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H2O, Gerrymandering and Socialists in Archie Bunker Land

I’ll never forget the words of the engineer who inspected the Belle Harbor home our family was about to buy, in the spring of 1994. “The number one enemy of your home is water,” he said.  Do everything you can … Continue reading

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My Short-Lived Run for Office

It lasted for a mere 20 days in July.  For less than three weeks, it was a chance to upset the apple cart, to offer a fresh new choice to voters in Southeast Queens.  Even a chance to make a … Continue reading

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The Next Decade–Down the Staircase

We’ve completed the mission to remove Osama Bin Laden from atop the world’s terrorist watch list.  The hatred and cruelty of his Al Qaeda followers who orchestrated the terrifying events of September 11, 2001 will never be forgotten. I will … Continue reading

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Oy Vey, U.S.A.!

Let’s face it–this Wisconsin controversy is pretty important, and something called “The American Dream Rally” sounded intriguing to me.  It was set for Saturday, February 26 in City Hall Park, near my favorite old stomping grounds in Lower Manhattan. So … 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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Is it a Place for Birds, or for Planes? It’s Floyd Bennett Field!

Citywide Champs, Channel View-Beach Channel Girls Lacrosse at FBF An awe-inspiring blue-ribbon panel has been named by Congressman Anthony Weiner and Senator Charles Schumer to address the future of Floyd Bennett Field, that huge Gateway National Recreation Area property on Flatbush Avenue … Continue reading

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Who’s Your Daily? Who’s Your Party?

It doesn’t matter if your news delivery bag is red, white or blue. Be informed. Vote in your primary today, if you are registered in a party fielding candidates. Continue reading

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You can’t fight City Hall…if you can’t get to City Hall.

Fight for transit justice. Come to Rockaway Task Force Meeting on Tuesday, September 7 at 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus, 333 Beach 90 Street, Rockaway Beach. Continue reading

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