Tag Archives: leadership
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
Something There is That Loves a Wall
In his poem “Mending Wall,” Robert Frost fixed on the forces of nature that bring down garden walls, and how neighbors come together to repair them. On Saturday, May 21, residents of Rockaway Park focused on how to rebuild their … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
C-Span Should Have Been There!
I have to say I was impressed with the 60 or so Rockawayites who came out for the “town hall” last evening. This was not your usual Rockaway gathering! Eric Ulrich and James Sanders of the City Council jointly ran a tight, effective 2-hour meeting and … Continue reading
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