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Welcome to the Bayswater Civic Association

We hold public meetings from September through June at the Bayswater Jewish Center located at 2355 Healy Avenue corner of Dickens Street, Far Rockaway NY 11691.


Our next Open Meeting will be on Monday, December 17, 2018 at the Bayswater Jewish Center (corner of Dickens Street and Healy Avenue) – 8 pm.

Our guest speaker will be NYPD Assistant Chief David Barrere, commanding officer of Patrol Borough Queens South which includes the 101st precinct. You can read his biography at the bottom of the page.

He will discuss:

  • TBD.

Our precinct’s commanding officer officer, Vincent Tavalaro, has been promoted to Deputy Inspector.  We expect him to be present also.

IThe association’s revised by-laws are available by clicking here.


The city’s plans to “revitalize” the Village, or “Downtown Far Rockaway” as they call the project have received final approval.  You can learn more about these plans on our What’s New page, here.  The BCA Board feels that the

Note that the plans don’t do much to revitalize downtown Far Rockaway but do include over 3,000 new housing units in buildings as tall as 15 stories.  Make your voice heard!

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Assistant Chief David P. Barrere began his NYPD career on April 25th 1990 in Brooklyn. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1994 and assigned in Harlem. He was transferred back to Brooklyn in 1996 where he served as a Sergeant, Lieutenant, and, in 1999 as Captain.  Remaining in Brooklyn, he worked as Executive Officer and then precinct Commanding Officer in 2000.  In April 2002, he moved to Queens precincts where he was promoted to Deputy Inspector and then Inspector.  In 2005 Inspector Barrere moved back to command a Brooklyn precinct. In  2009, he was assigned as the Commanding Officer of the Central Robbery Division where he was promoted to Deputy Chief. In February 2013, he was assigned as the Commanding Officer of Brooklyn Detectives until January 2014 when he was promoted to Assistant Chief and assigned as the Commanding Officer of Patrol Borough Queens South where he serves today. Assistant Chief Barrere holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the SUNY Stony Brook and is also a graduate of the Police Management Institute at Columbia University. He and his wife Patricia have been married for 24 years and are the proud parents of 3 children, Kristina, Jennifer and David.