Rockaway Residents Say ‘Stop The Madness’



‘Gravy Train Not Coming Back’

NPS Officials In Frank Discussion Of Gateway Future

For many years, Rockaway residents and non-profits enjoyed a “gravy train” at Gateway National Recreation Area, holding an annual free concert series and a Fall Festival at Fort Tilden, playing little league baseball and CYO soccer without cost, and attending cultural activities such as art shows and musical theater. That run of free activities at the park, officials say, lasted […]

New Novel Aims At Rockaway, Broad Channel

A Wave Review

Sex, drugs and rock n’ roll – as well as Jesus Christ – come together in “Riley,” the latest novel by local author George C. Pizzo. It’s the story of Riley Wilson, only child of devout Irish Catholic parents in 1970s Broad Channel. Riley is bound for a college education in advertising, but gets approached by a modeling agent and […]

Show Up And Push For Alternative B



If you want Fort Tilden to remain Rockaway’s national park, then you had better mark your calendar for either Saturday, August 4 or Friday, August 10 and plan to show up at Riis Park at 11 a.m. to make your voice heard by National Park Service officials. Those two hearings, and like meetings at Sandy Hook and Great Kills Park, […]

EDITORIALCOMMENT



Public Street, Private Parking



Dear Editor, My family and I love Rockaway, my husband’s family owned three courts of bungalows on Beach 101 Street for many decades, my sons spent all their summers (27 years) in a bungalow in Rock, and continue to live there year round. Unfortunately, the bungalows were very old and hard to keep up and were torn down, the family […]

I Cry Too …



Dear Editor, Having just read Joan Mettler’s moving letter about the Wounded Warriors, I had to shake my head at the biased commentary that sullied her otherwise moving comments. I cry at the lessons that many on the radical left fail to learn, from the facts of history. I cry when I read the memoirs of General Nguyen Giap the […]

Keep Your Tears To Yourself



Dear Editor, I find it hard to believe that the flagpole that was so generously donated is still standing on Beach 128 Street and has not yet, to my knowledge, been removed. This being an act that I would expect not the opposition but the donating family themselves to perform after being unjustifiably criticized for this long a period by […]

GOP’s Scandals Vs. Family Values



Dear Editor, I personally believe this new breed of the GOP is imposing a high level of deception on the American people in many unforgiving ways. Does it take a single U.S. veteran to remind the self righteous GOP about their alleged “2004 GOP sex scandal” in New York City? Didn’t a prominent New York newspaper report in July 2004, […]

Citizens Committee Thanks You



Dear Editor, Thank you for covering the “Make- MyMotherProud” story in The Wave. We are fortunate that resident-led groups that are improving the quality of life and safety in their neighborhoods are also receiving the recognition they truly deserve. Although Citizens Committee for New York City has funded over 40 grassroots, Queens-based neighborhood groups this year, the one described below […]