With Doors Wide Open, The Diner’s Now Dangerous

Owner, Jeff Sutton, Hiding In Manhattan, Won't Return Wave's Calls

By Brian Magoolaghan The former diner property in Rockaway Park isn’t just a piece of prime real estate locked in limbo by a big-time Manhattan real estate company anymore – it’s fast becoming an eyesore, and a dangerous one at that. Wave reporters noted last week that three doors, including the main entrance to the property located at 116-11 Beach […]

Parole Denied Again For Convicted Cop Killer

By Howard Schwach A man who robbed an Edgemere social club with three others in April of 1980, a robbery that led directly to the shooting death of Police Officer Robert Sorrentino, lost his bid for parole after 26 years in prison and must wait until 2009 for his next hearing, New York State Parole Department officials say. Russell Carroll, […]

B. 116 Project Is On Track, But Bumps May Lie Ahead

Several Stores Will Close Temporarily, Subway Service Unaffected: MTA

By Brian Magoolaghan The good news is the MTA says its rehabilitation of the Beach 116 Street subway station and surrounding city-owned storefronts will be finished by late summer 2007, with the new NYPD Transit facility finished about a month later. The bad news is it’s going to be little tricky until then. MTA/New York City Transit officials met with […]

Shots Fired Through Redfern Window

A number of shots were fired through the window of a building in the Redfern Houses in Far Rockaway at about 2 p.m. on February 20, police say. Police officers spread out through the sprawling housing complex right on the Nassau County border and checked local hospitals, but could not find a victim of the shooting. Police responded to the […]

Jamaica Bay Task Force To Meet

The American Littoral Society and the Jamaica Bay EcoWatchers have announced that the Jamaica Bay Task Force will meet on Tuesday, February 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be devoted to discussion of the October 2006 Comprehensive Jamaica […]

Addabbo Sets Legislation To Aid Volies

City Council Member Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. announced that he has cosponsored legislation and a resolution in the Council aimed at aiding the city’s volunteer ambulance companies. The proposed legislation would allow New York City’s volunteer ambulance companies to purchase gasoline or diesel fuel, for their ambulances, directly from the New York City Fire Department or New York City Police […]

Snow, Ice And Parking Tickets Impact West End

Frozen Muni-Meters, Slippery Median Cause Woes

By Howard Schwach The storm that hit Rockaway last Wednesday was reasonably modest in terms of accumulation as snowstorms go, but it was messy and icy and led to lots of problems for Rockaway motorists, especially those in the west end, where parking slots are always at a premium. On Thursday, after the storm had passed by, Mayor Michael Bloomberg […]

Parks Department ‘Uncooperative’ On Lifeguard Issues: CB14

Others Want City Council Hearing Date Set Now

A top Community Board 14 representative is accusing the Department of Parks and Recreation of trying to scuttle the board’s efforts to investigate lifeguard issues, according to a letter obtained by The Wave. In the letter CB14 District Manager Jonathan Gaska expresses his frustration with high-level Parks personnel and says they’ve completely ignored his request for basic information. The request, […]

Kids Build Fort With Flags On Washington’s Birthday

A group of kids visiting their grandparents in Roxbury this week found that the snow-and-ice mixture that recently coated our streets and sidewalks – and then froze solid as a rock – made a great building material, perfect for constructing a fort on Washington’s Birthday a.k.a. Presidents Day. The fort, which they adorned with American Flags, reached a height of […]


VOTF Seeks To Extend Statute Of Limitations

The Legislative Committees of New York State Voice of The Faithful (VOTF) held a meeting of regional representatives recently at Fordham Prep in Brooklyn. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss pending legislation on the Statute of Limitations as it pertains to the reporting of sexual abuse. The main speaker was John Salveson of the Philadelphia branch of the […]