March 17, 2006 RSS feed / Columnists

From The Rockaway Postmaster's Desk

PO To Host Passport Fair March 25

My staff and I will host a "Passport Fair" at the Far Rockaway Post Office, 1836 Mott Avenue on Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Historical Views

of the Rockaways The Rockaway Beach Bathing Company, Steeplechase Park, Rockaway

In the early days at Rockaway Beach, swimming tanks were built to cater to bathers who did not like to "dunk" in the waves at the beach. A few bathhouses had tanks inside their premises and offered "hot" fresh saltwater baths. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said

20 Years Ago... Artist%27s rendering of the new Waldbaum%27s shopping center at Beach 113 Street and Beach Channel Drive shows larger stores for shoppers. More...

On The Bayfront

By Elisa Hinken

A few years ago, students from the Department of Geology at Hunter College came out to the beach. They looked at rocks that wash up on the beaches of Breezy Point, Staten Island and Sandy Hook, NJ. More...

The Rockaway Irregular

Finding Connections

This past summer, walking on the beach,I ran into an old friend. "What are you up to?"I said,to him, making the usual small talk, and he said he was working on a project to help an elderly Holocaust survivor, living in Brooklyn, publish her memoirs. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Happy St. Patrick%27s Day! May your corned beef and cabbage taste especially good this year. Of course, St. Paddy%27s means Spring is right around the corner. The warmish weather seems to be pushing us in that direction as well. More...

Eye On Physical Therapy

Anna Jordan left County Mayo, Ireland for America in 1929 when she was 24 years old. She was one of five children in the household and worked the family farm from sun up till sundown every day of the week. More...

Health & Harmony

Art & Healing

Art is inherent in the performance of any individual act. It is the way in which a person interprets information. More...

Meeks' Message From Capitol Hill

A host of developments that are worth discussing have erupted over the past month. More...

MovieScope

'The Pink Panther' - No Peter Sell-Out

I went to see "The Pink Panther" expecting the worst: A trashy copy of the classic Peter Sellers-Blake Edwards comedy, which started the lucrative %2760%27s franchise. More...

Notes On Consumer Affairs

The moments after a car accident are bad enough without factoring in all of the surrounding details that arise. It is only a matter of time before the inevitable questions surface. More...


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