2000-05-13 / Columnists


Resurfacing of Seagirt boulevard has commenced. It is one of a number of Rockaway streets to be restored. Milling will take place also and a few weeks later crews will come by to resurface.

It has been reported that the southern corner of Rockaway Beach boulevard and Beach 108 street constantly floods during heavy rains. School children have to literally be carried across the street to get to PS 225.

Beach blocks in the Arverne Urban Renewal Area are filled with trash and other garbage. Something should be done to stop this illegal dumping.

Fishing was good Monday morning in Jamaica Bay. One of the party boats was so close to the sea wall that one could have passed sandwiches across to the fishermen.

That huge rat on Seagirt boulevard is there to protest the use of non-union labor on the new extension to Wavecrest Gardens, so we’ve been told.

The situation that resulted in the removal of the bus stop in front of the Seaside Library near Beach 116 street will be readdressed by the transportation committee of Community Board 14. One recommendation being considered is for the eastbound Q22 bus to have a stop in front of the Beach 116 street subway station.

Thank you, thank you. . .to whoever is responsible for filling in the potholes on Rockaway Beach boulevard in the Rockaway Park area.

Good news for the Far Rockaway community. Assemblywoman Pauline Cummings has obtained funding to update and renovate the Mott avenue subway station, making it totally handicapped-accessible. In addition, Borough President Claire Shulman has told Community Board 14 that she is dedicated to doing something to improve conditions at the Far Rockaway shopping center.

Here we go with another study. The Empire State Economic Development Corporation will be putting together a task force to study the economic feasibility of Destination Technodome. It is now almost three years from the date that plans for Technodome were announced and it looks like it still isn’t any closer to becoming a reality.

Street paving, along with new sidewalks, curbs and sewers, will take place starting in 2002 for the Sommerville area of Arverne. The initial funds allocated for the start up costs of this program is $7 million.



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