2001-06-23 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne

Gary Jobeson is a world class sailor, television commentator, author and corporate advisor and has won many championships such as: America’s Cup with Ted Turner in 1977, the infamous 1979 Fastnet Race and many of the world’s ocean races. He has been producing expedition sailing adventure travel documentaries for ESPN and is now embarking on a two week journey, "80 Degrees North Under Sail". (That is located at the very top of the globe). They will most certainly encounter rough waters. Perhaps that is why Transderm Scop, a body patch to prevent sea sickness, is one of their big sponsors along with Rolex Watches which backs many sailing events. It was an interesting press luncheon at the New York Yacht Club. The final show will be seen on ESPN.

At the Fashion Institute of Technology you will find the John Rawlings exhibition of photographs of 30 years for Vogue magazine. Admission is (my favorite four letter word, FREE), folks. The museum is open from 12 noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Daniel Boulou opened a new restaurant on West 44 Street, NYC called D/B and held a fabulous reception in celebration. Plenty of tasty tidbits, some of the best in town.

The venue was the News Museum for the Chinese American Queens College T. W. Wang Journalism Awards. And, the winners were: Ms. Evelyn Iritani of the Los Angeles Times for "Tense Times for Adoptive Parents: U.S. Families with China Born Children Grapple with Political Issues;" Michael Luo, Newsday; Ms. Ester Wu, Dallas Morning News; Ms. Elizabeth Rosenthal, New York Times for "In Rural China, a Steep Price of Poverty;" Dexter Roberts for "Globalization’s Impact on China: The Great Migration". And Lars Erok Nelson, Daily News (posthumously) for "Shackled by Justice Gone Amiss."

Showtime Show Box will be presenting young boxers weekly starting July 21 at 5 p.m. with the kickoff fight between lightweights Leonard Dorin and Martin O’Malley. They are hoping to help young and upcoming boxers make a mark and give them a chance at a world title.

Black and Decker launched their new products at the Metropolitan Pavillion and what a revelation. Cordless can openers that swirl around the can in split seconds that you can take along on a picnic, on a boat, in a car and even set it up under the cabinet in your kitchen in the traditional way. They have an adorable smallheater powerful enough to heat a 12 X14 size room. Don’t like to clean up after your cat? Don’t like the odor from the cat litter? Their new cat litter box not only automatically cleans the litter but hides it away odor free in disposable bags for you to toss out in the garbage. You can leave for a few days and your home will still be odor free and your cat will still have free use of his litter box. For privacy there is a tent to cover the litter box and, of course, carpet for your cat to scratch. Just great and not too pricey. Toasters you can stick your fork into if your toast gets stuck. Also toasters wide enough for bagels, timed perfectly to keep moisture in with toasted layer outside. Some are large enough for four slices of bread or bagels. A steam iron that detaches for a powerful steamer for your clothes to give them a professional look. Standing rotisseries for 10 lb. Roasts or turkeys. Mini food processors 1.5- 2 cup capacity. Blenders for needs as well as ice chopping. Mini drill screwdrivers that are especially good for women. And, more, more, more. When you see them you want them all.

Mayor Giuliani hosted the JVC Jazz Festival at Gracie Mansion and spoke about how the Jazz musicians have contributed to the culture of New York City and that June has been declared Jazz month here. Lots of food and libation were available for the guests as they listened to the sounds of the Eric Reed Quartet on a beautiful summer evening on the lawn of Gracie Mansion.

First Lady, Donna Hanover, was nowhere in sight. Though she was relieved of her hosting duties by the Mayor, in all probability she wasn’t assigned to that event anyway. However, if you read Neal Travis’s column in the Post he presupposed that if Donna hooked up with Bloomberg, who is running for mayor of our Big Town, she could be back at Gracie Mansion with her full duties restored. Interesting thought for Donna.

Regarding the Ferry Service mentioned in our editorial, why go to the West side of 34 Street when the first Manhattan docking is on Wall Street on the east side. East 34th Street is still midtown Manhattan? To go to the west side would take forever. Too many stops would make it take as long, if not longer, than the A train and the Flatbush train and bus. But, why quibble? Let’s get the ferry first. Perhaps the suggestions that come in will help. If you have any, by all means, let me know.

The summer ferry to Sandy Hook from Manhattan from West 38 Street and World Financial Center on weekends is $25 for Adults RT and $12 for children RT under 12. The boat lands at Fort Hancock.

WARNING…….as seen in the Breezy Point Bulletin….if you get a call from someone claiming to be from a phone company requesting you dial or press 9 O #, DO NOT DO SO ! It will allow the caller to place long distance calls from your phone number.

Tom Connors returned recently from a short visit to Saratoga where he owns a condo. While there he checked on his buddy, Kenny Howe, who is on dialyses treatment three times a week. Before he left, Tom proudly attended his daughter, Elizabeth Ann Connors’ graduation from Marymount College in Manhattan. She received her BA degree in education and intends to become a teacher. We certainly need all the good teachers we can get. Good luck, Elizabeth Ann.

The remaining snowbirds have returned to the BPSC. Jean and Jim Brady, Claire and John Hughes are looking forward to another fun filled season at the Club as well as Eddy and Delores Hart. Their cabanas are shed up and they are ready to party.

Till September 9, "Independence and Its Enemies in New York" featuring historic broadsides, manuscripts and newspapers from the Historical Society’s renowned collection of Early American documents and paintings. From June 26 to September 9, "Up on the Roof"… "The Culture of New York City Rooftops". The romance of rooftops is a New York City story. As space constraints have pushed New York skyward, rooftops have assumed all kinds of uses, many documented in books, paintings, photography and film. This exhibit surveys life on high.

TRAVEL:

$69 One Way on NORTHWEST TO U.S. and CANADA. International fares start at $364 to asia etc.

25% OFF on Britrail through July 31

2 FOR 1 on Star Clipper cruises on French and Italian Riviera Cruises. departing July 28 , Aug. 11 and 25. Sept. 8 and 22 and Oct. 6. Discounted fares start at $1,675. Companions pay 50% of the price on Star Flyer’s Greek Island cruises this summer.

25% OFF on Freedom of Scotland Travel pass through Aug. 31.62 and over receive 67% discount till Aug. 14 on World Business Class. Travel must be completed by Sept. 13.

Book by June 30 and Sabena and Swissair offers $150 OFF economy class to Switzerland and Belgium

SAVE $100 TO LONDON AIR /TRANSFRS / BREAKFAST / 3NTS. ACCOMMODATIONS $699 PARIS, $799; ROME, $929; LISBON $819; BUDAPEST, $879; AMSTERDAM, $809

GREEK ISLE AND MET. CRUISE 2 FOR 1 SPECIAL 12 DAYS FROM $2.520

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Air Only 7nts. $199 Last minute Summer Deals.

Learn to Golf at the beautiful PGA Resort and Spa in Palm Beach, Fla. Special low summer rates. Santo Domingo Best Deal Sun Club 3* 4 days inclusive June $618, July & Aug. $668 Sept. $538.

FAMILY VACATION Bavaro Grand 4* All inclusive family of five Friendly rooms allow 2 adults and three kids. Kids under 12 stay, play and eat FREE. Santo Domingo Punta Cana..Iberostar Domincano $688

Moriocco..(Must see) Marrakech all inclusive Air/Land meals and drinks $899. Do attend the Fantasia Show optional show. You never and will never party like this in your life.

The Orient Express will soon be ready to take you through Scotland. They now go through Venice to Paris to London as well as the Road to Mandalay, a voyage through Burma.

More travel specials on WNYX TV Monday through Friday UHF Channels 26 & 35.

Or, give me a call, and AWAY WE GO!!!


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