VOL. 4, NO.

7 - THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2017

COURTHOUSE CURVEBALL
Developer Had Other Plans

Community Board Kept In Dark
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COURTHOUSE CURVEBALL
HUSH-HUSH: DEVELOPER SOUGHT CHANGES
By Kevin Boyle lected the Harmony Group
in April 2013 to transform the
Maybe it’s time to call a mis- building into a state-of-the-art
trial on the courthouse deal. medical center. The City an-
Progress appears deadlocked nounced that it would transfer
and it appears evidence has the property for $50,000 with
been withheld from the jury the understanding the Harmo-
otherwise known as the Com- ny Group would invest some
munity Board. $10 million in a major over-
For those new to Rockaway, haul. A group of doctors were
there’s a building at Beach 90- to be the main leaseholders.
01 Beach Channel Drive, which Local elected officials hailed
seems like it’s part of the mov- the news.
ie Groundhog Day, in which a But nothing happened for al-
character is stuck in a time loop most two years. On March 6,
and lives through and repeats 2015 the property was final-
the same day, every day. In this ly transferred to the new in-
never-changing story, the main vestors. Just two months lat-
character is what is known as er, however, Uri Kaufman of
the old Rockaway Courthouse. Harmony emailed the EDC to
Still managing to be stately say, “The Doctors terminated
and iconic on the outside, the The inside of the courthouse (photo by Dan Guarino) the lease. It seems clear we
building is doing nothing other will not be doing this with the
than celebrating its 40th anni- struction boom and ferry boats walk shed. doctors. Of course, we have
versary as an unused, neglect- are full of interested and eager This was not supposed to be many other ways to get this
ed symbol of untapped poten- visitors, the courthouse is more the case when the New York project done, and that’s what
tial. of a blight than ever with its City Economic and Develop- I’d like to discuss with you.”
As Rockaway enjoys a con- unsightly scaffolding and side- ment Corporation (EDC) se- Continued on page 3

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DEVELOPER Two months later, in ear- tion on another medical center
CHANGED PLANS ly January 2016, EDC asked is well underway on Beach
Continued from Page 2 Kaufman in an email if he had 105th Street and Rockaway
made any progress on “con- Beach Boulevard.
In the weeks following, struction financing.” Later When Harmony struck a deal
emails (secured through that month, T.K. Franz, who with the City, it had construc-
a Freedom of Information had taken over for Eisenman tion deadlines to meet. It’s clear
Request by The Rockaway for EDC, emailed Kaufman such deadlines were never met.
Times) reveal that Kaufman stating, “I’m trying to buy We asked EDC why Kaufman
proposed the courthouse be as much time I can but we’ll Interior shows decades of decay retains control. We asked why
used for childcare and Uni- need a financing commit- (photo by Dan Guarino) not retake possession and put
versal pre-K. There was also ment soon. Any luck on the minimum of 10,000 square feet out a new Request for Propos-
language about having a med- leasing end?” is to be used for the provision als (especially since a medical
ical tenant “but no ambulato- Kaufman replies: “No of medical services. The pro- center is no longer needed and
ry surgery.” change on the leasing front. ject shall contain a minimum a daycare was rejected by the
The email exchanges indi- We have someone that's ex- of three operating rooms and Community Board).
cated there was no pushback pressed strong interest but we one procedure room. It is an- The EDC Public Affairs re-
from the City on the new di- won't have anything firm for ticipated there will be multiple sponse was hardly illuminat-
rection. David Eisenman of 60-90 days.” pre-operation and recovery ing: “We are working with the
the EDC told Kaufman that This exchange makes clear rooms, as well as laboratory, development team to acti-
once EDC reviewed and ap- that almost three years af- pharmacy facilities.” vate and revitalize this histor-
proved changes, Kaufman ter being awarded the court- Although Franz is just get- ic property. While one of the
would “have to go back to house, the developer did not ting up to speed, it is clear that original tenants left the project,
the Community Board and have tenants lined up. the medical center proposal – the team that was originally
present the updated project Days later, Franz becomes which was instrumental in get- awarded the development re-
before we could finalize any a bit more concerned. “Uri: I ting Harmony the property for mains intact. Also, the project
modifications of our deed can’t stall on your behalf an- just $50,000 – was no longer in involved a land sale, so the
covenants.” ymore. A meeting has been the works. property is currently privately
Which has never happened. called to discuss the status By March 2016 an email re- owned.
Community Board 14 has of your project today. As you vealed that a daycare, Harmo- “Regarding the use of the site,
never been fully informed or know according to the deed ny Kids, was one planned use. we remain committed to work-
updated on changes, accord- you are in violation of the 75 Harmony Kids, according to ing with local stakeholders and
ing to CB14 Chair Dolores Orr. percent leased covenant and fi- Kaufman, was a separate entity seeing the former courthouse
In fact, Orr said on Tuesday, nancing covenant. I really hope from the Harmony Group that brought back to life in a way
that the Community Board your bank can come through originally secured the proper- that will serve the Rockaway
is on record opposing child- for you.” ty. In a later email, Kaufman community.”
care or school as a use for the Kaufman asks if EDC will ap- identified himself as a 99 per- The "privately owned" aspect
building. prove a daycare to be run in the cent owner in Harmony Kids. seemed a bit curious. We asked
At one point, the EDC basement. In addition to Harmony Kids, the EDC: “They got a building
seemed concerned about the Franz replies: “I can’t go to Kaufman was seeking other for $50,000 simply because
Community Board. In Octo- the Board asking for the school tenants and identified a com- they promised to put millions
ber 2015 Eisenman emailed in the basement approval pany called Rockaway Fast into it. And if they fail to do
Kaufman: “We received from while you’re in violation of the Health & Rad as a potential so?”
an inquiry from CB14 about financing covenant.” tenant. The EDC spokesperson said,
the status of the project. As we Kaufman replies that he In June of last year, The “The deed also requires the
have discussed, please check has a financing option with Rockaway Times asked Kauf- owner to comply with specif-
in with us before discussing terms that “aren’t great” and man if there was any news on ic construction milestones.
the child-care use publicly. is “rounding third base” with a the building. “No, but soon,” There are also safeguards that
We will get back to you this Department of Buildings per- was his reply. In September, would allow the City to take
week with proposed talking mit. The Rockaway Times inquired stronger action against the
points on the project status if Although this is almost nine again. Any news? “Unfortu- owner if deed provisions are
that is OK.” months after Kaufman first nately, no.” On Tuesday of this not met.”
The “proposed talking alerted EDC that the medical week, more than four years af- In a call right before press
points” never quite went pub- doctors were out and that an ter the City chose Harmony to time, an EDC official insisted
lic. In fact, a month later, in alternative use was suggested, transform the courthouse, we no modifications have been
November 2015, Kaufman Franz seems to be catching up. asked Kaufman if there was any made to the original plan or
told The Rockaway Times that In February 2016 Frantz asks news to report. He said in an deed and that Uri Kaufman
plans were before the Build- what the space will be used for email “Expecting something was still searching for poten-
ings Department and that he “under the new proposal.” very, very soon.” tial tenants and the courthouse
hoped to break ground in the He then quotes the original: Neither the EDC nor Harmo- was still set to be a medical
spring of 2016. He was con- “The Purchaser shall be re- ny ever made public the news center. And yes, EDC would
sulting with a general con- quired to rehabilitate, recon- that the courthouse might be alert Community Board 14 if
tractor and a “Space for Rent” struct and expand the existing used as anything other than a any modification were likely to
sign was installed on the Building and convert it into medical center. Of course, such get City approval.
building. At the time, Kauf- an ambulatory surgical center a use is hardly a community So what will happen? We'll
man did not indicate that the with a minimum of 28,000 need now. In the years since have to wait (as we usually do
plans were for anything other square feet of space used for the courthouse was awarded to when it comes to the court-
than a medical center. medical purposes, of which a the Harmony Group, construc- house).
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Development Boom: What’s Going Up?
By Katie McFadden many more developments are Sandy-damaged home already
in the works. at this property.
Construction fences, heavy In Arverne, Arverne by the Fires during Hurricane Sandy
machinery and scaffolding dot Sea (ABTS) has been develop- may have burnt down the area
the peninsula as many curious ing the area for more than a around Beach 114th and Rock-
passerby wonder, what’s going decade and they recently broke away Beach Boulevard, but it
on here? In the past few years, ground on another big piece will soon be revitalized with
a development boom has taken of the puzzle—The Tides. This the completion of another
place on the peninsula. From most recent development in new residential building. Lo-
hotels to medical offices to res- the Beach 60s will consist of cal resident Dino Tomassetti of
idential buildings, Rockaway 214 market-rate rental units of work is yet to be done. The Laquila group purchased the
continues to rise higher. within two mid-rise build- Rockaway Times reached out property in 2015. The build-
In the past few years, de- ings, plus commercial space to the owners “405 8 LLC” for ing in progress will contain 54
velopers have come to know and ground-level parking. The more information on what’s to residential units, with two re-
what residents have known for units will range from studios come and when, but did not tail units, and a medical and
much longer. Living in a little to three bedrooms, with luxu- receive a response by press community facility. According
paradise by the sea, with Man- ry apartments on upper levels. time. On the bayside of Rocka- to Laquila Group, this project
hattan just a bus, train, and The first building of this pro- way Beach, some construction should be done by November
now ferry ride away, is a pretty ject is expected to be complete fences at 87-06 Beach Channel of this year. Irene Tomassetti
sweet deal. Investors and de- by spring 2018. By the time the Drive, have been peaking cu- of Laquila says now is the per-
velopers have been taking a whole ABTS development is riosity, with such a prime bay- fect time to invest in Rockaway.
chance on Rockaway, resulting complete, it will be made up of side location being worked on. “We feel that Rockaway is really
in a residential building boom. 2,300 housing units. Rumors of new condos have being revitalized. It has a lot of
Last summer, a brick residen- In Rockaway Beach, anoth- been swirling around for the new things going on and it has
tial building at 93-06 Shore er residential building devel- 113 x 266 square foot lot owned become even more accessible
Front Parkway was completed opment is taking place. The by Bedford 169 Inc. However, because of the ferry. It’s really
and a city housing lottery for 29-unit, 40-foot building at when we reached out to Expert on the upswing and has a good
the apartments starting as low 142 Beach 96th Street was sup- Designers, the company work- future.”
as $690, closed by the end of posed to be completed by April ing on the project, we were told The beach block of Beach
the year, with thousands ap- 2016, but the apparent skele- that they’re simply clearing the
Continued on page 5
plying for just 63 spots. Now ton of the building shows a lot land and preparing to rebuild a
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DEVELOPMENT turn the upstairs portion of will include a surgery center
BOOM the building into a hotel, like for a wide variety of specialty
Continued from Page 4 it was in its heyday. The space surgeries, an on-site lab and
would allow for as many as 28 imagine center, private doc-
116th Street is getting a boost hotel rooms. The RT reached tors offering primary care and
with One Sixteen. The Marcal out to McMahon for the latest specialty services like ophthal-
Group is getting ready to break on this development, only to mology, gynecology, orthope-
ground on the first part of this find that the plan is on hold. dics, oncology, urology, pain
development, an 8-story build- “The hotel is on hold for now, management, physical thera-
ing with 90 condos and com- but we hope to have it up by the tel. Plans are still underway py, general surgery and more.
mercial space on the ground 100th anniversary of Rogers— for the Tubridy-owned Rock- According to Dr. Mark Gelwan,
floor. Mark Caller, principal of in 2019,” McMahon said. We away Beach Hotel coming to who spearheaded the project,
the Marcal Group expects to also inquired about some other Beach 108th and Rockaway the building will be complete
break ground on this building McMahon properties, includ- Beach Boulevard. The relo- by the end of the year and will
at the former Beach Club site ing the site of the old Bryan’s cation of the cell tower at the be in full operation by the first
by the end of the month. The Auto across from St. Camil- site has held up plans, but quarter of next year.
other projects as part of this lus. As for this, there are on- the family believes the issue Another construction pro-
development by the Marcal going negotiations to bring in will be resolved come fall. In ject that some may be curious
Group include a building of 60- a martial arts school at this the meantime, the Blvd Pro- about? The Harbor Light. The
70 affordable rental units for property, but McMahon’s ject and beer garden at the beloved Belle Harbor restau-
seniors on Beach 117th Street. longterm plans are to devel- site have been keeping fer- rant was destroyed by fire dur-
Two other residential build- op the site and bring in 30 ry crowds and locals enter- ing Hurricane Sandy. Signifi-
ings, one on the east side of condos. McMahon says Rock- tained for the summer. cant progress has been made
Beach 116th Street, and anoth- away is ideal for developers With the increase of visitors on the building, but the com-
er facing Beach 115th Street, because “it’s still the cheap- and residents over the years, pletion is still up in the air. The
won’t be developed for at least est place in the city to invest necessities like medical ser- completion date remains un-
another two years. and it’s a great community,” vices have become a concern. certain because an entity called
In addition to places to live, he said. “Now with the ferry, However, a new development the Board of Standards and
Rockaway will be getting some it’s even easier to get to the at Beach 105th Street and Rock- Appeals must first review and
new places to stay. In August city. It’s made a great impact away Beach Boulevard hopes rule on the building applica-
2015, Mike McMahon pur- on business and has been to address that. The 60,000 tion. Such a review is still some
chased the Rogers Pub build- fantastic for Rockaway.” Rog- square-foot, four-story Rock- months away. Here’s to hoping
ing and announced plans to ers won’t be the only new ho- away Medical Arts Complex it’s sooner than later.

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Could Offshore Winds Blow Your Energy Costs Away?
By Kami-Leigh Agard and a renewable source of ener- speeds reach six to nine miles off the coast of the Rockaway
gy for years to come. per hour, and cut off at about peninsula to provide clean, re-
Do you love windmills? Well "The Master Plan will pro- 45 miles an hour (or 20 meters newable energy to residents in
envision peering out to the pose the best possible sites for per second) to prevent equip- the city, Westchester County
horizon on the Atlantic Ocean offshore wind development ment damage. and Long Island. I look forward
and seeing massive 80-meter off New York’s coast, establish "Whatever your position on to working with NYSERDA to
tall, wind turbine steel towers guidelines for project develop- placement of wind farms, we obtain the lease, in the hope
dotting Rockaway’s shoreline, ers, and provide recommen- need to be having this conver- that this offshore wind farm
rhythmically spinning to pro- dations for the purchase of sation," said Assemblywom- will help to eliminate more
duce energy for your home or offshore wind energy to ensure an Stacey Pheffer Amato. "The than 540,000 pounds of carbon
business. the lowest cost. New York’s number-one contributor to cli- dioxide from the atmosphere
As unfathomable as this Clean Energy Standard man- mate change is energy produc- each year — the equivalent
may sound, it could soon be a dates that 50 percent of the tion, and I know that I speak of removing 120,000 vehicles
reality. State’s electricity come from for everyone on the peninsula from local streets."
On Monday, August 14, 6 renewable resources by 2030,” when I say that we know the So are you ready to offset
p.m., at Queens Public Li- said the NYSERDA spokesper- physical impact of too many your energy costs with offshore
brary - Peninsula branch, you son. non-renewable energy sources. winds? Find out how, and get
can learn more. New York State Instead of using electricity If they do station offshore farms, all your questions answered at
Energy and Research Develop- to make wind, like a fan, wind I'm sure we'll see some crop up the State's first information ses-
ment Authority (NYSERDA) is turbines use wind to make on the horizon — so for many sion, “Master Plan for Offshore
hosting the first of three open electricity. The wind turns the reasons, local residents should Wind,” at Peninsula Library,
houses to discuss Governor An- blades, which spin a shaft, go, get more information and be 92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
drew Cuomo’s pledge to gener- which connects to a generator part of the conversation about Note other sessions scheduled
ate 2.4 gigawatts of power from and makes electricity. Wind where we go from here.” are in Staten Island on August
offshore wind by 2030. Accord- turbines convert the kinetic Senator Joseph P. Addabbo is 15 and Coney Island on August
ing to NYSERDA, the Gover- energy in the wind into me- also going with the wind with 16.
nor’s “Master Plan” will provide chanical power. A typical mod- his support. ”I want to thank If you have any questions and
enough power for 1.25 million ern turbine generates usable Governor Cuomo for his con- for further information, visit:
homes, while also providing amounts of power over 90 per- tinued support of the Offshore https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/
thousands of new job opportu- cent of the time. It will start to Wind Project, which seeks to All-Programs/Programs/Off-
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Google Maps for Beach 227th another zone on the block,
Street because we don’t ***** you will be ticketed. And we’ve
think the Breezy Point Surf It’s only a matter of time, mentioned this before but it’s
Club has ever been known isn’t it? The World Dog Surf- worth another warning. You
as being on any street at all. ing Championship was held might get ticketed if you drive
We’re confident that nobody recently in Northern Califor- over the cobblestone at the end
in the history of humankind nia. Reports say the seas were of 116th instead of staying on
***** has ever said they’re going to not ruff and a doggone good the blacktop. We figure it’s a
Rockaway is hip, cool and Beach 227th Street. time was had by all. A pug ticket worth fighting. There are
all that. We’re happy about boat pulled up to watch the no street markings (white lines
the new status. But not so ***** action and one dog looked or arrows) and cobblestone
happy when outsiders get Last week we printed a let- at a human surfer with great streets exist in other parts of
stuff wrong. Old Navy is sell- ter from Cheryl Thompson leash envy. We’re thinking the city. Who’s to say the cob-
ing a Rockaway – 92nd Street who was annoyed that our Rockaway could be home to blestone isn’t part of the street
t-shirt with a wave graphic. item about rain barrel give- the east coast championship. here?
Cool. They even added a zip aways did not specify that Rockaway has the largest
code: 11691. We can’t decide barrels had to be reserved. dog park in Queens. We’ve *****
if it’s ignorance or a big typo. Well, one of our generous certainly got the surfers. Co- Sal Albanese, running for
No matter how fast things readers, Ed Antonio, contact- wa-barka! Mayor again, has an advertise-
are changing in Rockaway we ed us to say he had an extra ***** ment on Politico.com. How
know Beach 92nd is still in and would happily offer it to Emergency responders, Much Do You Dislike Bill de
zip code 11693. Ms. Thompson. We put them including many lifeguards, Blasio? (Find out here). When
***** together, Ed made good on responded to reports of a you click through you go to a
Along the same lines, NY- his offer, and the story had a missing swimmer last Sun- DeBLAHmeter. You move your
Mag.com (New York Mag- happy ending. day afternoon. Fortunately, arrow to a level of dislike and
azine) published a very fa- ***** it was just a rumor and no life a suggested monetary dona-
vorable review of Rockaway Some readers have inquired saving was required. Still, tion to Sal’s campaign pops up.
but showed its DFD colors about the whereabouts of hats off to this great effort. Check it out at Sal2017.com
by breaking down the beach the Boyleing Points column. ***** *****
by street numbers. The guide In his most recent column a Drivers, here are a couple On Friday, August 4, a man
starts at Beach 3rd (you’re not couple of weeks back, Boyle of things to watch out for on reportedly fatally jumped from
getting on to a beach there) said he was sick of himself Beach 116th. If you pay the 7800 Shore Front Parkway.
and continues to Beach 227th and would return sometime meters using the ParkNYC Our thoughts and prayers are
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Far Rock Street Renamed
For Fallen Officer
and fellow NYPD officers, the shooter was sentenced to
gathered in Far Rockaway to life in prison.
pay their respects to Detec- Holder was a Guyanese
tive Holder, who was killed on immigrant and a third gen-
duty in an incident along the eration cop who called Far
FDR Drive in October 2015. Rockaway home. The newly
Holder was pursuing a sus- renamed street is across the
pect who had stolen a bicycle street from his family’s resi-
when he was shot in the head dence.
by the suspect. This past April, Photos from the NYPD.

Detective Randolph Holder ceremony was held to rename
will forever be remembered the corner of Briar Place and
in Far Rockaway, not only by Collier Avenue in Far Rock-
those who knew and loved away, Detective Randolph
him, but the entire commu- Holder Way.
nity. On Friday, August 4, a Last Friday, family, friends

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RESIDENTS DECRY tors. I just would like to see it be
CONDITIONS improved, especially in light of
Continued from Page 6 how the area is exploding com-
mercially.”
Group. Banks created the pe- RT reached out to Manny
tition just six days ago, and al- Malekan, owner of the Mala-
ready 247 people have signed it. chite Group, who refused to
In the petition, Dillon states: comment.
“The mall, in its current state, Both Edwin Williams, pres-
is dirty and unsafe, and lacks ident of Arverne By The Sea’s
quality stores. The parking (ABTS) Palmers Landing
lot needs to be repaved and Homeowners Association and
marked. The entryway on both John Cori, president of Rock-
ends has sharp metal gratings away Beach Civic Association
that are missing and gaping have actively reached out to
holes. Panhandlers and dollar $7K/monthly and up, and for other local leaders, including
vans loiter all day, deterring the money they are paying, CB 14 board members, and are
potential customers. The mall some are not feeling compen- moving towards a cohesive ef-
needs a complete facelift and sated with how the overall fort to get questions answered
security. The local residents property is maintained. and changes made.
and visitors have spent millions One worker said, “For the Williams said, “It is going to
in this dilapidated mall, and money being shelled out for take a united front from every-
now is the time for the owners rent here, we should be getting one to make the management
to give back and make this a re- more such as security, a facelift company fix this place. I also
spectable and safe place again.” for the storefronts, repaving of want to implore our local coun-
The Rockaway Times (RT) the parking lot and repainting plaza for food, medical necessi- cilmen, Donovan Richards and
visited with some store owners of the parking lines. Folks want ties, clothes and a lot more. We Eric Ulrich to come out and
and workers in the plaza, who to blame the dilapidation and all need this plaza — the folks help us. Our residents need and
for confidential reasons, did horrid conditions on the res- in Hammels, Dayton Towers, deserve some answers on what
not want to want their names idents who live in Hammels, other residents from east and can be done. All we desire is a
or places of business disclosed. the housing project across the west ends of the area who all clean and safe plaza for every-
According to one individual, street, but that is totally unfair. come here for their shopping one to shop, and also be proud
rents in the plaza start from They live here, and rely on this needs and of course, our visi- of when visitors come.”

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Final Film Showings for This Week in History
the Summer AUGUST 10
1977 - David Berkowitz was ar-
York City.
1961 - The border between East
By Katie McFadden 24, Star Wars: Rogue One will rested for the Son of Sam killings, and West Berlin was closed and
1993 - Ruth Bader Ginsburg was marked with a barbed wire fence.
play on Beach 125th Street. sworn in as the second female
Time is running out to check Some of the sponsors of these U.S. Supreme Court justice. AUGUST 14
out a movie under the stars. films include Caracas, Coast- Rugby Bob Johnson was born.
Over the first few weeks of al Frozen Yogurt, Healy’s Pub, AUGUST 11 Kelly Anaya was born.
summer, locals and visitors Jameson’s, Boardwalk Bagel, Shane Kulman was born.
Dan Byrne was born.
have been able to enjoy out- Arverne by the Sea and more. 1935 - The Social Security Act be-
door films on the beach, in The Parks Department has 1934 - The first inmates arrived came law.
parks, or at local establish- also been hosting outdoor at the federal prison on Alcatraz 2003 - The largest blackout in
ments. There are just a few films. On Sunday, August 13, Island in San Francisco Bay. North American history hit the
weeks left until Labor Day, but the film, Fences starring Den- 1956 - Abstract artist Jackson northeast.
Pollock died in an automobile
still plenty of films in the line- zel Washington will be shown accident. AUGUST 15
up. at Beach 59th Street Play- George Boggiano was born.
For the past few summers, ground at 8 p.m. On Sunday, AUGUST 12
the Rockaway Civic Associa- August 20, at the Beach 94th Eileen McDerby was born. 1939 - The Wizard of Oz pre-
tion has brought us Beach Flix. Street Performance Space, miered in Hollywood.
Each week, they show movies Rock ‘N’ Roll High School will 1972 - The last American combat 1969 - Woodstock Music and
troops left Vietnam. Art Fair opened at Max Yasgur's
at different locations along the be shown at 8 p.m. 2013 - Notorious Boston gangster dairy farm in Bethel, New York.
beach, with the help of various If you want to grab grub James (Whitey) Bulger was found
sponsors. Bring a beach chair while watching a movie, Com- guilty of 31 of the 32 charges he AUGUST 16
or towel and enjoy family films munity House hosts Monday faced including murder and drug Gerri-Lynn Morizzo was born.
right after sundown (around 8 Movie Night. Every Monday dealing.
James Johnson was born.
p.m.). Coming up, on Thurs- at 8 p.m., they show a fami- AUGUST 13 Louisa Louis was born.
day, August 10, Kong Skull Is- ly-friendly movie in the beer Michael McMahon was born.
land will be shown on Beach garden. Kids under 12 eat free Valerie Dare Was born 1829 - The original Siamese
121st Street. On Friday, Au- with the purchase of an entrée Angelica Katz was born. twins, Eng and Chang, arrived in
Rory Boyle was born. Boston.
gust 18, The Secret Life of Pets from an adult. The movies are 1977 - Elvis Presley died in
will be shown on Beach 73rd rain or shine, as they also have 1942 - Disney's Bambi opened Graceland from heart failure at
Street. On Thursday, August a covered patio. at Radio City Music Hall in New age 42.

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people down, sometimes 116th Street. While walking even want to know when it
people trying to go to work at to the subway or back from a will end, I would just like
night can’t because of people 14-hour-day in the city work- to know when it will start to
leaving the beach. Some peo- ing to support my family, I be cleaned up so I feel safe
ple come that don’t respect get accosted by numerous sending my wife or daughters
Rockaway. They come and lit- people begging for money to the store for milk without
ter and they do not know the while the police stand around being threatened by these
rules and they do stuff that on their cell phones tex- zombies.
is dangerous or not allowed. ting, ignoring this act. From Scott Boston
Sometimes people even steal. a woman asking for money
We are having a large prob- at the subway turnstile tell-
lem with bicycles being tak- ing everyone it’s her birth-
Kudos to
A Young en and they are even cutting day every day to the zombies

Perspective
the locks. They need to have
more police to try to stop
roaming the street all the way
to the beach reaching out to
Boardwalk Bagel
crime. I think they should my wife for cash. Why is this
Dear Editor: have more ferries at rush allowed? This is making our Dear Editor:
I am a 12-and-a-half-year- hour and at times when the community look like a virtual When my husband, Jim
old resident of Rockaway and most people are coming and living dead movie. There has and I decided to have a Tul-
I feel like the ferry was a very leaving the beach. Also in to be more than just me that ly Reunion Luncheon on
good addition to the Rock- the winter I think they don't sees this. When will it end? July 27, we asked friends
away community. The ferry need as many boats because I mean no disrespect to the for a great caterer. Everyone
has helped many Rockaway it will mostly be commuters. police, but come on guys, I named Boardwalk Bagel and
businesses. The people come Overall the ferry can be good watched a female panhandler Deli. We were delighted with
from the ferry and walk to the and bad for Rockaway. accost a child that obvious- the results. The appetizers,
beach or take the shuttle to Justin Aleman ly was on vacation with her salads and wraps were de-
different areas of Rockaway. parents getting screamed at licious and plentiful for our
Also the ferry has made com- Clean Up 116th to have them buy her a wa- 13 guests. Kudos to an out-
muting to and from work so termelon as the boys in blue standing caterer! P.S. Even
much easier. The ferry brings Dear Editor: stood by the bag check stand Vincent, who delivered our
people from the city and other I am writing because of ignoring the entire incident food, was on time and very
places to our neighborhood. the tremendous amount and having a conversation helpful!
Even though it brings more of panhandlers that roam about the Yankees. I don’t Mary Dever Kelly

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A Piece of History Lost
By Katie McFadden pecially children. Anytime other Rockaway artifacts,
a customer came in to the which he helped to put
Rockaway has lost a local shop with a child, he’d on display through the
icon. Constantine “Dean” bend down and ask them old Rockaway Museum,
Georges died peacefully what their favorite color which had a few homes
on Tuesday, August 1. He was before disappearing around the peninsula dur-
was 81. into the walk-in refriger- ing its existence. Georges
Born on June 26, 1936 ator and returning with a was also one of the first
to Ann and John Georg- flower for the young cus- volunteers at the 9/11 Mu-
es, Georges was a lifetime tomer. Then he’d take the seum, where he shared his
Rockaway resident who grown-up’s floral order. historic knowledge with
loved this peninsula. He Aside from spreading New Yorkers and visitors
was born in Rockaway happiness through flow- from around the world.
Beach Hospital and grew ers, Georges was involved Georges left an impact
up on Beach 98th Street. in the community in on many across the pen-
He attended P.S. 44, P.S. many other ways. He once insula, and as a brother,
43 and graduated from Far served as president of the father, cousin, friend and
Rockaway High School in Rockaway Rotary, and as grandfather, he was espe-
1954. Young Dean grew and joined the other fam- creating the perfect floral a talented drawer, he was cially loved by those who
up around the family busi- ily business, Georges Flo- arrangement for any oc- very active with the Rock- knew him best. Georges
nesses. He would sit at rist on Beach 116th Street. casion. He serviced the away Artists Alliance. is survived by his sister,
the counter and help his Many on the peninsu- residents of Rockaway Just as Dean became a Helen Georges; his chil-
parents at Georges Hot la came to know Georges through Georges Florist notable part of Rockaway’s dren, John, Jennifer, Rob-
Dog Stand. He spent some for helping them with any and also worked for Irene history throughout his life, ert and Chris Georges, and
time away from Rockaway special occasion, whether Hayes Wadley & Smythe he was also a guardian of his granddaughters, Ella
after studying horticulture it was a wedding, birthday, LeMoult, a florist in Rock- Rockaway’s history. From Grace, Edie Blake and Na-
at SUNY Farmingdale, holiday, funeral, prom or efeller Center. Whether in a young age, he was pas- talie Ann.
when he joined the U.S. just because. For more Rockaway or Rockefeller sionate about history, es- Visitation was held at
Army. However, upon re- than 40 years he helped Center, with a smile on his pecially on the peninsula. Denis O’Connor Funeral
turning to the peninsula, put smiles on the faces of face, Georges treated all of He had a vast collection Home on Wednesday, Au-
he jumped right back in his beloved customers by his customers as VIPs, es- of postcards, photos and gust 9.

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Wood Burning
By Artie Wallace there, draw your design on the
wood of your choosing with a #2
No matter if you’re making pencil. If you’re artistically chal-
ornaments, coasters, signs or a lenged like me, pick a design you
personalized gift, a wood burn- like or print what you like from
ing kit can cost between ($25 the computer. Use tracing pa-
and $35) (without specialty per to transfer the design to your
tips), and is a great way to add a wood. or clear stain/coat. and using each tip on different
personalized touch to most any How to tips: 4- Practice layering. Layering angles. One project can require
smaller wood project. Most wood burning kits will the fill area of your design can using one or as many as six tips.
Supplies: come with instructions, but here make the difference in how 7- Age recommendations.
Wood burning kits and sup- are a few tips that most won't in- your project comes out. Kits start with a recommend-
plies (including wood) can be clude: 5- Take your time. Wood ed age of 10+ years old. Wood
found online or at most craft 1- Always practice first on burning is a timely, detailed burning tools can be danger-
stores. Some of the best things to scrap wood. art. Rushing it will reflect the ous, I recommend adult super-
work with are sliced tree branch- 2- Always burn your outer de- final project. vision for anyone 14 years old or
es (for coasters), reclaimed signs first, before working on the 6- Experiment. Wood burn- younger.
wood (for signs) and project fill of the design. ing kits come with an assort- If there is a project you would
wood for other types of projects. 3- Use light colored, unstained ment of tips for a reason. Fa- like to see in The DIYer, email
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Boardwalk End Blossoms
By Kathy Holahan stepped up to the plate and gloves, garden tools and the
volunteered, including John lumber for the fencing and the
The Beach 126th Street McHale, Bobby Zimmer, Chris Graybeards helped build the
Beach Wall is blossoming Gotts, Anne Graves, Richard fencing around the garden.
thanks to The Shore Garden Holahan, John Holahan, Cyn- The success of the Beach
Club. On Saturday, July 15, the thia Holahan Hovanic, Joyce Garden Restoration Project
Garden Club installed a beach Holahan Malchow, Bob Mal- depends on the support, gen-
wall garden at the beach wall chow, Enrico Primarti, Ben- erosity, and manpower of our
at the end of the boardwalk as nett Malchow, Jenna Bergamo community. To help with this
part of the Rockaway Civic As- and Kerry Price. The RCA do- project, visit rockawaycivic.
sociation’s (RCA) Beach Block nated compost, mulch, garden com.
Garden Restoration Project,
which has been planting beach
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in Rockaway all summer.
The Parks Department has
given permission to the RCA
to plant and maintain these
gardens. The club volunteered president of Rockaway Civ-
to be the steward for Beach ic Association, Portia Dyren-
126th Street. Club member forth and Adriana Jacykewiz
and landscape architect, Alex from Parks Department, club's
Berkowitz, created a plan for President Kathy Holahan,
a seaside garden filled with Alex Berkowitz and all the
ecologically sensitive plants, members of the Shore Garden
which would survive in the Club for all their hard work.
sandy soil and severe heat. Other club members include
These plants will help control Kathy Holahan, Marge Mc-
sand erosion and provide cov- Carthy, Julie Fuchs, Cecilia
er for various birds. Punsal, and Linda Kelly. Sev-
Thanks goes to Noreen Ellis, eral community members also

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One On One
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Revisiting What Was And
Celebrating The Now
This month marks eight super hero. She can outwit, the
months since I founded the most eloquent of us. The say-
Rockaway Beach “Artistic” ing, "Quiet waters run deep,"
Families support group. The is true indeed. She may not
people I have met from all speak, but her thoughts and
parts of the peninsula since wisdom are deeper and wider
writing this column and than the Atlantic Ocean.
launching the support group So, here I am contemplating
are all just so inspiring and the next steps for my daugh-
beautiful. Also co-hosting ter and caregivers like me in
the Rock Out For Autism Rockaway. Come out to the
event at Rippers Concession next Rockaway Beach “Artis-
with Jammin’ Jon Kiebon this tic” Families support group
summer was just breathtak- next Thursday, August 17, 7
ing. Words can’t express my p.m. at Willderness Yard (99-
gratitude to this Rockaway 04 Rockaway Beach Blvd.,
community. I started this across from St. Camillus
column and group because Church). We will have a spe-

Call now
I felt there was nothing here cial presentation on ABA (Ap-
for caregivers locally to share plied Behavior Analysis) ther-
and learn together. apy with guest speaker, Laura
for your appointment Autism is daunting, but we
all have so many positive and
O'Connor Leonard, MS, BCBA,
LBA, who is the ABA Program
Walk ins Welcomed awe-inspiring anecdotes to
share about our loved ones
Director at Challenge Early In-
tervention. Are you curious if
on the spectrum. Yes, many ABA therapy is RIGHT for your
of us are tired, sometimes loved one with autism? Or why
bewildered, besieged with is it heralded as the BEST tech-
worries, but you know what? nique to boost positive change
I am proud of our team of in behavior and learning for
X-Men! children with autism and oth-
It’s time for us as caregiv- er developmental disorders?
ers to stand up, and accept If your loved one already re-
that we are warriors and ceives ABA, how can you
winners! And our wondrous re-enforce it at home? Even if
loved ones give us so much you doubt ABA's potential to
joy and hope, especially with help your loved with autism,
everything going on in to- at least hear the ins and outs
day’s society. They are truth- about this specialized therapy
ful, intelligent and inspiring. from a practitioner with over 20
Everyday, I look at my daugh- years in the field. Hope to see

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Spotted: Rock Tees On Glaciers!
We’re pretty sure it’s the first time someone chartered a hel-
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a Rockaway Times t-shirt. Nancy Gentile looks spectacular-
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FROM THE RBA: ARE YOU ON COMBRR?
Perhaps you were standing on Each day we get inundated with How do we encourage beachgo- well, but the lines have become
a jam-packed Broad Channel information about things we should ers to leave the beach and explore painfully long. I'm glad I found
platform this past Sunday morn- buy, articles we should read, and the wide variety of businesses on Combrr because the wait time
ing, along with hordes of other apps we should download— nowa- the peninsula? is significantly less than most of
excited beachgoers, awaiting days it seems like there’s an app for And then we discovered Com- the concession stands. When it's
the S train that would take you everything. So why does the Rock- brr. Instead of bringing the beach- high noon and the sun is beat-
to New York City’s favorite local away Business Alliance think that goers to the businesses, Com- ing down, the last thing I want to
paradise, otherwise known as Combrr is so great? brr brings the businesses to the do is walk across the hot sand in
Rockaway Beach. As many of you know, part of beachgoers, a (we think) brilliant search of food. Now that Combrr
As you stood in the sun, per- the RBA’s proposal for the Neigh- solution for an ongoing penin- is around, I can sit pretty while
haps chatting with a friend, you borhood Challenge Grant allo- sula-wide challenge that circum- lunch comes to me.”
may have been approached by a cates funding toward market- vents the task of asking apathetic And from the business perspec-
young man, who handed you a ing Combrr, an app that allows beachgoers to get off their bums tive, Yarden from Cuisine by Clau-
piece of paper. beachgoers to order delivery di- and trek out to the corridors. dette says, “Combrr helps us reach
“Excuse me,” he might have rectly to the beach. And Combrr isn’t just for food the beachgoers who wouldn’t
said. “I don’t mean to interrupt, One of our main goals as the delivery! You can order whatever normally come in our direction.”
I just wanted to pass along some RBA is to support Rockaway you need, from beach-towels to RBA member businesses avail-
information about a new beach businesses by helping them con- sunscreen. able on the Combrr app include:
delivery service in the Rockaways nect with potential customers. But don’t just let us tell you Cuisine by Claudette, Breezy’s
called Combrr.” As businesses in Rockaway are about Combrr! Here’s a loyal cus- BBQ, Goody’s, 101 Deli and Ca-
Now it’s possible that you car- well aware, summertime beach- tomer’s account: racas.
ried that flyer with you all the way goers are a massive (and quickly "I couldn't believe how quick Businesses-- interested in tak-
to the beach, where you plopped expanding!) market. In fact, it and easy Combrr was to use the ing advantage of Combrr? Find
yourself down in the sand and would be challenging for Rocka- first time. They found me fast more info at www.combrr.com
immediately downloaded the way businesses to be successful and in half the time it would Beachgoers! Just go to your app
Combrr app. without reaching this market. have taken to get food at the store and search “Combrr” to
But, more likely than not, that When the RBA was drafting its concessions. I'm a weekly user download the app!
flyer ended up crumpled at the proposal for the Neighborhood now,” says Combrr user Aman- This article was submitted
bottom of your beach bag, un- Challenge Grant, we spent a long da Gabriele. "Rockaway has be- by The Rockaway Business Al-
derneath a soggy towel, some time mulling over the challenge come significantly busier these liance. For more information,
smushed grapes and a 6-pack of of connectivity: how do we con- last two years. It's great because email: info@rockawaybusines-
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A City Walk
at one point in NYC his- before the seat of power Theater was originally
tory actually was a wa- moved uptown. Old St. the Astor mansion. And
ter-filled canal that emp- Patrick's is also the scene Cooper Union was the
tied into the Collect Pond of the famous baptism site of Abraham Lincoln’s
that people fished and segment in the original famous “Right makes
swam in. Having long ago Godfather movie and also Might” speech!
been filled in, I crossed has a role in the Godfa- Continuing up Third
Canal easily and head- ther III sequel. But prob- Avenue and East 10th
ed into Little Italy, that ably more interesting is Street, you hit Grace Epis-
enclave home of Italian the 1836 riots that took copal Church. A beauti-
By Lou Pastina tory goes back to the ear- immigrants crammed in place there between the ful piece of architecture!
liest colonial times with just like the Chinese were. “No-Nothing” Nativists Finally crossing over to
When I asked my friend Columbus Park being the And to my luck the street who attacked the Cathe- the east side and walking
what he would like to do site of the infamous Five was closed off so I had free dral and the Catholics down across Park Ave-
for his recent birthday he Points. Many of the build- range walking uptown. To for being, well, Catholic! nue to Irving Place and
quickly responded with ings go back to the 18th my surprise, Little Italy Thankfully cooler heads heading north, you find
“Peking Duck!” I said, and 19th centuries. But the seemed to have expanded prevailed and the church yourself walking up to the
"Peking Duck?" Yes, he important thing to know is reversing a multi-decade survives surrounded by a only private park in all of
said, 28 Mott Street. And that the Peking Duck is ex- decline. Vibrant, alive, full peaceful cemetery. Manhattan: Gramercy
so, we went to the heart of cellent!! And with the meal of cheerful visitors and ge- Crossing Houston Park. In order to get into
Chinatown on Mott Street you get duck soup, which lato, the streets were elec- Street and going just a bit this park, you have to live
just around the corner Groucho would love. And tric in the late afternoon west to Lafayette Street, I in one of the cooperatives
from the “bloody angle” the dumplings are excel- sun-bathed paths. walked toward the Public surrounding the park,
on Doyers Street. What’s lent, too. Moving through Little Theater just south of St. and then they give you a
that? You don’t know After a meal like that, Italy toward the north- Mark’s place and Coop- key! How cool is that. New
about the “bloody angle?” my friend decided to go ern section now known er Union. While most of York is filled with histo-
It was the sight of many home and rest. I, however, as NoLita, I came to Old this area is being eaten ry and beauty, and as the
Tong or gang wars in the decided to walk, so I head- St. Patrick’s Cathedral, up by NYU and their ev- weather cools off, get out
early 20th century. Now a ed uptown on Mulberry the refuge of early Irish er-growing sprawl, the and take a walk, it’s good
peaceful haven of restau- Street through Chinatown immigrants built in 1809, area itself is home to some for the soul and your
rants and shops, its his- across Canal Street, which and NYC’s first cathedral very rich history, too. The health!

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ufacturers) of knee and hip im- additional and unnecessary in-

Ask the plants were available on Ortho-
pedic Network News (ONW:
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surance payments.
The study did have some lim-
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DOC
com), which is the largest public- from a private insurance com-
ly available implant registry. ASPs pany and may not be nationally
were based on pricing informa- representative plus patients over
tion submitted by more than 160 65 were excluded, although in
By Peter Galvin, MD hospitals per year covering more 2014 almost half of those who
than 375,000 cases between 2011 underwent TKA or THA were 65
and 2015. They then compared or younger. In this study, the in-
Cost Vs. Payments the ASPs of implants to insurance
payments for implants.
surance payer paid the facility on
average twice the actual cost of
Total knee arthroplasty (re- eye-opening, to say the least. The study population included the device. It showed that insur-
placement) (TKA) and total hip The study was retrospective and over 40,000 patients with TKAs ance companies pay for implants
arthroplasty (THA) are very com- used data from a large, nation- and 23,500 patients with THAs. without knowing the brand or
mon procedures and the med- wide private health insurance For TKAs the ASP based on ONN model, and manufacturers do
ical costs associated with them plan. They looked at 45 million was $5,023 and the mean insur- not make the costs of their devic-
rank first and eighth in the U.S. individuals with medical claims ance payment was $10,604. For es available to the public. Making
respectively. The cost of the im- between 2011 and 2015. The pa- THAs the ASP was $5,619 and the this information available would
planted device is usually the larg- tients that were included in the mean insurance payment was allow insurance companies, hos-
est expense associated with these study were all younger than 65, $11,751. Based on the differences pitals, and manufacturers to ne-
procedures. It has been alleged were admitted to hospitals, and between ASP and mean insur- gotiate prices and lower the cost
that health insurance companies had at least one claim for TKA ance payment, it was estimated of implants. To me, especially in
pay without knowledge of the ac- or THA and at least one implant that the cumulative difference in this age of scrutiny of health in-
tual cost and model of the device. payment. Payment for implants payment, or overpayment if you surance costs and coverage, this
Recently a study done at Boston’s is the total paid by payers to sur- will, was $225.3 million for TKA would make an awful lot of sense.
Children’s Hospital was pub- gical centers including co-pays, and $199.7 million for THA. In For more information go to www.
lished. The purpose of the study deductibles, and coinsurance. other words, the total amount the ecri.org/components/PriceGuide/
was to look at the costs of the de- Although implant prices vary by insurance companies paid was or http://hcupnet.ahrq.gov/
vices and compare them to the brand and model, the average twice as high as the average sell- Please direct questions and
amount of insurance payments. selling prices (ASPs — amount ing price of the device resulting in comments to editor@rockaway-
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     Rentals           Condos and Co-Ops     
142nd: Summer rental, 4BR, 3BA home with open floor plan and out door space (AD) . . .$28,000 96th: 2BR, 2BA condo sold furnished with panoramic ocean views (NC). . . . . . . . . . . .$599,000
135th: Summer rental, 2BR lrg 2nd flr apt with large deck and weekend parking (NC) . . .$11,000 101st: Penthouse 3BD, 2BA condo with storage and parking spot (MC) . . . . . . . . . . . .$519,000
135th: Summer rental 3BR, 2BA with outdoor space and parking (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,500 100th: 2BR, 2BA corner condo unit with parking spot and outdoor shower (MC). . . . . .$489,000
99th: Brand new 3BR, 2BA condo with HW floors, outdoor space, gated parking (NC) . .$439,000
140th: Beach block 2BR, 2.5 BA house rental with finished basement and garage (LJ) . . . .$4,300
121st: 2BR, 1BA ocean facing co-op with terrace and HW floors (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$399,000
141st: 3BR two story home with parking (BF)
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,000 99th: Brand new 2BR, 2BA with outdoor space, gated parking and HW floors (NC) . . . .$389,000
91st: 3BR, 2BA apt with terrace, open floor plan, garage and driveway (NC) . . . . . . . . . . .$2,600
R EN T ED 91st: Spacious 1BR, 1BA condo in oceanfront elevator building (MC). . . . . . . . . . . . . .$319,000
100th: Beach front 2BD, 2.5BA apt with HW floors, finished basement and W/D (JD) . . . . .$2,400 121st: Top floor 1BD, 1BD co-op with panoramic ocean views (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$299,000
123rd: 3BR, 2BA home with garage, basement and
R EN T ED storage (MC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,400 80th: Large 2BR, 1BA condo with low maintenance, great layout (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . .$269,000
118th: Duplex 3BR, 2BA home with parkingR EN
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118th: Studio co-op in oceanfront building, HW floors and ocean views (MC). . . . . . . .$150,000

ABTS: Beach front 2BR, 2BA apt with W/D, CAC porch, deck and parking (BF) . . . . . . . . . .$2,400      Land For Sale     
98th: Beach block 3BR, 2BA renovated apt with
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EDappliances (JD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,300 87th: Build your Rockaway Beach dream home on 38x110 lot (MC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$350,000
80th: 3BR, 1BA condo rental in complex with laundry room, gated parking (NC) . . . . . . . .$2,100 Edgemere: 5946 square foot lot with waterfront access, zoned C3 (MC) . . . . . . . . . . .$329,000
97th: 3BR, 1BA third floor walk up apt with RHW Arverne: 6,000 Square feet of commercial land (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$325,000
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Arverne: Vacant bay front lot, 75x100 zoned R4-1 (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$265,000
86th: Spacious 3BD, 2BA third floor walk up apt with HW floors (MC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,000
72nd: 40x100 parcel zoned R4A , combine with adjacent lot (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$225,000
113th: Large 2BD, 1BA apt with HW floors, SS appliances and terrace (MC). . . . . . . . . . . .$1,900 72nd: 40x100 parcel zoned R4A, developers opportunity (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$225,000
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73rd: 1BD, 1BA modern and updated bungalow rental with skylights (NC). . . . . . . . . . . .$1,800 Arverne: 2,000 Square feet zoned C3, Marina/Yacht (NC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$120,000
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Marie Villanueva
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LOCAL POLS BAN TOGETHER
THE 100TH PRECINCT TO HELP BC RESIDENT
COMMUNITY COUNCIL Over the past few weeks, As- his home, but then they disap-
would like to thank all those who helped to make semblywoman Stacey Pheffer peared - supposedly at the direc-
Amato met with Broad Channel tion of the Build-It-Back - without
National Night Out 2017 a success! resident Frank Harnisher, whose repairing the damage. I'm glad
story has been covered in local our office got the call, and that we
media because the NYC Depart- were able to bring the DDC and
ment of Design and Construction the Contractor back to the table.
(DDC) hired a contractor to help We've received assurances that
make his block more storm-re- his property will be next in line
silient, and the contractor sub- for appropriate repairs, which is
sequently left his property in a important, because Mr. Harnish-
state of disrepair. Senator Joseph er has been living with this dam-
P. Addabbo, Jr. and Councilmem- age for months,” Pheffer Amato
ber Eric Ulrich were also on hand said.
to weigh in on Harnisher’s behalf. "I appreciate everything the
A special thank you goes to Harnisher had given the contrac- Assemblywoman, the Senator
CALL-A-HEAD tor permission to store equip- and the Councilmember have
who donated all of the rides for the day! ment used in storm fortification done, and I'm glad to hopefully
on his property. The transporta- be getting this all behind me,"
A special thank you goes to the NYC Parks Department tion and use of the equipment said Harnisher. "This is the first
for their assistance throughout the day then damaged his pool, his fence time everyone has come together
and several other structures, and to make a plan. It shouldn't have
We appreciate all those who made donations actually decreased the length to take this much effort. Reason-
to support National Night Out 2017: of his house's own bulkheads, able people should be able to sit
increasing his susceptibility to down and work out these situa-
ADP USA Inc. storm surges. tions. But I appreciate everyone
All American Bagel & Barista II "Frank voluntarily opened who stepped in to actually start
Atlantic Services and Equipment his property to this contrac- to get it done, and I look forward
tor, and they not only damaged to seeing it actually completed."
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fore you know it, Fourth of July summer position helps me to
is here. The beginning of the slow down and take in nature
summer is busy: making plans around me. I focus in on the
for all sorts of activities, cele- worlds of insects, plants and
brations, reunions, get-togeth- birds, looking at details, not-
ers. That has all been done! ing behaviors or formations
Now is the time to rest. When I and patterns. Just for the ex-
first started dealing with Italy perience of it all. Doing that
for business and then visiting, allows my mind to quiet and
on holiday, I loved the fact that’s when I can take a look
that everything closed in Au- at my life, my family, friends,
gust! It is changing now, but and “see” things. Maybe come
one whole month was devoted to realizations, understand
to rest, relaxation and holiday. something, be more com-
I think it is so great to have passionate, whatever arises.
that embedded in a culture. Sometimes big changes need
At our yoga studio, the to happen and if we don’t give
pose of the month is “savasa- ourselves time to rest, stop

  
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GET FIT BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT p.m. ZUMBA UNDER THE STARS
Beach 59th Street Playground Thursday, August 17, 5 p.m. RIIS WALK UP AND PADDLE Beach 108th Hockey Rink
Back to school event with Dream MERMAIDS OF ROCKAWAY Riis Landing on the Bay
BEACH CLEANUP Join Lisa G for outdoor zumba
Team Leaders. Jump rope and dance Free kayaking for ages 6 and up. No
Beach 105th Street Caribbean Carnival style!
contests, giveaways and more. reservations required.
Join the mermaids and help keep the
Sunday, August 13, beach clean. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays, 7 p.m.
1 p.m. to 7 p.m. KARAOKE AT RIIS SUMMER CAMPFIRES
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BOOKSTORE 14 SCULPTORS: SUNSET PHO- Happy hour and karaoke with DJ Share songs and enjoy s’mores
Rockaway Brewing Company TOGRAPHY WITH JOHN GRILLO Nicky B. near the fire.

Beach
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treet Pheffer Amato Kicks
Off Back-To-School
Supply Drive
OPEN 4
Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun
DAYS/WEEK
This past Monday, August
7, Assemblywoman Stac-
cess. We are a generous,
tightly-knit community,
8am-6pm ey Pheffer Amato started a
two-month back-to-school
and have always come to-
gether to support each oth-
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200+ Vendoo Spaces!
p supply drive at her district er,” she said.
Both indoor and outdoor office located at 95-16 Rock- Supplies for students of
away Beach Boulevard. The all ages, K-12, will be ac-
drive will collect basic sup- cepted. Needed supplies in-
plies, such as backpacks, clude: Pens, pencils, rulers,
notebooks, pens and rulers pencil sharpeners, compo-
for students every weekday sition notebooks, erasers,
between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., loose-leaf paper, crayons,
until Friday, September 29. paper folders, backpacks,
Free parking VENDORS WELCOME Bicycle Racks Available "All children need basic magic markers, index cards,
supplies to succeed," Phef- dividers, paper clips, three-
Unlimited: Fresh Fruits & Veggies fer Amato said. "But having ring binders, post it notes,
• Housewares • Groceries • Clothing • Watches • been a paraprofessional for and anything else you iden-
Sunglasses • Toys • Food • Italian Ices • Antiques • years, everyone knows not tify that are needed for local
collectibles • gifts • sneakers • Closeout Items • every child gets equal ac- students.
Cell phone Accessories • Jewelry • Furniture cess. I'm doing this drive For further information on
because I know that the how you can donate and oth-
and So much more. Rockaway community will er general questions, contact
917-528-5554 step up to make sure all lo- Pheffer Amato’s office at 718-
350 Beach 80th Street FarRockawayFlea@gmail.com cal students have the basic 945-9550 or email: amatos@
Far Rockaway, NY 11693 www.FarRockawayFlea.com tools for educational suc- nyassembly.gov
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BUSINESS DIRECTORY LEGAL NOTICES

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS WANTED!! Notice of formation of 6528 ELLWELL TriGold Scholastic Services, LLC
AWNINGS Immediate Openinigs CRESCENT LLC. Articles of Organi-
zation filed with the Secretary of State
Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec. of
State (SSNY) on 06/28/2017. Office in
6/*0/4)01t$0.1&5*5*7&4"-"3:
SURFSIDE AWNING 1"*%)0-*%":4t1"*%7"$"5*0/ of New York SSNY on 05/25/2017. Of- Queens Co. SSNY designated agent
$0.1"/:1"*%3&5*3&.&/51-"/ fice located in Queens County. SSNY of LLC upon whom process may be
1"*%4*$,%":4t#0/64&4 has been designated for service of served. SSNY shall mail copy of pro-
CLEANING * INSTALLATION .&%*$"-$07&3"(& process. SSNY shall mail copy of any cess to 2358 35th Street Astoria, NY
GUM REMOVAL * BIRD PROOFING 11105. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.
$500.00 process served against the LLC to
1-800-964-7327 )*3*/(#0/64 6224 Ellwell Crescent, Rego Park, NY
MUST HAVE CDL CLASS A B OR C w/PS ENDORSEMENTS 11347. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. FLOCK, LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: of State of NY on 5/15/2017. Off. Loc.:
surfsideawning@gmail.com RIVLAB TRANS CORP Notice of formation of RSVP Auto Queens Co. SSNY designated as
62-02 Almeda Avenue, Arverne, NY 11692 Leasing LLC. Articles of Organiza- agent upon whom process against it
Surfsideawning.com  
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tion filed with the Secretary of State may be served. SSNY to mail copy of
of New York (SSNY) on 6/19/17. Of- process to Brian Cai, 69-34 261 st St,
fice located in Queens County. SSNY Glen Oaks, NY 11004. Purpose: Any
WOOD FLOORING & WOOD WORK is designated for service of process. lawful act or activity
SSNY shall mail copy of any process
B&D Painting, Inc. served against the LLC to: 1-50 50th Cafe at 6714 LLC, Arts of Org. filed with
• Experienced Wood
• Skim Coating Application Ave, Suite 1602 LIC, NY 11101. Pur- Sec. of State of NY (SSNY)6/22/2017.
Floor Installer
• Interior Painting pose: any lawful purpose. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent
• Polishing
• Plastering of Walls upon whom process against may be
• Refinishing
• Repair & Restoration of Silverline Production LLC Articles served & shall mail process to 67-14
Damaged Walls • Sanding Forest Ave., Ridgewood, NY 11385.
of Org. filed with NY Sec. of State
• Removal of Wall Paper • Repairing General Purpose.
(SSNY) on 03/24/2017. Office in
• Water Damage Queens Co. SSNY designated agent
Laszlo Davida CONTACT DAVID VERBA of LLC upon whom process may be JH Moves LLC Articles of Org. filed with
347-306-6961 verbadavid1123@gmail.com or 516-724-3671 served. SSNY shall mail copy of pro- NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 6/9/17.
cess to 3033 32nd Street, # 4H, As- Office located in Queens Co. SSNY
JOB OPENING Classifieds toria, NY 11102. Purpose: Any lawful
purpose.
designated agent of LLC upon who pro-
cessed may be served. SSNY shall mail
copies of process to: Elaine O’Brien, 34-
Local Adult Social Day Program
looking to hire part time Notice of formation of NADOLAND 24 82nd St Apt 3M, Jackson Heights NY,
recreation assistant for our CLASSES L.L.C. Arts of Org. filed with Secy. 11372. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.
morning program. Free DIYer classes. of State of New York (SSNY) on
03/13/2017. Office location: Queens Notice of Formation of Fitness Collec-
Must be a team player who is
Visit The County. The LLC designated the follow- tive LLC, Articles of Organization Filed
energetic and responsible to
DIYerbyArtieWallace.com ing as its registered agent upon whom with the Secretary of State of New York
assist seniors in social activities. (SSNY) on 06/30/17. Office location:
process against it may be served in the
$14/hour 8:30am-1:00pm. Queens, NY. SSNY designated as agent
FOR SALE State of New York: LEGALINC CORPO-
Please email resume to: RATE SERVICES LLC at 1967 Wehrle of LLC upon whom process against it
RGALLER@OCEANFRONTSDC.COM 2009 Ford Fusion, 87K miles. DR. STE 1 #086, Buffalo, NY 14221. may be served. SSNY shall mail process
Purpose: any lawful purpose. to Fitness Collective LLC 9841 Queens
New brakes, tires & recent Blvd Apt 6G Rego Park, New York 11374.
‫ދދ‬The mystery of tune up. $3500 110 16 LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Purpose: any lawful purpose.
917-435-9732 Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on
love is greater 7/11/17. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig Notice of Formation RH & FL LLC, Art. of
as agent upon whom process against Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on
than the mystery DRIVERS WANTED may be served & shall mail process 5/31/2017. Office location: Queens Coun-
of death.‫ތތ‬ Belle Rock
110-12 Liberty Ave., Richmond Hill,
NY 11419. General Purpose.
ty. SSNY Designated as agent of LLC
upon whom process against it may be
Oscar Wilde Call: 718-945-5555 or served. SSNY shall mail copy of process
Notice of Formation of FLOUR BAK- to: The LLC, 35-09 Leavitt St, Flushing, NY
718-634-8282 ING LLC. Articles of Organization 11354. Purpose: any lawful activity.
filed with the Secretary of State of
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY New York (SSNY) on 06/27/2017. The Offices of Regis A. Gallet LLC,
Pursuant to the lien granted by N.Y. Lien Law § 182, Metro Storage, LLC, as managing agent for Lessor, will sell by public Office location: Queens County.
auction (or otherwise dispose) personal property (in its entirety) belonging to the tenants listed below to the highest bidder SSNY designated as agent of LLC Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of
to satisfy the lien of the Lessor for rental and other charges due. The said property has been stored and is located at the
upon whom process against it may NY (SSNY) on 7/26/17. Cty: Queens
respective address below. Units up for auction will be listed for public bidding on-line at www.Storagestuff.bid beginning
five days prior to the scheduled auction date and time. The terms of the sale will be cash only. A 10% buyer’s premium be served. SSNY shall mail a copy SSNY desig as agent upon whom
will be charged per unit. All sales are final. Metro Self Storage, LLC reserves the right to withdraw any or all units, partial of process to Flour Baking LLC, process against may be served &
or entire, from the sale at any time before the sale or to refuse any bids. The property to be sold is described as “general
household items” unless otherwise noted. All contents must be removed completely from the property within 48 hours or
Attention Ira Lampert, 18-25 127th shall mail process 118-21 Queens
sooner or are deemed abandoned by bidder/buyer. Sale rules and regulations are available at the time of sale. Street, College Point, New York Blvd., Ste. 616, Forest Hills, NY
11754. Purpose: any lawful purpose. 11375. General Purpose.
Metro Self Storage Occupant Name Unit # Property Description
2727 Knapp Street
1. Barno Yusupova 2034 clothing, commercial items K & H 166th STREET LLC. Arts. of Org. HARISH PROPERTIES LLC Articles
Brooklyn, NY 11235
filed with the SSNY on 07/06/17. Office: of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY)
(718) 769-9000 household items, books,
2. Ozer David 3023
commercial items
Queens County. SSNY designated as 5/17/17. Office in Queens Co. SSNY
Bidding will close
agent of the LLC upon whom process design. Agent of LLC upon whom pro-
on the website
against it may be served. SSNY shall cess may be served. SSNY shall mail
www.Storagestuff.bid mail copy of process to the LLC, 144-29 copy of process to The LLC 71-38
166th Street, Jamaica, NY 11434. Pur- 165th ST Fresh Meadows, NY 11365.
on 8/25/17 at 1:00pm. pose: Any lawful purpose. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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Using a kitchen scissor, cut
each biscuit into four pieces. Facts You Probably
Roll each biscuit piece in flour
(this prevents them from stick-
ing together) and drop into
Don’t Need
Slow Cooker Chicken slow cooker. Police dogs were first used helmets during games. An-
Thighs and Dumplings Remove chicken from slow in 1907 in NYC. They were yone drafted prior to that,
cooker and shred. Return called Patrol Squad 1. signed liability waivers.
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Replace lid and cook on low Pringles was sued when last player to skate without
Comfort food in summer … for another 30-40 minutes, or they tried to get out of pay- a helmet upon his retire-
Looking for EASY! This also until dough is fully cooked. ing taxes by claiming they ment in 1997.
tastes like chicken pot pie! ** You can always substitute weren't a potato chip. They
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½ large onion, sliced thin liters of their beer is wasted
2 cans cream of chicken soup Nevada, Alabama, Alaska,
in the beards of Englishmen
1 cup water Hawaii, Mississippi, and
every year.
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Pillsbury Grands Jr. Biscuits The fear of an empty glass of lottery tickets.
Flour is a real phobia, known as
Directions: cenosillicaphobia. The Chicago River flows
Spray slow cooker with oil. backward.
Combine all ingredients ex- Prior to the 1927-1928 sea-
cept biscuits and flour in the son, forward passes were In 1851, the zipper was in-
oiled cooker and fill with not allowed in hockey. vented in Chicago by Whit-
enough water to cover (should comb L. Judson.
take one cup). In 1979, the NHL passed a
Cover and cook for five hours rule that the incoming draft Facts by Sean McVeigh,
on low. class had to wear protective Factologist

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By Kami-Leigh Agard 377 Beach 92nd St. Sunday, August 13 Just one warning. If you plan on
Saturday, August 12 2 p.m. stepping up to the mic, get there
Here comes the Rockaway 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Make a beeline to Bungalow Bar, early so you can sign up for the
Groan, (succinctly coined by Come ready to sing, dance and and while enjoying the scenic bay, lineup because it gets packed!
Rockaway Times Publisher, play to the frenzied latin tropical great food and fabulous cocktails, But fear not, sip on Connollys’
Kevin Boyle)! With an eclectic music of Parranda Vallenata. Find be prepared to get goose bumps world-famous piña coladas as you
lineup of live music, theater, arts out why they are dubbed as “La as musician and epic songster, Sal vibe to great live music!
— all against a backdrop of our mejor experiencia” of Puerto Ri- The Singer serenades you with his 155 Beach 95th St.
beautiful boardwalk, ocean and can music that will have you on arousing voice. As all your senses
bay front, why leave Rockaway in your feet dancing and sweating! literally sizzle, stay and release it Thursdays
the summertime! With our August Low Tide Bar, Beach 97th Con- all with live DJ music. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
days winding down, this is the cession 377 Beach 92nd St. Rockaway Brewing Company’s
place to be! Open Mic Night features an eclec-
Saturday, August 12 Sunday, August 13 tic array of musicians and vocalists
LIVE MUSIC: 7:30 p.m. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. who take the stage to share their
Friday, August 11 Mardi Gras will be here before Can’t get enough of the Surf live music. Of course, guitarist
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. you know it. Start the party early Club’s Captain’s Gig? Head back extraordinaire, Jammin' Jon, and
Big band, Big Squid brings the with the Mardi Gras Band and the to catch the Cabaret Trio. Irish crooner, John Baxter are lo-
boardwalk down again with their Breezy Point Surf Club’s Captain’s 1 Beach 227th Street, Breezy cal favorites, but don’t be afraid to
‘squidalicious’ acoustic blues, Gig. Make sure to stop at the Surf Point. take the mike and share your mu-
rock and jazz music. Not an Club booth for a parking voucher. sical talents! 415 Beach 72nd St.
evening to resist, much less The $10 voucher gets you a drink Sunday, August 13
miss their enthralling perfor- inside. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. OTHER ART NEWS
mance! 1 Beach 227th Street, Breezy The BEasy Band will easily have RAA offers a wide variety of art
Caracas, Beach 106th Con- Point you grooving to their soul-reach- classes, including Oils & Acrylics
cession ing jazz music. Their lineup of Painting and Screen Printing. To
Saturday, August 12 “Psychedelic Meditations” will receive weekly updates on series
Friday, August 11 9 p.m. transport you to another time and of classes and one-time work-
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Rogers may be Rockaway’s old- space, where all that mattered was shops, email: j.dalid@raanyc.org.
Set sail with seafaring acous- est pub serving pints since 1919, you, the musicians aand pure po- Vaudeville By the Sea (VBS)
tic gypsy soul band, Stell & but tonight take a dip into the foun- etic music. Also don’t be surprised kicks off in August! Inspired by the
Snuggs. From instrumental tain of youth as Keegan and Soogs if you get another taste of groova- amazing talent exhibited at Rock-
Brazilian street music (choro), brings the house down, playing liciousness with big band, Big away Brewery Company’s open
Colombian cumbia, cajun, ret- their eclectic blend of American Squid. mic night, Echantress Shane Kul-
ro-pop, and their own original classics. This will be a night that will Low Tide Bar, Beach 97th Con- man invites folks to join in! VBS
music, Stell & Snuggs beckons have you on your feet! cession is auditioning for actors and the
you to a musical sailing ad- 203 Beach 116th St. house band. To schedule your
venture, where you definitely Sunday, August 13 audition, email: love@enchant-
won’t want to jump ship. Saturday, August 12 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. edembodiment.com. The show
Low Tide Bar, Beach 97th 9 p.m. Grab some grub and catch the will be at the end of August!
Concession You won’t want to miss this outstanding views while Girls On
18-piece ska band take over the Tap rocks out at the Bayhouse. Theater in Rockaway (Yes, Rock-
Friday, August 11 deck of Thai Rock. The NYC Ska 500 Bayside Dr, Breezy Point away has its own theater compa-
9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Orchestra will be playing jazz ny!)
Umas gets jazzy with breathy and blues, and of course ska, rock Saturday, August 19 Tickets for Rockaway Theatre
tunes from Tim Otto & The Free steady and reggae. Note there’s a 4p.m. to 8 p.m. Company’s grand production of
Ride Trio. This rather genius $10 cover to pay the band mem- Head to Fort Tilden for mem- The Elephant Man are now up for
ensemble with Tim Otto on bers. orable music revue featuring in- sale. Tickets sell quickly, so seize
tenor sax, the incomparable 375 Beach 92nd Street ternationally renowned artists the chance to get your hands on
Simon Chardiet on bass and including the immensely popular some! The Elephant Man will be
Mike Severino on drums will Sunday, August 13 Irish singer-songwriter Niall Con- showing September 15, 16, 17, 21,
have you bobbin’ your head 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. nolly and other esteemed musi- 22, 23, 24. See why NYC theater
and tappin' your feet as they Get ready for an amazing cians at the Rockaway Artists Alli- critics are declaring this theatri-
dish out their soulful acoustics. jam session with Rockaway’s ance’s sTudio 7 Gallery. cal production a must-see for all.
92-07 Rockaway Beach Blvd. legendary bass player Simon Fort Tilden, Breezy Point Visit:www.rockawaytheatrecom-
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Friday, August 11 songster, Victor "Vic" Ruggie- Tuesdays
5 p.m. ro, known for this raw Bronx- 8 p.m. to Midnight Got info on live music and art ex-
Head down to Bungalow Bar, tinged vocals. Who knows what ConnollysStock ever-popu- hibitions coming up in Rockaway
where Rockaway’s own Win- they will serve up between their lar Open Mic Night! Rockaway’s and Broad Channel? Send it to-
ston McBoogie rocks your af- diverse collaboration featuring long-standing seasonal Irish dive kami@rockawaytimes.com with the
ternoon with the best of the blues, rockabilly, punk, bebop, pub, Connollys, is fertile ground subject line: “Rockaway Music and
Beatles, The Who, U2, Elvis, reggae, blues, ska and rocksteady. for an eclectic assortment of sea- Art!!!” Please include band/musician
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl This is one you definitely don’t soned and green local musicians, name, performance or exhibition ti-
Jam, Foo Fighters, Motown want to miss! and vocalists looking to test out tle, location, date and time. Looking
classics and much more! Riis Park Beach Bazaar new material to a cheering crowd. forward to hearing from you!
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Local Youth Get Waves of Joy Through Surfing
By Kami-Leigh Agard could be doing a million oth-
er things at this time, and he
Every morning for the last definitely could be charging a
two months, a group of lo- lot of ‘dough’ for this like the
cal children eagerly rise and other local surf instructors.
shine, gulp down their break- But no, he is out there in the
fast, and in feverish excite- water with them, freely giving
ment, make a beeline for his time every day, providing
Beach 123rd Street. that the weather conditions
The lure? Free surfing in- are safe and suitable for the
struction from 8 a.m. to 10:30 children,” said Gabourel’s dad.
a.m. with their beloved in- As for Adanya, already ath-
structor, “Mr. Louis.” letic in build with a radiant
Louis Harris, founder of the smile, surfing is her passion.
Black Surfing Association-East “After the first time I went out
Coast, meets with this eager surfing, I was hooked. Though
flock of children hailing from I have been surfing only two
all over the peninsula, all months, my parents saw my
thrilled at the opportunity to passion, and bought me a
get back on a board and learn board and wetsuit. This is
to surf. what I really want to do. When
According to 10-year-old I am in the ocean, I feel like I
Adanya Gabourel’s dad, surf- am in paradise. When I catch
ing has become an addiction a wave, I feel like I won and
for his daughter. “I cancelled Without my prompting, she all the time. It’s all she talks accomplished something. My
three family trips that I al- wakes up at 6 a.m., excited to about. first time out in the water, I was
ready paid for this summer go surf. We live in Bayswater, “It’s amazing what Mr. Lou- scared, but Mr. Louis boosted
because Adanya did not want and make the trek up to Beach is does. No money involved, my confidence, and he made
to miss surfing with Mr. Lou- 123rd every morning with her he’s here every morning just me want to keep going out and
is. For these kids, surfing has board in tow. Adanya wants to to teach and share his love
become a healthy addiction. be on a surfboard in the water for surfing with children. He Continued on page 46

The Graybeards
Would like to thank the following
for this year’s 15th Annual
Family Fun Run In memory of Eileen M. Lavin
‘ALWAYS RUN WITH YOUR HEART’
Sponsors
Footlocker • The Wave • The Grayriders • Jameson’s
Benefactors
Belle Harbor Steakhouse * Bungalow Bar *Claudette's*
Connolly’s * Community House * Flynn & Flynn * Pico *
Epstein’s Beach * Plum Tomatoes * Thai Rock * Uma’s *
The Wharf * Plymouth Burgers-Richie Singh* WPE Catering-Billy and Mike Egan
Special Thanks
Special Thanks to NYPD Officers Maurice Moore and Daniel Smyth; DSNY-Kevin Bagley, JoJo O’Grady;
NYC Parks-Portia Dyrenforth; NYC Councilman Eric Ulrich and NYS Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer
Amato. BCAC-Jon Walters Fr. Sweeney, Fr. Cunningham and the St. Francis de Sales Rectory Staff;
Gearth, Wind & Fireman for the great music Rockapulco Running and Boardwalk Timing: John
Edwards, Tommy Murphy, Ralph Yozzo, Felix Gilroy and Allison Bagley
Jackie Cashen-Big Dog Imprints; Creative Advertising; Kids Time
Our fellow Graybeards-especially Jean Condon, all our volunteers, and all our participants for another
great event

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117 Shack of Fools Win
Lifeguard World Series
buckled down and got the to end the top of the fourth.
outs the team needed. “These First baseman Dylan Carey
kids don’t know how to close also played a solid game de-
a game. Their entire gener- fensively, and drove in several
ation is weak-minded,” he runs at the plate.
ranted as he walked off the The team had help from
mound frustrated despite DH Barberides, who earned
winning it all. his first RBI in the fifth in-
I met up with Bobby But- ning. Romeo caught a great
ler, who went 8 for 8 with six game but struggled getting
runs in the postseason. Af- out of the box, going zero
ter getting him to put down for four. The team almost
his trombone, he expressed lost it all when Broad Chan-
his joy for the shack. Emma nel outfielder CJ, dropped
Meade played a solid sea- what would have been the
son in the outfield and at the game-winning out on a rou-
plate with her patented line- tine fly. Luckily for him, the
drives up the middle. Despite team won, saving him from
the absence of the rising surf an eight-hour tour.
diva Thomas Tyne, the team The team plans to enjoy its
played a solid infield. The second trophy in three years
season also had the debut with a free shack dinner at
of rookie second baseman, Buckley’s. “Getting my folks
“Buckley Horn,” who happens to treat us to a solid shack
to be the younger brother of dinner is the least I can do for
the team’s captain. He made the infamous Shack of Fools,”
an incredible backhanded flip a beaming Buckley declared.

By Bert Sanders the postseason. 117 slugger
Zumba Under The Stars
117 Shack edged out 135 in
a thrilling lifeguard softball
Ryan “Doughboy” Dougherty
missed several key games while
partying with his Marine Park
Heats Up With Carnival
championship by a score of bros at his Jersey Shore rental. By Kami-Leigh Agard
8-7. The two lifeguard shacks Captain Buckley knew some-
met in the championship for thing had to be done to salvage This Thursday, August 10 at 7
the third consecutive year, in the season for the chief. It all p.m., Zumba Under The Stars at
a game that was initially called turned around when Buckley, the hockey rink on Beach 108th,
off due to weather. The reign- and senior lifeguard Bobby hosted by zumba queen, Lisa
ing champs from 135 put up six Butler visited Lisa at JKS Print- G. gets even hotter, as folks rev
runs in the final inning but fell ing. The team ordered stylish up for Rockaway’s first annual
short as all-star shortstop Jack powdered blue jerseys and Caribbean Carnival. This Car-
Hurley caught an infield fly to never looked back. nival-themed zumba party will
seal the deal. While the team went unde- feature wild, frenetic live soca ending at Beach 17th amphi-
Both teams couldn’t help but feated after purchasing the music with USA Soca Monarch theater in the park. There will
think back to the top of the first, magical jerseys, it was no easy finalist, Simeon Dillon. As Dil- be local youth performances,
when Billy Dunn of 135 failed road. Seventh inning woes lon pelts out hot soca tunes entertainment and cultural
to tag up on a long fly ball to and Houdini-like escapes on the hockey rink, join in by activities. Food will be availa-
117 captain, Jimmy Buckley. In became the norm for Rocka- wearing colorful carnival head ble from Dred Surfer Grill and
a post-game interview, Dunn way’s flagship shack. The team pieces provided for free and Edgemere Food Fair & Market,
explained that he thought pulled a game-ending triple zumba-cize alongside a man on which assisted in the planning
there were two outs. He was play against 106 Shack in the mile-high stilts, (referred to as a of the event. Costumes are
wrong, and one couldn’t help semi-finals with the winning moko jumbie). Bring a towel and available for purchase or rent
but ponder the possibility that run on first. Poor base run- get ready to wave and jump up to through ENJ productions. For
he was still concussed from the ning, and a lack of baseball the infectious soca music. information about costumes
infamous “slap heard round I.Q., cost 106 the game. The Rockaway Caribbean Car- and participating in the pa-
the rock” two weeks prior. Similarly, the team allowed nival will take place on Saturday, rade, call 347-623-1264. For
In a season plagued with six runs in the seventh after August 19, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. vending information, call 646-
attendance issues, 117 made bringing an 8-1 lead to the fi- The parade will start on Mott Av- 463-3271. And for all other
an improbable run. The team nal inning of the champion- enue and Beach 20th Street and general information call 718-
was in jeopardy of missing ship. Veteran pitcher Lt. Kev continue to Seagirt Boulevard, 327-7017.
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GRAYBEARDS FAMILY FUN RUN RESULTS
On Friday, July 28, more than 100 runners participated in the Graybeards’ Family Fun Run. In the 5K event, Patrick Goldberg took
first, followed by Fred Murgida and Tom Patchett. Here are the rest of the results:
PLACE TIME NAME 54 29'32 CHARLIE KINZIE
1 18'45 PATRICK GOLDBERG 55 29'33 CONSTANTINE PAPANOPOULOS
2 18'53 FRED MURGIDA 56 29'40 JOHN HENLEY
3 19'04 TOM PATCHETT 57 29'45 JEANINE ZOCKS
4 20'04 ALEX GOLDBERG 58 29'54 AVA MOLLAGHAN
5 20'11 JOHN CONROY 59 29'56 KATHLEEN CONTI
6 20'18 THOMAS ANICH 60 30'06 RUSSELL HAUK
7 21'03 KIERNAN SMITH 61 30'07 KATIE ROVENTINI
8 21'18 JAMES MERCER 62 30'08 SHANNON TUFFEY
9 21'38 DIEGO FERREYRA 63 30'08 KAYSEA JENKUSKY
10 21'43 MICHAEL TUFFY 64 30'12 #2860
11 21'50 JIM BUTLER 65 30'18 TIM MURPHY
12 22'04 MATT MARTEN 66 30'21 SRATI KATOPODIS
13 22'12 SEAN O'CONNOR 67 30'34 FINN ZAM
14 22'22 JASON BLANK 68 30'42 JILL MCDADE
15 23'14 KYLE FABISZEWSKI 69 30'42 KATHY ROVENTINI
16 23'21 CONNOR MONAHAN 70 31'05 KASEY BRACKEN
17 23'40 LIAM GILROY 71 31'07 MEGAN YOUNGBERG
18 24'17 CAROLINE GIFFORD 72 31'39 JOAN WILLIAMS
19 24'34 RYAN EHERT 73 32'06 REILLY NICHTERN
20 24'43 JAMES BUCKLEY 74 32'09 KAILEY AIKEN
21 24'48 DYLAN TOUHEY 75 32'20 GAIL ALLEN
22 24'52 MEGHAN MURPHY 76 32'22 KIM GREEN
23 25'11 PAUL MONAHAN 77 32'26 JOHANNA SCHILLING
24 25'17 JACK BUTLER 78 32'26 MATTHEW STACK
25 25'24 STEVE GIFFORD 79 32'29 JOSEPH JENKUSKY
26 25'33 KERRY BRADY 80 32'35 BRIAN MANLEY
27 25'35 SIOBHAN FITZGERALD 81 32'46 MAZ COOUGHLIN
28 26'02 KIERA PRICE 82 32'46 MARILYN BAPTISTE
29 26'09 FRED CORNISH 83 32'49 JESSICA EHERT
30 26'19 JUDY AIKEN 84 33'05 OCTAVIO LOPEZ
31 26'28 BRIGIT BUTLER 85 33'24 PATRICK TRAINOR
32 26'28 MIKEY O'SULLIVAN 86 33'33 CIAAN JACOBS
33 26'30 MATTY O'SULLIVAN 87 33'49 MARYANN POLANCO
34 26'30 DAN MCCARTHY 88 33'55 TOMMY HART
35 26'54 GREGORY HENSCHEL 89 33'57 KELSIE DEVIN
36 26'59 MARGARET TOLAN 90 33'57 MARYANN YOUNGBERG
37 27'00 JAMES GOLDBERG 91 33'58 BRIELLE BRENNAN
38 27'13 KEVIN JACOBS 92 34'28 KATHY KIRK
39 27'13 MOLLY GREEN 93 34'34 PABLO MARQUEZ
40 27'17 LOGAN MONAHAN 94 34'46 BERT ROBBINS
41 27'30 DAN DREW 95 35'01 MARYANN POLANCO
42 27'54 JACK DEBOER 96 35'31 JAMIE FRANCHOCK
43 27'59 ROB LAPRICE 97 35'52 JOSE MIRANDA
44 28'05 MEGAN MURRAY 98 36'30 PATRICIA LOUGHRAN
45 28'06 DEVIN PARCHMENT 99 36'50 DAVE RONESS
46 28'22 ANDREA SMITH 100 39'14 JACKIE MCGINTY
47 28'39 JIMMY PRICE 101 39'23 NICK COUGHLIN
48 28'40 JOSEPH FONTI 102 40'14 HENRY SARNATARO
49 28'43 MARTY MURRAY 103 40'37 TRISH BURR-PETERS
50 28'54 JESUS ESTABA 104 40'54 KATHRYN SMITH
51 29'01 JOHN CASSIDY 105 41'22 LOU PASTINA
52 29'24 WYATT RONESS 106 45'03 RORY JACOBS
53 29'30 JOYCE MALCHOW
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Jamaica Bay Softball League
PLAYOFFS UNDERWAY!
By The Commissioner go three games as well as they
should be some great games.
We would like to start off by Both series kick off at 9:30 a.m.
thanking everyone that came Good luck to the teams in the
out to our All Star Game. It was playoffs this year and thanks
a big event that grew a crowd to everyone for a great regular
of about a hundred people. A reason.
special thanks goes out to the
Broad Channel Athletic Club FINAL STANDINGS
(BCAC) for hosting us this year. East
As for the game, in a tourna- 1. Morning Wood 14-4
ment-style matchup, the East 2. The Army 10-7-1
Division beat the West. Con- 3. KOC 10-8
gratulations to Jack Conneely on close plays but still scor- sion, the Kings and Mudsharks 4. Old Head 7-11
of the Knights of Columbus for ing enough to beat up on the square off in a rematch of Week 5. Misfits 6-12
taking home the Mike Nolan Knights of Columbus as they 4 where the Kings swept the 6. Orioles 2-16
Award (All Star Game MVP). A swept them, 6-5 and 9-2. With Sharks. Both of these teams are West
special shout out goes to Pete the two losses, the Knights playing great ball and it might 1. Moneyballs 17-1
Torres for donating his time dropped from 2nd place in the take all three games to see 2. Kings 13-5
and going in the dunk tank. East down to 3rd. The Chug- who will move on to face the 3. Mudsharks 13-5
Sunday wrapped up our reg- gernauts finished their season Moneyballs. Over in the East 4. Chuggernauts 6-12
ular reason. In a rematch of strong winning their final four Division, The Army will face 5. Member Berries 5-12-1
last year’s championship, the games as they took two from the Knights of Columbus with 6. No-Shows 4-14
Mudsharks only gave up two the Member Berries winning, the winner taking on Morning For up to date News, Sched-
hits to Morning Wood (MW) as 8-5 and 4-3. It is rumored that Wood. These two teams just ules and Standings please visit
they won 2-0 in Game 1. Play of the Chuggers are offering some played each other a week ago www.leaguelineup.com/JBSL.
the day goes to Marty Feeney as contracts to members of other with the Knights winning by Also check us out on Instagram
he turned a triple play against players in the league for next a walk off home run and then @jamaicabaysoftballleague
the Sharks. MW bounced back season, so look for them to The Army won by the mer- and on Soundcloud by search-
in Game 2 and won, 5-4. In the bounce. In a big heated match- cy rule. This matchup might ing “J.B.S.L. Radio.”
battle of last place, the Orioles up that started on Bookface
won their second game of the earlier in the week, the Kings
year beating the No-Shows
8-4. No-Shows fought back
in Game 2 and won 9-7 giv-
swept Old Head. After playing
Old Head the Kings had to play
The Army in a Week 1 make-
Down to the Last Basket
Championship week is now which survived in double over-
ing the O’s the title for worst up. The Army scored six runs upon the 33rd St. Francis Sum- time over Quigley Insurance in
team in the league. The Army in both games but that wasn't mer Classic. Champions have the game of the year. They now
clinched a playoff spot by win- enough as the Kings put up 12 already been crowned in the have another killer matchup
ning by forfeit as nobody from and 18 to win a total of four Graybeard divisions, and next with Caiazzo Plumbing tonight
the Misfits even showed up to games on the day and move up will be the Girls Grammar at 8:30 p.m., following Rock
the field. Poor sportsmanship into 2nd place in the West di- Senior and Women's Open. Park against Gee's Apostles at
from the Misfits as they were vision. Nicole Frontera Beauty took 7:15 p.m. The championship
in 1st place a month ago then Sunday starts our playoffs. first place in the Girls with will be next Thursday at 8:30
dropped eight straight games, All series are Best of Three. Walsh Management grabbing p.m. The Boys High School
and then didn’t show the final The Moneyballs and Morn- the other first round bye. Sem- championship will precede
week of the year. ing Wood have the week off ifinals are tonight with the it at 7 p.m. Flynn & Flynn and
Our 11:30 a.m. games had for clinching 1st place in their championship scheduled for Advanced Security Analysts are
the Moneyballs not sliding divisions. In the West Divi- Tuesday at 7 p.m. Community tied at 6-1 going into the last
House and The Wharf lead the games of the regular season,
pack in Women's Open and and playoffs begin on Mon-
have their semifinal games day. Boys Grammar Mid-
on Monday against the win- dle playoffs also begin on
ners of first round games. The Monday and finish with the
championship is set for 7:30 championship next Friday at
p.m. on Tuesday. Greene Ma- 7 p.m. The Summer Classic
chine is the favorite in Girls will conclude with the Boys
High School. Semifinals are on Grammar Senior champion-
Wednesday with the champi- ship at 8:15 p.m. next Friday.
onship the following night at Belle Harbor Chemists leads
7:15 p.m. the way into the playoffs,
In Men's Open play, the top which begin on Tuesday.
four seeds advanced out of the Book your schedule for five
quarterfinals, but not without a nights next week at the St.
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LOCAL YOUTH GET and should take advantage of
more water sports like this.
WAVES I never had experiences like
Continued from Page 40 this when I was a kid, and I
have lived in Rockaway all my
learning,” Adanya said. life,” McLoughlin said.
Harris refers to 12-year- Harris says that he also
old Felice Hernandez hailing teaches the children about
from Arverne as his OG (orig- water safety. “The first thing
inal gangster. Translation — I teach the children is how
his first student). to identify a rip tide,” Harris
“Felice is like my OG. She said. As he was talking, he
was my first student, and with asked Adanya to identify a rip
her mom, Monique Hernan- tide, which she confidently
dez’s help, we started attract- did. “When you see the water
ing other local kids. I love converging, forming a funnel,
teaching these kids how to that’s how you know it’s a rip
surf because it’s a way for me tide. A lot of people who both
to give back by sharing my live and visit Rockaway don’t
love of surfing. A lot of these keeps them out of trouble,” Jamie McLoughlin, mom know that. They get in the
kids like Adanya and Felice, Harris said. of 11-year-old Madison says, water without knowing about
all have their own surfboards Fourteen-year old Julia “It’s so awesome and amazing the dangers. Water safety and
now, and that makes me hap- Neckahuptysiowska from what Mr. Louis is doing with respect for the ocean are par-
py. I love that they have fallen Rockaway Beach says that these kids. He even teach- amount. I tell the children,
in love with surfing. It’s like I now she has been on a board, es some kids skateboarding. ‘Never turn your back on the
have a band of daughters and she understands why people They should have more free ocean.’”
sons now. I’m not wealthy, but flock to Rockaway just to surf. programs like this in the com- For more information on
in my mind, I feel rich know- “I would see people surfing munity. In Rockaway, there how you can get involved in
ing that I am giving back and near my house, and question really isn’t anything for kids Harris' Black Surfing Associ-
sharing my passion. These why they would go out every- to do. This keeps the chil- ation-East Coast youth surf-
are all great kids, and even if day, even in the wintertime! dren busy and they love it. We ing program, email Louishar-
they were ‘bad’ kids, I know But now that I am doing it, I drive up here from Dayton in ris74573@gmail.com
that teaching them surfing now understand why. Surfing Rockaway Beach. In Rocka-
for a few hours every morning is magical,” she said. way, we live near the water,
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