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VOL. 3, NO.

26 - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2016

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Photo by Katie McFadden

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2016

The Rockaway Times

A Traditional Christmas Eve


By Katie McFadden

Twas the night before


Christmas, and all through
the community, people were
caroling, touring the Christmas lights, hitting Mass early, getting a visit from Santa
and indulging in food, and
plenty of it. These are just a
few of the ways in which locals spend their Christmas
Eve. We were a little curious
about how different families
celebrate the night before
Christmas, so we learned
about various traditions
throughout the local area.
This year, many in the
neighborhood will be spending Christmas Eve celebrating a different holiday. The
first night of Hanukkah falls
on December 24 this year.

Those of the Jewish faith will


be spending this Christmas
Eve lighting the first candle
on their menorahs as they
kick off the Festival of Lights,
exchanging gifts and indulging in potato latkes and other goodies.
Many families in Broad
Channel will be expecting a
special visit from Santa and
hell be arriving by fire truck.
For more than 20 years, the
Broad Channel Volunteer
Fire Department has helped
bring Santa around various
houses. From about 6 p.m.
to 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve,
the volunteers of the firehouse make their rounds to
homes that pre-registered
for a visit from old St. Nick in
a big operation. Counting on
no emergencies on Christ-

mas Eve, Captain Jill Spinelli


will be dispatching her volunteers with Santa in tow.
With as many as 50 homes
that schedule a visit, Santa
will be very busy, so he has
a little help. There will be
two to three fire trucks with
Santas stopping at homes in
Broad Channel and Rockaway and meeting with kids
to give them presents from
the family, and take photos
of course. Spinelli will be
making sure the volunteers
are on schedule, but she has
gone along for visits in past
years. Its a lot of fun. The
kids love it, she said. But its
not just fun for the kids. As
an adult, its always great to
see kids react to Santa. Its really funny to watch year after
year because you get a range

of reactions from young kids


who are excited to the older
kids who are jaded and can
say I cant believe youre
still making me do this, but
its great. It makes the kids
happy. Everyone loves Santa. There may still be some
time to schedule a visit from
Santa. Call Spinelli at 917995-2390 or the firehouse at
718-474-6888 and dont forget to return the favor to the
volunteer firehouse. A $25
per family donation is encouraged.
The bay block of Beach
91st Street will be expecting a visit of their own, but
from the caroling members
of the Knott family. Caroling
around the block has been

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Whats Open on Christmas?


By Katie McFadden & Sean
Boyle

If you were planning on pizza this Christmas, your only


option is Papa John's. Dont
rely on your regular Chinese
takeout spot to be open. And
for those who plan on drinking this Christmas, make sure
to stock up on provisions by
Christmas Eve. Yet not everyone looking for somewhere
to go on Christmas Day will
be left out in the cold. Some
local bars, eateries and stores
will be open for your needs
on December 25.
If you cant go without
your regular bagel and coffee on Christmas Day, youre
in luck. Many breakfast
spots will be open. Youre
out of luck at Last Stop, but
Dunkin Donuts has got you
covered. So does Beach Bagel on Beach 129th. Theyll
be open from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Rockaway Bagels on Beach
Channel Drive and Beach
114th will also be open reg-

ular hours. Newcomer Rockaway Bites Deli on Beach


104th and Rockaway Beach
Boulevard will be open from
6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those in
Broad Channel can also grab
breakfast at All American
Channel Market from 6 a.m.
until 1 p.m. or Bagel Barista
II until noon.
If youre cooking and need
some last-minute items, skip
Stop & Shop. Both locations
will be closed Christmas day.
However Keyfood on Beach
88th will be open until 5 p.m.
and C-Town on Cornaga Avenue in Far Rockaway will
also be open. You can also
grab some essentials at Rite
Aid or Duane Reade as both
are open. Belle Harbor Foods
on Beach 129th is open and
if you need some last-minute baked goods to bring for
dessert, nearby Ciros Pastry Shop will be open until 5
p.m. on Christmas Day.
Options will be limited for
takeout on Christmas, even
for Chinese restaurants. East

Meets West on Beach 129th-closed. We asked Kam Fung


on Beach 116th if theyll be
open and got an I dont
know, so you might want to
call first. Xing Sing on Beach
97th will be open. So will
301 Chinese on Beach 86th,
Empire Wok on Beach 114th
and the new restaurant A+A
Chinese Cuisine on Beach
91st. If youre more in the
mood for Japanese, OSake
on Beach 116th has regular hours. If Thai tantalizes
your taste buds, Thai Rock
on Beach 92nd will be open.
Youre not limited to Asian
eateries on Christmas Day.
You can grab some Peruvian
rotisserie chicken at Chicks
to Go on Beach 97th as they
said theyll be open from
noon to 6 p.m. You wont be
able to grab a quick bite at
McDonalds but Papa Johns
on Beach 49th can fulfill
your fast food cravings, and
theyre the only spot you can
get pizza. If youre looking
for a sandwich, Bon Appetit

on Beach 129th can help you


from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
And no matter what time of
day, theres always Pickles &
Pies.
If you know youre going to
need a drink to get through
the holiday, hit the liquor
store on Christmas Eve. None
will be open on Christmas
Day. However some of your
local watering holes will be.
Healys Pub will be open early, starting at 11 a.m. Rockaway Brewing Company on
Beach 72nd will be slinging
brewskis from noon until
10 p.m. Ruffle Bar in Broad
Channel will also be open.
Community House opens
Christmas evening. We also
tried reaching Rogers, Kerry Hills and Brendans Bar
and didnt get a response
by press time, but theres a
good chance theyll be open
at some point.
Eat, drink and be merry, no
matter what youre celebrating or not celebrating this
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2016

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RISE: Inside Firehouse 59


By Dan Guarino

Whats inside that firehouse at


Beach 59th Street on Rockaway
Beach Boulevard? You wouldnt
be the first to ask.
Is there a gym in there, asked
one boy who thought he saw
Jeanne DuPont carrying in some
kind of exercise weights?
DuPont, Executive Director of
the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, answered, No, no. Its not
a gym.
Oh, the boy said looking a little disappointed, but still curious.
The historic structure was built
in the 1920s after a massive fire in
Arverne left 10,000 people homeless. It was a busy firehouse in the
decades that followed. In 2004
FDNY companies there moved
to newly built quarters several
blocks away and the building was
decommissioned by the FDNY.
Since then, many Rockaway
residents have grown used to
passing the abandoned Engine
Company 265 Ladder 121 Firehouse and wondering, whats going on in there?

Photo by Jay Elliot

In 2009 the city put out a call


to non-profit groups to submit
proposals for several empty firehouses across the city. RWA won
the right to buy the building,
warts and all, for $1.
Since then the group has put
a massive amount of work into
cleaning out, redesigning, renovating and transforming it into
RISE- the Rockaway Institute for
Sustainable Environment. The

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Christmas Eve (December 24)

St. Virgilius (Broad Channel) at 4 p.m.


With Adult Choir & Childrens Pageant
St. Camillus Church (Rockaway Park) at 5:30 p.m.

Christmas Day (December 25)

St. Virgilius (Broad Channel) at 10 a.m.


With Adult Choir
St. Camillus (Rockaway Park) at 8:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

Solemnity of Mary (January 1) Schedule of Masses:


New Years Eve (December 31)
St. Virgilius (Broad Channel) at 4 p.m.
St. Camillus (Rockaway Park) at 5:30 p.m.

New Years Day (January 1)

St. Virgilius (Broad Channel) at 10 a.m.


St. Camillus (Rockaway Park) 8:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

Merry Christmas & Blessed 2017

long-term vision for RISE is to be


a community and cultural center,
and hub for the peninsula, with
a focus on emergency preparedness, science, the arts, and the
environment, says RWA Outreach Coordinator Judah Asimov.
After Hurricane Sandy that
mission has taken on even more
significance.
This year RWA completed renovations and began opening the

doors of the now dubbed Firehouse 59 to special events and


other programs.
The second floor now has a
series of office and work spaces.
A large room doubles as a conference room and class space.
RWAs website also notes, a wellequipped studio/lab has been
created on the second floor, for
emerging artists and scientists
to lead community-led projects,
lectures and classes for youth
and local residents.
Many of the spaces inside RISE
have been designed to serve multiple purposes. A raised portion
of the first floor, which reaches
to the rear of the building, sports
a kitchen and serving area and
other amenities. Large interior
windows face onto a wide, dark
wood floored spacious inner gallery. Like the rest of the building
it is bare of permanent fixtures.
Moving in tables and chairs or
clearing the floor make it flexible
enough to support conferences,
classes, workshops or hands on
projects for kids and teens.

Continued on page 18

The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2016

*****
Leaving Rockaway on many
mornings is a commuter nightmare
on the Marine Parkway Bridge. Lane
closures, and unopened toll lanes
seem to tbe culprits. Sometimes traffic on Beach Channel backs up to
Merry Christmas. Happy Cha- Neponsit. Weve asked the MTA for
nukah.
an explanation. Well let you know.
Meanwhile, others feel your pain.
*****
You know what Rockaway
needs? Something iconic. Some*****
thing everybody knows its RockCommunity Board 14 is looking
away when they see it. Some- to hire a part time community serthing like our own Eiffel Tower vice aide and the posting can be
(though about 940 feet shorter); found on the CB website nyc.gov/
something like the 34 foot high site/queenscb14. You can also call
King Neptune statue in Virginia the CB office directly at 718-471Beach. Something like the 26 foot 7300 for more information
Unconditional Surrender statue
*****
in Sarasota, Florida. Rockaway
A hot, in-demand architect has
should have a 30 or 40 feet some- been hired to design the boutique
thing. Maybe a lifeguard chair hotel coming to Beach 108th Street
with a male and female looking and Rockaway Beach Boulevard.
out towards the ocean. Maybe a Morris Adjmi who was the architect
lighthouse.
of a fashionable hotel in WilliamsAnd it should be on Beach 116th burg, The Wythe Hotel, will be the
and the boardwalk. (It could sit creative boss behind the 61 room
on top of the abandoned un- hotel (including retail). Looks like
derground restrooms.) It will be Team Tubridy is set on making the
the number one photo opp for place the place to be. Nice.
visitors. And Queens Boro Prez
*****
Melinda Katz has $200,000 in
Are you open for Christmas? We
place for it. What do you think?
called around asking businesses if

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theyd be open for Christmas (readers might want to know!). Some answers made us laugh. The guy who
answered the phone at Kam Fung
Chinese said I dont know. Another said hold on and never got
back on the line. And still another
said, "Uhhh.maybe. Our story
on Page 3 tries to sort it out for those
of you looking to get out on Sunday,
December 25.
*****
More than 100 firefighters were
pressed into duty on a chilly night
last Sunday as a fire tore through
abandoned commercial units on
Beach Channel Drive and Beach
53rd Street. No injuries were reported and an investigation into
its cause is underway.
*****
The 100 Precinct reported: On
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
at approximately 2:00 p.m., there
were gun shots fired towards the
boardwalk at Beach 98 Street and
Shore Front Parkway. Suspect
did get into unknown black SUV
with tinted windows and fled the
scene. Suspect is described as a
Male Black/Hispanic, approx. 18
years of age, approx. 6 feet tall
and was wearing a purple and
black hooded sweatshirt. There

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This incident is currently being
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*****
Not that long ago we ran a column, Diary of a Fatman, by Bruce
Bernfeld. Bruce wrote about his
struggles and solutions in losing
100 pounds. He said making the
effort such a public thing motivated him to keep going. Well, you
dont have to write a column, but
you could send us an email and
well print your New Years resolution in next weeks paper. And
then well check back with you in
a year. Send your resolutions to
Mail@RockawayTimes.com
*****
Congratulations
to
Joe
Featherston and volunteers
on their anniversary. It was
twenty years ago when Joe and
friends launched the Rockaway Special Athletes program
at St. Camillus. Its been an
amazing ride.

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that is small and intimate and
has all the things you wished
theater could be? We are lucky
to have the Rockaway Theatre
Company right here at Fort
Tilden. They work hard, are
very good at their craft and
bring real theater to us here
on the peninsula. Patronage
is the key to keeping theater
alive here in Rockaway, and
RTC has a loyal following. And
the 2017 performance schedule is awesome check it out
online at rockawaytheatrecompany.org.
If you get off our sandy,
mermaid filled promontory and head into Manhattan
there are a couple of places
worth checking out, especially during the holidays.
For instance the Irish Repertory Theater on West 22nd
Street just moved into new
digs this year and the theater is beautiful and charming.
They have some great Irish
plays and some that can get
you into the mood for the
holidays. Currently Finians
Rainbow is playing and so is
Joyces The Dead. Only the
Irish celebrate the holidays
by celebrating the dead! Well
worth a visit.
If you really want to get in
the mood for the holidays
check out the Players Theatre on MacDougal Street,
they are presenting Dickens
A Christmas Carol until December 30, and it is lots of
fun. It is also very kid friendly and only about 70 minutes
long. They do a great job of
recreating the atmosphere
of old London and that miser Scrooge. There is no re-

semblance to the publisher,


despite what some may say.
If you want something to eat
before or after, try Montes
right down the block. Sure
to put you in the mood for
Christmas.
Not every theater has a loyal following like ours here in
Rockaway. The 13th Street
Theater on West 13th Street
presents Israel Horowitzs
Line on Monday nights. This
is actually the oldest running
play in all of New York. I recently took my son to see the
play and we were joined by a
whopping four other people
in the 60-seat theater. But the
cast was terrific; they played
like it was a full house.
The mermaid and I were
lucky enough to experience
the Ridiculous Theater Company off of 7th Avenue and
West 4th Street many years
ago. Managed by the now deceased Charles Ludlam and
the ever-mad Everett Quinton, this theater specialized
in one and two person shows
that played multiple melodramatic characters that always had us laughing. Sadly
they lost their lease and their
founder, but occasionally Mr.
Quinton produces The Mystery of Irma Vep. I have seen
this play many times and always love it. The last production I saw was at the Lucille
Lortel Theater on Christopher Street.
So as the Christmas season engulfs us fully, try to
get out and see a play. Nothing speaks to the heart like a
voice from the stage! Merry
Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all!!

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2016

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Make Rockaway Resiliency Great Again!


Playing Nicely Staying
Focused! Is that possible between different public agencies to work together for the
good of the citizens and communities they serve? A case
in point, the NYC Parks and
Recreation Department recently conducted a public
meeting to discuss how FEMA
money, in excess of 120 to
200 million dollars, could be
spent. These dollars must be
primarily spent on Rockaway
Resiliency Measures.
Now, the US Army Corps of
Engineers has held a number
of past meetings to discuss
Rockaway Peninsula Resiliency issues. They compiled
feedback from many residents and community officials from the Rockaways.
They are in the process of
analyzing the information.
The USACE will need to request the Federal Government for the billions of dollars, yes thats billions with

a B, to initiate their comprehensive plan. This process


will take years to complete
and no guarantee that they
will receive the necessary
funding. In the past USACE
plans have been developed
but never executed.
Now lets get back to the
Parks Department plan presented to the community. You can check out their
power point presentation at
www.nyc.gov/parks/input.
Go down the page to Share
Your Input Online and click
on the icon. You will see that
their Power Point indicates
nine (9) proposed projects
for the Rockaway community.
On the Parks website please
give your opinion and/or
comments as to what resiliency steps we need for our
community. Of those projects, four or five are highly
questionable as to how they
fully meet the category of an
effective resiliency project.
They fall more into the category of attractive enhance-

ments and activities.


If a cost analysis were made
using FEMA data to consider where the most damage
occurred along the shoreline from Beach 9th Street
to Beach 149th Street, Rockaway Park, Belle Harbor and
Neponsit clearly stands out.
The FEMA dollars given to
the Parks Department was
targeted for the stretch of
beach from Beach 9th Street
to Beach 149th Street. A
large portion of that shorefront from Beach 9th Street
to 126th Street has received a
magnificent boardwalk/barrier
providing protection from storm
surges. Yet, the section of beach
from 126th Street to Beach 149th
received a questionable designed baffle wall and marginal/
temporary sand berm.
What we are proposing, is for
FEMA, USACE and NYC-DP&R
to collaborate and coordinate
a resiliency project for Beach
126th Street to Beach 149th
street. The communities must
have rock jetties and the pro-

posed reinforced berm ASAP.


The USACE already has preliminary resiliency plans. Parks has
the FEMA money for resiliency.
USACE needs to say yes to move
forward on executing the resiliency work required. FEMA
needs to approve the transfer of
approximately 30 to 40 million
dollars from Parks to USACE
and Parks needs to agree with
the transfer.
These government entities
that are dedicated to providing public service must pull
together and collaborate/coordinate their efforts. If so,
the end result would make
Rockaways Resiliency Great
Again!
Im urging the Rockaway
Community to contact the
following individuals to request their help.
Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver Mitchell.silver@
parks.nyc.gov
Daniel Falt Daniel.t.falt@
usace.army.mil
John Covell john.covell@
fema.dhs.gov

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By Hank Iori

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CHRISTMAS EVE

Continued from Page 2


a tradition that spans several generations and its a huge
family affair. The Knotts have
been celebrating Christmas on
Christmas Eve for many years
at my grandmothers house
on Beach 91st, Kelli Knott
Leary explains. My father is
one of seven, and seven inlaws as well. Then there are
20 grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren and every
year we meet at grandmas
house. First we eat and then
Santa himself makes an appearance.
And then they spread Christmas cheer around the block.
Some of the little ones get
dressed as mini Santas, elves
or reindeer and we all get together and go caroling up and
down the bay block of 91st.
Many residents await out arrival, Leary said. Among those
who anticipate a visit are the
Mancini family. Every year
we go to my fathers house on
91st and make cookies with the
kids and wait to see the carolers. It is the highlight of the

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2016


season, Zach Mancini said.
Some of the Knotts stay behind to organize gifts and
make hot chocolate, so when
their caroling family returns,
everyone can warm up and
they spend the rest of the night
opening gifts. Its such a great
evening that goes way back to
when my dad was little. I can
remember being little and
anxiously awaiting Christmas
Eve at Nannys, Leary said.
Unfortunately, the Knotts may
forego the tradition this year.
Currently, my grandmother is
not well and is staying with my
aunt on Long Island. We are
hoping she feels well enough
that we can get her home for
the day and continue the tradition, Leary said. Please
keep her in your prayers.
Some traditions are cultural. The Scalas participate in
the Italian tradition of having a seafood feast including
crab, calamari, shrimp, lobster and more. Ruth Krauthamer also gets together
with her Italian friends to
enjoy some fish. Some say
seven fishes, some say 12, ei-

ther way its a lot of fish dishes, she said.


Barbara Chojnacki and her
family partake in the Polish
tradition of Christmas Eve
Dinner or Wigilia. Its the
most important celebration
of the year. We always set
an extra place at the table
for an unexpected guests.
Dinner starts when the first
star appears in the sky. All
family members and guests
start with a broken wafer
(oplatek) and wish each other good health and prosperity, Chojnacki said. Then
they feast on 12 traditional
dishes including red borscht
with mushroom and onion
stuffed dumplings, potatoes, pierogis, fish, pasta and
much more, but you wont
find any meat until Christmas Day. After feasting, the
family opens presents and
heads to church for the latenight Mass.
Some spend Christmas Eve
enjoying the holiday lights
locally and in the decoration hotspots. We go to six
oclock Mass, eat at my par-

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ents and then check out the
amazing Christmas lights,
Mags Kelly said. We go to
dinner and then go see the
lights, around Rockaway,
Canarsie and Dyker Heights,
Scott Winik said.
For the Coris, Christmas
Eve gets competitive, at least
when it comes to gifts. We do
a grab bag, with stealing! Each
person picks a number and
after a person picks a gift from
the grab bag, the next person
has the option of taking a gift
from the bag or stealing a gift
from someone who already
picked from the bag, John
Cori said.
Others keep their traditions
simple as they await a bigger
celebration on Christmas Day.
We drink mimosas and watch
A White Christmas and Minnies Christmas Eve, Casey
Gallagher said. On Christmas
Eve, we sing Happy Birthday
to baby Jesus, put out the milk
and cookies and get to bed
early so that Santa can arrive,
said Mary Beth Bertolini.
And from The Rockaway
Times: To All A Good Night.

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2016

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2016

Resiliency Dollars
Santa came to the Rockaway
peninsula early this year with a
big bag full of money for Rockaway Recovery and Rockaway
Resilience! The money in Santa's bag is what is left over from
the extra 200 million dollars given to Rockaway by way of NYC to
rebuild the Rockaway boardwalk
after it was obliterated during
Superstorm Sandy.
To refresh your memories, the
City of New York asked FEMA
(Federal Office of Emergency
Management) for 280 million
dollars to rebuild the Rockaway
boardwalk and FEMA sent along
an extra 200 million to be used as
part of FEMA's '428' program.

The projects eligible in the


428 program are Raised shoreline work, Parks and Recreational Facilities, buildings,
Elevation and Structures and
Engineered and Natural structures. What is not covered in
the FEMA 428 program is New
Trees, Plantings, Lawns, Buyouts, and of course Studies.
There are some really great
projects that address resilience
and some that address recovery.
There are nine projects in
consideration on the peninsula
and these projects are the result
of years of meetings with local
civic associations and commu-

nity outreach by NYC Parks,


Rockaway Parks Conceptual
Plan and Housing Preservation
and Development's Resilient
Edgemere Initiative.
The potential projects being
considered are: Renovate Bayswater Park, Raise Shorelines
in Edgemere on Jamaica Bay,
Renovate Rockaway Community Park, create a new waterfront park at Thursby Basin
in Arverne on Jamaica Bay,
Reconstruct NYC Parks operations facility at Beach 73rd
Street, Create a new waterfront park on the bay at Beach
88th Street, Beach 94th-95th
Corridor as a Gateway to The
Rockaways, Rebuild Shore
Front Parkway Recreation
zone and new comfort stations at Beach 59th St and
Beach 116th Street.
To do all these projects the
City would have to spend between 250 and 350 million dollars. Although Parks and the
Office of Recovery and Resiliency has asked the communities on the peninsula what our
priorities are for these projects,
it has been made quite clear

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that all the projects will not be
funded 100 percent.
It's my opinion that the projects which have the greatest
component of recovery should
have the highest degree of
funding priority. The only project in consideration with a recovery and recreation component is the Shore Front Parkway
Recreation Zone, as this is the
only project being considered
that existed prior to Hurricane
Sandy and was totally wiped
away by the storm. This is not to
say that only Shore Front Parkway should receive funds. All
should receive a good amount
to get them started.
A big Rockaway Beach
Thank You to NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver,
Queens Parks Commissioner
Dorothy Lewandowski, Rockaway Parks Administrator Portia Dyrenforth and Dan Zarrilli, Senior Director of the Office
of Recovery and Resilience for
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Don't tell anyone, but we steal
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overcharged for many years.
I believe that EZ pass and the
MTA are not living up to FTC
Guidelines for Full Disclosure.
Interestingly, I received a
call from State Senator Joe
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The woman from the Senator's office tried to explain to
me that there was only a discount for the Cross Bay Bridge
(free for Rockaway residents)
and there was no discount for
the Marine Parkway Bridge. In
fact she told me that she gets
charged $2.08 when she goes
over the MPB. I told her that
EZ Pass did in fact confirm to
me that Rockaway Resident
Discount is $1.36 for the Marine Parkway Bridge. She was
surprised to learn that she too
was being overcharged. She
said she will reach out to EZ
Pass. My next steps are to file
a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and to
call a complaint into Mayor
de Blasio's Friday NPR radio
show. I will keep you posted. It
is a still developing story.
On a side note....I just want-

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done a great job. I particularly
enjoy your "off beat" ( or shall
I say "on beat"?) 'Boyleing
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your paper has really gained
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talking about "Did you read
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apartments and slowly surveyed
the devastation that surrounded
them. Almost without exception,
each neighbors face was etched
with the strain of complete disbelief and shock, eyes staring
blankly into the distance, bereft
of emotion as if the life had been
sucked out of them. Home heating fuel was everywhere, having
spilled from overturned oil tanks.
One hundred pound propane
tanks littered the street like errant
submarine torpedoes. Parts of
neighbors decks, wooden skiffs,
barbecue grills, deck furniture,
childrens bikes, sand and other
assorted flotsam and jetsam were
strewn about West 12th Road,
making it appear some evil goliath had picked up our entire
block, turned it upside down and
shook it hard!
Enter the O'Toole family of
West 12th Road. Less than two
days after Superstorm Sandy laid
waste to Broad Channel back in
2012, Gwen and Frank O'Toole,
along with their children, Haley,
Madison, "Lil" Frank and their
dog "Teddy Bear," rose to the occasion and served as an inspiration for the entire community.
This was a family who decided
there would be no sitting around
wringing their hands while praying for some government agency or charitable organization to
come to their rescue. While the
rest of us were walking around
like zombies feeling sorry for ourselves, the O'Toole's, after taking
stock of the entire miserable situation, quietly decided..."Screw
Sandy, we have small children
and Christmas is coming - our
family will be back home in time
for the holiday!"
Gwen and Frank then immediately set about the process of
demolition - ripping out water
damaged sheet rock, insulation
and wall studs, removing water
damaged appliances and furniture and sanitizing their home on
W12th Road. Within weeks, they
were already hard at work rewiring electrical systems, fixing the
plumbing and shortly thereafter,
they began the process of studding out, insulating, and sheet
rocking and taping new walls. It
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this family remained continually
busy striving to bring new life into
a dead home while the rest of us
were still overwhelmed trying to
empty our houses of water damaged debris!
During all the post Sandy madness Gwen and Frank always
found time to go out of their way
to visit with their neighbors on
West 12th Road who remained
in their houses after the storm, to
see if anyone needed anything.
Their shared good humor, and
faces always lit with bright smiles,
were always a welcome sight
for those of us still living on the
block amidst the rubble. As days
turned into weeks, like many of
us, the O'Tooles would often trek
up to the American Legion for a
hot meal and maybe a side trip to
the VFW for sanitation supplies
but never losing sight of their self
imposed Christmas deadline,
they would immediately return
to continue work on their home
on W12th Road as there was still
much to be done before December 25th.
If, like myself, you were lucky
enough to be on West 12th Road
on Christmas Eve, 2012, you
would have been witness to a
true "Broad Channel Christmas
Miracle." Less than two months
after Sandy, the O'Toole family home was the only habitable
residence on the street. Newly furnished, brightly lit with a
big Christmas tree with all the
trimmings visible through the
window, if you listened closely
enough, you could hear the soft
sounds of holiday music coming
from within, providing a juxtaposition to the storm's devastation and stark silence just outside their front door. The O'Toole
family was, indeed, home for the
holidays. One neighbor who was
with me that evening remarked
"I guess we'll all get through this
thing OK!"
Although Gwen and Frank have
since moved from West 12th Road
and now reside across town on
Noel Road, those of us who were
present on West 12th Road that
wonderful Christmas Eve four
years ago will always remember
and be forever grateful to the entire O'Toole Family and the Broad
Channel Christmas Miracle of
2012!
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2016

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The Idea Guys


College Alumni Camp
By Chris Boyle

The problem: the day-today pressure of daily life as a


responsible adult
The big idea: Summer camp
for college alums
Who didnt love college?
Almost no one, according to
the six people I asked. Keg
parties, fraternities, eating
pizza from under your bed for
breakfast, classes maybe four
days a week. No one cared
that you left your clothes
all over the floor and blasted Springsteen at 3 am. Your
biggest problem was having
to rise by noon on a Thursday
so youd have time to plagiarize your term paper due on
Friday evening. No job (work
study doesnt count), unlimited food at the cafeteria, and

funnel beer contests every


Saturday.
Flash forward 10-20 years
and life is about mortgages,
your idiot boss, PITA teenaged kids, the leaky roof, and
another scintillating dinner
with the in-laws. On balance,
youre thinking you should
have stayed in school a while
longerand thats where my
idea comes in: summer camp
for college alumni.
Think about it. Campuses
are virtually empty from midMay to mid-August every year.
These institutions are warehousing valuable assets like
dorms, food halls, gyms, and
classrooms for 1/3 of each
year. If schools promoted
weeklong stays to their graduates, complete with frat parties, bbqs on the quad, and

a series of modified classes


for people to attend during
the day, alum camp would
be huge! The only downside
of college (finals and term
papers) would be eliminated, and the fun stuff amplified. The schools would make
money on their underutilized
assets, promote alumni loyalty (and donations), and the
oldsters could re-live their
glory days in bliss, unencumbered by report cards and student loans. It could also be
done as a three to four day adventure, since the old bodies
may not be able to stand up to
the rigors of a full week of college-level partying. The plan
is subject to a few tweaks.
It should be limited to alums out of school for more
than 10 years, in order to en-

sure a proper perspective and


appreciation by its participants. I takes the weight of
accumulated responsibilities
and distance of time to recognize how sweet things were
when your biggest problem
was whether to venture into
the mystery meat in the cafeteria: beef medley. Groups
of similar years could coordinate their weeks. Stag and
mixed weeks could be offered. Offering masters classes during the day provides the
veneer of respectability.
And like any epic stag party
or memory shattering bender, participants may wake up
with a greater appreciation
for their boring daily existence. Then again, whats
better than a pepperoni slice
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RISE

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The polished wood steps that
lead up to it are also built as
bleachers, serving as seating
for all kinds of events.
The most striking Firehouse 59
feature is the Great Hall that
occupies the ground floor where
fire engines once rolled out. The
large doors have been replaced
with a nearly floor to ceiling entrance faade of glass panels.
The large open space is
brightly and naturally lit and
able to hold a few hundred
people.
Since summer RWA has
been able to host cultural activities, events, and youth and
community-based programs
at RISE for the first time, Asimov said. One of these was
the Washed Ashore exhibition
showcasing original artwork
created by Rockaway schoolchildren out of trash, which
raised awareness about shoreline pollution and the importance of recycling.
RISE was also the home base
for the over seventy youths and
RWAs teen programs. About 50

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students still meet there three
times a week.
During the fall (we) hosted
a series of weekend events including lectures on emergency
preparedness and a workshop
with the NYC DOT focused on
designing future streetscapes
(here).
With the NYC Department
of Health and Mental Hygiene
and the Hester Street Collaborative, they hosted two large
community meetings focused
on unmet health needs on the
east end.
RWA already has many RISE
events planned, starting with a
workshop led by the New York
Legal Assistance Group and
Center for NYC Neighborhoods
about rising flood insurance
costs and how homeowners
can lower their risk and rates.
Now that they have opened
the doors, RWA is looking forward to expanding its use. And
answering for more people that
same question: Whats inside
there?
For more information and upcoming events go to rwalliance.
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2016

SHINE
YOUR LIGHT
By Paulette Mancuso

As the year approaches its


closing, we are reminded of
all that happened in 2016
personally, in our community, in our country and in
the world. We may be disconcerted and concerned,
and maybe feel that there is
nothing we can do to make

positive
changes
come
about. I, for one, do not believe that. I believe that the
light that originates in the
heart center can make all
the difference in the world.
There is much more good
than there is evil. There are
many more good times than
bad times. There is much
more full heartedness, than

heartache.
We must be
overwhelmed by the good
and not the bad. We must
not succumb to that which
tries every cell in our bodies. Our hearts, minds and
bodies go through a lot in
our lifetimes just think
about it illnesses, grief,
imbalance yet we are still
here. Our bodies are resilient, our minds are durable,
our hearts are strong.
From that perspective,
we can imagine our feet
grounded to the earth unshakeable and a warm
bright light from within the
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forward in this world is to
foster the goodness within
ourselves and those around
us. Recognize the goodness
in someone else and call attention to it. Let the judgments fall by the wayside,
let the past be the past. We
make our lives to a certain
extent, and then part of life
just unfolds. It is what we
do with that part that makes
us stand out as human beings. The inner light can
take front center and direct
how we react. There is no
mystery, it is our consciousness and our ability to feel
deeply. Take some time to
ponder these thoughts and
rest your body, mind and
heart. Just rest, for a little while. Be the light that
changes the world.
May the New Year bring
you peace, joy and love.
May you be happy. May you
be free. May you be grateful for all you have and do
not have. May you let go of
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80 X 100

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OCEAN GRANDE CONDO
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Neponsit 500 ft. from the beach, offering a
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Ocean Views - Indoor Parking, Doorman, Gym,
Locker rooms, and much more ! ..........................$539K plus a full sized backyard with second lawn.
The home offers 4 bedroom, 3 bathrooms,
OCEANFRONT COOP
with home office, grand living room with
Completely renovated, high-end design,
functional stone framed fireplace, formal
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CALL SUSAN 3472603891.....................................$499K lovely views of garden. Private driveway
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family. Proximity to good schools and places
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CALL SUSAN TO SCHEDULE VIEWING 3472603891 ......... $399K

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COMMERCIAL SPACE
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE

PRIME LOCATION 2 room with


full
bath, pay electric.........$2400
1 bed hardwood floors,1 parking spot. Pet friendly
CLOSE TO ALL

SOLD

Bldg. Maint $700.


CALL SUSAN 3472603891.....................................$249K

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granite and butcher block, SS appliances,


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Studio, granite counter tops, two large closets,
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NEW TO MARKET
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bedroom 2nd level and three extra
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nice size living room, private driveway
and garage. Use of yard, pay all
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baths, use of yard, includes all
utilities ....................................... $3100

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120th with parking, all utilities are
included.
Call Susan 347 260 3891 ............. $1400
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no pets, no parking, + $100 for direct
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EIK, living room, all utilities included +
cable, no parking,
no pets.
Call Susan 347 260 3891 ........... $1350
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condition, new kitchen and renovated
bath, W/D, no pets, utilities included
+ cable, summer parking ........... $1450
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118th Walk up, hardwood flooring,
great size bedrooms, parking, pay all
utilities .............................................. $1550
119th bedrooms are small, 1.5 baths,
good size dining room and living room
small, perfect kitchen with dishwasher,
hardwood floors, no pets and no
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included........................................... $1500
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included...........................................$2000

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Lic. Broker-Owner: Lisa Jackson


Lic. Associate Brokers: Barbara Ferguson Nia Casilla
Lic. RE Agents: Melissa Carrington Ariana David Colleen Brady Alla Pankevich Jenny Dantone

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

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Beach Block Center Hall - 70 x 100

With over 5,000sq ft. of living space this


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enormus sunken LR, large DR, fireplace,1 BR
rental. $1,380,000

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located on a beautiful beach block featuring,
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basement and private parking. $1,150,000

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unit and 6 o street parking spaces. Parking
for at least 12. $899,000

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fantastic block in Belle Harbor. FDR, large
LR, WBF, plus your very own Rockaway
front porch. Private parking and garage.
$850,000

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Fully detached garage, private parking and
HUGE yard. $799,000

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ROCKAWAY BEACH

ALL BRICK legal 2 family home sits on a


lovely 50x100 corner property on a beautiful
quiet block with HUGE back and side yard.
$799,000

This bright 4BR, 1.5 bath home sits on a


double lot located in the hottest spot in
town. Featuring high ceilings, HW floors and
a beautiful slate roof. R5B zoning, 68x100
lot. $789,000

BROAD CHANNEL

BRAND NEW EXCLUSIVE

Recently renovated, gorgeous 3600 sq. ft. 5BR,


3 full bath home is complete with a large EIK
featuring quartzite counters, custom cabinets,
professional appliances and private parking.
$780,000

Legal 2 Family in MINT CONDITION! Total 5


BRs and 4 baths. Ocean view terraces, HUGE
back yard and HUGE basement plus private
parking and garage. Wont last! $775,000

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B R O O K LY N M E M B E R

4 Year Member

Lic. Broker-Owner: Lisa Jackson


Lic. Associate Brokers: Barbara Ferguson Nia Casilla
Lic. RE Agents: Melissa Carrington Ariana David Colleen Brady Alla Pankevich Jenny Dantone

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

Wishing You Peace, Joy and Love for the Holiday Season
As the end of this year quickly approaches, I would like to thank all of our
clients we have worked with throughout the years.
We are committed to providing the best customer service to buyers and sellers
based on a foundation of honesty, integrity and trust.

Best Wishes for a Wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Warm Regards, Lisa Jackson


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Newly renovated 3 BR, 2 bath home with HW


floors, full finished basement, front porch,
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PRICE REDUCED! $765,000

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complete this package! $669,000

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ROCKAWAY BEACH

2BR, 2.5 bath duplex, HW floors, designer


tiles, Granite kitchen with peninsula,
stainless steel appliances and W/D hook up.
$495,000

This charming house features 2BRs and 1


bath with a front and back deck over 2BR,
1 bath apartment rental. Great Investment
$439,000

ROCKAWAY BEACH

BRAND NEW EXCLUSIVE

Enjoy your beautiful sunsets right from your


front deck. First floor 1BR apt with a 3BR
duplex on the 2nd and 3rd floor. Spacious
updated back deck and new roof. $435,000

Fully renovated open layout with 3BRs one


being the master suite, 2.5 baths, HW floors,
all new mechanicals and a long private drive.
HOTTEST block in surf town. $429,000

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Rockaway Beach - Turn Key!

Spectacular Water Views

Rentals
140th: Build It Back rental, 3BR,2BA, HW floors, deck, all utilities (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . $3,100

92nd: Renovated 2BR, high ceilings, skylight, HW floors, AC, close to all (MC) . . . . . . $1,900

130th: Brand new 2BR apt, SS appliances, HW floors, W&D, terrace and parking (LJ) . $2,500

128th: Beach block 1BR, 1BA apt with 2 terraces and lots of closets (JD) . . . . . . . . . $1,800

67th: Newly renovated 3BR, 2BA, SS appliances, quartz countertops (MC) . . . . . . . . $2,250

123rd: Oceanfront building, fully renovated 1BR, parking available (CB) . . . . . . . . . $1,775

61st: Beach block owners unit, 2BR, 2BA, W&D, new kitchen (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,200

26th: 3BR, 1BA beach block bungalow, newly renovated (JD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,550

Broad Channel: 2BR, 1BA home with W&D, private deck and shed (MC) . . . . . . . . . $2,200

ABTS: 1BR apt, great views, private terrace, CAC, W&D (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500

90th: Luxury 2nd floor 2BR, 1.5BA, CAC, SS appliances (MC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,125

95th: Third floor walk up large 1BR, tons of closets (MC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,450

131st: Brand new beach block apt, parking, huge LR, W&D (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,100

Land For Sale

ABTS: 2BR, 1BA with bonus room. CAC, W&D and parking included (MC) . . . . . . . . $2,100

141st: Last oceanfront lot available in upper Belle Harbor (LJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,749,000

ABTS: 2BR, 1BA duplex with 2 terraces, W&D and bonus room upstairs (CB) . . . . . . . $2,100

Arverne: 6,000 Square feet of commercial land (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $325,000

69th: Second floor 2BR, 1BA with large terrace, CAC, W&D, parking (JD) . . . . . . . . . $2,050

Arverne: 2,000 Square feet zoned C3, Building Class Marina/Yacht (NC) . . . . . . . . $135,000

25th: 3BR, 1.5BA apt on third floor of multi family home (MC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,900

Arverne: Bayfront land 75x100 zoned r4-1 (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $199,000

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2 family in desirable Breakers


92nd St, Beach block,
neighborhood of ABTS. 5
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Views Views Views Beautiful home 4th
from the ocean has it all. 2 master
bedrooms suite w/pvt balconies plus 3
addl bedrooms, 4 and 1/2 baths. Large
living room w/wood burning fp, formal
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5 BR, 3.5 bath town house.

Beach 66 St.

ASKING $185,000

APT FOR RENT

ARVERNE BY THE SEA OCEANT FRONT.

3 bedroom, 2 bath. Totally renovated with oceanviews.


Hardwood floors throughout, washer/dryer. Private
parking. close to all transportation. Call agent

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CO-OP

Ocean Front,
1 bedroom

Asking

$185,000

ROCKAWAY PARK

ROCKAWAY PARK

$145,000

$140,000

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This Week in History

DECEMBER 26
Brian Boyle was born.
Nicole Frontera was born.

DECEMBER 23
Paul Thomas was born.

1865 - James H. Nason received a


patent for a coffee percolator.

1823 - The poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas"


("'Twas the night before Christmas"),
written by either Clement C. Moore or
Maj. Henry Livingston, Jr., was published
in the Troy Sentinel of New York.

DECEMBER 27
1979 - The Soviet Union took
control of Afghanistan, installing
Afghan politician Babrak Karmal as
president.
2001 - The U.S. announced plans
to hold Taliban and al-Qaeda
prisoners at Guantanamo Bay,
Cuba.

DECEMBER 24
Ryan Atwood was born.
Elizabeth Gardner was born.
Steve Feuer was born
1814 - The War of 1812 between
America and Britain ended with the
signing of the Treaty of Ghent.
1943 - Gen. Dwight Eisenhower was
appointed supreme commander of
Allied Forces by President Franklin
Roosevelt.
DECEMBER 25
Jesus was born.

DECEMBER 28
Marty Keating was born.
1832 - John C. Calhoun became the
first vice president in U.S. history to
resign from office.
1945 - Congress officially recognized
the Pledge of Allegiance.
1981 - Elizabeth Jordan Carr, the
first American test-tube baby, was
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the Hessians.

1864 - During the Civil War, Union


general William T. Sherman sent a
message to President Lincoln saying, "I
beg to present you as a Christmas gift
the city of Savannah."
2010 - President Obama officially
repealed the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
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Dorothy Dunne was born.


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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2016

Ask the
DOC

By Peter Galvin, MD

FODMAP FOR YOU


In a previous column I discussed
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS),
which comes in two forms IBS with
diarrhea (IBS-D), which is more
common in men, and IBS with constipation (IBS-C), more common in
women. Symptoms (gas, bloating,
cramps, and diarrhea) generally appear in young adulthood but may
be diagnosed at any age. Symptoms
can persist for decades and lead to
life-style changes in many sufferers.
As symptoms often appear after
eating, traditional dietary advice
has been to avoid large meals and
reduce intake of fat, insoluble fibers,
caffeine, spicy and gas-producing
foods, and carbonated beverages. A gluten-free diet has also been
advised as there is evidence of a relationship between IBS and celiac

disease. Today I would like to share


some relatively new dietary advice
a low FODMAP diet.
The term FODMAP was coined
by researchers at Monash University in Australia. FODMAP stands
for Fermentable Oligosaccharides,
Disaccharides, Monosaccharides,
and Polyols. In other words FODMAPs are short-chain carbohydrates. Most of these compounds
are slowly or poorly absorbed by
the gut, or not absorbed at all making the gut contents more concentrated. A number of studies have
shown that IBS symptoms are greatly improved after total elimination
of FODMAPs for about four weeks
followed by gradual re-introduction
of them into the diet. Long-term use
of a FODMAP-free diet is not recom-

mended as it can adversely affect gut


bacteria. Also, those with IBS-C may
find symptoms slightly worsened
because of decreased dietary fiber.
They can use oat and rice bran as a
fiber source instead.
So what are FODMAPs? Oligosaccharides include vegetables artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli,
Brussel sprouts, cabbage, fennel,
garlic, leeks, okra, onions, peas,
and shallots; fruits watermelon,
apple, white peaches, and persimmon; flour - wheat and rye; and
legumes chickpeas, lentils, kidney beans, baked beans, and soy
beans. Disaccharides include milk
(cow, goat, and sheep), yogurt, soft
cheeses, custard, and ice cream.
Monosaccharides include fruits
apples, pears, peaches, mango, sugar snap peas, watermelon,
canned fruit in natural juice, concentrated fruit sources, and large
servings of fruit, dried fruit, and
fruit juice, honey, and sweeteners like fructose and high-fructose
corn syrup (which seems to be
in almost everything these days).
Polyols include vegetables avocados, cauliflower, mushrooms, snow
peas, and sweet corn; fruits apples, apricots, pears, cherries, nec-

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tarines, peaches, plums, prunes,
and watermelon; and artificial
sweeteners like isomalt, maltitol,
mannitol, sorbitol, and xylitol.
While the above list may seem
long, there are many non-FODMAP alternatives that can be used
including other fruits and vegetables, lactose-free dairy products, maple syrup, and sucrose.
In addition, probiotics are usually recommended for improving
symptoms in IBS. Research has
also shown that a low-FODMAP
diet also improves symptoms in
inflammatory bowel diseases like
Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis. Someone planning to start a
low-FODMAP diet should consult
with a knowledgeable dietician as
well as their physician (usually a
gastroenterologist) as most physicians, perhaps with the exclusion
of nutritionists, lack the formal
knowledge and training in food
composition.
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med.monash.edu/cecs/gastro/
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Becoming a Lawmaker: Part 1


By Mike Scala

A year ago, I was searching


for apartments in Albany.
I had recently been hired as
legal counsel and legislative
director for New York State
Senator James Sanders Jr. With
the Senate resuming in January, my presence would be
required daily in the capital.
Admittedly, most of my time
in New York had been spent
around the five boroughs. As
I did not appreciate the cold,
a trip for me usually entailed
heading south. This would be
a whole new world, of mountains and sub-zero temperatures and upstate Republicans.
Not knowing what to expect,
I wondered if I would be greeted by a team of assistants upon
my arrival.
"Will this be a group effort or
a one man show?" I somewhat
naively asked the chief of staff.
"A one man show," he replied. "You're the show."
There was no team awaiting
me -- only a moderately spa-

cious government office with


new desks and computers the
state had graciously dumped
on the floor. I arranged the
furniture, plugged everything
in and threw up some postings
for interns.
Then it was time to go to
work.
My strategy in directing the
senator's legislative portfolio
was to recommend a balance
between bills that represented
ambitious ideas worth advancing, even if they might not pass
in the current political climate,
and less sexy proposals more
likely see the light of day. Likewise, I sought a healthy mix of
changes to statewide policy and
local improvements pertinent
to Rockaway and south Queens.
One morning, the senator
and I arrived early to the minority conference room, where
members and staff met before
session. I had already made
my recommendations on the
day's votes and there was still
time before the festivities were
scheduled to begin.

"Now tell me about the laws


you want to make," the senator
said.
Our system was that I would
pitch law ideas like a salesman,
and he would either approve,
pass or request changes. Often times he would question
me on details, which meant I
needed to have language prepared in advance. From his
level of enthusiasm, I could
tell which ones should be given priority.
"Why don't we introduce a
bill imposing a duty on residential landlords to mitigate
damages when tenants breach
their leases," I suggested.
In other words, the landlord
would be required, as in other
states, to seek a new tenant to
make up for lost rent instead
of intentionally keeping the
property vacant and suing
for damages that could have
been reasonably avoided. I
explained this as a tension between property law and contract law, of which such obligation was a hallmark.

from

We were soon in a hypothetical discussion about selling apples and decided we


would come back to that one. I
flipped the page, turning to my
next bill.
"This one, this one I think
you'll like."
It was a concept left behind
by my predecessor. Called the
Long Island Rail Road Fare Act,
it sought to remedy the injustice of Far Rockaway Station's
exclusion from the weekend
reduced fare program. This
early version of the bill I inherited mandated that all stations
in the system enjoy the same
discount. Though well intentioned, that approach was too
expensive to be practical.
The senator advised if we
could find a way to make it
work, it would be a major victory.
That evening, I sat in my
apartment with a steak and
pondered ways to rewrite
the bill. I was still new to this
world, but my place in it was
becoming more apparent.

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From The WRITERS CLUB OF PS/MS 11


THE REAL MIRACLE ON 134TH STREET
(Wishes and holiday gifts
that money cant buy.)
Pretty much all the honest
truth-telling there is in the
world is done by children.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

SAMANTHA
YERSHOV
There are dolls, and cars
and toys galore
Gifts that are not important to me anymore
Forgiveness and friendship, hope and love
These are the things that
help friends rise above
Rise above those who tear
them down
And keep them from smiling, making them frown
So, help a friend, dont just
give a toy
Bring kindness and a smile
to a girl or boy
But why limit it to just those
you are closest to?
For strangers- even enemies-isnt there something
you can do?
Try showing compassion,
giving hope or forgiveness
I guarantee youll make a
new friend, nevertheless
So, this holiday please skip
the toy
Bring kindness and a smile
to a girl or boy

GIANNA BULZOMI
One freezing winter day I
walked past a toy store. I noticed a display with a beautiful doll. Her hair was as curly
as a pigs tail and as white as
snow. She had freckles like
the crumbs left when you eat
crunchy cookies. Her dress
was as fluffy as a cloud. I set
my hands longingly on the
glass, as if it were a magnet
and I was a nail. Then I hurried home and told my mom
about the doll. She suggested that I write to Santa. The
next day my mother notified me that her cousin had
breast cancer. So that night I
grabbed a pen and paper and
wrote:
Dear Santa, I know I already sent you a letter, but I
would like to ask for some-

thing more important. Please


bring my cousin home with
her family for Christmas instead. It is only possible with
a little of your magic. Love,
Gianna
P.S. Id rather have this
than any doll in the world.

LEEANN RYAN
When the sun is shining
it means my grandmother is near. With her curls as
black as bullets, shes always
glowing with kindness. She
makes hot chocolate on cold
winter nights with her secret
ingredient...Love. When she
is hurt, I am hurt. When she
is happy, I am happy. When
her legs dont work anymore,
I will be there to replace
them. When I get off the bus
every day, she gives me a
gifta hug. I feel safe and
warm with Grandma, like a
teddy bear cuddled by a little
girl as she drifts off to sleep.
She is the one who calms me
down when I am worried.
She helps me get through
rough times. But what can
I give back to her? A golden
necklace? Tickets to Broadway? No! I need something
better. Aha! An idea popped
in my head like popcorn in
the microwave. Ill give her
a day filled with peace, love,
joy and happiness. I am the
leprechaun who has found
the pot of gold at the end of
the rainbow. My grandma is
that pot of gold. Not only is
she my grandma, she is my
best friend.
KATIE LYONS

Dear Santa,
I should ask you to end
world hunger. I should ask
for world peace.
But theres something deep
down in my heart and the
wishing will not cease.
I want my Mom to smile
again. After she informed me
that her Aunt Mary passed
away, tears rolled down her
face like raindrops, I tried
to cheer her up. She always
says I am the sun on her dark
days, but this time it didnt

work. In fact, I couldnt resist not crying right along


with her. At first, I wanted an
iPhone but after I heard the
news, it didnt really seem
important

SOFIA PESSO
My
wish
cannot
be
wrapped or put under a tree.
My mother offers me toys,
but I want something different for Hanukkah this year.
She can give my presents to
my brother instead. His face
will light up like lights on a
Christmas tree. Lots of people dont have families to
celebrate the holidays with.
Sometimes when I stroll
down 116th Street with my
family after weve eaten dinner, we pass by people with
no families and no joy in
their lives. The people look
as sad as little kids with no
friends. They look like they
want a family more than they
want food on their plates or
water to drink. Some people
dont even care. But I feel like
Ive just been punched in the
gut a hundred times when I
see these lonely people. My
wish this year is for kindness, friendship, and love for
these people who are lonely.

AVA GUGLIELMO
I have a holiday wish, that
will come true only if there
is magic in this world. This
wish is forming and churning inside me. It is dominating my thoughts because
it is what I truly want for
Christmas. What I am asking for cannot be wrapped
up with pretty bows and paper. I wish for unstoppable
kindness. Outside my loving
house I know there are tragedies in the world that cant
be stopped. Even thinking
about what bad things are
happening makes me realize
what an amazing life I have.
Why isnt kindness part of
the world? It would bring
light to others. There are
fights and controversies that
lead to worse things. Could
you imagine if millions of

people could brighten the


lives of others by simply
giving them a compliment?
Kindness could change the
world forever. If someone is
ecstatic or jubilant they will
stay healthy and strong. Instead of being cynical, be
encouraging or considerate
to others. There is no possible way an ordinary girl like
me can change the world
forever. But, if theres magic
in this world my wish could
come true. Where theres
hope there are miracles.

ADAM BISHOP
Dear Santa,
I know Ive made some mistakes this year but my wish
is not for me, its for someone who is a speck of bright
light in a room of darkness.
She unlocks my joy with her
key of happiness. When I
weep she fills my dark heart
with pure gold. This special
someone is not a person you
say Hi! to, and walk away
minding your own business. This someone is a person you love and care about
your whole life. This special
person is someone we love
every day. We call her many
names like Mom, Mother,
and Mommy The present I
give her is the love and affection I have for her, and thats
all she needs for Christmas.
The above selections come
via writing teacher Joan
Diehl.

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LEGAL NOTICES
Name of LLC: Sunnyside 41-40
LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY
Dept. of State: 10/3/16. Office location: Queens County. Sec. of
State designated agent of LLC upon
whom process against it may be
served and shall mail process to:
108-18 Queens Blvd., Suite 302,
Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose:
any lawful act.
JAE ESTATES LLC Articles of
Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY)
7/8/16. Office in Queens Co. SSNY
design. Agent of LLC upon whom
process may be served. SSNY
shall mail copy of process to C/O
Ya Chien Chen 40-55 College Pt
Blvd Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose:
Any lawful activity.
Notice of Formation of AMG Atlantic Realty II LLC. Arts. of Org.
filed with Secy. of State of NY
(SSNY) on 11/23/16. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom
process against it may be served.
SSNY shall mail process to: c/o
Atlantis Management Group, 555
So. Columbus Ave., Ste. 201, Mt.
Vernon, NY 10550. Purpose: any
lawful activity.
Passion to Purpose Consulting,
LLC Articles of Org. filed with
NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on
7/29/2016. Office in Queens Co.
SSNY designated as agent of
LLC upon whom process may be
served. SSNY shall mail copy of
process to (123-03 193rd Street
Springfield Gardens, NY 11413).
Purpose: Any lawful purpose.
Momentum Wine Imports, LLC,
a domestic LLC, filed with the
SSNY on 8/30/16. Office location:
Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process
against the LLC may be served.
SSNY shall mail process to c/o
United States Corporation Agents,
Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202,
Brooklyn, NY 11228. General purpose.
Notice of Formation of 73-16
Yellowstone LLC. Arts. of Org.
filed with Secy. of State of NY
(SSNY) on 9/2/16. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon
whom process against it may be
served. SSNY shall mail process
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Blvd., Forest Hills, NY 11375.
Purpose: any lawful activity.

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with the SSNY on 10/31/16. Office:
Queens County. SSNY designated
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Last Minute Gift For


the DIYer in Your Life
By Artie Wallace
If youre like most people,
youre still doing your holiday
shopping. If there is a DIYer
on your list, let me help you
with a few gift ideas. Excluding the obvious gift card, I put
together a list of the top 10
that I would recommend.
1- Ryobi drill bit set. Ive
seen these on sale recently
starting at $9.99 and up. A set
with a good assortment and/
or duplicate size bits (drill bits
always dull and break) makes
a great gift.
2- Flashlight set. They sell
sets with multiple size flash-

Chicken
Calabrese
By Sharon Feldman

Serves: 4
Ingredients:
2 chicken breast
1 handful of fresh basil
4 slices of mozzarella cheese
Salt and Pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
1 pint cherry tomatoes,
halved (8oz)
2 garlic cloves, crushed
3/4 cup of white wine
1 oz Parmesan cheese
Directions:
Season the chicken breast
on each side with salt and
pepper.
In a frying pan, add the olive oil on medium heat and
caramelise the chicken breast
on each side.
Once chicken is caramelised nicely on each side, add

lights or you can buy an assortment of sizes and/or


styles. A serious DIYer would
appreciate a gift like this.
3- A set of hammers. Thats
right, there are different hammers for different things so
be sure to have a salesperson
help you find the right hammers for the type of projects
your DIYer does. I prefer EastWing. They are well balanced
and built to last.
4- Cordless tool set. I highly
recommend the 18-volt Ryobi
Plus +1 set. They have good
power and are long lasting.
I saw a set with the circular
saw, reciprocating saw, drill,
crushed garlic to the frying
pan followed by the tomatoes.
Deglaze the pan with the
white wine and grate the Parmesan cheese over the chicken and tomatoes.
Scrunch up the basil and
slice it so it shreds and add to
pan.
Cut four slices of mozzarella cheese and place two slices
over each breast, or enough to
cover whole breasts.
Bake in oven for 15-20 min
at 400F 200C. Serve immediately with tomatoes and
juices on side.

flashlight, two batteries and a


charger on sale last week for
$129.99
5- Level and speed square.
They go hand and hand when
working on a project. Together
the set can run you about $25
6- Orbital sander. If your DIYer does any wood work, he/
she would appreciate this. For
about $50, you cant go wrong.
7- Power miter saw. For the
heavy duty DIYer, this could
be a great gift, but stay with
the name brands on this one.
8- Leatherman multitool.
This is a good tool for most
DIYers. A decent one will start
at about $30.

9- Hands free level (laser


level). Though I wouldnt
want this to be my only level,
I cant remember a time that I
didnt own one.
10- Stud finder. A good quality stud finder can be a great
asset in many DIYer projects.
I wish everyone and their
families a very Happy and
Healthy Holiday, and thank
you for following along with
The DIYer each week.
If there is a project you would
like to see in The DIYer, email
me at rocktimesdiy@gmail.
com

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2016

ST. CAMILLUS SPECIAL OLYMPICS


CELEBRATES 20 YEARS
On a snowy evening in winter
1996, Joe Featherston, a group of
his running partners and extended
family members got together to discuss a Special Olympics program for
Rockaway. They gathered in the St.
Camillus gym to talk over this great
idea. The late Fr. Dunne and Fr. Bill
gave their blessing for the program
to use the St. Camillus gym. St.
Camillus Special Olympics program
was born in September, 1996. There
were eight athletes and six volunteers
on that opening Monday evening.
Now 20 years later, we have 70
athletes and many volunteers.
With the blessing of our current
pastor, Fr. Richard Ahlemeyer, we
still use the same gym. Our athletes love a party, and so, on November 5, 2016 we had a celebration
to mark our 20th anniversary.
We began the evening with Mass
celebrated by Fr. Thomas Basquel.
Some of our athletes participated
in the Mass. Danny Dory was our
Eucharist Minister. Denise Kiernan
was our altar server. Heather Huber
and Elizabeth Sena presented the
Offertory gifts. Our ushers were Alex

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Batres, Terence Burke, Patrick Carroll,


Paul DeVincenzo and Thomas Ryan.
After a prayer at Our Ladys Garden to remember Emily Hutton and
Mary Haggerty, we walked over to
the party. Volunteers had transformed the gym into a lovely red,
white and blue party setting.
The athletes marched into the gym
led by a bagpiper. As they passed by,
all in attendance cheered. The microphone was handed to the athletes,
and each one made a heartfelt and
emotional remark as many thanked
their families, volunteer coaches and
fellow athletes. We had dinner, and
then THE DANCING BEGAN. This is
the usual favorite activity of our group.
Hard to believe, but the athletes
grew tired and the evening ended with the song Thats What
Friends Are For. The athletes sincerely thank all in the community
who have supported the program
over the last twenty years. The athletes also want to thank Christine
Parchment, Tim Henning and ReHard work paid off for Elgina Moerdyk for their efforts in jza, Sasha, Meital, JW, Nico
planning such a memorable event. Max, Keiran, Liam, Quinton,
(Reported by Rose Gurry)
Mickey, Brandon, Juan, Sean,

Wishing everyone

Merry Christmas,
Happy Chanukah,
and a Healthy New Year!
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Anna as they were all promoted at a recent ceremony


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