July 17, 2009 RSS feed / Columnists

The Rockaway Irregular

Swish

The election of Barack Obama was greeted by many in this country as a paradigm-busting event. Even those of us who could not vote for him because of policy differences have cause to be pleased. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

'Cheeeeeeeeeeeeze'

This happy group, presumably one family, has stopped by one of the many photo postcard studios located in the Rockaways; a couple in Far Rockaway and the rest in the Seaside section of Rockaway Beach peninsula. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago... 20 St. John's Episcopal Hospital-South Shore at Far Rockaway has been granted $20,000 by the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York Inc. for its "kosher dairy kitchen. More...

Beachcomber

The newly-formed collaborative that plans to put the largest wind farm in America in the Atlantic Ocean just 13 miles from the Rockaway shoreline has moved ahead in those plans by issuing a Request for Information from firms More...

Broad Channel Bits

It has been an unseasonably cool summer so far, but no one knows what kind of days are waiting for us. Will they be cool? Or rainy? Or unbelievably hot? Who knows? More...

It's My Turn

Denis Hamill's story about playing stickball with the kids he grew up with on 11 Street in Brooklyn reminded me of when my family used to spend the summer months at one of our boarding houses on Beach 114 Street in Rockaway Park in the 1950s. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Cartoon Tells The Tale: 'Black Or White, I Want The Best'

The political cartoon by Signe Wilkinson appearing in The Washington Post says it all. A woman sticks her head out of a window. Flames flick at her and appear in the windows that surround her. More...

Notes from the High C's

Rockaway Music and Arts Council

I've just returned from the first concert of our series this year and can report that everything went smoothly. This has been the first time in our new venue, in front of the Riis Park Bath House, and it couldn't have been better. More...


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