Tag Archives: NYC
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
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
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
Holland Seaside Group Chalks One Up for Light and Air
A close vote at CB 14’s September meeting could spell the end for Frameworks’ proposed 57-unit tower at 93-06 Shorefront Parkway. Continue reading
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
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