Barn Owl, Kestrel, and Augie, the very tame and beautiful Eurasian Eagle Owl. Continued on page 4

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RECAPPING RAPTORAMA Continued from Page 3 Volunteers Dennis Guiney and Don Riepe were on hand to talk to people about each raptor’s biology and behavior. This special program was sponsored by NYC Audubon, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks

Conservancy, National Park Service, and the American Littoral Society. The next special wildlife program at the refuge will be a ‘Winter Waterfowl Workshop’ on Saturday, November 20 at 10 a.m. For more information and reservations call or text (917) 371-8577; e-mail: Don@Littoralsociety.org Photos by Don Riepe and Theresa Racine.

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Just Let Me Know People are nice. I mean, I know you don’t usually catch me saying that. The opposite is true so often I can’t go twenty minutes without saying people suck, people are a-holes, people are slobs, effin people…See? People make me curse but I’m not gonna do it, I’m not gonna do it, because….well, people are nice. I come to this realization (which will have minimal staying power) because, re-

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cently, so many people have said if there’s anything they can do, I should just let them know. I’ve spent almost two weeks thinking about what can be done for me. Without going into the gory details, an accident sidelined a family member and as word got out, numerous friends and good acquaintances reached out by phone, email and text, and I think everyone signed off by saying if there’s anything you

need, if there’s anything they can do, I shouldn’t hesitate. Someone left a message like that even though they live in South Carolina. Which then makes my life harder because now I’m thinking what can they do from there? They can’t send over a casserole. My laundry was piling up, what was I gonna do? Ask them to throw a load on? Yes, it’s occurred to you by now that the accident and injuries are all about me. I’ve hijacked the event. Healing and recovery are going well but I’m stuck on all those offers of help. Do all these kind people really want to do something? Am I being rude, am I leaving them hanging? Let me know if there’s anything I can do. Well, I'm out of milk. You using that time share in Cabo? It’s like Christmas. All these people asking what I want but I don’t want or need anything. Or I’ll think of something, but it’ll be too late. You can’t ask for a Christmas present at the end of Janu-

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Local Swimmer Tess Howley Brings Home the Gold By Katie McFadden

Rockaway’s swim star Tess Howley continues to impress. The 16-year-old Neponsit resident recently returned from Europe where she participated as part of Team USA in the FINA Swimming World Cup. Howley came home with some new accolades to her name including a few broken records, a couple medals, including gold, and a new title as the fastest teenager in the world this year in the 200m butterfly.

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Howley swam a 2:06.09 200m butterfly. The win earned her a gold medal at the FINA World Cup. She also beat her own preliminary swim time of 2:08.02 and set a Short Course Meter (SCM) 18 & under USA National Record, beating out Mary Mohler’s 2002 record time of 2:06.17. With such a record under her belt, Howley joins the likes of fellow SCM American junior record holders, Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin. In another impressive event, Howley participated in the mixed 4x50 medley relay on Sunday, October 3 in Berlin with a co-ed team of Quintin McCarty, Zhier Fan and Kristina Paegle. McCarty led off in 24.81, Fan went 26.79, Howley was 26.26 and Paegle closed in 23.69, for an overall time of 1:41.55. That put them second place behind Germany’s 1:39.17, earning them a silver medal. However, their time took down the previous world junior record set by Team USA

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LOCAL SWIMMER TESS HOWLEY Continued from Page 6 with a 1:41.91 at the 2017 Singapore World Cup, making Howley and her team the new world junior record holders for the mixed 4×50 medley relay. As the competition continued on to Budapest, Howley continued to shine. Participating yet again in the 200m butterfly, Howley came in third place with a time of 2:06.67. However, at 16, Howley was the youngest in the competition. The first and second place winners, from Sweden and Hungary, were both 32 years old. As a junior, with her time in this race and her time for the 200m in Berlin, Howley has posted the two fastest 200m butterfly swims in the world this year by a teenager. When Howley came home on October 10, she brought home gold, silver and bronze medals, a new world record, a new national record and a title as the fastest teenage 200m butterfly swimmer in the world. How-

ley’s LIAC teammate, Gormsen also had great success, bringing home two golds and two silvers, making that seven combined medals for LIAC’s swimmers at this year’s FINA World Cup. Howley’s parents couldn’t join their daughter at this competition, as it is designed to give the swimmers a sense of independence, and they would have had to stay in separate hotels. However, they eagerly watched at home on Eurovision. “I had to give it up to God this time. I was just praying she would be safe, and the team would be safe. It was hard, but they did so good,” Howley’s

mother, Mary McDermott said. “I’m very proud of her. I’m proud of her every day. She’s living her dream and we’re supporting her, doing whatever we can for her. That’s what parents do.” When Howley came home on October 10, there was no firetruck-led parade this time, but rather a more subdued welcome. She did come home to her house being covered in red, white and blue Team USA balloons and a small get together with her family. However, by Monday, October 11, a day where most school kids have off, it was back to work for Howley as the junior had

to catch up on schoolwork she missed. And back to the pool the next day. “She won’t take a day off,” McDermott said. Howley’s impressive talents in swimming comes at the cost of hard work and dedication. “She practices six days a week, eight times with five night practices and three mornings,” McDermott said. McDermott says Howley is now looking forward. On Monday, October 18, it was announced that Howley is officially one of the 79 swimmers named to the 2021-22 U.S. National Junior Team. Way to make Rockaway proud, Tess!

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***** Volunteers Needed. The Friends of Tribute Park have received 500 daffodil bulbs from the Daffodil Project. These are to be planted Saturday October 30 at 10 a.m. Please bring gloves and a trowel. Questions? Send an email to kevinomealy@ gmail.com ***** Well, Curtis Sliwa, the mayoral candidate, running on the republican side, ditched the Tuesday evening Belle Harbor Property Owners Association (BHPOA) meeting at PS 114 after committing to it weeks ago. Seems he had to prep for last night’s debate with Eric Adams, the democratic candidate. A handful of people, who’d come to hear Sliwa left, but a goodsized crowd stayed to hear from City Council candidates

Joann Ariola and Felicia Singh. The candidates answered pre-selected questions on a myriad of topics and those in attendance got a good chance to understand the positions of each. Kudos to Paul King, president of BHPOA and others for a well-run meeting. The organizers were savvy enough to hire James and Tim Tubridy of DJs @ Work, who set up a sound system that drastically improved the acoustics in a space that is notoriously tough for good listening. ***** It happens every time you start thanking people. You know someone is going to be overlooked. In last week’s shoutout to our dedicated columnists, we forgot to mention all-stars Sean ‘Just The Facts’ McVeigh and Sharon Feldman who reliably submits the Recipe Swap week in and week out. The paper wouldn’t be the same without them! ***** “You can hitch a ride or just take a bus to this Queens beach, New York City’s only legal surf-

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This Week in History OCTOBER 21 Wil Pops Gilliard was born. 1879 - Thomas Edison invented a workable incandescent electric lamp. OCTOBER 22 Janine DaSilva was born. Janet Jenkusky Brady was born. 1962 - President Kennedy announced an air and naval blockade of Cuba, following the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island. 1979 - The deposed Shah of Iran, was allowed in the United States for medical treatment. This action led to the Iran hostage crisis.

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Ian Harbison was born. 1931 - The George Washington Bridge, connecting New York and New Jersey, opened to traffic. 1945 - The United Nations officially came into being as its charter took effect. OCTOBER 25 1400 - Geoffrey Chaucer died in London. 1983 - The United States invaded the Caribbean nation of Grenada.

OCTOBER 26 Maria Colon was born. 1825 - The Erie Canal, connecting Lake Erie to the Hudson River, opened. OCTOBER 23 Annette Lord was born. 2005 - The Chicago White Sox sweep the Houston Astros to win their first 1973 - President Richard Nixon agreed World Series in 88 years. to turn White House tape recordings requested by the Watergate special OCTOBER 27 prosecutor over to Judge John J. Sirica. Kevin Brown was born. 1983 - A suicide truck-bombing at Beirut International airport in Lebanon 1997 - The Dow Jones industrial averkilled 241 U.S. Marines and sailors. age fell 554.26 points, forcing the stock market to shut down. OCTOBER 24 2004 - After an 86 year wait, the Boston Robin Caparella Hoffman was born. Red Sox finally captured a World Series Marni Sugar was born. Jennifer Porcheddu was born. trophy.

On Wednesday, October 13 at around 6:35 p.m., a woman was struck by a vehicle in a hit and run near Duane Reade. Police responded to a 911 call around Beach 116th Street and Beach Channel Drive last Wednesday. According to an NYPD spokesperson, a Nissan Maxima was traveling westbound on Beach Channel Drive at Beach 116th Street when it struck a 20-year-old female pedestrian traveling south to north over Beach Channel Drive. The

driver then fled from the scene. EMS responded and transported the victim to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition. According to FDNY, she had serious, life-threatening injuries. The NYPD Collision Investigation Squad is investigating. As we go to press, it is not clear if the driver was apprehended or what the victim’s condition is at this time. The 100th Precinct was near the site in the last few days, handing out flyers on pedestrian safety.

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WRONGFULLY CONVICTED FAR ROCK MAN GOES FREE A Far Rockaway man wrongfully convicted of an armed robbery in 1995, is finally free. On Friday, October 15, Queens County District Attorney Melinda Katz filed a joint motion with the defense to vacate defendant Chad Breland’s conviction and 15-year sentence for a November 27, 1995, armed robbery in Far Rockaway. The Hon. Michelle Johnson granted the joint motion and dismissed the indictment. The motion cited newly discovered evidence uncovered by the Queens County District Attorney’s Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) that both implicates another man in the crime and undermines the identifications relied on at trial to convict Breland. The CIU’s investigation stemmed from the discovery of an April 2000 fingerprint report connecting another man to the crime scene. Other evidence further implicated this other man in the crime. Although the April 2000 fingerprint report was forwarded to the 101st Precinct and

other NYPD officials at the time, the Queens County District Attorney’s Office was never notified of the fingerprint identification. DA Katz said, “The discovery of new forensic evidence has raised serious questions about the conviction of Mr. Breland more than two decades ago. The fingerprint report at issue did not exist at the time of Mr. Breland’s trial and was never forwarded to the District Attorney’s office. In light of the new evidence, justice requires vacating Breland’s conviction.” Breland was serving a 30-year sentence. At a consolidated trial in September 1997, Breland was also convicted of a second robbery under a separate indictment number. He was sentenced to a consecutive 15-year term for the second robbery under that indictment which is not the subject of the joint motion. Because Breland has completed his 15year term on the remaining indictment, he was released from prison on Friday.

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Election Day is around the corner and to help residents of District 32 learn more about the candidates, the Belle Harbor Property Owners Association recently utilized their monthly meeting at P.S. 114 to hold a candidates’ forum. The meeting turned into an informative session with District 32 City Council candidates Joann Ariola and Felicia Singh, who both answered questions on issues that concern the community. The BHPOA and the Neponsit Homeowners Association worked together to make sure the forum was a success. Having dealt with previous sound issues, the civic hired DJs@Work to run the sound system for the night. Sarina Roffe moderated the event, asking the questions and keeping the peace. Republican Mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa, who had previously confirmed his attendance, was a no-show on Tuesday as he had to prepare for Wednesday’s de-

bate with Democrat mayoral candidate Eric Adams. However, that meant there was more time to focus on the candidates running for a position that will directly impact residents from Breezy Point to Rockaway to Broad Channel and the rest of District 32. Overall, the forum was a productive, informational and well-organized opportunity for voters to get to know who they’ll be choosing as their next City councilwoman. Roffe laid out the ground rules, asking that everyone treat

each other with respect and that people hold off on heckling and applause as the BHPOA had limited time in the auditorium and such disruptions would delay the forum. The questions that were asked were submitted by members of the community, so they reflected on issues that concern those living in District 32. They ranged in topics from social services to transportation, public safety, public health, land use, education and more. Introducing the candidates, Roffe described Singh as an ed-

ucator who comes from a family of immigrants. She is a lifelong resident of District 32, living in Ozone Park. She has dedicated her life to “empowering communities” through service, including two years as a volunteer with the Peace Corps in China, spearheading voter registration drives and community service projects with the Ozone Park Civic Association, and serving as Queens’ borough director of Amplify Her. She was elected to serve as a member of Assembly District 23’s County Committee and worked with the Census Bureau. She is running on a platform that includes fully funding schools, supporting small businesses and climate and environmental justice. Roffe described Ariola as someone born to working class parents, who is a parent herself and a grandmother. She was born in Ozone Park, raised in Howard Beach and educated in Rockaway at Stella Maris. Continued on page 14

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CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES Continued from Page 12 She has been involved in parent associations and local school, civic and charitable organizations. She’s been a community advocate for 20 years and has worked for two mayors and members of city council as the director of intergovernmental affairs for Medisys, where she secures funding for noteworthy projects throughout the network and serves as a liaison between the hospital network and community boards, houses of worship and other groups. She was a member of the Queen Borough President’s hurricane task force following Sandy and, on an NY Rising committee to help develop climate resilient projects. She has been President of the Howard Beach Lindenwood Civic Association and a member of the 106th Community Council and Community Board 10. After a coin toss, Singh was given first opportunity to speak. She added that she is a workers’ rights advocate. As her father

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021 is a taxi driver, she has been an advocate through the medallion crisis impacting drivers across the city. “I’m running for office to center the issues missing in city legislation. Issues impacting community members, students and climate resilience in District 32,” she said. During her turn, Ariola noted, “there is such a tremendous contrast between the candidates running here.” She added, “public service is not just a job, it’s a calling. The fact that I’ve been active for 30 years shows you the commitment to that calling and my commitment to serve you.” Roffe then began questions, the first concerning personal safety and security. On the closing of Rikers Island, Ariola said, “I do not believe Rikers Island should close. I believe they should revert resources being used to open community prisons to restore, renovate and make Rikers a livable facility. We have to put money into it because the conditions are horrific.” Singh took an opposite stance. “85% of occupants in Rikers are awaiting trial. They haven’t been found

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guilty or not guilty and it costs $1,000 a day for one person to await trial. I’m a proponent of closing Rikers, but I’m not a proponent of community jails either. The answer is not using tax dollars you paid to house people at Rikers, and community jails don’t work either.” On the civil unrest during the summer of 2020 and defunding the police, Singh said, “The civil unrest in summer 2020 was because of police brutality.” She said she doesn’t support abolishing the police, but rather defunding, meaning reallocating funds from the law enforcement budget to other services such as infrastructure and resiliency. “Law enforcement is not working the way it should in 2021,” Singh said. Ariola said the civil unrest last summer was a result of a peaceful protest being hijacked by looting and violence. “I’m of the opinion that what stands between us and chaos is the blue line that is called the NYPD,” Ariola said. “We cannot take away the police force. NYPD was the gold standard. There are way more good cops than there

The Rockaway Times are bad cops.” On rising crime like grand larceny and police being short staffed, the candidates were asked what they would do to make sure the 100th Precinct has additional resources. Ariola said, “I would not be in favor of further defunding the police another $1 billion because that would take more police off the streets. Public urination, panhandling, we don’t have to look anywhere beyond 116th Street to see what’s happening. I want to make sure our police department has all the tools they need to make sure they can address all those concerns.” Singh attributed the grand larceny to reports saying people left their cars unattended or not locking their doors. She then pointed to a rise in domestic violence reports in the precinct. “What it tells me is that the 100th Precinct needs help responding to domestic violence,” she said, adding that there needs to be more funding for programs that support domestic violence victims. Continued on page 15


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CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES Continued from Page 14 Regarding social services, the candidates were asked about De Blasio’s $3.5 billion spent on homeless services, while the homeless population is rising, and how they would address it. Singh said “It’s disappointing to see de Blasio promised affordable housing and not do it. There’s a lot about de Blasio that has failed the unhoused population,” she said. She said many don’t want to turn to shelters as they’re unsafe so there needs to be more of a move toward “truly affordable housing and job training for the unhoused population,” and suggested that a proposed bill, Intro 146, be signed into law to expand the Section 8 voucher program. Ariola said, "$3.5 billion spent on homeless and yet de Blasio and City Hall have seriously failed the population.” She suggested there be more healthcare and treatment programs available for the homeless population, as some suffer from mental health

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021 and drug problems, so they can be eventually be put in supportive housing and given job training to return to the work force. Each were then asked how they would address the increase in quality of life issues and petty crimes since the shelter opened on Beach 101st. Ariola said, “We cannot warehouse people in shelters in communities. People being brought back there have criminal records. We need to give the NYPD back the authority to make those arrests. The way we have it structured now, where the police are handcuffed and everyone else runs wild, it’s only going to get worse until someone says no.” Singh reiterated supporting Intro 146 to help lower shelter capacities and increase the voucher system. “The bill exists but the mayor is not pushing it and that’s a travesty,” she said. As the economy took a hit due to Covid, the candidates were asked what they would do to bring back tourism. Singh said, “In the fiscal budget, the city allocated $10 million to tourism. These are tangible things we need to see here to support our small businesses,”

she said, adding that with pandemic assistance, Queens only saw 17% of funding, which was disproportionate compared to other boroughs. “We need to advocate for a trickle down to south Queens,” Singh said. Ariola said that since businesses struggled, there needs to be more done to support them, like helping small businesses fill out paperwork for funding. She also said addressing public safety is a big factor when it comes to boosting tourism. On education, each were asked whether or not specialized high school programs should be funded and supported. “Yes, I do think specialized high schools and gifted and talented programs should be funded. It needs to be made better and more inclusive, but keep it because it’s necessary,” Ariola said. Singh said after the pandemic, there are bigger issues than specialized high schools. As an educator, Singh supports fully funding all schools. On the topic of dedicating more resources to charter schools, Singh said while she worked for a charter school in

Coney Island, she is determined to fund all schools equitably and take care of neighborhood schools, so students don’t have to go far for quality education. Ariola said she believes people should have a choice of what type of school they go to and there should be tax breaks for those who may choose to not send their kids to public schools. On transportation, each were asked what they would change or keep from de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan. Ariola said she supports the ferry and wants to add more stops to it. She said there’s now more bus and bike lanes, but they’re not cohabitating with vehicle traffic. She also pointed out that people are being ticketed more with cameras. “I want to advocate for safer streets and safe ways to commute and make sure bicyclists are held to the same standard vehicles are so we can cohabitate,” Ariola said. Singh said there needs to be more done to protect bikers, including truly protected bike lanes and she supports things Continued on page 19

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blyman Phil Goldfeder knows this, as he has wisely used his common sense to support Republican Joann Ariola. Democrats and Republicans alike should all use their common sense on November 2nd and vote for Joann Ariola. Geri Haggerty Stop Beach Plan Clear Choice Dear Editor: The positions of the two candidates running to fill Eric Ulrich’s 32nd City Council seat could not be more different. Are you happy with the jump in gun violence and deaths on our streets and the law and order breakdown currently in New York City? Then vote for Felicia Singh. She wants to defund the police. Do you think Rockaway, Howard Beach, Ozone Park and Woodhaven need new local businesses of prostitution and neighborhood injection sites? Vote for Felicia Singh, because she wants to legalize prostitution and open up local injection sites. This would further enable the poor souls that are drug addicted to share their needles and continue to be enslaved by drugs. It is a tragedy and a heartbreak that so many people in our own community and throughout the city continue to die from overdoses. AIDS cases will also increase with encouraged needle drug use. Our society needs to help those addicted to drugs to get off them - not give them more ways to do it. Do you think this is a good environment for people and families and our children to see and be in? Absolutely not! And when our community’s quality of life disintegrates because the Democrat Socialists continue to raise your property taxes and continue the failed and miserable policies of our worst-mayor-ever Bill de Blasio, you can thank the radical and extreme policies promoted and pushed by our current Democrat Socialist politicians in the City Council. Yes, it is common sense to support and vote for Joann Ariola for the 32nd City Council seat. Former Democrat Assem-

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Dear Editor: Presently, the Army Corps wants to lay tons of concrete on our beach in their one stop solution to erosion/protection/maintenance; nature be damned. Why? Up until 1998, twice a year, Parks, in partnership with Sanitation, would maintain our beaches. In summer, workers from Parks and Sanitation pooled men and heavy machinery scaling the sand height from the back of our beaches down to the tide line following markings on measured bamboo poles they implanted. In autumn, sand height was lowered to make way for snow fences on angles to keep sand on the beach. In spring, our beach maintenance was repeated. In 1999, Parks performed the useless log drag and used the feckless beach rakes to give the appearance of maintenance. But that was all. What used to be twelve steps down from the boardwalk to the sand became two, sand piling up under the boardwalk and in the backs of beaches from Beach 126th east. Our beaches were smaller and higher but didn’t have to be. The reason was the city gave up on Rockaway beaches much like the feds have abandoned Riis Park. In 1997, Parks ‘experimented’ with dunes on Beach 140th and five neighboring blocks. They were constructed by Parks on weekends using heavy machinery they repeatedly said wasn’t available calling it an ‘experiment.’ The truth was, however, these six ocean front homeowners grew so sick of beach goers using their sea wall areas as latrines and party central, they chipped in $1,000 each for newly created property extensions; protections against

people rather than flooding. From that experiment, the unkempt Rockaway Dunes were born composed of sand that could have been used to replenish our beaches. Since Sandy, navigating the dune mats has denied access to our beaches for elderly and handicapped. No one cares. Locals are being fed the tripe that the Great Wall and ramps are instruments for making the beach handicapped accessible: ridiculous. Many handicapped can barely walk a few steps to their cars or wheelchairs let alone with baggage. So, stop the baloney. Our wall, a wall across our beaches: 14 feet of concrete topped with two feet of sand with an accompanying baffle-front walkway from Beach 126-149 is a game-changer for the community property values and all. Moreover, we can expect our baffle front walkways to be inundated with sand, unmaintained. Is the Great Wall of Rockaway the only way to stave off another hundred-year storm? Is it impenetrable against the tremendous pounding of a surging ocean? What if the wall collapses, carrying wall projectiles down beach blocks? Locals are being misled to believe ramps are instruments for making the beach handicapped accessible. Many handicapped can barely walk a few steps to their cars or wheelchairs. They can neither access the ramps nor wheel a chair on the angles warranted. What happens when they reach the base of the ramps? Wheelchairs don’t work in sand. Our natural beaches were once considered pristine, the quality of our sand the envy of beach communities the world over. Unless we abort the Great Wall of Rockaway, our reputation as a beach community will cease to exist. Future generations will suffer; and it will be our fault. Breezy Co-op opted out of the Wall because they refuse to sacrifice nature for concrete with no guarantees. Get active. Speak up. Stop the insanity, please. Joan Mettler

Boyle Blunder Dear Editor: So, I just sat down with Kevin Boyle’s weekly rag - which I always love. However, in his weekly “Boiling Points” I must correct an assertion made, and it’s really kind of pathetic that I have to make this point: Mr. Boyle, the proper vernacular is The River Shannon!! NOT The Shannon River!! I ought to know and frankly, so should you!! Haha!! Keep up the great work. Patrick Shannon (Publisher's Note: You’ve ruined my day. PS: It’s Boyleing Points. So there.) Singh Praise Dear Editor: Voters in the western half of Rockaway and the rest of District 32 have some soul searching to do before casting their ballots for city council on November 2. Chair of the Queens Republican Party, Joann Ariola, is running as the successor to her ‘good friend’ Councilman Eric Ulrich. Although the banners and signs you’ve likely seen all over the peninsula do not list her party, she has proclaimed herself the “commonsense candidate” and it is with the utmost sense of urgency that we refute that hyperbolic claim. According to the front page of the NY Daily News, Ariola has chosen to keep insurrectionist Philip Grillo in a position of power within her party (see Daily News front page article “Riot Guy Deleted” 9/24/21). According to a recent expose in NY1, she is implicated in the corruption scandal at the Board of Elections (NY1’s “Ballot Blunders: Looking at Patronage and Nepotism at NYC Board of Elections). Ariola also endorsed Donald Trump’s reelection in 2020, after four agonizing years of political scandal, embarrassment on the world stage, two impeachments, countless racist policies, and a botched response to the COVID pandemic. And to get extremely local, there is nothing “commonsense” about wanting more of the same representation we have had over the last 12 years. Continued on page 20

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CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES Continued from Page 15 like stop signs and speed bumps to reduce speeding. Asked about concerns regarding electric bikes and scooters, Singh said some are turning to these options since they don’t have cars and they’re faster than public transportation. She advocated for problem solving to figure out ways to deter people from using electric bikes and scooters on places like the boardwalk. Ariola said some who utilize these electric vehicles do so recklessly, and not just on the boardwalk, and applauded the NYPD’s efforts to confiscate some vehicles that are being used recklessly. On land use, each were asked about the December 2020 “Planning Together” proposal that would change the city land use process to ensure equitable growth. Ariola said Planning Together would take away input from community boards and said City Hall shouldn’t be able to dictate what’s best for communities on land use issues. “We want to see development but don’t want to see projects we don’t have a say in,” Ariola said. Singh said Planning Together doesn’t allow for any community input until Phase 3 and that city agencies need to work with community members on day one when it comes to planning. “We want to support community boards, change the red tape and make sure you have a say in your community,” Singh said. With one hospital on the peninsula, each were asked what they would do to improve healthcare here. “We need to have a trauma center and specialists on the peninsula,” Singh said, adding there needs to be more services for women. Ariola said, “We have St. John’s, and we have to do better by them. I would commit to funding that hospital to make sure they have what they need to serve this community and see more expansion of healthcare facilities affiliated with a hospital, further west on the peninsula." When asked if ID should be required to vote, the candidates took opposing positions. Ariola said, “Yes because it would dispel

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021 any misgivings of voter fraud,” and added that there should be more accessibility to be able to acquire ID, possibly without fees. Singh said, “Voting is a fundamental right that we cannot go backwards on. I would never support showing ID to vote.” Each candidate was then given time to make closing statements while answering a specific question. Singh said that in knocking on doors, she found most people want improved quality of life, including “trees trimmed, potholes filled, less garbage on the street and better schools. The issue that you have with my policies is not that I have plans, it’s that I support the expansion of what public safety looks like. You know what’s so beautiful about Belle Harbor when I knock on doors here? I see children playing basketball, they’re on their bikes, they’re playing with their parents, running across the street. I totally get why you want to preserve that. Your privilege is that you will have that no matter what but that is just not true of other parts of this district where someone stands outside and gets shot. While we will preserve your safety because you have it based on where you live, based on your socio-economic income, based on your race, you have that and that’s amazing. I want to make sure we expand what that looks like for the rest of this district.” Ariola said, “as part of the Queens delegation, there is equity in the dispersing of discretionary money. As far as capital money, I think because of the relationships I’ve garnered and working with people across the aisle and learning to negotiate with people who are not from the same party, because once we get to city hall, it is not about the party anymore. It is about providing what’s best for the community. It’s not about flipping the seat from red to blue because this seat has been blue and it has been red, but it’s always been well represented and that’s what you’ll get with me.” Election Day is Tuesday, November 2 at your designated polling location. Early voting begins October 23 and continues through October 31 at the Rockaway YMCA.

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Continued from Page 17 Even before the pandemic, Councilman Ulrich did not prioritize the people of this community. He showed up to work only 67% of the time, ranking 46 out of 50 for worst attendance among his colleagues. He is also the only elected official of note to have endorsed Joann Ariola. This is not good enough. The participatory budgeting process is another metric for how our community has lost out. The councilperson has chosen to opt out of this process in recent years. From 2018 onwards, the 1-2 million dollars available for projects proposed by members of the public was left on the table. Neighboring district 31 prioritized the participatory budgeting process and was able to fund a myriad of school infrastructure projects. Contrast this with the actions of Democratic nominee Felicia Singh. She recently held a town hall where she explained the city budget process to a crowd of Rockaway residents, what the role of

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159 Beach 95th Street $1,500,000

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333 Beach 86th Street $529,000

221 Beach 80th Street #1G $325,000

117 Beach 114th Street $689,000

307 Beach 102nd Street $675,000

638 Beach 64th Street $499,000

151 Beach 96th Street #4D $649,000

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129 Beach 118th St # 1G $240,000

855 East Broadway #2H $239,000

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Driving Etiquette Driving in New York City is a video game. It reminds me of the old video game Pole Position and the newer one Grand Theft Auto. My nephew, Tyler, plays a game where he drives like a lunatic and laughs. He runs things over, crashes and then can hop into a new car. It seems these games are becoming more real. People in New York City, especially Rockaway and Broad Channel, need to learn how to drive. What people also need to do is to learn simple driver’s etiquette. PS: I really only drive from Rockaway to Ozone Park, as I truly dislike driving. One law that is often violated in our town is the stop sign. I am unsure why people do not feel the need to stop. As I have mentioned many times, I live on Newport and it is the “Newport 500” with cars speeding, and then on the cross streets people do not stop for the stop signs which is a recipe for disaster. Each student who leaves my house after tutoring is told “Please be careful on Newport.” I saw an accident on Beach 121st Street and Newport last Friday afternoon. I am sure one person was speeding and/or the other person glided through the stop sign. FYI I hate the new stop sign heading onto Beach Channel Drive from Newport at Beach 116th. That will cause accidents. It was a yield sign for as long as I can remember, and I never saw an accident there. Red Lights. Please people, stop at the red lights. Do not speed up when you see the

“don’t walk” sign blinking. I see people run through the red light at Duane Reade and Beach Channel Drive each day and last week a young lady was struck by a car and is still in the hospital with a long recovery ahead. This is an area I have seen many accidents and have requested a red light camera there and was told we have too many in the area. While I agree there are a lot, I feel the one on Beach Channel Drive is needed as a deterrent. Speeding. I know this is a hot topic, especially with the lowering of the speed limit, on Cross Bay Boulevard it is 25 miles per hour. I get it, I had to place a post-it on my dashboard to remember that when driving home from work southbound on Cross Bay Boulevard, there is a new speed camera. One of my friend says that at night “that camera lights up like a Christmas tree.” The first week of school, I received a ticket, as did my daughter. Now I am driving much slower. PS: I am obsessed with the lawlessness on Cross Bay Boulevard as I drive through each morning. It is dark and people go in the left hand turning lane and go through red lights. Please, parents, tell your children the walk sign does not always mean walk. Not during rush hour. Kids, keep your eyes open. I used to be one of these speeders. But since I have seen so many fatalities and near fatalities recently, I have definitely slowed down.

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years gone by. I’d try to avoid building permits, architects, and construction workers in our current environment. On the other hand, I have a comprehensive list of tradesmen if you want to seriously consider construction: this includes plumbers, roofers, masons, carpenters, architects, general contractors, etc. and even handymen. Of course, my suggestion to sell rather than upgrade is dependent upon obtaining an acceptable price for the existing home and buying the new home at a fair price. I can help. Thirty-year fixed rate mortgages are at 3.00% approximately. This costs $421/100k per month. Call me. Love, Robin.

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Living from a Spiritual Heart Before sitting down to write the column, I decided to clean our windows. Truthfully, because we will be sitting inside as the cooler weather arrives and you can’t help but see the accumulation of dirt. There is nothing like sparkling clean windows. This simply task brought back memories of my dear Mom cleaning all thirteen windows in Brooklyn on our 2nd floor apartment, sitting on the ledge! She took pride in her beautiful home while raising seven children in a five-bedroom apartment. We thought

we lived in paradise with love, happiness and a strong faith. Mom and Dad were powerful spiritual beings who believed in helping the poor. This simple task of cleaning windows also brought me to the theme for today’s column, Polishing the Mirror of our spiritual heart! Ram Dass wrote a beautiful book all about being here now with our spiritual being. “Polishing the mirror, this process of reflecting on ourselves by witnessing and by bringing our external life into harmony with our

true being, resolves when we identify full with our soul.” Life is better with a strong spirituality, physical presence and community. Walking the beach with my beautiful daughter she shares this insight from her good friend. What is a life without community, spirituality and physical well- being? How can we help others who don’t have what we possess? Isn’t the point to share what you make in life? So often we close off to the people around us to protect what is ours when the point is to give what we can. Charity begins in the home. “The game of enlightenment starts from exactly where you are in your life at this moment.” Where are you in life at this time? Can you be present with what is here now or do you seek more? Offering it up to God is what my mom always instilled in our family. We were blessed to have devotion and joy in our lives. Humor was always displayed in our home sometimes at the expense of one another. Of course, we ac-

cepted this as building character and strength. Truly, it made us feel seen and loved. We still have lots of laughter whenever we get together at family parties. There is always love and affection for one another. As I scrubbed my windows, I thought to myself, life is about shedding the layers that build up within our heart’s space. Each day is an opportunity to release what builds up in the body and mind. Perhaps taking time to do the ordinary tasks will lead to thoughts of deeper understanding of what in your life needs to be polished. It’s not exactly an external job but rather deeply internal. It will take time. Go slow. We have only this moment. May you find contentment in your life and reach out to those who feel empty in spirit. “How did the rose ever open its heart and give to this world all its beauty? It felt the encouragement of light against its being, otherwise we all remain too frightened.” ~Hafiz

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LEGAL NOTICES KRYVENKO LAW OFFICE PLLC, a Prof. LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/07/2021. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 135-23 82nd Ave, Apt. 2F, Briarwood, NY 11435-1346. Purpose: To Practice The Profession Of Law. BRIZE, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/03/2021. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Rajeev Ramdhan, 111-43 Van Wyck Expressway, Jamaica, NY 11435. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of Bud and Breakfast LLC, Articles of Organization Filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 5/6/2021. Office location: Queens, NY. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Bud and Breakfast LLC, 85-48 111th Street 2nd Floor, Richmond Hill, NY 11418. Any lawful purpose. Wan Shang Realty LLC filed w/ SSNY on 9/14/21. Office: Queens Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 36-17 Prince St., Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: any lawful.

Notice of Formation of Novathan LLC, Articles of Organization Filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/31/2021. Office location: Queens, NY. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Novathan LLC, 17112 108th avenue, Jamaica NY 11433. Any lawful purpose. 54-31 NURGE AVE, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/21/21. 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, 244-06 Van Zandt Avenue, Douglaston, NY 11362. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of BlackTower Provisions LLC. Articles of Organization Filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/20/2021. The office is located in Queens, NY. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to BlackTower Provisions LLC, 60-52 Putnam Ave Ridgewood, NY 11385. The purpose of this LLC is to engage in any lawful activity.

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LEGAL NOTICES File No.: 2019-875/B CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT TO: Rosalyn Boxer, Toby Steinhauser, Susan Hoffmann, Steven Katz, Michael Karash, NYC Human Resources Administration, Attorney General of the State of New York Theunknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of MILTON BOXER, deceased, or their estates, if any there be, whose names, places of residence and post office addresses are unknown to the petitioner and cannot with due diligence be ascertained A copy of this citation and the accounting, as well as all amendments to it, if any, shall be served on the Guardian Ad Litem, Regine Severe, Esq. Being the persons interested as creditors, legatees, distributees or otherwise in the Estate of MILTON BOXER, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 1410 Seagirt Boulevard. Far Rockaway, NY 11691, in the County of Queens, State of New York. SEND GREETING: Upon the petition of LOIS M. ROSENBLATT, Public Administrator of Queens County, who maintains her office at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens County, New York 11435, as Administrator of the Estate of

MILTON BOXER, deceased, you and each of you are hereby cited to show cause before the Surrogate at the Surrogate’s Court of the County of Queens, to be held at the Queens General Courthouse, 6th Floor, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, City and State of New York, on the 18th day of November, 2021 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon, why the Account of Proceedings of the Public Administrator of Queens County, as Administrator of the Estate of said deceased, a copy of which is attached, should not be judicially settled, and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow a reasonable amount of compensation to GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., for legal services rendered to petitioner herein in the amount of $27,130.19 and that the Court fix the fair and reasonable additional fee for any services to be rendered by GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., hereafter in connection with proceedings on kinship, claims etc., prior to entry of a final Decree on this accounting in the amount of 6% of assets or income collected after the date of the within accounting; and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow an amount equal to one percent on said Schedules of the total assets on Schedules A, A1, and A2 plus any

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additional monies received subsequent to the date of this account, as the fair and reasonable amount payable to the Office of the Public Administrator for the expenses of said office pursuant to S.C.P.A. §1106(3); and why the petitioner should not be authorized to retain the sum of $30,000.00 to satisfy the contingent and possible claim of the Estate of Emmanuel Boxer, the deceased Article 81 Guardian, and referee Janet Brown, for a period of 6 months from the date of the decree to be settled hereon; and why, upon service on the petitioner of an Order from the New York Supreme Court fixing the legal fees and commissions of the Estate of Emmanuel Boxer, the deceased Article 81 Guardian, and referee Janet Brown for services rendered to the decedent, petitioner should not be further authorized to pay the Estate of Emmanuel Boxer, the deceased Article 81 Guardian, and referee Janet Brown, said amount not to exceed $30,000.00; and why if the Estate of Emmanuel Boxer, the deceased Article 81 Guardian, and referee Janet Brown should fail to obtain an order form the New York Supreme Court fixing his legal fee and commissions for services rendered to the decedent within six months from

the Notice of Entry of the Decree to be settled hereon, the amount retained by the petitioner shall be distributed as set forth in the petition; and why the claim from NYC Human Resources Administration in the amount of $412,425.51 should not be paid to the extent of the net distributable estate. Dated, Attested and Sealed 17th day of September, 2021 HON. PETER J. KELLY Surrogate, Queens County JAMES LIM BECKER Clerk of the Surrogate’s Court GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ. (718) 459-9000 1981 Marcus Avenue, Suite 200 Lake Success, New York 11042 NOTICE: THIS CITATION IS SERVED UPON YOU AS REQUIRED BY LAW. AS A RESULT OF THE MEASURES ADOPTED BY THE COURT TO COMBAT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, PHYSICAL PRESENCE AT THE COURTHOUSE ON THE RETURN DATE IS LIMITED. THEREFORE, IF YOU WISH TO CONTEST THE RELIEF REQUESTED, YOU, OR AN ATTORNEY ON YOUR BEHALF, MUST CONTACT THE COURT PRIOR TO THIS DATE IN THE MANNER SET FORTH IN THE ATTACHED NOTICE. IF YOU DO NOT CONTACT THE COURT AS SET FORTH IN THE NOTICE IT WILL BE FOUND YOU CONSENT TO THE RELIEF REQUESTED. Accounting Citation


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Prediabetes - Diabetes new cases of blindness among U.S. adults. Risk factors associated with the development of diabetes in adults include older age, family history, overweight and obesity, dietary and lifestyle factors, environmental exposure, and others. Three tests can be used to identify diabetes and prediabetes: hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), fasting plasma glucose level, or oral glucose tolerance test. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has set criteria for the diagnosis of both diabetes and prediabetes. For diabetes, the criteria are a HbA1c greater than or equal to 6.5%, fasting plasma glucose greater than or equal to 126, or oral glucose tolerance test glucose levels of greater than or equal to 200. For prediabetes, the criteria are HbA1c 5.7% to 6.4%, fasting plasma glucose between 100 and 125, and glucose tolerance test glucose levels between 140 and 199. In 2015, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended screening for

abnormal blood glucose levels as part of cardiovascular risk assessment in adults aged 40 to 70 years who were overweight or obese. In addition, it recommended that clinicians offer or refer patients with abnormal blood glucose levels to intensive behavioral counseling sessions to promote a healthful diet and physical activity. This year, the USPSTF updated that recommendation to include all non-pregnant adults aged 35 to 70 years who are overweight or obese and who do not have symptoms of diabetes. While prediabetes is usually asymptomatic, symptoms of diabetes may include excessive thirst, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss, blurred vision, and tiredness. The goal of screening for prediabetes and diabetes is to identify and treat these conditions earlier rather than later to prevent progression of disease and adverse outcomes including heart attacks, kidney disease, impaired vision, and death.

While there is little evidence that screening for prediabetes and diabetes by itself improves health outcomes, there is good direct evidence that interventions for newly diagnosed diabetes can have a positive effect on all-cause mortality, diabetes-related mortality, and the risk of heart attack after 10 to 20 years of intervention. In addition, there is good evidence that lifestyle interventions such as proper diet and exercise in those with prediabetes can reduce progression to type 2 diabetes. So, if you or someone you know is overweight or obese, not pregnant, and between the ages of 35 to 70 years, it is important to get screened for prediabetes and diabetes, especially if you have any relatives who have type 2 diabetes. Also, even if the screening is negative, it is important to repeat the screening at regular intervals, for example annually. Please direct questions and comments to editor@rockawaytimes.com

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The Foodie Report: O’SAKE JAPANESE RESTAURANT By Scott Ruscillo

If someone asked me to go out for sushi with them eight years ago, I would respond saying absolutely not. However, my girlfriend Karolina practically force-fed me some sushi at a sushi joint and it was actually delicious. I now enjoy sushi at least once every couple weeks. Sushi is popular from young teens to older adults. Many people can’t get enough of that delicious fresh seafood taste, with such a huge variety of options to choose from. I would say it’s a bit of an acquired taste for some, but I feel that there is a sushi choice for anyone. If you try one roll or dish and don’t like it, make sure to try a few other options until you find the one you love. This is what I did and I feel as if I struck gold once I ate that dressed up crunchy spicy salmon roll that tasted so damn good eight years ago. O’Sake Japanese Restaurant has been operating since 2006 with hundreds of regular customers like myself and thousands of orders each year. O’Sake prides itself on excellent service and only the freshest sushi. You can certainly tell that each dish is prepared with care because they are always consistent. There are times I may order dinner late, right before they close, and the dish I order is the same as if I placed an order much earlier. The proprietors, husband and wife duo Danny and Joyce Tung, work tirelessly and have always been supportive of their community. Every time I visit the restaurant, Joyce always greets me with a big smile and makes sure to ask how my myself and my father are doing. One of my favorite sushi rolls at O’Sake would be the Dynamic roll which consists of spicy tuna, crunch, scallion, avocado and caviar on top. I find such ingredients are a perfect fit with fresh tuna and hits the palate with a shocking great taste. Keep in mind, O’Sake has a hefty list of sushi options available, and you can always create your own if you would like to be a

bit imaginative. I find the roll options they have on their menu are perfect for beginner to advanced. You have options of various seafood choices and so many toppings to choose from. Spicy, raw, deep fried, cooked and sashimi which I will speak about shortly. Another favorite of mine would be the simple, yet delicious Hanada roll. This beginner type of roll consists of salmon and cucumber with salmon and avocado on top. It’s great for a beginner and you can always add anything else to it if you would like. I usually ask for some spicy mayo and crunch because what’s tastier than a little kick and some crunch? For the beginners, “crunch” or “crunchies” are light, crispy Japanese panko breadcrumbs. These unique bread crumbs are shaped more like flakes than crumbs, which gives them their unique texture. These are used as a crunchy topping or coating in sushi rolls and more. The menu at O’Sake has many other options besides for sushi. Sashimi is something that I enjoy with soy sauce or even some spicy mayo to dip it in. If you’re not sure the difference between sushi and sashimi, sushi is often made with fish and other types of seafood. It is also sometimes made with egg or vegetables like cucumber and

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avocado then wrapped in a roll typically covered in rice. Sashimi refers to a delicacy of super fresh thinly sliced fish. Sashimi-grade fish is some of the highest quality seafood. These thin slices of fish pair great with either soy sauce, wasabi, or ginger. I would say that sashimi would be for more of an advanced palate but I started enjoying tuna sashimi right away. Other than excellent service and food, I find O’Sake to be a godsend due to their late hours. When I am pulling long work hours and need a good meal, I can count on O’Sake since they are open until 10:30 p.m. each night. Overall, O’Sake Japanese restaurant has a delicious option for anyone. Even if you may not be interested in sushi or sashimi, you can indulge in one of the many other appetizers or entrees

that they offer. O’Sake is located at 263 Beach 116th Street in Rockaway Park. Their number is 718945-8888. If you would like to stay up to date with my food reviews/pictures and restaurant commentary, feel free to request or follow me on social media. I can be found as Scott Ruscillo on Facebook or Instagram. Just a reminder, I ask everyone to promote local small businesses on their own by posting on the “Rockaway Businesses Need You Page.” This page was created during the height of the pandemic by local gem Elizabeth Hanna. Elizabeth has been an activist promoting local small businesses for many years and wanted to create a page that will positively showcase all local businesses and what they have to offer. Elizabeth Hanna, Terrie Macklin and I operate the RBNY page, and so far it’s been a huge help with getting information out about local businesses, especially restaurants. I urge everyone to join and post their positive experiences and photos at local eateries and other businesses. I enjoy moderating the page because I can make sure its primary focus is promoting and advertising local restaurants/ businesses with zero negativity.


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By Kami-Leigh Agard In Rockaway, it’s not just October, but FUNtober! and our little slice of heaven is brimming with things to do! So, map out your Rockaway crawl with The RT’s entertainment guide below. Just be warned—be prepared to double up!

LIVE MUSIC Friday, October 22 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

ceo Parker, Average White Band, Steely Dan and more!—The FuMos are back at Whit’s belting out a memorable treasure of danceable tunes. 97-04 Rockaway Beach Blvd

(Kids) Calling all aspiring potters— adults and kids (ages 7+) alike! Check out The Rockaway Hotel’s Clay Days Workshops. Learn to create your own pieces of ceramic art with artist, Michelle Cortez. Classes held on the second floor Saturday, October 23 of the hotel in the McGuire Room. 8 p.m. Score the ultimate Saturday Tickets: $65 adults/ $25 for kids. night play with ACE’s roarin’ line- Plus, famished for lunch after the up of Motown, blues, reggae and class? No need to go far, just make reservations at Margie's or The soul at RBQ. Pool House. For tickets and more 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd info, visit: therockawayhotel.com 108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive

TGIF! So, don’t worry, “beer” Saturday, October 23 happy with Wine With Sue at SHOP LOCAL 9 p.m. Jameson’s. Lunatix is back at Rogers whip421 Beach 129th Street ping out their hair-raising vocal Fridays & Saturdays harmonies reminiscent of The 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eagles and other rock sensations Forget online or the big-box Friday, October 22 from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. stores! Head to Betsy’s Bungalow 7 p.m. 203 Beach 116th Street to jump-start your holiday shopTonight at the Belle Harbor Yacht ping at her weekend bazaar feaClub, The Family Band plays a sizturing an eclectic trope of artisans zling soundtrack of Southern classic Saturday, October 23 vending one-of-a-kind, won’tand jam rock. 9 p.m. find-them-anywhere-else hand533 Beach 126th Street Tonight, Breezy’s GrassLighters crafted items. Everything a mustlight up Harbor Light with their see, must-buy! blingin’ catalogue of Americana Friday, October 22 120-05 Newport Ave rock, folk, bluegrass and R&B. 7 p.m. 129-18 Newport Ave BombZX is back at Whit’s barreSunday, October 24 ling the local hub into overdrive with 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. ARTS vintage and revolutionary rock. Rockaway Makers Fall Market 97-04 Rockaway Beach Blvd hosts a mile-long list of vendors at Arverne Cinema. Saturdays & Sundays 72-02 Gouverneur Ave (Arverne) 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, October 22 The RAA makes a triumphant 5 p.m. SPECIAL MENTIONS Forget cooking or ordering in! comeback with exhibit, “Read Head to Harbor Light for a grand Desert,” featuring the works of 14 dinner feast and bumpin’ dance multimedia artists, curated by re- ANNUAL SUGAR BOWL RUN/ party with Bobby “Butthead” Butler nowned fellow artist, John Garcia. WALK Exhibit runs through November and Jenna “The Booty Shaker.” Saturday, October 23 21. For more info and to make an 129-18 Newport Ave 1 p.m. appointment, visit: www.rockaWithout further ado, the Anwayartistsalliance.org. nual Sugar Bowl Run-Walk is this Friday, October 22 sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden Saturday! Walkers, runners and 8 p.m. spectators—add to the day’s fun RBQ will feel plenty hot as Mike by dressing in costume. Prizes & Miley fires up the BBQ spot with Friday, October 21 awarded to best solo/ group cosa smokin’ classic rock party! 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. tumes. Registration: 10 a.m. to 12 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd Enchantress Shane Kulman— noon. $40 for runners/ $30 for Rockaway Times’ columnist, non-runners. Race kicks off at author, actor, spiritual teacher, 1 p.m. After the walk/run, live Saturday, October 23 educator and documentary film- music kicks off at 3 p.m. with 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. In honor of Breast Cancer maker—is no doubt, a trailblaz- Chris Decker. Proceeds beneAwareness Month, locally revered er who sees no limits. Seize the fit Point Breeze and Rockaway guest chef, Whitney Aycock of chance to see her read from her Point Volunteer Fire DepartWhit’s End, is back at The Rock- latest work, “Dear Enchantress: ments. away Hotel dishing out heaven- Letters to an Advice Columnist 15 Bedford Ave, Breezy Point ly deliciousness celebrating, “A of the Rockaway Times,” at Avoid Damn Good Life.” For tickets and The Day’s Bookstore and Cafe’s event, “Meet and Greet with The EDGEMERE FARM’S HOT more info, call 718-474-1216. Enchantress.” Kulman will also be SAUCE CONTEST 108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive signing copies of her book. 99-04 A Rockaway Beach Blvd Saturday, October 23

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the heat at Edgemere Farm’s Hot Sauce Contest! Official Hot Sauce judging by locally revered chefs, Maribel Araujo of Caracas, Jide Alao of The Cradle NYC, and you—the attendees! Besides also testing your adventurous taste buds with spiced & spicy beverages, enjoy music from Rockaway’s own Bachata Boys. See who is crowned the Hot Sauce Don! 385 Beach 45th Street

CALLIE’S OKTOBERFEST 2021 Saturday, October 23 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oktoberfest is still rockin’ in Rockaway, and Callie’s is hosting a grand food, drink and music feast fit for a König (king)! Open bar, German food, German music and of course what would Oktoberfest be without colossal steins of German beer! Purchase your tickets at Callie’s window. $80 before October 23, $100 day of the event. 410 Beach 129th Street

JAMESON’S PUB HALLOWEEN CHILDREN’S BREAKFAST Sunday, October 24 10 a.m. to 12 noon Treat your children to an early start of spooky-good fun at Jameson’s Halloween Children’s Breakfast. Kids will feast on food, music, crafts, games, trick-or-treating and even a dance party! $25 admission. To reserve a spot, email: jamesonspubrbny@gmail.com 421 Beach 129th Street

THE SUGAR BOWL’S BENEFIT FOR A FRIEND Sunday, October 24 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. End your weekend on a charitable note at The Sugar Bowl’s benefit to help a friend featuring live music by Reda Shay with special guests, Kerry Kearney, Tom Wipf and Charlie Wolfe. $20 minimum donation at the door includes half-priced drinks. 15 Bedford Ave, Breezy Point

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

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Nobody knows color coordination better than Mary Golden who rocked that pink Rockaway Times tee in Florida on a Disney trip a couple weeks back. After Mary looking so fabulous, we expect t-shirt orders from Mickey, Donald and Daffy.

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Chris Murtagh 10-08-2021 Words cannot express our thanks for the support we have received. The generosity of our Rockaway community was overwhelming. The food, cards, donations, and comforting words are gratefully appreciated. Special thanks to the FDNY Hillside Hurricanes – E298, L127 & B50. Also, Harbor Light, Kathy Roberts and Billy Heeran. Thank you to our second family – The Hutton’s. We must also thank The Danger Zone, and Caitlin’s friends for all that they have done! St. Francis de Sales and Fontbonne gave support to the children. Their presence was comforting to them….

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Wrestle Talk WWE NEWS By Eric Jayden

This week we start off with news from the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). As reported by the Wrestling Observer Podcast, the WWE has announced that they are canceling their annual Tables, Ladders and Chairs (TLC) Pay Per View originally scheduled for December 19, 2021. As of now there will be no WWE PPV's scheduled for the month of December. The next scheduled PPV will be held on January 1, 2022, called "WWE Day 1" which was an event apparently created and spearheaded by Nick Khan of the WWE. This will most likely disappoint WWE Fans as this is one of the top favorite PPV's they look forward too. Matches, are contested under extreme rules with the use of tables, ladders and chairs all legal.

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