Saturday, June 24, 2017

News from Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer-Amato

 
 
Friday June 23, 2017 
 
 
 
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Dear Neighbor,   
 
Assembly Legislative session is officially winding down in Albany. I’m proud of what we accomplished, but happy to be returning to my family and the community for the summer. 

Don't forget, join us THIS SUNDAY,9am, on Beach at 87th Street or at Beach 140th street at 10:30am for Walk For the Shore II to demand that the NYC Administration and the Army Corps of Engineers replace sand and construct groins to keep us safe!

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 As always,
 
 
New Momentum on Rockaway Beach Rail Line!

  The MTA, NYCT and the LIRR are moving forward on a joint evaluation for reactivating the dormant Rockaway Beach Rail Line. This is a huge deal. The three agencies are cooperating on hiring an outside consultant, which means all stakeholders will be on the same page.

Join the movement!   Sign the petition today for better transit options in South Queens: bit.ly/SouthQueensNeedsTransit .
 
George Russo one of two NYRA board members nominated by Speaker Heastie, in huge win for community 
 
Local attorney and community leader George Russo will be one of 17 members of the statewide board of NYRA, which oversees the Aqueduct. I can’t imagine a better person to represent our area on the NYRA Board than George, and it was my honor to recommend him!
 
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Friday, June 23, 2017

The Buld it Back Penguins - Still just smiling and waving!



On Friday, June 23rd, 2017, the red truck (NY Plates HFP 8525) and white trailer pictured above simply drove onto the the sidewalk area completely blocking the driveway of 51 West 12th Road and being  too lazy to exit his vehicle to relocate 2 garbage cans, the driver simply used  the vehicle to push them out of the way to make additional room for his truck in front of 55 West 12th Road.




At the same time one of the BIB staff  decided to park his personal vehicle (NY Plates FSZ 2383) completely blocking the driveway of 55 West 12th Road.  

When I inquired of the several workers sitting around on the end of block bulkhead as to who might be responsible for these two vehicles, I might as well have been watching reruns of Stalag 17 as I was met solely with the standard Sgt. Schultz reply of "I know nothing!", a perfect example of Build it Back's continued apathy towards those of us still residing on the street succinctly depicting that organization as riddled with an attitude of  bureaucratic indifference.

Did I mention that when I arrived at my house at the end of West 12th Road and found the above I had already spent 20 minutes cooling my heels on Cross Bay Boulevard while 2 concrete trucks and a dumpster carrier played chess on the street until I was finally afforded an avenue of ingress.

Related posts:

http://w12thrd.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-build-it-back-penguins-just-smile.html

http://w12thrd.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-build-it-back-saga-on-west-11th-and.html

http://w12thrd.blogspot.com/2017/06/hey-build-it-back-how-about-just-little.html






NWS Coastal Flooding Statement for tonight's 8:40 pm high tide

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
402 AM EDT FRI JUN 23 2017

...LOCALIZED MINOR COASTAL FLOODING TONIGHT...

NYZ178-179-240300-
/O.NEW.KOKX.CF.S.0017.170623T2300Z-170624T0300Z/
SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-
402 AM EDT FRI JUN 23 2017

* LOCATIONS...ALONG THE SOUTH SHORE BAYS OF NEW YORK CITY AND
  WESTERN LONG ISLAND.

* POSITIVE TIDAL DEPARTURES...1/2 TO 1 1/2 FT.

* TIMING...TIMES OF HIGH TIDE BETWEEN 8 PM AND 11 PM.

* IMPACTS...BRIEF AND MINOR FLOODING OF THE MOST VULNERABLE
  SHORELINE AND WATERFRONT ROADS AND PROPERTIES.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Rockaway Times - Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

NWS issues Coastal Flooding Statement for tonight's 7:47 pm high tide...



COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
349 AM EDT THU JUN 22 2017

...LOCALIZED MINOR COASTAL FLOODING TONIGHT...

NYZ080-178-179-230200-
/O.NEW.KOKX.CF.S.0016.170622T2300Z-170623T0200Z/
SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-
349 AM EDT THU JUN 22 2017

* LOCATIONS...ALONG THE SOUTH SHORE BAYS OF NEW YORK CITY AND
  WESTERN LONG ISLAND.

* POSITIVE TIDAL DEPARTURES...1/2 TO 1 1/2 FT.

* TIMING...TIMES OF HIGH TIDE BETWEEN 7 PM AND 10 PM.

* IMPACTS...BRIEF AND MINOR FLOODING OF THE MOST VULNERABLE
  SHORELINE AND WATERFRONT ROADS AND PROPERTIES.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ulrich on Beach Erosion: Mayor's Office allowing my District to disappear!"


NWS - Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service New York NY
807 AM EDT Wed Jun 21 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Atlantic coastal waters,
southern Connecticut and southeast New York.

Scattered thunderstorms late today into early this evening ahead of
an approaching front could produce isolated instances of damaging
wind gusts.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation may be needed.

Broad Channel and Back-Bay Flooding... (FOX5)




Friday, June 16, 2017

News from Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer-Amato

June 16, 2017

PRESS RELEASE

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Pheffer Amato, Addabbo Host Second Rain Barrel Giveaway



For the second time in two months, this past Saturday, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Howard Beach) and Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., in conjunction with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, hosted a hugely successful rain barrel giveaway at the New York Families for Autistic Children Building in Howard Beach.

“Rain barrels are one of those amazing free resources,” said Pheffer Amato.  “You save money on your water bill whenever you wash your car or water your lawn.  It was such a pleasure doing these events with Senator Addabbo and the folks from the EDC, and I want to thank everyone involved.  Together, we’ve made sure that hundreds of our neighbors can help the planet and their pocketbooks at the same time.  We look forward to doing many more of these giveaways in the future!”

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Pheffer Amato Extends Protections for Atlantic Herring

Atlantic Herring

Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway Beach) today passed her third bill through the State Assembly, A.8273, extending the authority of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to manage Atlantic herring conservation through the end of 2020.  That authority would otherwise have expired on December 31st of this year.

“Herring are a staple commercial fish, but they’re threatened, like many of our local species,” said Pheffer Amato.  “Lots of us grew up eating herring, and many of my neighbors make their living fishing for them.  With the growth of aquaculture, we need to ensure this vital species is protected from overfishing by big producers.  Our children and their children should be able to enjoy herring as both a food and as a fishing harvest, and we must protect our threatened biodiversity with commonsense conservation measures such as this one.”



2nd Annual Broad Channel Flag Day Celebration


Broad Channel Community Shows American Pride




Councilman Eric Ulrich pictured with the family of John Wagner at the flag day celebration on Wednesday, June 14.

Broad Channel residents and their families came out to show their patriotic pride at the second annual Broad Channel Flag Day Celebration at Broad Channel Park on Wednesday, June 14.  

With bounce houses and American flags galore, families and residents gathered to enjoy games, snacks and to pay tribute to the American flag.

The annual event, which was sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich, had live music, a rock-climbing wall and fun activities for the children to celebrate Flag Day. Janet O’Hare, who was past President of the Broad Channel American Legion, brought her grandchildren to participate in the activities and learn about the importance of the day.

“It’s important for our children to understand the impact of the American flag and why it represents our great nation,” said O’Hare.  In the beginning of the festivities, Ulrich reminded attendees why this day is celebrated.

“We should remember that we live in the greatest country that God ever created on the face of the Earth, and our flag is a symbol of that,” said Ulrich.

Not only was the event a way for residents to come out and show their American pride, it was also to teach children how to take care of the flag. Ulrich stressed the importance of teaching children how to take care of the flag.

“We need to teach young children in particular how to properly care and respect the flag and to respect the people who protected and defended the flag,” said Ulrich.

During the event, Ulrich dedicated the flag and the flagpole at Broad Channel Park to the late John Wagner, who created the event years ago. Wagner, who lived in Broad Channel, served in World War II and was a devoted member of the community and was the first President of the Broad Channel Athletic Club.

The Wagner family was honored to receive the award in his honor. John’s son, Michael Wagner, was humbled by the compassion the community had given him and his family when John passed away.

“We appreciate all the thoughts and prayers these past 18 months. It’s quite comforting knowing we have your support,” said Michael.

Father Richard Alheymer, who led a prayer before the award was given to the Wagner family, believed it was a great idea to honor Wagner for the impact he made on the community.

“Although Mr. Wagner served in the military, he spent his life taking care of this community. It is only fitting that we honor him this way,” said Alheymer.