Race With Death: Son Drives Dying Dad To PHC

In a race with death, a fifteen-year-old Far Rockaway youth drove his dying father to the hospital after the father was shot twice in the chest by an unknown gunman. The Far Rockaway man was fatally shot at the corner of Beach Channel Drive and Beach 54 Street on Wednesday afternoon and was declared dead on arrival at the Peninsula […]

Many Rockaway Landmarks To Go

By late summer or early fall, several long-time Rockaway landmarks will be demolished to make way for a new community center, stores and homes. “The judge has ruled that they have to leave,” says Community Board 14 District Manager Jonathan Gaska, speaking of such community icons as Loeb and Mayer Meats, Lowitt Laboratories and the Claddagh INN. “They have been […]

Tazer For Man Naked, Disturbed

An emotionally disturbed Rockaway man caused a scene on Beach Channel Drive last weekend when he stripped off his clothes and went wild on top of a trailer, police and witnesses said. The eyebrow-raising incident started at about 2:30 p.m. Sunday when the man dove into Jamaica Bay near Beach 112 Street. Police, who thought they were responding to a […]

Hang 10: Surfing Beach Is Official

Sucker Punch Breaks Man’s Jaw

A middle-aged Rockaway Park man had his jawbone shattered and was knocked out cold last Saturday evening after he was sucker punched on the corner of Beach 116 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, the man told The Wave. Bruce Williams, 53, said he left The Beautiful Palm Garden Pub, where he watched the Mets game on TV, and was headed […]

Assembly Passes AA 587 Scholarship Bill

The relatives of those who died when American Airlines Flight 587 crashed into Belle Harbor on November 12, 2001 may soon receive scholarships to state and city universities under an amendment to the state’s education act that was passed by the State Assembly last week. The Assembly bill, co-sponsored by Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, guarantees free tuition for the immediate families […]

Beware: Towing Of Illegal Parkers Begins In Dayton Plaza Lot


The battle for bragging rights on the Rockaway Peninsula will take place when Far Rockaway High School plays Beach Channel High School on the baseball diamond. On Monday, May 2 the spotlight will be on FRHS. Then, on Wednesday, May 4, the focus switches to BCHS. Both games start at 4 p.m. Come out and support your community or your […]

Balloon Sends Big Sparks Flying

Airbus A380 Makes Maiden Flight: May One Day Fly Over Rockaway

It is not usual that The Wave writes about events that took place in Toulouse, France. Sometimes, however, an event halfway around the world today can impact Rockaway tomorrow, or hundreds of tomorrows from now. On Wednesday, Airbus Industries flight-tested its newest creation – the Airbus 380. Designed to carry 555 passengers in three classes, the plane’s configuration can be […]