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Nicole Frontera Beauty recently had a major facelift and they’re gearing up to show off their new look. On Thursday, June 23, the medspa is hosting a grand reopening party to show off their expansion and renovation, debut some new treatments and give those who haven’t given it a try, an inside look into the Nicole Frontera Beauty experience. When an office space opened up next door at NFB’s 104-02 Rockaway Beach Boulevard location last May, owner Nicole Frontera jumped at the opportunity to expand the business she opened in 2013. After a hard two years, having to close and limit business during the peak of the Covid pandemic, Frontera was ready to move NFB into the future. “I saw an opportunity with the space opening up and figured we could use a facelift after being in business for more than six years. I always wanted to offer more services and look for the latest and greatest technology to do things, so this gave me the chance to expand and offer more of that,” she said. The expansion also gave a chance to give the medspa a new overall look. “I wanted to make an upscale looking place. Every-

one that’s been coming in keeps saying ‘Wow, this place belongs in Manhattan.’ But it goes back to this idea of why do we have to leave the peninsula for something? Our peninsula deserves this. We have so many upgrades among our businesses now, like the new Rockaway Hotel, so we’re starting to get somewhere.” Frontera wanted to do her part in upgrading. So she spent several months making big changes starting with a full gut renovation of the expanded space. They doubled their treatment rooms, going from four to eight, which will allow for more services to take place at one time, since Frontera was also able to hire two more employees. “There are so many lasers and technology now, and in our old space we weren’t able to utilize them all at one time, so now we can see more people at once. For example, we weren’t able to do two facials at once and now we can. There were so many things customers were requesting from us that we couldn’t accommodate in a smaller space and now luckily, we can,” she said. They’ve also added a retail area where people can pick up products to bring home or gifts for the holidays. They’re also able to introduce new services. Among them is Opus Eyes, a non-surgical eye treatment that tightens the skin around the eyes. Plus, a much-needed non-invasive hair restoration treatment. “We have this brand-new restoration device we just got to help with hair loss. So many people, especially after Covid are going through it now, and this treatment is great because typically you had to get injections to address hair loss and now we’re doing it without injections so it’s not a painful procedure and there’s no downtime after, so we’re excited about that,” she said. Customers old and new will Continued on page 4

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A FACELIFT FOR NICOLE FRONTERA BEAUTY

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Continued from Page 3 be able to check it all out at a grand reopening celebration on Thursday, June 23 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will include a food truck, champagne, plenty of giveaways, opportunities to sample services and to learn all about the NFB experience and what they offer. “We just want people to casually come in and not feel intimidated or nervous. They can see and feel things with sample treatments. Sometimes people feel intimidated to come into places like this and some assume something it’s not, so we want people to see what we’re all about without feeling pressured to do anything,” Frontera said. Plus, everyone that comes in will have an incentive to come back. All visitors will receive a raffle ticket to enter to win a service, and those who make purchases on Thursday will be given more tickets to enter.

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Frontera is hoping to see some new faces but is also grateful for all the support her customers have given her over the years and throughout the renovation. “We want to thank our customers and people who have been so loyal to us. It’s amazing and I wouldn’t be where I am without Rockaway and the community here. I’m so grateful,” Frontera said. “This reopening will be a fun way to give back to the community.”

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***** Happy Father’s Day! Dads didn’t always have their day. It wasn’t until 1966, when President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers. He probably had golf in mind when he set the day as the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972. ***** Our Dad photos we’re printing this week were sent to us after we put a call out on Facebook and Instagram. Thanks! ***** Holy smokes. The Rockaway Times will be celebrating anniversary Number Eight next week and in all those many years, the Yankees and Mets have not been in first place at the same time this

THURSDAY, June 16, 2022 late in the season. Ok, it’s only June, but still… ***** Juneteenth is this Sunday, June 19, but the public holiday is a day later, Monday, June 20, a national holiday commemorating emancipation of enslaved black Americans. Juneteenth is a combination of June and nineteenth. On June 19, 1865 Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas and declared slaves free. The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln, had freed the slaves two years earlier but because it was during the Civil War confederate states did not honor the Executive Order. ***** AmpSurf's first 2022 Learn to Surf Series clinic will be held on Saturday, June 25 from 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon at Beach 67the Street. AmpSurf is a 501 (c) (3) non - profit. The organization teaches veterans, people with developmental disabilities, and Special Olympians surfing using the healing power of the ocean. Go to Ampsurf.org to register as a participant. There

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The Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill Dear Editor: Last week’s High Tide section of the RT included information about a bill to ban the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores. Too many New York State pet stores obtain animals from commercial breeding facilities known as puppy, kitten, and bunny mills. The mills keep animals in cruel and filthy conditions.

THURSDAY, June 16, 2022 Litter after litter is exploited to make a profit, causing suffering for the animals and heartache/costly veterinarian care for families who adopt animals with congenital anomalies or deadly diseases. While most pet stores do not sell animals, this represents a small portion of the revenue for those that do. With this new legislation, people will still be able to find animal companions through reputable breeders. Pet stores will be able to partner with shelters and rescue groups. Every New Yorker who can provide a safe, stable, and loving home for an animal will be able to. Pet store sales will increase as pet parents purchase supplies for their new companions. Five states and more than 400 localities have passed similar laws. New York State will leap toward greater compassion when the Governor signs the bill. Jill Lauri

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SLICE OF LIFE By Beth Hanning

Glad For Dads While doing some research for the column, I learned that Mother’s Day inspired Father’s Day. Of course it did. At first, the idea was not well accepted because merchants, of course, wanted to make this holiday a money maker and one florist said, “fathers haven’t the same sentimental appeal that mothers have.” Over the years, different states and groups have celebrated fathers in different ways but it was not until a woman from

Spokane, Washington, Sonora Smart Dodd, a woman with five siblings who was raised by her widowed father began a campaign to get fathers recognized. Dodd drummed up support and in 1910, Washington State celebrated Father’s Day. For years, many fathers scoffed at the idea of a holiday that they were receiving gifts they probably paid for themselves! I thought that this was the most humorous as my husband re-

cently told me “Tell the girls to just give you money because I bought a lot of stuff for the boat and do not need anything.” It was not until 1972 that Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father’s Day a federal holiday. Father’s Day is an important day and needs to be celebrated. Dads work hard and deserve the kudos. Dads today do it all! They carpool, drop and pick up the kids at school, make dinner and even do the occasional ponytail or braid. I am not talking bad about the dads of the past but over the years with many woman entering the workforce as working moms, dads had to step up their game. I often tell my friends what a great job they are doing as dads. I remember my mother-in-law being a bit horrified in the late 1990s about some of the chores her son did in our house. I said “Eilene, I work full time, someone has to help.” She just made a face. (Good thing she is still in Florida and will not see this!) Another reason dads need to

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be celebrated is their coaching. Back when we were kids there was maybe two sports each kid played and one league. Now think of someone with three children and they could have ten games in one weekend! I know this for a fact. I would need a husband and as assistant to keep track of it all. Dads still have some ways to go. How come dads no matter how active they have become, still do not know their child’s teachers’ or friends’ names? My older daughter just recently sent a meme to our family group chat that was a picture of a man sitting, smiling and the caption reads, “Your dad talking to your friend of 10+ years trying to remember their name.” My husband’s response, “I’m normal.” So to all the dads out there, keep up the good work. And of course to all the people who lost a dad this year try to remember the good things your dad did and try to remember and laugh about the funny stuff your dad did.


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Drowned Teens Remembered on Jamaica Bay boys didn’t know how to swim. They were rushed to Jamaica Hospital, where they were declared dead. On Monday evening, the families and friends gathered at the site where the two boys lost their lives, to hold an emotional candle lighting ceremony in their memory. Before throwing flowers into the water and releasing balloons, families and friends shared a few words about the boys who were described as good kids who died during one day of fun that turned into a preventable tragedy.

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On Monday, June 13, the families and friends of 13-year-olds, Daniel Persaud and Ryan Wong, gathered on the westside shoreline of the Joseph Addabbo Memorial Bridge, connecting Howard Beach and Broad Channel, to

mourn the loss of the two boys. Persaud and Wong drowned in Jamaica Bay on Friday morning. On Friday, June 10, emergency response teams reported to the small beach area next to the bridge to attempt to rescue the

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Many of you may know Dr. Yashodhara “Yash” Sanjay Kirtane, an internist and allergy immunology specialist, whom over the years, has cared for scores of patients on the Rockaway peninsula. Now, after more than 40 years practicing medicine, she has retired.

However, don’t be alarmed. Dr. Kirtane plans to still be here for the community, addressing questions about individual health concerns by tapping into her matchless wisdom in ayurvedic medicine. The Rockaway Times seized the opportunity to learn about what drove Dr. Kirtane to defy societal norms and study medicine in her homeland, India; what brought her to Rockaway; the essence of a good doctor, and more precious gems about what shaped her into the passionate medical practitioner, wife, mother and grandmother she is today.

to attend a home science college, where they teach you how to be a good wife, cook, entertain, sew, and keep a nice house. She told me that she would find me a nice, suitable boy, who would give me a good life, but I wanted to study medicine. I had an aunt, who I looked up to and influenced me greatly, that was a surgeon in Mumbai. I actually got accepted into two premium colleges, but my parents only conceded for my third choice, an all-girls medical school in Delhi. Coincidentally, I later found out that it was the same school my mother-in-law and her sister, and one of my husband’s RT: According to the U.S. Census, aunts attended. Pursuing a higher one in 10 physicians in the U.S. are education allowed us as women to of Indian descent. Is it common- not limit ourselves. place in India for women to become doctors? RT: Your husband, Dr. Sanjay YSK: My mother desperate- Kirtane, is also well known in Rockly tried to talk me out of going to away. How did you meet? medical school. She wanted me YSK: We had an arranged mar-

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riage. I was finishing up medical school in Delhi, and at age 21, told my parents that I was ready to get married. They started working their network of friends, looking for suitable boys. My one desire was that I wanted a doctor. Three individuals’ names came up, who were all studying or practicing medicine in the U.S. My husband was the first one to come to India to meet me. Thank God, it wasn’t April 1, April’s Fools Day. It was April 2, 1978. Together with his family and mine, we had a lovely lunch at my grandparents’ flat. My husband and I are both Maharashtrians of the Karhade Brahmins sect, so as match mates, we were well suited. The next day, we had another chaperoned visit at his aunt’s place, and by the end of that evening, my grandfather received a call from Sanjay’s parents, who Continued on page 17


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YSK: I was shocked by the way women were treated, plus racism. In most of civilized society in India, women are held in very high regard. We even had a woman Continued from Page 16 prime minister. Women made the wanted to proceed with the mar- decisions in the household. They riage. I said yes, and two weeks lat- weren't subdued or overruled by er on April 18, we got married. their husbands. My mother-in-law even advised me to not let Sanjay RT: What brought you to Rock- do that to me, and he never did. away? YSK: Sanjay was doing his resiRT: How would you describe the dency at St. John’s Episcopal Hos- type of medicine you practice? pital, but I had to finish my internYSK: In 2003, I think I had a ship at my school in India, and midlife crisis. I came to the realchose to spend a year with Sanjay’s ization that traditional Western mother, an amazing woman, who medicine didn’t always give me also was a doctor in Hyderabad. In all the answers. My patients were April of 1979, right before our first describing how they were feeling, wedding anniversary, I arrived. In- and the tests were not picking up itially, we stayed with his cousins, the source of their ailment. So, I who were both doctors, in Brook- became drawn to Ayurveda, an lyn. Shortly, thereafter, we rented alternative medicine that is heavan apartment in Far Rockaway, ily practiced in India and Nepal. I walking distance from St. John’s, started taking courses with Deepak and stayed there until my daughter Chopra, and became a certified was born a year later. Chopra meditation specialist. For a time, I was doing meditaRT: What was your impression of tion with my patients after hours the U.S. when you landed in NY? for free. However, I wanted more.

In the Indian thinking philosophy, there's a big dichotomy between Hindu goddesses, Lakshmi, who represents wealth, and Sarawak, who represents knowledge. So, blending those two—mixing knowledge with money—was like almost blasphemy to me. I wanted pure knowledge that was not monetizing or commercializing healthcare care. For three years, I started studying Ayurveda. It was so different from traditional medicine that I almost had to shut off that part of my brain and look at my patients with a different eye. Ayurveda is all about how you live your life in balance. RT: What do you think makes a good doctor? YSK: Connectivity and availability. Unfortunately, today medicine has become so corporate, and doctors really don’t have solid, personal relationships with their patients. Forty-five minutes with a patient should not equal to x amount of dollars. You just can't put a value on care. I tell my medical students—listen to your

patients. Like that old saying, “Do unto others as you want them to do unto to you.” A lot of doctors have all these impressive degrees and work for prestigious hospitals, but they don’t give that one-on-one patient care. RT: Upon reflecting on your long career and service in Rockaway, what do you want the community to know? YSK: Even though I look and speak different, and I’m a woman, I feel so privileged that locals accepted and allowed me to take care of them. Word of mouth was what got me patients, and I’m so grateful. I started my practice here renting a room once a week with zero patients. Soon enough, my practice grew beyond my expectations. I’m retiring, but I sincerely want the community to know, I am still here for you, encouraging folks to consider alternative modalities of medicine, like Ayurveda, which is not just about medicating, but checking in with the individual’s entire being.

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CB 14 Wraps Up Last Meeting For the Summer By Kami-Leigh Agard

Community Board 14’s monthly meetings usually play out like a fitful episode of the “The Young and Restless.” However, this month’s meeting, held this Tuesday, June 14, the last for the summer as the board goes on summer recess until the fall, though three hours long, was uneventful, sans a passionate discourse during public speaking regarding the possible demolition of the Neponsit Home in Jacob Riis Park, an area which historically has been a considered haven for the LGBTQ community. Noteworthy items on the long agenda included the status of the Q53-SBS bus, a city council-passed budgetary item to award homeowners a tax rebate, CB 14’s majority vote on a required moratorium for midto high- rise buildings up-zoning requests, and a crime statistics report by the 100th Precinct. CB 14 Chairperson Dolores Orr revealed that at the MTA’s recent Bus Route Workshop, it was con-

firmed that the Q53-SBS bus route will remain. Orr said, “This is proof that there is power in numbers. In the original plan, the Q53 was being taken out of service, and there'd be no bus from Beach 116th Street to Woodside. Taking that bus out of service would affect a lot of students who attend school here in Rockaway, also local residents who use the bus on a regular basis. However, the MTA reversed their decision and the Q53 is back in route. The only change is the MTA is shortening the route. The bus route will be from Beach 116th Street to 74th Street in Jackson Heights, instead of Woodside.” Deputy Inspector Carlos A. Fabara of the 100th Precinct reported on recent crime statistics. “In a 28-day period, we’re up in major crimes with 39 crimes versus 34. Rockaway is up in four of the seven major crime categories, including rape, robbery, felony, assault, grand larceny auto theft. Burglaries are down for the 28-day period. Our murders are flat zero.

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We are down in shootings and shots fired incidents. We have five versus zero, of which four of those were in the Hammel Houses housing development. Regarding parking summonses, we're up about 10% percent with 300 additional parking summonses,” Fabara shared. Next, Congressman Gregory Meeks’ representative, Joseph Edwards, shared some information about bills and legislation the congressman has backed to mitigate gun violence and school shootings. “June is gun violence awareness month, and last Thursday, a bipartisan group of senators voted in favor to allow federal courts the power to temporarily ban certain individuals from possessing or purchasing firearm arms they believe will be a risk to themselves or others. Under that bill, law enforcement and family members could petition the court. Two other bills are the Protecting Our Kids Act and the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order act,

which will raise the age to 21 for individuals to purchase certain semiautomatic weapons, crack down on gun trafficking and increases penalties for illegal straw purchases, in which a person buys a gun on behalf of someone else who is legally banned from having one,” Edwards said. He also highlighted the America Competes Act of 2022, which includes an investment to surge production of American-made semiconductors, tackle supply chain vulnerabilities to make more goods in the U.S.A, turbocharge America's scientific research and technological leadership, and strengthen the country’s economic and national security. “This is a transformational bill for America that would make us independent and self-sufficient. The bill includes investing $52B to produce more semiconductor chips in America and $45B to advance manufacturing in the U.S., which together will address the supply Continued on page 19


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CB 14 WRAPS UP LAST MEETING Continued from Page 18 chain disruption that increased cost for Americans,” he said. Ears perked up during public speaking when a group of individuals representing the The Audre Lorde Project, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color center for community organizing in NYC, expressed their displeasure with the possibility that the Neponsit Home by Riis Beach will be torn down to make space for a public park. One individual vehemently stated, “Our side of the beach, The People's Beach, has had a long history of being a safe space for the LGBTQ community. The namesake of our organization, Audre Lorde, used to take her children there. Plus, for decades, there’s been events hosted there for the queer community, whether it was dance parties or giving out personal protective equipment (PPEs). This historically has been a safe place

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THURSDAY, June 16, 2022 for the queer community to relax and feel safe. With the land-use process already underway, it’s critical for queer, trans and non-binary folks to be part of these conversations. There is also a concern for police violence against our community. We are concerned that our culture is being erased from this space earlier. And being that this month is pride month, where folks are saying that they want to uplift the queer community, it is critical that our voices are heard, be taken seriously, and be part of the decision-making for this space that has been part of our history and culture in NYC for decades.” Another significant issue highlighted at the meeting was CB14’s majority vote (with just one nay), to require a moratorium for developers’ up-zoning requests to erect mid- to high-rise buildings, in the wake of several big development projects popping up on the peninsula. The committee stated: “Now therefore be it resolved that CB14 insists on a moratorium on all up-zoning requests to zones R6 to R10 until such a time that the

requested environmental impact study with items requested has been completed. “Whereas that over 12,000 rental units of mid- and high-rise buildings have been approved, built and or will be built over the next two to three years in CB14, the increase in districtwide population as a result of these units will be minimum of 30%, projected to be at least 30,000 new residents. “Whereas Community Board 14 is poorly served by public transportation, has one of the highest unemployment rates in the city, no significant local job base for projected new residents, existing shortage of adequate school seats and overcrowding in most local schools, no approved or funded plan to provide additional school seats for the thousands of projected new students. The city of New York has not implemented a visible well-identified evacuation plan route for residents. The peninsula has only two east-west roadways for travel, which would make evacuation difficult. And the projected increase in residents and vehicles

will cause monumental traffic issues during the a.m. and p.m. rush hours and during beach season. Also, with 12,000 rental units being built and an estimated minimum of 6,000 new cars on our already inadequate roads, these plans only provide for less than 40% new parking spaces and will exacerbate an already severe parking problem. Also, the peninsula only has only one small hospital that is barely managing the community's medical needs. “Therefore, CB14 requests that until such time that the city of New York funds and completes a districtwide environmental impact study, which shall include transportation issues, public transit, traffic flow street, widening and parking school seats, economic development, including permanent local job creation, the need for additional hospital beds, including a new trauma unit of any level, a hurricane evacuation plan with signage and other informational measures.” Community Board 14 will reconvene in September.

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A solid sibling partnership, a good dog as inspiration and some great barbecue eats. It’s the makings of one of the newest concessions coming to Riis Park. Good Dog BBQ opens Friday. Fans of longtime Riis concession, The Dropout, offering burgers, chicken sandos and other bites, will be happy to hear that not only is The Dropout returning, but owner and chef Julia Steinberg is teaming up

with her brother, Josh Steinberg on their next venture right next door in Bay 9, and this one is all about barbecue. When the locals of Riis Beach Cooperative got word of winning the contract to run the Riis concessions, one of the first prior concessionaires they reached out to was Julia Steinberg of The Dropout. They not only asked her to return but asked if she had any other ideas up her culinary sleeves. Running the concession for five years, being a lifelong local who knows the community and having experience running two concessions at one time, with Riis Beast taco truck last year, Julia Steinberg undoubtedly had the experience. But this time she turned to her brother for some help. Josh was on board. They dished out their roles, with Julia being the genius behind the kitchen and Josh having experience in business development and marketing, and they started to brainstorm concepts. “Julia loved that there was barbecue at Riis in the past, but there not

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being a spot there now made it an easy decision to go that route,” Josh Steinberg explained. They just needed a theme. They reflected on an old idea for a hot dog stand inspired by their parents’ dog who wasn’t the best behaved—Bad Dog Hot Dogs. But they wanted something a little more positive. “That idea never came to life, so we thought about reutilizing Bad Dog, but we realized that we’re surrounded by good dogs these days and the world needs positivity, so why don’t we spin this into something more fun and playful?” Josh Steinberg explained. The main inspiration came from Julia and her fiancée, Karoline’s dog, Kylo Ren, a rescue they got two years ago. “Kylo had a traumatic life, and they were able to bring him into their home and show him love and it’s made a world of a difference. He’s so happy and excited about life, so the idea of Good Dog definitely came from Kylo. He’s the model for our logo,” he said. “My girlfriend also has three rescue pitbulls, so we’ve both been around dogs our whole life that have been rescued and when we were thinking of a side project that makes sense for us as a concession, we thought, what can we do to tie it into something we care about?” That’s why Good Dog BBQ will serve a good cause. A part of the Steinbergs’ mission is to help find good dogs good homes. “For us, part of what we were interested in was figuring out a way to use this as a vehicle to contribute to causes we

care about. We’re going to figure it out over the summer, but a portion of profits will be donated to local shelters and rescues across the city for all animals,” he said. Steinberg added that they’re open to ideas and specific charities, so feel free to shoot them an email: Hello@gooddogbbq.com But first and foremost, to help rescue animals, means they’re hoping to have a successful summer. But the menu speaks for itself. “We’re going to have some awesome smoked pulled pork and pulled chicken sandwiches, smoked wings that we’re going to fry up to crisp them, hush puppies and sides like tots and slaw, corn dogs and we’re gonna throw some smoked sausage on there also, so a lot of good stuff,” Steinberg said. Plus, they’ll have local seltzer Drink Rockaway for sale to help wash it all down. The Steinbergs are stoked to open and have this opportunity to partner on a new project. “We’re excited for the summer and to get into this new space with the new leaseholders and we’re excited to see what they do there. We’re going to make this a summer for the books,” Josh Steinberg said. Good Dog BBQ (and The Dropout), located in Bay 9, opens up this Friday, June 17, and will be open seven days a week this summer, from about 11 a.m. ‘til 8 p.m., depending on the weather. For more info and updates, follow Gooddogbbq on Instagram.


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LIGHTENING UP Lately, we have been experiencing an elevated collective anguish. Life has many difficulties and sometimes it seems impossible to move through so much suffering. As I struggle to write, I know many are also fighting to survive so I will do my best to give you some tools to support you on your journey. Never give up, we live in a strong, supportive community. Sangha means community and I have never been in a more loyal village than

Rockaway Beach. The people here will give anything to their neighbors in need. They will not let you drown in your sorrows. We can practice “lightening up,” something Pema Chodron teaches us to do while we are learning not to judge or suppress our full range of emotional responses, such as anger, grief, and sadness. The practice of feeling joy may seem difficult and you may even feel guilty about feeling joyful but this

will help to lift your spirits. “Life is filled with suffering, but it is also filled with many wonders, like the blue sky, the sunshine, the eyes of a baby. To suffer is not enough,” writes Thich Nhat Hanh. “We must also be in touch with the wonders of life. They are within us and all around us, everywhere any time. “ The following is from one of my teachers on how to access your joy. I offer you her words in a time of suffering so perhaps you may feel more positive and find your happiness. “Neuroscience tells us that there are certain things we can do to help shift the activity in our brain from a state of stress to a state of more receptivity, ease, and openness. Our tools can produce the chemistry to lift our mood and outlook, even if just a little bit. And our practices can shift our neuroscience and chemistry to a state that helps feed the body what it needs to heal, repair, and rejuvenate. Rick Hansen, a neuropsychologist says that, although our minds are predisposed to “favor” nega-

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From Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge “WHAT’S IN A NAME? ROCKAWAY PT. 2 JACOB RIIS PARK”

By John C. Harris, Ranger at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

In the 6/2/2022 issue of The Rockaway Times, we explored the history behind the name of our community. We acknowledged the former presence of the Lekawe nation who lived upon the east end of the peninsula and sold the landmass in 1685 to an English sea captain named John Palmer in an uneven exchange for 30 pounds sterling. Over the course of the next two centuries, the land passed through many hands like the Cornell family, James Remsen, and others, who to varying degrees sought to transform the Rockaway Peninsula into a thriving getaway for New York City’s socialites. Namely, it was Remsen who, in 1863, initiated a

plan to bring wealthy community members from throughout south Brooklyn by way of rail to a terminus in Canarsie which provided ferry service across the bay and delivered them to the resorts and hotels of Rockaway. Within two decades the trestle by which the New York, Woodhaven, & Rockaway Railway Company shuttled celebrities and socialites over the bay was complete, making access to the bay—for those who could afford it—more available than ever. The peninsula was quickly becoming a playground for the elite. Meanwhile, in 1870, muckraking journalist, pioneer of flash photography, and artist behind How the Other Half Lives, Jacob Riis migrated from Denmark to America. In addition to his photography career, Riis led the New York Association for Improving the Poor which championed the idea of a non-commercial setting for a sea-

side park in Rockaway to promote public health. In 1913, the New York City Department of Parks received the tract of land between Breezy Point and future sight of Neponsit Hospital to develop Riis’s seaside park. No longer was the Rockaway Peninsula reserved for New York City’s rich and famous. Originally named Telewana Park after Culluloo Telewana to honor Rockaway’s Lekawe past, it was renamed in 1914 to honor the late Jacob Riis. The park’s iconic Art Deco bathhouse was completed in 1932 and has received numerous additions, restorations, and iterations since. After an eventual decline in popularity, in 1974 Jacob Riis Park was transferred to the National Park Service and incorporated into the fledgling Gateway National Recreation Area. Since then, and despite unique challenges from pollution in the forms

of raw sewage, medical waste, and an oil spill, Jacob Riis Park—located on Lekawe territory acquired through exploitative exchanges— has, for nearly a century provided an inclusive setting for all beachgoers. Originally conceived to provide beach access to the working class it became a historic site for the LGBTQ community. Under the stewardship of the National Park Service, the bathhouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981. Today lifeguards are on duty from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The Jamaica Bay Unit encourages you to reflect on this history the next time you visit some of the last remaining natural dunes in Queens or perhaps get involved in the conservation of Piping Plover and Beach Tiger Beetle, two endangered species with habitats at Jacob Riis.

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Paul King Endorsed for Congress By Former Rep. Peter King

Paul King, the Republican candidate for New York Congressional District 5, accepted the endorsement of former Congressman Peter King at an event at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club on Thursday, June 2. More than 100 Rockaway residents attended, as well as several notable Republican politicians. “Paul King is the real deal. I’m glad to support him…he’s right out of central casting,” King, the former rep, said. “I am honored to accept the endorsement of Peter King,” said Paul King. “I will try to profit from his experience and emulate his courage and integrity while in Congress.” Paul King went on to say he thinks Rockaway is the embodiment of the American Dream and the land of opportunity. He is running for Congress because the “Rockaways of America” are

under assault. Extremist policies being pushed from both City Hall and Washington DC are undermining the American Dream for current and future generations. “Regular Americans must stand shoulder-to-shoulder” to make sure our children and grandchildren have the opportunity to build a better life. Peter King was introduced by WABC radio host Sid Rosenberg. Rosenberg explained how he transitioned from sports to politics because he couldn’t just focus on last night’s game when there were so many things going wrong in the world. On Friday morning,

King was Rosenberg’s guest on the Bernie and Sid show on WABC radio. He received their “ringing endorsement.” Republican politicians in attendance included U.S. Senate candidate Joe Pinion, New York State Assembly candidate Tom Sullivan, City Councilwoman Joann Ariola, former Councilman Marty Golden and former Congressman Bob Turner. The main theme of Paul King’s campaign is “The American Dream for Every American.” During his acceptance speech, King said America can deliver on its promise by challenging three elements of what he sees as the agenda of the left-wing of the Democratic party: Crime, education and spending. He said excessive spending has led to painful inflation today and a $30 trillion debt that will harm tomorrow. “That money’s not coming from mythical rich people,” he said, “It’s coming from our children, and our grandchildren, and our

great grandchildren. You hang that burden on them, and you add policies that undermine work, then you’re killing the American dream.” During the interview on WABC radio, King focused on how 12term incumbent Congressman Gregory Meeks has become detached from people in the 5th district. Meeks’ support of large spending bills in Washington is “a betrayal of every Democrat, Republican and Independent in the district.” King said excessive spending and bad policies in DC have led to the worst inflation in a generation and record high gas prices. After decades in Washington, Meeks “doesn’t see the pain his constituents feel,” according to King. Gregory Meeks will face primary challenger Frankie Lozada in August. Paul King does not have a primary opponent at this time. The general election will be on Tuesday, November 8.

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Rockaway Market Street On Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., head under the elevated A train track at Beach 60th for an outdoor market including vendors such as: Blacksmith’s Breads, Edgemere Farm, Horman’s Best Pickles, Mushroom Queens, Rockaway Soda, Saratoga Peanut Butter Company, and more! Live music. Beach 84th Beach Cleanup On Saturday, June 18 at 11 a.m., head to the Beach 84th Boardwalk to join Rockaway Women for Progress and Surfrider NYC for a beach cleanup to celebrate International Surfing Day! Learn about our local environmental and water safety initiatives and other activities. Supplies provided. Sign up at link: https://bit.ly/3NQG3Z6 (Rain Date TBD)

head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and join a ranger to understand the impact human pollution has on the planet and our immediate surroundings, in order to promote self-awareness for the well-being of our Earth. All ages welcome. Dress for the weather. Space is limited, so register by calling (718) 318-4340. VFW Market On Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., head to the VFW PrinceWynn Post 260 (705 Shad Creek Road) in Broad Channel for a market featuring antiques, bath and body products, jewelry, glassware, crafts, toys and more.

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LEGAL NOTICES Notice of formation of AMV Soft Wash LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 2/1/2022. Office located in Queens. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to 7533 67 Drive, Middle Village, NY 11379. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

JOLEN GARDEN PROPERTIES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/05/22. 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, 64-60 58th Road, Maspeth, NY 11378. Purpose: Any lawful purpose

Beryl Designs by Keenia L.L.C. Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 9/13/2021. Office in Queens Co. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 163-57 Mathias Ave Jamaica NY 11433. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

45-26 41 SUNNYSIDE LLC. LLC Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 12/02/2021. Office in Queens County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Namgyal Dorjee Bhutia 3439 72nd Street, Jackson Heights, NY, 11372. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

On Point OT, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 1/24/22. Office in Queens Co. SSNY Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Michal Warga, 375 Beach 13th St. Far Rockaway, NY 11691 Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Atcja Realty, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/21/2022. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 72-27 Cypress Hills St., Glendale, NY 11385. General Purpose. CX3 MANAGEMENT LLC Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 06/01/2022. Office in Queens Co. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 203-11 36th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11361. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. EGP Mobile Notary Services, LLC Articles of Org. filed with NYS Sec. of State (SSNY) on 01/18/2022. Office in Queens Co. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be serviced. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 13035 Springfield Blvd, Laurelton, NY 11413. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. PRMTP LLC, Arts of Org. led with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/26/2022. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 3636 Main St., #CS, Flushing, NY 11354. General Purpose.

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Notice of Formation of ATAGIA ENTERTAINMENT LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 4/11/22. Office location: Queens, NY. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Atagia Entertainment LLC, 170-40 HENLEY ROAD, APT #3A JAMAICA, NY 11432. Any lawful purpose. Inferno Cards LLC Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 05/27/2022. Office in Queens Co. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 9204 Holland Ave, Apt A. Rockaway Beach, New York 11693. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. COMMUNITY CONSCIOUS CULTURAL EVENTS LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the SSNY on 09/17/21. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as an agent of the LLC upon whom process against it maybe served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC to c/o United States Corp Agent, 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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to: Mi Rye Hwang-Yoon, 40-26 Murray St., Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: any lawful RBC ONE SIXTEEN #3G LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/16/22. 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, 65 West 16th Road, Broad Channel, NY 11693. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Eaglestar Capital LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/16/22. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 136-20 Roosevelt Ave, Room #288, Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of formation of Cusi Bros LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 5/25/22. Office located in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to Danny Cusicanqui, 248 E. 33rd Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of THE DALAI LALA, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/14/22. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: eResidentAgent Inc., 99 Washington Ave., Ste. 805A, Albany, NY 12210, also the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: an lawful activities. Notice of formation of LEE & WANG 15002 LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/16/22. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: 136-20 38th Ave., 11J, Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: any lawful act. Notice of formation of DOHA ISLAMIC FOUNDATION NEW YORK LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/26/2022. Office located in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to 105-27 79TH STREET, OZONE PARK, NY 11417. Purpose: Any lawful activity or purpose. SC WAREHOUSE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/10/22. 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, 203-14 48th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11364. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.


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ARI BENJAMIN, M.D. APPOINTED CMO

This week, Miriam Y. Vega, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center (JPA), announced the ap-

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HEALTHCARE HERO 2022

pointment of Ari Benjamin, M.D. as the new Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Benjamin joined JPA in 2018 as a practicing healthcare provider and its Associate Medical Director. As such, he has been a long-standing member and integral member of the Senior Leadership Team. Dr. Benjamin brings his administrative talents as well as his first-hand understanding of patient care to the CMO position. “He is well known for his uncompromising patient advocacy and team building abilities,” Vega said. “Time and time again, he has demonstrated his leadership abilities as we have all navigated through the changing and ever-evolving challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, and we are delighted that he has accepted the position of Chief Medical Officer at JPA.”

MIRIAM Y. VEGA, PHD

Dr. Miriam Vega, Chief Executive Officer at the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center (JPA) has been designated as one of the Schneps Media 2022 Healthcare Heroes. Spotlighting excellence and applauding innovation, this year’s Healthcare Heroes were highlighted as those who consistently deliver and support quality

care. Under the direction of Dr. Miriam Vega, JPA has established itself as a healthcare leader assisting the communities it serves through some of the most difficult days of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I must also include the Addabbo Healthcare Team in this award,” Vega said. “It is under the current leadership staff, many of whom have personally experienced the challenges of the pandemic, that comprehensive medical services continue to be provided as we all seek to slowly recover from the pandemic. Our overall goal is to make sure that patients return to critical routine healthcare monitoring and services.” Dr. Vega and members of her leadership team were present at the awards ceremony at Terrace on the Park on May 12, 2022.

CITATION ADMINISTRATION CITATION TO THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK By the Grace of God Free and Independent, NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF QUEENS COUNTY The heirs at law, next of kin, and distributees of Joseph James, deceased, if living, and if any of them be dead to their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, legatees, executors, administrators, assignees and successors in interest whose names are unknown and cannot be ascertained after due diligence. File No. 2021-2336 SURROGATE’S COURT- QUEENS COUNTY Supplemental CITATION A petition having been duly filed by Caryn Edwards, Assistant Secretary of COMPU-LINK CORPORATION DBA CELINK

as attorney in fact for CIT BANK, N.A. F/K/A ONEWEST BANK, N.A. F/K/A ONEWEST BANK, FSB, domiciled at 101 West Louis Henna Blvd Suite 310, Austin, Texas 78728 YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before The Surrogate's Court of the County of QUEENS, at 88-11 Sutphin Blvd. Courtroom 62. Jamaica. NY 11431 on the Day of July 28, 2022 at 9:30 a.m., why a decree/order not be made in the estate of JOSEPH JAMES lately domiciled at 140 BEACH 14th STREET, FAR ROCKAWAY, NY 11691 in the County of QUEENS, New York, granting Limited Letters of Administration upon said Estate to NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, AND IF THEY FAIL TO QUALIFY, THEN TO THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF

QUEENS COUNTY, AND IF THEY ARE PERMITTED TO RENOUNCE, THEN TO MELISSA MOHAN, ESQ., NOMINEE OF THE PETITIONER, UPON DULY QUALIFYING, or to such other person as may be entitled thereto., and that the authority of the representative under the foregoing Letters be limited as follows: For the limited purpose of acceptance of service of process in the residential foreclosure action currently pending in the Supreme Court of Queens County under index number 707025/2015. 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 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. JUNE 9, 2022 PETER J. KELLY HON. Dated, Attested and Sealed, Surrogate JANET EDWARD TUCKER Name of Attorney for Petitioner: Robertson. Anschutz. Schneid. Crane & Partners. PLLC Tel. No. (516) 280-7675 Ja t Tucker, Deputy Chief Clerk Address of Attorney: 900 Merchants Concourse. Westbury. NY 11590 16-195338 - AIK

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The 2021-22 Bugalou Concert series is scheduled to close with its 'Welcome to Summer Party' sponsored by Bungalow Bar on Friday, July 1, kicking of the big July 4th weekend. Finnegan Blue has been scheduled in this slot since 2020 with Covid forcing postponement that year and again in 2021. Unfortunately, other issues back in San Diego have now forced them to cancel their trip to Rockaway, but the party will go on. Blac

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Rabbit will now headline the show at St. Camillus Springman Hall. This will be the second Bugalou for the band after a previous appearance in February 2019. They will once again perform their amazing renditions of the great songs of The Beatles, as well as their own songs from their recently released album, Interstella. The evening will kick off with the Grasslighters giving a demonstration of what 'handmade music' is. Both sets will be spirited and set a great tone for the weekend and the summer. Tickets are $30 and available at www.bugaloumusic.com. Groups are encouraged and group tickets may be purchased by email to bugaloumusic@ gmail.com. 8+ $25, 12+ $20, 20+ $15.

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RockStock Was Sweet 16 It sure was a Sweet 16 for RockStock and Barrels. Overcast skies couldn’t keep crowds from gathering around Beach 90th last Saturday, June 11 to enjoy surfing, skating, shopping and shaking it by the stage at this annual summer kickoff. Following the event, Walker Hornung of Into the Whip Records, who organizes the music lineup for the festival, released a statement on behalf of himself and co-organizers Jimmy Dowd of St. James Clothing and Steve Stathis of Boarders. “All of us over here at RockStock and Barrels would like to give a tremendous Thank You to the stagehands and all the bands Samsara, Bobby and the Booty Shakers (with Jenna), Walker and the Brotherhood of the Grape with special guest Savannah and No Drama...all the Parks dept. workers, NYPD, NYFD, all of you fabulous and creative vendors, ESA, VFW Post 260, Vincent Turchio, Boarders, all the Surfers and Skaters in the tournaments, Red Bull, The Good Lord for the weather and everyone that contributed to our 16th FREE live Rockstock and Barrels NYC Surf/Skate and Music Festival,” Hornung said. “We really want to say without all of you wonderful people that attend and participate in all the activities year after year, dig yourselves...and please say a little prayer for RockStock alumni artist that recently passed Mr Earl Lewis who performed several

years with Walker and The Brotherhood of the Grape. Another year of fun and loaded with great music, friends, family and moments. We love you and need you and we have to say that ROCKAWAY always comes through.” After Saturday’s festival wrap­ ped up, the party continued on at The Rockaway Hotel, hosted by the Locals Collective. The crew is already planning for next year’s 17th annual RockStock and Barrels festival! For more info, check out rockstocknyc.com Photos by Katie McFadden.

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Be Kind to the Birds By Theresa Racine

Be Kind. Rockaway is blessed to have birds from all over migrate to our beaches. For most of us humans it can be an inconvenience. Why? Because many areas of the beach become inaccessible where the birds nest. Areas of the beach are roped off so these birds can do what they need to do. Ideally that means having some peace in their natural habitat to lay and hatch their eggs. I hope this article brings more awareness to this and people practice kindness. I was walking the beach with my granddaughter around five years ago minding my own business and the next thing I knew, an oystercatcher started to make noise while literally running after us. Needless to say, I went home to do some research and see if they attacked humans. The answer is yes. But I never understood why. The shore birds always fascinated me, so one year I decided to document these birds. Only then I realized these birds are super protective of their young and eggs. Many species of birds are territorial and will defend their nest from anything they foresee as a danger. It was just the other day I understood what the term dive bombing meant when a tern went to attack me for just standing at a distance. This bird made it clear that my eyes were going to get gouged out if I didn’t move away further. That alone should be enough to respect these birds and give them their space. Right now in the Rockaways, the shore birds are protected between Beach 44th Street to Beach 57th. All together there is 84 acres for these shore birds to mate and lay their eggs. You will see a variety of these birds Terns, Killdeers, Piping Plovers, and oystercatchers just to name a few. In 1986, the piping plover was federally declared endangered. The birds mentioned are also benefiting from the protection in addition to endangered plants and seabeach amaranth. of the ecosystem. They control the The Piping Plovers are important insect and small crustacean popuand are used as indicators for scien- lation on the beach. tists to get a glimpse of the condition The birds are protected by the To advertise in The Rockaway Times call 718-634-3030 · ads@RockawayTimes.com

U.S. Migratory Bird Treaty Act. It's a federal felony to hurt these birds or their eggs. If caught, prison term is a hefty five years and a

five thousand dollar to $250,000 fine. A few days ago, there was a Killdeer Plover right behind the lifeguard station, and they saw kids throwing rocks at the nesting mother. Teach your children that this is unacceptable, and they can go to prison or mom and dad will be paying a very big fine. Unfortunately, nature is unstoppable. A few days later, all of the Kildeer’s eggs were eaten by a crow, after a few rough days for the birds with thunderstorms. These birds will not leave the nest even under these conditions. And even though they are not endangered, the killdeer they are protected under the act. Sadly, last week, NY1 reported that a piping plover was killed and nests were vandalized, but it is not clear who or what did it. Here are ways you can help bring back these birds. 1.) If you see a nest, report the location, especially if it's not in the designated protection area. Never pick up the eggs or the chicks. 2.) Stay away from nest enclosures. If you see the ropes and signs posted, stay out turn around. Even if you're jogging, you can accidentally step on their eggs. The eggs, the birds and the chicks usually blend in with the sand. You also stand a chance on getting dive bombed and the birds mean business. 3. Keep the dogs on a leash. I have been seeing so many dogs on the beach and not on the leash in the summer. It's prohibited to have your dog on the beach, especially during the summer months. I saw firsthand how a bird reacted around a dog and when I said watch out for your dog of course the owner was annoyed. The birds need to be in their nest, not worrying about your dog. A stressed-out bird might abandon their nest. 4. Clean up after yourselves. Eating garbage or getting tangled up in balloons is not good. 5. Leave driftwood and algae on the beaches. Remind yourself everything has a reason and a purpose, even these birds. Respect nature, and nature has a way of respecting us all back.


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Aspirin Update Not too long ago, the news media contained a story about aspirin use and the risks of gastrointestinal bleeding. Aspirin has long been known to reduce the risk of developing heart disease but the advice from this item in the news recommended stopping aspirin use because of the risk of bleeding. As I watched the story that ran on a local TV station, I realized that the story was not 100% accurate and might be misleading. Today I would like to clarify the story. On April 26 of this year the Journal of the American Medical Association

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published three articles from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) on the use, risks, and benefits of using aspirin to prevent heart disease. The USPSTF, a quasi-governmental assembly of medical experts, routinely reviews clinical studies and research data on the prevention of and screening for various conditions and diseases and publishes their findings. Each year in the U.S., more than one million people will experience their first episode of cardiovascular disease (CVD - stroke and heart attack) and nearly 150,000

will develop colorectal cancer. Many studies have proven that aspirin imparts a small but significant improvement in the risk of developing CVD plus a probable small protective effect in developing colorectal cancer. Aspirin also increases the probability of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding in people who are not already at risk for bleeding. Those who have an increased risk of GI bleeding (e.g., history of prior GI bleeding or ulcers) should not take aspirin. The risk of CVD as well as colon cancer rises as a person ages, starting at about age 40. The risk of developing CVD also depends on other factors such as cigarette smoking, family history, diet, weight, and other diseases like diabetes and hypertension. The risk of colon cancer is also increased by smoking, diet (processed meats), and family history. Getting back to the USPSTF recommendation, they do not dispute the fact that aspirin has a small but positive effect on the risk of CVD as well as an even smaller positive effect on the risk of colon cancer.

They correctly point out that the risk of GI bleeding from aspirin rises as one ages. They do not recommend the cessation of aspirin use in those who are already on it. What is new since the last time the USPSTF reviewed this subject is this: They recommend that due to the rise in bleeding risk from aspirin as one ages, anyone age 60 and over who is not already on aspirin should not begin an aspirin regimen to prevent CVD and colon cancer because by age 60 the risk of bleeding outweighs the potential advantages. Meanwhile, if you or someone you know is on aspirin, do not stop taking it without first speaking to your doctor. Stopping or starting medication on your own without input from your doctor is never a good idea. Finally, this USPSTF recommendation only applies to primary prevention (preventing disease in someone without it). It does not apply to secondary prevention (preventing worsening disease in someone with it). Please direct questions and comments to editor@rockawaytimes. com

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ROCKAWAY GOOD TIMES By Kami-Leigh Agard

Friday, June 17

8 p.m. It’s Father’s Day Weekend! So, celeAs Shakespeare said, “If music be the brate all the wonderful dads you know at Rockaway’s dandiest entertainment es- food of love, play on,” with The Knobz tablishments! Get the 411 in RT’s round- jammin’ WLIR-era alternative rock at up below. Just one warning! Be prepared Bar Marseille. 190 Beach 69th Street to double up! There’s a lot going on! Happy Father’s Day! LIVE MUSIC Thursday, June 16 5 p.m.

Friday, June 17 8 p.m.

Tonight at RBQ! On the entertainment menu is Voxnova, bangin' out a medley Get an early kickoff to the weekend of 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s contemporary with DJ Rhythm Selector J’s Disco Beach rock and roll! 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd Party on the boardwalk! Sand Shark, Beach 97th Concession

presents a night of experimental animation with 12 films by creators outside its traditional paradigm, who all You can’t buy happiness, but you defi- reject conventional storytelling and nitely can buy a pint while rockin’ with image-making. Featuring CGI lacerKyle Wade at Rogers. ations, hammered steel stop motion, 203 Beach 116th Street and queer yearnings fuzzed out on magnetic tape. Admission: $10. For more info, visit: @rockawayfilmfestival Sunday, June 19 on Instagram. All day! 72-02 Gouverneur Avenue, Arverne Treat your dad to a day dancing at the bay—at Bungalow Bar! With DJ Mouse at the turntable—Bungie will be popROCKAWAY FILM FESTIVAL pin’! CELEBRATES JUNETEETH WITH 377 Beach 92nd Street

Saturday, June 18 9 p.m.

Sunday, June 19 4 p.m.

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Rock Father’s Day with all the dear Friday June 17 dads in your life at The Sugar Bowl as Thursday, June 16 8 p.m. Breezy’s GrassLighters belt out their Back at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club is 6 p.m. The Rockaway Hotel’s Rooftop Din- everyone’s favorite Uncle Jack packin’ in unique blend of rock, folk, bluegrass and R&B. Followed by DJ at 9 p.m. ner & A Band series serves up an extra plenty of your favorite classic rock hits. 15 Bedford Ave, Breezy Point 533 Beach 126th Street special treat with Rockaway’s notorious Whitney Aycock of Whit’s End, and Anthem Acoustic bangin’ out all your faFriday June 17 Sunday, June 19 vorite rock covers. $20 admission at the 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. door. For more info, visit: www.theroTonight at Sayra’s—it’s both wine Calling all Dead Heads! Don’t miss ckawayhotel.com/happenings/dinnero’clock and Squid o’clock with Squid Rainbow Spirals’ Sunday residency at and-a-band Trio! Sara’s Wine Bar. 108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive 91-11 Rockaway Beach Blvd 91-11 Rockaway Beach Blvd

In celebration of Juneteenth, Rockaway Film Festival in collaboration with Alfred Cinema offers a special screening of indie filmmaker, Haile Gerima’s newly-restored masterpiece, Sankofa, at Arverne Cinema. Screening kicks off with showing of short film, Black Joi, by Natalija Skoko. Plus, before the screening vibe to all vinyl DJ sets by Hyanna, Jay Tee and Fred Smith spinning from 5 p.m. until late next door at the Rockaway Brewing Co. Free admission. Donations welcomed. For more info, visit: @rockawayfilmfestival on Instagram. 72-02 Gouverneur Avenue, Arverne

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY FROM THE WRITERS’ CLUB OF PS/MS 114Q Three cheers to the great Fathers out there who have inspired such beautiful poetry. My writing students didn’t need coaxing to express their love, gratitude and admiration for their Dads—from a son’s first hero to a daughter’s first love. - Joan Diehl, Writing Teacher, PS 114Q KATHERINE EASTBY Grandpa, when I grow up, I want to be like you; I want to be calm, wise and intelligent, too; I want my grandchildren to love me a lot; To me, the best grandpa is, well the one that I’ve got; You shoot hoops with me, in the warm spring wind; “Off the backboard,” “Pass,” and “Over the rim!” In the morning and the day in the breeze; You walk a mile, and go golfing with ease; And later at night when I visit you, You’re glued to the couch, the volume at ninety-two; So overall the best grandpa IS, Mine who still looks “52,” Mr. Grandpa CHRIS! PATRICK MCLOUGHLIN I’ll be creative, smart and lovable too; When I am a Dad that’s what I’ll do; I’ll show you new things, you’ll love and adore; Because, if you’re my child, it’s a natural chore; I’ll be there to teach you right from wrong; Always making sure you’re healthy and strong; I’ll help you with your troubles and give you time; I’ll make you an angel before you’re nine; Supporting your dreams along with your goals, Helping you dig through problems like a mole; I’ll tell you things you would never know; I’ll teach you sports, you’ll become a pro. You’ll be the car and I’ll be the road; I’ll be the box and you’ll be the load; My son will be my greatest friend; I’ll be with him until the end; I’ll be there to help today and tomorrow On his darkest days, I’ll save him from sorrow. CHARLES DEVLIN Oh Dad, Oh Dad, you give me hope; I’m like a mountain climber, you are the rope

From Coach to Dad, you’ll always be there; For problems or conflict, you’ll always be fair Dad you’re the wind that pushes my sail; When you are around, I know I won’t fail; If I’m scared you protect like a shield, its true; Oh Dad, Oh Dad, this is why I love you! You’re the hero, I’m the sidekick- we do things together; Oh, really you and I are like birds of a feather; Oh Dad, Oh Dad, you give me hope; You’re loving, you’re caring, you’ll never say nope.

You’ve never let me down you see; You’re as subtle as a symphony; Daddy you’re my greatest friend; I hope you’ll be with me until the end; I love you dad with all my heart; Trust me I do, we’ll never part. KATHERINE WODZANOWSKI Dad, you are the knight that guards my princess tower; When you are there, I never cower; You lead me through rickety bridges and muddy plains; You protect me from the people who break my heart into shatters; You have always been the horse who guides me in thorny forests; Or, the magician who gives me potions and spells to keep me safe; Dad, you are the wise wizard who tells old stories in my ears; The professor who gives me life lessons to keep in my back pocket, like fairy dust; Your way with words is hypnotizing, teaching me new things every day; Thank you for being all the characters in my fairytale.

SOPHIA CONRATH I will follow in your footsteps, dad; You inspire me, you make me glad! You light up my world like a firefly; We’ll stick with each other ‘til the day we die; Daddy, you know you spoil me rotten; But, each little thing you do isn’t forgotten; How truly special you are to me; You are the best dad that you can be; You are the lifeguard to my sea; You always make sure to protect me; You are the anchor to hold my boat; You CAROLINE MCINTYRE always make sure to keep me afloat; You can call me “daddy’s I’m the luckiest kid in the little girl”, alright; Call me that, world, you see; You are the and I won't put up a fight. best person you can be, to me; I’m Daddy’s Little Girl-, yes, BRIDGET DUNBAR that’s true; You make me happy Dad you are so awesome; You when I am blue; You’re what I love to watch me blossom; You need to stay alive; You give me love me with your whole heart; everything to be successful and My love for you is off the chart; thrive; Daddy, you are the oar I love the day we went to lunch; to my boat; The buoy that helps We sat and talked a whole bunch; me stay afloat; You’re my soccer I sat so very close to you; You buddy, I love you so; You praclooked at me, like you always do; tice with me, so I can become a I loved sitting in that booth with pro; Dad, you’re inspiring, flawyou; And, while we were sitting less too; There’s no other Dad I’d there; Daddy, love just filled the want but you; There’s no other air. Dad I’d rather see; You’ve made me the best I can ever be; DadLILIANA GIAMMONA dy, you are sweet as a cherry pie; I don’t thank you enough for I’ll be with you until I die; Dad, I all you do; You’re smart loving love you and if you didn’t know; and kind too; Wish I’d thanked I love you so much, I’ll never let you for everything you’ve done; you go. ‘Cause you’ve always been my CHRISTIAN BALL ray of sun; You always help me when I’m blue; I want you to Dad, you were a superhero know this dad I love you too; to all; You would win against

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Superman in any brawl; You were the moonlight in every scary night ; You were so powerful you’d scare off my fright ; I loved and still love you so, so much; My heart was always in your clutch; Dad, you took me to my first football game; Because of you, my favorite sport engulfed my brain; I would do anything to see you again; Because, without you, my nights have less Zen; You have taught me O’ so many things; But, with you gone, my heart stings; Thank you for being such a great friend. GIORGIO MAZZAFERRO I don’t thank you enough for all you do; Whenever I’m lost you pull me through; You are my sunshine whenever I’m feeling down; When you touch my shoulder, I know I’ve been found; You are the steering wheel and I am the car; You move me in the right direction and I’ve gotten very far; You are compassionate and care for me; You are my hero, that's what you will always be; When you think about how much I love you; Here is your answer Pa, more than you ever knew; Whenever I think of love, I think of you; When I’m with you, a blanket of love covers me like a hue; I don’t thank you enough for all you do; Whenever I’m lost you pull me through; You are my sunshine whenever I’m feeling down; When you touch my shoulder, I know I’ve been found; You are the steering wheel and I am the car; You move me in the right direction and I’ve gotten very far; You are compassionate and care for me; You are my hero, that's what you will always be; When you think about how much I love you; Here is your answer Pa, more than you ever knew; Whenever I think of love, I think of you; When I’m with you, a blanket of love covers me like a hue.


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SANITATION MUSEUM POP-UP OPENS AT FLOYD BENNETT FIELD

The Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) is proud to announce the opening of the Sanitation Museum Popup at Floyd Bennett Field, now up outside of the Ryan Visitor Center along Flatbush Avenue. A partnership between JBRPC, Gateway National Recreation Area, the Sanitation Foundation, Photoville, and local author Miriam Sicherman, the pop-up celebrates sanitation in NYC through three themes: the bustling working-class community of Barren Island, the ongoing contributions of the Department of Sanitation, and the past and future of Jamaica Bay’s sanitary landfills. The exhibit will be on display through early September. “This exhibit is trash, in the best possible way,” said Scott Middle-

ton, Partnership Planner at JBPRC. “JBRPC and its partners are proud to tell the hidden story of waste in New York City: Where does it go? Who are the people who keep the city clean? How did we get here and what is the future of sanitation?” JBRPC is hosting a public opening event on Saturday, June 25 at 11 a.m. The opening kickoff is free and open to the public, and will feature refreshments, public remarks, access to the Ryan Visitor Center, and a DSNY Touch-a-Truck event. RSVPs are encouraged at the following link: https://sanitationpopup. eventbrite.com The Sanitation Museum Popup at Floyd Bennett Field is located outside Ryan Visitor Center, 1 Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn.

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WRESTLING NEWS & SEE ME LIVE! By Eric Jayden

Welcome to another week of Wrestle Talk. We start with some breaking news. Wrestle Talk has learned that former WWE Superstar and now AEW Star Jeff Hardy was arrested on June 13 in Volusia, Florida. Reports state that Jeff Hardy was arrested on charges of driving while license is cancelled/ suspended/revoked, violations of restrictions placed on driver’s license and DUI alcohol/drugs third offense within 10 years. As the charges indicate, this isn't his first time, but his third time being accused of DUI. At the time of writing this column, Jeff was scheduled to appear on AEW's Dynamite Show on Wednesday June 15, and it is unsure if AEW has removed him from the show. WWE Superstar Big E recently

reported on social media, that he is doing better from his neck injury he suffered during an episode of WWE Smackdown on March 11. He posted a video on Instagram showing himself throwing his neck brace into the garbage can. We look forward to seeing Big E return to the ring very soon. The WWE has confirmed the date and location of two of its premium live events. The first is the "Extreme Rules" live event. The show will take place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on October 8. According, to the WWE tickets for the live event will go on sale July 25, 2022. The second show is its annual "Survivor Series" live event, which will be held in Boston, MA on November 26. The Question of the Week comes from Luis R. in Rockaway Beach, and he said, "I am a WWE fan but all I keep hearing and reading is

that they are not drawing fans to their shows. Is this true and is the WWE on a decline?" Well, Luis, I wish I could say it's not true, but their viewership numbers have been on a steady decline for months now. Now, does this mean the WWE is in trouble and will go out of business? No, they are still the big game in town, but that can change as companies like AEW are seeing a rise in viewers. I particularly blame the WWE's lackluster storylines and misuse of their talent for the decline in popularity.

Keep sending those questions in to eavil183@yahoo.com. You can see me live this Saturday, June 18, 2022 in Woodbury, New Jersey.

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