$60 Million More On The Way

Once NY State Figures Out Rockaway

Although New York State has directed most of its energy and monies to counties outside New York City since Sandy, Governor Andrew Cuomo is now offering significant money to Rockaway and Broad Channel. It is possible that more than $60 million dollars will make its way from the State as part of the new program. The good news is the […]

Boardwalk RFP Issued

Nine months after Sandy shattered or lifted the boardwalk away from the stanchions it rested on, the City is now seeking proposals for design and construction of 4.7 miles of new boardwalk, from Beach 20th street to Beach 126th Street. The City, through the Economic Development Corporation (EDC), has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) and set short term deadlines […]

Sand Boat At Bay

Jess Klein Earns White House Honor

Jessica Klein, a co-founder of Rockaway Help, an online Sandy information source for Rockaway, received a big honor from the White House. Klein was recognized as a Champion of Change for her civic hacking work. Klein, a Rockaway native who currently lives in Brooklyn, is one of 15 individuals who were honored at a ceremony at the White House on […]

18th Annual Sand Castle Contest Set For July 28th

Get your buckets and shovels ready! The 18th annual Sand Castle Contest is set for Sunday, July 28th. Participants of all ages are welcome to show off their artistic talent on the beach. The contest will be held at noon on Beach 116th Street. Registration begins at 10 a.m. on the boardwalk. Contestants are encouraged to use buckets, long-handled shovels, […]

Community Leaders

Putting aside the issue of potentially crippling flood insurance for a moment – and it can’t be for much more than a moment because it is something we must pay attention to — there is otherwise great cause for optimism in Rockaway. Considerable amounts of money are heading this way. Here’s hoping we don’t screw it up. And one way […]

See The Comeback!

Dear Editor: I strongly encourage everyone to attend the Rockaway Theater Company’s new production of “Rockaway CafĂ© 2013: The Comeback.” The show is extremely entertaining and filled with so much local talent! The show retells the story of Sandy and how the Peninsula is rebuilding. The Post Theater in Fort Tilden took a major hit from Sandy and all the […]

That Complicated Case

Dear Editor: I’d like to compliment Ilyassha Shivers for overcoming his concerns and addressing the Zimmerman trial in last week’s Wave. I agree with Mr. Shivers that the trial was destined from the start to be a disaster. I hope for the country’s sake we can cut short the circus and find a positive path forward. Trayvon Martin’s death was […]

Hidden Driveway Hazard

Dear Editor, I often take the kids and dog out for a walk and we often find our way heading down Beach 129th Street. There is a dangerous situation on that block that has not been addressed despite my numerous attempts to speak to the owner of Plum Tomatoes. They utilize a hidden driveway between the pizzeria and the adjacent […]

Hold The State Accountable

Dear Editor: In a state that gave us George Bush by decree, a state that continues to make restrictions to hinder the voting rights of minority and poor voters, a young man was lynched. This lynching was not done by rope; but by a law. This law, have no doubts about it, only benefits those whom the powers to be […]