‘Significant Opportunity For Ferry’



By Howard Schwach The on-again, off-again plan for a commuter ferry service that would bridge Rockaway and Manhattan possibly moved one step closer to fruition last week as local officials and politicians took Arthur Imperatore, Jr., the President of New York Waterway, on a bus tour of Rockaway. The tour, which included the Playland development, Riis Landing, Arverne By The […]

Promo Too HOT For Media Company



By Gary G. Toms As a result of last week’s page two story, "Sex Sells…Next To Local Grade School," marketing and promotions officials from Vista Media have pulled the controversial ad, which was a promotion for radio station HOT 97. The billboard on Beach 35 Street and Beach Channel Drive now displays hip-hop star Ja Rule on a motorcycle, as […]

Two Parades To Honor Memorial Day



Two Parades To Honor Memorial Day There will be two area parades to honor our veterans for the Memorial Day holiday. The first of those parades, sponsored by the Broad Channel Veteran’s of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be held in Broad Channel on Sunday, May 26, beginning at 1 p.m. from 20 Road. That parade will continue to the Memorial […]

Council Approves Firehouse Move



By Howard Schwach With only three members dissenting, the City Council voted on Tuesday to approve the building of a $9.2 million combined firehouse and emergency medical service on Beach 48 Street. The controversial proposal to move the firehouse from its present location at Beach 59 Street drew opposition from many firefighters and from local civic groups. One of those […]

Trailer Replaces Synagogue



By Howard Schwach Members of the Derech Emunoh Synagogue, the historic temple that was gutted by a raging, wind-driven fire last week and demolished by the city the following day, have vowed to rebuild the building. The building was slated to be renovated by the developers of the Arverne By The Sea project, which is set to break ground in […]

Warning Signs For Rockaway Beaches



Warning Signs For Rockaway Beaches In the wake of the tragic drowning of three young girls last summer, the Parks Department has begun placing new warning signs at a number of Rockaway locations. The old signs simply said, “Danger. Do Not Swim When There is No Lifeguard On Duty.” The new signs say, “Danger â013 Ocean Beaches are affected by strong […]

BCHS Spring Concert Honors Alumni Killed on 9/11



BCHS Spring Concert Honors Alumni Killed On 9/11



BCHS Spring Concert Honors Alumni Killed On 9/11 By Gary G. Toms Many from the community turned out for Beach Channel High School’s Spring Concert last weekend. The concert was held in honor of four BCHS alumni, Erza Aviles (Class of ’77), John E. Heffernan (Class of ’82), John Moran (Class of ’77) and Stephen P. Russell (Class of ’79), […]

ArtFrenzy: Treasures on the Beach



ArtFrenzy: Treasures on the Beach Looking for treasures from the beach? You will find a dazzling array of handcrafted articles and more at the ArtFrenzy Arts Festival in Fort Tilden, Gateway National Recreation Area, on Saturday and Sunday, June 8 & 9, 2002, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Arts and crafts vendors will be lined up on Beach 169 […]

Auditions For Neil Simon Play



Auditions For Neil Simon Play The Bayswater Players are offering auditions on Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 12 for a Fall 2002 production of Neil Simon’s “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.” Neil Simon’s “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” is the story of Barney Cashman who at the age of 47 wants to join the sexual revolution before it’s […]