1999-10-02 / Columnists

Beachcomber

It was only a matter of time before drivers found a way around the freeway barriers. A number of metal barriers have been knocked down, allowing drivers to cross from one side to other.

Talking of signs--bus stop signs are missing on the west end of the peninsula where work was being done on the sewers.

Surveyors were seen Tuesday afternoon at the LILCO property on Beach Channel drive between Beach 112 and 108 streets. Is this the first step toward development?

Billed as a "Sukkoth Carnival," the parking lot at Riis Park was filled to capacity during the week with members of the Orthodox Jewish community enjoying all the rides.

Locals eating on the dock at the Wharf restaurant complained of sore throats after being exposed to the spraying of malathion from helicopters.

Need a place to meet or party. International House of Pancakes, at 25-04 Rockaway Turnpike, has undergone renovations and is now offering a separate room for meetings and parties. Plus, their menu has expanded.

Take a walk by the garden at Beach 111 street and the boardwalk. The grotto, garden, trees and "duck" pond are an attractive addition to the community, thanks to the young men at St. John’s Residence.

Congrats to the 101 Deli on Beach 101 street and Rockaway Beach boulevard. Out of 200 delis surveyed, the Sunday Daily News awarded them honorable mention for the "Best Sandwiches in New York City."

Jack Moran 5K Run will take place on Saturday, October 23 at St. Camillus Church. Applications can be picked up at The Wave.

Make it a point to read the dart column in the sport’s section (punt fully attended). It’s that time of season again.

Congratulations to Wave columnist Dorothy Dunne, one of several honorees at the Chamber of Commerce annual dinner-dance on Friday, September 24.

Ground breaking ceremonies are happening all around town. The 23,000 square foot Sands Point Professional Arts Center broke ground on Friday, September 24. Construction will start next week and expected completion is in six months.

Dreams do come true! Michael Broughton, a Far Rockaway resident who was raised in the Redfern Houses, is appearing in two new television shows. Read From The G-Man to learn more about Michael.

Try to take time out and see the "Terror Show" being performed throughout the month of October by the Rockaway Theatre Company at the Post Theatre in Fort Tilden.

 

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