In The Spotlight
It’s time to get RoccoStrong!
Rocco Pisani, a 10-year-old Broad Channel boy who was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year, is challenging people to get RoccoStrong! Rocco is documenting his battle on Instagram (fitnessforlife07) and he recently posted, asking people to take on a fitness challenge of doing 22 pushups, 22 sit ups and 22 squats, filming the whole thing on a timelapse, then sharing it on social media and challenging three other friends or family members to do the same.
Another summer, more parking problems.
With warm weather and people looking to get out of the house, Rockaway has become a hotspot for traffic and the ongoing parking challenge. Drivers have resorted to parking in illegal spots such as on the south side of Shore Front Parkway, under the Rockaway Freeway, on the sidewalk of the lot on Beach 95th Street, in front of driveways and even by hiding fire hydrants with traffic cones to take up a spot by them.
Councilman Eric Ulrich recently took to
There’s a sweet new shop in town! Locals are flocking to the lovely lavender-colored storefront serving up a wide selection of gluten-free goodies on Beach 96th Street. This mother-daughter owned bakery, Raquel Confections, is quickly becoming a big hit.
Gluten? Who needs it? Raquel Confections is filling a longtime need for more gluten-free options on the peninsula for those with celiac disease or a gluten-intolerance, but the delicious options will have any mouth watering, no matter your
Activities are limited in the age of coronavirus, but there’s no better place to social distance than on the sea. And Rockaway Sailing can take you there. Longtime sailor Pete Heinz is sharing his love of sailing with lessons and cruises around Jamaica Bay.
The Rockaway Times recently got a firsthand experience upon “Walk on the Sun,” a 24-foot J-24 sailboat named after a line in a Bruce Springsteen song. And while Springsteen may have been “Born to Run,” Heinz was born to sail. For nearly 50