In The Spotlight
On August 2, 2018, Ray Wasson had just finished a bagpipe performance with the Breezy Point Catholic Club Pipes & Drums Band at the Brooklyn Cyclone's stadium, MCU Park, as part of the baseball team’s annual Irish night. It was an event he played for many years, but this one ended in what could have been a tragedy if it were not for some quick-acting good Samaritans and FDNY paramedics.
After the performance, Wasson, 50, was walking up a flight of stairs at the stadium when he collapsed to
On Memorial Day, 72 years ago, a group of women dedicated a park with 33 trees, each representing a man from Rockaway who made the ultimate sacrifice and lost their life during World War II. The women, who were wives, mothers, aunts, cousins, neighbors and friends of the young men, were determined to keep their memory alive, by creating a place to bring solace and comfort to their families—Memorial Circle. Today, a group of neighbors have made it their mission to maintain this place of peace
At just eight years old, local baking whiz-kid, Connor Rodriguez, debuted his sweet prowess in the kitchen with Connor’s Cupcakes this past April, and is already the talk of the town. However, what is even more amazing about the little renaissance man is that he has Down syndrome, and after four surgeries and a host of developmental delays—he has proven that like his idol, Hell’s Kitchen’s Chef Gordon Ramsay—“I am what I am. A fighter.”
When Connor’s mom, Marian Tinnelly-Rodriguez, was
Did you know that May 25 is National Tap Dance Day? On November 8, 1989, the 101st U.S. Congress officially signed a law to declare May 25, the birthday of famous tap dancer, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, a federal holiday. And this Saturday, May 25, the #Taplife Company is bringing the celebration to the boardwalk with a special event featuring tap dance performances and an acoustic concert by Queens musician, Frank Persico.
Professional tap dancer and teacher, Anthony Lo Cascio of Howard Beach