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Somebody’s gonna say otherwise, but we’re saying NYC Parks deserves a lot of praise for cleaning up so well after the 4th of July.

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Our Sandcastle contest is postponed. The date is TBA but please do not show up for the contest this Sunday, July 11!

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We jumped the shark! Previously at 2.7M, our video of Tess Howley's welcome home parade has officially reached more than 3 million people on Facebook. Wild.

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Have a splash! The 4th Annual Jamaica Bay Festival on City of Water Day is this Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  The Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, American Littoral Society and NYC Parks and others are hosting and offering free kayaking, yoga on the rooftop at The Rockaway Hotel, tours, and more. Go to www.jbrpc.org for schedules, etc.

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Felicia Singh looks like she will be the Democrat running for City Council District 32. Although results won't be certified 'til next week, Singh maintains a significant lead over Mike Scala. It’s likely she will face off against Republican Joann Ariola in November. The seat is open because Republican Eric Ulrich is term-limited. The 32nd District was one of a just a few that elected a Republican in previous elections.

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Gelhaus Rocks will be the name of the regular photo feature we’ll be including in The RT. Bill Gehlhaus, a local guy with an offbeat eye, posts photos such as Hipster of the Day and only-in-Rockaway stuff and we’re hoping to expand his audience by putting him in print. 

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Run, run, run to be part of the fun, fun, fun. All levels are welcome, you just have to get up early. There is a new Rockaway Running Club and you’re welcomed to join. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30 a.m. meeting at Beach 126th and the boardwalk. Run to the Beach 97 concession and back.

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Since the 4th was on a Sunday, Monday July 5, became part of a long holiday weekend. And Monday had the beach weather. The good weather didn’t do much for some people on the A Train trying to get to the beach. At around 1 p.m., the South Channel Bridge (the train bridge that swings open for boats) was stuck open. The MTA issued somewhat conflicting reports (one tweet said it was maintenance and another said there was a “problem with the bridge itself.”) There was an almost 2-hour delay.

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Seemingly out of nowhere, the beach restoration project (jetties, dunes, etc.) includes a  proposed walkway (from Beach 126th Street to Riis Park) to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The walkway, five (5) feet in width, would be needed so that people who needed ramps could access any ramp without having to go around the block and back to the beach to access another ramp. The walkway would offer no storm protection and would be at current grade (same level as the current entrance). There was quite the uproar online about it. Many were opposed. Some said they feared the walkway would be used by bike riders who’d be a danger to anyone coming on or off the beach. Some said it’s a huge waste of money. Some said the ramps would further shrink already small beaches. In this case, the NYSDEC (Department of Environmental Conservation) would have to approve the use of mobi mats instead.  Joe Addabbo and Stacey Amato are the State reps. Let them know your thoughts.

 

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