Publications/Press – Links

New York City Culture and Tourism

Norwood News, Vol. 28, No. 20, October 15-28, 2015, page 8, “Tour de Bronx Puts Pedal to the Metal Oct. 25,”

Norwood News, Vol. 28, No. 19, October 1-14, 2015, page “History Breathes at Woodlawn Scavenger Hunt,”

Norwood News, Vol. 28, No. 18, August 20, page , “New York Skyscrapers and Friends Perform at Williamsbridge Oval Park,”

Norwood News, Vol. 28, No. 15, July 23-August 19, 2015, page 6, “Bardekova Ensemble Presents Norwood and Fordham Concerts,”

New York City Media

New York Daily News, Wed. Jan. 16, 2013, “Jacob Riis monument stil stands despite a wallop from Superstorm Sandy,”

New York Daily News (Island Edition), Thur. Jan. 10, 2013, p. 6 “Life will be a beach in ’13”

Sat., Dec. 29, 2012, 7:30 – 8:00 a.m., Cityscape, WFUV 90.7 FM, the Fordham University radio station, panelists discuss Rockaway’s hurricane recovery efforts.  Featured guests include James Killoran, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Westchester, and Michael J. Murphy of Murphy Brothers Contracting of Mamaroneck, whose organizations have been active in rebuilding the Rockaways over the past two months, and Rock Viv, who adds a historical perspective to the discussion. The program is also available as a podcast, which can be downloaded anytime after the broadcast by visiting, and clicking on the “Cityscape” tab.

Podcast of Nov. 7 Radio Interview.  I discussed my Hurricane Sandy experiences on the internet radio station of Andy Novick, a friend from Sebago Canoe Club. The show was recorded on November 7 at 12:00 noon, as the Nor’Easter approached us. Here’s the  link to listen to the podcast:  Where were you during Hurricane Sandy? 11/07 by The Audio Blog | Blog Talk Radio.

New York Times Dining Section, Wed. Aug. 29, 2012, p. D5, “Where Pirates Can Dock and Dine in New York”   Rock Viv discusses the long-time tradition of docking and dining on Jamaica Bay.

Cityscapes, WFUV 90.7 FM.  Discussion about Images of America: Rockaway Beach. Original broadcast 7/28/12. Podcast can be downloaded online at, from the Cityscapes program archive:   Short promotional trailer for the program, posted on WFUV’s Facebook page, is also great fun, with Playland photos and the Ramones’ classic hit music. Here’s the link:

New York Daily News, Thur., July 12, 2012,  “New book details the role of Rockaway pioneers,

Advocacy for Civic Affairs (Literacy, Historic Preservation, Environment and Parks, the Arts, and Politics)

Monthly Column, Rock Solid, in The Wave (Rockaway Beach, NY)

10/26/2012 – Rock Solid– Are You Better Off Than You Were in 1974?

09/28/2012 – Rock Solid-Rattling the Skeletons in Rockaway’s Closet

08/31/2012 – Rock Solid-Fighting the Imperial City 

08/03/2012 – Rock Solid-Starbucks Arrives on the Rock–In a Way

07/06/2012 – Rock Solid-We Once Vacationed and Other Lost Summer Rituals 

06/08/2012 – Rock Solid-Images of America: Rockaway Beach Celebrates Our History

05/11/2012 – Rock Solid-Fossils Living Among Us

4/13/12 – Should Voting Be a Right, or a Duty?

Three delegates from the Environment, Health and Public Safety Committee of the Participatory Budgeting Project in the 32nd New York City Council District. Four of the five projects we offered to the electorate received funding.

3/16/12 – The Founding Fathers, Doublethink and Gold-Plated Shovels,

02/17/12 – Get a Yard Tree for Free This Spring,

01/20/12 – Searching for Fannie Holland,

11/04/11 –

09/05/2011 – H2O, Gerrymandering, and Socialists in Archie Bunker Land

08/05/2011 – My Short-Lived Run for Office

07/01/2011 – Got Independence?

06/10/2011 – Goodbye to Peggy Vivino of the RTC –

05/06/2011 – Rock Solid–The Next Decade: Down the Staircase

04/08/2011 – Rock Solid–Shifting Sands and Strong Foundations

03/18/2011 – Rock Solid–Jobs

02/18/2011 – Rock Solid–Is It “The Real Thing?”

01/14/2011 – Rock Solid–The Vandalia Dunes Are Gone–Is Four Sparrow Marsh the Next to Go?

12/17/2010 – The Season of Giving—And Living

11/19/2010 – Heroes of Their Own Lives—Jackie & Jimmy Stillwell

10/22/2010 – Dots, Spots and Empty Plots — An Election is Coming, Now Give Us Lots!

9/24/2010 – Reforms Needed at Community Board 14

08/27/2010 – A Glimpse at the Artists of Rockaway

07/30/2010 – Who Cleaned Up That Vacant Lot at Beach 88 Street?

07/02/2010 – Rock Solid –  Something Good is Cooking in Far Rockaway (Culinary Kids Garden & Farmer’s Market)

06/04/2010 – Rock Solid – Gulf War II and Parking Restrictions—What Do We Value?

05/07/2010 – Rock Solid – It’s My Park—It’s Your Park—They Are OUR Parks

04/09/2010 – Rock Solid – A Tale of Two Meetings (Jamaica Bay Task Force)

03/19/2010 – Rock Solid – RUOK? (Development and Community Board 14)

02/12/2010 – Rock Solid – (Waterfront Planning)

01/15/2010 – Rock Solid –  (St. Camillus Special Olympics)

12/18/2009 – Rock Solid – The Debate Over Christmas

11/20/2009 – Rock Solid –  Some Rockaway Treasures for Which I Am Thankful

10/23/2009 – Rock Solid –  Rockaway Artists Alliance—Champion of the Arts on the Peninsula

09/25/2009 – Rock Solid –  Stan’s Pepper Steppers

08/28/2009 – Rock Solid  – Rockaway Theatre Company–A Quintessential Community Not-For-Profit Group

07/31/2009 – Rock Solid – Floyd Bennett Gardens Association—An Oasis Amid the Concrete of Brooklyn

07/03/2009 – Rock Solid –  (St. Francis de Sales Summer Classic—Keith Goldberg)

06/05/2009 – Rock Solid –  (A Story of Two Rockaway Teachers—Ann Todes and Luz Alessandri)

05/08/2009 – Rock Solid –  Northeast Chapter of the American Littoral Society—Beach Cleanups and More!

04/10/2009 – Rock Solid – Sebago Canoe Club—The Paddling Pros of Canarsie

Articles on Local Events — 2003-2012

Business Spotlights & Promotional Pieces for Local Merchants (2008-2011)

Thai Rock Restaurant and Music House–July 22, 2011

Go Solar/Green NY—Leads Way in Greening Rockaway’s Homes—July 16, 2010 – Cached

The Bayhouse—A Casual Dining Spot Right on the Beach—July 2, 2010– Cached

Rock N Roll Bagels—Enjoy Our Amenities, and the Best Bagels Around – June 18, 2010

Cyber Zone—Rockaway’s Favorite Health Club Since 2001– April 9, 2010

Rock Jetty Wine & Spirits—Newest Liquor Store on the Peninsula — March 26, 2010-

Studio Gi-The Area’s Newest Salon And Day Spa  February 26, 2010

Hot Yoga Rockaway Beach–Where Miracles Happen Every Day!–February 12, 2010

Mrs. Elaine’s School of Dance—The Place to Dance and Exercise! — January 29, 2010 – Cached

Evergreen Ear, Nose & Throat—A New ENT Office In Rockaway Park –October 9, 2009

Rockaway Medical And Dental Plaza –Offering You Professional Care in a Comfortable, Friendly Atmosphere–October 2, 2009

DiCosmo’s Italian Ices–Anchors Rockaway’s Newest Snack Corner—August 28, 2009

Metro PCS Authorized Dealer Comes to Beach 116th Street—August 14, 2009

The Wharf Restaurant—Rockaway’s Secret Spot—July 31, 2009 – Cached

Nykidstime Inc.–Safety and Fun All in One!–July 17, 2009

Claudine & Co. Everything That a Wedding Party Needs on the Big Day –April 24, 2009

Bayview Restaurant & Catering Hall: For Romantic Dining and Great Parties–   April 10, 2009

Nail Country & Spa—Where We Will Pamper You! –March 27, 2009

Just Beautiful—Rockaway’s Newest Unisex Salon–March 13, 2009

Sunlites Stained Glass–Rockaway’s Artisans of Historic Glass Since 1985– February 27, 2009

Sand Tax & Accounting –More Than 17 Years of Tax Experience—January 23, 2009

Surfside Bagels—Bringing Soho to Rockaway Beach! – November 21, 2008

Fast Break Healthy Gourmet Foods  Featuring More Than 40 Hot Dishes Every Day–November 7, 2008

Dr. Jason Grotas Urologic Surgical Care–Comprehensive and Compassionate Medicine– September 26, 2008

Dr. Yashodhara Kirtane–Lifestyle Medicine for the Rockaways—September 12, 2008 – Cached

Rockaway Seafood Company—Fine Dining Has Arrived in Rockaway Beach – April 4, 2008

Seavon—Where Beauty Meets the Beach–Business Spotlight —March 7, 2008

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