Hight Tide

High Tide
Typography

*****

Mount Sinai South Nassau has a mobile unit, a bus that travels to sites throughout Nassau offering vaccine shots. We think St. John’s, with the help of our elected officials, should do the same. And we’re offering The Rockaway Times parking lot as a site (and we’re sure other places would love to join such an effort). We sent a tweet to all peninsula electeds and so far…nothing.

*****

Reminder: the peninsula-wide cleanup is this Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  You can join a group, start your own, or just tidy up around your home and you’ll be helping to spruce up Rockaway. If you have questions or want a list of places they’re looking for volunteers, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*****

Mother’s Day is coming up. You’re welcome to send a photo of mom and we’ll do our best to put it in the May 6 issue. Send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

*****

Wow, is all we can say. We received more than 1,300 photos for The Rockaway Times Photo Contest and there are so many truly outstanding shots it’s going to be tough selecting a Top 30. Ten judges are going through them now. We’ll announce the selections in next week’s paper.

*****

We salute City Councilman Eric Ulrich and wish him well. He posted this on Facebook last week: “The COVID pandemic has affected people in different ways. I regret to say that I developed a drinking problem. What used to be mainly a social activity, and a way to cope with stress, has now become too frequent and self-destructive. After tal­king about this with my family and friends, I have decided to finally quit and get sober. I am not embarrassed or ashamed in anyway to admit that I abused alcohol for far too long. I am ready to move on with my life so that I can be a better father, friend and public servant. I know this will not be easy for me and ask for your prayers and support. Thank you!”

*****

Tuesday's West Hempstead Shop and Shop shooting hits closer to home. According to Lew Simon, Ray Wishropp,  a former Far Rockaway resident, was killed in the shooting. He leaves behind seven children. Aram, the former manager of the Rockaway Park Stop and Shop, was also shot and is recovering. Our thoughts are with their families. The suspect was apprehended.

*****

Rockaway author (and community advocate) Dan Brown will be promoting his book, The Sometimes Why at Avoid the Day bookstore on Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 99th Street at 5:30 p.m. this Saturday. A number of Rockaway women will do some readings from his book as well. Proceeds from any sales (and donations) go to support the store.

*****

Speaking of authors, we’re thrilled to report that New York Times Best-Selling author Mary Norris (Between You And Me) will be writing a piece for our annual Rockaway Times Summer & Community Guide. As in past years, it will be a keepsake and advertisers are quickly signing on. Call us at 718-634-3030 to reserve a space.

*****

Congrats to The Rockaway Hotel! They've been named on Travel and Leisure magazine's It List 2021: The Best New Hotels in the World. Well deserved!

*****

Spotted: Bill de Blasio was seen in Roxbury in early April. Yes, that Bill de Blasio. In Roxbury. The appearance wasn’t on the mayor’s daily schedule his press office sends out. Maybe he’s looking for a home after he leaves Gracie Mansion.

 

BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS