Beach Etiquette

Dear Editor:

Please print my Ten Commandments of Beach Etiquette. 

  1. Thou shalt not shake out beach towels close to thy neighbor: Walk a significant distance away before you do this and walk a significant distance away from people before you spray sunscreen.

2. If morbidly obese with rolls of flesh hanging over your suit, thou shalt cover-up.

  1. Thou shalt always plant thyself at least five yards away from other beachgoers on holiday weekends: We’ll give you 10 yards on regular beach days.

4. Thou shalt not (and I mean not never ever) feed the seagulls: Or let your kids feed them. This is one of the most egregious offenses on the beaches.

5. Thou shalt not change at the beach: No amount of shielding you with a

Missed Connection

(Re: The "Hey Piggy" sign telling peeple to pick up their trash)


Dear Poseidon:

Who are you?! We love your “pick up your trash” message and your brilliant marketing ploy using an airplane, and we want to get to know you and potentially collaborate.

Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., we promise to keep your identity under wraps.



Business Alliance


Naloxone Works

Dear Editor:

Thank you to Janie Simmons for

Cheers for St. John’s

 Dear Editor:

My husband was a recent patient at St. John's Hospital in Far Rockaway, first in the ER and then as an admission for surgery and after-care. I want to express our thanks to Drs. Valentine and Michael Spatcher, among others, and to the excellent nurses both in the ER and on the eleventh floor for their combined care, contributing to his recovery.

Gerard Walsh, the CEO, should be made aware that procedurally, hospital staff are performing well above

Dear Editor:

My campaign to represent the 32nd District in the City Council was endorsed by the Queens Public Transit Committee (QPTC) this week.

The QPTC advocates for improving public transportation in our borough and throughout the city. Its signature cause, implementing the QueensRail, the former Rockaway Beach Branch of the Long Island Rail Road, has gained immense traction recently. Thanks to efforts by the group and important figures like former Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder, the MTA

Ferry Fix

Dear Editor:

Imagine a plane taking off from JFK to LA with a stop in Chicago. Imagine that it’s first come, first served with no assigned seating. If it’s a full flight I would be quite sure that not many people from Chicago would arrive in LA. The same might be said of the residents of Sunset Park.  Airlines have assigned seating with the possibility of standbys getting on the plane. This is how the ferry should be managed. 

The ticket machines should allow the ferry riders to

Chilly Reaction

Dear Editor:

After reading the column, Between the Bridges (June 8), it made me so aware that the inability to see things clearly has completely escaped this country. You say you are “somewhat of an environmentalist” and then you go on to support the end of the most important environmental agreement of our lives.

The article basically says how Obama didn’t check with Congress regarding the Paris climate agreement. Previously, legislation stopped us from entering into

Nice Job!

Dear Editor:

Well, it was worth searching for!  I missed my chance to pick up your summer magazine in Breezy Point last week. I got to the stores on Friday and they were all gone. I think some people must get there so early on Thursday.  I then went into Rockaway and couldn’t find any until I found one at the YMCA. 

It’s very detailed and I like the way you wrote about the different neighborhoods and listed all the things to do. It’s really a great publication and the entire staff

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