2011-03-18 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne

Breezy Point Homes Burglarized
News Events/Travel Editor/Host • WNYX - TV Morning News • 12:00 noon on UHF Chs. 35 & 26 Monday - Friday

On Irving, Roosevelt and other walks, houses have been broken into and robberies have taken place.

Breezy Point, considered one of the safest places on earth at one time, is now under heavy surveillance by its own security department, as well as by the forces of the NYPD.

Is the problem the economy, lack of moral education or something else even darker?

The security in Breezy Point has done an excellent job for years, but they do need the help of the community.

Lock windows and doors. If you see something, say something.

This kind of crime has to be eradicated quickly before it becomes commenplace.

Security is “beefing” up their surveillance by “Park and Walk”. That is to say the officers walk up and down each block. They have started a full investigation and hopefully they will catch the criminals. Read my column for more details.

Dining in Kennedy’s, Ann Heslin (she looks wonderful) with the “Sing Along Group,” organized by Ray Shawnesy who brought them all together. Elaine Smith was among them and she told me her son is A. J. Smith, President of the Board of Directors of the Breezy Point Cooperative and he would like to hear from members of the Coop if they have any complaints.

Other groups from Staten Island, Long Island and Brooklyn have often merged together for dinner. They love the food at Kennedy’s and the location, right on the bay beach, is perfect for them.

Donald Ritter is waiting for the weather to clear enough to open his Surf Shop for the season. In the meantime, you can find his flip flops and apparel on the web: www.breezysurfshop.com.

Carefully, carefully read your medication’s warnings! They may kill you while curing you. Be aware! Investigate all medications prescribed and speak to your doctor if you are in doubt. You will live longer.

I would like to pay tribute to my cousin Jack Crowley who would have been 87 on March 11. He was Chief of the Breezy Point Volunteer Fire Department and eventually died of lung cancer. I am sure there are medications today that could help him, but he did pay a high price to save members of his community. We all love you, Jack and haven’t forgotten you. He is survived by wife, Gladys Crowley, and children, Nicole Fata, John and Bobby Crowley and grandchildren. We bless you for the lives you saved.

Attended the Chinese New Year, the year of the Rabbit, at the Surrogate Court in Manhattan and was much impressed. Comptroller John Lui was the host of the very entertaining program: the Lion Dance, dressed up bunnies, children’s Fan Ballet and the Senior Chorus which was so good. They sang, Oh! Susanna and Swanee River, and other old American folk tunes. Comptroller Lui commented: “It is nothing like getting back to your roots.”

Mexico held its lovely event at 3 West Club and I felt so sorry for them that so few guests showed. There are still many safe places in South Mexico with beautiful resorts such as in Cancun. You can’t beat it as a vacation spot and the rates are so reasonable now. Very affordable! Make Mexico your next trip. IT IS SAFE!

Alberta, Canada entertained media and agents at a sumptuous sit down dinner at the Nios Restaurant, on West 46 Street which I can highly recommend. They ran an interesting video of Alberta and their many attractions and winter sports. A few years back, I produced and hosted a “Travel in Style” TV show there at the luxurious Fairmont Hotel. If you go to Alberta, Canada do stay there. It is the best. I had a wonderful time and I just love the Canadians. They are so cordial and fun loving and make your stay so enjoyable. Air Canada can get you there safely and at reasonable rates.

Hope you all had a Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Stay in good health and live a long and fun loving life. Erin Go Bragh and, AWAY WE GO!!!

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