Tag Archives: waterfront access

Past and Future Tents in the Rockaways

Ahh, Camp Rockaway!  The first tent camping proposed for the Rockaway peninsula in over 75 years has taken off on Kickstarter.com.  The blogosphere has been chattering since the campaign was launched by sponsor Kent Johnson in mid-May. The June 18 … Continue reading

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Floor Space Only, as Beach Rebuild Plans Aired at CB 14

I bet that former New York City Parks Commissioner Robert Moses (a fitness maven himself) would have enjoyed the scene. It resembled a gym class at the still-closed Beach Channel High School, except that there were adults in the floor … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day, Jamaica Bay!

It’s more than just a body of water or a marsh ecosystem–Jamaica Bay is an integral part of the environment in the Rockaways.  No matter how you enter or leave the peninsula, or spend your days here, you see the … Continue reading

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Is Independence a Fiction in Bloombergville?

Independence Day is one of those American holidays celebrated with disparate emotions among the populace.  Are you part of the investor class or a wage earner?  Wage earners live for the weekends, particularly the three-day ones.  Those of us who … 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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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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Red Hook to GWB or Bust! Hudson River Sloop Clearwater’s 2010 Pumpkin Sail

The group’s tagline is: “Creating the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders.”   You can say that again! Since its maiden voyage in 1969, the 106-foot long Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has welcomed aboard more than half a million young people and hundreds of … 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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Rockaway’s a Food Desert, Reclaiming the Waterfront and Other Misleading Notions

“Please look closely at real cities.  While you are looking, you might as well also listen, linger and think about what you see.”  Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities.  I was idling at the traffic light … Continue reading

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