2002-05-11 / Columnists

LOOKING BACKWARD What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago This Week

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago This Week

Community Board 14 will hold a public hearing this week on the proposed upgrade for Beach 116 Street. The plan calls for curbside angle parking.

It also calls for a turnaround at the south end of the street rather than an egress to Beach 117 Street, as originally planned.

The Bayswater Civic Association met this week to discuss the formation of a community security patrol. In addition, there will be a discussion of a developer’s proposal for developing condos on the old Maimonides property.

A Rockaway man has been indicted in connection with the recent shooting at the Rockaway Park Hotel on Beach 116 Street.

Breezy Point resident Ted Kazimiroff, whose book, "The Last Algonquin" was recently published, now joins Howard Schwach, who has published numerous educational works, as the second author who works at IS 53 in Far Rockaway.

Assemblywoman Gerdi Lipschutz has announced that her subcommittee on Casino Gambling will meet at the American Legion Hall on Beach 92 Street on Wednesday night.

Democratic District Leader Helen Leonescu and community relations officer Frank Favilla were both welcomed back to the 101 Precinct Community Council last week after long absences due to illness.

The American Legion Awards night will be held on May 8. Among those receiving awards are Superintendent of Schools for District 27, Marvin Aaron; Transit detectives Richard Farnworth and Andrew Moschetto (Hagar and the Hawk); Firefighter Thomas Connolly of Engine 328 in Far Rockaway and five members of the organization who have achieved life-membership status.

Westenders are reminded that next week begins the car jockeying season. All vehicles have to be off the streets during weekends until September 30.

Is it our imagination, or has Greenpoint Road been looking better since its name was recently changed to Gateway Boulevard?

Local activist John Baxter has called for a halt to the plans to redevelop Beach 116 Street, calling the new parking plan dangerous to drivers and pedestrians alike.

What The Wave Said 30 Years Ago This Week

Fred Kholreiter of Arverne, a candidate for Democratic District Leader, has been named the liaison between the borough president and civic groups in Rockaway.

Three buildings on Bayport Place and Central Avenue will be renovated to serve as a nursing home.

Deputy City Administrator Philip Finkelstein has urged to city to keep the Arverne Urban Renewal Area pristine. In a recent memo, Finkelstein argued against any kind of housing plan for the area. His memo caught many local politicians by surprise.

Congressman Joseph P. Addabbo will be on hand Monday night to congratulate long-time members of the Daniel P. O’Connell Post of the American Legion.

Petitions are being circulated for those who want to serve on the board of the Rockaway Community Corporation.

McKenna and Mohan, proprietors of a popular Rockaway watering hole, have added a piano and live entertainment on weekends.

What The Wave Said 40 Years Ago This Week

Very soon, a unit of the Albrecht’s chain of ladies wear stores will open on the corner of Central and Mott Avenues in Far Rockaway.

There is a growing opinion among Rockaway residents that the former railroad plaza would do more good for the town if it were to become a municipal parking lot rather than the shopping center that is now planned for the site.

Last Saturday, when Loeb And Mayer moved into its new building in Arverne, there was so many cars present that it looked almost like a used car lot.

Now that the windows are open once again, you can hear the tooting of fifes and the blaring of bugles as young bandsmen practice for the upcoming Memorial Day Parade.

What The Wave Said 50 Years Ago This Week

Defeated by Lane and Adams High Schools, the Far Rockaway Seahorses nine have bounced back, trouncing Wilson on Monday. The team’s record now stands at 5-5.

A daughter was born on Tuesday in Rockaway Beach Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. James Conklin of Broad Channel.

Spurred by a near-fatal accident on Saturday, the Rockaway Civic Club has renewed its demand for a stop sign at the intersection of Beach 129 Street and Cronston Avenue.

The 25-year effort to bring rapid transit to Rockaway may soon come to fruition with the sale of the Rockaway Division of the Long Island Railroad to the city.

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