2013-11-01 / Columnists

Beachcomber

While supplies last. The Sandy anniversary edition flew off the newsstands. Although it was a double edition, The Wave charged its usual price of just 50 cents and took a loss in the process. We were only able to print a few hundred extra editions and now have some additional copies. The Wave is offering a copy to new subscribers who call or go online and mention the Sandy edition. Subscribing is a bargain and a good way to make sure you always get The Wave! This offer is while supplies last.

Joe Lhota, mayoral candidate, made several Rockaway stops in recent days. On Tuesday night he joined a candlelight vigil on Beach 92nd Street.

Here are a couple of reminders about films being shown by local filmmakers. John Sica’s film, Seven Miles To Shore, is showing Saturday, November 2nd, at Fort Tilden at 7 p.m. Dan Brown’s film John Cori Warned You is showing the following Saturday at the Knights of Columbus with proceeds going to the Knights for all the help they’ve been giving since the storm.

Perish the thought but there has to be more than one Phil Goldfeder. He seems to be at every event. On Tuesday in Breezy Point, he introduced himself to NBC anchorman Brian Williams who said, yeah, you’re the guy on every other page in the Rockaway newspaper.

Word to the wise, Bill. Pools say Bill de Blasio is going to win in a rout. The last time a race was this onesided was when Abe Beame was elected mayor. Good ol’ Abe won big but was a one-term mayor, not even making it to the primary runoff in the following election.

Still want a say in what the boardwalk might look like? Go online and answer a survey. Parks swears they look at it! Open until November 11th, the survey can be found at the Park’s Department Rockaway Restoration webpage. The results will be revealed November 13th.

McDonald’s at Beach 92nd Street and Beach Channel Drive is now open. So far, we hear the service is rusty (or maybe too new). We’re sure they’ll get their act together. Outside and in, the place looks sleek.

Clocks go back this weekend and Election Day is Tuesday.

Because Bill de Blasio avoided Rockaway, particularly the west end, during his race for mayor, The Wave put his picture underneath the word “missing” on a milk carton on the front page. At a televised mayoral debate a member of the panel mentioned The Wave and the milk carton and asked de Blasio about skipping visits to various Sandy-impacted areas. Like the saying goes, everybody reads The Wave!

Stop & Stop? If you were at the Arverne Stop & Shop early this past Wednesday morning you might have been among dozens of exasperated shoppers in a hurry to pick up a few items before work. Incredibly, no human cashier was on duty and everyone was forced to use the self-scanning machines. This would not be so bad if it were not for the machines notoriously unreliable and pain in the you know what functionality with their “no cash accepted,” “no cash returned,” “please try scanning again” and other equally frustrating defects. Not to mention that only two of these hideous machines were open. When the manager was questioned about why there were no cashiers and why more self-scanners were not open he said with a shrug they were all broken and the cashier did not show for work. That’s it? You would expect something better from a company that operates hundreds of supermarkets. Want the problem fixed? Call the corporations consumer affairs department at 800- 767-7772 and let them know.

 

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