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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.


Is your mail delivery just plain rotten?  The Postal [non]Service has a program called Informed Delivery.  You can sign up for it here.  You will then receive an e-mail every day telling you what mail to expect.  And you can then go to the web site to report that you did not receive the mail.  That will provide evidence for complaints.


Our next Open Meeting will be on Monday, March 25, 2019 at the Bayswater Jewish Center (corner of Dickens Street and Healy Avenue) – 8 pm.

Our guest speaker will be from the Fred Reilly from the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs. Our precinct’s commanding officer, Deputy Inspector Vincent Tavalaro, generally attends and reports on police activities in the area.


The 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 these plans are mistaken.

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!

The latest Rockaway development plans are for the site that was Peninsula Hospital.  We’re putting together information about it.  Take a look at the What’s New page, here.

If you would like to be added to our e-mail list, send an e-mail with your full name to newsletter@bayswatercivic.org or click here.






For more information about Home Stability Support as a partial but important help in solving the homelessness problem, click here.


Our December guest speaker was 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.


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