Battle Over Beach Access Heats Up



By Howard Schwach The rules for the use of our parks are stated in a 48-page "Green Book." Since our ocean beaches are considered City parks, the rules apply to our beaches as well, says Parks supervisor Joe Bonkowski. "People have to understand that the beaches are city parts, subject to all of the rules of any other park anywhere […]

Precinct C.O. Responds To Community



Precinct C.O. Responds To Community Captain Charles Talamo, the Commanding Officer of the 100 Precinct was asked by The Wave to respond to complaints that his officers are diminishing the quality of life for Rockaway residents by cracking down on people using the beach for "prohibited" activities such as surfing and fishing. This is his response: There are many members […]

Wave Columnist’s

Website Banned By
Major League Baseball


Wave Columnist’s Website Banned By Major League Baseball By Elio Velez Bryan Hoch, the Wave’s sports baseball columnist, was ordered last week to shut down his popular fan website, MetsOnline.net. Major League Baseball Properties’ Officials said the site illegally used the team and the league trademarks to make a profit. As of press time, the New York Mets, along with […]

Electrical Problems Plague Rockaway



By Howard Schwach The high temperatures over the past week, a large demand for electrical energy and old equipment have once again teamed up to create electrical problems for Rockaway. In one case, much of the central portion of the peninsula was blacked out early in the week. In another, a fire in an electrical substation nearby the Bayswater LIPA […]

Grisly Find On Rockaway Beach



By Howard Schwach A man walking on the beach between Beach 122 and Beach 123 last Saturday night at approximately 9 p.m. made a grisly find that touched off a full-scale search by units of the NYPD aviation and harbor units, as well as by officers from the 100 Precinct. The find, described by police and onlookers as a size […]

PA Man Busted For Gun, Drugs



By Howard Schwach A Pennsylvania man was arrested in front of 71-15 Beach Channel Drive in Arverne last Wednesday when he sold drugs in front of officers of the housing bureau staking out the location. Upon his arrest, the man was found to have a loaded .45 caliber automatic pistol tucked away under the seat of his automobile. The man, […]

Storeowners Busted On

Narcotics Trafficking Charges

By Howard Schwach Two men who recently took over the Belle Harbor Kosher Delicatessen on Beach 116 Street were arrested in Nassau County on Wednesday by agents of the Federal Bureau of Identification (FBI) on federal charges of drug trafficking. According to Detective Lieutenant Steve Skrynecki of the Nassau County Police Department and corroborated by federal sources, the two men, […]

ARC Offers Babysitters

Training Class

Training Class The Queens Chapter of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce that on August 17, 2002, it will introduce a babysitter’s training class. This course, designed for adolescents 11 to 15 years old, will provide information and skills essential for a safe and responsible care of children. The course will be taught by a certified Health & […]

Arm Wrestling Championships

At Rockaway Beach

Arm Wrestling Championships At Rockaway Beach At Rockaway Beach The City of New York Parks and Recreation and The New York Arm Wrestling Association (NYAWA) will join forces to present the 25th Annual ‘Queensboro’ New York ‘Golden Arm’ Series Championships on Sunday, August 11, 2002 on the main stage at 116 Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd. Over 100 men and […]

Little Globe Theater Opens New Season



Little Globe Theater Opens New Season The Little Globe Theater will perform an ensemble of theatrical scenes spanning time from Greek theater in 431 B.C. to the present. Performances will be held on Saturday, August 10 at 8:30 p.m., and Sunday, August 11 at 2:00 p.m. at The First Congregational Church, 320 Beach 94 Street. In "A Second Helping," members […]