2001-03-24 / Columnists

LOOKING BACKWARD What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago This Week

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago This Week

Construction of a proposed alcohol detoxification facility at Beach 99 Street and Shore Front Parkway, Rockaway Beach, is being held up by a stop work order from New York City’s Building Department, and this stop work order will remain in effect until the department rescinds it in writing.

Collection of tolls in one direction on the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial and Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges bridges will be discussed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, parent agency of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, which operates the bridges, during the first week of April.

Christina Galas, Sallejane Seif, Mary P. Waldron and Harry A. Wertlieb have been added to the membership of Community Board 14.

George L. Clark, the newly elected New York State GOP chairman, and City Councilman-at-Large Jack Muratori, Queens County GOP leader, will install William Sampol as president of the Gateway Regular Republican Club on Wednesday evening, April 8, at the American Legion Hall at Beach 92 Street and Rockaway Freeway, Rockaway Beach.

What The Wave Said 30 Years Ago This Week

A large tract of land at the bayfront adjacent to Healy Avenue and Norton Drive in Bayswater is being eyed for a hi-rise development says Bayswater Civic Association.

Five busloads of tenants left Sufside apartments this morning to oppose Dayton Seaside Corporation’s proposed increase in rents that must be approved by the city’s Board of Estimate. The corporation intends to raise rents to $46.72 per month per room, a raise of 24 per cent.

Applications are available to participate in the first Rockaway Folk Festival to be held on Beach 116 Street in May.

Charles J. Fier, president of the Belle Harbor Property Owners Association, proclaims he will have a large turnout for the group’s anti-hi-rise housing rally this evening.

Going up is the word for the new apartment buildings at Beach 41 Street and Beach Channel Drive. The framework is rising fast.

The white flagpole and cross arm that now stands in the triangle at Beach 116 Street and Beach Channel Drive is an imposing addition to the Rockaway Park scene. It is a community project, sparked by the Rockaway Rotary Club.

What The Wave Said 40 Years Ago This Week

New activities including a ladies auxiliary has been added at the Fifth Ward Democratic clubhouse on Beach 88 Street.

Although the new park along Seagirt Boulevard has not yet been developed, now that the buildings have been cleared from the site, there is a stretch along the Boulevard from which one can really see the ocean. This is possible in very few spots along the highways in this oceanfront community.

What The Wave Said 50 Years Ago This Week

Applications for apartments in the first section of Wavecrest Gardens are now being accepted.

Borough President Maurice A. Fitzgerald will install officers at the Edgemere Civic Club Thursday at the Mayflower restaurant, Beach 35 Street and the Boulevard.

Aroused by traffic jams on Beach Channel Drive by Beach 116 Street, Beach 108 Street and Beach 112 Street, as a result of sewer construction along the Drive, the Chamber of Commerce held another inspection tour of the area Monday with Traffic Commissioner P.T. Wiley in an effort to iron out summer traffic problems.

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