March 21, 2014 RSS feed / Columnists

Slice of Life

#onlyinrockaway

This past weekend I attended a wedding. I was sitting at table 14 and I was looking for my sister-in-law who, when I found her, I asked what table number she was. She responded: table 43. This may seem odd to some people, but not me. More...

Beachcomber

We have very mixed feeling about security cameras but it might be time for one at Beach 129th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. The bus shelter there seems under constant assault. The glass is shattered on a regular basis. More...

Commentary On Things Present

A screaming headline from today's NY Times Editorial Page - 'Out Of Control' - got me asking two questions: Why is Mayor de Blasio waging war on New York City's Charter Schools? And, Why is the mayor literally kicking a gift horse in the mouth... More...

Broad Channel Bits

According to the calendar, spring starts March 20th. What’s going on outside your window or once you get out your front door is another story entirely. Congratulations to Broad Channel’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Prince-Wynn Post #260. More...

Boyleing Points

Whine Country

Bad moods are contagious online. A recent study – probably paid for by CDBG funds or FEMA – shows that emotions can go viral. If somebody posts something sad or negative it triggers a negative response from others. Grumpy begets grumpy. More...

An Intern’s Take

I woke up Monday morning to the smell of corned beef and cabbage. The Shivers’ kitchen is international; we love our soul food but respect the best dishes from all cultures. Besides, when my mom was alive, it was one of her favorite dishes. More...

Memo From The RTC:

How To Survive Three Shows in 24 Hours

After months of work, the RTC production of “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” opened last Friday night in shipshape condition, followed by both a Saturday matinee and evening performance, with servings of pizza in between More...

Official Point Of View

Bipartisanship Will Make Flood Insurance Affordable

The Rockaway Peninsula has always been and will forever be one of New York City’s crown jewels. More...

The Veterinary Corner

Spaying Your Cat

Spaying, or ovariohysterectomy, is a surgical sterilization procedure that can provide major health benefits for cats. Here are some important facts you should know before getting your cat spayed. More...


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