Not Out Of The Water Yet



Fending off devastating flood insurance premiums is an ongoing, complex battle being waged at grassroots rallies and in the halls of Congress. In Washington, it’s not as simple as these people are in favor and those are against and now let’s vote. In the Senate, there are esoteric rules and procedures in place that must be followed before any meaningful […]

Sand Delayed



“‘Where’s the sand?” is the question on the minds of many in Rockaway as another month goes by without beach replenishment. Weeks Marine, which has been awarded the contract on this project, has reported that the necessary pipe and shore equipment should arrive by February 14th, but pumping will not start until March, according to the Army Corps. Community activists, […]

The Cold And The Beautiful



Who’s Who

Felicia Johnson, Community Board

Tell Us About Yourself I moved to Rockaway in 1986. I lived in Ocean Village when I first moved here, then I went to Arverne and then to Far Rockaway. I’m a geriatric social worker and work with the elderly at the Horizon Care Center. I’ve been doing the same type of work since 1986. My mother lives on Long […]

NRNYC Provides Sandy Repairs



Not eligible for NYC Build it Back repairs? There are other options available for single-family homeowners impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations have a program for those who aren’t eligible for Build it Back due to federal rules and restrictions. The program assists lower-income residents with […]

Katz Looks OK



The Wave did not endorse any candidates who, like Christine Quinn, voted to extend term limits. The act was a self-serving power grab in direct defiance of voters. Voters shouldn’t forget it. We couldn’t get past it so the two left standing in the Queens Borough President race, Peter Vallone Jr. and Melinda Katz weren’t getting The Wave’s support. Katz […]

More Than a Commute



Dear Editor: The ferry being extended is good for Rockaway but ridership must stay high. For those who have not taken the ferry or only take it occasionally because it is not as convenient to get to work, here is an idea. Arrange to meet people who work in the city downtown or just use the ferry for a night […]

Ferries For The Future



Dear Editor: “Sail On! Ferry Service Gets Renewal” (Kevin Boyle — January 24th) could be the wave of the future. Our waterways are an underutilized natural asset which can offer significant transportation alternatives for thousands of New Yorkers. Most of our existing public transportation and roadways are already operating at or above capacity. New ferry services can be implemented far […]

Congrats in Order for Ulrich



Dear Editor: I offer my sincere congratulations to Councilmember Eric Ulrich on his new appointment as the Chairman to the Veterans Committee. It is not just a high profile position but an opportunity to provide his vetted establishment as an already accomplished legislator to the veteran community throughout the city when it is needed most. I, as well as many […]

Thank You, St. Rose



Dear Editor, I want to thank the principal and teaching staff of St. Rose of Lima not only for instilling fine values and precepts in the children of Rockaway who are privileged to attend there, but also for the high quality of educational standards they impart to them. I have a young grandson who attends and is doing very well, […]