Humpback Whales ‘Hanging Out’ Near The Rockaways

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Humpback whales have been spotted just a few hundred yards from the Queens shoreline, CBS 2’s Tamara Leitner reported.

Mike Leonard, his brother and his father were boating off the Rockaways on Friday when they saw four whales, they said.

“It was literally like five feet away,” Leonard said. “It was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen in life. It was pretty cool actually.

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“The big 40-footer went underneath our boat, and our boat rocked a little bit,” he said.

Dennis Suslak said he has seen whales from his fishing spot in the Rockaways almost every day for the past two weeks.

“It sat there just eating fish for about a half-hour, and he went straight up in the air and breaching…

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Wait a Minute… Part 2

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Hold the phone.

I don’t know how you feel about giving money to the homeless, but I don’t do it anymore and haven’t for some time. There are a few reasons why, and here is one…

If you have your cup out and you are sitting waiting for people to drop some change, or bills if you are lucky, I’m pretty sure you are sabatoging your plan by taking out your cell phone.

Number 1: If you are texting and panhandling, you shouldn’t be panhandling. I can’t believe I even had to say that.

Number 2: Even if you are pretending to text or having a fake conversation; even if you have no service, you know you can take that phone in for some cash right?

Do you know how many times I’ve seen homeless people on their phones? Too many. Do you know how many times I had given change to those people in the past? A lot. No more obviously.

In recent years I have chosen to buy food for people instead, which I’m sure many people do. Seems like a better idea, right? Usually… but I have some stories about that too. I’ll save those for another day.