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Sep 15, 2022

Catch a Cure Returns September 25

It’s not easy to find a person whose life has not been affected by cancer in some way. Whether it’s a friend, a family member, a loved one or themselves, it seems everyone knows someone who has battled the disease. As Rockaway does, neighbors have come up with ways to support those dealing with cancer by helping those in need. The 4th Annual Catch a Cure 5K is Sunday, September 25. On September 25, Rockaway will run and walk on behalf of Rockaway, Breezy Point and Broad Channel residents dealing with cancer, in hopes of one day finding a cure for them and those across the globe. The Catc…

Sep 15, 2022

Continuing the Work in TK’s Name

It was a ramp build TK would’ve been proud of. On Thursday, September 8, the Fight for Firefighters Foundation (FFFF) continued the good work that late Firefighter Timmy Klein did with the organization that he helped found, in Timmy and Firefighter Steven Pollard’s name. Since it started in 2017 by FDNY firefighters from Canarsie’s Bravest Engine 257/  Ladder 170/ Battalion 58 , the FFFF has been building ramps on homes for those in need who find themselves suddenly using a wheelchair. Through donations and the volunteer work of the firefighters in the organization, they’ve been able to …

Sep 15, 2022

Heartfelt Praise

Dear Editor: The Bender family would like to express our most heartfelt gratitude to our friends and neighbors who have supported us during the past year as we’ve been challenged with medical issues. Until last week, we struggled getting Jack into and out of the house. Luckily, friends including the Graybeards, connected us to The Fight for Firefighters Foundation. This amazing group of active and retired firefighters built a wheelchair ramp that will, literally, be life changing. Thank you to The Fight for Firefighters Foundation and the Klein and Pollard families. We’re honored t…

Sep 15, 2022

Disappearing Bus Stop

Dear Editor: We often ask what makes a good neighbor? And now we have to ask, “what makes a bad neighbor tick?” About a month ago, the bus stop sign at Beach 145th Street and Newport Avenue mysteriously disappeared. The consequence was that anyone waiting for a bus at the place that formerly had a Q35 bus stop sign risked being bypassed by younger drivers unfamiliar with the fact that this was a legitimate stop. The nearest stops were Beach 147th and Neponsit Avenue and Beach 143rd and Newport Avenue. Disappearance of the 145th Street  stop would make the distance between those sto…

Sep 15, 2022


It’s been a while since we highlighted OldRockawayphotos.com, the website run by James Supple. The club Rock Away, in the 1970s and ‘80s, was the scene of many a crazy night. And a good cup of coffee was needed after those nights. Well, now a coffee place has taken over (well after it was a Nathan’s and a Wendy’s!). Visit OldRockawayphotos.com for more then and now photos.

Sep 15, 2022

Never Forgotten 21 Years Later

Twenty-one years later, 9/11 will never be forgotten. On Sunday, September 11, crowds gathered at Tribute Park on Beach 116th Street for the annual ceremony to remember the events that took place that day 21 years ago, and the many lives that were lost. A color guard and a procession of bagpipers opened the ceremony as members of the FDNY circled the central mosaic of the park. Members of the ceremonial unit of the FDNY unfolded a flag and raised it to half-mast. Afterwards, Community Board 14 Chair Dolores Orr let people know that the ceremonial unit was missing a member this year—Firef…

Sep 15, 2022

JBRPC Receives National Park Funding for Floyd Bennett

On Monday, September 12, the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy was selected by the National Park Foundation to receive new funding through their Strong Parks, Strong Communities program – totaling $1.7 million of historic investment in expanding national park philanthropy. The Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy is one of the 41 park partner organizations across the country to receive this funding, which will expand their impact through new technology, website redesigns, creative visitor engagement, strategic plan development, fundraising campaigns, professional development, and …

Sep 15, 2022


The “bulls and the bears” is terminology used by financial market participants. Often, the “bulls and/or bears” is used to imply that some people are on the rising side of the market and other people are on the falling side of the market. A bull market is a rallying market which is what we had for a long time in real estate. A bear market is a declining market. Cramer of TV notoriety has a standard introduction:  “there’s always a bull market somewhere….”  Occasionally, people on either side of the market refuse to take profits. They stubbornly maintain their position and watch profits d…

Sep 15, 2022


I was making “spaghetti pomodoro” last Friday night after a heartwarming FT call.  Fresh tomatoes from the garden, onion, olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh dried oregano. Water is boiling for spaghetti. Aroma is moving through the music. And I thought about how long it was simmering and how really:  all good things take time. These tomatoes need to bask and simmer in the slightly caramelized onions – coarsely chopped, not finely.  The tomatoes are hearty and sweet at the same time as I will come to taste soon. If I were rushing this, I could boil it up; that is not the way, though, if I …

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