In The Spotlight
While it's always sad for Rockaway to part with summer, I think most people are ready to turn up, pay homage to the sea, and put a glittery exclamation point on the muggy summer of 2018! This Saturday, it's time for the fourth annual Poseidon’s Parade, and it looks to be a great one. The Rockaway Mermaid Brigade, coming off yet another Coney Island Mermaid Parade win, has been working hard to facilitate Rockaway’s annual art stroll on the boards.
The event will kick off this Saturday
Oh deer. Rockaway has seen its fair share of wildlife, both dead and alive, wash up on its beaches, but usually they’re creatures that live in the ocean. So it was quite the shock to receive a call about a deer that washed up dead on Beach 96th Street. Even stranger—it wasn’t the only one spotted on the peninsula on Monday, September 17. Earlier that day, another deer was spotted running around State Road near Roxbury, sparking the question—what the buck?
It was a seemingly normal late
For Far Rockaway High School (FRHS) alumni sisters, Carole Barna Scherker and Barbara Barna Brown, what started out as plans to return to their beloved childhood Wavecrest Gardens neighborhood to celebrate Carole’s 75th birthday, speedily evolved into the first-ever FRHS Reunion hosted on the beach, and the response they have received has been astounding.
The FRHS Beach Reunion, hosted for classes 1950 through 1978, will be on Saturday, September 29 at the DredSurfer Grill Beach 17th
Dozens of candles and flowers sit on the boardwalk at the entrance to Beach 86th Street, where 17-year-old Lamine Sarr was last seen alive, swimming with friends on a warm late afternoon on Saturday, September 15, before being swept out by the stormy waters. They were left by friends, family and fellow students at Channel View School for Research (CVSR) on Monday afternoon as the search was underway for their classmate’s body. By the next morning, the call came in that a body was found in the