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Dear Editor:

 Great 2020 Summer Guide. I even found some restaurants I didn't know about. Now if they could only open for inside dining. 

However, there are two items that caught my eye. You mention Bernie Madoff several times. True he graduated from Far Rockaway High School but he was not from Rockaway. In the years surrounding his time there, students were bussed in from Laurelton and Rosedale and I believe Bernie was from Laurelton. As a matter of fact, he graduated with a friend of mine.

The second item was the history of Belle Harbor and Neponsit. You mention St. Francis De Sales and it is a beautiful church. However, you overlooked three synagogues in the same area: Temple Beth-El of Rockaway Park (though technically in Rockaway Park), Ohab Zedek on 135th Street and the Boulevard, and The West End Temple on 147th Street. There are plenty of places to pray however you do it.

As I said, loved the Guide and you guys did a great job.

Sharon Gabriel

 (Editor’s Note: We will do better next year!)



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