The Rockaway Times Photo Contest doesn’t yet have a finals date

High Tide
Typography

*****

The Rockaway Times Photo Contest doesn’t yet have a finals date. We’ll let you know when it’s set.  And let this be a reminder to get out there now and take photos for the 2019 contest! A top supervisor with Gateway National Park told us they want to be part of the exhibit next year. And why not? The photos really enhance the beach experience. We hope you’ve seen the photos on the boardwalk, ferry landing or in Broad Channel. They’re great!

*****

There’s something new at Riis Park: Uber. The always hectic scene when cars are starting to leave the parking lot is now more hectic as Uber drivers line up or search for passengers from the bathhouse to the old Neponsit home.

*****

Save the date! The Rockaway Times Sandcastle Contest is Sunday, July 29. Many local businesses donated prizes, which made it extra fun last year. If any businesses are interested in donating gift certificates or other prizes, contact Katie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thanks!

*****

Plenty of Rockaway people go to South Nassau Communities Hospital, so it’s worth noting that Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield last week reached an agreement to keep South Nassau ‘in network.’ Some Blue Cross members received a letter in May indicating South Nassau might be out of network as of July 1. As a result of the new agreement, Blue Cross members will enjoy continued ‘in network’ access to all South Nassau hospital services and those provided by its participating physicians.

*****

Oops. In last week’s article about the “Jessicauli” cauliflower-rice bowl, we called manager John Efrati, John Flatow. Sorry for the mix-up, John!

*****

John Lepore asked us to let people know about the Island Harvest Food Bank. Island Harvest is the largest relief organization on Long Island providing food and services for people who are hungry, and a voice for people who are in need. Allstate is proud to partner with Island Harvest and supports those efforts by providing a limited number of FREE Disaster Preparedness Kits to remind us about our vulnerability to disasters. In return we ask for donations of non-perishable and canned foods for Island Harvest. Please bring any of those items to our office located at 112-30 Beach Channel Drive, by Monday July 9. Your help can make a difference.

*****

There are extra ferries and large ones, too, that have been put into service on those busy, hot days. We saw three ferries at once at the dock. But extra bus shuttles are not added. So, if you get on one of the extras, don’t plan on a shuttle waiting for you.

*****

Fun train stuff starts. Because a “flood protection” plan is underway, there will be NO trains running to Far Rockaway / Mott Avenue. There will be no Rockaway Park Shuttle service at Broad Channel. A-trains will go to Beach 116th Street. For Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue service, take the S instead, transfer at Beach 90th Street. For Broad Channel S shuttle customers, take the A instead. This will continue through at least September 3.

*****

It’s too easy to forget how important Jamaica Bay is to Rockaway (Hey, Army Corps, you’ve got to pay attention to the back door, too). The news that the DEP is investing $400 million to further enhance the health of the bay is great news. Major kudos to the locals who’ve been guardians of this essential body of water.

 

BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS
Sign up via our free email subscription service to receive notifications when new information is available.