Hight Tide

High Tide
Typography

*****

Here’s to a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend for all. And please take time to remember those who died while serving in the Armed Forces.

*****

Maureen Walsh, one of the stewards of Memorial Circle in Rockaway Park, alerted us to a missing marker, a concrete block with a brass plaque indicating the names and branch of service of the fallen, etc. Apparently when trees were planted, one went missing. Know anything about it? Contact Maureen (no questions asked!) at 347-731-0285.

*****

The official beach opening will occur at Beach 17th Street and the boardwalk on Friday, May 28, at 2:15 p.m. Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver or a surrogate will declare the beaches open and that means lifeguards begin summer duty and the concessions open officially.

*****

The Rockaway Times Summer & Community Guide is out! The summer magazine is 112 pages and, just like the weekly paper, it’s free. Big shout out to The RT staff and contributors who work so hard to make The Guide the must-have Rockaway publication. And we’re thrilled so many local businesses are in again. The Guide is almost like an old-fashioned yellow pages. People keep The Guide and can look up local businesses all year. Hmmm...maybe we’ll do another for Labor Day….

*****

Oh, and we will be distributing The Guide from now through the 4th of July, so don’t worry, you’ll get a copy.

*****

Another sign that beach season is upon us is the installation of the Top 30 photos from The Rockaway Times Photo Contest. NYC Parks surprised us when they installed the photos a few days early. Kudos to the crew who do the work! The photos, already amazing, are all the more amazing when enlarged to poster-size. Check them out around Beach 95th Street and get a look at five Honorable Mention photos that adorn the ferry dock.

*****

This is quite the price tag. The long-neglected Chai Home on the beachfront of Beach 125th is up for sale through BHHS Laffey International Realty. It could be yours for just…$10,990,000.

*****

Statistics show Far Rockaway is really lagging in the percentage of people who have been vaccinated. Just 29% of people living in 11691 have had at least one vaccine shot. It’s the lowest percentage in the entire city. The overall city average is 49%. On the other end of the peninsula, in the 11697 zip, 75% of residents have been vaccinated. The other Rockaway zip codes are all under the city average. You can see zip code averages by visiting: www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-data-vaccines.page#people 

*****

Looks like a new beer garden is about to sprout. Tap That is the name of the place setting up at Beach 111th and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Their website says it’s “Brought to you by the co-founder of Brooklyn's The Burger Bistro – John Agnello brings over thirty five years of experience as a chef/owner to Rockaway Beach with his newest culinary venture.” With “pour my beer” technology, guests will be able to pour their own beer and wine. The hope is to get the place opened by Labor Day weekend.

*****

B-ball is back. The Summer Classic, that is. The St. Francis schoolyard is hoop heaven for hundreds of players (and spectators) from June through August. The High Exalted Mystic Ruler of The Classic is Keith Bugsy Goldberg and he tells us that registration this year for the Grammar School and High School Divisions will only be for one week, May 24-May 31. Go to sfdsparish.org and click on the CYO link for more info.

 

BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS