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    BayHouse is back in business

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    Upcoming shows at the BayHouse Aug. 3: Flashback Aug. 10: SquareBags Aug. 17: Girls on Top Aug. 23: Hell or High Water Aug. 24: Wild Fire       In November the tent will be taken down and construction will begin to rebuild the BayHouse.  Sheridan said the restaurant should be reopened by Memorial Day…

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    City cuts ribbon on Beach Channel Playground

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    A new playground is offering the Rockaway community a chance to continue the tradition of fun that’s been around “since 1901.” On Friday the city held a ribbon cutting for the new Beach Channel Playground, located on Beach 79th Street, between Beach Channel Drive and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, next to PS/MS 183. The playground, formerly…

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    The D Piper Inn: Steps from the beach, steps back in time

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      Step off the sidewalk at 158 Beach 114 Street and step back in time to Rockaway’s heyday, more than 100 years ago. Founded in 1907 by the Doody and McManus families, this quaint and charming establishment was renamed D Piper Inn by current owner Peter Duffy. “I feel privileged to be here,” said Duffy,…

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    Rockaway represented in military academies

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    TJ Stackpole was only six years old when his father, FDNY Capt. Timothy Stackpole, died on September 11, 2001.  According to his mother, Tara Stackpole, that experience, along with his patriotism and interest in American history, led him to where he is now: the U.S. Naval Academy. TJ, now 19, was inducted into the academy…

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    Whale of a cruise

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    Tom Paladino has one message for the Rockaway community: “Rockaway is the new Cape Cod for whale and dolphin watching.” He and his business partner, Frank DeSantis, operate American Princess Cruises, and offer a whale and dolphin watch and adventure cruise, which launches from Riis Landing. DeSantis and Paladino both spent years working in the…

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    Harbor Light to shine again

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    Not rebuilding the Harbor Light Pub, the venerable Belle Harbor establishment, was never an option for the Heeran family, according to son Billy Heeran. A year and a half after a fire leveled the Belle Harbor bar and restaurant in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, construction is set to begin this week to rebuild it….

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    Storybook ending for ‘Whalemina’

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    Despite being washed away during Hurricane Sandy, the beloved Rockaway mascot, Whalemina, will soon be immortalized – in the form of a children’s book. Laura Cryan, a Breezy Point native, had grown attached to the whale over the years. When the statue was destroyed in the storm, Cryan, 23, realized that children growing up in…

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    BayHouse is back in business

    Upcoming shows at the BayHouse Aug. 3: Flashback Aug. 10: SquareBags Aug. 17: Girls on Top Aug. 23: Hell or High Water Aug. 24: Wild Fire       In November the tent will be taken down and construction will begin to rebuild the BayHouse.  Sheridan said the restaurant should be reopened by Memorial Day…

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    Boyleing Points: I forgot

    Forgetfulness loves company. It’s just a real boost to see others forget their keys, their wallet, or even their kids at school. Say what you will, “I forgot” is still a pretty good excuse. In most cases, it’s a better excuse than some elaborate tale – though not always. A cop pulls you over and…

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    City cuts ribbon on Beach Channel Playground

    A new playground is offering the Rockaway community a chance to continue the tradition of fun that’s been around “since 1901.” On Friday the city held a ribbon cutting for the new Beach Channel Playground, located on Beach 79th Street, between Beach Channel Drive and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, next to PS/MS 183. The playground, formerly…

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    The High Tide: A little of this and that

    Here’s an idea for City Councilman Eric Ulrich. Hold hearings on traffic agents blanketing neighborhoods. There must be a rational behind why certain neighborhoods get visited by small armies of ticket-writers. * * * Paul’s Bike Shop on Beach 116th is open until 3 p.m on Sundays. The popular owner of the popular store deserves…

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    Tubular Views: Reap what you sow

    Last week I mentioned that there could be discussion about introducing five more perpendicular jetties, or groins as John Cori pointed out in his column last week. Keep in mind that the purpose of these is to trap the sand and be the barrier against storm surge and potential destruction. We know this works and…

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    Lacrosse club grows in Rockaway

    The Lacrosse Club of Rockaway (LCR) continued its programming with a girls’ lacrosse clinic at Fort Tilden. The clinic is spearheaded by Mickey Blum, a Rockaway resident, former Notre Dame lacrosse player and current coach. Blum enlisted several of his lacrosse colleagues to help run the clinic. Blum reported that the girls, ranging from grades…

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    Legendary strongman stops by the Rockaway Times

    Mike Greenstein made two appearances on America’s Got Talent, most recently on Tuesday (we won’t spoil the results if you haven’t seen the show yet) Mike, A.K.A. Mighty Atom Jr., can pull a car (sometimes full of people) with his bare teeth. The Strongman is 93 and just keeps getting stronger!

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    Now This Is Waiting For The A Train

    A woman at the Broad Channel station decided to get comfortable while waiting for the shuttle.  We guess it came eventually.  Photo by Jordan Lage.

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    Wounded Warriors visit rockaway for tenth year

    The Wounded Warriors were welcomed with a motorcade and parade on Wednesday, July 9. Soldiers spent the next few days learning to surf, sail, and scuba dive. Challenges like rock climbing were part of the festivities as well. Photos courtesy MacLeod and Spencer Nelson.

Back in the Day

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    Back in the Day

    So it was 1989 when these dudes had their picture taken on the beach. It so happens, Norman Arend still surfs and lives in Rockaway, Frankie Cullen still surfs and can be found at the Rockaway Beach Surf Camp. Dougie O’Conner still surfs and lives down the Jersey Shore.

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