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Summer lovin’? Under the boardwalk? Actor Elliot Gould was profiled on CBS Sunday Morning. He said he was “conceived” in Far Rockaway and grew up in Brooklyn. The late great comedian, George Carlin used to say he was conceived in Curley’s Hotel on Beach 116th Street but grew up in Manhattan.

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According to a listing on Century 21, the 101 Deli and building are for sale. The deli on 101st Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard has been an iconic mainstay for decades. The listing, for $2.2 million, says the building can be delivered vacant, presumably for developers. Just across the street, a residential building is going up where the Irish Circle and Community House used to be.

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And that seems like a bargain! A home on Beach 146th Street in Neponsit was recently listed for $6.25 million!

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Participatory budgeting allows each city councilmember to allocate money to proposals voted on by residents of their district. This has been a popular and effective way to get local, smallish, projects done. Pandemics and budget cuts tend to put a quash on such things and it looks like participatory budgeting will remain on hold for…who knows.

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Politics, politics, politics. A couple of guest columnists in The New York Times did a study and found that 85 percent of people just follow politics “casually.” Of the 15 percent who follow closely, 45 percent of those share their views on social media. The headline of the article: The Real Divide in America Is Between Political Junkies and Everyone Else.

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Early voting begins Saturday, October 24 and runs through November 1. Check out findmypollsite.vote.nyc to find your voting site and hours of operation. The YMCA at 207 Beach 73rd Street is the site for all Rockaway voters who are looking to vote early. Election Day is November 3. The same website will tell you where to vote that day.

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We got a notice from civic-minded folks: Rockaway Beach Civic Association, The Heart of Rockaway (THOR) and American Littoral Society invite you to Hallo-clean, a Halloween event and Beach Cleanup on Saturday, October 31, 2020 12-2 p.m. Meet at Beach 86th Street and the Boardwalk. Treats, chalk art, costumes strongly encouraged, earn Community Service hours Children must be accompanied by an adult, please wear a mask and we will social distance.

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DIY voter integrity idea. Don't know any judges or others running for some position? Write YOUR NAME in and then check with the NYC Board of Elections a few weeks later and ask to see results. Your name should be listed, If not, why not?

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Best wishes to Chef Mike Adil as he puts Kimo’s Kitchen back in order after a devastating fire earlier this week. Mike used to run Paninico on 116th Street and then moved to Beach 92nd and RBB just a little more than a year ago. Mike’s a fighter and he’ll get it done.

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With the Governor strongly discouraging travel to New Jersey and Pennsylvania, we are concerned that more restrictions are just ahead. Please support our local restaurants now and why not choose from among those advertising in The Rockaway Times. See Page 34 for starters.

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More and more of you are getting The Rockaway Times by email every Thursday. Please send us an email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) to be put on the subscription list (It’s free, of course! The best things in life are). 

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