Cops Bust Two, Seize Three High-Powered Weapons



Police from the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway, responding to a call of “shots fired” in the vicinity of 142 Beach 27 Street early in the morning of September 5, found five men standing on the corner. When they approached, police sources say, the men fled, disposing of three high-powered street weapons as they ran. Police say that the precinct’s […]

Rescued Kitesurfer Is A Real Land-Lover



One of the landlubberly kitesurfers who became stranded at sea on Wednesday got down on his hands and knees and kissed the sands of Rockaway Beach, after stepping out of the NYPD helicopter that plucked him out of the ocean. The rescue unfolded at about 2:40 p.m. Wednesday and stretched over several beaches in the lower Beach 100s and Beach […]

YMCA Changes Need Funding, Fast



Two changes to the proposed YMCA at Arverne By The Sea, which have become highly contentious in recent weeks, can be redesigned into the plans – if someone is able to quickly secure the funds to do it, according to a top representative from the Y. “We have to know in 60 days,” Paul Custer, senior vice president of the […]

Tears,Roses And Remembrances At Tribute Park



People came to remember, to cry, to celebrate lost lives. The annual commemoration of September 11, the sixth anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center that killed upwards of 70 local residents, was held last Tuesday at Tribute Park. There were two ceremonies, one at 8:46 a.m. when the first plane hit the towers, and another at […]

Happy New Year 5768-2007



The Wave staff wants to wish all of our readers a Happy Jewish New Year 5768. From all of us here at the paper, L’ Shana Tova. Please accept our wishes for a happy and healthy Rosh Hashana.

Life In Orange

Inside Rockaway's Lifeguard Culture

This is the final installment in a series of columns in which Sean Connington, a fifth-year Rockaway lifeguard and journalism student at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, gives readers a look at lifeguard culture and what it’s like to have one of the best summer jobs around. Every season comes to an end, and lifeguards slowly return to their […]

Tears And Roses As Rockaway Remembers Its Heroes

Dual Tribute Park Ceremonies Highlight September 11 Events

Rockaway remembered those who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center six years ago, last Tuesday at Tribute Park. The dual ceremonies were touching and the setting, right on Jamaica Bay, was perfect, as more than 100 local family members and residents gathered to commemorate the day. At 8:48 a.m., family members and community activists placed roses […]

Teen Busted For Robbery,Attempted Murder



A Far Rockaway teenager, who allegedly put a gun to a man’s head and demanded his money, was arrested in Jamaica on Sunday for allegedly shooting the man five times Police say that Daniel Manning, 19, of 440 Beach 54 Street, was arrested shortly after he accosted the unnamed man on the corner of 102 Avenue and Allendale Street in […]

Boy Burns SelfWith Mother’s Lighter



Asix-year-old Far Rockaway boy suffered serious burns to his chest on Friday, after he accidentally set himself on fire with his mother’s cigarette lighter, police say. Loud screams brought Cynthia Holmes into her son’s bedroom at about 1:30 a.m. on September 7. She found her son, Nasir, on fire. The mother of four yanked off his burning t-shirt and tried […]

Foreclosures Growing At Alarming Rate:Comptroller

Far Rockaway, Arverne Numbers High

City Comptroller William Thompson says that there is a growing problem throughout the city that seems to be hitting the eastern end of the Rockaway peninsula harder than most: home foreclosures. “The number of foreclosures throughout the city is reaching 14 to 15,000 and it’s only going to get worse before it gets better,” Thompson told The Wave in a […]