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The St. Camillus schoolyard at Beach 100th and Shore Front Parkway is a great spot for various venues.  The Irish Festival is set for Saturday and Sunday (June 3-4).  And then on Friday, July 7 the FDNY boxing night is back.

 

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The Ferry Guy aka Joe Hartigan isn’t quite satisfied that the ferry is here. He wants to make sure it stays and even though the mayor declared it “permanent,” and we have it on tape, Joe wants to make sure ridership stays strong. He makes contacts with businesses and event planners in lower Manhattan and Red Hook, Brooklyn and lets them know that the ferry would be useful to them, too.  Crowds heading from Long Island, for instance, can get to those places by the Rockaway ferry.  

 

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Happy Birthday to Frances Abbracciamento!  The remarkable and spry-as-ever Frances turned 104 this week. If you’re counting, she was born in 1913!

 

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Stats say the Rockaway ferry saw 11,000 riders in its first week. We figure, even in the off-season, tourists (once they learn about the ferry) will be a huge boost to ridership. They can get a waterfront tour of New York harbor and Coney Island and Rockaway for $2.75. 

 

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The Belle Harbor Property Owners Association is holding a meeting on Tuesday, May 16 at PS 114 at 7 p.m.  It should be a good one as Borough President Melinda Katz will be on hand to discuss what’s going on in Queens and Rockaway in particular. Deputy Inspector Janice Holmes from the 100th Precinct will also attend. By the way, the BHPOA is a vital organization for the west end. Feel free to pay your dues at the meeting!

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Still no word on the Riis Park Pitch-n-Putt golf course.  We heard they’d picked a vendor to operate the course but when we asked for official word we got a “nothing new.” So you know what we know.

 

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The official beach opening occurs on Friday, May 26, the beginning of Memorial Day weekend.  The concessions, however, don’t want to wait that long. The boardwalk fun starts the week before on Friday, May 19.

 

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We’re happy to let you know that Arlene Cornell will be exhibiting her newest paintings “Landscapes and Beyond” in a solo show at the RAA gallery in Fort Tilden for two weekends, May 20-21 and May 27-28 from noon to 5 p.m.  

 

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On Tuesday, a woman on Facebook claimed that she had tried to park on Beach Channel Drive around the ferry landing at Beach 108th Street and a woman from the ferry parking lot ran to her and said she was going to receive a pre-ticket as a warning because the city plans to eliminate street parking in the area from Monday to Friday. This would mean drivers would have to utilize the $8 a day parking lot.

We reached out to the DOT who said no such changes are taking place, but stay vigilant and beware of scammers who may force you into paying for the lot. Currently, the only limitations are alternate side parking on Thursdays and Fridays.

 

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New York City tracks dog names through licensing.  Max, a perennial leader, is edged out by Bella as the Number 1 dog name. Coco, Rocky and Charlie were popular, too. Twenty-one people have dogs named John. Twenty-three dogs are named Mary. Five dogs are named Cat. We know of one German Shepherd in town named Kitty.

 

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