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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.


Some updates (as of April 17, 2020):



We have lost a number of members and friends to covid-19.  Some of them are:

  • Phyllis Rudnick - long time editor of the Breeze and our Corresponding Secretary.
  • Jerry Hamberger.

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  • There will be an election on February 23.  It is a Special Election for City Council to replace Donovan Richards who became Queens Borough President These are candidates for City Council in district 31 which is the eastern end of the Rockaways and south east Queens. In thee next general election we will again vote for a Council member and all citywide officials.  
  • City Council Candidates (by first names):
  • Latanya Collins (Collins 4 Queens)
  • LaToya Benjamin (The Time Is Now)
  • Manny Silva (People Powered)
  • Nancy Martinez (Rockaway United)
  • Nicole Lee (Lee For Jobs 31)
  • Pesach Osina (Community Unity)
  • Selvena Brooks-Powers (Powers 4 Queens)
  • Shawn Rux (Rux For Us)
  • Sherwyn James (Time for Change)

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  • Everyone is supposed to get $1,200 from the government as part of the federal Corona Virus relief act.  BUT, if you did not file an income tax return last year because you didn’t owe taxes, your payment will be delayed.  Your payment may also be delayed if you had to pay, even if you paid electronically.  This is particularly true if the government does not have direct deposit information.  But there is a solution.  You can provide some information on the IRS web site and get the money sent automatically.  The site is https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here.  Just click on the link.

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Mail Delivery

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.

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Upcoming Meetings:

Monday, ?? - Bayswater Civic Association - Open Meeting? - This is our next scheduled meeting.

Bayswater Jewish Center - or will it be on-line? Or cancelled?

Dickens Street and Healy Avenue, Far Rockaway 11691

Our precinct’s commanding officer, Captain Eric Robinson, generally attends and reports on police activities in the area.  We also expect our new Neighborhood Coordination Officers, Jonathan Jastemski and Mark Kelly, and the new NCO Sergeant, Ato Cadogan, to attend.

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Other Information

See below for information on the Peninsula Hospital site.

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

The latest Rockaway development plans are for the site that was Peninsula Hospital.  There was a hearing on Thursday, July 11, 2019 in Queens Borough Hall and at the City Planning Commission on August 14 on the plans to build 2,200 low income apartments on the site and add 1,500 children to the already overcrowded schools.  Contact Donovan Richards to let him know what you think of the plans.  You can learn more on our What’s New page, and here.

You can learn about the city’s plans to “revitalize” the Village, or “Downtown Far Rockaway” as they call the project that is in process on our What’s New page, here.

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.

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.

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