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1 - THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017

HAPPY 4TH

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PHOTO CONTEST WINNER Addressing Ferry Long Waits


SELECTED THIS SUNDAY By Katie McFadden pared to 8,000, the weekend of
June 10, which was the previ-
By Katie McFadden away Times. The second and The Rockaway ferry is be- ous high.
third place winners will receive ing useda lot. This has led A New York City Econom-
The end is near. From more an Admiral Pass for Hornblow- to long waits, and some even ic Development Corporation
than 1,000 photos submitted to er NYs brunch or dinner cruis- getting left behind at the dock. (NYCEDC) press release stat-
the 2nd Annual Rockaway Times es. All of the finalists will also be What is being done to address ed last week that three new
Photo Expo, just one will take the entered into a raffle for a 30-day these issues? boats, built to accommodate
top $500 prize on Sunday, July 2. NYC Ferry pass. There will also Last weekend, American 250 riders rather than the cur-
This years photo contest be a beach ball, sunglasses and a Princess Cruises was spot- rent 149, would be added to
has been a big hit. The contest NYC Ferry water bottle for a run- ted at the Beach 108th dock. the fleet. We reached out to the
opened in February and closed ner up. According to an NYC Ferry NYCEDC to find out when, and
in mid-April. We received more The photographers who have spokesperson, To accommo- if any of these boats would be
than 1,000 photos, which were entries in the final include Bill date the mass demand on the used in Rockaway. A spokes-
narrowed down to just 30 by Ryan, Ed Gormley (2), Jennifer Rockaway Route last weekend, person said the boats will ar-
three judges in the first round Keim, Gregory DeBoer, Jessica which usually has two to three rive sometime next year, and
of judging. Since Memorial Day Shulman, Joe Seminara, Kris- vessels, we had five vessels it was unclear if they would
weekend, those 30 photos have ten Ryan, Michelle Anne Green, total to transport beachgoers be used in Rockaway, as the
decorated the boardwalk from Parsla Vintere, Peter Brady, Ran- as the other boats reached ca- spokesperson was unsure if
Beach 17th to Riis Park, with the di Savron (2), Steve Jambeck and pacity. Across all three routes, they were seafaring vessels
help of the Parks Department. Tim Burke. Anyone is welcome there were 11 NYC Ferry boats that could handle the ocean.
Earlier this month, the public to join at Caracas for breakfast and three chartered vessels: NYCEDC also said that ac-
had opportunities to vote on on Sunday to see who is crowned two from NY Waterway and tions are being taken to ac-
their favorites. the winner. one American Princess. Even commodate those who board
Were now down to 15 finalists. Special thanks goes to John so, wait times were still prob- the Rockaway-bound boat at
And on Sunday, July 2, at 10 a.m. Cori for organizing the contest, lematic. The number of ferry Sunset Park. NYC Ferry has
at Beach 106th concession Cara- the Parks Department, NYC riders increased across the started to hold some seats at
cas, the grand prize winner will Ferry, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway city last weekend, making it Pier 11, during peak travel
be chosen by judges. The first Parks Conservancy and the the biggest travel weekend times on weekends so the stop
place winner will receive $500 Rockaway Artists Alliance for yet. There were 10,3000 riders in Brooklyn can be made to
and front page glory in The Rock- all of their help. on the Rockaway route, com- pick up passengers there.

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Strength in Numbers at the


Walk for the Shore II Rally
What do we want? Groins! the Army Corps of Engineers
When do we want them? Now! regarding beach protection.
That was just one of many John Cori and Eddy Pastore
chants heard along the beach of Friends of Rockaway Beach
on Sunday, June 25, when hun- organized the successful event
dreds gathered at Beach 87th after clear evidence had shown
and Beach 140th Streets to de- that our beaches, specifically
mand immediate action from those without jetties, or groins,
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J Words For $600


thought it was a piece of cake A few weeks back I men- By the end, we were calling
at the time. tioned a couple of cars of it The Quilt.
Ok, you wanna play? Got mine that could qualify for Another guy owned a
your hand on the buzzer? the Jalopy Hall Of Disaster. car with no reverse gear.
A young friend and a for- The category was J Words My lemons brought back Everything was cool except
mer, mild-mannered report- words that begin with the letter J. some memories for readers when it came to parallel park-
er for a not-so major metro- My guy says, Alex give me J from the good old days the ing. And, of course, there
politan newspaper appeared Words for $600. Alex reads the days when your greatest hope were plenty of people who
on the TV show Jeopardy! answer: One theory derives wasnt to play in the Major told me they painted their car
a couple weeks back. I knew this word from the name of Leagues or become Presi- with house paint. You could
he had brains but had no idea a Mexican town where many dent. Your greatest hope was see the brush strokes. It was a
how much crap, er, trivia, used, dilapidated American your car would start. classy era.
was in his head, too. He was cars were sent. One guy told me his friend Everybody had a car story. A
crushing it halfway through And the answerer is? (Dont had a car that would only now long-married couple told
the second round. forget in the form of a turn right. They'd have to fig- me about the time they went
Now, of course, you watch question!). If you said, What ure out a course, to get where to a concert and came out to
Jeopardy! mostly to feel su- is Juarez? like my guy, you they were going, only making find their car gone from the
perior the odd time you know lose 6 million pesos. The an- right turns. When I relayed big parking lot. They called the
an answer before the contest- swer, of course, is jalopy. this tale to another friend she cops to report it stolen and de-
ant buzzes in. Or, best of all, And if youre over the age of asked if the car could only scribed the dented yellow Pin-
you nail your own Daily Dou- 40 you probably got that one make right turns or was it the to with a green door and said it
ble, thats when you know the right. In fact, youve probably driver? She added she still had a bad clutch and you had
answer and nobody on the owned a jalopy or two. doesnt like left turns, herself. to push it to get started.
show does. You say pffff or My guys answer really One family owned a Delta The cop said, your cars not
ha, these idiots. spoke to his youth rather than 88. It was like a Delta 12 stolen. Keep looking.
But I did not take great joy lack of knowledge. I spoke to by the time we were through Kinda funny that my young
or burst with disdain when him after the show aired and with it, a buddy said. They Jeopardy! friend lost $600
my guy, who was on a roll, he said he still never heard of had to replace door panels on Japoly that was way more
suddenly swung and missed a jalopy and was just grateful and the hood and didnt care than we spent on some of
on an easy one. At least I he didnt blurt out jalapeno. that the colors didnt match. ours.

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***** to that location. As part of the and Beach 116th Street, received
We heard some 800 people ULURP process, the issue goes a notice from the Department of
were waiting at Pier 11 to get on before the Borough President Buildings to fix the place or tear it
the ferry to Rockaway on Sun- who makes a recommendation down. We asked Ester Konig, one
day. Thats about 650 more than after a public hearing. BPs often of the people involved in owner-
can fit on the ferry. The New York base recommendations on the ship, what she was planning to
***** Times had a positive article with wishes of the Community Board. do. She said the notice (which
Ok, so youre not supposed to nice mentions of the new beer Such a recommendation, pro or we showed her) was news to her
call 911 unless its an emergen- garden, Liquid Bread at Com- con, will come within 30 days of a and would seek a remedy. And
cy. Better to call the precinct, munity House, and Tracy Obol- hearing. The Community Board she mentioned that there are
right? Well, that doesnt seem skys Rockaway Beach Bakery suggested the National Grid lot many interested parties whod
to do much good with the 100th and the sculpture exhibit along on Beach 110th Street and Beach like to buy or lease the place. She
Precinct. Readers have told us Shore Front Parkway. And the Channel Drive would make more says patience is a virtue. We say
that the 100th Precinct doesnt article mentioned the great new sense. One resident suggested an eyesore is an eyesore.
pick up the phone. We gave it a ferry service. That article, no the 100th Precinct and the fire- *****
test last week. Three calls, no an- doubt, caused an uptick in Rock- house on 116th be relocated to The winner of The Rockaway
swer. We tried again three times away-bound day trippers. that spot. Times Photo contest will be se-
on Tuesday (and double checked ***** ***** lected on Sunday, July 2. Well
the number, 718-318-4200): Advertiser alert. Next week is St. Camillus is establishing have the lucky winner on the
no answer. We went to Twitter a screwy work week. The Rocka- the Monsignor William Burke front page July 6.
and asked @NYPD100Pct if the way Times will be in on Monday Memorial Fund, a scholar- *****
phones were working because til noon. Closed on Tuesday, the ship for a current student who Glad to see so many concerned
no one was picking up. Their an- 4th. Open on Wednesday. Please demonstrates a love of music citizens turn out for the beach
swer: the phones are working. have your ad ready by Monday or and the values of love, respect, (we want jetties now) rallies last
We wrote back and asked- ok, first thing Wednesday for the July loyalty and faith. To support the week. All other issues pale in
does anyone pick up? After a 6 issue. Thanks! scholarship, the Board is spon- comparison to the importance
long wait, we got a yes. Well, ***** soring a 50/50 raffle on Sunday, of beach protection. There wont
we tried again Wednesday: no In case you missed it, the Com- July 9 after the 11:30 a.m. mass. be much to say about parking,
answer. We hope this is recti- munity Board rejected the pro- Tickets are also available at the dog crap, bike lanes, and ferries if
fied soon. Residents should be posal of the FDNY to acquire the rectory. Rockaway doesnt get the protec-
able to get a response to qual- vacant HSBC Bank at 116th Street ***** tion it needs. The molasses-like
ity of life calls and other mat- and Beach Channel Drive and The Sandbar, or what remains movement of the Army Corps of
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St. Francis to Welcome Father


Bill as New Pastor
By Katie McFadden tion. Now I can tell when the
weather is going to change, he
Starting Friday, June 30, a joked, much like he did on his
new priest will be in charge first day at St. Francis. I have
at St. Francis de Sales church. a plate with three screws in my
But hes not new at all. Fa- leg and on my first day here,
ther William Sweeney, bet- during Mass, I said, Some-
ter known as Father Bill, has times people say priests have
been a priest for 36 years and a screw loose. I can prove it,
has been bringing smiles to I have three! he said. Its
the parishioners of the Belle always a good way of getting
Harbor church for more than people to relax, when you start
a year, but hell soon become making fun of yourself.
Pastor as the beloved Monsig- Father Bill, along with Fa-
nor John Bracken moves on to ther Jim Cunningham and
serve other local parishioners. Monsignor Bracken, have all
Since January 2016, St. Fran- found their own ways to make
cis de Sales churchgoers have their parishioners comforta-
gotten to know Father Bill for ble. And it works. Father Bill
his tendency to make them Father Jim, Monsignor Bracken and Father Bill. says he wont have much work
laugh. Every Mass, I like to to do when Monsignor Brack-
start off with a joke to get peo- But its not just at Mass. When but I didnt report until March en leaves. One of the great
ples attention, Father Bill The Rockaway Times sat down because I fell and fractured things about St. Francis is that
said. And it seems to do the with Father Bill at the St. Fran- my ankle and broke my leg, its working. I dont have to fix
trick. Ive been doing it for cis de Sales rectory this week, Father Bill said, recalling a anything because people are
36 years as a priest and its he was in his element. I was serious accident, but imme- Continued on page 11
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This Week in History


JUNE 29 1964 - President Johnson signed the
Laura Cryan was born. Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law.
Sal Lopizzo was born. 2002 - Steve Fossett became the first
to circumnavigate the globe solo in a
1972 - The Supreme Court ruled in balloon.
Furman v. Georgia that the death pen- Join Us! Saturday, July 15 8am - 6pm

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alty could constitute "cruel and unu- JULY 3
sual" prompting some states to revise James Galleshaw was born.
their laws. Patricia Rorke was born.
John McGunigle was born.

OPENING
JUNE 30
Sean McVeigh was born 1890 - Idaho became the 43rd state in
Michele Dickesheid was born. the United States.
Alison McGovern was born. 1962 - Jackie Robinson became the
first African-American to be inducted
1859 - French acrobat Charles Blon- into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
din, AKA Jean Francois Gravelet,
walked across Niagara Falls on a tight- JULY 4
rope. The United States of America was
1971 - The 26th Amendment, which born.
lowered the voting age to 18, was rat- Christine Mahoney-Schneider was
ified by the states. born.
Neil Rowe was born.
JULY 1
Ray Agoglia was born. 1826 - Former presidents John Adams
and Thomas Jefferson both died.
1863 - The Battle of Gettysburg, which 1831 - Former president James Mon-
marked the turning point in the Civil roe died.
War, began.
1997 - After 156 years of British colo- JULY 5
nial rule, Hong Kong was returned to Tina Schlissel was born.
China.
1811 - Venezuela became the first
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Lakia Echols was born. 1996 - Dolly, the first sheep cloned
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Continued from Page 8 Im doing, he said.
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Msgr. Bracken, who just cele- est priest in the diocese be-
brated the 50th anniversary of cause it takes me 19 years to get
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far. Hell be saying Masses at between that time at St. Fran-
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in Roxbury. Its bittersweet named pastor of St. Catherine
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and hes been the rock that Al Roker, who Father Bill calls
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FDNY to Battle Birmingham in Epic Boxing Showdown


(And Local Grudge Matches, Too)
By Katie McFadden McGuire serves as the pres- onship. Right now, we own
ident of the organization. the belt, and theyll be try-
In 1776, America declared He boxed in more than 50 ing to win it back on Friday,
independence from Great matches for FDNY before re- McGuire said.
Britain. On July 4, well cel- tiring from boxing in 1991. In support of the event,
ebrate that anniversary with The head trainer for the team some local groups have al-
BBQs and fireworks. But on is Mike Reno, who also has ready made direct donations
July 7, America will battle the more than 50 matches under to BHFH including Georgi
Brits once again, but this time his belt. He trains team mem- Vodka, RIBS, Healy's Pub,
theyre taking it to the ring. bers who range in skill levels, Sands Point Physical Thera-
FDNY Bravest Boxing and the with some entering the ring py, Rockaway Wish, Bunga-
West Midlands Fire Service of mortgage-free, to injured vet- for their first match next Fri- low Bar, Thai Rock, Epstiens
Birmingham, England will be erans and their families. day, to others who have been Beach, The Wharf, Rogers,
making fireworks of their own One of these heroes will be fighting for years. The team The Big House: Eng Co.
at the Thrilla in Camilla box- present at next Fridays event. faces off against firefighters, 264, Eng Co. 328 & Lad Co.
ing event. On June 21, 2004, US Army law enforcement and other 134, Rockaway Beach Golf
On Friday, July 7, at 6 p.m. Specialist Hugo Gonzalez was teams from all over the state, Club, Jamesons, Community
the gates will open at the St. severely injured in combat country and even world, House, Kennedy's, Whits End,
Camillus (99-15 Rockaway in Baqubah, Iraq. His vehi- which is how this matchup Rockaway Brewery, Manhat-
Beach Boulevard) parking cle took a direct hit from an against Birmingham came to tan Beer, Oak Beverage, Long
lot as spectators pour in to improvised explosive device be. It's the first time the West Trail and Anheuser-Busch.
catch the first bout at 7 p.m. (IED) and a furious gun bat- Midlands Fire Service will be If youd like to help support
sharp. The night will be jam- tle broke out with insurgents. in America, but its not their this great cause, come out
packed with grudge matches Specialist Gonzalez suffered first matchup against the next Friday, July 7. Children
between each team, plus a a traumatic brain injury. He FDNY. Last year, we went 12 and younger can enter for
special match between two was taken to the base camp overseas and fought them free. Tickets are available at
FDNY Rockaway locals. where he was placed in a med- for the transatlantic champi- www.fdnyboxing.com
The program includes three ically-induced coma, and
preliminary bouts, and eight had a piece of bone from his
grudge matches between
welterweight, cruiserweight,
cranium removed to relieve
the pressure of the swelling of Welcome The Warriors
heavyweight and super heav-
yweight contenders from
his brain. He also suffered in-
ternal bleeding, a sinus bone Next Thursday!
FDNY and West Midlands. fracture, a crushed optic
Theres also a special match- nerve (right eye) and a hole The Warriors are coming! Next
up. Jimmy Frontera of Ladder in the left retina. He is now Thursday, July 6, the veterans of
113 and Thomas McVeigh of legally blind. SPC Gonzalez the Hope for the Warriors pro-
Ladder 153, both from Rock- also now requires long-term gram will be coming for a fun-
away, have been training for therapy with anti-epileptic filled weekend by the beach.
months just for this show- medications. SPC Gonzalez Hope for the Warriors will be
down. This is a match that and his family will be receiv- hosting a weekend full of activi-
Rockaway people are going ing a home in Port St. Lucie, ties for wounded military mem- Friday, July 7 at 6 p.m., there
to want to see, event organ- Florida. bers. The weekend starts with a will be a dinner cruise out of
izer and FDNY Bravest Box- FDNY Bravest Boxing has welcome parade on Thursday, Sheepshead Bay on the Stars of
ing President Bobby McGuire been hosting events to ben- June 6, just after 6 p.m. Residents New York. Tickets can be pur-
said. efit BHFH for about five are encouraged to line Rockaway chased for $40 where t-shirts
The fighters are battling it years and has raised more Beach Boulevard, from Beach will be sold. Shirts will be sold
out in the ring, all for a great than $100,000 for the chari- 149th to Beach 120th, to cheer in front of the stores in Breezy
cause. Tickets are $25 for gen- ty. Ninety-six perfect of the on the warriors. Bring your flags Point on weekends and holi-
eral admission or $50 for VIP money we receive goes right and high spirits! After they pass days, as well as at Wednesday
ringside seats, plus there will toward the cause, McGuire through Rockaway, theyll be night volleyball. During the pa-
be a 50/50 raffle all to raise said. FDNY Bravest Boxing heading toward Roxbury and up rade on July 6, shirts will be sold
money for Building Homes has been boxing for chari- State Road to Breezy Point for a at the corner of Beach 129th and
for Heroes (BHFH). The fire- ty ever since they started in lap around the ball field. Rockaway Beach Boulevard.
fighting men and women who 1982. Their team motto is On Friday and Saturday, the The program will come to an
serve their city will be giving Well fight anyone,any- warriors will enjoy beach ac- end on Sunday. On July 9 at 10
their all in honor of those where,anytimeas long tivities and a surf clinic with a.m., there will be an outdoor
who serve their country. as its for a good cause. The AMP Surf, A-Team Paddle Mass for the warriors at the
BHFH has changed hundreds team members volunteer and Boarding and Deirdre Roberts, Breezy Point 9/11 Memorial. Re-
of lives by building or modify- dont get paid or special time from 9 a.m. to noon on Beach freshments will be provided by
ing homes, and gifting them, off from work to compete. 219th Street in Breezy Point. On the Breezy Point Co-op.

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are not alone in our gratitude Homeowners are frightened Congress, an umbrella organ-
to the staff of St. John's: Just that the tens of thousands of ization of over 110 civic or-
wonderful! dollars spent to rebuild their ganizations, whose mission is
Maureen & Neil McNelis homes will soon be consid- to improve the quality of life
ered wasted. The lack of ef- for its members in Queens
fective resiliency measures is County, and for vowing to
Its About All Of Us evident. Elected officials had support the erection of ef-
Dear Editor: stated YEARS ago, right after fective measures designed to
On Sunday, June 25, the storm, something needs to improve Rockaway Beachs
Friends of Rockaway Beach, be done if the peninsula is to resiliency.
Belle Harbor and Neponsit be fully protected. Rock Jet- Finally, I pray that Mayor de
Property Owners Associa- ties are needed! Where are Blasio, who has taken the new
Cheers for St. Johns tions, organized two demon- they? Reinforced Dunes are ferry to Rockaway and walked
strations on Beach 87th and a must! Where are they? Ar- on our beautifully built board-
140th Streets, respectively, tificial reefs should be consid- walk, realizes that the time is
Dear Editor: the purpose of which was to ered! Where are they? More NOW for him to come to Rock-
My husband was a recent bring attention to the fact that sand? Where is it? How much away a third time for the SOLE
patient at St. John's Hospital Rockaway Beach continues to longer do we have to wait for purpose of walking the beach
in Far Rockaway, first in the experience severe erosion, adequate protection? with John Cori, Eddy Pastore,
ER and then as an admission especially where jetties are While I realize the demon- Amanda Agoglia and Hank
for surgery and after-care. I missing, and is still extremely stration was organized quick- Iori to see for himself the ur-
want to express our thanks to vulnerable to future storms, ly, I am disappointed that gency for immediate imple-
Drs. Valentine and Michael requiring federal, state and some NYC Council Members mentation of effective resil-
Spatcher, among others, and city elected officials to LIS- on the Parks and Resiliency iency measures. Once he sees
to the excellent nurses both TEN to their tax-paying con- Committees, who were invit- the shoreline, I am certain he
in the ER and on the eleventh stituents who reside in the ed, were not in attendance. will agree that all left over
floor for their combined care, Rockaways, most of whom Hopefully they realize how FEMA funds, given to NYC,
contributing to his recovery. feel their representatives important this issue is, not be allocated strictly for Rock-
Gerard Walsh, the CEO, have either chosen to ignore only for residents, but to the aways protection from future
should be made aware that the issue until another dis- millions of yearly visitors. storms.
procedurally, hospital staff astrous storm occurs, or they I must take this opportu- Barbara S. Larkin
are performing well above just dont realize the urgency nity to thank Kevin Forrest-
expectations. I'm sure we to get the job done! al, president of Queens Civic Continued on page 15

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WE GET EMAIL the house. About three to four can see the sun is shining. I am and now my son is gagging.
Continued from Page 14 weeks prior to this incident, a on my way to my in-laws to my Hope you are enjoying your
car parked on the north side of nieces high school graduation Saturday. Please don't print
Newport Ave and Beach 126th in a backyard in Bayshore, LI. this or I'm a dead man.
Hit & Dont Run Street was struck by another Yay! We are on the Belt Park- Not Larry Penner
Dear Editor: vehicle late at night and again way in dead stop traffic. For-
There was a Hit & Run on Sat- the irresponsible driver left tunately my wife is driving at
urday, June 24 during the early the scene. The damage to the the moment, so I get to drive
morning hours around 4 a.m. rear of the parked car was sub- home, no beer for me. I have
at 126-02 Newport Ave. The stantial, appearing to leave the two young children in the car
driver fled in a dark SUV before vehicle a total loss, again leav- fighting. I can't utter a word
Editor@RockawayTimes.com
NYPD arrived at the scene. Any ing the owner with a financial out loud, so you're it. You're
information should be report- burden and unable to use it. Of all I have right now. I know
ed to the 100th PCT. course there could be different you can feel my pain. Oh
John Kaleta reasons why these two inci- yeah, the dog just threw up,
dents happened but if the driv-
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lands, way out in the Pacific enjoy, and they had no fear of
Ocean off the coast of Ecuador. humans. This was amazing!
It was number one on my buck- We had to keep a two-meter
et list (yes, Ive decided its time distance, but sometimes they
to get going on that!) and our came closer to inspect and
days were filled from dawn to preen and we sat quietly to take
dusk, which is equal in length it all in. Iguanas, sea lions and
on the equator, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. birds alike were completely
with hikes and snorkeling and
talks from the naturalists on
board and photography les-

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sons and interesting chats with
fellow travelers from all over
the world.
There are many islands that

and the Worst make up the Galapagos, all


volcanic, and it is all national
parkland, and access is strictly

of Times
limited. I was happy to hear this
because I didnt like to think
of inquisitive tourists like my-
self making a negative impact
By Sarah Arikian with me, and it was so nice to on the unspoiled islands. We
feel healthy, clear-headed and trekked in groups of six or eight
June is a month where a lot full of energy. Even at dawn! and always with a naturalist,
seems to happen in my family, I have really enjoyed some wrapped in layers of protective
and this year is no exception. It beautiful sunrises over the clothing, including floppy hats, unafraid of humans. The blue
started well this year, as I cel- ocean, which is absolutely the sunglasses and gloves, to pro- footed boobies courted us and
ebrated 12 months without an best way to start the day. Then tect against the strong UV rays. tapped towards us with their
alcoholic drink, which in some I went on the vacation of a life- Albatrosses and frigate birds attractive feet as if to say Look
ways was less challenging than I time, a National Geographic were courting and their bi- at me, I eat so well my feet turn
expected because I have friends expedition with my younger zarre dances and bright plum-
taking this adventure along daughter to the Galapagos Is- age were in full force for us to Continued on page 17

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BE WELL BE HAPPY ways seemed to know if some-
Continued from Page 16 one needed comfort or sup- One On One
blue and Id be a great provider
port because he would lay his
big, blonde head on your lap

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wonderful, elaborate dance. with him. He even received a
We swam with sea lions, and massage! The following day his
sharks, off reefs that dropped breathing had worsened and
100 feet into the turquoise wa- his abdomen had swollen and
ters and were exquisitely clear, we had to take him to Rocka-
with hundreds of parrot fish way Beach Veterinary Services
and barracuda moving beneath where Dr. Hollander and his
us and the occasional Galapa- staff helped us, with kindness
gos penguin zooming by like a and dignity, and we had to say
bullet underwater. goodbye to our dear friend.
Tourist money helps to fund There is a lot of beauty to this
the Charles Darwin Research story, as well as pain. I give
Facility on the Island of Santa thanks for the life Monty led
Cruz, and it was a dream to sit and the happiness he brought
among the Giant Tortoises and us, and although he passed
watch them mash ripe guavas away too young, he brought a
as they trundled over the ter- lot of joy into the world.
ritory. The air smelled of gua- I came upon this quote from
va and incense from the Palo an interview with the poet
Santo trees. My daughter, goes Mary Oliver, which spoke to
away at college so I dont get to me: And now my old dog is
see her that often. When shes dead, and another I had after
home shes always surround- him, and my parents are dead,
ed by her Rockaway buddies. and that first world, that old
She and I talked under the full house, is sold and lost, and the
moon as we crossed the equa- books I gathered there lost, or
tor for the first time and gazed sold but more books bought,
up at the Southern Cross about and in another place, board
the endless variety of mother by board and stone by stone,

Call now
nature, and the joys of being like a house, a true life built,
able to take this trip together, and all because I was steadfast
and everything in between! I about one or two things: lov-
am so grateful for this incredi-
bly precious time.
ing foxes, and poems, the blank
piece of paper, and my own en-
for your appointment
We came home on June 11
and our family dog, the magnif-
ergy and mostly the shim-
mering shoulders of the world
Walk ins Welcomed
icent Montague, our nine- year- that shrug carelessly over the
old golden retriever, who had fate of any individual that they
been diagnosed with terminal may, the better, keep the Niles
cancer of the spleen on the day and the Amazons flowing. And
that we left for the Galapagos, that I did not give to anyone
had taken a turn for the worse. the responsibility for my life.
Monty was the best of dogs, with It is mine. I made it. And can
a golden heart and a sweet, lov- do what I want to with it. Live
ing disposition that made peo- it. Give it back, someday, with-
ple stop and smile and put their out bitterness, to the wild and
hands out for a quick stroke. As weedy dunes.
a puppy he used to dive into the June has shown me the best
pool with complete abandon, of times and the worst of times
and create a huge splash. He and the important thing is to
and I would have swim races, live it. Here and now. Just today
where I would cheat and still I heard the joyful news that my

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hug him at night.
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Directions:
ROCKAWAY Preheat broiler with oven rack
BEACH vs. in upper middle position.
Combine the first four ingre-
STATEN ISLAND dients in a medium bowl. Divide
EROSION?!?! Sliders with and shape turkey mixture into
eight (2) patties. Arrange patties
Crunchy Green on a baking sheet. Broil 2-3 min-
utes each side or until done.
Apple Slaw Combine coleslaw, apple,
mayonnaise, and juice in a
By Sharon Feldman bowl. Divide cucumber slic-
es over bottom halves of buns.
Serves: 4 Top evenly with turkey burg-
Look for ground turkey rather ers, coleslaw mixture, and top
than ground turkey breast the halves of buns.
ground turkey has a bit more fat
and flavor.

Ingredients:
teaspoon ground cumin
teaspoon salt
teaspoon ground red pepper
By Emil R. Lucev, Sr. & his daugh- New Dorp Beach to the north 1 pound ground turkey
ter Katie Lucev (bottom of photo). To the left 1 cup shredded coleslaw mix
This aerial oblique pho- is the Atlantic Ocean. One cup chopped granny smith
to shows a old wooden jet- cannot help but ponder apple, cut into small chunks
ty holding the beach from what improvements the Army cup canola mayonnaise
being washed away at Ce- Corps of Engineers made 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
dar Grove Beach, located in there in Staten Island (circa 1 small cucumber, cut into
Staten Island. This beach is 1900something). The photo thick slices
between Oakwood Beach to insert is the cover of June 1st 8 (1-1/4 0z) whole-wheat slid-
the south (top of photo), and 2017 Rockaway Times issue. er buns, toasted

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there is only one medication that but it is becoming clear that cur-

Ask the raises HDL levels and that is nia-


cin, aka Vitamin B3. Niacin may
lower total cholesterol, triglycer-
rent lipid testing is insufficient to
determine the levels of the sub-
types of not just HDL, but all the

DOC
ide, and LDL by small amounts, lipids. Research is ongoing to de-
but its main effect is raising HDL. termine how all these sub-types
The main side effect of niacin is affect the human body.
skin flushing, or the feeling that In most cases, lipid levels are
By Peter Galvin, MD your skin is on fire. This relative- primarily determined by a per-
ly common side effect can be sons genetic background. Fami-
lessened or eliminated by taking lies with early CVD, like strokes

Cardiovascular Disease a non-coated aspirin with the


niacin or using a slow-release
niacin product like Niaspan. Ni-
and heart attacks at a young
age (below 50), often have very
low HDL levels (below 20) and
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) ment for treating elevated lipid acin is also associated with an very high LDL levels (above
is a huge burden on global health levels (aka dyslipidemia) as a risk increased risk of new-onset or 190). Despite there being lit-
despite decades of focused re- factor for CVD. However, as there worsening diabetes, gastrointes- tle evidence that niacin affects
search and intervention. Multi- is considerable variation in peo- tinal distress, and muscle pains mortality and CVD, most prac-
ple large studies have demon- ples responses to statins, other and aches. titioners would place people in
strated that low HDL (good non-statin medications are also It is interesting to note that a this category on both a statin
cholesterol) levels and high recommended by current guide- number of studies have shown and niacin and would perform
LDL (bad cholesterol) levels lines. that despite niacin causing a frequent cardiovascular test-
are both strongly associated with A number of studies have significant increase in HDL lev- ing. So if you dont know what
an increased risk of CVD. One shown an inverse relationship els, it was not associated with a your lipid levels are get tested
large study showed that there between HDL levels and CVD. decreased risk of death, heart and start at a young age (below
was a five to six percent reduc- Therefore targeting raising HDL attacks, and strokes. This con- 40) to create a baseline. Assess-
tion in vascular events for every levels has been proposed as a fusing outcome obviously re- ing your risk of CVD and doing
10 mg/dl decrease in LDL. It is means of reducing CVD risk. quires more study. It is thought something about it are vital to
on the basis of this and other The problem is that statins, while that part of the reason may be staying alive longer and staying
studies that major international they lower total cholesterol and that there are a number of sub- healthy.
cardiology and lipid associations LDL levels, do not raise HDL lev- types of HDL and perhaps nia- Please direct questions and
recommend statins (Lipitor, els. A low-fat diet and proper ex- cin affects a sub-type that is not comments to editor@rockaway-
Crestor, etc.) as first line treat- ercise may elevate HDL a bit, but linked to CVD. The jury is still out times.com

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Rockaway Waterfront Alli- land. So far, produce has var-
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Farm and Sang Lee Farms, a Oprah Davidson as they are
seventy-year-old family farm picking up their vegetables.
on the North Fork of Long Is- Davidsons weekly recipe fea-
tures produce from the share
to give members ideas of what
to do with less well-known
items like bok choy and leeks.
The farm share gets even
more exciting in July when
the fruit share begins. Grown
at Briermere Farms, also lo-
cated on Long Island, mem- and potential members) in open for new members, but
bers can expect a variety May to visit both farms on sign up quickly as space is
of fruits including apples, Long Island. At Briermere limited. To sign up, please
pears, peaches, plums, and Farm, the group took a hay- contact External Affairs Man-
berries. ride through the orchards ager Judah Asimov at: jasi-
RWA decided to create the and sampled baked goods us- mov@rwalliance.org or sign
farm share to increase ac- ing the farms fruit. At Sang up online at rwalliance.org.
cess to affordable, organic Lee Farms, the group had a RWA would also like to thank
produce. As part of that mis- delicious organic lunch and New York Community Trust
sion, RWA led a trip of about walked through the fields. for making the Rockaway
40 people (a mix of members RWA still has a few spots Farm Share possible.

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THE SCHOLARS ACADEMY PARENT ASSOCIATION


Congratulates the High School Graduating Class of 2017
We are proud of our Scholars accomplishments!
The Scholars Academy Parent Association is very proud to congratulate our 2017 Graduates and their families
on a job well done! The Class of 2017 earned nearly 22 million dollars in scholarships. 100% were accepted to a
four year college. 100 % of seniors graduating with 98% attending a 4 year college or university. The graduates
collectively earned over $24 million in scholarships! That averages to almost $201,000 per student! This is over
$3 million more in scholarship money from 2016!
Casey Colleran, Valedictorian Kalista Cox, Salutatorian
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William Anderson: Rochester Institute of Technology* the CUNY Ryan Panetta: Augustana College
Jonathan Archila: New York University* Nycia Glover: St. Francis College Madhurie Parasram: Stony Brook Unive University*
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We Mean Business: Notes from The RBA


BUSINESS RESILIENCY: PLANNING FOR YEAR-ROUND BUSINESS STABILITY
Presented by Rocka- preparing for the slow are free to members
way Business Alliance, season can be equal- and also available to
NYC Department of ly important. How can non-members thanks
Small Business Servic- Rockaway businesses to the support of Ave-
es, and Great Jamaica ride the wave of a sea- nue NYC and CitiBank.
Bay Development Cor- sonal business trend Business Resilien-
poration, in partnership and avoid getting cy: Planning for Year-
with Perch Advisors. dragged under in the Round Business Stabil-
The Rockaway Busi- winter months? ity will take at Caracas
ness Alliance (RBA) The RBA is hosting Arepa Bar, 106-01 Shore
represents dozens of its first business work- Front Parkway on Thurs-
businesses in the Rock- shop, focusing on the day, July 20 from 9 a.m.
aways and strives to topic of resiliency. We to 11 a.m. A delicious
provide them the tools are teaming up with the breakfast will be pro-
that they need to thrive, Greater Jamaica Bay vided by Caracas Rock-
on season and off. We Development Corpora- away and sponsored by Formally known as nomic and social im-
are excited to announce tion who will provide Greater Jamaica Bay De- the Beach 116th Part- pact of the Rockaways,
that we will be produc- tips, techniques, and velopment Corporation. nership, the Rockaway and to build a resilient,
ing a series of work- tricks to handling sea- This workshop is made Business Alliance has eventful and prosper-
shops aimed at offering sonal business cash- possible with support expanded to include ous way forward.
businesses the specific flow trends and alter- from Avenue NYC, a areas of business on Please email Rocka-
skills they need to nav- natives to traditional grant from NYC Depart- the Rockaway Penin- way Business Alliance to
igate the unique chal- financing. The NYC ment of Small Business sula between Riis Park RSVP: info@rockaway-
lenges of Rockaway ge- Department of Small Services aimed to help and Beach 43rd Street. businessalliance.org
ography. Business Services will commercial districts The RBA engages busi- (This is the first of
Disaster prepared- also speak about emer- thrive. We also grateful- ness owners and resi- what will be a regular
ness is a crucial topic gency planning and ly acknowledge CitiBank dents to create a more column in The Rocka-
for business owners preparedness. These for their co-sponsorship unified community, to way Times submitted by
in the Rockaways, but business workshops of this event. contribute to the eco- RBA).

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B R O O K LY N M E M B E R
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Lic. Associate Brokers: Barbara Ferguson Nia Casilla
Lic. RE Agents: Melissa Carrington Ariana David Colleen Brady Jenny Dantone
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Rentals Commercial
142nd: Summer rental, 4BR, 3BA home with open floor plan and out door space (AD) . . . . . .$28,000 72nd: Three lots featuring two factories and one warehouse (AD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,200,000
135th: Summer rental, 2BR large 2nd flr apt with large deck and weekend parking (NC) . . . .$11,000 98th: Unique store front with 3 attached renovated bungalows (MC) . . . . . . . . . . . $1,200,000
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91st: Renovated 4BR, 2 full baths apt with master suite, laundry and HW floors (NC) . . . . . . . $2,400 116th: Prime location, 1,100 sq ft, reception area plus 4 rooms (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,800
98th: Beach block 3BR, 2BA renovated apt with SS appliances (JD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,300 72nd: Two offices and conference room available fully furnished (BF). . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,200
98th: Beach block 3BR, 2BA with master suite and ocean views (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,200
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22nd: 3BR, 1BA in private home with porch and backyard (JD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,000
97th: 3BR, 1BA third floor walk up apt with HW floors and spacious rooms (MC) . . . . . . . . . . $2,000 87th: Build your Rockaway Beach dream home on 38x110 lot (MC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . $350,000
128th: 2BR, 1BA newly renovated apt with fresh paint and private parking spot (BF) . . . . . . . $1,850 Arverne: 6,000 Square feet of commercial land (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $325,000
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124th: Spacious duplex 1BR unit on beach block with space for office (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,600 72nd: 40x100 parcel zoned R4A , combine with adjacent lot (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $225,000
25th: Beach block bungalow, 3BR, 1BA renovated with small yard (JD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,600 72nd: 40x100 parcel zoned R4A, developers opportunity (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $225,000
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69th: 1BR with SS appliances, wood cabinets and updated bath (BF). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500 Arverne: 2,000 Square feet zoned C3, Marina/Yacht (NC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $120,000
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Ed Burns Enjoying Rockaway Summertime

Rockaway is feeling the ing earlier this month around


BurnEdward Burns. The actor the bungalows at Beach 109th,
and director has been spotted as well as Beach 121st Street.
around town as he films his new Some locals have had the op-
coming-of-age film, Summer- portunity to meet Burns, and
time. even get a cameo in the film.
Set on the south shore of Sarah Kenny met Burns while
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1983, [Summertime] follows a on Thursday, June 22 and gave
group of working-class teenag- her daughter, Tessa Cooke, an
ers and 20-somethings as they opportunity to be in the film.
work their summer jobs, fall in He loved my daughter's hair so
and out of love, and wrestle with much he put her in the movie.
what the future holds when ten and directed by Burns, who the 1998 film, No Looking Back, He and his crew were absolute-
the summer ends and the real will also appear in the film. but it looks like he decided to ly wonderful and stayed to have
world beckons, according to Burns is no stranger to Rocka- look back at Rockaway for his a beer with my mom on her
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walk a block or two to paradise hose that has been warmed by


doesnt compare with any of the sun. The grille starts up and
that. The opportunity to be with hot dogs and hamburgers start
your family, your brothers, sis- flying off immediately into the
ters, aunts and uncles, to be with hands of the youngest red-faced
your clan is strongest in summer. companions.
Past slights are forgotten amid The night breeze is cooler
seagulls squawking away at the but feels good against the sun-
sky above. Clouds drift in and burned skin, especially as jokes
out and across in no discernable get funnier and faces get wrin-
pattern. A football is tossed out kled up in laughing fits. Sto-
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into a wave, and the clink of a top shared, hugs and kisses to rel-
being flipped open. Maybe there atives who now must make
are peanut butter and jelly sand- the long trip to the mainland.

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wiches, and an aunt reminding Climbing into bed the sheets
everyone to wait a half hour be- feel electric against the sun and
fore you go in for a swim, God wind-tested skin. Thoughts
By Lou Pastina ers showing off, grandmothers forbid you get a cramp! drift until they become dreams,
The soft breezes finally came sitting with blankets on in the Someone takes a kayak out, and you can still feel the waves
after all that rain. The waves sun. Crinkly noses burned by maybe a stand-up paddleboard, lifting you up as if you were still
tucked in and lengthened across long days, ruby red sunsets with the sun starts its slow descent; out riding the tides. And finally
the sand bars allowing the young an occasional dolphin or whale the breeze feels a little saltier. The sleep comes, and doesnt re-
ones to play in small lagoons swimming by languidly. These clouds part to let the sun find the lease us until the next morning
formed at the shoreline. The sun are the days we dream about horizon and in a burst of orange when that beautiful summer
got hotter, the sand, whats left during those dark dreary winter and red disappears behind the sun greets us again and says
of it, got warmer, and the ocean nights; these are the days that deep blues. But it doesnt get to us, yes its summer lets en-
looked friendlier. Yes, it seems bring us back to what it means to dark yet because the soft glow joy this time together and cre-
that almost despite Mother Na- live at the beach. continues for another hour or ate memories to keep us warm
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PVC Bike Rack


By Artie Wallace Be sure they are at a 90-de-
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hold five bikes. each T, so that they are coming
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14- 1 PVC elbows other 12-inch piece and two
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Cut 10 pieces of PVC 3 PVC.
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Whats Up BiB?
and I'll rip you and the Mayor ly after Build It Back took over It Back gracing our street with
to shreds - any day, any time! West 11th and 12th Roads in their presence, our residents
Have a nice day." How's that April to start elevation and re- had already experienced more
for a closer? build work on some 35 prop- than two years of significant
Speaking of Build it Back, erties, any semblance of the construction activity with EIC
that program's track record of various BIB contractor staff and other contractors con-
bureaucratic inaction, fueled "remaining acutely aware of structing new bulkhead at the
by administrators who have these remaining families and bay ends, as well as ripping up
somehow managed to figure occupied properties and afford the entire length of the street
out how to cut red tape side- them a modicum of courtesy for new infrastructure, along
ways, has served to bring many and consideration so as to not with many scheduled water
a Broad Channel resident to inordinately impact their day and power outages, and then
tears while awaiting return to to lives" was immediately set constructing a newly raised
their homes. As bad as Build it aside as they set about to work. roadbed along the same length
Back has been to date for this Active driveways are often of road.
displaced population of Sandy times completely blocked... I also added that the differ-
survivors, they have somehow routine sanitation pick- ups ence between the EIC/DDC
now actually managed to an- have been missed and sched- operation and the present
You think Councilman Ul- ger residents of the Channel uled; home deliveries can- Build it Back operation is one
rich is a tad bit upset with May- who are not even involved celled because of contractor of an awareness of and con-
or Bill de Blasio? At a recent City with the program. street blockage...dumpsters, sideration for the residents of
Council hearing, Ulrich was in Prior to the transition from portable toilets and a myriad of the affected streets that their
rare form as he unloaded on the EIC contractor staff who were other contractor-related mate- work impacts. EIC/DDC ex-
Mayor's Office of Recovery and working on the new bulkheads rials have been placed directly celled at it, with an on-site and
Resiliency regarding the city's and raised streets on West 11th in front of residents homes...a readily available Community
Build it Back Program as well and 12th Road, to contractors cable feed was intentionally Construction Liaison and pro-
as plan(s) for a study regarding from the citys Build it Back cut by a contractor, who nev- viding residents with week-
beach erosion and sand replen- Program back in April of this er notified anyone, effective- ly work schedules (including
ishment in the Rockaway area, a year, it was made crystal clear ly killing cable service on the concrete work) and other rel-
program, the details of such, Ul- to staff from the Mayors Of- entire west side of 12th Road evant information, as a means
rich very obviously felt the May- fice Build it Back operation for more than 50 hours...a res- of maintaining solid and con-
or's Office was not exactly being that there are multiple families ident's private vehicle parked tinual communication with all
forthcoming with. who are not part of the Build it directly in front of the house street residents.
"It's almost like we don't ex- Back operation who will con- was struck and damaged by On the other hand, Build it
ist!...I don't appreciate it when tinue to reside in their homes a contractor's excavator with Back appears either unwilling
I am ignored or when the May- on both streets while the work no notice to the owner who or unable to grasp the above
or's Office comes to the City is being done. At that time it was home at the time...many concept and simply goes about
Council and tells us that they was stated that contractors individual contractors staff their business with various
have a great, grand, master must remain acutely aware of park their personal vehicles contractors and workers, each
plan and they don't keep an- these remaining families and in front of occupied proper- doing their own thing.
ybody in the loop. Very dis- occupied properties and afford ties without a second thought Although Mayor's Office
respectful. Unappreciated." them a modicum of courtesy to the fact that they are effec- staff has provided us with, on
When the Mayor's Office staff and consideration so as to not tively displacing parking for multiple occasions, multiple
stated that the Councilman inordinately impact their day an occupied home...a cen- assurances that they will ensure
had his facts wrong, Ulrich had to day lives (parking, deliveries, tral air unit was removed by BIB staff pay closer attention to
the last word by stating, "You street ingress/egress, driveway a contractor from a property these issues, one can only be
want to talk about facts, we'll access, refuse removal, etc.) on 11th Road and intentional- reminded that the definition of
have another hearing on facts That being said, immediate- ly placed in the pit under the insanity is repeating the same
newly-raised house where it actions, over and over again,

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sat half submerged in tidal wa- each time expecting a different
ters until the owner noticed it result. When (if?) Build It Back
during a weekend inspection ever completes its final eleva-
AND GET THE PAPER of the property.
Recently when talking with
tion and/or rebuild, the pro-
gram should be buried under
EVERY THURSDAY IN YOUR INBOX some of the contractor staff
about the above issues, I was
some rich soil where it can serve
as an inspiration to cabbage
told that perhaps we were all patch kids. I believe something
JUST DROP US A LINE: over-reacting to the work similar was done with that other
on the block because, and I Mayor's Office gem, Rapid Re-
MAIL@ROCKAWAYTIMES.COM quote, "...you guys probably
never had to deal with con-
pair, which is buried in a quar-
ry somewhere upstate inspiring
struction activity of this mag- newborn pet rocks!
nitude before." After taking Broad Channel, why would
a deep breath I advised this anyone want to live anywhere
gentleman that, prior to Build else?

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Middle Schooler Digs Deep Facts You Probably


in Local Residents New Book Dont Need
By Kimberly Kelliher unexpected emotions along America sells enough piz- There is enough water in
the way. On her journey she za every day to cover 100 Lake Superior to cover the
Katherine Blakeneys new finds that people all around acres. entire landmass of North
novel, Digging In The Stars, this extraordinary planet are and South America in one
is an adventure to prove that willing to help or are they? The state of Alaska is 429
times larger than the state foot of liquid.
the lost dont stay lost for- The above book review of
ever. I enjoyed reading this new young adult, science-fic- of Rhode Island.
book because of the adven- tion novel, Digging In The Based on area, the pen-
Although Ohio is listed as tagon is the largest office
tures and thrills the char- Stars, was submitted by local
the 17th state in the U.S., it building in the world. It
acters experienced. In this Scholars Academy 8th grade is technically the 47th state
book, 16-year-old Carter goes student, Kimberly Kelliher. has 17 miles of corridors
because Congress forgot to
on a mission to find her lost Its a really interesting book, vote on a resolution to admit and twice the space as the
best friend, Conrad, but that not just for young adults, but it to the Union until 1953. Empire State Building.
is not the only goal she hopes readers of all ages, she said.
to achieve in her mission. Kelliher will continue her ed- The government is still Smeadly Butler, who at the
Carter and her archeology ucation this fall at Scholars paying a pension on behalf time of his death was the
class travel to distant planet, high school program for gift- of a Civil War veteran--to most decorated Marine in
Thror, to find Conrad, and in ed and talented students. his 85-year-old daughter.
US history, played a major
the process she meets a few Meet the author, Kather-
The American flag's official role in exposing the "Busi-
interesting people. Carters ine Blakeney at Uncle Louie
second goal in this quest is Gs (92-10 Rockaway Beach colors are "Old Glory Red," ness Plot," an attempted
to find the lost burial place Blvd), on Sunday, July 2 from "White," and "Old Glory military coup of the US
of King Loreval of Thror. On 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more in- Blue." government and FDR.
her quest, she is stuck in formation call 718-474-2268. (TJC)
Abraham Lincoln is the
some sticky situations and Digging in the Stars can be only U.S. president to own
finds her group to be a big purchased at Amazon, Barnes a patent and a saloon. His Facts by Sean McVeigh,
help to her. She faces danger & Noble, iBooks, Kobo and patent was for a device to Factologist, with co-factol-
and sadness, along with a few Goodreads. lift boats over sandbars. ogist, TJC.


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A Tale of Two Build it Backs


By Kami-Leigh Agard These issues take time to re-
solve. Many homes require as-
Arverne residents, Marilyn bestos abatement and testing,
Samaroo and Stefan Perkins, following which the contractor
though complete strangers to needs to obtain the necessary
each other, have a lot in com- building permits. Often com-
mon. They are both single-fam- plications include unstable
ily homeowners in the same ground conditions and even
Rockaway neighborhood, who high tides, which delay soil ex-
suffered massive destruction cavation.
to their homes by Hurricane RT: What about those home-
Sandy, and both signed up for owners, again like Perkins, who
Build It Back NYC to help re- are expressing their frustration
construct their homes. with BIBs rollout of rental as-
However, this is where their sistance?
similarities end. BIB: BIB reimburses home-
Samaroo and her husband owners for rental costs during
have lived in Far Rockaway for construction. This assistance
17 years. Like many Rockaway was added in 2014 in order to
residents who suffered great- minimize the financial burden
ly from Hurricane Sandy, Sa- However for Stefan Perkins Tishman stopped working, one to homeowners also paying a
maroo did whatever repairs and his family, their experi- thing is for sure. Perkins wants mortgage. Additionally, BIB
to her house that she could ence with BIB and Tishman to be back home soon! My has partnered with the Center
afford new floors, beams, Construction has been com- family and I have had a tough for NYC Neighborhoods and
boilers, hot water heater, elec- pletely different. In our June 15 time. Being able to move back NY Disaster Interfaith Services
trical system and even hired issue, The Rockaway Times first would be such a break for us, to provide one-on-one tem-
a contractor with money she reported about Perkins plight emotionally and financially. porary housing assistance and
received from her insurance with BIB, in the article, Local I just hope they finish recon- can make direct payments to
company. However, the insur- 3 Union Workers Waiting in struction by September 2017 landlords for temporary rental
ance money was not enough, Vain for Spectrum Strike to End as they are promised, Perkins apartments.
so like many Rockaway resi- & BIB to Deliver. stated. RT: Are there rent cost restric-
dents, she applied to Build It For over a year, Perkins and According to BIB press sec- tions for temporary housing?
Back (BIB) for help. his family have been out of retary Matt Viggiano, While BIB: Temporary relocation
On November 15, 2015, she their home and renting in the BIB has more work to do, fam- assistance during construc-
handed her house keys to same Arverne neighborhood ilies are moving back into their tion for homeowners, who
BIB City-selected contractor, temporarily. Perkins, due to his elevated and rebuilt homes must relocate for more than
Tishman Construction. While Local 3 Spectrum Union strike, at a much faster pace. Ninety 30 days, ranges from approx-
construction was being done, has been out of work, living on percent of City-managed con- imately $1,500 per month for
Samaroo and her family tem- his savings and simultaneously struction projects are com- a one-person household to
porarily moved and rented an paying his mortgage, rent and plete today. The program is $2,700 per month for a five-
apartment in the area for $2,600 storage. fully-funded and that means plus person household. Rates
monthly. Admittedly BIBs The BIB rent reimbursement every family will return to their are based on federal guide-
rollout for rent reimbursement process is so slow, and I am still newly-fortified and sustainable lines.
and storage was really slow at waiting for storage reimburse- coastal home and communi- Note that rental assistance is
first. However, I was in con- ment. I keep calling and wait- ties. open to any homeowner has to
stant contact with BIB case ing. And now with my unions According to Viggiano, as of move during construction.
workers, Cheryl and Tiffany, strike, my family is literally liv- press time, BIB has complet- RT: For folks, seeking re-
who kept on top of everything ing on our savings, stated Per- ed 3,915 or approximately 90 imbursement and questions
and regularly communicated kins. percent of all City-Managed about delays for both rent and
when we should expect our However, coincidentally, af- construction and 7,934 home- storage, what's the best contact
reimbursement check for tem- ter RT contacted BIB on Perkins owners, or 95 percent of all ap- to apply?
porary housing assistance and behalf, he excitedly reported plicants, have been served with BIB: Our Customer Ser-
storage, Samaroo said good news. After a long hiatus either a construction start or vice Center and Construction
Then 17 months later, not of construction and months of have been sent a check. Centers are available to assist
only did the Samaroos get their not hearing from Tishman, the See Q&A with RT & BIB be- applicants. Applicants can call
keys back, but e-construction construction company called low: (212) 615-8329 or email hous-
of their home was done. him and resumed work the RT: Why are some homes ing@recovery.nyc.gov
Our home was lifted, and next day. However, last week, a such as the Perkins taking so RT: Is BIB still offering appli-
foundation, house siding and roof disappointed Perkins contact- long for construction to be cants who face long rebuilding
were all replaced. The excitement ed RT again and said that work completed? timetables the option to sell
and gratitude we felt to be back in suddenly stopped without no- BIB: Some BIB projects may their property to the City?
our beloved home, which today tification. be complex due to the age of BIB: Yes, homeowners that
still feels like a brand new house, The stall in work could have the home or overall structural are interested in selling should
is amazing. If another storm hit, I been due to the monsoon rains problems. Some of these issues reach out to BIB Customer Ser-
feel that we will be perfectly safe! last week on the peninsula, come to light only after the vice at (212) 615-8329 or email
Samaroo said. and while its difficult say why home is prepared for lifting. housing@recovery.nyc.gov

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LOCAL COLOR:
READERS SEND IN THEIR PIX
We might be a little biased but we think some of the best photographers
in the world live in Rockaway. Here are some shots that readers shared
with us this week. Send your photos (limit to 2 per week) to mail@rocka-
waytimes.com and well do our best to print them (space permitting). We
do receive more than we can print.

By Camilla Engman By Wayne & JoJo Barca

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Dylan Smith Remembered


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June 23. Surfers, friends and sold at the annual event to
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hometown hero who died while zures). Dozens of surfers went
surfing down in Puerto Rico in out on their boards and formed
2012. Just two months before, a circle, while they tossed flow-
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action on the nights of Hurri- spects to their fallen brother.
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Little League Recap


ROCKIES STAND TALL; FORCE DRAMATIC FINALES
ing the bases loaded in their the third inning, scored twice Minor Boys and Minor Girls
last at bat. and knocked in two runs. Key were all settled this week af-
The Breezy Dog Rockies of at bats by Andrew Valdemira, ter press deadline. It was an
the Pee Wee Senior division Anthony Greco, Michael Bi- amazing couple of days. Re-
had their season-saving vic- ondolillo, Gregory Powers and sults will be in next weeks
tory on Tuesday, topping the Brian Durante also kept the edition.
Pico Mariners 12-8. Brendan team in the game and kept the DIAMOND DUST: The 2017
McIntyre started the game Rockies rallies moving. Jack season was awesome. Sign
on the mound for the Rock- Hayes added a heads-up put- up for 2018 now and save.
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two runs against a great Mar- The championships in awaylittleleagueny.website.
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and Major Boys divisions, the pitched very well, holding
Rockies stared elimination in the Mariners again to just two
the face and raised up to force runs in his two innings. Luke
a winner-take-all title game. Walsh closed it out by shut-
Last Sunday, the Drive Safe ting the door on the Mariners
Rockies of Major Boys won a rally to get the Rockies the
thriller, 6-5, against the Nep- win. All three pitched excel-
onsit Realty Giants to keep lent games.
their championship hopes McIntyre (2-2, 3 runs, RBI)
alive. With the score tied 4-4, and Colleran (3-3, 4 runs,
the Rockies pushed across walk) each reached base in
two runs in the bottom of the all four of their at bats. Clutch
fifth, the big blow being Lo- hitting came from Jack "Roc-
gan Kases tie-breaking dou- co" Duggan who was 3-4 with
ble. The Giants rallied back, four huge RBI's. Luke Walsh
however, plating one on leav- rapped a monster double in

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crowds from near and far.
Photos by Katie McFadden
and Kevin Boyle.

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By The Commissioner Carmine Scotti for being the After winning four straight 3. The Army 3-2-1
best dressed in the league. games, the Mudsharks fell 4. Knights of Columbus 4-4
Week 4 came and left as In our later games, the to the Kings 6-3 and 9-7 in 5. Old Head 1-5
quick as a moon tide. For the Misfits got back to their win- two close games, which we 6. Orioles 1-7
third week out of four, we ning ways as they cooled off predicted. West
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nauts got their first wins of shutting them out 8-0. With games going on next week- 3. Mudsharks 4-4
the year as they beat the Old the two wins, the Misfits, end due to our bye week for 4. Chuggernauts 2-4
Head 14-11 and 22-3. Over who are under new manage- the 4th of July. Its rumored 5. No-Shows 2-4
on Field 2, the Moneyballs ment, jump up to 2nd place the Chuggernauts and No- 6. Member Berries 2-5-1
kept their winning streak in the East Division. Field 2 Shows will make up their
alive and are the only team was our big matchup of the matchup from Week 1 but We would like to let our
undefeated as they won eas- day as a big bet was on the were not sure. If they do readers know that the league
ily 13-1 and 10-4 over the line. The 1st place The Army play, look for the Chuggers is running a 50/50 raffle. Tick-
Member Berries. With the took on the Morning Wood to keep the ball rolling over ets are $5 a chance. Proceeds
two wins, the Moneyballs in the battle of camo jersey the No-Shows. Since were from the raffle will be donat-
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