In The Spotlight
Ernie Kiburis could never be replaced but New York’s Strongest did what they could to lift his loved ones up during a difficult time. On Monday, June 29, Ernest Kiburis, known better as Ernie, was killed in a catastrophic car accident just 200 feet from his home near Beach 108th Street. On Thursday, July 2, the NYC Department of Sanitation held a drive-by memorial parade in front of the home of their fellow sanitation worker.
A sea of sanitation vehicles flooded Shore Front Parkway as they
A new art project by an award-winning artist was planned way before coronavirus even hit the U.S. but with its augmented reality essence, Nancy Baker Cahill’s "Liberty Bell" project was inadvertently made for the times with its virtual viewing capabilities, and its timely message that will have some asking—what does liberty mean? On July 4, "Liberty Bell" made its debut in some of the east coast’s most historic cities, as well as in our own backyard.
"Liberty Bell," a public art project
On Monday, July 6, the 101st Precinct received some words of encouragement from the “First Lady of the NYPD,” Patti McDonald. McDonald and her son, Sgt. Conor McDonald stopped by Far Rockaway’s precinct to bring gifts and address the officers.
“Thank you both for your loving words of encouragement. We are all walking a little taller today” the 101st Precinct posted to social media after the encounter.
Patti McDonald is the wife of the late Detective Steven McDonald. Detective McDonald was
“Rockaway and Breezy Pt. Support the NYPD.” That was the message that flew high in the sky above Rockaway’s beaches on Sunday, July 5, from a plane banner made possible by a community fundraising effort.
When Rockaway resident Claire Conti saw a plane banner fly by on June 21, carrying the message, #PoliceFreeSchools Now!, she was inspired to share a message of her own. That plane was made possible by the Urban Youth Collaborative, a group that includes the Rockaway Youth Task Force, as a way