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Should We Stick Our Heads in the Sand?

We just lived through “the big one.” Hurricane Sandy was a more dangerous and destructive storm than 1962′s Hurricane Donna, and in terms of property damage, it far eclipsed the deadly 1938 Long Island Express, which catapulted a 30-foot-high wave … Continue reading

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Sinners and Saints–Your Choice This Week!

In case you’re not a fan of beer drinking, here’s a novel way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day—by reading a great book about the history of Ireland. “How The Irish Saved Civilization,” the first title in Thomas Cahill’s “Hinges of … Continue reading

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I Love MY Gateway!

Happy Valentine’s Day to my friends, neighbors and family!  These days, non-committed relationships are all the rage, and the terminology we use in our social interactions seems to be focused on mutual fulfillment, supporting one another, and every euphemism in the book as an alternative to … Continue reading

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City Luminaries Descend on Bayswater–for an Hour or So

Well, the Mayor and his entourage of city agency heads came—and went.   An impressive array of bigwigs stretched across the dais—about 30 in all.  Seeing these individuals in a group makes you realize that women are well-represented in the Mayor’s cabinet, but African-Americans … Continue reading

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Mayor Bloomberg Heads to Bayswater

Come one, come all! Town hall meeting hosted by Bayswater Civic this evening (Mon. Jan. 24) at Bayswater Jewish Center, 23-55 Healy Ave., starting at 7 p.m.  Featuring Mayor Bloomberg and numerous commissioners of city agencies.  The mayor is wise … Continue reading

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Round One–NYC Waterfront Advocates Dispute Rockaway’s Claim to “Sixth Borough” Title

I did not attend the waterfront conference in Manhattan yesterday, sponsored by Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance.  For those of us in the contingent work force, that would be rough.  What I earn each week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday pays the rent.  However, the … Continue reading

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Is There a Democrat in the House? And Could Somebody Get Me a Pair of Scissors?

How appropriate–Weiner’s standing on the far left, Turner’s on the far right! It got downright unruly over there at the Bungalow Bar on Thursday, October 21.  The candidates for U.S. Congress, Weiner and Turner, were invited to speak at a … Continue reading

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Weiner’s a Winner–of My Rock Park’s 50-25-25!

It’s our favorite game on the Rock.  Not rugby or soccer or hoops.  In Rockaway, it’s the fifty-fifty.  Get out your $5 bills.  No civic meeting, concert or sporting event is complete unless everyone’s toting around those big strips of tix. The place was the … Continue reading

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Facades of Democracy–With or Without The Graffiti

     The November election feels close now.  Lawn signs for Republican candidates are proliferating like dandelions all over the west end.  I even saw two bright green Audrey Pheffer campaign signs in the window of Elegante Pizza in Rockaway Beach.  Still … Continue reading

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Give Your Children Roots and Wings! Floyd Bennett Planning Moves Ahead

Blue Ribbon Task Force Hearings Held in September 2010 at Aviator and Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Continue reading

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