Rockaway Gunplay



Two shootings in Rockaway this week have intensified concerns in the community about the increase in gun violence across the peninsula. On Wednesday, Feb. 4, a man was found shot inside an apartment on Beach 117th Street. Around 12:50 a.m. witnesses reported hearing an argument inside the building, followed by the sound of gunshots. On arriving, officers from the 100th […]

Port Ambrose Gaining Support?

Queens Chamber of Commerce adds support to offshore LNG

Rumors of the likely death of the Port Ambrose Liquified Natural Gas Project may have been premature. This week, Liberty Natural Gas, which is building the controversial facility, announced that nearly 100 groups have written letters to support the project. “Port Ambrose,” it states, “will bring natural gas to the downstate New York market and stabilize energy prices in the […]

Meeting Fails To Quell Shelter Fears



As reported in the Jan. 30 edition of The Wave, locals are very concerned about a new proposal to build a nine-story hotel in the middle of Far Rockaway. Community Board 14’s Land Use committee met this week to discuss the proposed hotel project at Foam Place in Far Rockaway, and afterwards, nearly everyone in attendance expressed those same concerns. […]

Ferry Snow Job?



The mayor of New York City took a few minutes to talk about Rockaway during his State of the City address on Feb. 3. “Battered by years of economic distress even before Sandy’s gale force winds struck, there’s no place in our city that has persevered through more than Rockaway,” de Blasio said. “Our plans will jumpstart the process of […]

What Are We Clapping For?



Back in October of 2014, as news began to spread about possible FEMA allocations for the boardwalk and other glaring needs for the peninsula, The Wave began an ongoing process of contacting elected officials and agencies from the city, state and federal level to assure Rockaway would get the assistance it desperately needs. Specifically, how are the various funds raised […]

Political Cartoon



Ferry By This Spring



Dear Editor: The mayor’s announcement regarding citywide ferry service is not fair or good news. We want ferry service running by this spring. This type of announcement is exactly what happened before Bloomberg’s third election run which resulted in us getting a slow and inconvenient fishing boat “ferry service!” The target date for this ferry service is 2017, a mayoral […]

Fix The Train First



Dear Editor: I enjoyed the ferry while it lasted. And I appreciated the efforts it took to try to keep ferry service running. But I don’t understand why there is not more protest and effort made to improve our “A” train service. It is long overdue. I ride this line daily. In the morning, I am always able to get […]

Senior Issues



Dear Editor: With the onset of the New Year, it is again time to raise the issue of the denigration of the elderly in the Rockaway community. The older I get, the more evident it is that society has kicked older folks to the curb for economic and convenience reasons. The government seems to be saying, “Take your social security […]

Driver Killed On Rockaway Freeway



On the evening of January 31 at approximately 8 p.m., a 28-year-old man crashed his car into a subway pillar on Rockaway Freeway and Beach 25th Street. Police and firefighters responded to the scene, finding Jeffery McDonald of Farber Terrace in Queens unconscious and unresponsive with trauma to the body. Reports say that McDonald was pinned in his vehicle. After […]