CEO: Looks Like Material Is Bad

                                                              UPDATED**Jim Garrison is the CEO of Garrison Architects, the firm that designed the lifeguard and comfort stations now standing high above Rockaway beaches. When shown a photograph of rusting […]

Ferry Lives On

The tide has turned once again for Rockaway’s ferry service. “Ferry service has proven to be a popular and effective mode of transportation for Rockaway and Brooklyn residents,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said as he announced the extension of the weekday ferry service to January 31st, 2014. “Extending the service through January will allow riders to continue taking advantage of this […]

Lhota Meets With Local Republicans

Mayoral candidate Joe Lhota met with the Rockaway Republican Club on Wednesday evening at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club. Lhota has been a regular visitor to Rockaway in recent months and took this opportunity to share ideas he’ll try to implement as mayor while also pointing out what he sees as shortcomings of the Bloomberg administration. Lhota knocked the job […]

Wisdom From The Storm

Blasé About De Blasio

The new frontrunner in the mayoral race is Bill De Blasio. We’re not thrilled. We have a bunch of questions for him but we have one for ourselves: does he have a clue about Rockaway? Politicians figured out the speech a long time ago. Show up occasionally and tell people Rockaway has been a dumping ground for too long; Rockaway […]

Watch The Wave

Dear Editor, I want to encourage every voter in our community to pay close attention to who The Wave endorses this election season. I am still undecided when it comes to our new Mayor. Here is what I do know, my hometown paper, is an active participant in the community. Whether you agree with them or not, all of the […]


Dear Editor: Every living organism on earth has built into its DNA a resiliency gene. When it comes to the people living on the Rockaway Peninsula and Broad Channel, that resiliency gene is very strong. There are signs of progress all around us. Folks are rebuilding their homes, stores are reopening, religious institutions are repairing their facilities, and schools are […]

Danger In The Dark

Dear Editor: I am an Arverne resident who lives near Beach 73rd Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Due to the several street lights that no longer illuminate, the area is dark and dangerous at night. I have witnessed several cars turn off of Beach 73rd into the wrong lane on Rockaway Beach Boulevard. The darkness prevents many drivers from seeing […]

Support The Locals

Dear Editor: In these difficult economic times, it is especially important to patronize your local neighborhood businesses. My wife and I don’t mind occasionally paying a little more to help our local businesses survive. Don’t forget your cook and server at your favorite local neighborhood restaurant. We try to tip 20 percent against the total bill including taxes. If it […]

Nice Work

Dear Editor: I would just like to say that I am glad you took over as Editor of the Wave when you did. Rockaway has needed a strong advocate and accurate information as the community struggles to recover and rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. And you have provided that. You’ve made the paper much more responsive to Rockaway’s needs. You’ve also […]