Shark sightings temporarily closed Rockaway Beach in Queens this weekend, two days in a row. “It swam right under my buddy’s board as he was paddling out, and some surfers paddled away around the jetty,” said Alex Karinsky, 46, of Rockaway. Some beachgoers claim there were actually three baby great whites circling around yesterday, ordering people out of the water for about an hour, and a separate shark sighting temporarily closed the beach on Friday too. Nobody was hurt, at all, and the beach is up and running again today. But, still, sharks! [NYP, City Room/NYT]
I’m going to spend the next year as a private citizen, but I do indeed intend to run for office again. I’m not sure for what, and I am not exactly certain when. I need to take a nap. But once I do, I’m planning to get back into the ring.