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Poop in Your Own Can

Dear Editor:

Dearest responsible dog owners: Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your concern about dog poop. It is wonderful to see you walking your pets, leash in one hand and a baggie in the other. We are heading in the right direction! However, I would appreciate it if you would take the bagged poop home with you for disposal INSTEAD of depositing in my garbage can! DSNY although the strongest, will not remove your baggie and I certainly don't blame them.

Walt Rutherford


Good Idea

Dear Idea Guys:

I wish that some entrepreneurial spirit in Rockaway or Broad Channel would start a kind of "Freecycle" website for our neighborhood, where people can post descriptions of things that they would love to give away, rather than throw out and then, through this website, connect with people who would like to pick up said items and save themselves some money.

Over the years, I've tried to search and connect people with items that they need that were originally slated for the garbage. I've reconnected people with chairs, dressers, tablecloths, bags of same-size bottles, coffee tables, but I'm tired of doing this and would love to see a website that does it for me. There, people could either advertise their address for a pick up, or just state the day and time they are throwing out their furniture, bikes, etc., and whoever is interested can pick them up before sanitation comes. My saddest day was when I couldn't connect anyone with a slightly used upright piano that was slated for the dumpster, and it was left so long out in the cold and rain, that it truly turned into garbage--a sad fate for a Wurlitzer piano that could have made a family very happy. So, all you young computer savvy people, can you start a Rockaway/Broad Channel website to connect discarders and picker-uppers?

Ruth Graves


Not a Yoga Park

Dear Editor:

Regarding the 4/6 article District 32 PB Votes are Are In) I would like to clear up a pervasive misconception about the labyrinth that was funded.

Ms. Agard concludes her saying: Stay tuned for our new yoga park!

The proposal is for the creation of a permanent labyrinth adjacent to the Boardwalk on Shore Front Parkway. We already have a temporary labyrinth on B. 79th St.

The labyrinth is an ancient pattern found in many cultures around the world. In Native American tradition, the labyrinth is identical to the Medicine Wheel, in Celtic tradition it is the Never Ending Circle and in mystical Judaism it is the Kabala. One feature labyrinths have in common is that they have one path, customarily an Eleven Circuit path made according to Sacred Geometry, that winds in a circuitous way to the center.

 I created the labyrinth in Rockaway as a tool for healing from PTSD and associated mental and physical disorders that arose from Hurricane Sandy. It is proven to decrease anxiety, depression, PTSD, hypertension, IBS, and even suicidal thoughts in middle-schoolers. Labyrinths are currently being used world-wide as a way to quiet the mind, recover a balance in life and encourage meditation, insight, self-reflection and stress reduction. The labyrinth is open to all people as a non-denominational, cross-cultural blueprint for well-being and is accessible to accessible to all. It will be constructed of the same materials as the boardwalk, suitable for wheelchairs, strollers, walkers.

The labyrinth is NOT a yoga park. There is proposed adjacent space where yoga can be done but the project that was funded is for the construction of a labyrinth. For more information or to arrange a visit to the current labyrinth, please e-mail me @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nancy Gahles


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