Because of the messages that I have received in the past few days, I feel it necessary to set the record straight about the posting of the list of those planning to attend the reunion on September 29th. My only motivation in posting the list was because so many of you were unable to access it on FaceBook and asked me to please post it on the Rockaway website. After receiving your requests, I wrote to Barbara Barna asking her permission to post the list and she indicated that it would be alright with her if I did so.
However, since receiving her permission, she has since changed her mind and therefore the list has been removed. If you have any questions, please direct them to Barbara. In the 20 years I have operated this website which as we all know has become less relevant in the age of Face Book and other social media, I have always maintained a high personal standard and integrity when it comes to fostering the memories we all have of the Rockaway we love. I will not engage in any dialogue that accuses me of not 'doing the right thing'. I was asked to remove the list and I did. It was posted for no other reason than to assist those who asked me to help, and not a way of increasing views of the website or any attempt to solicit money for doing so. The idea that some people might feel that way is false and personally insulting.