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The old, basically abandoned, decrepit, sad, sorry theater on Beach 116th Street has officially been sold for $6.125 million. Demolition plans have been submitted and approved. 

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Regular Local Color contributor, Timothy Moriarty, asked us to give a shout out to the Parks Department and Joe Mauro for doing a “fantastic job” clearing away sand last weekend at the Beach 74th ramp making it more wheelchair accessible for visiting disabled veterans.

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Reunion news: On the evening of 9/8/2018 there will be a reunion (Community House from 5-8 p.m) of all Beach Channel High School Crew Team Alumni, over fifty members, representing four decades. Coach Bill Stein and John Callanan will be attending. For more information, contact Corinne Waldheim McDonough ’93 (718) 869-0105 or Phil McManus ’83 (718) 679-5309 for additional details. Payment is due in advance.

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The fifth annual 3 on 3 By the Sea will take place on Saturday, September 22 at St. Francis de Sales. The event was started and organized for the previous years by Rockaway icon and basketball legend, Clare Droesch, following her diagnosis with cancer. After a long, courageous battle, Clare died this past May. We’re glad to see the tradition of the tournament being carried on in her honor.

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The End-of-Summer Half-Ma­rathon is this Saturday, August 25. Go to rockapulcorun.com for registration and other details.

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Speaking of Rockapulco…there’s a new brew in a bunch of bars. John Edwards, the impresario of the Rockapulco Running series, has come up with something to quench the thirst of runners and non-runners alike. Rockapulco Gold beer is his latest brainstorm. Give it a try at one of the many local places now carrying it, like Rogers.

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Marbled Godwit. We know some of you know what that it is but we were stumped. We thought it sounded like a BBC mystery series. Anyway, a marbled godwit is a large shorebird and a picture of one in Breezy Point was making the rounds on Twitter.

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The Queens Council on the Arts seeks artist proposals to create a work of public art for a public plaza to be built as part of a large affordable housing community in Downtown Far Rockaway, Queens by Phipps Houses. The selected applicant will receive a $100,000 public art commission. Artists who work in, live in, or have a significant connection to Queens are eligible; artists must be at least 21 years of age and a New York City resident. For guidelines and applications, visit: Queenscouncilarts.org/phipps/

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Need a MetroCard? On Friday, August 31, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato will host an MTA MetroCard van outside the Wavecrest Shopping Center (2-43 Beach 20th Street, Far Rockaway). Residents can utilize the MetroCard van to purchase standard, senior or other reduced-fare cards locally, without having to visit a train station. Hopefully, you don’t need a MetroCard to get there.

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The Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) contributes a lot to the community. They help with clean-ups and they co-sponsor many non-profit events. The organization hopes to get more people to visit Rockaway parks (both Fed and City) and are teaming up with Lime Bike, the new dockless bike company. Lime’s offering free rides to friends of JBRPC by using the promo code JBRPC in the Lime app. So, if you haven’t tried a Lime bike yet, here’s a chance for a freebie.

 

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