2002-01-05 / Columnists

LOOKING BACKWARD What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago This Week

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago This Week

The Breaker’s Restaurant, long a fixture on Beach 116 Street, will be sold at auction on January 14 pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure against Terpsehory Cholakis, et al.

Crack police detectives have been assigned to a rash of store burglaries on Beach 116 Street in recent weeks.

Rockaway will soon get 20 more police officers assigned to its two precincts, according to an announcement by Councilman Walter Ward. Twelve will be assigned to the 101 Precinct and eight to the 100 Precinct.

Boys and girls of all ages showed up for a free holiday movie at the Surfside Twin Theater in Rockaway Park last week. The free show, sponsored by Manufacturer’s Hanover Trust Bank, featured the Muppets in "Cinderella."

More than 400 parents filled the auditorium of PS 225 in Rockaway Park last week for a presentation of Christmas and Chanukah music and entertainment under the direction of music teacher Fred Schild.

Sidney Stenzler was presented with the Bayswater Jewish Center’s Presidential Achievement Award at a dinner held at the center last week. Others honored were Cynthia Hirsch, Henry Stark, Edward Abrams, Rose Stenzler and Harold Brod.

The Sand Box Bootery on Beach 116 Street hosted a sale in which all women’s shoes were priced at $19.99 to $34.99.

Mario and Diane Russo of Arverne celebrated their 40th Anniversary this week. Russo is the vice president of Community Planning Board 14.

What The Wave Said 30 Years Ago This Week

Pile driving equipment has been moved into the site of the high rise apartment buildings to be constructed where the former Grove Club stood facing the East Rockaway inlet in the Simmis Beach section of Far Rockaway. The four-building complex will be a private senior citizen’s residence.

Books of coupons accepted in payment for rides are sold exclusively by the Shore Car Service. People buy them for their own convenience or to give to others.

Assemblyman Herb Posner came home from Albany for the special session’s New Year’s recess, leaving Albany with six inches of snow and was happy to find the ground bare when he got to Rockaway. He was, however, delayed by car trouble.

Supreme Court Justice-elect Frederic Hammer of Belle Harbor will be tendered a reception by the West End Temple on January 14.

Pat Kelly says that this year’s New Year’s Eve party at the Irish American clubhouse was the most enjoyable ever in a long history of parties that have been held by the association.

The St. Camillus Band showed well in its appearance on television from the Orange Bowl Parade in Miami, Florida.

What The Wave Said 40 Years Ago This Week

Don Palmer, manager of Martin’s Corner on Beach 97 Street, says that since his business has been staying open all night, his business has increased greatly, indicating that the new policy is popular with local residents.

Piles of debris at the curb made last week’s fire damage at Stitt’s Real Estate office in Neponsit seem impressive.

Berlin and its famous wall have nothing on Edgemere. That section has a wall of its own, not to keep people in, but to shore up the excavation for a new sewer.

Joe Netterville says he’s the one to check with when it comes to frost fishing. He’s been at it since the days he paid Ike Smoller a dime for the privilege of fishing from the Iron Pier.

There are people who drive by the Seaside Title I site each day, just so that they will be there when the first pile is driven into the ground. So far, they have not been successful.

People who have been complaining about the traffic regulations for year can take heart. There is a new boss at the Traffic Department.

What The Wave Said 50 Years Ago This Week

Optimism as to the future of the Rockaways in 1952 and the succeeding years is the keynote on which peninsula businessmen greeted the new year. The majority look forward to a good year, with better ones when rapid transit is extended to the Rockaways.

"The outlook right now is better that it has ever been in the fifty years that I have been here," said William F. Brunner, president of the Rockaway Beach Hospital and Rockaway Beach resident. "I would say it has never been better. There is every reason for optimism as the rapid transit is assured, which means that we will be able to do away with the timetable and people will be able to get to the city in a comparatively short time."

Jerry Rogoff has been spending the Christmas vacation assisting at the popular Rogoff’s store on Beach 116 Street and returned today to classes at Seton Hall in Orange, New Jersey, where he is taking pre-med courses.

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