Driving in Rockaway has become a sport. A sport I have told many that I do not participate in on the busy weekends as it is too stressful. People in New York, especially Rockaway and Broad Channel, need to learn how to drive. What people also need to do is to learn simple driver’s etiquette. 

1) Do not tailgate. It is not just rude, it is actually a violation. The law says to leave an adequate amount of space. Keep in mind that another vehicle should be able to occupy the space in-between you and the car in front of you. And let’s be honest, if you tailgate most people, especially me, I will just go slower and just make you angrier.

2) Passing cars. Recently a truck doing roadwork was double parked on the eastbound side of Rockaway Beach

As we sit and enjoy the last few days of summer and savor the fact that because of the calendar, we actually get an extra week due to Labor Day arriving late this year, I think we should give a shout out to all of the things we have enjoyed this summer.

  1. My electric bicycle. My husband first purchased one for himself and since I could not keep up with him, I received one too! It is a great mode of transportation and I truly enjoy it. My husband has ridden all over the town with a huge smile

“The War in the Schools” is the headline I woke up to this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America. I did not even continue to watch. I stopped watching the news months ago. But I cannot believe that opening the schools has become a political battle. I truly thought when I left school in March, I would be returning to school after spring break. I thought we were closing to flatten the curve.    I never imagined we were closing until we found a vaccine.

People keep saying that teachers are

As my loyal readers know, I love to do etiquette columns. I annually write my beach etiquette column (which next year may have to be three week’s worth of columns as people are getting out of control!) Now I have realized, I must write a boardwalk etiquette column. I noticed this as early as the spring but now with what I see as a huge increase in visitors, it is a huge issue.

  1. Please realize people are biking and jogging while on the boardwalk, so be aware of your surroundings. Do not just

Last week, Governor Cuomo announced that he will be releasing a book in October. My first response was, wow I love to write and I have many notes on a few books I would like to write but finding the time to write is difficult. I was impressed that he had the time to write a book while a crisis was going on in our state. Then I said to myself, maybe he wrote the book before the crisis and was waiting for it to be edited and such. Then I found out the title: American Crisis- Leadership Lessons

I have a house party every year for the Rockaway Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Each year I say I am not going to have another party because I cannot believe how people do not know how to act in a house as opposed to a bar. I have even had cigarettes stomped out on both my front porch and back deck. During the party, people always see me running around picking up plates and empty cans and bottles and ask me what they can do to help. I always respond with: you can throw away your empties and your

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Thank you so much for all of your emails this past week. Everyone seems to be on the same page with people needing beach etiquette. I just want to note these rules are for everyone, not just our visitors. My favorite email was from Kevin Reilly who has a great idea that the “influential editor of the Rockaway Times persuade the Parks Department to include them (my rules) in posters strung along the boardwalk in strategic locations, just as posters advising about swimming safety are

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