1999-08-21 / Columnists

Beachcomber

That looks like new fencing around the property bordering Bayswater-Michaelis Park, Beach Channel drive and Beach 32 street. Monday afternoon Parks Department personnel were on the property cleaning it up.

Work on rehabilitating the parking area at the Peninsula Hospital Center has been completed.

There’s lots of new development going on throughout the peninsula, including "spot" homes such as the one being built on Beach Channel drive and Hartman lane and the one being built at Beach 4 street and Seagirt avenue.

Those high sand dunes complete with dune grass look great in the area from Beach 9 to Beach 19 streets.

One stretch of road that could use a resurfacing is Cornaga avenue from Beach 9 street to Nameoke street.

We were sitting at the traffic light at Beach 44 street and Edgemere avenue at 10:20 a.m. Monday, when a blue Corolla License No. J616HY crossed the double yellow line, drove past four other cars waiting for the light and then went right past the red light. He made a left off Seagirt onto Beach 20 street.

One of those new "Affordable Homes" in the Beach 60s is already sporting a for sale sign.

A local resident stopped in at The Wave and stated "A lot of arrests are being made at 92-24 Rockaway Beach boulevard. Why is this house allowed to stay open?" It was then that she was informed that 92-24 Rockaway Beach boulevard was the home of the 100 Precinct.

Another fine mess as the park at Shore Front parkway and Beach 106 street is completely dismantled for the summer season. We’re sure it will look fine upon completion but couldn’t the work have waited until after the summer?

Hopefully those newly planted trees on Shore Front parkway east of 95 street will be replaced by live ones. The lack of water probably had a lot to do with killing them.

Whereas the parking lot at the end of Fort Tilden on Shore road looks really nice, complete with new access road, the lot (also a Gateway National Recreation Area facility) at the end of Breezy Point could stand some kind of resurfacing.

Who says Rockaway is unsafe. There was a black BMW parked in the lot up at Gateway. The keys were left in the trunk lock for all to see. We notified a Park Ranger who first opened the trunk to determine that there was no foul play, and then proceeded to walk along the beach east of the Silver Gull club looking for the car’s owner.

 

 

 

 

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