#YesNewNYPD

Despite protests, locals want more cops

There are many groups in New York City who oppose adding any new police officers to the ranks. Their slogan is #NoNewNYPD. When The Wave asked our readers how they felt about that, they overwhelmingly disagreed. The Safety Beyond Policing campaign is comprised of New Yorkers who do not want NYC to invest in hiring more police officers. Safer and […]

Sure Destruction On Shore Front

Wave of Car Vandalism Continues

Some unlucky residents awoke last Sunday morning to find that an unidentified vandal had bashed-in their side view mirrors. Needless to say, they were upset. The latest rash of violence in the Rockaways has erupted along Shore Front Parkway with a spate of car vandalisms resulting in the damage of seven vehicles during the early morning hours of March 22, […]

Cash Crunch Scare For SJEH



Because of a state budget crisis, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital is among seven New York City area hospitals at risk of losing millions of dollars in critical funding. The State Senate and Assembly are haggling over whether to include $290 million in crucial medical funding in the budget, raising alarms for residents in Rockaway who depend on SJEH for its […]

RAA Weekend Triple Header



The Rockaway Artists Alliance is starting off spring with a trio of big events this weekend. On Saturday, March 28, RAA will hold a dual opening reception for its two newest exhibitions, The Human Form and YEA-Young Emerging Artists, between 6 and 9 p.m. The Human Form, which will be on view in the T-6 Gallery building at Fort Tilden, […]

Right Around The Corner



Can you hear that sound? No, it’s not the Mayor’s alarm clock; it’s the intermittent sound of boardwalk construction. It’s a good thing to hear – and finally see – movement on the boardwalk construction. It means we are moving forward. The flip side is Memorial Day is just eight weeks away. Eight weeks. While most are welcoming the signs […]

Political Cartoon



Save The Wave Mural



Dear Editor: The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation has recently put forth a proposal to rebuild the Sandpiper Playground between Beach 106th and Beach 108th streets along Shore Front Parkway in Rockaway. We have great respect for Parks, have worked with them many times in the past and recognize their pivotal efforts in rebuilding our community after […]

Follow The Money



Dear Editor: NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer’s recent report that New Yorkers spend more time traveling to work than those who commute in other cities told us nothing new. This has been previously documented in numerous other taxpayer funded studies and newspaper articles. Older generations moved to two fare zones in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island in search of […]

April Fools’ Day



Dear Editor: With April Fools’ Day just around the corner, it appears that the meat, egg, and dairy industries have been playing us for fools all year-round. Their more remarkable hoaxes include; “California’s happy cows, free-range chickens, humane slaughter.” All lies. Less fun is the stuff they never talk about. Like the hundreds of millions of chickens crammed seven into […]

The Rooster On The Rock



The arts are popping out all over Rockaway. From homegrown local visual artists, musicians, performers, filmmakers and writers to an influx of new artists moving in, a wave of creative energy continues to shape the peninsula and make it unique. Moving to the center of that mix in Far Rockaway is The Rooster. “The Rooster is a workshop art studio […]