September 7, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Educational Retirees Program begins 9/5

The Institute for Retirees in Pursuit of Education (IRPE) at Brooklyn College announced the beginning of its fall semester on September 5. More...

Beach 25 Street Lifeguards Become Part Of Community

This past Saturday, members of the Beachside Bungalow Preservation Association and Rockaway Waterfront Alliance gathered at the Beach 25 Street lifeguard station to thank Lt. More...

Beachcomber

Unfortunately, it's an old Rockaway story. While the developers of Arverne By The Sea had a mandate only to build a "community center" as part of its development of the property, it went ahead and decided to build a YMCA with a pool. More...

Duffy To Turn 100, Plans Boardwalk Party

Rockaway resident Mike Duffy is the quintessential local. He turns 100 years-ofage on September 15 and he plans to see all of his friends on the boardwalk at Beach 124 Street in the early afternoon to celebrate the event. More...

Fluke Season Extended Two Weeks Water's Open Until September 17

Anglers who fish Jamaica Bay and the Atlantic Ocean off Rockaway's shores can breathe a sigh of relief this week after a report by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) extending the suspended fluke fishing season for two more weeks. More...

Historic Fly-In At Floyd Bennett Field

Celebrate aviation history with Gateway National Recreation Area at Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Field. More...

Lifeguard High Jinks Take Hold At Season's End

Beachgoers on Beach 17 to Beach 19 Streets had an unusual ending to their Labor Day when they saw lifeguards upending lifeguard chairs and rolling them into the Atlantic Ocean to use as diving boards. More...

Major Events At Gateway Set For This Weekend

A number of events are set this weekend, September 8 and 9 at Gateway National Park. The Rockaway Music And Arts Council will host its annual Fall Festival at Riis Park on both days, beginning at 11 a.m. More...

Keitt Promoted To Sergeant First Class

Rashid Keitt, the son of Lisa Keitt and the late Gregory Keitt of Redfern Houses in Far Rockaway, was promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class (E-7) on September 1, 2007. He is currently in the United States Army as a U.S. Army recruiter. More...

NAPO Names Weiner Bill Top Priority

Representative Anthony Weiner, a member of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security announced today the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO), which represents over 230,000 law enforcement officers nationwide, has na More...

New Zoning Proposal Could Spell End To East End Bungalows

A rezoning draft by the Department of City Planning could well spell the end of the fabled and historic bungalows in the Far Rockaway area, according to Paul Graziano, an independent planning consultant who has worked with New York City Councilmemb More...

North Channel YC Hosts Kids Snapper Derby

The North Channel Yacht Club in Broad Channel hosted the annual Inter Yacht Club Association Kids Snapper Derby last Sunday, September 2. More...

PEP Spurs Controversy Over Beached American Flag

An unidentified PEP Sergeant tells the beachgoers on Beach 104 Street that they have to remove the American flag from the beach because they do not have a permit for the flag.

The people gathered around the American flag on the beach at Beach 104 Street on the Saturday of the Labor Day weekend called the incident "horrendous" and "indicative of the way the Parks Enforcement Police (PEP) treat Rockaway residents. More...

Pit Bull Found Battered, Starved

100 Precinct Officers Help Out Wounded Pup

An emaciated and frightened pit bull was found wandering the streets of Rockaway on September 5. More...

Bayview Restaurant & Lounge:

For All Your Year-Round Dining Pleasure

The Bayview Restaurant & Lounge, located at 25 Van Brunt Road in Broad Channel, just over the Cross Bay Bridge from Rockaway, is open year-round to serve local residents with the finest in steaks, seafood and pasta dishes. More...

'Y'Pool To Take Center Stage At Sept.10 Meeting

The lap pool in the proposed design for the YMCAat Arverne By The Sea is expected to take center stage at the Monday, September 10 community board meeting. More...

Accident On RBB Sends Parks Worker To Hospital

A horrendous crash at the corner of Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Cross Bay Parkway (Beach 94 Street) drew cops from the nearby 100 Precinct house and store workers who said that the crash sounded like an airplane hitting the building. More...

Artsplash 2007 Opens September 8

Exhibition Plus Special Events

Even as the sun sets on summer, the world becomes a more colorful place in fall. More...

Health Service Open House

Beth Abraham's Adult Day Health Care Program of Far Rockaway invites you to attend their open house on September 18, 2007. The event will be held at 1821 Cornaga Avenue in Far Rockaway, from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. More...

Broad Channel Labor Day Parade Bigger,Better

The annual Broad Channel Labor Day Parade was held on Monday, September 3, under clear skies and without controversy. More...

Complex is Still a Disgrace,Surfside Resident Says

A resident of the Surfside Houses, who asked to remain nameless because she is afraid of retribution from management, submitted these photos to The Wave. More...

East End Concert Features 'True And The Rhyte Hitters'

Sends A 'Stop The Violence' Message To Teens

When 'CEO True' and his group "The Rhyte Hitters" take the stage at O'Donohue Park on tonight, September 7, the rap group will bring an unusual message to Far Rockaway teens: Stop the violence. More...

Labor Day Marks End Of 2007 Beach Season

The cool weather late Monday afternoon didn't stop some beachgoers, on Beach 17 Street, from getting in that last Labor Day swim before the clock hit 6 p.m. and the beaches closed for the 2007 season. More...

Little Feat,Richie Furay At North Fork Theatre 9/28

Live Nation presents the unique mixture of country, blues, rock, and New Orleans funk music of Little Feat with special guest Richie Furay at the North Fork Theatre at Westbury on Friday, September 28 at 8 p.m. More...

Guzman Receives National Leadership and Service Award

Elliot Guzman, Jr., a Far Rockaway resident, has been named a United States National Leadeship and Service Award Winner. More...

Ruscillo Enjoys Labor Day Weekend

Linda Ruscillo, board member of the 100 Precinct Community Council, enjoys the Labor Day weekend with a visit to Coney Island. By her side are two of New York's finest of the Mounted Police unit. More...

Arverne Resident Receives Master's At CMU

Angela Fullerton, a resident of Arverne, graduated this May from Central Michigan University with a Master of Science in Administration degree. More...

New York's Finest Recruit On The Beach

Police Officers Inico and Moncada of the NYPD's recruitment section have been regulars at Beach 116 Street this summer. More...

Notes from the High C's

Rockaway Music and Arts Council

Well, here it is, the Festival weekend. All preparations are finished and we are just praying for good weather. I hope by the time you read this the sun is shining brightly, otherwise we may just throw ourselves in the ocean. More...

Arverne By The Sea Eyeing Retail Space As Next Step Transit Plaza, Shops, Mid-Rise Houses Due

Take a ride down Beach Front Road, which connects with Shore Front Parkway at Beach 73 Street, and you'll see the next generation of Arverne By The Sea homes rising from the barren dirt. More...

Pheffer:Correctional Services Recruiting Officers

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has been contacted by the New York State Department of Correctional Services (DCS), requesting her assistance with their Department's Correction Officer recruiting effort. More...

Shots Riddle Several Beach 38 Street Autos

Residents Ask Police For Help In Ending Shooting Spree

Residents of the bay block of Beach 38 Street were shaken from their beds at about 1:07 on the morning of September 2 by a series of at least six shots that rang out loud and clear. More...

State Agencies Fund Affordable Housing In Arverne

More than $10 million in grants and mortgage insurance have been allocated for 145 affordable housing units in Queens - 29 units of which are located in the Arverne area. More...


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