2013-04-26 / Community

Inquiring Intern

By Brian Clamar


Name: Jimmy The Fisher Man Name: Jimmy The Fisher Man Name: Jimmy The Fisher Man

Age: 65 year old
Living here: 10 years

What is the best thing about living in Far Rockaway?

The fishing, the fishing is great I have both the ocean and the bay to fish from and I get to live by the ocean and fish year round.

If you could move anywhere, where would it be and why? Arizona, because it’s a lot of open plains and wilderness.


Name: Loyda Soto Name: Loyda Soto Name: Loyda Soto

Age: 34 years old
Living here: 5 years

How did hurricane Sandy affect you?

Seeing my house getting flooded and not being able to do anything about it was terrible. I lost everything and now we are homeless

If you could move anywhere, where would it be and why? Manhattan, because it’s a lot of people, things to do and not a lot of crime.

Name: Gayle Grantham


Name: Gayle Grantham Name: Gayle Grantham Age: 55 year old
Living here: 9 years

What’s something you would change about Far Rockaway?

I would change the violence and I would like to see more community centers for the youths to play at and stay out of trouble. If you could move anywhere, where would it be and why? Arizona, because of the weather. I can jog every day and it’s less populated than other states.

Name: Damien Angels


Name: Damien Angels Name: Damien Angels Age: 17 years old
Living here: 9 years

Why do you like living in Far Rockaway?

I like living here because of the beach, the girls and the parties

What’s one thing you would change?

I would change the projects and turn them into Condos because there would be less violence.

Name: Sharina Johnson
Age: 27 years old
Living here: 3 years

What is the best thing about living in Far Rockaway?

Living so close to the beach and the community is like a family. I get to run and exercise on the boardwalk and in the summer I can go the beach. If you could move anywhere, where would it be and why? Florida, because I have a daughter and a family it would be better to raise her there and the houses are bigger.

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(Brian Clamar is a Wave intern. Brian can often be seen Off The Beaten Path with his camera)

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