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If you’re reading this on Thursday, here’s a reminder to get out and vote. Primary Day is on Thursday this time around.

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According to the Commercial Observer, a media company covering commercial real estate, because Rockaway is experiencing a wave of residential development, there will be a retail boom. A senior executive at Cushman & Wakefield says the condos going up on Beach 116th Street “changes everything.”

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There was lots of online griping about a block party on Beach 129th Street being broken up last Saturday by local police. The permit expired at 10 p.m. which is when police showed up to shut things down. According to the DJ, there were 16 police officers there to put the brakes on the party. Another block party, just a few blocks away, had no such issue and one person said a couple of cops were there at 10:30 p.m. hugging some residents. By the way, there is a new Commanding Officer at the 100th Precinct, Louron Hall.

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More bridge closures. From the MTA: The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be closed to traffic in both directions during overnight hours on weekdays through Friday morning, September 28. There will be no closures on weekends. During this time, all traffic will be detoured to the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge between 11:00 p.m. and 5 a.m., including the Q35 bus. The closures are necessary for upgrade work on the lift mechanism.

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A couple weeks back, we mentioned that there is a new beer in town, Rockapulco Gold. A launch party music festival, featuring locally brewed bands, is being planned by brewmaster, John Edwards. The fun is set for Saturday afternoon, October 13. Check rockapulcorun.com for details and tickets.

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Bobby J From Rockaway debuted his new music video, Hometown, featuring a lot of great clips from around the neighborhood. You can find it on Youtube and Spotify. Back in May, The RT profiled Bobby J and his “Almost Summer” song. 

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The 4th Rockaway Annual Oyster Fest has a new home this year. The craic, as they say, will be at Rustwoods Beer Garden on Beach 97th Street on September 29. Go to TheCraicFest.com for more information.

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First time for everything. The football Jets look good! The team’s opener last Monday night started off with their new quarterback, Sam Darnold, throwing an interception on the first play of the game. It made us immediately think of the infamous acronym attached to this ill-fated team. As long-suffering fans know, J-E-T-S stands for Just End The Season. The rookie quickly recovered and showed why Jets fans are so excited by his potential. 

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Trying not to be lemons, folks from Lime bikes will team up with the YMCA to teach local kids how to ride bikes on Saturday, September 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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So we hear The Wave newspaper has been sold. Best of luck to the new owner, Walter Sanchez, who runs several Queens papers.

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Mark Sunday, September 30 on your calendar. The annual Catch a Cure 5K Walk/Run is set for that morning with proceeds going to Rockaway WISH, one of the great Rockaway organizations that have helped and supported many.

 

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