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Hi all --- posted in main room too.  There's a meeting TONIGHT about the demolition of & immediate plans for remaining boardwalk Beach 86 (all the way down to Beach 60), and surrounding recreation areas (playgrounds, etc.).  This info recently circulated:


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NYC Dept of Parks has changed the schedule of demolition for the existing Boardwalk from Beach 86th  Street to Beach 60th Street.  It was to have been in Spring 2015 just as the new boardwalk from Beach 86 Street to Beach 97 Street would open.

Now Phase 4A  Beach 86 Street - Beach 60 Street will be demolished beginning NOVEMBER 2014. 

NYC Parks Dept is holding a meeting to discuss the demolition and rebuild and how it will effect our neighborhood.

The meeting is on:

MONDAY - NOVEMBER 24
7:00pm
Knights of Columbus Hall
333 Beach 90 Street

Short notice but if you are concerned about this new schedule and how it will effect you, come to this important meeting.

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hey guys --


For anyone who wants to come out, ROCKAWAY BEACH CIVIC ASSOCIATION is organizing a beach clean up on Saturday, Sept 27 from 9:00-11:30am.  Meet at concession at Beach 86th at 9am.  The clean-up will focus from Beach 108th-Beach 73rd (RBCA borders).  Depending on # of volunteers, we'll head out east & west from 86th.


Rain date: Sun, Sept 28.


thanks for taking a look!  Please feel free to write/PM with questions, or for more.

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Today into eve. Live music at 5pm. Come see what Shacky & Uncle have cooked up in their small batch home brews. 4 new beers here for the tasting.

Beach 87th & freeway, Rock.

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The Recovery Room / NY mag Approval Matrix, rock-a-bus
« on: May 14, 2013, 06:18:10 PM »
Go figure that NY magazine's Approval Matrix features under "lowbrow brilliant": that while the A train still isn't running to Rockaway, come Memorial Day, the Williamsburg rockabus will be.  Kind of think it's "lowbrow despicable" if you focus on the "A train not running" part.  Guess I'm officially *not* the target audience. 

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The Recovery Room / petition to keep Rockaway ferry
« on: May 14, 2013, 06:14:05 PM »

from Assemblyman Goldfeder, a petition to keep ferry:

[/size]To join Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder's call to action, sign our online
petition at www.KeepRockawayFerry.com


Thanks as always to Joe Hartigan for his hard work and advocacy!


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Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder a longtime advocate for increased
public transportation options for Southern Queens and Rockaway families,
is urging residents to join the fight to continue the Rockaway Beach Ferry
Service by signing a petition to Mayor Mike Bloomberg.

"Super-storm Sandy has devastated our neighborhoods in Southern Queens and
Rockaway, including our vital transportation infrastructure," said
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder. "While each day remains a challenge to
recover, it would be even harder without crucial transportation service.
The ferry service has not only provided an efficient and convenient means
of travel, but has provided enormous assistance to help our community
recover."

Elected officials, community leaders and residents have been advocating
for ferry service to Manhattan for years. In the immediate days following
the devastation caused by Sandy, including the destruction of the 'A'
subway line, the city began ferry service to accommodate commuters who
were having difficulties traveling to work. The ferry is presently located
at Beach 108th Street and Beach Channel Drive and cost a $2 fare each way,
with free transfers in Manhattan between Pier 11 and East 34th Street.

"I have been advocating for ferry service for years," said Community
leader and ferry expert Joe Hartigan. "Continued service will help with
the rebuilding and recovery of Rockaway and continue to help make us a
destination and improve our economy."

"Southern Queens and Rockaway families have been through enough these past
few months and this ferry service is their only transit lifeline," said
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder. "I am urging the city to maintain the ferry
even after the subway service has been restored to give residents
transportation options and speed our recovery."

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After a long walk on the beach this morning, I don't think this is a bad idea:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-14/bloomberg-to-push-for-styrofoam-ban-in-final-nyc-state-of-city-.html

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Marioville! Sports, Politics, Humor and more... / Grammys
« on: February 11, 2013, 11:38:54 AM »
I know, this topic isn't as hot as it was when I was 8 & staying up late to watch the broadcast, but watched this year (an exercise in catching up with what the kids are listening to nowadays).  No photo for Don Cornelius or Etta James in 'In Memoriam' tribute?  They should be gigantically ashamed.

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The NY NJ Surf Garden Center / ack! my baby tomato plants!
« on: May 10, 2012, 09:05:12 AM »
okay, does anyone have remedies, scientific or superstitious, for deterring birds & squirrels from tomato plants?  Especially young plants?  Recently planted baskets of cherry tomato (vine) and some bush-variety in big bucket planter -- and each day, am finding them chewed back to STICKS -- almost to dirt level -- I'm not sure they are salvageable at this point.  I planted marigolds next to tomatoes (have read squirrels don't like) -- and they are getting decimated too.  Witnessed a starling breaking off young branches & flying away with them, as if to build a nest.  Earlier this week, I created a giant foil "owl" (arts & crafts!) to look like a predator.  This morning my husband put the barrel tomatoes back in "jail" with a huge wire cage.  I'm going to make a witches brew of onion, jalapeno and cayenne in spray bottle & liberally douse plants.  Game on.  Any tips?  It's so depressing looking at these twigs that used to be leafy plants.  I think I have to order more...there goes that investment.  Seriously, I think this didn't happen in years past b/c I had a mama stray cat teaching kittens to hunt in my yard.  where's a feral cat when you need one?!

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since are no waves...grab these...


Thule Snowboard rack - mounts on crossbar, carries 2 boards.  In box, never used (have a second set very lightly used if someone's interested in both).  This model/set-up: http://www.thule.com/en/US/Products/Snowsports/SkiCarriers/575%20Universal%20Snowboard%20Carrier.aspx


$70 (listed $100-$130 from any online retail)


Please PM if interested - thanks.

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sorry, they are not 'gear' but they are ridiculously cute & old enough to be taken in.  3 of them showed up in our yard a few days ago w/ their mama (the same mama that brought us 2 last year -- 1 we adopted -- we're trying to capture ma to get her FIXED already):


1) orange striped male - very curious, easily handled.  he's a pig at mealtime...but fearless & funny.
2) black mottled w/ orange crazy patchwork (gender unknown as yet, but very cool looking) - also can be grabbed, picked-up, petted
3) black with white chest & paws - female - timid - need to work on grabbing this one


Pics to come.  While we love seeing them sleeping in a heap on our side porch every morning, we'd be even happier to see them get adopted.


call 917.282.6955 for info or PM me or UNCLE.




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so I tried a new recipe tonight: thai coconut chicken chili (sliced chicken breast, coconut milk, lots of spices, a touch of peanut butter, onion, carrot, celery, beans - served over rice).  recipe called for 14oz unsweetened coconut milk.  OH MY GOD.  Looked at the can as I was about to recycle and HOLY CRAP. 14oz is 7 SERVINGS (used the whole thing), each at 36% of recommended daily fat!  This would be a good time for someone to say it's GOOD fat or something.  Here I thought it would be a nice hot, hearty meal for a freezing cold night...yeah, I guess if I was going to HIBERNATE for the winter and live off fat stores!  I had no idea.

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Stories of Stoke: The Aloha Room / sighting in elevator this AM
« on: August 17, 2009, 11:10:36 AM »
Just shared elevator into office with Kareem Abdul Jabbar.  I have never felt so small in stature.  Also realized how hard it is to be inconspicuous when you're seven-foot-whatever.  WOW!!

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Stories of Stoke: The Aloha Room / to end the weekend
« on: May 17, 2009, 10:24:01 PM »
what a spectacular eve.  hauling little glassy waves, 5 or 6 people playing nice.  fiery purple red sunset and then only the lights of the incoming jets bouncing off the water.  so cool, so fun.  the best part may have been re-falling-in-love with a good old board -- it was just right for tonight!

yeah!!  finishing it off with two giant bowls of pasta and a glass of red.  and soon, sleep.

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Set of keys found in water's edge at NS3 at sundown tonight.  Some distinguishable items on the keyring, one of them surf-related...so I'm posting here. 

PM me if you think they might be yours.

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Maybe I missed this earlier, but story in today's Newsday:http://www.newsday.com/news/printedition/longisland/ny-liwhal136033672feb13,0,1598298.story

13ft, less than a year old they are guessing...


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