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VOL. 4, NO.

19 - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017

Election Showdown
Mayor
De Blasio
vs. Malliotakis

Councilman
Ulrich vs. Scala

Boro Prez
Katz vs. Kregler

And More!
Election Day - Tuesday, November 7
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Your Local Voting Guide


By Katie McFadden as well as Julia Willebrand of the Justice of the Supreme Court lic officers existing duties. Shall
Green Party and Libertarian Alex 11th Judicial District the proposed amendment be ap-
Make sure to stop by the ballot Merced. You can choose seven out of proved? You will vote Yes or No.
box on Election Day, Tuesday, No- Public Advocate the nine people running. Among Statewide Proposal Number 3,
vember 7. With a vote for mayor Letitia James (D) is up for them are Jodi Orlow-Mackoff (C, an Amendment:
on this years ballot, its going to be re-election and Juan Carlos Po- D), who lives in Rockaway, Rich- The proposed amendment will
a big one, but there are also many lanco of the Reform, Republican ard Latin (D), Joseph Kasper (C, create a land account with up
choices to make that will affect and "Stop de Blasio" parties will R), James J. Kevins Jr. (R), Ulyss- to 250 acres of forest preserve
our borough and immediate dis- be challenging her, as well as es B. Leverett (D), Woodruff L. land eligible for use by town,
tricts as well. Heres a rundown of Conservative Michael OReilly, Carroll (R), David Elliot (C, D, R), villages and counties that have
whats on the local ballots. James C. Lane of the Green Party Gregory L. Lasak (C, D, R) and no viable alternative to using
Mayor of NYC and Libertarian Devin Balkind. Michael B. Aloise (C, D, R). forest preserve land to address
Bill de Blasio (D) is hoping to City Council- District 32 Dont forget to check all pages specific public health and safe-
win re-election, but Nicole Mal- Eric A Ulrich, of the Conserva- of the ballot! There are three im- ty concerns; as a substitute for
liotakis, running on the Repub- tive, Independence, Reform and portant Statewide Proposals to the land removed from the for-
lican, Conservative and Stop de Republican parties is hoping to vote on at the end. est preserve, another 250 acres
Blasio ticket is hoping to chal- maintain his role as councilman Statewide Proposal Number 1, of land will be added to the
lenge him. So are Akeem Browder for District 32, but Democrat Mi- a Question: forest preserve, subject to leg-
of the Green Party, Sal F. Albanese chael Scala is hoping to take the Constitutional Convention: islative approval. The proposed
of the Reform party, Bo Dietl of seat. Shall there be a convention to re- amendment will also allow bi-
the Dump the Mayor party, City Council- District 31 vise the Constitution and amend cycle trails and certain public
Libertarian Aaron Commey and Democrat Donovan J. Richards the same? You will vote Yes or No. utility lanes to be located within
Michael Tolkin, running on the is up for re-election, but he is run- Statewide Proposal Number 2, the width of specific highways
Smart Cities platform. ning unopposed. an Amendment: that cross the forest preserve
City Comptroller Queens Borough President The proposed Amendment to while minimizing removal of
Scott Stringer (D) is hoping to Melinda Katz (D) is hoping to Section 7 of Article 2 would allow a trees and vegetation. Shall the
maintain his spot as city comp- keep her seat as Boro Prez, but court to reduce or revoke the pub- proposed amendment be ap-
troller, but Michael J. Faulkner William Kregler (C, R) and Everly lic pension of a public officer who proved? You will vote Yes or No.
of the Conservative, Reform, Re- D. Brown, running on the Home- is convicted of a felony that has Head to https://nyc.pollsitelo-
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Mayor Reflects On Sandy & Announces New


Resiliency Projects
By Katie McFadden restore the native wetlands as a
natural buffer between the park
On the 5th Anniversary of Hur- and Jamaica Bay; 5) Beach 88th
ricane Sandy, Mayor Bill de Bla- Street Park: This new waterfront
sio came to town to tout some park will include a new seawall
achievements since the storm, and restores wetlands to mit-
admit to some shortcomings igate against tidal flooding in
and announce whats in store for the Rockaway Beach neighbor-
the futureincluding how $145 hood. It will also include play
million in funding leftover from and seating areas and kayak ac-
the boardwalk project and other cess; 6) Thursby Basin Park: This
contributions, will be used for project will transform a vacant
other resiliency projects on the lot into a park with a seawall
peninsula. and new resilient vegetation
On an eerily stormy Sunday, along the water to help protect
October 29, Mayor de Blasio against tidal flooding. It will
joined local elected officials also include new sport courts,
and representatives of the Parks play equipment, and a kayak
Department at the Rockaway launch; and 7) NYC Parks Op-
YMCA to discuss Rockaways re- had been completed obviously, ways didnt get a fair deal. The erations Headquarters for the
covery since the storm and to of- and the design of the program Rockaways were ignored. There Rockaways and Broad Channel:
ficially announce seven projects was wrong and I wish they had wasnt investment. And we have This project will elevate past the
that will soon be able to start done differently and I wish in a chance to start to right the current facility to protect from
due to $120 million in leftover retrospect we had questioned wrongs. Let NYC Ferry be an future flooding to ensure it can
FEMA money from the board- it, rather than trying to fix it and example of the investment the serve as a response center in the
walk project, which came in tinker with it, we had said wait Rockaways deserved a long time event of a future storm.
under budget, plus another $25 a minute, maybe this is not the ago, de Blasio said. Let it be ev- The announcement didnt
million in contributions from right model to begin with. But idence that we can right some of come without questions, par-
the administration, Borough that being said, once we recog- the wrongs of the past, that we ticularly about timing and pri-
President Melinda Katzs office, nized we were too far down the can become stronger. oritization. These projects were
the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks road to turn back, we tried to at Again, the human resiliency is voted on at the end of 2016
Conservancy and other public least improve it in the ways we already there in the Rockaways through January 2017, and were
and private sources. could and speed it up in the ways always has been. Lets make the first announced in 2017, so it
The Mayor reflected on some we could. investments the people deserve. didnt seem like new news, but
events of the storm and admit- The Mayor also touted a major Today is another step in that di- this new announcement came
ted to some mistakes that were accomplishment since Sandy rection, de Blasio said before as the City finally got approv-
made sinceparticularly with hitthe new boardwalk. Were announcing the seven resilien- al from FEMA to move forward
Build it Back. I think Sandy all particularly proud of the cy projects that will be built in with the projects. What was
was unfair to everyone. I think, new boardwalk in the Rocka- the future. They include 1) Bay- new was the surprising time-
as a city our defenses were not ways because it is sort of an ex- swater Park: This project will line for each project. De Blasio
prepared for it. And I dont like ample of the phoenix rising, of install a berm along the water- announced that the projects
what happened in the immedi- everythings that great about the front and other features to help would be prioritized based on
ate aftermath. I think we had a Rockaways and the people of the manage stormwater. It will also their level of resiliency, so the
chance to start responding bet- Rockaways coming back and include new sports fields, play Bayswater Project would be
ter. A series of things, I think, literally in this case coming back areas, a public plaza, a refur- first, and wont be completed
were done that were not neces- stronger, de Blasio said. That bished comfort station and ac- for three years. And for the oth-
sarily the right direction. And boardwalk happened on time, it cess for kayaks; 2) Raised Shore- er projects? Were shooting for
Ive been self-critical, for exam- happened under budget. It was line in Edgemere: This project five years to six years to get them
ple, in the case of Build it Back. not only a beautiful boardwalk, will raise the shoreline around all done, de Blasio said. Some
I think in retrospect, we should it was a new resiliency measure, the Edgemere neighborhood. in the audience pointed out the
have questioned whether to con- and when you think about some- It will include new vegetated absurdity of these projects not
tinue the model as it was all to- thing that was part of the prob- berms and new bulkheads to being finished until more than
gether, the mayor said. I think lem last time now being part of help mitigate coastal flooding; 10 years after Sandy. De Blasio
Build it Back was not designed the solution, thats very encour- 3) Shore Front Parkway Rec- responded, Its not fair for any-
properly. I think we lost a year- aging. It gives me some hope for reation Zone: This project will one to need something and not
plus that didnt need to be lost. the future five-and-a-half miles include six new recreational have it. The question is are we
And Im not saying people didnt protected by that boardwalk and facilities along Shorefront Park- applying the resources we have,
try hard. They were dealt a real- the dunes leading up to it. way to replace those lost during are we attempting it as quickly
ly tough hand to be fair to them. De Blasio also spoke of the Hurricane Sandy; 4) Rockaway as we know how to get things
No one anticipated a Sandy. But return of the ferry as a major Community Park: This project fixed for people? Now, I think
I look back and think, it took too accomplishment. I dont have will include raising the shore- because of a number of chang-
long we walked in the door, to tell anyone here today that lines around the parks eastern es that have been made over the
none of the Build it Back homes for many decades the Rocka- and western edges as well as last few years, the answer is yes.

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It Was Kids' Play


person in the shower would say Update: the two combat- per bag with candy, lug it home,
something like theres plenty left ants are still good friends. The and then head out to fill another.
and toss the bottle, which would talk now is of a rematch at next Youd log miles hauling the loot.
fall to the floor. The fully-clothed years Thrilla at Camilla. It will The big safety advisory in those
person would exclaim, it didnt be scheduled for after dinner- days? Dont eat Halloween ap-
A couple weeks back I doc- break! Amazing. time. And maybe there will be ples you got trick or treating.
umented some of the dangers Of course, things have fireworks. Somebody might have slipped a
of being a kid before helicopter changed. Now plastic bottles are Speaking of which. In those razor blade inside. That was the
parents were invented. Factol- the dangerous things. And water dangerous days, kids played with extent of be careful out there.
ogist Sean McVeigh could not comes in boxes. fireworks. The only recommend- I dont know how were here.
believe there were such things Dan Edwards remembers ed safeguard was using an eight- Most of us still have burn scars
as glass shampoo bottles. But I those dangerous times. He wrote inch punk (Thats a lighting de- from going down scorching slid-
was proven right as his research in to say that everyone in the vice, youngsters), instead of a ing ponds. The sliding pond was
showed Prell shampoo to be neighborhood had to be home match to set off the explosives. basically a griddle on a hot, sun-
the iPhone of its time. Tell ya, if for dinner. But sometimes that Eight year olds would be setting ny day.
I traveled back in time Id open was just impossible like the ash cans and cherry bombs. If you survived the sliding pond
an Urgent Care center or maybe time he and his boyhood pal, Those were the days when you went to the monkey bars and
a Stitches R Us. Gary Carroll, got into a scuffle. toothaches were common. And climbed to the top which was 10
It was such a big deal when The scuffle turned into a neigh- it was just as common for you or 12 feet off the concrete. You
shampoo was finally put in plas- borhood event as the crowd grew to be handed a shot glass with didnt have to worry about hit-
tic bottles, they made TV com- to cheer on the battling boys. whiskey. You were told to swish ting the concrete straight. Youd
mercials about this new revo- This was Brooklyn so, no doubt, it around in your mouth and first bounce off bars on the way
lution. Somebody would be all someone started taking bets. then spit it out. Nice. down. They called it play.
lathered up in the shower and The brawl continued but the And since its the season, its Oh, and play also included
someone else would poke their crowds suddenly disappeared worth noting that parents did running in the fog behind mos-
head into the bathroom to ask because it was dinner time. not, ever, chaperone kids to go quito - DDT trucks which came
something like, honey, where For everyone else, any way. Af- trick or treating. It was perfectly around to spray the neighbor-
are the keys? But then theyd ter dinner, the crowd came back sane to go door to door as far as hoods once in a while.
see all that soapy lather and say, and the two brawlers still had your feet could take you. Youd Hmm.maybe thats why
dont waste all the shampoo. The each other in a headlock. sometimes fill up your brown pa- were so screwed up.


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Rockaway Rallies For Protection on Sandy Anniversary


By Katie McFadden

Today needs to mark the be-


ginning of a new timeline for
Rockaway. The first five years
was about getting our lives back,
the next five years will be about
guaranteeing that our lives re-
main here, Rockaway Women
For Progress Jean Belford said
before a crowded beach on
Saturday, October 28, the day
before the 5th Anniversary of
Hurricane Sandy. The message
that the fight continues radi-
ated throughout Beach 129th
Street during the rally calling
for immediate action to take
place to protect our coastline.
Belle Harbor Property Own-
ers Association President Hank residents from the beach and
Iori, who was instrumental in bay. This included asking for
organizing Saturdays rally, re- permanent berms, rock jetties,
flected on what occurred five storm walls, bulkheads, con-
years ago and what needs to struction, reefs and sand re-
be done, moving forward. The plenishment. This message was
Rockaway community and also made clear on petitions
Broad Channel experienced a that circulated the peninsula
devastating storm. It destroyed for about six weeks leading up
many homes and many lives to the event. By the time of the
were lost, Iori said. There is rally, there were nearly 2,000
a saying that if we do not learn signatures. state. Youre learned lessons Stringer, who has audited Build
from history, we are doomed Several others spoke, in- from these storms and youre it Back closely, spoke about the
to repeat the past. Were here cluding Father Bill Sweeney building your houses strong- issues with the program, and the
to celebrate our communitys and Rabbi Marjorie Slome, er, but the ocean is everyones urgency to protect the penin-
resilience. Now is the time to who opened with prayers, space and its bigger than any sula. Its unacceptable that we
take action to protect lives and plus Queens Borough Presi- government can handle. While cannot verify or understand how
property for the future from dent Melinda Katz, Rockaway we have these beautiful dunes, 11,900 people who went to Build
devastating storms. Were still homeowner Walter Meyer and theyre only sacrificial and will it Back in good faith, who were
very vulnerable right now and Comptroller Scott Stringer. erode over time as theyre de- told that they would be made
we want to see thats corrected Walter Meyer, an urban de- signed to if these jetties dont whole, that they simply dropped
and fast. signer, professor and Harvard come, Meyer said. Rockaway from the rolls. We need answers
The rally served as a way to graduate, who just returned is eroding to the east and gain- from the Build it Back program
get the attention of elected of- from working in Puerto Rico to ing to the west on Breezy Point, right now, he said. And if you
ficials and the Army Corps of bring them solar energy after up to an acre a year of land. think about whats happening
Engineers and send the mes- the storm, spoke about Rock- Here, in the middle, around across this country and around
sage that something needs to aways struggles and the need Belle Harbor, is a transition zone the world from Puerto Rico to
be donesoonto protect to put pressure on the city and where were not really sure if Texas, if there isnt an urgency to
they should do jetties here. But deal with the issue of resilience
if they run the numbers again, for jetties and the dunes and the
after seeing the sea level rise, sand replacement, and the fact
and higher water temperatures that we are no further along, in a
and record-breaking hurricanes real way, than we were five years
this season, I bet theyd run the ago. I say enough is enough.
numbers and wed have jetties The message was made clear
here. Were more vulnerable in when Iori asked the attendees,
terms of ecology and nature, Are we better protected now
and our community is stronger, than we were prior to Hurricane
but governmental support is di- Sandy? The resounding answer
minishing with each storm and was no.
federal funds are on their way The petitions with approxi-
out and whats going to be left is mately 2,000 signatures, will be
going to be the city and state to sent to Senators Chuck Schumer
organize from here on out, so its and Kirsten Gillibrand.
important to push the city and Photos by Dan Brown and Ka-
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***** known to many around town. day, November 3 from noon un-
In last weeks edition, which Prayers go out to his friends and til 5 p.m. Please try to give. Call
marked the five year anniversary family. 201-251-3703 if youve got ques-
of Sandy, there was a lot to cover. ***** tions.
We did not give enough atten- Film for fundraising. The Rock- *****
tion to the many who were he- away Waterfront Alliance is of- Playland Motel on RBB and
roic, like Dylan Smith and Mike fering an exclusive screening of Beach 98th Street was sold for
***** McDonnell, on the night of the Jane, a documentary about the $2.3 million according to a report
We urge you to vote on Tues- storm. The story of Sandy is not life of Jane Goodall, the famous in DNAInfo.com. The sale hasnt
day, November 7. Even if you complete without acknowledg- expert on chimpanzees, on Sun- been recorded yet so we cant say
dont like anybody! Voting totals ing the efforts of the brave. day, November 12 at 11:45 a.m. who bought it, but rumor is its
get the attention of politicians. If ***** at the RISE Institute (the old fire- someone local.
Rockaway's voter turnout is high, The story of Sandy is also not house at Beach 58th Street). The *****
itll get noticed. If its consid- complete until Parks replac- film is directed by Brett Morgan. If youre looking to get in on
ered a place where people go to es playgrounds destroyed by Therell be a Q and A after with the new condo development on
the polls, its less likely to be the Sandy. And it looks like a nev- executive producer Debra Eisen- Beach 116th, pre-construction
dumping ground its traditionally er-ending story as the Parks stadt. Tickets are $30 (its a fund- sales will probably be in April,
been. Rockaways got no shortage Department (and the Mayor) raiser!) and all proceeds will go 2018.
of complainers the gripes carry said the parks would be com- toward the RWAs environmental *****
more weight if you vote. pleted in five or six years! Note arts program. Seating is limited. Kudos to the 100th Precinct.
***** to Parks and Mayor: It took two Check out www.rwalliance.org We heard nothing but rave re-
Its that time of year again. years to build the Empire State for more info. views for their Halloween haunt-
Were raffling off St. Johns Uni- Building. Five or six years for ***** ed house fun held last Saturday
versity basketball tickets! Weve playgrounds? Does anyone in Sorry for the annoying re- night.
got four tickets for next Friday government get embarrassed by minder: Set your clocks back *****
evening, November 10. Email saying such things? an hour this weekend. Officially Some of you have been holding
your interest (and if you need ***** youre supposed to do it 2 a.m. back. You can now dance legally
two or four tickets) to Mail@ Rockaway had more than Sunday. Annoying because its a in bars. The City Council repealed
RockawayTimes.com. Well put Sandy heroes. We remember reminder that it will be so dark, a law passed in 1926 that made it
the names in a hat and get back Firefighter Robert Tilearcio who so early. Such a bummer. illegal to dance in places without
to you if youre the winner. died on Thursday due to 9/11 ***** a cabaret license. If youve been
Youve just got to pick them up related cancer. Tilearcio worked Theres a Blood Drive at St. dancing all along, youll just to
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City Council
Contenders: Q & A With
Ulrich vs. Scala
By Pete Tyler constituents for another four
years, I vow to continue fight-
Tuesday, November 7 is ing for Rockaway and to stand

OPEN ALL
Election Day, when we vote up to the Mayor to ensure that
for who will best serve our the Peninsula has an ally at
community. Mayor, as well City Hall.
as all 51 seats on the NY City What are some of the big
Council, including our District things you have done for the

YEAR ROUND
32 seat are up for grabs. Pres- Rockaways, and what future
idential elections always get plans are in the works?
a large turnout of voters, but Our office spearheaded a
local elections directly impact number of successful initia-
the people. Donovan Richards tives to bring much-needed re-

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is running unopposed for the sources for the neighborhoods
District 31 seat, so we reached impacted by Sandy:
out to those in District 32 that Less than three years after
voters will have to decide on. that fateful day, our office
The candidates include incum- celebrated the opening of

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bent Republican, Eric Ulrich, the Rockaway Beach Skate
and his Democratic rival, Mike Park.
Scala. We asked both candi- Our office has helped hun-

A TASTE OF FALL
dates similar questions, to give dreds of constituents return
you, the voters, an insight into home, but we are far from
their respective platforms. done.
Incumbent Republican Five years after Sandy, the
OUR NEW MENU FEATURES DISHES AND Councilman Eric Ulrich, and Peninsula has recovered in
COCKTAILS YOU DONT WANT TO MISS Queens native: ways I could have never im-
agined. In 2013, Broad Chan-
nel Library reopened.
Significant investments have

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Our office was instrumental
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This Week: Rolling a Beatle on a Stone Why do you want to contin- you plan on solving them?
ue to be our Councilman in- We do not need any more
WINSTON MCBOOGIE 6 PM stead of running for Mayor? studies on beach erosion. The
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 I am reminded on a dai- Rockaway Peninsula needs an
ly basis why I chose the path interim sand replenishment
THE WADES 6 PM of public office to help oth- project for our beaches as soon
Singing 50s, 60s & 70s Covers ers and to serve the people of as possible. The shoreline is a
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10 my district. I chose to run for key location for recreation by
re-election because I genuine- my constituents and people
ly love what I do, and the com- citywide, and a major destina-
munities I represent. The resi- tion for tourism and the busi-
RATHER STAY HOME? dents of District 32 are not just
my constituents - they are my
nesses that are supported by
it. Mayor de Blasio has prom-

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neighbors. While I am proud
of all that our office has been
able to accomplish, especially
in the years following Sandy,
ised to do more to protect the
Peninsula, but five years after
Superstorm Sandy, parts of
Rockaway are still vulnerable
we are far from finished. If giv- and it is unacceptable. Our
en the opportunity to serve my Continued on page 9

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Q & A WITH ULRICH our neighborhoods but sup- pension entitlement reform.
VS. SCALA ported by the opposing candi- Our working men and wom-
Continued from Page 8 date. I'll be a champion of in- en deserve better.
creasing access to health care In what ways are you better
office has helped hundreds of on the peninsula and innova- for the Rockaways, than your
constituents return home, but tive after-school programming opponent?
we are far from finished. I will that focuses on coding and I will be more of a fight-
continue to stand up to our technology. I'll call for more er for Rockaway's needs,
Mayor to demand accounta- and Howard Beach resident: than just an investigation of the including better public
bility within the Build It Back We want to know why youre disastrous Build It Back pro- transportation. As First Vice
program, sand replenishment running for councilman? gram, but restitution to the vic- President of the Queens Pub-
for our beaches and infra- I am running to be a strong tims for their pain and suffer- lic Transit Committee and
structure to protect vulnerable advocate for our working men ing. Additionally, I'll demand co-chair of the Rockaway
communities on the coast- and women, one who won't more input from our neigh- Ferry Committee, I've been
line. back down in the face of a fight borhoods before decisions are at the forefront of these bat-
In what ways are you better or waver from his principles. made by the city. tles. Unlike the opponent,
for the Rockaways, than your We need better transportation, What do you think are the I would not support dan-
opponent? health care and education, most important issues and gerous ideas like Select Bus
Despite trying to distance and my experience as an attor- what is your stance on them? Service. I would not say re-
himself from the de Blasio ney in the private and public In addition to the ones cit- ducing our commutes up to
administration, Michael Sca- sectors prepares me well for ed, the Constitutional Con- 45 minutes via the Queens-
la is a longtime supporter of these battles. vention is a major issue this Rail would not happen in
the Mayor. He has donated What would you do for Rock- year. I have always been op- our lifetimes. I will stand up
to and worked on de Blasios away if you were to win? posed to it because I do not to City Hall when appropri-
campaigns for Mayor. Scala I will work to improve and want to risk jeopardizing the ate, without being an obstruc-
has remained silent on who expand ferry service and move protections guaranteed by tionist for its own sake: why
he will be endorsing for Mayor the QueensRail project for- our state constitution such continue banging our heads
because he does not want vot- ward with our Assemblywom- as public employee pensions against a brick wall when there
ers to know that he is a rubber an, Stacey Pheffer Amato, who that cannot be diminished is a door in sight?
stamp for the de Blasio admin- endorsed our campaign. I'll or impaired, collective bar- No matter who you prefer,
istration. continue the fight against the gaining and a sound basic exercise your right to vote. Let
Democratic nominee Mike dangerous Select Bus Service education. The other candi- your voice be heard on Tues-
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More Resiliency Ideas


Residents Want Action
By Kami-Leigh Agard light and communications, and
I dont mean just giving out
Coastal protection, evacuation pamphlets.
plans and wind mills were the However, the mood in the
bones of contention that fired up room switched from hopeful to
attendees at a Superstorm Sandy exasperated. Lifelong Rockaway
commemoration hosted by Park resident, Bob Zimmer, a
Rockaway United this past Mon- member of the Rockaway Civic As-
day, October 30 at Queens Public sociation, said, For all these years,
Library-Seaside branch. Ive listened to conversations and
Rockaway United, spearhead- attended meetings with wonder-
ed by William Schacht, an ur- ful people like you with great ide-
ban designer and architect, is a as, but I have not seen any mean-
coalition of urban designers and ingful change. Im not discrediting
community advocates, commit- your good intentions, but Im tired
ted to improving resiliency on of hearing plans. I want to see ac-
the Rockaway peninsula and tion.
Broad Channel. Schacht responded, Our or-
Schacht kicked off the event ganization is moving from reac-
by proclaiming that the coa- tive to proactive, but we need your
lition wants to bridge the gap support, and are working on get-
between the Citys resiliency ting grants to make our projects
measures being speedily pro- come to fruition.
pelled in Manhattan and the Next up was Kim Fraczek, di-
lackluster efforts in Rockaway. rector of Sane Energy Project (sa-
Rockaway United wants to neenergyproject.org) an advocacy
see real progress being done for group fighting against installation
the people here that were dev- of natural gas pipelines such as
astated by Hurricane Sandy. the Rockaway Lateral, built by Wil-
We feel that the City is not get- liams-Transco. Fraczek said that
ting the message. The commu- the pipeline is not only unneces-
nity needs a well-thought out sary, but dangerous. Construc-
and communicated evacuation tion of these pipelines harm both
plan, power and light alterna- human and marine life, and are
tives, solid coastal protection, its incompatible with fighting climate
own resiliency center and with change. Not to mention that Wil-
the proposed installation of an liams has a poor safety record. We
offshore wind farm a com- are fighting for a commitment
munity benefits agreement, from the Mayor to commit to
Schacht said. purchasing offshore wind pow-
One project the coalition er from Statoil, the Norwegian
wants to move forward with is company that won the lease to
a solid evacuation route where develop offshore wind farms
roads would be color coded, dubbed, Empire Wind, in NYC.
indicating where residents can Offshore wind can power thou-
safely navigate if they have to sands of homes on the peninsu-
leave in case of a major disas- la and BC and provide jobs for
ter. Also, a sound system co- locals, Franczek said.
ordinated with the local fire Belle Harbor resident, Joe The
departments to immediately Ferry Guy Hartigan, is all for
alert residents about a storm offshore wind with one ca-
surge or even a terrorist attack. veat, the jobs must be reserved
Schacht said, Weve talked to for locals. They better hire kids
the Office of Emergency Man- in Rockaway, and they better be
agement (OEM) dating back to from both ends of the peninsula.
when Sandy occurred, and to There must be a community ben-
this day, they have not provided efits agreement with a contract
the community with an evac- that gets signed strictly ensuring
uation plan. With 21 agencies that jobs stay here, Hartigan said.
involved, all they have provided For information about off-
are handouts, but five years lat- shore wind, visit: www.ny-
er, folks still dont know. When serda.ny.gov. To get involved
faced with a disaster, the com- with Rockaway United, email:
munity needs reliable sound, wfschacht@aol.com

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This Week in History


NOVEMBER 2 tial election (she was trying to vote for
1889- North Dakota and South Dakota President Grant).
became the 39th and 40th states, re- 1994 - At 45, George Foreman, became
spectively. the oldest heavyweight champion
1983- President Ronald Reagan signs a when he knocked out Michael Moorer
147-02 Newport Ave. Neponsit, NY 11694 bill designating a federal holiday hon- in the 10th round of their WBA fight in

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1860 - Abraham Lincoln was elected
president of the United States.
first frozen peas. 1913 - Mohandas Gandhi led a march
1957 - The Soviet Union sent the first of miners in South Africa. He was ar-
animal, a dog named Laika, into space
rested three times in the first four days
aboard the Sputnik II. Laika died in or-
of the march.
bit.
NOVEMBER 7
NOVEMBER 4
John Shannon was born. Chris Romulo was born.

1842 - Abraham Lincoln married Mary 1944 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt


Todd in Springfield, Ill. won a fourth term in office, defeating
2008 - Democratic Senator Barack Thomas E. Dewey.
Obama wins the presidential election
against Senator John McCain, taking NOVEMBER 8
338 electoral votes to McCain's 161. Bruce Bernfeld was born.
Courtney Cullen was born.
NOVEMBER 5
Kitty Lynch was born. 1889 - Montana became the 41st state.
Howard Schwach was born. 1892 - Former president Grover Cleve-
Brian Van Dexter was born. land beat incumbent Benjamin Harri-
son and became the only president to
1872 - Susan B. Anthony was fined win nonconsecutive terms in the White
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tled "Been a Long Road Back: Their demands include: Perma- of another major storm. We
5 Years Later the Fight Contin- nent Berms, Rock Jetties, Storm need to put pressure on our
ues." I believe it was his most Walls, Bulkhead Construction, political leaders to get the U.S.
outstanding issue to date. There Reefs and Sand Replenishment. Army Corps of Engineers to
were editorials, articles from Petitions will be forwarded to start the work on dunes, jetties,
both the staff and guest writ- NYS senators, Schumer and Gil- reefs and bayside protection.
ers, photos and remembranc- librand. Heres how you can help:
es of the physical, emotional, Hank and his committee or- 1. Go to every event like the
spiritual and financial impact ganized a rally on Saturday, Oc- rally last Saturday.
of the most devastating storm to tober 28, 2017 on the beach at 2. Get information about next
hit our shores in my generation. 129th Street to bring attention steps, especially organized ef-
We need to continue to ask to the issue. There were elect- forts to contact your political
Special Thanks Is there permanent protection ed officials, clergy, civic lead- leaders, by showing up at your
for Rockaway five years after ers, community activists and community civic association
Dear Editor: Sandy? The 1,000-page Army advocates, the press and hun- meetings.
As a 69-year-old lifelong Corp report is an ongoing re- dreds of community residents 3. Learn what you can do
resident of Rockaway, I wish hash of studies going back to the who attended. Speeches were about climate change. Its im-
to extend a big Thank You to 1960's. The Rockaway Peninsula made, demands were vocalized portant, its your Rockaway.
Rockaway Times Publisher has not yet been mitigated as is and the petition gained names. We are also asking all reli-
Kevin Boyle for his coverage necessary. However, we cannot stop here. gious institutions and civic as-
of our community's concerns Special thanks to Hank Iori, Everyone is needed to join the sociations across the peninsula
regarding Superstorm Sandy, President of the Belle Harbor fight by supporting our civic as- to join our efforts.
which hit our shores five years Property Owners Association. sociation's storm protection in- Email us at rockawaystorm-
ago. Kevin published an arti- He has been spearheading the itiatives; attend civic meetings protection@gmail.com. Unit-
cle by me, "My Concerns with effort to get results from our and be a part of the solution; ed, we will make a difference!
the Army Corps Plan for the elected officials. He has formed contact our elected officials on a Elda Vale
Rockaway's" on September 18, the Rockaway Protection Com- regular basis; and provide sup-
2016, and another one on Sep- mittee with locals to get answers port that Climate Change is not Gillibrand Fan
tember 28, 2017 entitled "Hur- and put pressure on govern- a hoax. It is real and is affecting Dear Editor:
ricane Sandy Beach Resiliency ment officials. Currently, they people all over our community, As part of a group represent-
and Recovery 5 Years Later." have gotten more than 2,000 sig- the hemisphere and the world. ing Rockaway Women for Pro-
This weeks edition of the RT natures on petitions requesting The government cannot con- gress, I had the opportunity to
on October 26, 2017 was enti- Permanent Storm Protection. tinue to be reactive when it meet with the State Director
comes to naturally occurring at U.S. Senator Kirsten Gilli-
storms. We must demand that brands office last Friday. We
they become proactive and spoke for 45 minutes about
get the necessary funds to pro- local concerns and about larg-
tect our community. Everyone er federal initiatives that the
needs to do their part. Let's Senator is addressing. We pre-
keep up the pressure! sented our concerns about
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Dear Editor: control advocacy groups in
On behalf of the Rockaway the near future. We also spoke
Storm Protection Group, thank about the influence of money
Sunday Brunch you everyone who joined the on elected officials and the lack
12-3PM rally on Beach 129th Street of transparency in government.
a la carte last Saturday and the nearly From the State Director, we
$5 Mimosas 2,000 Rockaway residents who heard some of the Senators
and Bloody Marys
signed the petition. These ac- current initiatives. Repairing
tions have sent a clear message and rebuilding from the devas-
to our city, state and federal tation of this years active hur-
politicians that we will not stop ricane season is the first priori-
urging them to provide storm ty. A $36.5 billion relief package
protection from one side of that includes money for a fed-
Thursday is Prime Rib Night the peninsula to the other. On eral flood insurance program
Prime Rib served with mushroom, onions, gorgonzola Sunday, Mayor de Blasio an- was passed in the Senate on
$24.95
mashed potatoes, sauteed spinach nounced 145 million dollars Tuesday afternoon. The Sen-
for specific Rockaway resilien- ator has also sponsored the
Lobster & Pasta Fridays cy projects. Those projects will FAMILY (Family and Medical
Call for details (regular menu also available) help a few areas get parks and Insurance Leave) Act, which
playgrounds that could with- has been referred to the Sen-
stand another major storm and ate Committee on Finance. The
address flooding problems in FAMILY Act would establish
the surrounding communities, an employer and employee-fi-
FREE but these projects will not pro-
parking tect Rockaway from the impact Continued on page 15

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WE GET EMAIL A Great Treat
Continued from Page 14 Dear Editor:
A very special thank you to
nanced benefit fund, much like the men and women of the
Social Security, so that employ- 100th Precinct for an abso-
ees can receive pay when car- lutely outstanding job with
ing for a baby or an ill family their Haunted House 2017!
member. The time, effort and dedica-
The most important informa- tion that went into the event
tion we took away is that Sen- was apparent and appreciat-
ator Gillibrands Manhattan ed. I've walked through my
Office is specifically for Con- share of haunted houses, but
stituent Services. Whether you this NYPD presentation was
voted for her or not, if you are a by far the most spectacular. A

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sents you in the U.S. Senate. your dedication to the com-
Bethany Scott munity!
Rockaway Women for Gary Gugliada
Progress

Precinct Haunts
Dear Editor:
On Friday, October 27th

6221
I went to the 100th Precinct Editor@RockawayTimes.com
haunted station house and I
just wanted to let them know
what a great job those guys
did! I wasnt really expecting to
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Stabbing at Dayton Results in Police Officer


Shooting Assailant
By Kami-Leigh Agard Chief Monahan said thats still Nieves, who described the
under investigation. family as racially white, was
Halloween felt like a horror However, he did shed light completely horrified when he
show for Rockaway residents on the assailants troubled realized what happened. I see
in a Dayton building who were background. The perp has an the mother and her daughter
greeted not by trick-or-treat- extensive troubled psycholog- in the building and shopping
ers on Tuesday, October 31, ical history and spent time at around town all the time. Nice
but by an avalanche of police Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, people, why and how this all
officers running inside to stop and was recently released from happened is a mystery to me,
a knife-wielding man, who Rikers Island, the previous Fri- Nieves said.
repeatedly stabbed his sister. Police brief the press after the day, October 27. The suspect Michael Valentino, also a
According to the NYPD, af- incident. Photo by Doug MacLeod. and the victim were taken to resident of the building said,
ter the officers gave repeated Jamaica Hospital in stable change this sentence to:
commands to drop the knife, ous newspaper, television and condition. Neither of their As neighbors, we really have
and deployed three separate online news outlets clamor- names, nor the mothers were to look out for each other. I
Tasers which had no effect on ed in the parking lot behind released. was with Jesus in the laundry
restraining the man, one of- the building to find out what Jesus Nieves, a 68-year-old room, and when I heard the
ficer discharged his weapon happened. The briefing was resident of the Dayton build- shot, I immediately bolted for
once, striking the suspect in indeed brief as Chief Mona- ing, said that he was shocked the stairs to see what was go-
the right leg. han succinctly revealed what when he heard the shot. I ing on, and saw the police. Its
The incident occurred inside transpired: There was a dis- was in the laundry room on truly sad what happened, and
a first floor apartment at 103- pute between the 34-year-old the ground floor when I heard I sincerely hope the family re-
00 Shore Front Parkway, be- man and his 32-year-old sister, the shot. It sounded like it was covers from this, Valentino
tween Beach 102nd and Beach after which led to their moth- coming from the first floors said.
105th streets around noon. er, a resident of the building, staircase. It was a shock to me According to the NYPD, the
The briefing with NYPD Chief to chase the siblings out. As to because I have lived here for knife was recovered, and as of
of Patrol Terence Monahan what provoked the argument over 11 years and have never press time, the investigation is
was a media circus as numer- leading to the grisly stabbing, seen anything like this. ongoing.

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Rockaway At Work
KATY GREY, GENERAL MANAGER OF BUNGALOW BAR
By Frances Feuer lect food for their wake. She her eyes. She was talking to
explained to an employee one employee, and at the
Have you ever wondered what to set up in the tent same time she was scan-
what people do all day at for the buffet, for the Fish- ning the restaurant, watch-
their jobs? I have, and thats ing Tournament. Then she ing and assessing; and then
the basis for this column, found the scale for weighing on she went to deal with the
Rockaway at Work the fish. She got a call from next problem or person.
What does the general a boater asking her to ask Grey has a great deal of ex-
manager of a restaurant do? other boaters to pull up on pertise dealing with people.
A lot of everything, appar- the pier; they needed room It is evident she has a warm
ently! Katy Grey, general to dock. She called wait- relationship with her staff,
manager of Bungalow Bar, resses at home, changing and they had no hesitation
told me she is responsible their schedules, based on going to her with problems
for guest relations, food ser- the weather and last-min- or concerns.
vice, training of staff, health ute events. She cleaned off a Grey also has a great rela-
inspections, scheduling, table, checked the kitchen, tionship with the guests. She
disciplining, and the overall talked to the staff at both does what she calls touch-
daily operations of the res- bars, and answered ques- ing tables, going from table
taurant. But I needed to ob- tions from a waiter. She ex- to table, talking to guests.
serve her at work to see what plained to the bar staff and Guests came over to her, and
that actually means. the hostesses what to expect kissed her on the cheek, and
When I arrived, the com- during the tournament later talked to her as if they were
puters were down, and she that day. This is only a small friends or family. Indeed,
was working on getting them list of what she did while I she says the most reward-
back up. Then Grey met with was there. Continued on page 19
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ROCKAWAY AT WORK
in the people who work for
Continued from Page 18
ing part of her job is meet-
us. Because their job is not
easy. Many of the people COLONIAL
ing new guests and having who work here have worked
them become regulars, be-
cause they become family.
for us for many years. And
they all work so hard, says
HOTEL 1904
Bungalow Bar and Restau- Grey.
rant, with its magnificent Greys B.A. degree in Mass
garden and breathtaking Communications, with a mi-
view from the outdoor seat- nor in Business, from SUNY
ing area on the water, is a Oneonta, led her into fash-
beautiful place to work. Grey ion sales. But then she went
works six days a week, about back to school for a Certif-
from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., usu- icate in Culinary Manage-
ally 45 to 55 hours, some- ment from the Institute of
times more, very rarely less. Culinary Education. She
As hard as it is, its extreme- worked for the Institute
ly rewarding. I am very for- and Shake Shack, until she
tunate to have bosses who moved back to Rockaway.
don't mind getting dirty, no Grey says her job is or-
job is too small for them; chestrating the flow of ser-
and they are hands on with vice from the back of the
the operations, says Grey house to the front of the
of the three owners, Dee house. Its like putting on
Tubridy, Terence Tubridy a theater production every
and Ryan Whelan. single day with many mov- By Katie Lucev, mentored entrances contained 150 luxurious
Katy does all the hiring, ing parts. Her words beauti- by Rockaway Beach Historian, rooms that catered to the Theat-
except for the kitchen staff. fully summed up what hap- Emil R. Lucev, Sr. rical Prominent(s) staying in the
I love the fact that we hire pens every day at Bungalow summer. Sol Cohens Black Kat Jazz
locals, and get to watch Bar and Restaurant. And she The multi-level Colonial Hotel on Band appeared at the Colonial in
these kids grow up. Its very makes it look so easy even Beach 64th Street in Arverne was the 1920s. Herman Greer was the
rewarding to see the pro- though its far from it. Rock- built by Edward Waldman in 1904. manager. A six alarm fire destroyed
gression of the work ethic away works hard. The huge building with columned the Colonial in 1929.

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3 Generations To Represent Rockaway


at NYC Marathon 2017
By Kami-Leigh Agard fries with a cheese burger,
lunch consists of a good steak
Age aint nothing but a num- with rice or pasta and well, as
ber, at least not when it comes for dinner, I go postal. I start-
to these three Rockaway run- ed running to keep my weight
ners who aim to run, jog and somewhat under control. I love
even waddle to reach the finish food and refuse to deny myself.
line at this Sundays NYC Mara- However, I love running and en-
thon. These locals will join more couraging children and adults
than 50,000 runners worldwide alike to try it. Age, weight, rusty
revving up for the ever-popular knees and joints should not de-
event, happening this Sunday, ter you from at least trying over
November 5. Though the re- and over again, Edwards said.
cent terror attack in downtown John Edwards (left) with Rockaway Gliders running youth club team. As for his goal for this Sun-
Manhattan casts an ominous days race, he joked, Well, for
shadow on the race with organ- series, Rockapulco Run and the this neighborhood guy in his the first half, I plan to waddle
izers canceling some events, Rockaway Gliders running club, 60s running around and would and the second half, a really
Rockaways John Edwards, Pat- at age 63 is not trying to profile try to subtly avoid him because methodic routine of waddle,
rick Goldberg and Pastor Ron as an elite runner. He may not we thought he would slow us jog, walk and then waddle to
Taylor, despite their 20-year age look like your typical runner, down. However, now that I am the finish.
gaps, various running-related but dont let his physique fool 63 and my neighbor is in his 80s, For millennial Belle Harbor
injuries and unorthodox train- you. With more than 30 mar- I actually get excited when I see resident, Patrick Goldberg, this
ing and diet regimens, they all athons under his belt, 24 just him. Hes an inspiration for me will not be his first marathon as
have one goal - to finish and in NYC alone, he is not exactly to keep going, despite my 63- he has run the Long Island Mar-
represent Rockaway strong! a beginner. Its funny, when year old knees, Edwards said. athon in 2014. However, though
Baby boomer, John Edwards, I was in my 40s running with As for his diet and training nursing a hamstring injury, he
a Belle Harbor resident and my now deceased good friend, regimen, Edwards laughed. is excited for the chance to ex-
founder of Rockaways running Kevin Kearney, we would see For breakfast, I have french Continued on page 21


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MARATHON 2017 stop 18 miles. I just try to keep
Continued from Page 20 conditioned, stretching myself,
but making sure not to irritate
my injury. As for my diet, I just
make sure that when Im train-
ing, I just keep hydrating my-
self and of course eating a lot of
carbs, which I do on a regular
basis anyway, Goldberg said.
For Generation Xer, Pastor
Ron Taylor, age 41, senior pas-
tor of Beach Church located on
Beach 97th Street, the oppor-
tunity to run in the NYC Mara-
thon was a blessing he did not
expect. The New York Road
Runners contacted me earli-
er this year about entering the
lottery for the marathon. Then
miraculously months later, I
found out that I won! So for
the last six months Ive been
training steadfastly. Running
Pastor Ron Taylor with his wife, the length of Rockaway's brand
Susan. new boardwalk is so therapeu-
perience the NYC Marathon. tic and motivating. Just being
Its really a fortunate happen- able to zone out and peace-
stance how I got the opportu- fully run with the ambiance of
nity to join the race. In July of the ocean as a backdrop is so
this year, I was coming off an amazing. Of course, the NYCs
injury and my club coach and Marathon course will be jam-
mentor, John Edwards of the packed with people and com-
Rockaway Gliders, sent out an pletely different from running
email stating that he had three in Rockaway, but Im so excited
spots available for anyone in and grateful for the opportuni-
the club who wanted to run in ty, Taylor said.
the marathon. So though I was
still recovering from my injury,
I thought it over and said to my-
self, Why not?
At just age 22, Goldberg was
recently appointed St. Josephs
Colleges head mens and wom-
ens cross country coach. From
fifth grade when he was a stu-
dent at St. Francis de Sales, Ed- Patrick Goldberg is ready to run.
wards coached a team that he
joined at the school, and since Taylor said he has lost 24
then hes literally kept running. pounds since he started train-
Years later, as a student athlete ing, and didnt even realize it
at the College of Mount Saint until his wife compared pho-
Vincent (MSV), he served as tos of him before and after. I
captain and earned All-Skyline didnt really eat differently, but
First Team honors in 2013, 2014 I guess all the running in the
and 2015 and was named Rook- past six months did it, Taylor
ie of the Year in 2013. He was said.
MSVs Dolphins record hold- So locals, whether you're able
er in the 8-kilometer, 5-kilom- to watch from the sidelines or
eter and 5-mile distances. So just on TV, make sure to root for
its safe to say that hes not the our Rockaway runners!
new kid on the block when it Feeling inspired, sort of? Get
comes to running. However, he your Santa suit and get ready
says because of his injury, his to run, walk, crawl, drink and
training has been unorthodox. party it up at Rockapulcos an-
Depending on how my body nual Santa Shuffle Suit 5K and
feels that day, I would run six Pub Crawl on December, 16. For
miles in a stretch and then an- more info, visit: www.rockpul-
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Womens Fall Fashion Trends 2017


From cold shoulders to ruf-
fles, embroidery to embellish-
ments, local boutique owners,
Jaime McLeod of Polly & Esther,
Tara McKiernan of End of the
A, and Lana Meli of Lanas Loft
sat down to discuss whats hot
this season and how to wear the
newest styles.
The menswear trend is very
big right now, McLeod said.
So are high-waisted trousers,
plaids and ruffles. We love ruf-
fles.
McKiernan agrees. She views
the menswear influence as a
Chloe Meli, co-owner of Lanas strong feminine look and sug-
Loft, makes final adjustments on gests pairing tailored pants
crushed velvet jacket. with a flirty, ruffled sleeve for
an up-to-date, modern, fall
By Rosemary McGuire look.
Despite the chill in the air,
Its that time of year again summer trends are spilling
when we say goodbye to our over into autumn with open
beach chairs and umbrellas back shirts and lattice de- Jaime McLeod, owner of Polly and Esther and Kristin Cann, show off
and hello to our cozy sweaters, tailing, only now on warmer, their Rockaway-inspired line.
boots and colorful scarves. If plush fabrics. Whats different about this Tassels, embroidery, em-
youre looking to spice up last Cold shoulder shirts and season according to Meli, are bellishments and plaids are
years wardrobe, this seasons off-the-shoulder shirts are still the fabrics, noting that velvets everywhere this season: on
fall fashions are bursting with in and havent lost popularity and crushed velvets are very shoes, bags, earrings, pants
wearable trends. yet, Meli says. big right now. Continued on page 23

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FALL FASHION grandmothers coming into our
Continued from Page 22 store to buy for their daughters One On One
and shirts.
Effortless dressing is in too,
or granddaughters and they of-
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down shirtdresses and simple
for themselves too, McLeod
says.
and
sweater dresses on store racks.
Both can be paired with boo-
A big seller at Polly & Esther
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ties or knee-high boots for a line including the Rockaway
chic, put-together look. hat with the Locals RBNY logo
If youre hesitant to experi- on the side.
For a casual look, McLeod
suggests pairing floral or cam-
ouflage sweat pants with the
locals sweatshirt, topped with
the Rockaway baseball cap.
McKiernan loves vintage
inspired pieces, noting that
theyre items everyone can
wear and can also have a re-
laxed weekend vibe.
If a customer isnt sure what
or how to choose, just ask. The
owners all agree that their em-
ployees are there to help.
Morgan Mack models a suede Take Kristen Cann, for exam-
jacket from End of the A. ple. Shes the day-to-day oper-
ment with trends but are cu- ator of Polly & Esther and loves
rious to try something out of putting together outfits for cus-
your comfort zone, the experts tomers. Discuss the event youre
suggest starting small. attending or what items interest
Pick one trend you like and you, and in a few minutes she
try it out on a shoe or bag or whips together an outfit thats
a pair of earrings for a pop of age and event appropriate.
style. With each change of sea-
Experimenting with trends son, and change of clothes,
doesnt have to cost a small for- McKiernan notes that we usual-
tune, McKiernan says, explaining ly change our home dcor too:

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that updating your wardrobe can pumpkins, mums, fall fragrance
be as simple as going into your candles anyone?
closet and pulling out last years I pick my home dcor piec-
slouchy, cozy sweater and pair-
ing it with a trending motorcycle
es just as I do the clothes for
the store, McKiernan says. In
for your appointment
jacket or boyfriend jeans. Add a
pair of booties and youre done.
small quantities. Visiting an-
tique stores and flea markets
Walk ins Welcomed
Need to dress it up a bit? Add a every few weeks ensures a fresh
collared shirt under the sweater, inventory of unique home dcor
and voila, you are good to go. items at her store. But, just like
And how about good old den- the clothes she sells, you may
im? They all agree that it never never find the same item twice.
goes out of style. Fashion should be fun. No
A common misconception matter what the trend, all own-
is that trending items are only ers agree to wear what makes
for the young. Most agree that you feel good.
cropped tops and barely-there Lets face it, Meli says,
mini skirts are better saved There are times when putting
for a younger consumer, but on something you feel really
everyone, regardless of age, good in can lift your spirits.
can find something trendy and And she reminds everyone to
current to wear. pay attention to fit. As we get
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caliber after a stimulus. This was smooth muscle to relax, thereby

Ask the
discovered by Claudius Galen, a causing the airway to dilate. Of-
Roman physician, in AD 150. Air- ten, if the use of an inhaler is not
way hyperresponsiveness may be enough to control symptoms,

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induced by allergens (e.g., pollen an inhaled steroid (i.e. Advair) is
and animal dander), chlorine, added. Because asthma is often
pollutants (e.g., sulfur dioxide), linked to allergies, the use of a
diesel exhaust particulates, and mast cell inhibitor like Singulair,
By Peter Galvin, MD viral upper respiratory infec- which treats both asthma and al-
tions. Another important factor in lergies, can be helpful. In severe
asthma is airway inflammation, cases, oral or intravenous steroids
which is caused by multiple types like prednisone must be used.
ASTHMA of white blood cells invading the Smoking tobacco products
Asthma affects about 7.5 per- young adults. Familial clusters do airways in response to a stimulus. can impair the effectiveness of
cent of adults in the U.S. and is occur suggesting an as-yet undis- Asthma is diagnosed by using the steroids used to treat asthma.
responsible for 1.8 million hos- covered genetic factor. Risk fac- patients symptoms and physical And since tobacco smoke causes
pitalizations and 10.5 million tors for asthma include a family examination in combination with airway inflammation, smoking
physician office visits per year. It history of it, viral infections in the spirometry. Spirometry, in which makes symptoms worse. Anyone
is more common in black people first three years of life, and socio- the patient must repeatedly blow who has asthma and smokes,
(8.7 percent) and Puerto Rican economic factors such as low in- into a tube, measures factors like even e-cigarettes, needs to have
Hispanics (13.3 percent) than in come level, cockroach or rodent total lung air capacity and various their head examined. Lastly, if
white people (7.6 percent). Asth- infestations in the home, and ac- types of airflow. It also measures you use an inhaled steroid be
ma presents as episodic or per- cess to medical care. In addition whether or not those measure- sure to rinse your mouth out after
sistent symptoms of wheezing, exposure to tobacco smoke is a ments improve after the patient using the inhaler as this prevents
shortness of breath, air hunger, common exacerbating factor. uses a rescue inhaler. Unlike em- the development of a mouth con-
and cough. Symptoms may be The airways in the lung, called physema, in which reduced airflow dition called thrush.
precipitated or worsened by ex- bronchi, like arteries, have is permanent, airflow reductions in For more information go to
posure to allergens and irritants, smooth muscle tissue in their asthma are reversible. www.cdc.gov/asthma or www.
viral upper respiratory tract infec- walls. In response to a trigger, The mainstay of asthma treat- nhibi.nih.gov/files/docs/guide-
tions, bacterial sinusitis, exercise, the airways in those with asthma ment is short-acting B2-agonists lines/asthgdln.pdf
and cold air. Asthma may develop constrict. This is called airway hy- like albuterol. When inhaled, Questions and comments may
at any age but its onset is more perresponsiveness, which is an the B2-agonists act on receptors be sent to editor@rockawaytimes.
commonly seen in children and exaggerated reduction in airway in the airway walls causing the com.

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because of NYC Parks' and new sand dunes, from the


The Economic Develop- boardwalk. Access points
ment Corporation's (EDC) are strongly desired by the
new found efficiency!? It's community.
easy! They think we are stu- "We continue to be con-
pid and have no memory!! cerned that it will be a
The facts are: NYC Parks political liability for the
and EDC estimated and re- Administration in the Rock-
quested $274 million from aways when the full $480
FEMA to rebuild the board- million FEMA reimburse-
walk and that is exactly what ment funding for the board-

The Money Spin they received to rebuild the


boardwalk. And there was
always the additional $146
walk becomes known, if the
City is unable to announce
funding for additional
On Sunday, October 29 at was sent along by FEMA for million on hand, for resil- boardwalk elements and re-
the YMCA on Beach 73rd Rockaway resiliency (bulk- iency and rebuilding, while building the destroyed rec-
street, the Mayor came to heads and raised shore the boardwalk was rebuilt. reational zone."
announce that the Rock- lines on the bay) and recov- As reported in The Wave If you notice the "$60 mil-
away peninsula would be ery (rebuild what was de- in 2014, Parks Commission- lion" in that quote. It was
finally receiving funding stroyed by Sandy). er Mitchell Silver wrote in quite evident that Parks
for resiliency and recov- The second the Mayor an internal memo to City anticipated needing extra
ery measures of $146 mil- opened his mouth, the spin Hall that the City was in funding to pay for addition-
lion for the installation of cycle started to run. line to receive $480 million al access points and it was
bulkheads and replacement Allow me to turn the spin which was well above the implemented, bravo!
of parks washed away by cycle off for just a moment. $274 million initially re- Also, notice the acknowl-
Sandy. The real fact is: the comple- quested. Above the $274 edgment in Commissioner
The Mayor said this fund- tion of the boardwalk ac- million, there are $60 mil- Silver's quote for the need
ing is from "left over" funds tually came in ON budget! lion of additional expenses to "rebuild the recreation
to build the boardwalk, tak- BRAVO! for the boardwalk to a) meet zone"! The recreation zone
ing credit for bringing the So now you are wonder- the publicly anticipated that the Commissioner is
boardwalk in under budget. ing how can the Mayor and implementation schedule referring to is Shore Front
What a crock! NYC Parks purport that this and b) include points of ac-
The extra $146 million "extra" funding is available cess to the beach, over the Continued on page 31

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BETWEEN THE are purporting that the Board- Please don't say it! If any- START TOMORROW.
GROINS walk is a newfound resiliency one tries to tell me that a hill All NYC Parks needs to
for the 5.5 miles of neighbor- of sand along our boardwalk do is send a Request for
Continued from Page 30
hood behind it. IT IS NOT! Not qualifies as "protection," I Proposal (RFP) out today.
Parkway from Beach 73rd no way, not no how!! think I will really lose it! Start protection ASAP, not
to Beach 108th. It is still not The boardwalk is, in fact, So here we stand now with in three years. There is
done to this day, even though resilient, in and of itself, and $146 million in funding to zero excuse for all resilien-
the funding did in fact come will more than likely be the shore up the weakest links cy measures to not start by
specifically for it! only structure standing on in the chain of perfection May of 2018.
It's quite evident that Parks the peninsula after the next that surrounds our penin- Perhaps Comptroller
requested additional funding Sandy. But the reality is the sula and replace that which Scott Stringer and Pub-
to pay for new access points fact that it is just a sand reten- was demolished by Sandy, lic Advocate Letitia Tish
and to rebuild Shore Front tion wall. The wall you see un- and the mayor said we have James can answer some of
Parkway. der the boardwalk only goes to wait three to five years to our questions. Thoughts
So, the City then asked for one foot into the sand, nulli- begin the work! Tish and Scott?
and received $274 million fying it as a sea wall. WHY? The money is there!
for the boardwalk plus an ex- Again the reality:
tra $60 million for additional The Rockaway community,
access points and the Shore during months of boardwalk Contact me today to see how you
Front Parkway recreational scoping and planning meet- could save on your auto,
zone. That's $334 million. ings, asked for a sea wall to be home and flood!
So back to the spin cycle incorporated into the board-
(the press conference). The walk's construction and de-
Mayor announced that he has sign. We were warned by then Patrick Hanning, Financial Professional
done such an incredible job of Lead Boardwalk project man-
saving an extra $146 million to ager for EDC, Gregg Clancy,
toss around the peninsula like that any resiliency measure
Call: 718-945-0444
cake to the poor. added into the boardwalk Email: patrick.hanning@prudential.com
During the spin cycle, the would nullify any future Army Visit: 114-12 Beach Channel Drive
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$URXQG they gut that brand new bath-


room you just finished or they
make a world of a difference.
2. Re-glazing your bath-

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continue to live in the 1970s room. While this is not a job
pink tiled bathroom you left for a do it yourselfer, this
them with until they can af- job completely updates your

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nice you make a room in your
house, the new owner is go-
whole bathroom without so
much as even removing a tile.
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To Gut Or Not To Gut ing to want to make it their
own, so save yourself a lot
of money. Construction costs
den that 1950s blue or green
bathroom looks like new. A
new white toilet and pedestal
By Adam Magniccari be a short circuit in old wir- are ridiculous these days and sink, and youre good for the
ing or a badly-clogged waste they only go higher every year, next 20 years.
With more than 20 years of line between floors, gutting not to mention the headaches 3. Refinish your hardwood
remodeling experience, let me any room when a family is of dealing with contractors, floors. This treasured find un-
give you my take on the issue. not mentally prepared for it is picking products and still der many 1960s shag carpet-
Many people Ive met over the hardly ever warranted. getting the kids to school on ing can completely transform
years, mostly residents of the The next most common time. your home. Most of the time,
Rockaways, have called me question I get faced with is If you want to update your theyre in perfect shape and
into their home to fix many when it comes time for a fam- home, with the biggest bang just need some Murphys oil.
bathroom and kitchen issues ily to sell their home. They for your buck, heres my top At worst, have them sanded
they may have. Oftentimes, swear they wont get the price three suggestions. and refinished and your home
before I even have a chance theyre asking unless they up- 1. Rustoleum brand cabi- is as good as new.
to turn on the bathroom light date the kitchen or retile the net transformation kit. They If youd like any further in-
and look, they already tell me, bathroom. This could not be make a light kit and a dark formation on any of the tips or
were probably going to have further from the truth. While kit with simple instructions information Ive shared this
to gut the bathroom. There you may get a few dollars more and you get to keep your well- week or if youd like to suggest
have only been three times in with updated fixtures and nic- made, real wood kitchen cab- a future topic youd like to
20 years when this has actual- er tile, the construction cost inets for a fraction of the price hear more about, email 1sol-
ly been the case. far outweighs the profit made of a new kitchen. I have used oplumbing@gmail.com
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Live music from BreezyGrass and Saturday, November 11, EXHIBIT
Hell or High Water bands. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. sTudio 6 Gallery, Fort Tilden
ROCKAWAY FOR HURRICANE See Margaret Burkes printmaking
Thursday, November 2, Saturday, November 4, RELIEF
7:30 p.m. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Knights of Colombus exhibit. Open weekends through
ROCKAWAY BEACH CIVIC SEA SHEPHERD BEACH 333 Beach 90th Street November 5.
ASSOCIATION MEETING CLEAN UP Help raise money for hurricane
Knights of Columbus Beach 116th Boardwalk victims. $15 admission. Live November 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17,
333 Beach 90th Street Help clean the beach with Sea music by Wine With Sue, Gerald
General meeting. Shepherd NY. Materials provided. 18, 8 p.m.
Bair, Walter Ensor, Al Willaum
Email nyc@seashepherd.org for and Sheila Cassidy. Hosted by DJ November 5, 12, 19, 2 p.m.
Thursday, November 2, more info. Paddy Tubz. Proceeds go to Team ROCKAWAY CAF: THEN & NOW
7:45 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. Rubicon. Musical theater performances by
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES Saturday, November 4,
FORUM the Rockaway Theatre Company.
2 p.m. Saturday, November 4,
Ocean Promenade Rehab LADIES WHO BRUNCH 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. For tickets ($20 adults/$15
140 Beach 113th Street Knights of Columbus SOLSHYNE AT ROGERS seniors) call 718-374-6400 or see
Join Lew Simon plus 333 Beach 90th Street 203 Beach 116th Street rockawaytheatrecompany.org.
representatives from the mayors Join Rockaway WISH in honoring Live rock and roll.
office, public advocate Letitia three local women. Ladies only-$75
James, Borough Prez Melinda Mondays, 8 p.m.
per person for brunch and open Sunday, November 5,
Katz, and supreme court justice bar, plus raffles, 50/50 and more. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MEDITATION & DHAMMA TALK
candidates. $2 donation or $25 HIKE DEAD HORSE BAY Rockaway Summer House
membership. Saturday, November 4, 6 p.m. Floyd Bennett Field Main Building 504 Beach 68th Street
SAVING JAMAICA BAY FILM Join naturalist Mickey Cohen for a Meditation with a Buddhist monk.
Friday, November 3, SCREENING hike around Dead Horse Bay.
12 p.m. to 5 p.m. RAA sTudio 7 Free but donations are welcome to
BLOOD DRIVE See a film about Jamaica Bay Saturdays & Sundays, sustain the program.
St. Johns Episcopal Hospital and its recovery after Sandy. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
327 Beach 19th Street Free. Reserve a space. Head FLOOD BROTHERS ART EXHIBIT Monday, Wednesday &
Give the gift of blood! Must weigh to eventbrite.com and search sTudio 7 Fort Tilden
at least 110 lbs, drink water and eat Fridays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Jamaica Bay. On this 5th anniversary of Sandy,
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BREEZYGRASS & HOHW $25 to play radio bingo. Beer and Saturdays and Sunday, months old. $15 per session, 10 for
Breezy Point Catholic Club 50/50s will be sold. Proceeds 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. $125.
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BUSINESS DIRECTORY LEGAL NOTICES


Rong Xin Sanford Realty LLC. Filed 8/4/17. 57-14 REALTY GROUP LLC. Arts. of Org.

BEACH FRONT PAINTING


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Office: Queens Co. SSNY designated as
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Cherry Ave Fl 2nd, Flushing, NY 11355.
filed with the SSNY on 09/18/17. Latest date
to dissolve: 12/31/2077. Office: Queens
County. SSNY designated as agent of the
Purpose: General. LLC upon whom process against it may be
served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to
the LLC, 57-14 59th Street, Maspeth, NY
Notice of formation of QUEENS REAL- 11378. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.
TY 520 LLC. Articles of Organization
filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) Vinces Graphic Arts LLC Articles of Org.
on 10/11/2017 Office location: Queens filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on
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ST FLUSHING, NY 11356. Purpose: any
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process to 9138 91st street, Woodhaven,
NY 11421. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.
lawful activities.
9006 Park Lane South LLC, Arts of Org. filed
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Properties LLC, Articles of Organization Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon
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Needed urgently.
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whom process against it may be served.
Legacy Properties LLC, 1691 Linden Street,
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justin.smith3433@gmail.com and Hair Braider Purpose: to engage in any lawful act.
Richmond Development Group LLC,
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WOOD FLOORING & WOOD WORK (SSNY) 5/24/2017. Cty: Queens. SSNY
desig. as agent upon whom process
by the Civil Court of the City of New York,
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Pheffer Amato Honors Facts You Probably


RNSP Officer for Dont Need
Removing Machete Written history only goes
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of our 200,000 years of ex-
belong to Sperm Whales,
weighing in at about 17
pounds.
from Streets istence.
In the U.S., any email over
The deepest known area 180 days old can be read
was, as the RNSP puts it, look- of the ocean, the Mariana by the federal government
ing for trouble. Russell called Trench, is 10,9944 meters without warrant.
in help, which resulted in the deep. That's a greater dis-
arrest of the man and the con- tance than the cruising al- Venustraphobia is the fear
fiscation of the machete. titude of commercial jets of beautiful women.
When you really take a deep (10,668m).
dive into a community, you Home to over two million
can augment safety, comfort Information travels through people, the city of Damas-
and connectedness and since your brain at a stunning 268 cus is believed to be the
2012, the RNSP has been living miles an hour - faster than oldest continually inhabit-
proof of that concept, Phef- the fastest Formula 1 car. ed city in history. There is
Last Thursday, Assembly- fer Amato said. Theyre totally evidence of the place being
woman Stacey Pheffer Amato professional they patrol, sur- The human brain can gen- occupied by humans as far
(D-Far Rockaway) presented a veil and are trained to maintain erate about 12-15 watts of as 11,000 years ago.
citation to Shmuel Russell, a Far safety, working hand-in-hand electricity. That's enough
Rockaway resident who volun- with police, but not trying to do to keep a low-wattage LED The "lolli" in lollipop is de-
teers with the Rockaway-Nassau the NYPDs job. Shmuel Russell light lit up. rived from the Old English
Safety Patrol. Russell was out represents the best of this tra- word "lolly," which means
on patrol with the RNSP around dition. Were so grateful for his Your brain produces about "tongue."
Far Rockaway in August when vigilance and that of the whole 50,000 random thoughts
he noticed a person stalking Rockaway-Nassau Safety Pa- and ideas every day. Facts from Sean McVeigh,
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Conspiring To Vote
sure the Wicked Witch of the and his Democrat challeng- and all that computer wiz-
West was really and truly er from Howard Beach, Mike ardry.
dead and gone! Scala. I have researched I know some of you are
It's election time again both candidates and al- thinking what about the
and in a nation of citizens though I found them both to Mayor's race, isn't that im-
who will cross an ocean be viable candidates for the portant too? My personal
to fight for democracy, position of our Councilman, choice this year is to vote for
but won't cross the street only Ulrich has something "ABD" (anyone but de Bla-
to vote, it's important to truly significant going for sio), but I am also ground-
keep in mind that casting him - the endorsement of ed in reality and being of
our votes allows each of former Democrat State As- sound mind I am sure (save
us to express an individ- semblyman Phil Goldfeder. a miracle) that he will sail
ual choice among candi- Peggy Noonan, one of my through to a second term
dates who wish to become favorite writers, once wrote, without too much diffi-
government leaders. Upon "Don't fall in love with pol- culty so he can continue
some reflection, I am of the iticians. They are all disap- napping, paper over his
opinion that the problem pointments. They can't help face, on his City Hall of-
of voter apathy is also ex- it. They just are." fice couch each morning
Three conspiracy theo- acerbated by the fact that, Of course, even Ms. Noo- after counting all the cash
rists walk into a bar. You after last year's Presiden- nan would allow that there he has received from his
can't convince me that's just tial election, the consensus are exceptions to her rule special interest donors and
a coincidence! Conspiracy of the nation's electorate is and, every now and then, showing up late (or not at
theorists are salivating over that 100 percent of Amer- a truly remarkable per- all) for scheduled appear-
the fact that the National icans are convinced that son manages to get elect- ances. I can even quote for
Archives recently unsealed fully 50 percent of Ameri- ed and actually serves his you his acceptance speech
thousands of documents re- cans have lost their minds. or her constituency. Those to his progressive minions
lating to the assassination Notwithstanding the of us who reside within the and the city's hoi polloi
of JFK more than five dec- above, remember that in State Assembly's 23rd Dis- during his inauguration
ades ago back in Novem- our Post-Sandy Build it Back trict were blessed to be on next January. "My apolo-
ber of 1963. Did Lee Harvey and flood insurance rate in- the receiving end of such gies for arriving late. There
Oswald act alone or was he crease era, our elected rep- a political happenstance is nothing wrong with your
abetted by the KGB? Cuba's resentatives play an integral in the person of Phil Gold- television. Do not attempt
Fidel Castro? The Mafia? role in ensuring the contin- feder when he assumed to adjust the picture. I
The CIA? A cabal of sedi- ued viability of our neigh- stewardship of our district am now in control of the
tious businessmen? His own borhoods and so if you de- from the hands of Audrey transmission. I control the
Vice President, LBJ? cide you want to have your Pheffer back in 2011. No horizontal and the verti-
Theories abound with no say, then learn who and summer soldier of partisan cal. I can deluge you with
lack of enthusiastic sup- what you are voting for, and politics, Phil proved him- a thousand channels, or
porters for each one. Per- go in and vote next Tuesday. self to be that rare species expand one single image to
sonally, I think all this noise As a personal aside, the of politician who was more crystal clarity and beyond.
is simply a smokescreen to election of most conse- concerned with the well-be- I can shape your vision to
keep us all from realizing quence to those of us here ing of the present and future anything my imagination
that the whole ice-bucket in the Channel is that for generations of the families can conceive. For the next
challenge was actually just the seat of the City Coun- in our District rather than four years, I will control all
a long game being played cil's 32nd District which is that of his own re-election. that you see and hear be-
by Dorothy Gale's surviving being sought by the Repub- Phil's appeal stemmed from cause I know better than all
family and friends to make lican incumbent Eric Ulrich the fact that we all recog- of you. And please rest easy
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The Time For Pettiness Is Over


Where Do YOU Stand On The Issues?
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Rockaway LocalsYou Tell Us! Get Your Voice Heard!


In our feature, reporter, Kami-Leigh Agard scours the streets to
get your opinion on current issues facing the peninsula.
Your VoiceYour CommunityYour Platform
Next week Tuesday is Election Day, and in addition to voting for
your preferred candidates, when you flip over your ballot, youll
see a question about whether NYS should hold a constitutional
convention, a meeting of delegates to discuss and propose chang-
es to the state constitution. However, folks are deeply divided on
the issue. Why?
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I am a small business owner store, carrying finely-curated
who has chosen not to operate books and locally screenprint-

Beyond Brick from commercial property due


to the risk of increasing rents.
Instead I run my production
ed t-shirts and tank tops, as

and Mortar from a home-based location,


which enables me to thrive as
We tend to associate having common in Rockaway, and a local entrepreneur. The only
a business with having a store- business owners have become disadvantage of not having a
front. However, in an age where quite creative in developing brick and mortar is I'm not eas-
many consumers do the ma- business models that can op- ily accessible to my customers,
jority of their shopping online, erate without a home-base. We Murphy says.
there are a variety of options spoke with a few of our mem- Galit Tsadiks Tsadik G Man-
for running a business that ber businesses about the ad- agement creates individual-
dont revolve around a physical vantages and disadvantages of ized solutions to improve and
space. not having a brick and mortar. streamline business process-
Several of our Rockaway Rockaway Park Embroidery es through consulting, out-
Business Alliance members are Designs was founded by Marie sourced CFO, and bookkeeping well as local art. Avoid the Day
non-brick and mortars, mean- Heaney, better known as Marie services. pairs with other businesses in
ing they conduct their business Murphy. Murphy has been do- Tsadik helps business own- Rockaway to utilize their space,
without a dedicated storefront. ing embroidery for more than ers understand and feel com- working together to co-create
Non-brick and mortars are seventeen years, producing a fortable with their finances, programs that highlight both
guiding them through making businesses. Heuer also aims to
a plan for the future with a mis- collaborate with local nonprof-
sion of increasing efficiency its and donates a percentage of

Heres the and profitability and providing


business owners with peace of
mind. Tsadik G Management
caters to small businesses, and
is available around the clock to
proceeds to their cause.
With Avoid the Day, Heuer
hopes to raise awareness and
gauge interest in a future book-
store/bar in Rockaway. For

Pitch: answer questions. Our motto


is that small businesses dont
work nine to five, and neither
do we! Tsadik says.
Tsadik speaks to the advan-
now, running Avoid The Day as
a popup keeps overhead costs
low while also providing the
opportunity to meet and col-
laborate with a variety of local
Register for Little tages and disadvantages of hav- business owners.
ing a brick and mortar: I gener- A big part of the larger vision
League today and save. ally work from my home office,
and most of my client meetings
for Avoid The Day is a space
where people can come and
happen at their place of busi- work, play, interact with oth-
Discounts end ness. I feel that having my clients
in a setting familiar to them adds
er community members and
hang out in a cozy and spacious
November 30. a level of comfort to what can be environment. I one day hope
an otherwise overwhelming dis- to buy a house and make the
cussion. The large majority of my downstairs the bookstore, bar,
rockawaylittleleagueny.siplay.com business is in the cloud so I can
take care of it from anywhere, at
cafe and event space and the
upstairs a co-working space.
President: Marty Andresen, 917-226-9156 any time. This makes me more For the winter, Avoid The Day
efficient and flexible, and allows will be popping up the first Sat-

v Baseball and Softball # me to reduce my environmental


footprint.
urday of every month at (RBA
member!) Rockaway Brewing
One of the disadvantages of Company.
for Boys and Girls my set up is that my business This article was submitted
doesnt have a lot of visibility. by The Rockaway Business Al-
Rockaway Little League Getting new clients is more dif-
ficult and I tend to rely on re-
liance. For more information,
email: info@rockawaybusines-
Serving the Peninsulas Youth Since 1954 ferrals for new business. I have salliance.org

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Higher Ranks at World Champions Karate Center


It was a cold and blustery day to perform Kihon (basics), in- had to answer questions related motions it was observed how
outside on Sunday, October 29, cluding striking, blocking, and to their study of Shotokan Kara- the students helped each other
but inside things were heating up kicking combinations. The Kata te, and demonstrate techniques as the testing proceeded. This
at the World Champions Karate (forms), from yellow belt to used in the style at their level. comradery develops as training
Center Dojo. The 16 Karate-ka brown belt were also highlight- The parents were presented with progresses.
(students) were demonstrating ed. Weapons Kata Bo (long staff ) a well-practiced and positive Check out the program at
techniques for their new high- Sai were performed for brown showing as the students moved World Champions Karate Center,
er ranks. These included ability belt. Additionally, the students up in rank. Throughout the pro- 112-20 Beach Channel Drive.

Front (L-R): Teagan,Tristan, Thomas, Timmy, Owen, Liam, Emma, Quin-


ton. Second Row : Kieran, Leila, Aiden, Reggie and Nick. Back: Sensei
Juan and Reggie performing Bo staff Kata. Bruce Hodes, Polina, Juan and Filip.

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old adage - An apple a day color and an earthy flavor that are rich in vitamin C, blood
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growth and the cardiovascular or just about a third of the fiber
system. They also are filled needed a day for an adult, and
Give a little with glucosinolates, which are
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Week 7: The Final Countdown


for the Snowflake League
the Black Sox have two with a walk-off mer- ing the split, Marine
games to make up. The cy single up the mid- Park finished season
league congratulates dle. Rock Fam sweeps as the 1 seed and will
Marine Park for finish- them by the scores of pick their first round
ing the season in first 11-7 and 12-0. Tues- playoff date. Thursday
place. With that acco- day night saw Mother night had two close
lade, Marine Park gets Nature dominate the games that ended in a
to choose what day fields and cause the split. Sons of Pitches
they want to play their third cancellation of won the first game 10-
Team Ruffle Bar first playoff round. the season. The Cereal 7. Allstate won Game
Remember to bundle Killers and Black Sox 2 by the final score of
By The Commissioner's November 1 are all up now gents, wind is make up their double- 9-8. You can keep fol-
Office makeup dates. And getting a bit crisper up header on Halloween lowing the daily action
barring no more inter- at the sandlot. With night. if you friend request
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our league had its third our first quarterfinal Rock Fam jumping out ended in mercy fash- Standings: (head to
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SFDS Soccer Boys Bantam Win


Big for Season End 

Matthew Schneider fights off one of


the Grace defenders.
With the regular season com- hard, Max Coughlin and Ahmed
ing to an end, the SFDS Boys Hakim on Graces goalie, in the
Bantam Soccer team finished second half, Joe Butler scored his
strong with a 2-1 victory over 12th goal of the season on a cor-
Grace. Assisted by Joe Butler ner kick. Outstanding goal keep-
in the first half, Kevin Watters ing by Matt Bambury, as well as
scored the first goal. The Tid- great defensive plays were made
al Waves aggressive offensive by Connor Monahan, Michael
line, led by Joe Sullivan, Teddy Nestor, Ryan Mazzuchin and
Ostrander, Matthew Schneider, Ben Gressel to keep the ball out
Ricky Carioti, Kevin Gallagher of the SFDS zone. Congratula-
and Brendan Mullen kept the tions to our Tidal Waves for such
pressure on Grace. With great a great regular season, playoffs,
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