Rockaway Resident Helps People With Arthritis



Steven McCartney, a resident of Rockaway for almost 30 years, believes that it is “important to create a positive living environment that supports the needs of the residents.” This is why McCartney has chosen to implement his arthritis programs in the Rockaways. McCartney, a motivational speaker and fitness instructor for arthritis sufferers, has helped many patients cope with their disease […]

Two Rockaway Volunteer Groups Are Awarded



Councilman John C. Liu and Citizens Committee for New York City acknowledged ten resident-led volunteer groups, that received the first Osborn Elliott Building Blocks Awards, and another 134 neighborhood groups that received the New Yorkers for Better Neighborhoods Awards in Fall 2008 and Spring 2009. More than 160 New York City resident volunteers attended the Neighborhood Awards Reception at the […]

Ballerinas And Tumblers Perform



The Puppets Come Out To Play



The children of P.S. 106 were treated to a performance of Sleeping Beauty (set in Central Park) last Friday, sponsored by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. The Friday before, the Puppets in the Park folks set up in the auditorium of P.S. 183. The “Puppets in The Park” series will once again come to Rockaway on […]

Club Hosts Health Luau and Summer Camp



Fun-filled, family-friendly summer events are planned at the Far Rockaway Clubhouse of the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, beginning this weekend, according to a spokesperson for the club. On Saturday, June 20, from 12 noon to 5 p.m., a festive “Health Luau” will be held at the clubhouse, located at 426 Beach 40 Street (at Beach Channel Drive). According […]

Michael And Elyssa Are Engaged



Have You Seen Tipsy The Cat?



The Wave’s recent ad about a lost cat, Tipsy Tyler, in Rockaway Park has brought an overwhelming response to his caretaker Mary Sternhell, with some promising tips and support from readers. The ad featured a photo of 9-month-old Tipsy Tyler, a black male cat with white fur on his nose, and “front paws that are white up to his knees, […]

Ed Koch Gives Ulrich Council Endorsement



Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, a Democrat, has given his endorsement to newly elected City Councilmember Eric Ulrich, a Republican, for reelection this fall against Democratic Party choice Frank Gulluscio, according to officials. Ulrich will face off against Gulluscio in this November’s general election for the District 32 City Council seat. Ulrich had previously defeated Lew Simon, among […]

Shevy Speaks At The Irish Reunification Conference



In what Wave columnist Ed “Shevy” Shevlin called, the “greatest honor of my life,” he was asked by the General Secretary of Sinn Fein, Rita O’Hare, to address the Irish Reunification Conference on behalf of the Grand Council of Emerald Societies. He delivered his speech to a packed house of 720 seated guests and many occupying the standing room this […]

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Sculpture Unveiled On Beach 30



Last Saturday, local residents and friends gathered for Ethan Long’s official unveiling of his sculpture titled,” Digital Dirt Processor 2.0.” The eight-foot earth sculpture sits along the open stretch of beach at Beach 30 Street and is one of the first times that area has been used for public art. The sculpture, which was commissioned by the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, […]