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Rockaway’s Boys In Blue Warm A Local Senior’s Heart


By Kami-Leigh Agard to see how the ice had formed ner case and Black Lives Matter
on the door. It looked like gi- protests against police brutal-
On this past frigid New Year’s ant, perfectly shaped ice cubes ity, these young white police
Day, an Arverne senior citizen stacked on the outside. officers determinedly working
woke up to an unpleasant sur- “For over an hour and a half, to rescue my family and I, really
prise. However, in an unexpect- these two officers picked and gave me another perspective.
ed twist, what initially started off chiseled at the ice until they fi- “It’s not just black lives mat-
as a tragedy, transformed into a nally were able to pry the door ter, all lives matter! They didn’t
blessing that warmed her heart open,” Crum said. report to my home for a crime.
and changed her perspective of Officer Frasca said, “I They came just to help an el-
our officers in blue. couldn’t believe the amount of derly black lady open her front
Olivia Crum could not open ice that formed. I was thinking door. However, that day, they
the front door of her home as it about how frightened Ms. Crum didn’t just open my front door,
was frozen shut, and encased looked. However, she was very but my eyes to the realities of
with colossal blocks of ice, pre- patient. She handed us a blow the world. There are always two
venting her from opening the dryer through the window, and sides to a story. God teaches us
door. “I was shocked and terri- watched us as we worked. While not to judge. I now have a dif-
fied,” Crum said. “My family and chiseling on the ice on the door, ferent view of our boys in blue.
I were basically trapped inside I joked with her, ‘You are going These white officers were so
with no way of getting out. I was to be stuck indoors until April!’ humble when they came to our all was well. I decided I wanted
worried about my grandson who That got her laughing.” aid. I was on the brink of tears, to thank them with a delivery of
has asthma. What if he got an Crum said she has been an but they made me laugh. That food to the Precinct,” she said.
attack? What if I got sick? There activist all her life. She partic- New Year’s Day was so cold, Officer Joy said, “It was just re-
was no way for us to get out.” ipated in the March on Wash- and I knew they were freezing, ally nice to be able to help her.
Crum said she called both 311 ington in 1963 and the Selma to but they never complained and Her smile of joy when we finally
and 911, and shortly after police Montgomery Alabama March in just smiled while working on my pried open the door, warmed us
officers, Michael Frasca and Jo- 1965. For 27 years, she presided door,” Crum said. up immediately.”
seph Joy from 100th Precinct over all the unions at Elmhurst Two days later on January 3, “God blessed me that day.
came to see what the problem Hospital. Crum said the officers came to These officers not only opened
was. “When they first arrived, “In the last year, with all the check on her. “I couldn’t believe my door, but my heart,” Crum
I could see they were shocked news surrounding the Eric Gar- it. They came back just to see if said.

Local Pols Hope To Do Away With Bridge Toll


Assemblywoman Stacey by State Senator Joseph Add- “The Cross Bay Memorial of Queens has not realized
Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway abbo and Assemblyman Mike Bridge is the only tolled in- its full economic potential,
Beach) introduced a bill that Miller of Woodhaven. tra-Borough or intra-Coun- by repelling developers and
would prohibit the imposi- This past legislative ses- ty bridge in our State,” said retail businesses. I stand be-
tion and collection of a fare, sion, Pheffer Amato success- Pheffer Amato. “The toll has side my colleagues to say the
toll, rental, rate, charge or fully secured for another year outlived its original stated time is now to eliminate the
other fee on the Cross Bay the ‘Rockaway Rebate,’ which purpose of paying for the toll on the Cross Bay Memo-
Veterans Memorial Bridge. reimburses Rockaway Pen- bridge, has absolutely no rial Bridge.”
A8743/S6909 is sponsored insula and Broad Channel stated current purpose be- Pheffer Amato admitted
in the Senate by Senator Jo- residents for trips across the sides supplementing the that this isn’t a new issue,
seph P. Addabbo (D-Howard Cross Bay Bridge. But she’s MTA’s budget on the backs of but hopes to continue to put
Beach), and cosponsored by hoping to do more by having New Yorkers. I’m absolute- pressure on the State to final-
Assemblyman Mike Miller the toll eliminated. ly certain the cost of ending ly get rid of it. “The ‘stop the
(D-Woodhaven). Before the reimbursement, this onerous toll would be toll issue’ has been around
When the Cross Bay Bridge local residents of Rockaway made up several times over long before me, but the time
was built in 1939, the toll was and Broad Channel are re- the freedom and ease of ac- is now to end it. With the
only 10 cents. Today? $4.25 quired to pay the toll, sever- cess it would bring to South Governor promising to fund
for a crossing from one part al times a day, in order to get Queens and the Rockaway MTA, there must be addition-
of Queens to another. Local to work and back, transport Peninsula.” al funding provided this ses-
politicians are standing up children to and from school “Charging residents of sion for the Cross Bay Bridge
for drivers that have to pay and complete other everyday Queens to access areas of because we have suffered for
this uncalled for toll, through errands. According to Pheffer their own borough is just too long, cannot continue to
new legislation. Amato, the toll has the im- wrong,” Addabbo said. “The stunt economic growth, and
Assemblywoman Stacey pact of dividing communi- outdated toll on the Cross disincentivizes freedom of
Pheffer Amato recently intro- ties, artificially creating eco- Bay Memorial Bridge has not motion within a single Bor-
duced bill A8743/S6909, a bill nomic barriers, hampering only been an unfair burden ough and State,” she said.
that would prohibit the im- tourism and keeping the area to the residents of southern As of January 3, 2018,
position and collection of a most impacted by Super- Queens, some of whom work A.8743/S.6909 is currently
fare, toll or any charge for the storm Sandy from affecting a or attend school daily on the within the Corporations, Au-
Cross Bay Veterans Memorial full and thorough economic peninsula, but a significant thorities and Commissions
Bridge. The bill is sponsored recovery. reason why this isolated area Committee.
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declaring that he was about arrested in May. I thought that


to join his departed wife. “I’m was a light sentence, but I hav-
coming, Elizabeth! This is the en’t met her kids.
big one!” The Post ran a story about a
My son, who will remain gym that was offering or allow-
nameless, is aware of such dan- ing nude workouts. It’s a good
gers and told me to stop shov- thing Rockaway is always be-
eling the other day. He told hind the times, so don’t expect
me to go inside. But I caught any such thing for a decade or
on. I was outworking him and so. And, there’s nothing to the
he didn’t want me on his case rumor that there’s gonna be a
about doing a lousy job. nude ferry.
I didn’t go inside, but I did Speaking of workouts, the
pause long enough to tell him he Post also had a story about how
has to drag me out of the snow, you can look three years young-
Cabin Fever no matter what. I hate the snow
and I don’t want it to have the last
er by doing face yoga. Hmmm,
wouldn’t chewing Mallomars
Ok, if there are dog days of was dismayed to find out our word on me. My eldest son has a and Rice Crispy treats do the
summer, what the hell was last mayor likes to shovel. I mean, somewhat related final request. same? I can’t wait to read about
week? Don’t tell me, “it’s only I like shoveling, enough. It’s a The elder has a borderline pho- face yoga in Be Well, Be Happy.
January” — just agree that it workout. But I don’t want to bia of the water and has told his The brutal cold forced me to
sucks, we don’t deserve this, be thinking about Bill de Bla- younger brother he wants to be do too much internet surfing.
and you’ll never complain sio while I lift snow — though cremated but “you better not put A hoax was making the rounds
about summer heat ever again. it did distract me from the one my ashes in the ocean. You can about the President habitually
If you’re reading this in Florida, that hangs above us who’ve put them on the beach but not in watching a show about goril-
don’t complain that it was in the reached a certain age. Every the water!” las. Well, it seems, a lot of peo-
thirties. time you plunge the shovel in While back inside, I picked up ple locked inside because of the
If you’re not about to die out- the snow, you wonder if it’ll a few other tidbits, skimming cold liked the idea. So much so,
side, you’re inside watching the be the last time. You might re- New York Post headlines. Netflix tweeted: “Please stop
TV, reading and rereading news- member Fred Sanford from the A woman who locked her calling our customer service
papers or living on Facebook. TV show, Sandford & Sons. It’s kids in the car trunk while she hotline to ask if we have The Go-
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the opening of the $32 million guessed it, Happy Feet. They *****
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is one of the largest multi-family Goldberg and a friend. Bobby Awards will be given to students
***** passive housing developments in Butler (who plays with the pop- who propose innovative research
Martin Luther King Day is Mon- the country. ular Indaculture band) and projects that promote the resil-
day, January 15. It is celebrated on ***** Casey Brouder were married in ience of Jamaica Bay and its sur-
the third Monday in January each Some 180 Breezy Point home- the fall and the reception was at rounding communities.
year. This year it falls on his birth- owners were represented in court Bungalow Bar. When family and *****
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***** court. The Breezy Pointers sued at the reception, a couple hav- is bringing Rockaway to Long Is-
Don’t worry if you feel neglect- LIPA and National Grid for failing ing a great time, kept appear- land City on Saturday, January
ed about not receiving regular to cut off power in the hours be- ing, making people ask, who are 27. And they’re bringing Tacow-
mail. We haven’t either, for a fore Hurricane Sandy slammed they? After posting a still photo ay Beach there, too. It’s a beach-
week. Amazon, can you please the community. The utilities had on Facebook, Patrick Goldberg’s themed day at their LIC taproom
deliver our mail? done so in some Long Island jig was up, with a cousin ratting and they’ll offer their summer-
***** communities. In Breezy, hun- him out. Channel 2 got hold of time brews, and Andrew Field of
Your complaints were valid. dreds of houses burned during the story and the newlyweds and Tacoway will be there cooking up
The brutal weather we just en- the storm. The utilities have ar- Goldberg had a funny reunion at tacos that are usually in hiberna-
dured was the coldest stretch of gued that they are immune from Bungalow Bar. You can see the tion this time of year. You can get
freezing temps since 1961. The such lawsuits but lower courts clip on our Facebook page. there by ferry (which is hoping
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Lot of Questions
By Katie McFadden disbanded and nothing came
from it. Plans for the marina
They paved paradise and put once again fell to the wayside.
up a parking lot—without per- With the comeback of the
mission. A bayside parking lot Rockaway ferry in 2017, ABTS
on Beach 80th Street is raising developers were once again
a lot of questions. eyeballing the site with the
If you drive along Rockaway hopes of putting their plans
Freeway and pass by Beach back into action. “The Mari-
80th Street, you may notice a na parcel was always consid-
bustling business advertising ered part of the Arverne by Sea
beach and JFK Airport parking, development plan,” an ABTS
with free shuttle service to the spokesperson said. “The Arv-
airport, for a can’t-beat price at erne by the Sea team expended
about $6 a day, and it’s draw- a substantial amount of mon-
ing in big business. By Sep- ey and effort over the years on
tember, the Beach 80th Street its marina plan including suc-
Flea Market, which opened at cessfully completing numer-
the privately-owned lot on the ous environmental studies and
east side of Beach 80th Street having its plan fully approved
in July, was no longer in oper- by the City Public Design Com- Old renderings of the Averne Marina design plan.
ation, as signs advertising the mission.
cheap parking went up. “The ABTS teams remains
However, as cars started to committed to having the
fill the other massive lot on the Marina parcel part of the
west side of Beach 80th Street, award-winning Arverne by the
Jon Gaska of Community Board Sea development and looks
14 and others wanted to know forward to working with the
—who allowed them to oper- City to insure its completion
ate there? Gaska contacted the and its success.”
City in the fall. There’s only one problem—
That particular parcel of land the parcel of land now appears
is owned by the City and oper- to be occupied by the parking
ated by Small Business Servic- lot and airport shuttle service
es (SBS) and the NYC Econom- company, Park It JFK. And with
ic Development Corporation that, questions started to arise
(EDC). It was long slated for about how this company got
development into a bayside permission to operate on this
marina as part of the Arverne city-owned land, designated
By The Sea project. The once for the marina project.
abandoned six-acre site that According to the EDC, the
includes tidal wetlands was takeover of this property for
supposed to have a marina such use was never permit- Cars fill the lot slated for a marina.
that included waterfront ac- ted. “We are aware of this en-
cess, boat slips, a community croachment issue and we have the city for the land. Steve day. They claimed that they
garden, a wooden boardwalk, sent EDC staff to the site, first was allegedly out of town and had no idea who answered the
and a building that would con- to survey conditions, and then couldn’t be reached. Victor phone. Additionally, the em-
tain retail stores and a restau- to discuss the situation with said he and his partner cleaned ployees did not have any con-
rant. Signs claiming the marina the operator of the parking lot, up the property to the tune of tact information for the mys-
is “Coming Soon” still stand, who claimed to have a valid $130,000 and they have invest- terious Dr. Patel, but said they
from as far back at 2008. How- agreement on the site with a ed more than $200,000 in the would leave our contact infor-
ever, it never happened. third party. This is not an au- property. Further, he claimed mation, which we provided
With the 2008 recession and thorized use of this city-owned to be paying $30,000 a month them, for Steve, who “Victor”
Hurricane Sandy coming into site,” an EDC spokesperson in rent to the alleged landlord. had referred to as his partner
play in 2012, the project was told The Rockaway Times (RT). A rep for EDC said a “Dr. Pa- on Tuesday.
put on pause. However, in On Tuesday, January 9, the tel” was unknown to them but Hours later, The RT made
2013, when the NYCEDC an- RT called Park It JFK to find out they were continuing to inves- yet another phone call to the
nounced the Game Changer more. A friendly, chatty man tigate. Park It JFK office and asked for
competition to help revitalize who referred to himself as Vic- The RT decided to pay the of- Victor again. The person, who
Hurricane Sandy-impacted tor and claimed to be a co-own- fice of Park It JFK a visit on the we saw in person earlier, said
communities with as much as er of the company, seemed to morning of Wednesday, Janu- “He’s not here right now.” We
$18 million in federal fund- confirm the third-party claim, ary 10. When we asked to speak said we were told earlier there
ing for projects, ABTS devel- saying that his partner, Steve, to “Victor,” the employees was no such person. Upon
opers submitted plans to get had an agreement with some- in the office-trailer said they this, she hung up.
the ball rolling on the marina. one by the name of Dr. Patel, didn’t know a Victor, who the
Yet Game Changer was later who they said had a lease with RT spoke with twice on Tues- Continued on page 14
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This Week in History More Courthouse Drama


JANUARY 11
Sylvan Klein was born.
JANUARY 15
Anne Marie Greene was born.
LIENS, FORECLOSURE?
Joan Prendergast was born.
1973 - Baseball's American Mary Butler was born. The doctors’ group (Rocka- Court House (deeded -Harmony
League adopted the "designated Richie Magoolahan was born. way’s ASC Development), which -Rockaway- LLC). Any trans-
hitter" rule which allowed anoth- initially planned to run a medi- fer to EDC would be fraudulent
er player to bat for the pitcher. Bob Magoolahan was born.
2002 - The first al-Qaeda prison- cal center at the long abandoned conveyance, as such if we do not
ers arrive at Guantanamo Bay, 1967 - The first Super Bowl was Rockaway courthouse had a get settlement of judgement in
Cuba. played: Green Bay Packers 35, falling out with the developer full.
Kansas City Chiefs 10.
JANUARY 12 Uri Kaufman and the Harmony Lien will be followed by fore-
1773 - The first public museum JANUARY 16 Group. A lawsuit followed. In closure of property. At which
in the U.S. was established in Terry Schmitt Boyle was born. the fall of 2017, a judgment was point EDC or Community Board
Charleston, S.C.
1915 - The U.S. House of Repre- Gen Berretta was born. rendered in favor of the doctors’ has no more voice in sale of this
sentatives rejected a proposal to Kelly Caiazzo was born. group, which includes Dr. Mark property for purpose of settle-
give women the right to vote. Gelwan, who is one of the prin- ment of judgement.
1920 - A year after it was ratified,
JANUARY 13 the 18th Amendment to the Con- ciples in the medical center soon If you have contact with EDC,
Walker Hornung was born. stitution, prohibiting the sale of to open on Beach 105th Street forward this information. We
Scott Ruscillo was born. alcoholic beverages, went into and Rockaway Beach Boule- are willing to discuss settlement
effect. vard. The court ordered Harmo- of pending lien and foreclosure
1999 - Michael Jordan announced 2003 - Space shuttle Columbia
his second retirement from the blasted off on what would be its ny Rockaway to pay $300,000 for with EDC.
NBA. He would "unretire" again
final mission. The craft broke up
breach of contact to Gelwan and Mark J. Gelwan, MD
in 2001. other defendants in the case. The Rockaway Times contacted
2002 - After 17,162 performances, on its descent on Feb. 1, killing all
The Fantasticks ended its almost on board. Just this week, Gelwan sent EDC about Gelwan's letter which
42-year off-Broadway run. Community Board 14 the fol- issued this statement: “The City
JANUARY 17 lowing letter: is working with Harmony Group
JANUARY 14 Katie Carey Green was born.
Bernadette McCann was born. Officially recorded judgement to realize this medical center on
1706 - Benjamin Franklin was
against Harmony- Rockaway, the Rockaway peninsula. EDC
1954 - Marilyn Monroe married born in Boston. LLC, assets- Rockaway court cannot speak to the decision in a
baseball legend Joe DiMaggio. House. Harmony Rockaway did private litigation. We do not an-
1963 - George Wallace sworn in 1998 - President Clinton became
as Alabama's governor, promising the first sitting U.S. president to not agree to settle judgement. ticipate this impacting the ability
"segregation forever." testify as a defendant in a crimi- Effective in next week will to deliver much-needed medical
nal or civil suit. be a lien against Rockaway services to the community.”

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CB 14 A Hot Ticket
On A Cold Night
By Kami-Leigh Agard apply to be on CB 14 or re- being a snitch if they report and 3) to put the beach in a
new their current status as a on someone committing a historical context, meaning
Frigid temperatures and member. However, note as of crime. It’s not about being a what the beach looked like
slick streets left after the this year, an original copy of snitch, but ultimately saving before the erosion.
bomb cyclone nor’easter that the application must be sent someone’s life.” Parks said from the study,
hit NYC’s streets, did not de- to Vicky Morales Casella, di- Representatives of the they deduced that approx-
ter folks from skating in full rector of Community Boards Department of Corrections imately 10 to 26 feet of the
force to Community Board (120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew (DOC) announced that they shoreline per year was lost
14’s (CB 14) meeting this past Gardens, New York 11424). are proactively hiring, not between 2014 to 2017. When
Tuesday, January 9 at the For further info., call 718- just officers but also admin- asked what is the plan for re-
Knights of Columbus. How- 286-2900. istrative workers. For info., plenishment, Parks said that
ever, hot topics — from NYC CB 14 District Manager call 718-546-3100 or email the City has not formulated a
Parks’ presentation of the Jonathan Gaska unmasked theboldest@doc.nyc.gov plan as of yet. The Mayor will
Beach Erosion study to MTA’s the mystery behind the air- The intersection of Mott take the study and present its
Transit Resiliency Project port parking recently estab- Avenue and Beach 22nd findings to the Army Corps.
and others, shot the mercu- lished at the Arverne Renew- Street is being renamed in NYC Parks First Deputy Com-
ry up in the room to a boiling al Area “the Marina Site” on honor of lifelong Far Rocka- missioner Liam Kavanagh
point. Beach 80th Street, where the way community activist, Ma- said they are using the study
Before CB 14 plunged into flea market was operating. nuel “Manny” Fiallo, Jr. The to get the Army Corps to move
the fiery debate, there were a He said the vendor leasing official renaming ceremony along the plan.
few announcements: the parking lot is allegedly will be held on Monday, Jan- One CB 14 member asked,
CB 14 Chairwoman Delores leasing the site from a third uary 15, 12 p.m. at the Mott what about the bay side?
Orr gave an update on the party who is allegedly leas- Avenue train station. Parks said they are only fo-
120-foot cell phone tower ing the lot from the city. Ac- In public speaking, Demo- cused on the beachfront on
that was temporarily erect- cording to Gaska, the lot is cratic District Leader Lew Si- the west end, not the bay or
ed just before Christmas now under legal investiga- mon said folks who received the east end beachfront.
on Beach 109th on Rocka- tion and the vendor will be tickets for parking on the Another board member
way Beach Drive. Orr said evicted off the site. median strip on Shore Front asked what is the community
the tower has eliminated Next up was Councilman Parkway during and days af- supposed to do in the interim,
much-needed parking spots, Donovan Richards, who ter the storm, should work while waiting for a plan to be
ultimately negatively impact- congratulated the 101st Pre- with the Parks Department created and then another two
ing local businesses in the cinct for having a “banner who gave the enforcement or- years before it is implement-
area. “The contractor does year” celebrating the lowest der to the 100th Precinct. The ed.
not have the proper permits amount of shootings in his- medians are Parks’ property. Parks couldn’t commit to an
needed to put up the tower. tory. He highlighted some of Now for the debate. The answer, but stated that an in-
The only permit they have is the commitments made with Parks Department unveiled terim replenishment could be
for a trailer cell tower, which the City for the Downtown the results from their Beach made, as long as they get the
is not the correct one need- Far Rockaway Plan includ- Erosion study. They focused necessary approval.
ed. They have received many ing: a business improvement on three things: 1) to quan- To which a board member
violations, and Department district ; installation of re- tify the amount of sand that responded, “We need more
of Transportation (DOT) Le- al-time bus arrival displays was lost after the Army Corps insurance than that. The
gal has commenced action to at key bus stops; funding to of Engineers restored the community can’t wait, if an-
have the tower removed,” Orr support violence preven- beach after Hurricane Sandy; other nor’easter hits us.”
stated. tion, education and commu- 2) make an assessment of the Updates to come in future
Orr also announced that nity support programs; ren- rate of erosion going forward; RT editions.
Queens Borough President ovation of the Downtown Far
Melinda Katz will be de-
livering the 2018 State of
the Borough address at 10
Rockaway Library; upgrades
to existing schools and 101st
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time three $50 bills. I went to should it snow. Osler, 100 years ago. He said,
the post office to complain. I My husband called Mr. "The one who takes medicine
mailed Christmas cards in the Kaufman this week and left must recover twice. Once
mailbox in front of Popeyes. a message that the sidewalks from the medicine and once
All of the cards arrived, but have not been cleared. As of from the illness." I regularly
one card going to Suffolk this writing, Mr. Kaufman has use this quote when dealing
County, with a $20 bill in- neither returned the call nor with my patients who seem
side, had been ripped open followed up. This situation to feel they must be on many
and the money was gone. I creates a dangerous hazard medications for their illness-
lost a lot of money and could to people trying to get to the es.
not replace these gifts for I Knights of Columbus, Mc- Unfortunately, we as a pro-
am on a fixed income. Mail Donald's, O'Connors Funeral fession have been guilty of
carriers, handlers and postal Home, Thai Rock, Bungalow over-prescribing medica-
Going Postal Over Post workers are overpaid, and on Bar, etc. People have to walk tions, which has only led to
Office top of that, they steal from us. in the street because the side- an increased illness burden.
Please don’t say I should not walks have not been shove- We need to spend time talk-
Dear Editor: mail cash, they are paid post- led. ing to our patients about their
(In response to the post of- age for it. Why should I have On January 10th, my hus- illness and then prudently of-
fice letter in the Thursday, to take such a great loss? band contacted 311 and filed fer medication. Perhaps this
December 28 issue.) My prob- Beverly Fields a complaint with the Depart- will lead to less prescribing.
lem is worse. I use this post ment of Sanitation. William Erber, MD
office a lot, I mean truly, a lot. Clean Up, Courthouse Andrea Hurley
Starting on November 3, 2017, Dear Editor:
I mailed bills and two person- Uri Kaufman has failed to A Lower Dosage
al letters, both containing gift keep the promise he made Dear Editor:
cards. The envelope arrived at the emergency meeting I (In response to last week’s Editor@RockawayTimes.com
ripped open, cards gone. attended about two months Ask the Doc column on Med-
One to Brooklyn, one to Fort ago with the Rockaway Beach ications and Adverse Effects)
Washington, Maryland. Civic Association. He made a Your review of adverse drug
Okay, moving on…On De- commitment to see to it that effects lends credence to the
cember 3, 2017, I mailed three the sidewalks around the old quote by the founder of
birthday cards. The cards ar- courthouse on Beach 90th medical practice teachings in
rived with the gifts gone, this Street would be shoveled the United States, Dr.William

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LOT OF QUESTIONS Authority,” a Port Authority
Continued from Page 8 spokesperson said. “They are
not a permitted Off Airport
In the meantime, we did Parking Operator.”
more digging into Park It JFK. By late Monday afternoon,
On Monday, January 8, the after the RT had reached out to
RT contacted the Depart- the city agencies, and made an
ment of Consumer Affairs, as inquiry on the Park It JFK web-
such businesses are required site, ParkItJFK.com was tak-
to have a license to operate en down, and seemingly all of
through the agency, and the their social media accounts, in-
Port Authority, which partners cluding Facebook, Twitter and
with off-airport parking lots Instagram were either deleted
and requires them to pay a fee or changed names to “EasyJFK-
to make drop offs at the air- Parking.”
port. In the FAQ section of the While the ParkItJFK.com web-

Park It JFK has taken over the city-owned land

also continued to accept reser- As for the city’s plans, a


vations by phone. spokesperson said, “EDC is
The idea of only paying $6-7 working with City Law and en-
for daily airport parking may forcement actions are in pro-
seem alluring but locals are gress.”
encouraged to take a look at At the Community Board
online reviews of the business. meeting Tuesday night, Gaska
Who’s really behind Park It said he expects the parking lot
JFK? That still remains a mys- business “to be evicted by the
tery and as of press time, The spring.”
Rockaway Times was still piec- Maybe like the sign says, the
ing things together. Stay tuned. marina will be coming soon.

Old signs saying the Marina is coming soon still stand at the lot
Planned Work
ParkItJFK.com website, it said
a Port Authority fee would be
site was removed, preventing
customers from reserving their
Underway At Ft. Tilden
collected upon arrival. parking plans directly through
Consumer Affairs stated, the company, as of Wednesday,
“Park It JFK at 350 Beach 80th a third-party website, Way.com
Street in Rockaway does not still had the company listed
have a DCA parking lot license.” and was accepting reservations,
“Park It JFK does not have which customers pre-pay for
a relationship with the Port through the website. Park It JFK

We got an inquiry about all head that's out there, and will
the work going on at Fort Til- then move on to demo the
den and Jennifer T. Nersesian, four cement buildings behind
Superintendent of Gateway it (the "Aquatics" buildings).
National Recreation Area, gave This was a part of the Shore
us a quick response: “They are Road plan that was completed
removing the old failed bulk- a couple of years ago.”
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Going Postal Over Mail Delays


By Katie McFadden Coast, and provided guid- be later than typical and we
ance to local postal manag- appreciate our customers’
“Neither snow nor rain nor ers. Frankly, many roads, side patience in that regard,” Her-
heat nor gloom of night stays roads and sidewalks were nandez said.
these couriers from the swift impassable and we adjust- “Safety remains an area of
completion of their appointed ed operations accordingly. major concern for the Post-
rounds.” That’s long been the Even after the storm, carriers al Service. Pathways must be
unofficial motto of the United braved near record-breaking clear and safe for delivery on
States Postal Service (USPS), low temperatures and average a daily basis. Though we ex-
yet recent service, or lack wind gusts of 40 mph. While pect warmer weather in the
thereof, due to weather, has some of our customers may coming days, there are still
residents going postal. not have received mail every major amounts of snow and
With the new year comes the day last week as a result, it ice in the area. This means
time to pay those holiday bills peared that the USPS froze as was not for a lack of good safe that black ice may cover side-
and for important tax forms well. What’s with the hold up? effort.” walks and streets in many ar-
to arrive with tax season in Well, according to the USPS, Hernandez provided some eas, which can lead to injury.
full swing, but many residents — the weather. relief, saying that operations Unfortunately, if it is unsafe
haven’t received those items, On Tuesday, January 9, had returned to full working for our carriers to deliver, we
birthday cards, letters, impor- Xavier Hernandez, a USPS order, which appeared to be will retain mail items until
tant medication, or any mail, spokesperson for NYC said: true as many residents claimed it is safe to deliver. We know
for about a week. “During Winter Storm Gray- to receive mail by Tuesday your readers would not want
The Rockaway Times re- son, we faced the same con- evening. to start 2018 off with an injury
ceived several complaints ditions as our customers, but “We appreciate hearing and we must ensure that our
from residents not getting maintained our charge to concerns, complaints and carriers do not either.”
mail since before last Thurs- deliver for our customers as compliments from those cus- Anyone who continues to
day’s winter storm. Even our best we could. We had com- tomers, all of which help us have mail delivery problems,
own office felt the effects of prehensive emergency plans to assess the success of our are advised to call Betsy Mil-
not having our own letter car- in place, carefully monitored action plans. Given volume, lord of Congressman Grego-
rier stop by. As cold tempera- weather conditions as the staffing and storm recovery ry Meeks’ office at 347-230-
tures froze over the bay, it ap- storm barreled up the East efforts, some deliveries may 4032.

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Not that you want to see more snow as we’re thawing out, but
last week’s snow and ice made for some pretty nice and unique
photos. Thanks to Jack Roman, Joe Keenan and Joseph Seminara
for these shots.

By Jack Roman

By Joseph Seminara

By Joseph Seminara

By Joseph Seminara

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Rockaway At Work
MITCHELL KOHN, CO-OWNER, ROCKAWAY GRAPHICS
By Frances Feuer plaques he ordered would be
ready for pick-up the next day.
Have you ever wondered They would be.
what people do all day at their Kohn does his designs on a
jobs? I have, and that’s the ba- computer and then he trans-
sis for this column, Rockaway fers them onto the different
at Work. items. Sometimes the custom-
I wondered what kind of er gives him the design, and
store Rockaway Graphics was, just wants him to reproduce
and what Mitchell Kohn did the image. But most of the
there. So I found out. time, he does the designing
Kohn is a designer. He de- himself, by taking information
signs images for his custom- about the business from the
ers and puts the images on customer, and making the de-
different merchandise. He sign.
takes orders and reproduc- The customers’ ideas are
es the images on tee shirts, very important to Kohn, and
plaques, trophies, hats, busi- also encouraged. He says, “I
ness cards, signs, and refrig- do my best work when the
erator magnets. Images can customer is looking over my
also be placed on sheet metal shoulder, making suggestions,
or plastic or vinyl. The list goes and giving input as I go along.” I’m always designing some- the machine has a razor-blade
on and on. He can make one Kohn told me he loves his thing, and then I have to build attachment that cuts the im-
item or hundreds, all the same job because it is different every it.” age. He can then transfer it
or each one different. When I day. “I don’t do the same thing As soon as the customer to whatever the customer or-
was there, a customer called, twice,” he said. “In one day, I places the order, he checks if dered.
wanting to make sure the 76 can be doing ten different jobs. he has the style, color, and sizes I also got to see his embroi-
requested in stock to fulfill the dery machine that just arrived
order. If not, he places orders in May. It sews letters and
Arverne Storage Center from his wholesalers, which
get delivered to his store, and
designs onto clothing. Kohn
monograms bathrobes, puts
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A sizeable part of his busi- jackets, golf bags, hats, etc.
5’X7’ Storage Room - $99.00 a month, plus tax ness is “off-set printing.” What Want some logo embroidered
A whole room too much?
Try our box storage is that? He designs flyers, busi- onto a shirt, in 16 different
Starting at ness cards, menus, letterheads, colors? Done! I was very im-
$3.50 per month, plus tax labels, bumper stickers, etc. on pressed by the quality of the
All customers protected up to $2,000.00, additional protection available the computer and makes them embroidery, and the multi-
up for the customer. When I tude of fonts available.
Mail Receiving Services was there, I got to watch him His father, Lenny, approach-
Send your personal or business mail & packages design a business card. He was ing 90 years old, started the
using our address, no PO Box #’s very meticulous, making sure business, doing off-set print-
Hours: 8:30AM to 6PM Mon-Sat the design he put on the back ing, in 1975. In 1981, Kohn
Website: www.arvernestorage.com eMail: info@arvernestorage.com would show a certain way as joined him, and expanded the
Bonded, Licensed and Insured NYC License # 2045023-DCA you flipped the card from front business, adding signage and
to back. The customer is prob- shirts and trophies, and trans-
ably very thankful he thought formed it into what it is today.
of that…I wouldn’t have. This father-son duo is assisted
He also does “signage,” mak- by Hector Adorno. Kohn talks
ing signs for the customer by about how valuable Adorno is
painting onto sheet metal or to the company, and jokingly
plastic. He can also make car refers to him as a “full-time
and truck magnets, photos on hanger-outer, and a part-time
canvas, lettering for a truck, worker.”
etc. Rockaway Graphics is locat-
I got to see the huge 54-inch ed at 91-19 Rockaway Beach
Bubble Jet Solvent Style Ink Boulevard, and is open Mon-
Printer that Kohn uses to pro- day to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30
duce the images. The printer p.m., and Saturday until 4 p.m.
is hooked up to the computer Six days, long hours, designing
where he does the designing. and producing different things
 A vinyl image is printed, and all day… Rockaway works hard.
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especially true in 2018, as we
face changes in the new tax
laws, the prospect of rising in-
terest rates and the shrinking
inventory of affordable homes
on the market.
Historically, the bottom line
number in the minds of sellers
is often based on their desire
for a lifestyle change, a need
to downsize or to capitalize on
the equity they have accrued in
their home. And with prices in
our neighborhood rising rap- er to a ‘meeting of the minds.’
idly, homeowners who decide A bottom line that both buyer
to pull the trigger and list their a seller can live with, all the
home for sale can expect a flur- while keeping the deal alive
ry of activity, as agents hasten to through the potential pitfalls of
bring their best and most qual- inspection disputes, financial
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Even homes that are priced at Emotional concerns and hous-
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selves priced out of the market crastinating.
in 2018 and may turn to areas As the spring 2018 season be-
that present better investment gins to open up, we should con-
opportunities. Buyers may sider the facts. Mortgage rates
have to lower their expecta- are currently still very reason-
tions and make compromis- able. The market is strong and
es in their list of ‘must haves,’ robust. Properties on the entire
and the prospect of interest Rockaway peninsula are in de-
rates rising are also a worry as mand as more and more people
some experts have predicted have discovered and decided to
up to three rate hikes in 2018. live in this beautiful communi-
The dwindling inventory has ty. We can ponder the ‘ifs, ands
given many buyers time to be- and buts’ and try to guess what
come more educated about the will happen in the future, but

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Lic. Associate Brokers: Barbara Ferguson • Nia Casilla
Lic. RE Agents: Melissa Carrington • Ariana David • Colleen Brady • Jenny Dantone
417 Beach 129th St • (718) 634-3134 • Mon-Sat 10am-6pm
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available. $399,000 natural light. $319,000
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137th: 3BR, 2BA home with open living room/dining room area (AD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,800 122nd: 3BR, 2BA apt freshly painted with summer parking (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,000

137th: 3BR, 2BA home with wood floors, den and nice sized bedrooms (AD) . . . . . . . . . . $3,000 118th: Beach block 2BR, 1BA apt with HW floors and parking (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,850

66th: Spacious 3BR, 2.5BA unit with open floor plan, yard and laundry (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . $2,800 79th: 2BR, 1BA apt with oceanfront terrace, CAC and dishwasher (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,850

ABTS: Updated and spacious 3BD, 2BA apt with garage, yard and W/D (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . $2,700 Broad Channel: 2BR, 1BA house rental with HW floors, fenced yard and attic (CB) . . . . . . . $1,800

118th: Beach block 3BR, 1.5BA apt with front porch, HW floors and parking spot (BF) . . . . $2,600 ABTS: 2BR, 1BA apt with CAC, W/D, dishwasher and parking pass (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,800

ABTS: 3BR, 2.5BA duplex apt with large master suite and backyard (AD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,500 79th: 2BR, 1BA apt with CAC, laundry, dishwasher and parking (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,800

125th: Renovated 3BR, 2BA apt with terrace, HW floors and weekend parking (LJ) . . . . . . $2,500 125th: Spacious 1BR, 1BA renovated apt with large private terrace (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,800

ABTS: 3BR, 2.5BA owners duplex with master suite, yard, W/D and parking (LJ) . . . . . . . . . $2,500 ABTS: 2BR, 1BA apt with oceanfront terrace, CAC and dishwasher (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,800

98th: Renovated 3BR, 2BA beach block apt with master suite and ocean views (NC) . . . . . $2,300 128th: 2BR, 1BA apt with CAC, wood floors and summer parking (AD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,795

ABTS: Spacious 2BR, 1BA with den and rooftop terrace, CAC and parking (NC) . . . . . . . . . $2,150 73rd: 1BD, 1BA modern and updated bungalow rental with skylights (NC). . . . . . . . . . . . $1,750

121st: Third floor 1BD with large upstairs loft space (JD/NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,000 126th: Second floor studio apt in multi family home with parking and yard use (MC) . . . . $1,350
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917-742-7779

Lorraine Tom Kiyan Hagan

NEW EXCLUSIVE
BREEZY POINT Upper Belle Harbor. High ranch styled home. Could be mother/
BEACH BLOCK
Unique in size, this home is situated on a 50 x 100 corner daughter. Three bedrooms three full bath eat in kitchen living
property lot with car parking all year round. Totally renovated
TRACT room dining room with additional large living space on main level
after Sandy, this home has it all. Three bedrooms, two full IN CON 40x100 property lot Pvt drive/ spacious backyard
baths, DINING AND LIVING ROOM, Cathedral Ceilings open
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with spectacular views of 8 Bedrooms! 5 bathrooms,13 ft ceilings, BEACH 90th ST BEACH BLOCK
grand center hall with two wood Neponsit
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maintenance. Move in condition (formal living room/ master suite) 3 BEDROOMS OVER large dining room and living room; eat in kitchen;
3 BEDROOMS. Den full basement and a large front porch;
must see! Old World Victorian
RENT ROLL IS private driveway on a 50x100 property lot.
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ASKING $185,000 pvt driveway. Awesome! Asking $565,000 neg. back yard asking $1.175ml

APARTMENTS FOR RENT


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room w/ ocean views floors and summer
with parking. 2 bedroom apt with terrace and 1.5 $959,000
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Very nicely done! baths parking.
$1650 plus half of
Average maintenance $711.00 asking $220,000 $2000
and summer parking
$1650 $2100 the utilities cost

House Collapses
Protect your world During Blizzard
Auto • Home • Life • Retirement Last week’s storm was giv- collapse. Neighboring homes
en big labels—bombogene- suffered from minor damage to
sis, bomb cyclone, etc., and siding and windows. Neighbor,
it wasn’t just for sensational- Jamie Guage, took some photos
ism. Thursday’s storm brought showing the scene.
in plenty of snow,
freezing temper-
atures, and high
wind, which caused
a Belle Harbor home
to collapse.
Call me today to discuss your options. As Winter Storm
Some people think Allstate only protects your car. Truth is, Grayson started to
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John Lepore Insurance Agency Beach 129th and
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Rockaway Park empty since Hurri-
cane Sandy and was
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Addabbo Calls For Contact me today to see how you


could save on your auto,
Ferry Improvements home and flood!
As the NYC Ferry system if they could continue their
continues to grow in popular- route by using a free transfer Patrick Hanning, Financial Professional
ity, NY State Senator Joseph P. onto an MTA-operated bus or
Addabbo, Jr. is advocating for train. Joining these parts of Call: 718-945-0444
making the service even better. our city’s public transporta-
As the state legislative ses- tion system will help everyone
Email: patrick.hanning@prudential.com
sion starts, Addabbo wants travel faster.” Visit: 114-12 Beach Channel Drive
to begin discussions to have Additionally, Addabbo in- Rockaway Park, NY 11694
the ferry system provide free tends to contact the NYC Eco-
transfers for riders that can nomic Development Corpo- 0246467-00004-00
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be used on all MTA buses and ration (EDC) about possibly
trains. Right now, passengers expanding its ferry bus ser-
have to pay a $2.75 fare for a vice to the residents in Broad

Joseph F. Keenan
one-way ticket on the NYC Channel and Howard Beach.
Ferry, and an additional $2.75 “Currently, residents of
for any MTA bus or train they Broad Channel who drive and
wish to use. park their cars before board-
“As the MTA continues to
work on the next generation
ing the NYC Ferry in the Rock-
aways can do it for free, while Attorney At Law
of the MetroCard, I ask that residents of Howard Beach
they take into consideration who wish to do the same are
the growing number of peo- inundated with the toll for
114-04 Beach Channel Drive Suite 9
ple who use the NYC Fer- crossing the Cross Bay Veter- Rockaway Park, New York 11694
ry,” Addabbo said. “With the ans Memorial Bridge,” Add-
number of passengers on the abbo said. “I would like to see Phone: (718) 747 8850
NYC Ferry likely to increase in the ferry buses expanded to
9;

the coming years, it would be Broad Channel and Howard jfkeenan@joekeenanlaw.com


a major benefit for the riders Beach.”
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Post Holiday Blues


being visited, the whole thing all, lest they be tasked with its Square in an attempt to identify
is over in a matter of days! dismantling and storage. My those party-goers shivering in
The hype and excitement and favorite radio stations, which the frigid single-digit temps,
yes, expectation for jolliness have been playing Burl Ive's who were wearing adult dia-
buoy up many in the build- "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" pers awaiting the dropping of
up to the Big Day. But then and Nat King Cole's rendition the ball to usher in the new
expectations hit reality. Rela- of "The Christmas Song" and year! For the most part, these
tives aren’t always kind. Gifts other holiday favorites 24 hours individuals were easy to spot,
aren’t given and received in day, have abruptly returned to as they were almost assured-
the spirit intended. The fan- their more mundane music ly the ones who would sud-
tasy that maybe this year will formats. denly stand completely still
be different is dashed yet As if that wasn't bad enough, with a slightly embarrassed
again. It’s hard for even the the weather hasn't been a real look on their face, which was
most resilient not to feel let joy as immediately after Santa immediately followed with a
down. Unfortunately, I am Claus completed his appointed warm smile of relief. And if
one of those individuals who rounds on Christmas Day, the that kind of New Year's activ-
refuse to easily surrender the temperature did not rise above ity isn't enough to spark the
We are now almost two holiday "high" and am still the freezing mark for 13 consec- flames of doldrums within
weeks into the 2018 new year, running on the fumes of the utive days, with a blizzard and our souls, I don’t know what
and as the holidays rapid- emotional lift that accom- almost a foot of snow thrown is.
ly fade away in the rear view panies this annual holiday in for good measure! The ex- I suppose there is also that
mirror of life and many of us season. Unfortunately time treme cold did have an upside nagging guilt for over-indulg-
feel like a huge emotional rug marches on and, alas, we sud- in that it fostered a new spec- ing in all the ubiquitous hol-
has been pulled out from un- denly find the Christmas Tree tator sport for the older stay- iday fare that only adds fuel
derneath us, we embrace our that everyone was in such a at-home types among us on to the fire of this post-holi-
annual bout of the Post Holi- rush to put up and decorate, New Years, as they sat in front day depression. And that my
day Blues. now stands gathering dust, of their flat-screen televisions, dear friends is when we really
After weeks of decorating, unlit and forgotten in a cor- sipping assiduously, scanning
shopping, baking, visiting, ner of the room ignored by the crowds standing in Times Continued on page 27

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BETWEEN THE directly to arrange for assis- Learn The Art of Burlesque
BRIDGES tance.
Continued from Page 26 The good news is that it ap- Have you ever fantasized in that adult body that women
pears we will have climbed about starring at the Moulin are often disconnected from.”
hit bottom, when we foolish- above the freezing mark by Rouge? Kulman is not shy about
ly think that these sparks of the time this column is in your Well now’s your chance. Ex- speaking about her past as an
depression can be contained hands. The bad news is that it cept you get learn the art of exotic dancer. “The freedom
and kept from erupting into is still winter and we still have burlesque dancing without I felt and self-appreciation I
a full conflagration via ridic- a ways to go until spring. Feb- having to fly to Paris. Enchant- found was worth more than
ulous and seldom-kept New ruary, at least to me, is the ress Shane Kulman will be anything. Working in these ex-
Year's resolutions. cruelest month. It is cold and holding Rockaway’s first bur- otic dancing clubs was a cel-
Speaking of the cold weath- gray with no jubilant holidays lesque class on Wednesday, ebration for me and a sort of,
er, many Broad Channel resi- like Christmas or New Year's January 17. coming out,” she said in a Face-
dents experiencing problems to look forward to. My belov- On Wednesday, starting at 6 book live video. She hopes to
with their home heating sys- ed Grace just told me to look p.m., Kulman will be leading a share that feeling of freedom
tems with the single-digit on the bright side of things, 90-minute intro to burlesque with other women, without
temps and below-zero wind "There is always a light at the class at Rockaway Love yoga the nudity.
chill this past weekend, spent end of the tunnel." I told her studio (90-16 Rockaway Beach This beginners class will
most of their time attempting don’t be fooled. That light is Boulevard). No experience is require clothing. However
to contact their home heating just the reflection of a dump- needed and it’s open to women there won’t be mirrors in the
oil providers for help in restor- ster fire in the snow, which is of all ages, shapes, and sizes. studio and the lights will be
ing heat. Apparently the call basically a metaphor for win- Kulman calls the class “an low so that women will feel
volume was such that many ter! She simply shrugged her immersive experience of more comfortable moving
of the calls went unanswered shoulders and dismissed me movement in your feminine their bodies.
and simply switched over to muttering under her breath, body and a thoughtful yet en- If you can’t make it, Kul-
recordings. By Sunday, it got "Lord give me lots of coffee to gaging metamorphosis into man will be holding another
so bad that if word got out that change those things I can and your next exciting life adven- class at Sexy Spirits in Man-
a Petro, OV, All State or OSI oil a large jug of dirty martinis to ture!” hattan at 7 p.m. on January
delivery truck was spotted in deal with the curmudgeon in “The idea is to bring femi- 31. If the classes are a suc-
the Channel, residents would my house!" ninity, fun and theater togeth- cess, Kulman hopes to turn
rush to that location in an at- Broad Channel, why would er,” Kulman said. “Burlesque is it into a regular series that
tempt to have the drivers con- anyone want to live anywhere the place where you get to play will eventually culminate in
tact their operations center else? and be witnessed and have fun a burlesque show.

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2000 to 2015, the percentage cine exemption decreased in

Ask the of kindergarteners with MEs


remained steady at about
0.17 percent. The percentage
2016, the California law con-
tained a grandfather clause
that allowed all students with

DOC
of PBEs rose steadily from PBEs who entered kindergar-
0.88 percent in 2000 to nearly ten prior to 2016, to attend
three percent in 2015. In 2016, school and be unvaccinated
PBEs dropped to 0.5 percent, up to seventh grade. Combin-
By Peter Galvin, MD but MEs rose to 0.5 percent, ing this with the rise of MEs
which is a threefold increase. in 2016, strongly suggests that
Overall, the rate of total ex- some portions of California

Vaccinations
Many states allow parents vider. Medical reasons that
emptions went from just over
three percent in 2015 to one
percent in 2016. When the au-
may remain susceptible to
outbreaks of vaccine-prevent-
able illness due to dilution of
to opt-out of vaccinating their would prevent vaccination thors of the study drilled down herd immunity, a concept in
children due to philosophical include a compromised im- into the data, they found that which a group of people, or
(i.e. fear that the vaccine will mune system (from medica- the counties with the highest herd if you will, become more
cause autism, a theory that tions like chemotherapy and rates of PBEs before the ban, susceptible to illness as the
has been totally disproven) or steroids, or illness that effects became the counties with the number of vaccinated herd
religious beliefs. These beliefs the bone marrow), pregnan- highest rates of MEs after the members decreases. Sadly, it
are called personal belief ex- cy, encephalopathy (brain ban. This suggests that vac- also suggests that a number
emptions, or PBEs. In 2016, injury) from a previous vacci- cine-hesitant parents may of my colleagues may be more
the California Senate passed nation, a moderate to severe have successfully found prac- interested in pleasing the par-
a bill to eliminate PBEs from infection or illness, a person- titioners willing to issue MEs. ent’s wishes instead of protect-
the state’s school-entry man- al or family history of seizures If true, this practice of issuing ing the health of their patients.
dates. Passage of that bill left (applies to measles, mumps, MEs would be inconsistent For more information on vac-
vaccine-hesitant parents with and rubella (MMR) and vari- with the recommendation cine contraindications go to:
only one legal option to keep cella vaccines), and an allergic from the American Academy www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/
their kids from getting vacci- response to a vaccine. of Pediatrics to reserve MEs acip-recs/general-recs/con-
nated. That option is called Last year, a study was pub- for children who have real traindications.html
a medical exemption, or ME, lished that looked at the num- medical contraindications. Questions and comments
which must be obtained from ber of MEs in California after Although the number of may be sent to editor@rocka-
a licensed healthcare pro- PBEs were outlawed. From kindergarteners with any vac- waytimes.com.

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If you come to class regularly, one to have a home practice.


you know how to do your own Movement is the most organic
home practice and on days like thing to do. It feels great to lubri-
this, you need to stay home. It’s cate the joints and muscles with
simple, just roll out your mat and breath awareness. On days like
begin by sitting in meditation or today, whether you have a house
perhaps start with sun salutations full of children or are traveling to
to wake up and warm the body. work, there is a practice for you.
I started my day sleeping in, fol- Pay attention to your breath. It is
lowed by a delicious espresso your life force. Take a slow deep
with our new Christmas espresso breath and gently let it go. Allow
maker. Perfect start. Then I light the next breath to breathe into
my candles because I love light your body slowly and feel the ex-

Snow Days and the aromas of my winter ever-


green candles. I gather my props
such as blocks, tennis balls, blan-
pansion. When you exhale, the
belly will relax. Your body and
mind will begin to soften and rest
Snow days are a blessing for and be safe. I can’t even imagine kets, roller, strap and mat. with each mindful breath. I beg
some, and yet for others a curse, being outside in this frigid weath- I place a candle at the top of my you to try it, it works.
when you have to trek to work or er and yet so many are out there. mat and begin. A one-hour prac- I imagine many snowbirds got
worst yet, if you don’t have heat. Especially the FDNY, NYPD, San- tice brings me home to myself. stuck in New York but by now
Delays, cancellations, etc. are ex- itation, mail carriers, crossing The wind and snow do not exist are long gone in sunny Florida
tremely frustrating and difficult guards, EMTs, etc. Thank you for on my mat. I pray for all those suf- or some other warm destination.
to deal with in a blizzard. Having your service and dedication. It fering and hope they find comfort. Good for you. One day I hope to
a house full of young children can is you who keeps our city up and I am in a place of safety, warmth meet you down there, but for now
also be tough. Putting things in running. and connection. My practice feels I love my snowy days in New York
perspective is everything. Making We, at Ocean Bliss Yoga, knew like a prayer radiating to all beings and my cozy home. Call me crazy,
the best of a bad situation is what the evening before the storm, we everywhere. The message on my but I feel strong and resilient in the
we do. We are lucky enough to would have to cancel classes on new calendar, “Today I do some- cold weather. By next year I might
have a warm, comfortable home Thursday for the safety of our stu- thing kind for myself as a special have a totally different viewpoint.
to bunker down in. Not everyone dents and others on the road. So, gift. I am lovable and valuable.” As Walt Whitman said, “Do I con-
is as comfortable today. I am so the email went out and we sent Sometimes there is a plan and tradict myself? Very well then, I
sorry for those less fortunate. May out a home practice for our stu- other times we create and impro- contradict myself, I am large, I
you find shelter from the storm dents to do. vise. I encourage each and every contain multitudes.”

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY LEGAL NOTICES

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Notice of Formation of Bed-Stuy Heights Notice of Formation of STRANGERS NO
RCBS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. MORE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy.
of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/29/17. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/07/17. Office
Superior Products / Quality Work Office location: Queens County. SSNY location: Queens County. SSNY designated
designated as agent of LLC upon whom as agent of LLC upon whom process against

*20% OFF process against it may be served. SSNY


shall mail process to: 217-02 Jamaica
it may be served. SSNY shall mail process
to c/o Cohen & Coleman, LLP, 767 Third
Avenue, Queens Village, NY 11428. Pur- Ave., NY, NY 10017. The regd. agent of the

FREE ESTIMATES pose: any lawful activity. company upon whom and at which process
against the company can be served is Rich-
ard N. Cohen, Esq., c/o Cohen & Coleman,
*FEBRUARY/MARCH ONLY 5637 Real Estate Holdings, LLC Arts of Org LLP, 767 Third Ave., NY, NY 10017. Pur-
filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 10/20/17.
917 444-0554
pose: Any lawful activity.
Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as
ROCKAWAY BEACH, NEW YORK
agent of LLC upon whom process may be
Notice of Formation of 532 Chester
served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Ruben
Streets RCB, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with
Montejo, Esq., 225 Broadway, #900, NY, NY
Classifieds 10007. General Purposes.
Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/29/17.
Office location: Queens County. SSNY
designated as agent of LLC upon whom
Extreme Capital Acquisition Services, process against it may be served. SSNY
HELP WANTED LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State shall mail process to: 217-02 Jamaica
(SSNY) 5/22/2008. Office in Queens Co.
Wanted 2 car garage to rent in Rockaway anywhere SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process
Avenue, Queens Village, NY 11428. Pur-
pose: any lawful activity.
from 149 to 73rd street? may be served. SSNY shall mail process
to c/o National Registered Agents, Inc, D P International LLC Articles of Org. filed
Call 646-387-2760 875 Avenue of Americas, Ste. 501, NY, NY with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 11/09/17.
10001, which is also the registered agent Office in Queens Co. SSNY designated
upon whom process may be served. Pur-
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agent of LLC upon whom process may be
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11428. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.
fill in the easy form or Secretary of State of New York SSNY on
Contact us at 11/20/2017. Office located in Queens. SSNY Notice of Formation of 1535 Decatur Realty
LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State
718-634-3030 has been designated for service of process.
SSNY shall mail copy of any process served of NY (SSNY) on 11/10/17. Office loca-
against the LLC 9405 Alstyne Avenue, Elm- tion: Queens County. SSNY designated as
hurst, NY 11373. Purpose: any lawful pur- agent of LLC upon whom process against
pose. it may be served. SSNY shall mail process
BELLE ROCK to: 1535 Decatur Street, Ridgewood, NY
Queens Related Companies LLC Arts of 11385. Purpose: any lawful activity.
CAR SERVICE Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY)
on 6/23/15. Office: Queens County. SSNY Beckerman & Granados PLLC, Arts
designated as agent of LLC upon whom of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY
process may be served. SSNY shall mail (SSNY) 10/27/2017. Cty: Queens. SSNY
24 HOURS process to: 108-01 Northern Blvd, Corona, desig. as agent upon whom process
7 DAYS A WEEK NY 11368. General Purposes. against may be served & shall mail pro-
cess to 30 McGovern Dr., Melville, NY
ICD Advisors LLC Articles of Org. filed with 11747. Purpose: Law.
718-634-8282 NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 09/01/2017. Of-
fice in Queens Co. SSNY designated agent
718-945-5555 of LLC upon whom process may be served. Notice of Formation of Flushing Land-
mark Realty Mezz L.L.C. Arts. of Org.
SSNY shall mail copy of process to 79-14
269th Street, New Hyde Park, NY 11040. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on
Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 10/6/17. Office location: Queens County.
SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY whom process against it may be served.
Notice of Formation: CREDIBLE FUNDING
Pursuant to the lien granted by N.Y. Lien Law § 182, Metro Storage, LLC, as managing agent for Lessor, will sell by public SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Victoria
auction (or otherwise dispose) personal property (in its entirety) belonging to the tenants listed below to the highest bidder LLC Arts of Org filed with Sec. of State of
Realty Group, LLC, 133-38 Sanford Av-
to satisfy the lien of the Lessor for rental and other charges due. The said property has been stored and is located at the New York (SSNY) 11/27/2017. Office in
respective address below. Units up for auction will be listed for public bidding on-line at www.Storagestuff.bid beginning enue, #PHB, Flushing, NY 11355. Pur-
Queens Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon
five days prior to the scheduled auction date and time. The terms of the sale will be cash only. A 10% buyer’s premium pose: any lawful activity.
will be charged per unit. All sales are final. Metro Self Storage, LLC reserves the right to withdraw any or all units, partial whom process against it may be served &
or entire, from the sale at any time before the sale or to refuse any bids. The property to be sold is described as “general shall mail process to the LLC, 136-68 ROO-
household items” unless otherwise noted. All contents must be removed completely from the property within 48 hours or SEVELT AVE SUITE 601, Flushing, NY Notice of formation of Custy Noob Produc-
sooner or are deemed abandoned by bidder/buyer. Sale rules and regulations are available at the time of sale.
11354. Purpose: General tions, LLC. Articles of Org. filed with NY
Metro Self Storage Occupant Name Unit # Property Description Secretary of State (SSNY) on 10/6/2017.
2727 Knapp Street 1. Leticia Guerrero 2026 Furniture, household goods,boxes
F.R.M.F. 73rd Street 2 Family Limited Office location: Queens County. SSNY
Brooklyn, NY 11235 2. Josue Rivera 2197 Clothing, totes, boxes
Partnership, a foreign LP filed with Sec. is designated as agent of the LLC upon
3. Steven Lucas 2279 Bags, household goods
(718) 769-9000
of State of NY (SSNY) 12/12/2017. Cty: whom process may be served. SSNY shall
4. Andre Robbins 3001 Footwear
Bidding will close Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon mail copy of any process served against
5. Frank Tyler 3339 Clothing, TVs, boxes
on the website 6. Michael Shoulberg 4161 Books, clothing, fish tank whom process against may be served & the LLC to C/O United States Corporation
7. Brodous Peterkin 4507 Bags, clothing, totes shall process to 95-13 120th St., Rich- Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202,
mond Hill, NY 11419. General purpose. Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful
www.Storagestuff.bid purpose.
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awarded the Neighborhood smart beacons throughout the offering this technology as a shop on Wednesday, January
Challenge Grant, a grant put peninsula, which will passively resource to our Rockaway Busi- 24 to introduce this tech-
out by NYC's Department of communicate information to ness Alliance member busi- nology to our newest bea-
Small Business Services (SBS) smartphone users about trans- nesses to connect with their con-owners, and to any of
and New York City Econom- portation, local events, busi- customers about happy hour our other members interest-
ic Development Corporation ness promotions, and public specials, upcoming events, ed in hosting. Details TBD.
(EDC), challenging commu- artwork. The only information sales, and more. We are very excited to be
nity organizations to propose that the beacons gather are Each beacon is capable of piloting this technology in
a technology solution to a user counts, so all users’ priva- sending out a different mes- Rockaway, and encourage
commercial corridor chal- cy is maintained. sage, and we believe that your feedback! Have ques-
lenge. The RBA was awarded Passersby with Android these beacons, combined tions about beacons, or inter-
$100,000 to institute Rocka- phones will receive notifica- with QR codes, can be a great ested in taking part in this ex-
way's ConneX, a dual-faceted tions from the beacons; these resource to our member busi- citing project? Please contact
solution to Rockaways issues notifications are passive (NOT nesses and to other organi- us at info@rockawaybusines-
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with salt and cook, stirring occa-


sionally, 15-20 minutes, or until
softened and caramelized.
Facts You Probably
Add balsamic vinegar and cook
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toes. I love onion soup, so I fig- with oil on medium high. Sear on Zettabytes (1.3 trillion giga- pedia, started in 2001, were
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2 pounds sweet onion bits from bottom of pan. cent in 2009 alone.
2 pounds boneless, skinless Return heat to medium low In 2007, there were 123 demo-
chicken breasts or thighs and whisk in flour, stirring until Since the 20th century, the cratic countries in the world -
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NYCHA’s Heating Failures


To Be Audited
As residents of the Redfern even as temperatures plummet
Houses were still dealing with to record lows. It also comes
heat issues during the deep after a 2015 audit on NYCHA
freeze, NYC Comptroller Scott maintenance that showed
Stringer announced that his problems with maintenance of
office will be conducting yet boilers and heating systems.
another audit of New York City In the last several days,
Housing Authority (NYCHA). complaints and reports about
Stringer’s office announced non-functioning heat and hot
Printing: this recent audit on Monday,
January 8, and has already be-
water have come from tenants
at over 30 NYCHA develop-
Letterheads, Envelopes, Bumper Stickers, gun to look into the issue. The
Comptroller’s Office’s initial
ments across the city, including
the local Redfern Houses. The
Custom Invites, Labels, Flyers, Business Cards review of the Buildings De- Woodside Houses have also
partment’s annual compliance been impacted by heat issues.
Silk Screen filings for high and low pres-
sure boilers reveals that, since
In Stringer’s letter to Ola-
toye, he requests certain infor-
Printing July of last year, inspection mation like NYCHA’s policies
data has shown that NYCHA and procedures that govern
Plaques has a reported rate of defective inspections and preventative
Trophies boilers that is five times the cit-
ywide average – 39.5 percent of
maintenance of boilers and
heating systems; develop-
Graphics NYCHA inspections reported
defects compared to 7.9 per-
ments that are using tempo-
rary boilers or that have boilers
Tee Shirts cent citywide. under construction; whether
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comfort, while those across the until January 19 to provide
street in NYCHA complexes are such documents.

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deprived of heat and hot water. Ironically, later on Monday,
Unfortunately, heating break- January 8, NYCHA released a
downs happen year after year press release announcing that
– and the bureaucracy contin- it has closed financing on two
T-Shirts ues to play whack-a-mole with
short-term fixes instead of
Energy Performance Contracts
(EPC) worth $103 million.
Custom Made - No Minimum permanent solutions. We need These contracts will further
to address this maintenance reduce energy costs and im-
Custom Banners mess now, because our sen-
iors, children, and families are
prove energy efficiency across
41 NYCHA developments. This
Signs struggling. That’s why we’re includes the Redfern Houses.
going to be looking under the “Energy Performance Con-
Large Color Print-Outs hood at NYCHA. This is about tracts are an important financ-
safety – and equity.” ing tool that helps NYCHA
Print Your Art & This new audit announced address critical infrastructure
Photos On Canvas today will be Comptrol- needs, like replacing ineffi-
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Truck Lettering (Your) Phone-Num
Comptroller in at least the last for our residents and reduce
Custom Refrigerator Magnets 27 years. It comes after Comp- energy costs,” Olatoye said.
troller Stringer sent a letter to “Programs like this are critical
NYCHA Chairwoman Shola as we work toward transform-
91-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard Olatoye on Friday, January 5, ing our developments into sus-
718-634-1089 • 646-606-9062 seeking data because tenants
are facing inadequate or non-
tainable communities through
our NextGeneration NYCHA
Rockawaygraphics@verizon.net existent heat and hot water, Sustainability Agenda.”
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ting me on guard when people jump at the chance!


are watching. Sometimes she 3-Local artists/educators/
blocks her ears when a noise, community advocates — How

Life With Our unbeknownst to me, is jarring


her.
Like many other parents, I
about hosting a fun-packed
day, where families can come
with their children to do a craft

“Artistic” Child have days when I am exhausted,


filled with anxiety and endless
worry, and find myself wishing
I could tune everything out.
activity, watch live storytelling,
a puppet show or even get a
chance to dance and play in a
wide-open space?
However, I believe right here If anyone out there is inter-
in Rockaway, we as a communi- ested, or has additional ideas,
By Kami-Leigh Agard ty of business owners, workers please feel free to email me at
and neighbors — can make a ourartisticchild@outlook.com.
positive impact on the life of an Consider this column a pub-

Locals — How Can You adult or child with autism, and


their families.
Here are three initial sugges-
lic service announcement to
drum up interest in getting the
community involved in making
Impact Our Autistic tions how:
1-Restaurant proprietors —
Rockaway a great place to live
for families with autism. Let’s
Community? How about hosting a special
day where you can accommo-
get the ball rolling for 2018!
I’ll end with this quote by
Many families with autistic They often have difficulty ex- date these special families? Per- Coretta Scott King, American
loved ones live on the penin- pressing themselves. Senso- haps you can adjust the lighting human rights activist, and wife
sula. You may know them per- ry issues can affect how they or sound at your establishment, of Martin Luther King, Jr.: “The
sonally or just from casual in- smell, hear, or see things. They and offer a varied menu? I have greatness of a community is
teractions at the local coffee may find it impossible to eat been to similar places in oth- most accurately measured by
shop, supermarket, the neigh- foods of a particular color, for er states, and it totally makes a the compassionate actions of
borhood playground or just on example. difference. Not only would you its members.”
your block. Parents can find it difficult be drawing in a different clien- I talk about autism to open
Due to the increasing preva- and embarrassing when their tele, but making a statement by doors into the reality of our
lence of autism (according to child demonstrates unusual showing compassion for the lo- lives as caregivers, build un-
the Centers for Disease Control behaviors in public. For ex- cal autistic community. derstanding, tolerance and
and Prevention about one in ample, a simple run to the su- 2-Massage parlor/ spa/ yoga growth of our “artistic” chil-
68 children have autism spec- permarket could end up being studio owners — How about dren. Please share your
trum disorder (ASD)), there is a traumatizing as the child may offering a special package or thoughts by emailing the Rock-
strong chance that anyone with all of a sudden throw them- session for a group of autism away Beach “Artistic” Families
an active role in their commu- selves on the ground, scream- mums (or dads) looking for a support group at ourartistic-
nity will interact with a child or ing. Onlookers may pass judg- few hours of TLC? Trust me, I child@outlook.com or check
an adult with autism. ment, thinking that the child is know many parents who would out our Facebook page.
The underlying question is ill-behaved and that the parent
how can we join forces and has bad parenting skills.
make Rockaway a more wel-
coming place for these fami-
A casual family dinner at a
local restaurant could be over- Last Chance For Senior
Homeowner Tax Breaks
lies, who face many daily chal- whelming for the autistic indi-
lenges that you maybe unaware vidual because of noise drifting
of. in from chatter at other tables
ASD refers to a set of related or from the brightness of the Are you a senior citizen that with a combined annual in-
conditions that affect social lights. owns a home? You may qualify come of $58,399 or less.
interaction, communication, The website, Parent Coaching for a tax break. Assemblywom- “Even if you are unsure if
and behavior. The impact can for Autism, lists a number of an Stacey Pheffer Amato is urg- you qualify, you can only gain
range from mild to severe. It behaviors that might be consid- ing Senior Citizens to apply for by applying for SCHE. Espe-
mostly appears in early child- ered unusual, including: the NYC Department of Finance cially with the recent maxi-
hood, and it normally contin- -Inappropriate touching or senior citizens Homeown- mum income increase, I urge
ues into adulthood. Apart from invading other people's space ers’ Exemption (SCHE). The all senior citizen homeowners
difficulties with social commu- -Being too honest about deadline to apply for fiscal year to submit an application to the
nication, people with autism someone's appearance 2017/2018 is January 16, 2018. city as soon as possible, to en-
tend to have restricted inter- -Flapping hands or spinning According to the city’s web- sure they receive the benefits
ests. Other key features include around site, SCHE is “A property tax they deserve!” Pheffer Amato
repetitive behavior and a need -Being fascinated with a par- break for seniors who own said.
for routine. Bringing up a child ticular item one-, two-, or three-fami- For more information on
with autism can be challenging -Extreme displays or affection ly homes, condominiums, how to apply, residents can go
for parents, especially when or the opposite or cooperative apartments.” to the NYC Department of Fi-
other people do not under- My nine-year-old nonver- Thanks to changes in city and nance website: http://www1.
stand the issues. bal daughter with autism wig- state law, which Pheffer Amato nyc.gov/site/finance/bene-
Children and adults with gles her fingers and flaps her voted for this past legislative fits/landlords-sche.page or
autism experience the world hands, which attracts outside session, SCHE tax breaks are call the Assemblywoman’s of-
differently from most people. attention, immediately put- now available to homeowners fice at 718-945-9550.
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LOCAL COLOR:
READERS SEND IN THEIR PIX
We might be a little biased but we think some of the best photographers in
the world live in Rockaway. Here are some shots that readers shared with us
this week. Send your photos (limit to 2 per week) to mail@rockawaytimes.
com and we’ll do our best to print them (space permitting). We do receive
more than we can print.

By Alice Ostrowsky By Timothy Moriarty By Martha Rossi

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State Park Know Your


Planned For Access-A-Ride Rights
Jamaica Bay Seniors, do you know your
rights when it comes to Ac-
cess-a-Ride? If not, Assem-
has been undergoing remedia- blywoman Stacey Pheffer
tion for years. Amato will be hosting a
Such use of the land is a co- “know your rights” Ac-
ordinated effort between the cess-A-Ride informational
city, state, and the federal gov- session on Friday, January
ernment. In his speech Cuomo 19 at 1 p.m. within JASA
said, “The State has complet- Brookdale Village located
ed design work for the new at 155 Beach 19th Street,
Park and executed coopera- Far Rockaway, Queens. This there is confusion or lack
It’s the other side of Jamaica tive agreements with NPS and workshop will focus on lan- of information. That’s why
Bay, but with the bay becoming the City to establish the long guage access for Russian knowing your rights, and
more and more accessible for sought-after facility. And now, speakers and general ‘know having clear information
transportation and recreation, the State will invest $15 mil- your rights’ for Access-A- is key to providing every
the news out of the Governor’s lion to open the property to Ride users. person with the tools they
office is notable for Rockaway the public, creating 3.5 miles “Here in southern Queens need to lead productive,
and Broad Channel. of waterfront, paths and trails, and Rockaway, we have se- independent lives. I am ex-
In his State of the State speech, and access to a unique coast- verely limited access to cited to host these seminars
Governor Andrew Cuomo an- al highland with unmatched transportation and one of and provide our community
nounced plans for the largest views of Jamaica Bay. Activi- the largest senior popu- with better information for
state park in the City, a 407-acre ties will include biking, hik- lations in the entire city,” what they deserve.”
site just off the Belt Parkway on ing, fishing, kayaking, and en- Assemblywoman Pheffer For more information or
the shores of Jamaica Bay. The vironmental education, and Amato said. “Many of our questions, constituents are
site, across from the Erskine amenities will include comfort seniors and persons with encouraged to call the As-
shopping center, was previous- stations, shade structures and disabilities depend on this semblywoman’s Office at
ly used as a garbage dump and concessions.” program, but sometimes 718-945-9550.

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