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Tucked away on the west side of the small town of Broad Channel in the middle of Jamiaca Bay is a narrow, dead end, street that goes by the name of West 12th Road. Those of us who live there know that the nice part about living in a small town is that when you are not quite sure what is going on, someone else always does! [Peter J. Mahon West 12th Road, Broad Channel]
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NWS - Winter Storm Briefing

11 hours 49 min ago

WxBriefing FB by on Scribd

Winter Storm Watch Remains in Effect

12 hours 51 min ago



URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
343 AM EST Fri Jan 18 2019

CTZ009>012-NJZ006-104>108-NYZ071>075-078-176>179-182100-
/O.CON.KOKX.WS.A.0001.190119T1700Z-190120T2300Z/
Southern Fairfield-Southern New Haven-Southern Middlesex-
Southern New London-Hudson-Eastern Bergen-Western Essex-
Eastern Essex-Western Union-Eastern Union-Southern Westchester-
New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-Richmond (Staten Island)-
Kings (Brooklyn)-Northwestern Suffolk-Northern Queens-
Northern Nassau-Southern Queens-Southern Nassau-
343 AM EST Fri Jan 18 2019

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow and
sleet accumulations of 3 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of
up to one tenth of an inch possible.

* WHERE...Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut
and southeast New York.

* WHEN...From Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult at any
point during the storm. Rapidly falling temperatures Sunday
afternoon into the evening could cause any standing water to
quickly freeze over. Strong wind gusts Sunday afternoon into
the night could bring down tree limbs and power lines.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

Winter Storm Watch - Saturday Afternoon through Sunday

Thu, 2019-01-17 16:55
WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow and sleet
accumulations of 3 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of up to
one tenth of an inch possible.

* WHERE...Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut
and southeast New York.

* WHEN...From Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult at any point
during the storm. Rapidly falling temperatures Sunday afternoon
into the evening could cause any standing water to quickly
freeze over. Strong wind gusts Sunday afternoon into the night
could bring down tree limbs and power lines.

This weekend - A total lunar eclipse of a Super Blood Moon!

Thu, 2019-01-17 14:53


"Total Lunar Eclipse" takes place when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon and covers the Moon with its shadow. 


A "Supermoon" simply describes a phenomenon whereby the moon appears particularly large in the sky owing to the coincidence of its closest approach to the earth (the perigee) with a full (or new) moon.
"Bloodmoon" is when the moon,  in total eclipse, appears reddish in color as it is illuminated by sunlight filtered and refracted by the earth's atmosphere.
This weekend, Sunday evening though early Monday morning, we will all have the opportunity to witness a total lunar eclipse of a Super Blood Moon!
A partial eclipse of this weekend's full Supermoon will begin at 10:34 pm Sunday evening and the moon will enter into and remain in a total eclipse from 11:41 pm through 12:44 am Monday morning and the eclipse will completely approximately 1 hour later at 1:50 am.

This week's Rockaway Times

Thu, 2019-01-17 14:48

Rockaway Times 11719 by on Scribd

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Thu, 2019-01-17 07:36

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service New York NY
441 AM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

NYZ072>075-176-178-180945-
New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-Richmond (Staten Island)-Kings (Brooklyn)-
Northern Queens-Southern Queens-
441 AM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southeast New York.

A powerful winter storm will impact the area Saturday night into
Sunday. Specific details regarding precipitation types and amounts
remain uncertain.

In addition minor to moderate coastal flooding will be possible,
mainly with the Sunday morning high tide cycle.

Dangerous wind chills below zero are likely Sunday night through
Monday.

Broad Channel's Scott McCarthy is running for Public Advocate

Wed, 2019-01-16 08:16
Scott McCarthy is a resident of Broad Channel. He is running as a write-in candidate for Public Advocate.

“The Last Advocate”Dispatches
| on January 10, 2019By Scott McCarthy, Write-In Candidate For Public Advocate


The race for Public Advocate is shaping up to be crowded and expensive. This special election for a 10-month term is set to cost the taxpayers of New York City as much as $23 million dollars for an office that has an annual budget of $3.5 million dollars, only to need another set of elections at the end of the year for the same office that has amounted to nothing more than a way for politicians to pad their resumes on their way to higher offices.
Meanwhile, has the office effectively addressed and corrected any of the main issues facing our city since the office was created in 1993?

I would say public transportation has greatly declined, public housing remains in disrepair, corruption throughout our government hasn’t been this pervasive since the days of “Boss” Tweed and Tammany Hall, election reform has never been needed more and exactly what did the Public Advocate do to address the beach erosion that shut down several blocks of beachfront during the peak of the critical summer season?  
If any of the numerous established representatives running for the office is elected Public Advocate, they will immediately be focused on City Hall and its soon to be term limited Mayors seat, and the concerns of the residents become secondary to their career ambitions.
The office by definition should not be held by someone of the system they are supposed to be the watchdog of, as preexisting alliances could potentially create an immediate conflict of interest.
Right now the candidates and their volunteers are running around the city with clipboards in hand looking for the required signatures to get on the ballot, that will immediately be challenged by their opponents who are essentially trying to silence the voice of everyone who signed the petitions.
This is after each and every candidate has asked their supporters for their time and money, two commodities none of us have enough of.
These issues are why a vast majority of registered voters have become disenfranchised in the process and do not head to the polls on Election Day, with low turnouts being the norm which in turn keeps in power those who created the broken system that they benefit from.This is the system and process that needs to be protested by the people of New York, not at a rally, but at a voting machine where it will actually send a message to our elected officials that we have had enough of the business as usual.
This is why on Feb. 26, when you head out to vote, I want you to bypass all of the candidates and their catchy one-off party names like “Fix the MTA” and go to the bottom of the ballot, fill in the circle next to Write-In and then write Scott McCarthy. The 10 months of the term will be spent bringing unprecedented transparency to the office, but it begins with on Day 1 finding enough members of City Council that will support legislation that would abolish the wasteful office at the end of the term, and putting the $3.5 million annual budget it requires to better use towards fixing or expanding transportation (like reactivating the Rockaway Beach Line), improving the deplorable conditions of our public housing or fixing our election system that always seems to have widespread disarray each and every election.
I am not a career politician; I am not a well-known political pundit. I am like every New Yorker who goes to work and collects a paycheck and with each passing year finds the city we love pricing us out, and being the ones dealing with the fallout of political gamesmanship of our politicians.
The Public Advocate has always been a “me” seat, I intend to make it a “we” seat it was always intended to be for the last 10 months of its existence. I believe political offices should be won based on good ideas and integrity and not bought and paid for by influential donors.I am not asking you for a single cent to put in a campaign account.
I am not asking you for a single second of your time to volunteer that you should spend with your family and I won’t interrupt your dinner with a single phone call, I am only asking you for your vote.

NWS Special Weather Statement - ...Gusty West Winds Across the Tri-State Today...

Wed, 2019-01-09 08:32

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service New York NY
430 AM EST Wed Jan 9 2019

CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179-
092130-
Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Northern Middlesex-
Northern New London-Southern Fairfield-Southern New Haven-
Southern Middlesex-Southern New London-Western Passaic-
Eastern Passaic-Hudson-Western Bergen-Eastern Bergen-
Western Essex-Eastern Essex-Western Union-Eastern Union-Orange-
Putnam-Rockland-Northern Westchester-Southern Westchester-
New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-Richmond (Staten Island)-
Kings (Brooklyn)-Northwestern Suffolk-Northeastern Suffolk-
Southwestern Suffolk-Southeastern Suffolk-Northern Queens-
Northern Nassau-Southern Queens-Southern Nassau-
430 AM EST Wed Jan 9 2019

Gusty west winds will develop early this morning across the Tri-
State and continue through the entire day. Wind gusts of 30 to 40
mph are expected. These gusts could bring down isolated small tree
limbs and possibly some power lines. These gusts could continue
into Thursday.