Can You Help To Reconstruct Rockaway?
Thanks so much to you for posting the query regarding my memoir. I got some amazing replies, and more importantly, a real sense that we all still share such strong feelings for the place. I will mention the website in my book, and when it comes out I'll let everyone know. It won't be for awhile. Anyway, you can remove the "Reconstructing Rockaway" post, as I got way more than I need now. Both you and Carol have my gratitude--not just for allowing the post but for creating a community in absentia via the internet. It warmed my heart and has helped renew many sweet ties.
Dr. Donna Gaines ('68)
under contract to write a memoir for Random House. She is
in anecdotes, memories and tales of street life in Rockaway circa
The State Dinner, Ellie's, Gino's, 35th Street, Crazy Eddie, Benny the
cop, parking lots, sniffing glue, famous cars, roadscapes and
spots. Looking for any memories of legendary characters from Breezy
to Bayswater---heroes, martyrs, dead or alive. All replies will bekept
absolutely confidential. Gaines is a journalist and sociologist,
the author of Teenage Wasteland: Suburbia's Dead End Kids.
If you are interested in assisting Donna, please contact her directly.
Donna can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Needleman left, ('69) with Donna Gaines, right, in Key West
Donna Gaines still doing what she loves best....at Deerfield Beach, Florida