November 16, 2007 RSS feed / Community

101 Pct.Collecting For Hurricane Noel Victims In Dominican Republic

There were 79 reported dead and 62,000 people left homeless when Hurricane Noel slammed into the Dominican Republic on October 29. More...

Bungalow Movie Screening Brings Hundreds To NY Museum

It was standing room only at the Museum of the City of New York for the first Manhattan screening of "The Bungalows Of Rockaway" on Tuesday. More...

Deadline Nears For 'Y'Pool Expansion

This was supposed to be the week that the decision would be made as to whether the planned YMCA could live up to what many community activists saw as the Y of their dreams. More...

'Roc The Youth Tour'kicks off

On Monday, November 19, the Far Rockaway Youth Council and the RDRC Youth Council will kick-off the "Roc The Youth Tour." The first stop of the tour is the Arverne Library, located at 312 Beach 54 Street, at 6 p.m. More...

Not Another Rockaway Condominium! - Whoa! - It's the Damn Big Hotel

Historical Views of the Rockaways

Contained in the title box are a few of the remarks made by family and a few friends, upon being shown an actual photograph of the "big hotel" built in Rockaway Park in 1880. More...

Judge 'ACD's'PS 225 Dad

The father of a PS 225 student who was arrested on October 19 on charges that ranged from trespassing to resisting arrest when he tried to stop a gang of students from beating up his son got some relief from a Queens Supreme Court judge on November More...

Local To Represent NYC/LI In Pageant

Belle Harbor resident Amanda Jackson was recently selected to participate in Nationals' 2007 Miss Jr. Teen NYC/Long Island Pageant, which took place on November 10, 2007. More...

Carley Portera Is Back

Carley Portera, a Stella Maris High School student, has returned from a Youth For Understanding (YFU) USA exchange program. More...

Tara Iannotti Wins Prestigious Award

Stella Maris senior, Tara Iannotti, is the winner of the Edward Cardinal Egan Scholarship Award for 2007. More...

Near-Electrocution For Two At Edgemere Construction Site

Two workers constructing new homes were injured when a piece of equipment they were working with inadvertently touched a live electrical wire at an Edgemere construction site last week, sources say. More...

Locals Inducted into National Honor Roll

Two local high school students have been inducted into the spring 2007 National Honor Roll. John Cunningham, a junior from Broad Channel who attends St. More...

Quilts and Blankets Donated to ADHC

Last week, registrants of the Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) Center at Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation received quilts and blankets, to be used as lap throws, from members of the St. Francis DeSales Quilting Group. More...

Sanders To Launch Foreclosure Program

Councilman James Sanders Jr., in collaboration with Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica, is providing free services for homeowners facing foreclosure. More...

Rabbi Moss Named 'Rabbi of the Year'

Rabbi Steve Moss of Oakdale, New York, has been selected to be the recipient of the 2007 Maria and Joel Finkle Award for "Rabbi of the Year" presented by the New York Board of Rabbis. Moss celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at West End Temple. More...

Donna Karan Visits Public School/Middle School 183

Fashion designer, Donna Karan, visited PS/MS 183 on Thursday, November 1, as part of her collaboration with the Spirituality for Kids Foundation (SFK). More...

Special Traffic Advisory

Motorists are advised that there will be no weeknight closures of the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge for the week beginning Monday, November 19, to accommodate Thanksgiving holiday travel. The Monday through Friday, 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. More...

Tears, Flowers And Remembrances For AA 587 Victims

As with the majority of the last five American Airlines Flight 587 anniversaries, this year's sixth anniversary was held under dark and chilly skies. More...

Tips For Winter Weatherizing Your Home

Some have already felt it. For others, crisp fall air and the biting cold of winter are just around the corner. More...

Weed And Seed Report

"People can be divided into two classes: those who go ahead and do something, and those who sit still and inquire, 'Why wasn't it done the other way?''' - Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. More...

100 Pct Community Council Holds Monthly Meeting

The 100 Precinct Community Council held their monthly meeting on Wednesday night at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Beach 90 Street. More...

Weiner:Divest From Iran's Energy Sector

Representative Anthony Weiner, who represents the western portion of the Rockaway peninsula, has commended New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli for requiring that the state's pension funds divest from companies doing business with Iran's ener More...

Beachcomber

Mayor Bloomberg argued last week that city workers should labor on Election Day. "It's a waste of taxpayers' money, and fundamentally it was a way for elected officials to have free help at the polls, which is an outrage, More...

City Planning Gives CB14 Rezoning Timeline

The Department of City Planning presented a timeline on Tuesday night at the monthly meeting of Community Board 14 for the re-zoning of the entire Rockaway Peninsula, a long-standing issue of interest within the community ranks. More...

DOH To Provide Nicotine Patches

Health Department is partnering with city hospitals, community organizations and clinics to observe this year's Great American Smokeout by giving away nicotine patches at sites across the five boroughs, the agency announced today. More...

Greenidge Appointed 101 Precinct Business Liaison Officer

As part of the 101 Precinct's desire to work more closely with local merchants, Captain Brian McMahon - the precinct's commanding officer - has assigned a new Business Liaison Officer, P.O. More...

It's My Turn

For many New Yorkers, the dream of home ownership has turned into the nightmare of foreclosure. More...

Detectives Seek Info On Belle Harbor Hit And Run

Detectives from the 100 Precinct Squad are asking for the public's assistance in solving a hit and run vehicle accident that happened in Belle Harbor on the evening of November 5. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago... 20 New York City Parks and Recreation Commissioner Henry J. More...

Milestones

Local Costumier in Macy's Parade

After a three-year hiatus, costume designer Earl Beckles has been chosen for a second time to display his Caribbean carnival costumes in Macy's 81st Thanksgiving Day parade. More...

'Before The Devil Knows You're Dead' - Sidney Shines In The Dark

MovieScope

Now 83, Sidney Lumet has made 44 films in his half century as a movie director. Most of them ("12 Angry Men," "Dog Day Afternoon," "Serpico," "The Verdict") are classics. More...

Notes from the High C's

Well, I made my debut stage appearance and my farewell appearance, all in the same night. More...

NYCLU: Public Defenders 'Not Effective'

New York State is failing in its constitutional duty to provide effective counsel to New Yorkers accused of crimes who cannot afford to pay private lawyers, according to a landmark lawsuit filed today by the New York Civil Liberties Union and the l More...

PBS To Feature Rockaway Venues On New Show

New Yorkers know about the great Greek food in Astoria, the bustle of Flushing's streets and the joys of Shea and Arthur Ashe Stadiums, but on Thanksgiving Day, they can learn about the natural wilderness tucked away in Rockaway and Broad Channel. More...

The Rockaway Artists Alliance presents 'Gifted'2007

The Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA) introduces a palette of over 50 pieces by 30 artists in "Gifted" 2007. The exhibit features a mix of paintings, photography, poetry and images, watercolor and mixed media. More...

Sanders,DOT Announce Left Turn Light For Dangerous Far Rock Intersection

After years of witnessing accidents, area residents welcomed news that the Department of Transportation has approved a new left turn signal for a dangerous intersection at Beach 9 Street and Seagirt Boulevard. More...

Core Knowledge Parent Walk-Through at PS/MS 105

PS/MS 105 held a Core Knowledge walk-through on Thursday, November 1. Parents of Kindergarten, first- and second-grade students were given the opportunity to visit their children's classrooms and observe the New Core Knowledge curriculum in action. More...

American Littoral Society Hosts 17th Annual Holiday Party

The American Littoral Society will raise funds for the Northeast Chapter during its annual holiday party, on Saturday, December 8, at the historic Ryan Visitor Center on Floyd Bennett Field. All are invited to attend. More...

Spitzer Issues Statement On Immigrant License Plan

On Wednesday, Governor Eliot Spitzer issued the following statement, putting an end to his plan to provide a three-tiered licensing system that would have provided driver's licenses to undocumented aliens. More...

'The Diary ofAnne Frank'At Bayswater

"The Diary of Anne Frank," presented by The Bayswater Players, opened last week in a run of eleven performances, at The Bayswater Jewish Center Theater in Far Rockaway. More...

Veterans Gather At Doughboy Monument Sunday

Nearly 25 veterans from World War II, Korea and the original Gulf War gathered together with friends and family last Sunday at the Doughboy Monument on Beach 95 Street to commemorate Veterans Day. More...


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