Mysterious Crash Floods CBB



Police are looking for the driver of a stolen Pontiac who disappeared after mowing down a fire hydrant in Broad Channel on Christmas Eve causing flooding, road damage, and traffic delays. First responders found an abandoned Pontiac Bonneville in the southbound lanes on Cross Bay Boulevard and a geyser where a fire hydrant had stood. Hundreds of gallons of water […]

1923 Tsunami Killed 2 Girls



On Monday, August 6, 1923, several youngsters from the Convalescent Home For Hebrew Children on Beach 110 Street were taking their daily salt-water bath nearby the Park Inn Baths on Beach 116 Street when they were hit with what The Wave of that time termed “a large and unusual wave” that pulled them out to sea. The three boys and […]

200 Belle Harbor Residents, Lew Simon Sued For $10 M



An elderly Belle Harbor property owner has filed a $10 million lawsuit against 200 neighbors, a local politician and a list of city officials claiming they violated her civil rights, The Wave has learned. Attorneys for Estelle Simon say the City of New York, the Department of Buildings, Democratic District Leader Lew M. Simon and 200 as yet unnamed Rockaway […]

Birthday Boy Shot While Celebrating



A drunken 33-year-old birthday boy, who was shot in his arms and torso at his own celebration last weekend, refused to identify the shooter to authorities, police said. Paul Hermonstyne was “intoxicated and uncooperative” after someone shot him several times at his weekend birthday party, a miffed police source told The Wave. Hermonstyne was in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital […]

Airport Communities Capital Fund



City Councilman James Sanders, Chair of the Airport Community Advisory Board, will convene the Board to give airport community residents an opportunity to hear about the new Board’s role in the oversight of the use of $100 million. The money will be allocated for capital projects that have a public purpose. Residents will have an opportunity to ask questions and […]

Activist Finds DOE Not Responsive To Water Safety Program



Far Rockaway activist Floyd Smith thought that he had an idea that would be accepted with no problems by the city’s Department of Education (DOE). Smith, the president of the small civic group, Concerned Citizens of Rockaway, took a look at the number of water-related problems in past summers and decided that one solution would be for the Department of […]

Historical Views of the Rockaways

More comics postals from years ago still get a laugh!

Gateway Celebrates Aviation History



The National Park Service has announced that Gateway National Recreation Area’s Floyd Bennett Field would be the site of a celebration of aviation history on Saturday, January 8, at 1:00 p.m. This event is being held in commemoration of Floyd Bennett Field’s significant contributions to the development of flight during the 1930’s. This celebration will include a ranger – guided […]

P.S. 114 Tennis Fundraiser



P.S. 114 will hold a tennis fundraiser on Friday, February 11. The event, to be held at the Mill Basin Health and Racquet Club in Brooklyn, will raise money for the school’s PTA. The round-robin doubles event includes beverages and food and is opened to all tennis players of all ages and abilities. For more information about the event, call […]

Women’s Empowerment Workshop



The Coalition For Far Rockaway’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Committee will host a workshop on Wednesday, January 5 with Yolanda Shoshana Thomas from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The workshop will involve creative exercises, meditation and lectures. For more information about the event call Wendy Levinson at 212-983-4800 ext. 149.