POTUS No Float Us

Dear Editor:

My first time taking the Rockaway ferry was a DISASTER!

On Saturday, December 2, I had to get into the City for dinner and a play, so thought I’d hop on the 3:30 p.m. ferry after visiting my girlfriend.

I got to the pier and lots of people were waiting, but it was a no-show boat! Plus no announcements as to why — only the “crawl” on monitor saying to go online for service alerts.

So I go to the site and it says the Coast Guard closed the East River. WHAT???? (I’m wondering if the boat hit another submerged object.) Now I’m not going to make it to my plans in time. Ugh.

I’m so frustrated that I call 311 to complain. They give me complaint info for Hornblower. Customer service claims that announcements

D Piper Inn Closing

Dear Editor:

The D Piper Inn Hotel will be closing its doors to the public this Spring 2018. 

However, we will, in no way, stop aggressively voicing the issues that have been allowed to fester in Rockaway Park for 30 years … (i.e. the sub-standard nursing homes, current NYC Public Housing that demoralizes our society, this community, and most importantly, the souls in them).

We will remain ever vigilant and will voice our objections as needed. YOU CAN COUNT ON IT! 

Chiming In On Chai

Dear Editor:

(Regarding the former Chai Home for Adults on Beach 125th) The building is a tinderbox ready to go up any minute. Very sad how this is being treated. The "owner" is actually an attorney, probably representing the non-profit organization that owns it. Every homeowner and the city have to come down hard on them, as it’s five years already and something has to give.

Carmela Soprano



Dear Editor:

(In response to Dylan Watton’s 11/09 letter

Special Thanks

Dear Editor:

As a 69-year-old lifelong resident of Rockaway, I wish to extend a big Thank You to Rockaway Times Publisher Kevin Boyle for his coverage of our community's concerns regarding Superstorm Sandy, which hit our shores five years ago. Kevin published an article by me, "My Concerns with the Army Corps Plan for the Rockaway's" on September 18, 2016, and another one on September 28, 2017 entitled "Hurricane Sandy Beach Resiliency and Recovery 5 Years Later." This week’s

Storm Protection Now

Dear Editor:

At the Rockaway Storm Protection event held on beach 129th street to commemorate the five year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, hundreds of us gathered together to hear our religious leaders, our community activists and our politicians speak about resilience and the need for permanent storm protection.  We felt many emotions as we remembered that day five years ago, the day when our beautiful Rockaway was devastated by flooding and fires like never before.  We

Parking Inequality

Dear Editor:

I awoke on an otherwise peaceful Friday morning to the sound of a transportation crew once again destroying my block. Another two to three quality street parking spots gone from Beach 108th Street, just months after a comically unnecessary bike lane was installed on the corner of Shore Front Pkwy across from the hockey rink.

Sure, this won't be the biggest problem from November to May. But when the summer crowds start coming back, when the bungalows are once

Laughing At Danger

Dear Editor:

I LOVED Boyleing Points (about Danger, 10-19). My husband and I laugh at what we did as kids: I used to go to Tobacconist for two packs of cigarettes and I played the number for my dad! 523, 1$ straight and 1$ box! Another one of our friends (no name mentioned) went to the corner store with a note and got a six pack for his dad!!! How are we alive? I could go on and on!

Thanks !

 Beth Hanning


Traffic Nightmare

Dear Editor:

I am one of probably many

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