Last week’s Boyleing Points column...

High Tide
Typography

*****

Last week’s Boyleing Points column about Citizen Jetties – the idea that residents (and visitors) should start building jetties instead of waiting for the Army Corps of Engineers, got a lot of attention online with many people commenting that they’re ready to join the build.  (Some naysayers who said rocks would just wash away missed the point of getting needed media attention for the cause. And besides, even tiny rocks would last longer than a rally!). Just sayin’….we can see a network Sunday morning show or other big outlet covering such a community effort. We’ll have to talk to John Cori and others about organizing this….

*****

Speaking of jetties and beach protection, we all know the government is failing, now five years after Sandy. There is a petition on Page 34 in this week’s paper demanding action. The Rockaway Times is happy to collect them – so please fill it out and send it in by October 23. 

*****

Rumor has it. Advertising restrictions kept his name out of ads but we hear Max Weinberg of Bruce Springsteen's E-Street band will be the artist performing at the inaugural Bugalou music series this Saturday, October 14 at St. Francis de Sales. Should be a blast. You can still get tickets – but hurry – and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for tickets and info.

*****

Far Rockaway changes underway.  According to websites TheRealDeal and NewYorkYimby, a church at 1414 Central Avenue is coming down to make way for a mixed-use building. The project would be built on the site of the Community Church–the Nazarene. The 89-foot-high development will provide 150 apartments, as well as religious space. Also, plans were filed to build a 10-story, 166 unit residential building at 19-38 Cornaga Avenue. The building will include 14,000 square feet of commercial space as well.

*****

TheRealDeal also reported that a 200-bed senior care center at 520 Beach 19th Street in Far Rockaway just sold for $12 million.

*****

Anthony Melchiorri, a local who just happens to host the popular cable TV show, Hotel Impossible, just announced that the show is back on the Travel Channel with all new episodes.

*****

Use GPS in your car? Thanks to former Rockaway Times reporter, Pat Morgan, we made the move from Google to Waze. On Tuesday we got an alert to avoid Rockaway Beach Blvd and Beach 149th Street (unless we wanted to endure a 27 minute “longer wait than usual.”)  27 minutes? We went over to check it out and sure enough a road crew was milling the Boulevard.  Waze is the way to go.

*****

Time flies.  It was a year ago that Dalton's Restaurant closed to make way for the Rockaway Beach Hotel.  A cell tower that had to be moved stalled progress and that looks like it should happen soon.

*****

If you see any activity at Beach 88th and Beach Channel Drive along the water you might be witnessing the birth of a kayak launch. The Parks Department and Gateway Bike and Boathouse are joining forces to make free community kayaking a real thing. If Indian summer continues there might be some launches before the cold weather arrives.

*****

On October 10, just after midnight, a local 44-year-old livery cab driver was shot in the wrist, abdomen and hip at Beach 60th Street. He had picked up four passengers at Redfern and drove to Beach 62nd Street, where they left the cab without paying. The driver followed them to demand payment and was shot by one of the men. Anyone with information should call 800-577-TIPS.

 

BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS
Sign up via our free email subscription service to receive notifications when new information is available.