September 13, 2013 RSS feed / Columnists

From The Councilman’s Desk

Participatory Budgeting Is Back

Next month, we will begin our third year of the participatory budget process in Rockaway and Broad Channel. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Going through dozens of pictures of the Broad Channel Labor Day Mardi Gras parade, it’s the smiles that stand out the most. And the kids, in their costumes, giddily going along with what float or theme Mom and Dad have cooked up. More...

Dispatches

Building Department Blues!

I was speaking to some neighbors in our community at a beach party. They are part of a group that calls themselves "the burn outs.” They all had their homes in Belle Harbor burn down during Superstorm Sandy. They are all determined to rebuild! More...

An Intern’s Take

By the time you read this, New Yorkers will have made their choices on who they will choose to elect for Mayor, Comptroller, Borough President and a few City Council seats. That being said, I hope everyone came out and exercised their right to vote. More...

IDEAS WANTED

This week we are treated to the last set of ideas from the creative students at PS 207 in Howard Beach. For the final categories presented here, the students were asked to share their ideas on how to improve their community and the world at large. More...

Slice of Life

The worst thing about summer being over is that school has started. Since I am a parent and a teacher I know school is very important and children need structure. However, summers are awesome. Here is my list of why I think summers are awesome: More...

Beachcomber

It’s not just Rockaway. The toilets in the sky that Parks bestowed upon the beaches don’t sit well with some people in Brighton Beach either. A group of condo owners weren’t thrilled with the placement of the units so they sued. More...

Your Life And Privacy

Some Teens Say Move Over Facebook

Question: What social networking site do some teens prefer over Facebook? Answer: Tumblr. For teens, a Facebook page is largely about showing off their popularity (“look how many friends I have!”). More...

From The Artist Studio

ARTSPLASH 2013

Fort Tilden Highlights: ARTSPLASH 2013: September 7th- October 13th, sTudio 7 Gallery, Rockaway Center for the Arts (RoCA) at Fort Tilden. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday 12-4 p.m. Admission is free. See column. UPCOMING EXHIBIT: More...

Go Parks!

September's last warm rays of summer sun and October's crisp reminder that it’s autumn make this a perfect time to plan an outdoor excursion to enjoy the colors of the season before winter's chill may send many of us inside. More...

Spotlight on Elderlaw

Legal Planning for Women

Women have made significant advances socially and economically, however planning for major life events and retirement has not generally kept up with those advances. More...

The Veterinary Corner

Grape and Raisin Toxicity In Pets

We all know we shouldn’t give “people food” to our pets. Quality pet food already contains all of the nutrients and calories they need to be healthy. More...


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