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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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Coastal Flood Advisory

Fri, 2018-06-15 07:27

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service New York NY
356 AM EDT Fri Jun 15 2018

...Minor Coastal Flooding expected with tonights 6.8 foot high tide at 10:40 pm...

NYZ178-179-160500-
/O.NEW.KOKX.CF.Y.0022.180616T0100Z-180616T0500Z/
Southern Queens-Southern Nassau-
356 AM EDT Fri Jun 15 2018

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
1 AM EDT SATURDAY...

The National Weather Service in New York NY has issued a Coastal
Flood Advisory, which is in effect from 9 PM this evening to 1 AM
EDT Saturday.

* LOCATIONS...Along the south shore bays of Nassau and Queens.

* TIDAL DEPARTURE...3/4 to 1 1/2 ft above astronomical tides.

* TIMING...Minor coastal flooding during the times of high tide tonight.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Shallow flooding is expected in the most
vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect
around 1 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying,
vulnerable areas. Some roads and low lying property including
parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements
near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides
will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.

Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour.

Jamaica Bay NY
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 7.5 FT, MODERATE 8.2 FT, MAJOR 9.0 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.6 FT, MODERATE 2.3 FT, MAJOR 3.1 FT

Total Total Departure
Day/Time Tide Tide from Norm Waves Flood
ft MLLW ft MHHW ft ft Impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------
15/11 PM 7.8/ 8.3 1.9/ 2.3 0.5/ 1.0 0-1 Minor

Coastal Flood Statement

Thu, 2018-06-14 18:17

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service New York NY
315 PM EDT Thu Jun 14 2018

...Localized Minor Coastal Flooding to accomany tonight's 6.9 foot high tide at 9:47 pm...

* LOCATIONS...The south shore back bays of Queens and Nassau Counties.

* TIDAL DEPARTURE...From near astronomical normal to 1/2 ft above.

* TIMING...Late this evening around the time of high tide.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Brief minor flooding of the most
vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline.

Broad Channel VFW Summer BBQ!

Thu, 2018-06-14 09:49

PRINCE-WYNN POST 260705 SHAD CREEK ROADBROAD CHANNEL, N.Y.
718-634-5106



BBQ!SATURDAY - JUNE 16TH2 pm

Saturday's weather forecast is calling for lots of sun and warm temps so gather up your family, friends and neighbors and drop by the Broad Channel VFW for some lively music, stimulating conversation, great food, soda, water and beer while enjoying a refreshing light breeze off the bay....under a tent or an umbrella or out in the sun....so come on out, join the fun, and support our veterans.
All are welcome and it's for a great cause!

Adults:  $20Children: $10 (Children 5 and under are free)

Between the Bridges in Broad Channel

Thu, 2018-06-14 09:30

Between the Bridges in Broad Channel
by: Peter J. Mahon
June 14th, 2018

BACK PAIN AND A BIT OF LOO-NACY!

Summer is almost upon us and the guys and girls up at the Broad Channel VFW on Shad Creek Road are once again extending an invitation to all of you to join them for their first BBQ of the season.  Hopefully Saturday's weather will be filled with lots of sun and warm temps so gather up your family, friends, and neighbors and drop by the Broad Channel VFW for some lively music, stimulating conversation, great food, soda, water and ice cold beer while enjoying a refreshing light breeze off the bay....under a tent or an umbrella or out in the sun.  You can even visit the Post Canteen to catch up the latest out at the U.S. Open at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Course on one the large screen televisions....so come on out and join the fun.  BBQ starts at 2 pm - $20 for adults and $10 for children.  Kiddies under 5 party for free.

Recently the chronic pain caused by spinal arthritis, stenosis and a bulging disc in my lower back had become so debilitating that my day to day existence had become a Catch 22  of a mutually conflicting regimen of anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs, muscle relaxants and that most accursed of all opioid pain medications, Tylenol with codeine.  The anti-inflammatory I was taking had to be taken with food in order to avoid some really nasty heartburn. The muscle relaxant only served to make me drowsy to the point where I only wanted to sit happily in my recliner meditating while examining my belly button lint.  The real problem came when I discovered that the codeine painkiller resulted in a continual state of constipation which then required the use of a nightly laxative which of course had its own side effect of stomach cramps. It seemed that all I was doing was eating, meditating in a chair and arising only when my stomach cramped up from the laxative signaling it was time to run, not walk, to the loo!.  What made matters worse was the fact all of the above was doing very little to alleviate the chronic low back that was slowly driving me to the "dark side". It goes without saying that, although I was not a happy camper, those family members (including the pets) who had to live in the same house with me during this time fared much worse. Grace and girls began referring to me as the "constipated curmudgeon" who constantly barked at everyone in between trips to the john and picking lint out of his belly button. It was not a pretty sight.  Obviously, something had to be done!
Ultimately my training as one of Uncles Sam's Misguided Children (USMC) kicked in and I pulled up my big boy depends and proclaimed to the world that it was time to do something about the situation. Initially, I discontinued the use of daily laxatives by designing a concoction I referred to as the "bowel banger" consisting of equal parts vodka, prune juice, Grand Marnier and lemon juice.  Granted the mixture is smooth and a little sweet but it did serve to keep the plumbing open and allowed me the luxury of a  cocktail (or 2 or 3) prior to retiring for the night with a dopey smile on face.  
Unfortunately, even though I had addressed the issue of stomach cramps and constipation with my nightly "bowel banger" aperitif, I was still dealing with some serious chronic pain issues.  When Grace discovered that I was then contemplating a trip to Lourdes, France in order to bathe in the springs of the Grotto of the Apparitions seeking a miracle cure to my lumbar problems she finally put (both) her feet down and had me seek out the assistance of a pain management clinic.  Shortly thereafter I was escorted, under pain of death, by Grace over to St. John's Episcopal Hospital where I underwent a lumbar epidural steroid injection which almost immediately provided me with almost total pain relief so much so that I was so happy I broke out into a rather loud  rendition of Madeline Kahn's “Oh, sweet mystery of life, at last I’ve found you!” (Young Frankenstein) while still on the gurney in the operating room.  I think the staff at St. John's will be talking about me for awhile.  
Although I was amazed and considered both the procedure and the outcome nothing short of a miracle Grace on the other hand, simply stated that "I have been telling you for years  that medicine has come a long way since the dinosaurs died!"  

See y'all at the BBQ this Saturday up at the VFW!
Broad Channel, why would anyone want to live anywhere else?