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Rockaway is hip, cool and all that.  We’re happy about the new status.  But not so happy when outsiders get stuff wrong.  Old Navy is selling a Rockaway – 92nd Street t-shirt with a wave graphic. Cool. They even added a zip code: 11691. We can’t decide if it’s ignorance or a big typo. No matter how fast things are changing in Rockaway we know Beach 92nd is still in zip code 11693.

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Along the same lines, NYMag.com (New York Magazine) published a very favorable review of Rockaway but showed its DFD colors by breaking down the beach by street numbers. The guide starts at Beach 3rd (you’re not getting on to a beach there) and continues to Beach 227th Street. They must’ve used Google Maps for Beach 227th Street because we don’t think the Breezy Point Surf Club has ever been known as being on any street at all. We’re confident that nobody in the history of humankind has ever said they’re going to Beach 227th Street.

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Last week we printed a letter from Cheryl Thompson who was annoyed that our item about rain barrel giveaways did not specify that barrels had to be reserved. Well, one of our generous readers, Ed Antonio, contacted us to say he had an extra and would happily offer it to Ms. Thompson. We put them together, Ed made good on his offer, and the story had a happy ending. 

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Some readers have inquired about the whereabouts of the Boyleing Points column. In his most recent column a couple of weeks back, Boyle said he was sick of himself and would return sometime in September.

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It’s only a matter of time, isn’t it?  The World Dog Surfing Championship was held recently in Northern California. Reports say the seas were not ruff and a doggone good time was had by all. A pug boat pulled up to watch the action and one dog looked at a human surfer with great leash envy. We’re thinking Rockaway could be home to the east coast championship. Rockaway has the largest dog park in Queens. We’ve certainly got the surfers. Cowa-barka!

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Emergency responders, including many lifeguards, responded to reports of a missing swimmer last Sunday afternoon.  Fortunately, it was just a rumor and no life saving was required.  Still, hats off to this great effort.

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Drivers, here are a couple of things to watch out for on Beach 116th. If you pay the meters using the ParkNYC app, if you move your car to another zone on the block, you will be ticketed.  And we’ve mentioned this before but it’s worth another warning.  You might get ticketed if you drive over the cobblestone at the end of 116th instead of staying on the blacktop. We figure it’s a ticket worth fighting.  There are no street markings (white lines or arrows) and cobblestone streets exist in other parts of the city.  Who’s to say the cobblestone isn’t part of the street here?

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Sal Albanese, running for Mayor again, has an advertisement on Politico.com. How Much Do You Dislike Bill de Blasio? (Find out here).  When you click through you go to a DeBLAHmeter.  You move your arrow to a level of dislike and a suggested monetary donation to Sal’s campaign pops up.  Check it out at Sal2017.com

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On Friday, August 4, a man reportedly fatally jumped from 7800 Shore Front Parkway. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

 

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