Ready Or Not - Summer Season Starts

Yes, it’s going to be different but don’t look now: the 2013 summer season is here. In this, the First Summer After Sandy, there will be a mix of old, new, and not quite ready. And that mix is on full display at the boardwalk islands unveiled today – Friday – at a ceremony at Beach 86th Street. The old […]

Memorial Day Parades Set

On Monday, May 27th the American Legion Daniel M. O’Connell Post #272 will host its annual Memorial Day Parade. The day will commence with a memorial mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church on Beach 129th Street. At the conclusion of services, a ceremony will be held at the Four Chaplains Memorial outside the church. The parade […]

Is This Wave Action?

TrapBag Barriers

The TrapBag barriers are coming. As another protective measure, the City is planning to install TrapBag devices along parts of the beach. The TrapBag barrier system is specifically designed for flood protection. The costeffective system is comprised of 100-foot segments of pentagon-shaped bags, placed side-by-side to form a continuous length of barrier that is filled with local materials. The segments, […]

Memorial Day 2013

Like so many holidays, the meaning of Memorial Day is too often overshadowed by store sales, mini-vacations, celebrations and other events. While parades seem to grow smaller each year we urge you not to forget why this day is celebrated. The day is to remember those who gave their lives in the armed services. It is the day we set […]

Returning The Favor

The tornado that ripped through Oklahoma is yet another reminder that life is precious and Mother Nature is a force that we have to contend with. It’s also an event that reminds us that when disaster strikes you must rely on your family first, neighbors second, community third, and eventually government and maybe large outfits like the Red Cross. Maybe. […]


Life’s A Beach

The beaches were declared open on Friday by the Parks Department. Earlier in the week, when the weather looked like summer, the beaches had a good number of people getting a head start on the season. So even though we’ve got a lot to be angry about – a detached city government, for one; delayed beach protection for two – […]

National Parks Anti-Community

Dear Editor: There were letters in last week’s Wave from Ronald Crozier and Robert Koster dealing with the National Park Service and Riis Park and Fort Tilden. I couldn’t agree with them more having had direct association with NPS [National Park Service] from my years with the Rockaway Music and Arts Council. I have said for many years that NPS […]

Lew’s The Man

Dear Editor: It’s about time that the Queens County Democrats recognize Lew Simon as a viable candidate who can win the city council seat in November. Lew Simon has always been a district leader who cares about his community and its people. If Lew wins we will surely have a strong advocate on our side in city hall. JOHN PATRYLO