In The Spotlight
Another day of surf, skate, shopping and song is ahead! The 13th Annual Rockstock and Barrels Festival is Saturday, June 15 on Beach 90th Street.
Saturday is looking good for a day Rockstocked with fun. This annual event started by Steve and Christian Stathis of Boarders Surf Shop and Jimmy Dowd of St. James Clothing, has grown into a can’t-miss early summer event that showcases some of the best things Rockaway has to offer. Now in its 13th year, there will be plenty to celebrate. “It’s our
Albert Einstein once said, “The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before,” and at the Queens District Attorney Far Rockaway Debate hosted by Senator James Sanders Jr. at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Arverne this past Monday, June 9, some may argue that it was difficult to cipher the stand out candidate who will assume the seat hungrily sought after by a crowded camp of
How did a Queens kid, who never played a day of high school basketball, make it as a walk-on for St. John’s University, one of the highest-regarded college basketball teams? A dream, a bit of perseverance, and most importantly, some encouragement from dad.
One day in the late 1980s, Billy Mitaritonna returned from school to his home in Rosedale, Queens, and went upstairs to cry in bed. He had just been cut from the Archbishop Molloy basketball team—again. It was his sophomore year. Another
The Ocean Bay Apartments are good as new. On Monday, June 10, local elected officials and representatives from several state, city and federal agencies gathered in front of the newly-rehabilitated NYCHA Ocean Bay Apartments for a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the completion of the work.
Ocean Bay Apartments, a 24-building, 1,395-unit public housing complex, located between Beach 54th and Beach 58th Streets, recently underwent a $560 million redevelopment that was NYCHA’s first and the country’s