Band Aid Ferry Fix

Still no plan for weekends or late night ferry service

For the short-term, the Rockaway Ferry will run for the summer. For the long-term, who knows? Logic would dictate that the much-awaited news on the future of the ferry would be welcomed with open arms. However, both residents and officials – while grateful for the announcement that funding will be made available to keep the ferry running through October – […]

Four Charged In $12.4 Million Disabled Children Fraud

Four men were indicted in Queens Criminal Court on Tuesday afternoon, May 13, on charges of stealing $12.4 million dollars from funds meant for disabled Far Rockaway preschoolers. The four, including a Far Rockaway rabbi, all have ties to one of the city’s largest providers of special education services to children with disabilities. They are facing grand larceny and other […]

Who’s Who

Danny Ruscillo, Community Board 14 / 100th Precinct Community Council

Tell us about yourself. My family and I will be approaching 20 years this summer in the Rockaway Park area of Queens. My wife Linda, my son Scott and I relocated to the Rockaways because of the beautiful beach, ocean front and we have family members residing in the area. There is a saying here, once you get the sand […]

It’s A Recreation Area And It’s Yours

It’s time to enjoy the backyard. A lot of people live in Rockaway because of the beach. And we know it’s not just a beach. The light at certain times of day, the fresh air and openness of a place so close to the city and even the sand, which comes and goes has a special graininess that other beaches […]

I Miss Boyle

Dear Editor, When I read Boyled Over in the May 2nd edition of The Wave, I wasn’t afraid that Kevin Boyle was dead as he jested in his editorial (If nothing else, great writers are immortal). However, I must confess that I’ll mourn the editorial passing of Kevin Boyle and pray for his resurrection. In an era when emails and […]

Toilet Park

Dear Editor, Apparently, my last Letter to the Editor was upsetting to at least one of your readers. Kitty Chen Dean charged right past the substance of my letter and seized upon the fact that yes, I do occasionally stop to smoke a cigar in the Memorial Circle, (the last time was in September of 2013.) While I admit that […]

Go Parks!

Go World’s Fair Anniversary Festival!

The World’s Fair is coming back to New York! Well, to be more accurate, NYC Parks is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the 1939 World’s Fair and the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair, in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Sunday, May 18, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The giant one-day festival will offer inflatable rides, puppet shows, […]

New President In Town

The Far Rockaway branch of the NAACP has a new interim president. Elaine Short, who has served as first vice president of the branch, will be officially confirmed as president in the near future. In the meantime she has been very much on the go in her new position. The Far Rockaway branch of the NAACP meets on the third […]

Volunteers Clean Up At West End Temple

West End Temple members and friends joined NY Cares volunteers on Sunday, May 4, NY Cares Day, in cleaning and sprucing up the grounds around the Neponsit temple. Wearing work clothes, sweats and jeans, community volunteers and members of the temple spent the day cleaning, planting and even trimming tree limbs to beautify the grounds. By the end of the […]

New Facebook Page for The Wave

The Wave has a new Facebook page and is looking for input from our readers! We’re committed to providing our subscribers the most comprehensive coverage, and interacting with you on social media. Let us know how we’re doing! Please visit and “Like” our page!