September 4, 2009 RSS feed / Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

A little bit wet, a little bit cool — quite an approach to Labor Day! Not wishing to hurry the season at all, I hesitate to mention that some of the trees have leaves that are turning color already. More...

Notes On Consumer Affairs

In today's complex banking landscape, it is important that consumers interested in opening a bank account for the first time or opening a new account with a new institution research their options to determine which bank account will best suit their More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

The Beachfront In Front Of Old L.A. Thompson Amusement Park - 1924

s the gentleman in the view appearing today stoops over to get a better look at the sand that has collected under the old wooden boardwalk, we get a good look at the whole of the scene, and the sand collected by the 300 foot jetty put in by L.A. More...

Dorothy Dunne

Brooklynites Favor Kennedy's

Not only is Kennedy's on the Bay in Breezy Point one of the top restaurants in Rockaway, but I met Kristen and Michael Strehle from Brooklyn who chose Kennedy's to celebrate the christening of their new baby, Robert, born July 11, 2009. More...

The Inner Voice

When we feel we can't control a situation that concerns us, we may feel helpless or lost or in danger. We start to imagine a variety of endings that go from one extreme to another. It is hard to relax and just let the time unfold. More...

The Rockaway Beat

More On Our Imperious Mayor Mike: Or, Why You should Start Worrying And Vote For Somebody Else

Mayor Michael Bloomberg continues to spend millions on his reelection bid, smug in his belief that he is the only person in the entire universe that can govern New York City, or rather Manhattan, which is his version of New York City. More...

From The Artists Studio Rockaway Artists Alliance

ARTSPLASH Expands And, 'You Say Tomato, I Say … '

In my acknowledgements last week of those who made possible the successful premiere of "Paint Out," the terrifically enjoyable creative event presented by Art Adventures and More and co-sponsored by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreat More...

The Diary Of A Green Thumb

The Colorful Story Behind Autumn Foliage

Have you ever wondered why there are so many shades of beautiful oranges, yellows and burgundies that fill the leaves on the trees in the fall? Well, each leaf is a little food factory that creates nutrients for the tree so it can live and grow. More...

Simon says...

It is time for the Democratic primary election on Tuesday, September 15 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. You may vote at your usual voting places. This is the slate of candidates we are supporting. We support Mark Green for Public Advocate. More...

Beachcomber

The Democrat candidates continue to dominate the buzz leading up to the September 15 city council primary for the 31st Councilmanic District - which includes Far Rockaway, Bayswater, Arverne and Edgemere. More...

The Progressive

Random Thoughts

When school bells ring, and the barbecues begin to be put away for the winter, and the labor day sales and parades are over, most of us then seriously return to normal. More...

It's My Turn

Facts Are Not Distortions

When it comes to evaluating the claims of Democrats about rationing and how to deal with grandma, I am guided by that great philosopher, Marx. That's Groucho, not Karl, who famously said, "Who do you believe, me or your eyes? More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago... More...


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