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116th Street has a future. And
it looks shining.
The Marcal Group, developers from Brooklyn, have
announced plans that will
transform the west ends main
commercial corridor.
The
plan, called Seaport Landing, will be a complex of four
buildings, each 9 stories high,
from Beach 115th to Beach
117th offering 240,000 square
feet of residential development with 23,000 feet of prime
retail space.
The main building on the
west side of Beach 116th Street
the site of the old Beach Club
catering hall and its adjacent
parking lot -- will be a 9-story building (one story higher
than the oceanfront Ocean
Grande) and consist of condominium units and ground floor

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the units to be market rate. A
sister building somewhat
smaller -- will be on the east

side of the street on what is


now a vacant lot.
Mark Caller, 44, the principal partner, said he had

been looking at the Peninsula Hospital site more than


a year ago to do affordable
housing but said We are
not affordable housing developers and plans there fell
through. It was around then
that he started taking a closer
look at Rockaway. Im from
Brooklyn but I bought myself
a bike, rode over the Marine
Parkway Bridge. I went to
116th Street and said, I want
to do something here.
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Beach Club property and a
deal was struck for $5 million in December, 2015.
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Some tough news this week.
Andy Israel, just 49, loved by many
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will feature Lauri Berg and her
troupe and also the Boomerang
dance company. On Saturday,
August 27, Rashaun Mitchell +
Silas Riener and Netta Yerushalmy will perform. Shows start at
6:30 p.m. on both dates. All performances are free.
Founder and director Sasha
Okshteyn cant wait, especially
after last years success. The
first season was incredible! I
was overwhelmed with how
much support I received from
the community.
I funded Beach Sessions last
summer through Kickstarter.
Because of its success I was
able to secure grants this year
to continue the program. This
summer I'm also thrilled to be
expanding my relationships
with community partners such
as Surfrider again, Rockaway
Brewery + Co, Rockaway Rising, Rockaway Artists Alliance,
and Rockaway Retreat House.
This year Rockaway Brewery
+ Co is also sponsoring the Surfrider Beach Clean-Ups. After
each performance each person
who helps clean up the beach
will receive a ticket to grab a
free drink at their new bar at
415 Beach 72nd Street.
As for her own involvement
in the arts, Sasha says I couldn't
escape it!
Her father, Shimon, is a working visual artist. Her mother,
Tatyana, has been running a gallery and non-profit in Brooklyn
called Black and White Gallery/
Project Space since 2002.
I have been in the visual art
and dance worlds since I was
born. It was inevitable that I
would follow in their footsteps!
Okshteyn studied both dance
and art from an early age and
holds a Masters Degree in Arts
Administration from NYU.
Now co-curator of the suc-

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cessful Black and White Gallery/Project Space, she has also


been working in various arts and
dance organizations throughout
New York City.
Where did the idea for Beach
sessions come from?
I was inspired to do Beach
Sessions after I had been living
here for a year and became really
inspired by the creative community living here and the positive
energy of our surrounding environment. In the summertime,
at other parks in the city like at
Bryant Park, Hudson River Park,
Battery Park, there are annual
free outdoor dance festivals - so
I thought why not bring a dance
festival to Rockaway Park! We
have the most beautiful beach in
the whole city!
Sasha acknowledged she got
some welcome help. This summer because of generous support from the Queens Council
on the Arts and Partnership in
Parks Foundation, I have been
able to pay the participating
dance companies. I'm also excited about the stage. I have been
able to secure a weather-proof/
beach-friendly stage.
Any thoughts on Beach Sessions 2017? I'm already starting
to plan for it. If anyone would
like to get involved and become a
partner, email me at sokshteyn@
gmail.com!
Additionally I would like to
expand the environmental programming of Beach Sessions
and join the larger conversation
on how art and environment can
affect each other, in the context
of the Rockaways. There's a lot of
work to be done here on the Peninsula and I believe I can help by
bringing dance here.

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Blessings Disguised
By Lou Pastina

Every once in a while something special happens that


you dont realize at the time
is special, but later you understand that something nice
happened. This has happened to me a few times in
my life, and unfortunately I
didnt understand it until lat-

er. What do I mean? Well, let


me give you a few examples.
Many years ago, the mermaid and I ventured up to
the Rainbow Room, because
we heard they had a fabulous
band and view of Manhattan.
We got there late but didnt
realize that to be seated in the
Rainbow Room at the time,
you needed to order dinner.

We naively told the Matre d


that we werent hungry and
he allowed us to sit in the
main room, order salads and
drinks, and enjoy the view,
band and dancing. It was a
magical night. Somehow we
missed the fact that someone was just being nice to us.
So when we told friends and
family and we returned with
a group and everyone tried
to order only a salad we were
politely asked to leave. A bit
of a bummer.
Same was true when we
went to the Gansevoort Hotel and saw the guy in all
black with the security earpiece, not realizing there was
a line to get in, and asked if
we could go up to the rooftop
bar? He took one look at us
and said sure go up. We didnt
realize until later that he decided that we would maybe
have a drink and probably
leave, and it wouldnt matter.
He was being nice. And guess
what, we did. But if we went
back with a group we would
have been at the end of the
line.

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Which brings me to a column I wrote a few weeks back
about the Central Park Summer Stage member program.
For those who remember that
column, it was about the Indigo Girls, the tent with the
seats, the free beer and wine,
the beautiful portable bathrooms with the wood floors
and all for the cost of a $150
membership. Well, some
blessings are really well disguised. We recently went
back to hear Matt Nathanson play. The mini-mermaid
turned us on to him when she
was in mere flippers. So the
mermaid and I invited our
two mini-mermaids and off
we went to Central Park for
an evening of fun and music
with Matt, who by the way
didnt disappoint.
When we arrived we could
just feel the difference. It was
not a rainy night like the Indigo Girls; instead it was a
beautiful, comfortable night
with a long sunset. Matt was
the opener for Phillip Phil-

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LAZER

Continued from Page 8


lips, who attracted a sold out
crowd. We went to the members line and strolled right
in like last time. Got to the
desk and they gave us our
wristband like last time, but
this time they gave us another wristband, this one to
prove that we were 21. A little strange but ok, I mean the
drinks are free, right? We went
straight to the tent where
there were plenty of empty seats, but were interrupted by one of the youngsters
working the event: dont we
go in here? Oh no sir, that is
for members only; but, we are
members see our wristbands.
Oh yes, but you are not the
highest-ranking
members.
Oh, my. Where do we go?
You go down there where the
benches are. Hmmm, ok. So
we trek to the benches, and
they are enclosed, but we
then realize that we are separated from the drinks and
more importantly the really
nice bathrooms. Excuse me,

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we murmur; dont we have
access to the nice stuff? No
sir, that is for the super members. Hmmm, well, what does
that cost I ask sheepishly?
Well, sir, that costs $1,000
per membership. Woooo! Ok
well just sit here then.
The seats were still excellent, and the beer and wine
was the same, only at a price.
The bathrooms were standard porta-potties but clean
and well cared for, but it was
not the same. When the mini-mermaids got there, they
asked hey this is nice, but
not like you described in the
article. And we told them the
story. In the end, we had a
beautiful night with our two
mini-mermaids
listening
to Matt sing and tell stories
against a red-sunset over the
Central Park treetops. We
were blessed. The first trip to
Summer Stage was a blessing
in disguise, a New Yorker being nice when they could be,
which in itself is pretty cool.
Just know if you go, its not
what I wrote the first time,
but still pretty damn good.

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END OF AN ERA
BROWN'S CLOSING MAZZONE HARDWARE TAKING OVER
Browns
Hardware
on
Beach 116th Street was officially sold last Wednesday,
August 3. A brief history and
the events that led to the sale
of the neighborhood shop
follows, written by Elizabeth
Hanna.
My parents Joe and Nancy
Hanna bought Brown's Hardware from the previous owner Mr. Brown in 1967 when
it was just a little hole in the
wall located next to Harbor
Bakery on the beach block
of 116th street. Sometime in
the 70's the two storefronts
where we are currently located came up for sale and they
purchased both.
My brothers Joe, Brian,
and I grew up in the business and even though I'm the
only one who stayed on, both
of them were always in the
wings willing to give a hand
whenever necessary. It's always been a family business.

My mom, Nancy, and my father, Joe, taught us everything


we know. My Aunt Sissy has
always been a huge part of
the business and a big source
of support. Their knowledge,
work ethic, and values are
what gave Brown's Hardware
its reputation.
Things were pretty simple
back then but then the big box

stores started moving in and


for a while we took a hit but
in the end convenience and
customer service won people
back. When my father passed
away in 1997 my brother Joe
took over while I went out and
spread my wings a little but
I eventually came back because I just loved everything
about the business and it was

and still is what I do best. My


brother Joe and I became
partners but he eventually decided to pursue what he loved
best which was accounting
and now has a great job with
the DMV.
My other brother Brian decided on school early on and
now has a great job at Sloan
Kettering Cancer Center. So
that left me and my mom who
decided to come back to work
and help part-time which of
course turned into full time
again. Eventually, my cousin
Noni moved back to Rockaway and took on a big role in
the business and eventually
became my partner.
Things were moving along
well for a while and then
Hurricane Sandy hit. The effect on the community was
devastating. Walking from
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END OF AN ERA

ed things so I started ordering. It was crazy.


apartment on 122nd Street
Then came the onslaught
down to Brown's on 116th of nonsense with FEMA,
that first day was a vision I SBA, and SBS. I filed forms
will never forget. I couldn't and believed what all of
even open the doors to the these people said. In the
store because some kind end I got nothing. Yes,
of tsunami type force had we received a spruced up
pulled all the merchandise storefront but that certainfrom all parts of the store and ly wasn't helping to pay
pushed it against the doors. vendors who still wanted
When we were finally able money for all the merchanto open the doors it was just dise that went into those 16
complete despair. NOTHING dumpsters. Property taxes
was salvageable. The water still had to be paid. It was
had risen about four feet on just a nightmare of never
the sales floor. I screamed being able to catch up. As
and cried a lot and after a hard as I tried, there just
while I just locked the doors never seemed to be light at
and walked away, convinced the end of the tunnel.
it was over.
In the beginning of 2016
Surprisingly my apart- the reality started hitting.
ment was basically unaf- I knew financially I could
fected so I went home and not keep the business runslept under a lot of cov- ning. One day a customer
ers for two days. After the came in and asked if I knew
shock wore off I went back Matt Mazzone from Mazto the store and my employ- zone Hardware in Brookees and I started shoveling lyn. I had through the hardout and filling up dumpster ware circuit and after going
after dumpster (I believe 16 to their FB page and their
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The first day I met Matt
and spoke with him I knew
we were a match made in
heaven. It was a win-win for
everyone. I have no doubt
Mazzone Hardware will be a
great asset to the community. All of our staff has been
invited to stay on as well as
myself. I couldn't be happier. I love the Rockaways. It's
where all of my family and
friends are. On opening day
I'll be standing there with a
big happy smile on my face.
Liz Hanna
(Post script : This message
was posted on The Rockaway Times Facebook page by
Matt Mazzone after we posted the news about Browns
closing: I would just like to
take a moment to say Hi to
everyone and thank you for
your support. I can assure
you that we will do our best
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plans are to open in December - we have a tremendous
amount of work to do in order to make that happen. It
was extremely important to
Liz that we keep the current
staff so all staff have been
invited to stay on - and some
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Locals Join Mainlanders In Travel Teams Go To Mass.


Transit Battle

On Saturday August 6 people who will be affected by the


City's "SBS" Selective Bus Service Plan held a large rally at
Woodhaven Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue. The Woodhaven
Residents Block Association,
the Woodhaven Business Improvement District, the Greater Woodhaven Development
Corporation, the Task Force for
a Better Woodhaven, and the
Queens Public Transit Committee (QPTC) all participated

in this large rally. The SBS plan


will affect Woodhaven Boulevard and Crossbay Boulevard
from the Rockaways to the
Queens Center Mall and every
neighborhood in between. The
rally was held to show the widespread opposition to the City's
proposed plan for "SBS" Selective Bus Service. The people in
attendance were loud and clear
chanting the words "SBS will
create a mess!" (Submitted by
Danny Ruscillo QPTC Member)

More than forty Rockaway


boys, who all got their start in
baseball through Rockaway
Little League, participated
in a travel baseball tournament this past weekend. The
boys traveled to Massachusetts to compete in the Dan
Duquette Tournament. The

boys made up three separate


teams. The Rockaway Cadets
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Guarino Takes Broad Channel Through Time


By Katie McFadden

Recreational baths that are now


baseball fields. A casual diner
that is now a favorite breakfast
stop. A service station that is now
the Call-A-Head headquarters. A
post office that was transformed
into a residential home. And traditions that have spanned more
than a century, such as Mardi
Gras and the Volunteer Fire Department. These are just a few
of the things youll encounter as
you travel through Broad Channel Through Time, a new book by
Dan Guarino.
Guarino is a man of many talents. Some may know him as
president of the Rockaway Artists
Alliance. Some may know him
for his musical talents. Some may
be familiar with his journalistic
writing and photographs in local
print, now including the Rockaway Times. But he can also add
two-time author to his resume.
Broad Channel Through Time is
the second published book by
Guarino.
As a Broad Channel resident for

Author Dan Guarino

nearly 30 years, Guarino knows


his hometown well, so its no surprise he was selected by Fonthill
Media to create a Broad Channel
edition of its America Through
Time series. They also knew he
could handle the job. Dan Guarino and his late wife, Liz co-authored the first book about the
Jamaica Bay Island community,
Broad Channel (Images of America: New York), published by Arcadia Publishing in 2008. As the
publishers were familiar with his
past work, they trusted him with
this new project. They asked me
if I wanted to do the book and I

was expecting to have to submit


a proposal to them with sample
writing and photos, so I was waiting for the proposal and it never
came. I checked with them and
they said we know you did the
first Broad Channel book, so you
can do this one, Guarino said.
Broad Channel Through Time
presented Guarino with a different, but welcomed task. While
the Images of America series focused on Broad Channel history
through the use of historical photos, the America Through Time
series allowed Guarino to make
comparisons of Broad Channel
history with the town as it is today and gave him the opportunity to shoot and publish his own
present-day photos of the community. I agreed to this project
because I had a good time doing
the first book and this was a great
opportunity to do a book that was
going to be in color and show the
now and then of Broad Channel. I
got to do a part of Broad Channel
history, which is interesting, but I
also got to show Broad Channel
today and the project allowed

me to be both the writer and the


photographer, he said. It was a
lot of fun and there was a lot of
discovery because I got to seek
out historical photos and then go
back to these areas to photograph
them as they are today and draw
comparisons.
While working on the project,
which started in the summer of
2014, Guarino found a lot of surprises, including many things
that have remained the same
over time. I went out with copies of the old photos, some had
addresses and a historical record,
and I took photos of the same
area today. I found it surprising
when I came across buildings that
look almost the same as today,
he said. Some buildings remain
the same but are now used for
different purposes. For instance,
I had a postcard a of post office
and general store from 1918 near
the train station and I went to the
area to take photos from a few
different angles and when I was
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Dear Editor:
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Kevin seemed to like the idea
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and I enjoy writing it each week.
It's been a real pleasure and a
great experience growing with
the paper in my little way and I
look forward to being a part as
the paper continues to grow.
One of the best things is being
that I joined the team shortly
after the paper started, so I feel
like I have been part of it since
the beginning.
Kevin, Pat, Katie and everyone at the paper are great people. The papers content is both
local focused and positive (not
just reporting bad things like a
lot of papers). The Rockaway
Times went from an idea to a
known paper in a short time
and I have no doubt that it has
great things in its future.
Artie Wallace

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Dear Editor
For readers who might have
missed Ryan Woerners list
of top ten sports movies of all
time (Woerners World, July 28)
I will list them here because
he missed so many great ones
and managed to list a couple of

stinkers. He had The Legend of


Bagger Vance in the top ten! He
must owe Matt Damon and Will
Smith money. Boy was that
lousy. His first mistake was saying golf is a sport! He also had
Jerry Maguire. Okay, decent
movie. But sports? It was a top
sports business movie. I feel
the same about another choice,
Moneyball. He had Rocky,
Hoosiers, Rudy, and Remember the Titans and you cant really argue with those. Breaking
Away was more of coming-ofage movie than a sports flick.
Hoop Dreams and Miracle
were so-so picks. Okay, which
ones did he snub, forget or just
disrespect? Well, here goes.
Field of Dreams. Not a top ten?
Ha! Probably the best ever.
And how about Bull Durham,
Pride of the Yankees. Mighty
Ducks. The Sandlot. The Natural. How could he not list The
Natural?! Raging Bull, Million
Dollar Baby, Cinderella Man,
Brians Song, The Blind Side.
The Hustler. Hell, Caddyshack
and Spacejam are better than
The Legend of Bagger Vance!
Honorable mention goes to

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A League of Their Own, White
Men Cant Jump, and Ali.
Keep up the good work, Mr.
Woerner. Now expand your
Netflix skills.
JT McNally

Riis on The Rise


Dear Editor:
Thank you for the article on
the Riis Park bathhouse. It
could be a world class destination. There is all that parking
and the building is beautiful.
Gateway is our neighbor and
its about time they did some
upkeep and more.
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Friends of Arverne Community


Meeting Recap
The Friends of Arverne (FOA)
held it first meeting on July
21, 2016 in St. Johns Baptist
Church. FOA is a all volunteer community group whose
mission is to support and enhance the quality of life in the
Arverne area by preserving
and enhancing its parks, waterways and supporting its
residents through community involvment and education.
The core values of the FOA
are community-based education, environmental advocacy, health and the safety for
all residents, particularly the
youth and elderly.
At our first meeting we had
a presentation by Dr. Mark
Gelwan MD, a Rockaway ophthalmologist and the Community Healthcare Associates, Kobi Leifer and William
Colgan who are the developers of a new healthcare facility on 105th Street and Rock-

away Beach Boulevard. This


facility will have ambulatory surgery, primary medical
clinics and have on site laboratory and radiology capabilities. It will be opening in 2017
and should help to improve
healthcare availability in the
Rockaways. Dennis Graham
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2016 NYC Health Department
report on the health disparities of the Rockaway peninsula (This presentation is posted on www.friendsofarverne.
org). Our first meeting closed
for questions and the meeting was adjourned.
The next FOA meeting is
scheduled for August 25 at
7:30 p.m. in St. Johns Baptist Church and Congressman
Gregory Meeks will attend.
The agenda for this meeting will include the impact of
flooding during storms and

high tides and the possible


federal and local preventative
measures planned to alleviate
this chronic problem. There
will be a discussion/presentation on the the impact of
airplane noise on health and
property damage in Arverne.
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a house with an odd roof


and a triangle extension
and realized that it was the
same exact building as the
post office, except now its
a home, he said. Guarino
also found things that havent changed in almost
a century. On Cross Bay
Boulevard, theres the
home of a great Broad
Channel resident, Muriel
Berry Stemmann whos
lived there for a long time
and I have a picture of the
house in the 1920s and I
took a picture from today.
Not only is the house the
same, but the same family has been living in that
house since the beginning. He also found that
some buildings are used
for the same purpose. I
have a picture of a 1940s
advertisement for a diner
called Arties that used to
sell hamburgers and hot
dogs, and if you look at
the building, its the same
exact structure that now

houses All American Bagel & Barista II. It was a


food place then and its a
food place now, so its still
serving the same function, Guarino said. The
book also shows how the
town, which is prone to
flooding, has remained
resilient after events like
the hurricane of 1938 and
Hurricane Sandy.
While the community
has changed over time,
theres one thing that
has remained a constant
within Broad Channel:
the people. Whether its
the volunteer firefighters,
the people who attend
the local churches, those
who do charitable work
or those who celebrate
Mardi Gras every year, the
character of the community has remained constant throughout. Broad
Channel has a very strong
sense of community and
its probably why its still
there. Maybe its due to
it being an island so the
people really rely on each

other and you really get


to know your neighbors.
Theres that feeling that
theres no place like the
Channel. Its the last inhabited island of Jamaica
Bay and the people had
to fight for its survival at
least four times. The city
wanted to push the people off the island but the
people banded together
and said were not going
and now it has the nickname of the little town
that fought city hall and
won.
Broad Channel Through
Time will officially be
available to the public
on August 15 and on Saturday, August 20, there
will be an opportunity to
purchase the book and
have it signed by the author himself. The Broad
Channel Historical Society will launch the book
at Grassy Point Bar &
Grill (18-02 Cross Bay
Boulevard) with a book
signing from 1 p.m. to 4
p.m. Grassys is an ap-

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stocked with historical
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BELLE HARBOR PROGRESS REPORT
Beach Blocks Work from 127th to 149th Street

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The reconstruction of the sidewalks and streets on the beach


blocks from Beach 149th to
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effort since last March. When
the work initially started, the
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asked that they reconsider the
original plans and instead redo
the asphalt on each block entirely.
With the work on the water
mains and the gas valves to be
added to the original FEMA
contract, additional funding
was needed. Together the Department of Conservation and
National Grid provided the
funding that allowed for the
additional work. However, this

funding did not allow for each


blocks asphalt to be redone entirely. The DOT then stepped in
to provide the funding so that
the asphalt could be replaced
entirely on each block. It is anticipated that the work will be
completed by early November.
Poles and Wires

Last June, the Belle Harbor


Property Owners Association
reached out to Dan Brown, Assistant to Borough President
Melinda Katz, to address the
issue of electricity poles, wires
and cables in our community.
Many poles in our community have wires that hang below
the required 16-and-a-half-feet
height. There are also wires that
are no longer in use and cables
that are no longer active.
Dan organized a meeting
with representatives from Public Service Electricity and Gas
(PSE&G), Time Warner Cable
(TWC) and Verizon on July 7.
We learned that PSE&G is responsible for some of the poles,
while Verizon and TWC are responsible for others. Our community requested that unused
poles be removed and all wires
be hung to the required height.
This was agreed to by all parties.
The plans are already in motion. TWC has removed their
unused wires and properly secured their wires to the poles
and to the homes that they provide service. PSE&G and Verizon

Continued on page 21

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CIVICS CORNER

Continued from Page 20


have plans to remove unused
poles. Verizon also intends to
remove all the copper and fiber
optic wires that are unused. The
current plan is to have the beach
blocks completed by December
before completing the work on
the additional blocks.
Plantings

The plantings by the beach


walls enhance the beauty of
our community and are an extension of all of our homes. The
dues paid to the Association
have allowed us to fund the purchase, care and maintenance
of plants in planters along
the beach walls of our eleven
blocks. The budget includes the
planting and the installation of
a drip hose system for the watering of the plants.
The BHPOA asked homeowners by the beach entrance
if they would supply water for
the plants. The individuals
I approached on each block
were very receptive to helping.
Clearly, we are a community

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016

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of individuals that are resilient


and provide a helping hand to
others when needed.
I would like to thank the individuals who have agreed to
provide water for the planters:
141st Street Susan Savino and
George Clark; 140th Street
Brian Elgart; 139th Street Sam
and Maria Said; 138th Street
Dino Trivlis; 137th Street
Dino & Kathleen Tomassetti;
136th Street Ken Austin; 135th
Street Joel and Lilli Radmin;
133rd Street Nick DeBlasi
and James Brennan. There are
four remaining beach blocks
that are still under construction. Once completed, I will be
Planting at the wall
looking for residents on those
blocks to help with the water- all of the 23 beach blocks will City Commissioner of the DOT;
ing the plants.
receive new LED street light- Nicole Garcia, DOT Queens Boring. The bumpers will be ough Commissioner; Feniosky
Work Remaining
painted on the new fire hy- Pea -Mora, Commissioner of
The beach blocks that are cur- drants and the caulking will be New York City Department of
rently under construction are: placed in the seams of all the Design and Construction; Phil133rd, 132nd, 131st, 130th, new sidewalk concrete.
lip Goldfeder, Assemblyman;
and 129th. I anticipate these
Eric Ulrich, City Councilman;
Closing Comments
to be completed by the end of
Amanda Agoglia, President of
August. The remaining blocks
I would like to thank many of the Neponsit Property Owners
that need to be completed in- our supporters and collabora- Association; Noreen Ellis, Presclude: 127th, 128th, 142nd, tors in these efforts: Mayor Bill ident of Rockaway Civic Associ147th, and 149th. In addition, de Blasio; Polly Trottenberg, ation.

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September 1 (or thereabouts
depending on the calendar).
They had a whole month off to vacation, to be with family
and friends and to joy in rest
and relaxation knowing that
the R&R is just as important
as all of the business and production.
While we dont have that
built in to our culture, we can
still take advantage of the hot
summer days of August to
slow down, rest and relax as

often as possible. Even after


the workdayand of course
on the magical weekends.
There is nothing wrong with
not doing anything! In that
sacred space, sometimes a
deep thinking and feeling
happens. And this is when we
make strides in coming to an
understanding about something, or making a plan to start
something new in the upcoming months, or just feeling an
inner smile come to the lips.
This is so important to be well
and happy. Stress levels can
lower significantly too with a
conscious effort: talk to yourself saying something like I
am calm, I support my whole
being
(body-mind-heart/
spirit). Sometimes that stress
wheel is hard to break free
from when there are things
going on at work or at home.
The first step is to take advantage of the lazy days of
summer and put yourself in a
place of joy. Joy in our beautiful surroundings. That is all
you need to start. No matter
what is going on, you cannot
help any situation if you are
not calm and centered. Or
somewhat so. And life is full
of situations.
So, give yourself a break.
Joy in the lazy days of August.
Get in touch with some great,
great inner thoughts and feelings and let that smile come to
your lips. You will light up the
sky.
May you be happy. May
you be free. May you let go of
things that do not serve you.
May you be grateful. May you
have inner peace.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016

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The Rockaway Times

HOME ALONE PART II

Now let's see. Where were


we when we last we met a week
ago? Oh yeah...just returned
from Rockaway after dropping
Amy off at work and realized
that prior to enjoying some
"home alone" time I still had
four cats, two turtles, a guinea pig, a bearded dragon and
a dog to be fed and three litter boxes to be cleaned. First
things first...the cats. A quick
trip upstairs to take care of
Vicky's cat "Bailey" who was
found abandoned in a box on
the beach over in Rockaway as
a kitten and now resides in her
bedroom on the 3rd floor. No
big deal here, a little dry food
followed by a quick scoop out
of the litter pan in order to dispose of all the evidence. Then

comes the hard part. Bailey


will not drink from a water bowl
and requires you to accompany
her into the bathroom where
she jumps up on the sink where
she simply stares at you until you turn on the cold water
so she can enjoy her morning
drink of water. Five minutes
later, her thirst sated, Bailey
dismisses me and goes about
her way having no further need
of my services until her evening
feeding.
Then it was time to head
down to the second floor to the
master bedroom where Grace's
cat, "Sasha B" resides. Grace
adopted "Sasha B" from a shelter a couple of years ago. She
was missing all her teeth and
had been declawed and once
in the house the cat immediately took ownership of our
bedroom. A few years back Sasha B shared the bedroom with
a big white rabbit named Belle
that Amy had brought home
from Forest Park and the two
of them actually became thick
as thieves. They would play
together and oftentimes slept
together either on or under the
bed. Both of them would team
up to repel any other animal in
the house daring to enter their
space in the bedroom. Unfortunately one night Belle passed
away and since then Sasha B
has turned downright miserable and will countenance no
other pets in her room and, in

fact, refuses entrance to all other living beings in the house,


save Grace. She grudgingly
allows me to sleep in my own
bed but once I am up, she will
follow me around hissing and
generally expressing her displeasure with me until I vacate
her kingdom. (By the way, as
far as I am concerned, the "B"
in Sasha B stands for bitch!)
Once again, suitably provided
with food and water (yes, Sasha
will drink from a water dish)
and her litter box cleaned I am
dismissed with a hiss letting
me know it is time to move on.
On the first floor I provide
food and fresh water for our
two other cats, Louie and Nibbles. Louie has scarring on his
brain from an illness as a kitten
and suffers a serious balance
disorder and was another of
Grace's rescues some years back
disguised as a birthday present
for me. I am not quite sure how
Nibbles made her way into the
house other than the fact that
the girls brought him home
one day some time back stating
they were babysitting the cat for
a friend for a few days, which
then turned into weeks and
then months and then...well
you know how that goes in this
house! While looking at Nibbles I see she is really putting
on weight and thought to myself
"This cat has the life of Reilly."
As I finished up with the last
of the cats, our dog Zach (need

I say it, another rescue animal!)


walks by me, still looking sheepish from his "accident" in the
bedroom earlier that morning
which probably happened because Sasha B more than likely
literally scared the crap out of
him! Grabbing his food bowl I
mix up a can of Alpo prime cuts
with an egg and some American
cheese in an attempt to hide his
allergy medication necessary to
keep him from scratching himself bald!
All that is left now is to head
to the front room to take care
of Jerry, our guinea pig, Winky,
our bearded dragon and Crush
and Squirt, our two red ear
slider turtles, but the phone
rings again. This time it is my
daughter Vicky calling to let me
know how their trip to Virginia
is proceeding and during the
course of our conversation I
mentioned to her that Nibbles
looks like she is getting fat. "Oh
no Dad, she's not fat. Remember when she got out of the
house a few weeks back? She's
pregnant!"
Knowing that the average
feline litter is from two to five
kittens, I slowly put the phone
down and, as a solitary tear ran
down my face, the only thought
in my mind was "I wonder
when happy hour starts at Ruffle Bar today?"
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cup flour
1 handful of fresh parsley
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2 eggs
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1 cup chicken stock
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016

By Artie Wallace

Most people think of refinishing something as sanding,


staining and things along those
lines. Here is a sample of a different kind of makeover. Credit for this project goes to my
partner Susanne Max. To not
give away all her secrets, I am
just going to run you through
the basics.
Here are a few steps on taking an ordinary dresser and
making it into something great
for a kids room.
First: Remove all hardware
(handles, knobs, etc.) and save
it (I will get back to this later).
Second: Prep all surfaces.
To do this I recommend first
cleaning all surfaces with a
good degreaser cleaner. Then
wipe all surfaces down with

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A Different
Kind of
Makeover
mineral spirits. This will remove any buildup that may
be on surfaces (including nicotine from smoke) and help
neutralize any finish coats.
Third: Pick the paint colors
you want to use, for best results be sure to use an enamel
paint or oil based paint. Use
multiple colors to give it more
of a kid's room feel.
Fourth: Apply paint in light
coats and allow it to dry thoroughly between coats. Remove
the drawers and place on a drop
cloth with the face facing up
and apply an even coat of paint
over the surface. Placing the
dresser frame on a drop cloth,
do the same. When painting the
sides and face, be sure not to allow the paint to run.
Fifth: Getting back to the
hardware. If the old hardware

fits your design, by all means


use it. If not, be sure to take
an old handle with you when
shopping for new ones and
use it to make sure the screw
holes line up. Keep in mind,
a draw pull can be replaced
with two knobs, so get creative with your hardware.
Sixth: Decorating can be
difficult. For the average DIYer I recommend shopping
online for decals to help you
decorate to your liking. It is
advisable that the average

DIYer stay away from fabric coating, layering designs,


textured finishes, etc. If not
done right it can ruin all your
hard work. Leave those finishes to the more advanced
refinishers. Though not as
decorative of a finish, you can
find decals on most any topic
you want.
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me at rocktimesdiy@gmail.
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016

Thursday, August 11,


6:30 p.m.
PARKS & PUBLIC SAFETY MEETING
Peninsula Library
92-25 Rockaway B36each Blvd
Precinct updates & meet with Captain
Holmes.
Thursday, August 11, 7 p.m.
YOGA ON THE BEACH
174 Beach 116th Street
Meet at Lola Star. Yoga on the beach.
Donations welcome.
Friday, August 12, 7 p.m.
BEACH CAMPFIRE WITH A RANGER
Riis Park Bay 9
Bring a blanket or chair and fixins for
smores.
Friday, August 12, Saturday,
August 13, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
NYC WOMENS SURF FILM FESTIVAL
Rockaway Beach Surf Club
302 Beach 87th Street
Free surf films, meet and greets with
surfers and filmmakers. See www.
nycwomenssurffilm.com
Saturday, August 13, 8 a.m.
YOGA ON THE BEACH
Beach 108th
Join Helen Kilgallen for this free hatha
yoga class.
Saturday, August 13, 8:30 a.m.
MEDITATION & YOGA
Riis Park Bay 2

Join for meditation followed by yoga class


at Bay 2 near the bathhouse. Donations
for meditation welcome. Yoga $10.
Saturday, August 13, 1 p.m.
CO-ED SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
BCAC Memorial Field
125 Cross Bay Blvd
$20 per person to play, includes food
and beer. Rides and games for kids. DJ,
raffles. Free to watch. Proceeds go to
BC Mardi Gras.
Saturday, August 13, 3 p.m.
MEDITATION WITH BHANTE
SUDDHASO
Yoga on the Rocks
90-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd
Free 30 minute meditation with
Buddhist monk. Donations welcome.
Saturday, August 13, 7 p.m.
DREAMLAND ROLLER DISCO PARTY
Beach 108th Hockey Rink
Bring skates and skate for free or rent a
pair.
Saturday, August 13, 8 p.m.
MOVIE NIGHT: ZOOTOPIA
Broad Channel Park
Between E 16th and E 18th
Join for a family-friendly film. Popcorn
available. Bring blanket or chair.
Sunday, August 14, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
WOMENS SURF FILM FEST SURF
SESSION
Beach 90th Street
Join the filmmakers and surfers behind
NYCs Womens Surf Film Fest for a surf
session. Juice, coffee and snacks provided.

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Sunday, August 14, 8:30 a.m.


MEDITATION & YOGA
Beach 106 Concession
Free mediation/yoga class, donations
welcome.

Thursdays & Fridays, 8 a.m.


BEACH YOGA
Beach 105th Street
Join Kevin from Dayton Towers for a
yoga class. Bring a mat or towel.

August 15-August 18, 9 a.m. to


5 p.m.
FREE SECURITY GUARD TRAINING
57-11 Shore Front Parkway
Free certification. Must attend all 4 days.
18+, have NYS ID, HS diploma or GED.
Must pre-register. Call 718-675-3347
Ext. 4.

Sundays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


RIIS PARK KAYAKING
Riis Landing, Bayside
Free kayaking with NPS. Ages 6 and up
with an adult.

Wednesday, August 17, 7 p.m.


BEACH 116TH ST SAFETY &
BEAUTIFICATION MEETING
Daltons Grill
108-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd
Meet the 116th Partnership, get updates,
discuss changes for 116th.
August 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 8 p.m.
August 14, 21, 2 p.m.
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
Post Theatre Fort Tilden
See the RTCs latest musical. Call
(718) 374-6400 or go to www.
rockawaytheatrecompany.org for
tickets.
Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
ZUMBA WITH MAXIE
Beach 17th Street Performance Space
Free dance workout.
Thursdays, 7 p.m.
ZUMBA UNDER THE STARS
Beach 108 Hockey Rink
Join Lisa G for this free dance workout.

Saturdays, 8 a.m.
ROCKAWAY WALKS
Beach 19th Street Boardwalk
Join Councilman Richards on this
walking exercise program.
Mondays, 6 p.m.
WCNY BASKETBALL NIGHT
Martin de Porres HS
140 Beach 112th Street
Play basketball with 100 PCT officers.
All ages welcome.
Tuesday, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
OPEN MIC
Connollys Beach 95th
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30
p.m.
AL-ANON
First Congregational Church
320 Beach 94th Street
Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
CAMP GATEWAY RANGER
ADVENTURE
Floyd Bennett Field Campfire Ring
Nature walk, games and exploration for
kids 6-12. Call (718) 338-3799 to reserve.

The Graybeards

Would like to thank the following


for this years 14th Annual

Family Fun Run

Sponsors
Footlocker The Wave The Grayriders Jamesons
Benefactors
Belle Harbor Steakhouse Bungalow Bar Community House Daltons
Flynn & Flynn Pico Playland Motel Plum Tomatoes Thai Rock Umas
The Wharf WPE Catering-Billy Egan
Special Thanks

to NYPD Officers Maurice Moore and Daniel Smyth.


DSNY-Kevin Bagley
Msgr. Bracken, Fr. Sweeney, Fr. Cunningham and the St. Francis de Sales Rectory Staff
Gearth, Wind & Fireman for the great music
Felix Gilroy, John Edwards, Tommy Murphy, Ralph Yozzo, and Allison Bagley
Jackie Cashen and Big Dog Imprints
Creative Advertising Kids Time
Our fellow Graybeards-especially Jean Condon and JoJo OGrady, all our volunteers,
and all our participants for another great event

See you next year for the 15th Annual-Friday July 28, 2017!

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016

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for human DNA in stool) and
CT scan virtual colonoscopy is
rising. But the improving American diet and the decreasing
smoking rate appear to be big
factors. Take for example that
the rate of gastric, or stomach,
cancer in the U.S. has dropped
by 90 percent since 1930. The
rate of gastric cancer in Asian
cultures remains high as it is
linked to the consumption of
raw seafood.
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colorectal cancer and you have
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cal techniques and improved


treatments including radiation
and chemotherapy. But what
explains the precipitous drop
in the number of cases? The
answer appears to be found in
changes and improvements in
the overall health of Americans.
First of all, the percentage
of Americans who smoke has
sharply declined since the
1970s and 80s. Smoking is
directly linked to many cancers including colon cancer. In
addition the dietary habits of
Americans have improved over
the same period. Consumption
of cured and smoked meats,
which contain carcinogenic
nitrosamines, has declined.
Changes in the gut flora, or
types of intestinal bacteria,
have occurred due to widespread use of antibiotics. For
example, the incidence of H.
pylori (which causes stomach
ulcers) has dropped significantly. Finally, the increased
use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (including
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116TH STREET MIGHT

Continued from Page 3

stay in business saying, I like


good tenants. He bought that
property primarily to secure air
rights and secure future development plans.
Of the Seaside Landing project Caller says, I believe this
will completely change 116th
Street.
Although Caller said his
company is not affordable
housing developers, Seaside
Landing does have an affordable component. One building,
facing Beach 115th Street will
be Senior Affordable Housing
with 58 units with an AMI (Average Median Income) of 60
percent. In short, seniors living in this building will need to
have an annual income of approximately $40,000 per year. A
similar building will face Beach
117th Street so there will be approximately 100 units of senior
housing. Community Board
District Manager Jon Gaska said the 60 percent figure
would satisfy the Community
Board because it would not be
low-income and such housing
might attract seniors in Belle
Harbor who no longer want to
care for a five bedroom house.
Caller asserted the senior
housing would be complementary. Im not building anything that will hurt me trying to
sell condos across the street or
around the block.
We envision selling condos
at $500 a square foot. We believe a brand new building,
state of the art, will have units
that sell for $700,000. He said
there will be ample parking

Looking toward the beach

and it will be in between the


two buildings on Beach 116th
and Beach 117th.
As for the retail side, he was
equally bullish. Im not building this to put any dollar stores
in there. Good retail will follow
good residential. And Im already very positive who is coming to the beach these days.
When asked about the towering eyesore the long vacant theater -- and the Park
Inn Nursing Home on the
boardwalk Caller said hes
confident his development
will spur changes on those
properties and others. This
is really about capitalism. I
think owners of other properties will see there are better
ways to make money.
Caller is no newcomer to
large scale developments. He

The old Beach Club site

currently is involved in 10 other projects, mostly in Brooklyn.


He said hes often developed
property in neighborhoods that
were about to take off and has
bought and developed sites in
Williamsburg, Crown Heights,
Bensonhurst,
and
Bedford
Stuyvesant.
There are some hurdles ahead.
A lender has to be secured
(though he added he was confident and that would not be a
problem) and some tax considerations (the 421-A tax program
or something like it) have to be
figured into pricing and planning but Caller is optimistic and
expects to start by demolishing
the old Beach Club within several
weeks.
Caller said he has gotten political support from elected officials
even though he can build as-ofright or without seeking zoning
changes or variances.
In a presentation by the Marcal Group, the optimism is clear.
The combination of retail space
with market-rate residential units
will have a stabilizing effect on
the general area. It will attract upscale national retail chains, thereby drawing more traffic to the
existing retail of Beach 116th and
will reduce neighborhood transience by attracting the young and
family-oriented.
Lola Star, president of the
116th Street Partnership, is optimistic as well. I'm thrilled
to support any development
that helps to transform Beach
116th Street into the thriving

Main Street that the community of Rockaway deserves! We've


made so much progress in
working together as a business
community to create the positive change necessary for our
businesses to thrive, new businesses to open here and to improve the cleanliness and safety
of Beach 116. This development
will further help to achieve that
goal!
Lisa Jackson, owner of Rockaway Properties 116th Street
said, "This is great news.
116th Street has been a little
bit of a drag on the market.
Once this happens, Rockaway
is really going to take off."
Meanwhile, the block has
other developments in the
works. Mike McMahon is renovating the upper floors of
Rogers Irish bar for use as a
boutique hotel with a rooftop
dining area. The old 99 Cent
Store is being split into three
new rental spaces. The diner
in the middle of the 200-block
will be a physical therapy
center and a brick oven pizza restaurant is planned for
the building that was once
home to PJ Currans bar. And
though Browns Hardware
is closing, Brooklyn-based
hardware outfit, Mazzones
Hardware, will take over.
They say a rising tide lifts all
boats. Seaport Landing might
be the development that lifts
all of Beach 116th. Let the
Rockaway Renaissance continue!

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Spotted:

Summer Classic
Playoffs Underway
The final week is now here
for the 32nd annual St. Francis
Summer Classic with playoffs
in full swing. Tonights games
feature Mens Open semifinals with Kennedys against
Bell Harbor Breezy Point
Physical Therapy at 7:00 and
Rock Park All-Stars against
NYCountry Swag at 8:15. The
championship will be next
Thursday August 18 at 8:15.
Inside, the Girls High School
is playing its semifinals with
the championship scheduled
for Monday August 15 at 7:00.
The Womens Open division
will play its championship at
8:15 on the 15th with playoffs in progress as we went to
press. Girls Grammar Senior
will be set for their championship on Tuesday August 16
at 7:00.
The other three divisions
begin playoffs with the 8/9
play in games on Sunday

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night in St. Francis gym.


Boys Grammar Middle plays
quarterfinals on Monday
and Tuesday, semifinals on
Wednesday, and then the
championship on Friday August 19 at 7:00. Boys Grammar Senior quarterfinals are
Tuesday, semifinals Wednesday, with the championship
on Friday August 19 at 8:15.
Boys High School quarterfinals are Monday, semifinals
on Wednesday and the championship is Thursday August
18 at 7:00.
Be there.

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celebrating the wedding of Willy and Catherine Gill.

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10TH ANNIVERSARY 10TH ANNIVERSARY 10TH ANNIVERSARY 10TH ANNIVERSARY 10TH ANNIVERSARY

LETS TAKE AN

OCEAN WALK
Join us in Celebration of St. Johns Episcopal Hospitals 10th Annual Ocean Walk

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2016


5PM RAIN OR SHINE
ALL AGES & ABILITIES WELCOME BE A PART OF AN INSPIRING DAY!
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WALK INFORMATION
Pre-register $20
Register on Walk Day $25
Dinner Only $15
LOCATION
327 Beach 19th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
OCEAN WALK COMMITTEE
Reva Oliner, Chairperson
Dr. Donald Morrish, Chairman, Doctors Committee
Margarita Parlionas, Co-Chairperson
Marianne Rickert, Co-Chairperson
FOR WALK INFORMATION & VOLUNTEERING:
Keisha Gilles,
Development & External Relations Associate
(718) 869-5042, Kgilles@ehs.org

EVENT SCHEDULE
4:30PM
Registration
Pick-up Shirt & Pedometer
5:00PM
Walk Starts at the Hospitals Flagpole
Proceed to Beach 9th Street and Back to the
Flagpole.
6:00PM
Zumba
Lisa G., RockaZumbaWay
6:30PM
All participants are invited for dinner at the
completion of the event. Dinner will be held in the
Doctors Parking Lot on Beach 19th Street.

10TH ANNIVERSARY 10TH ANNIVERSARY 10TH ANNIVERSARY 10TH ANNIVERSARY 10TH ANNIVERSARY

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Msgr. William F. Burke


Rockaway Council #2672
Knights of Columbus
333 Beach 90th Street
Rockaway Beach New York, 11693
718-634-3699

Can we get a break?

Wow! What a summer its


been so far. Lots of great warm
days, not much swell at all, but
at least a bump out there to
keep us distracted a little til
the music flares up at the concessions to help us forget we
dont have waves. But when we
do, by jeebus it gets good here!
Which leans towards yet another story on surfonomics
recently posted on the economist.com website: The effects
of surfers on local economies.
The interesting take on this
particular story isnt that waves
help build communities, its
great waves. And thats what we
have here in Rockaway.
The economic authors of
the study, Thomas McGregor and Samuel Wills of Oxford University, have taken
a different approach. They
study data on wave quality, crowdsourced from picky
surfers, and satellite images
of night-time light intensity, a
handy proxy for economic activity. Areas around beaches
with high-quality waves have
over time grown brighter and
brighter in these satellite images. Beaches with low-quality waves, on the other hand,
remain lost in the dark, the
Economist writes.
The authors go on to write
that great waves generate ap-

prox. $50 billion annually on a


global scale, stating Thats
around $20m every year for
each place with good surf.
Whats a shame is that the
only people investing into this
are the actual surf shops and
a few local restaurants, not
the backbone of the community. Lastly, they mention
According to Messrs McGregor and Wills, to catch the
economic benefits, countries
(communities) need stable
politics and an easy business
environment. Before squeezing into a wetsuit, policymakers may first need to go on a
regulatory diet.
While the investment by surf
shops bodes well for them,
unfortunately it creates an insanely clogged lineup that literally no one can actually get
a wave to surf by themselves.
At any given time during the
hours between 10am 6pm in
the main surf zone at the 90th
Street jetty, there was well
over 100+ surfers in the water.
Regular collisions with beginners running over each other
and good surfers alike. Complete pandemonium.
The Rockaway community
leaders need to step up and
understand that we have great
waves here and that surfers
from around the world want
to come play with. We need
thoughtful progressive thinking to capitalize on our resource and expand it to the
many thousands a day that
want to indulge, and not be
put in direct harms way. It
not only bodes well for visitors and locals alike, it will
also help grow the community with so much cash influx.
Pretty simple equation to be
winners.

Msgr. Burke-Rockaway-Council #2672


Richie Knott Sr. (Memorial)
19th Annual Charity Golf Outing
Friday September 16th 2016
Marine Park Golf Course
9:00 AM Shot-Gun Start
Donation $150
Non-Golfers $25
Includes: Cart-Green Fees- Golf Shirt- Hot Dog and Beverage
at the turn. 4 Hour Open Bar and Hot Buffet at the Council
Immediately Following Golf.
For Reservations or additional information please stop by or
call the Council.

We wish to thank the below individuals and


organizations for their continued support!
3 & 7 Bar & Restaurant
American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Daniel M O'Connell Unit #272
Ancient Order of Hibernians Div 21
Barbara & Chris Gillespie
Baron de Kalb - Knights of Columbus
Beer House , Inc.
Bernadette Hyland Baron & Andy McCracken
Boardwalk Bagel
Breezy Point Lumber
Brendan's Bar
Brian Courtney
Bridie O's
Broad Channel Athletic Club
Bryan's Auto
Bungalow Bar
Casino Auto Body, Inc.
Champlain/St Joan of Arc Council K of C # 441
Clare Knott
Columbiettes of Msgr William F Burke Council
Connelly Station
County Tyrone Pipe Band
Curran's Superior Meats
Dalton's Seaside Grill
Dan Lyons - Brian Greer
Daniel M O'Connell American Legion Post # 272
Daniel Reed
Denis S O'Connor Funeral Home
DJ T.Tunes
DJ@Work
Donald Moran
Edward Lane
Elegante
Eric A. Ulrich NYC Councilman
F. O. P. Court Officers Lodge # 35
Fraternal Order of Police New York Lodge # 38
Gerry King - Ed Lane - John Cori Sr
GraceNotes (John Gillespie)
Healy's Pub
Jamison's
Jean & Frank Bagley
Joanne & Edward Gillespie
Kennedy's Restaurant
Ladies Ancent Order of Hibernians Div 25
Lillian & Frank Reynolds
Long Trail Brewery (Billy Hoffman)

Martin's pastry Shoppe, Inc.


McManus Mechanical Maintenance
Mediterranean Shipping Company
Miracle Movers (Walter White)
Msgr Martin Geraghty
Msgr William F Burke
MTI Trucking
New York State (Senior Court Officers Association)
New York State Courts Pipe & Drum Band
Nick Velardi Service Station
Noel Furey (Tongue & Groove Construction)
NYPD Emerald Society
NYPD Holy Name Society
Patricia & John Gillespie
Patrick Keane
Patrick McDermott & Billy Bennett
Patrick Nee
PattiAnn Driscoll
Peter Hayden & Family
Phil Goldfeder NYS Assemblyman
Prudenial Financial (Patrick Hanning)
Queen County Conf K of C
Rev James Devine
RIBS (Rockaway Irish Boys)
Rocapolco car service
Rockaway Jet Skis
Rockaway Point News
St Theresa of Avila
Station Liquors
Stephan Moylan - 4th Degree Knights of Columbus
Steve Closs
Tap & Grill (Andy & Lynn Cholakis)
The 300 Club (Larry Kelly & Dan Reed)
The Collins Family
The Greybeards
The Kerry Hills Pub
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The Wharf
Theresa & Thomas & Brian Morrison
Tom Morgan Family
Trainor & Associates
VCCB Transportation
Vincent Calimano
West Hamiliton Beach Volunteer Fire Department
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The Pipeline:
NYC Womens Surf Film Festival
By Katie McFadden

One of the biggest surfing-related events in Rockaway takes


place this weekend and it isnt in
the water. The 4th Annual NYC
Womens Surf Film Festival kicks
off on Friday, August 12 and the
for first time, has been expanded into a two-night event jampacked with films that shed light
on the stories of female surfers
around the world.
Head to the Rockaway Beach
Surf Club (302 Beach 87th Street)
starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13
for two nights of photography,
feature films, shorts and opportunities to meet with the women
who created them and some of
the inspiring female surfers that
are featured. The event is free
and rain or shine, as tent coverage will be provided.
The film festival has become

such a success that it will take


place over the course of two
nights this year. We had such a
great response and high attendance that we opened it up to two
nights so the New York surf com-

Surf Conditions
Sunday, August 14

Avg. Water Temp:


73-75 Degrees
Thursday, August 11

87 Degrees/ Thunderstorms
Swell: 2-3 ft
Low Tide: 10:56 a.m./ 11:41 p.m.
High Tide: 4:45 a.m./ 5:12 p.m.

Friday, August 12

Tuesday, August 16

Saturday, August 13

Wednesday, August 17

Monday, August 15

86 Degrees/ Mostly Cloudy


82 Degrees/ Scattered Thunderstorms
Swell: 1-2 ft
Swell: 2-3 ft
Low Tide: 8:09 a.m./ 9:03 p.m.
Low Tide: 11:45 a.m.
High Tide: 1:57 a.m./ 2:34 p.m.
High Tide: 5:39 a.m./ 6:02 p.m.
87 Degrees/ Scattered Thunderstorms 80 Degrees/ AM Thunderstorms
Swell: 2-3 ft
Swell: 1-2 ft
Low Tide: 9:09 a.m./ 10:01 p.m.
Low Tide: 12:28 a.m./ 12:34 p.m.
High Tide: 2:49 a.m. /3:25 p.m.
High Tide: 6:29 a.m. / 6:47 p.m.
89 Degrees/ PM Thunderstorms
Swell: 2-3 ft
Low Tide: 10:04 a.m./ 10:53 p.m.
High Tide: 3:46 a.m./ 4:19 p.m.

82 Degrees/ Partly Cloudy


Swell: 1 ft
Low Tide: 1:14 a.m./ 1:23 p.m.
High Tide: 7:13 a.m. / 7:30 p.m.

munity can come meet these


talented filmmakers and surfers
who are a part of these films, festival founder, Davina Grincevicius, said. It has really grown in
attendance and is starting to gain
attention around the world.
The event kicks off Friday with
Prima Donna, a surfing photography exhibit by professional
Frances Fran Miller, who has
come all the way from Australia.
Shell be on hand, as well as several of the filmmakers and notable surfers behind the films that
will be shown, for a meet and
greet opportunity. Guests will
also have a chance to see some of
the short films this evening.
Saturdays event will include
the screening of a few short films,
as well as this years longer features. Director Heather Hudson
will present Women and the
Waves 2, a documentary that celebrates women and the surfing
lifestyle and examines surfing
from a female perspective, by
following six role models. The
second feature, It Aint Pretty,
directed by Dayla Soul, is a documentary that follows female
big wave surfers as they battle
sexism in the surf industry, with
hopes to empower a new generation of girls to live their dreams
and overcome barriers. The film
includes interviews with top female athletes and awe-inspiring
big wave surf footage from the
icy waters of Ocean Beach, San

Francisco and the nearby Mavericks, one of the biggest waves


on the planet. The night will also
include raffles for big prizes like
surfboards, a bike, sunglasses
and gifts from local shops.
The fun continues on Sunday
when everyone will have the opportunity to join in the water for
a surf session. From 7:30 a.m. to
11 a.m. some of the filmmakers
and notable surfers including
Aline Bock, Erin Worm Ashley,
Mele Saili, Jeannette Prince, Fran
Miller and other special guests
will come together in the water.
This event will include free coffee
from Concave Coffee, LUNA bars
and JuiceLand juice.
The film festival was started by
Lava Girl Surf co-founder Davina
Grincevicius, a surfer and director herself. She started Lava Girl
Surf as an educational outlet for
the female surf community. We
started with out-of-water womens surf workshops, as a way to
network and educate them on
all the elements of surfing from
ding repair to reading forecasts
to surf etiquette and choosing
the right board. As a filmmaker
and surfer myself, I love watching
surf films because you can learn
so much from them, so we started this film festival as one of our
events, Grincevicius said. She
curates the festival each year and
aims to select films from all over
the world that showcase different
surf areas and surfers with different abilities. This year the audience will get to see films made
in the United Kingdom, Australia, Indonesia, Norway, United
States, Spain and South Africa.
This film festival is about empowering women to feel better
about surfing and to have more
confidence in the water and to
have fun with the sport, Grincevicius said. Women often get
compared a lot and overlooked
when it comes to our abilities in
the water, but womens surfing is
really changing and growing and
were happy to be a part of this
movement to highlight that.
For more information about the
festival, check out www.nycwomenssurffilm.com.

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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 well do
our best to print them (space permitting). We do receive more than we can print.

By Larry Orsini

By Mark Anaya

By Bob Conti

By Tim Lane

By Marilyn Baratto

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By Josh Kane

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Beach, Bands and Art


By Dan Guarino

August continues all things


music, art and fun in Rockaway!
Here are some of the places
to be, art and performances to
enjoy and musicians to hear
this week.
Thursday, August 11
12 noon

- Its Rock! Away! at Riis Park


Beach Bazaar. Local bands,
vendors and DJs rule the
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Art this week! The Down By The
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created by fourteen diverse
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Woerners World
UNWATCHABLE: U.S.A. OLYMPIC BASKETBALL
Is anyone watching the
Olympics
this
summer?
Through the first seven days of
the Rio Games, the top three
storylines seem to be: (1) Gang
violence and civil upheaval in
the Brazilian state, (2) Fears of
a spreading mosquito virus,
and (3) The Philippines diving team thinking they are in a
cannon-ball competition.
Now, I am sure that despite these distractions, many
5-ring enthusiasts are still getting their fill of the Greek mythology-inspired disciplines
of track and field, gymnastics,
and swimming. These particular fixtures provide the bulk of
the storylines and viewership
in the United States market,
and rightfully so. For starters,
we are pretty darn good in
these competitions, and there
is a sense of a level playing
field with opposing countries. While we may rack up
a fair share of medals, we are
not singularly dominant by
any stretch. Kenya has commandeered essentially every
distance event in track and
field while Jamaica, at the very
least, has brought us down to
eye-level in the shorter sprints.
Each heat of the swimming
events resembles a United
Nations fitness center water
aerobics class, with practically
everyone in on the action. And
without bringing their training
practices into question, it cannot be denied that Russia, China, and Romania are exceedingly proficient adversaries in
womens gymnastics.
A second, but no less integral, element to consider in
explaining the popularity of
the aforementioned Olympic
sports is that they, simply put,
are watchable. Jacked Americans in full-body spandex defying modern kinesiology with
their 100-meter speed, other
jacked Americans in full-body
spandex traveling through the
pool at the speed of a small
boat, and waist-high jacked
girls swinging on playground
equipment while their parents
cry in the stands? All in the
process of earning the United

States non-political bragging


rights over rival countries?
Count me in.
Unfortunately, these two rubrics that define the acclaim
for such sports nowhere near
hold up in the case of Olympic
basketballs format. In 1989, it
was decided by basketballs de
facto international governing
body, FIBA, that for the first
time NBA players would be eligible for Olympic participation
at the 92 Barcelona Summer
Games. At the ensuing tournament, the United States took
full advantage of FIBAs directive, assembling the widely-extolled Dream Team made
of up by all but one future Naismith Hall of Famer (the one
non-individual Hall of Fame
member was Christian Laettner, the reigning NCAA Player
of the Year). They obliterated
the competition while we, the
chest-thumping, Rock and
Roll-consuming members of
the New World, all cheered.
As a matter of fact, the original
Dream Teams average margin of victory at the 92 Olympics was 44-points per game.
It was an opportunity for us to
see Jordan, Magic, Bird, Mullin, and Barkley wear the same
colors, all in the name of patriotically humiliating far inferior competition. It was kind of
fun.once.
The problem with this format
it violates our two rules that
define captivating Olympic
events. Sure, we are formidable, which we always strive to
be, but the playing field is nowhere near demonstrates any
sort of competitive balance.
International basketball is certainly on the rise, as evidenced
by recent NBA Draft trends
and roster makeups, but we
created this sport. The apex
of the sport is our countrys
professional league, which
percentage wise remains twothirds American.
With the exception of the
2004 Olympics, in which nine
of its twelve best players did
not participate, the United States has won every gold
medal in the NBA-permitting

era convincingly.
Convincingly may not
even been an appropriate descriptor for their run of success. To put it in perspective,
when we take the 04 debacle
out of the equation, the Dream
Teams record stands an unblemished 40-0, with an average margin of victory of 31.4
points per game. This makes it
unwatchable, unless you harbor a penchant for watching
offense that revolves around
alley-oops and other unrealistic theatrics.
The thought process behind
the decision to allow NBA
players to participate in the
Olympics was multi-layered,
and on the surface, beneficial to the health of the event.
It promised bolstered viewership among those who wished
to see recognizable faces in
the Olympics. Through such
viewership, the Games could
be further monetized just as
the first media and technology
boom in the early 1990s was
hitting its stride. There was also
a growing concern that European countries were gaining an
unfair advantage by filling their
rosters with professional-level
adults while the United States
was fielding a glorified collegiate all-star team. Lets face it,
our loss to the USSR in the late
Communist-era 1988 Semi-Finals MAY have had something
to do with it as well.
Change was clearly necessary. Alas, we have swung the
pendulum too far in our favor

with the allowance of NBA


players. A fair solution would
be to adopt a system similar to
Soccer (Football) at the Olympics, in which each country
sends its under-22 team, with
the exception of three ringers over the age of 23. For the
purpose of basketball, teams
could send ten players under
the age of 22 with two players
who bear no age or professional league restriction. The
caveat? Players who enter the
NBA early, but are still under
the age of 22, are ineligible for
a spot as a non-ringer. If you
get drafted in an Olympic year
at the age of 22 but have not yet
played in an NBA-regular season game, you are eligible.
Why is this a good idea? For
one, it fosters an environment
with much greater competitive
balance. Also, how cool would
it be to see highly visible stars,
like Pau Gasol of Spain and
Kevin Durant of the United
States, serve a mentorship
role of sorts while competing
alongside their countrys next
wave of stars. A final theme
we get to watch the kids
again. The same kids that
won us a hockey gold in 1980
and plenty of hoops glory before we let millionaires bear
the red, white and blue. It may
not result in a 40-0 record, but
it would be a heck of a lot more
fun.
Want to weigh in? I am not
hard to find. E-mail me anytime - ryanpatrick.woerner1@
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BOARDWALK
CIROS
ELEGANTES
GINOS
JOES PIZZA
PLUM
ROCCOS
SLICES N ICES
SUGAR SHACK

DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS


MONDAY Steak (13.75), Chicken (10.75)
Shrimp (13.75) Sizzlers
TUESDAY Loin of Pork $9.75
WEDNESDAY Turkey $9.75
THURSDAY Pot Roast $9.75
FRIDAY Chicken Francaise - $10.75
Flounder or Shrimp Francaise
or Shrimp Scampi- $14.75
SATURDAY & SUNDAY - Brunch 9am-3pm
Includes 1 Bloody Mary, Mimosa
or Screw Driver
Check out our full dinner menu!

CASINO AUTO BODY


Since 1974

Go With The Pros That Are Well-Known

Claims Handled by
Licensed Appraisers
All Major
Insurance Companies Accepted

Owned and Operated


By Denis Koufos

FREE
24 Hour Towing to our Shop
FREE ESTIMATES

(718) 318-2018

www.casinoautobody.com

DCA833060
NY Repair Shop #7044293

State of the Art Eco-Friendly


ACCUDRAFT Spray Booth

Rental On Premises

71-02 Beach Channel Drive, New York, NY 11692


Corner of Beach Channel Drive & Beach 71st St
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - By Appointment Sunday - Closed

AARP Friendly
Se Habla Espaol

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016

The Rockaway Times

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