2004-05-28 / Community

Mayor Officially Opens Arverne By The Sea

Mayor Officially Opens Arverne By The Sea


Those who said that nothing good would ever come of the Arverne Urban Renewal Area and that even if something were built, nobody would live there were proven wrong last Tuesday, when the first 27 new homes in the Arverne By The Sea project officially opened for business. Pictured, the majority of the new homes are two-family and must be owner occupied.Those who said that nothing good would ever come of the Arverne Urban Renewal Area and that even if something were built, nobody would live there were proven wrong last Tuesday, when the first 27 new homes in the Arverne By The Sea project officially opened for business. Pictured, the majority of the new homes are two-family and must be owner occupied.
Police officers from both Rockaway precincts were present at the ceremony. Pictured, Detective Willie Olmeda, Captain Walter Salowsky (the commanding officer), City Councilman James Sanders, Police Officer Michael Valentino and Pastor Donald Ventura. The police are all from the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway.Police officers from both Rockaway precincts were present at the ceremony. Pictured, Detective Willie Olmeda, Captain Walter Salowsky (the commanding officer), City Councilman James Sanders, Police Officer Michael Valentino and Pastor Donald Ventura. The police are all from the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway.Mayor Michael Bloomberg takes a tour of one of the new homes with homeowner Wanda Jones Robinson, a group of politicians and the developers.Mayor Michael Bloomberg takes a tour of one of the new homes with homeowner Wanda Jones Robinson, a group of politicians and the developers.

Regional Supervisor Kathleen Cashin, the chief officer for all of Rockaway’s schools, speaks with her deputy.Regional Supervisor Kathleen Cashin, the chief officer for all of Rockaway’s schools, speaks with her deputy.Nancy Vardakis of the Rockaway Museum speaks with the New President of the YMCA. The Y will run a facility on Beach 73 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard .Nancy Vardakis of the Rockaway Museum speaks with the New President of the YMCA. The Y will run a facility on Beach 73 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard .

The Beach Channel High School Band played for the ceremony.The Beach Channel High School Band played for the ceremony.Queens Borough President Helen Marshall grabs a quick bite to eat before the opening ceremonies.Queens Borough President Helen Marshall grabs a quick bite to eat before the opening ceremonies.

State Senator Malcolm Smith and Dr. Peter Nelson, the director of the Addabbo Family Health Center.State Senator Malcolm Smith and Dr. Peter Nelson, the director of the Addabbo Family Health Center.The opening of Arverne By The Sea was a major media event with many local politicians and dignitaries in attendance.The opening of Arverne By The Sea was a major media event with many local politicians and dignitaries in attendance.

Dr. Peter Nelson, director of Addabbo Health Center, with developer Les Lerner and Community Board 14 District Manager Jon Gaska.Dr. Peter Nelson, director of Addabbo Health Center, with developer Les Lerner and Community Board 14 District Manager Jon Gaska.Congressman Gregory Meeks (right) with his aide, Robert Simmons.Congressman Gregory Meeks (right) with his aide, Robert Simmons.

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