Let Them Surf!

Goldfeder Wants Expanded Surfing Access

On June 9, Community Board 14 made what has become a controversial decision to table a motion to create four more surfers-only beaches in Rockaway – Beach 60th to Beach 62nd Streets and Beach 109th to Beach 111th Streets were the proposed areas. The reason given for the lack of a vote was insufficient input from those who would be […]

ABTS Homeowners Respond



Deceptive and frustrating – that’s how Arverne by the Sea homeowners continue to describe Benjamin Beechwood, the builder of their development. In the July 17 issue of The Wave, in a piece about the ABTS residents’ demonstrations at the end of Beach 67th Street, titled “ABTS Homeowners Want Primary School,” residents relayed a simple request: they want the primary school […]

Official Point of View



Over the last few weeks, my office has fielded countless phone calls, emails and messages on social media regarding traffic conditions throughout Rockaway and major backups at the Marine Parkway and Cross Bay bridges. In response, I called on the MTA to staff additional cash lanes on both bridges and worked with Councilman Ulrich to host a meeting with every […]

St. John’s Introduces New CEO



On Monday, July 27, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital officially introduced its new CEO, Gerard Walsh. Speaking to a room full of health professionals, media and community leaders, Bishop Lawrence Provenzano of Episcopal Diocese of Long Island introduced Walsh and reaffirmed the mission of the 110- year-old Far Rockaway hospital. “We are going to do whatever it takes to take care […]

Power For The People



Our readers often contact The Wave for information about an event, or an issue with an elected official, but many times they stop by our office with a problem. A few weeks ago, Monica Vittorini came to The Wave with a problem she felt was unsolvable. After listening to her plight, we suggested she write a Letter to the Editor, […]

EDITORIAL COMMENT



What Is Beach Green North?



Dear Editor: I represent the Coalition of the Rockaways, and we are very concerned about the 101-unit apartment project at 45-05 Rockaway Beach Blvd., in the neighborhood of Edgemere, called Beach Green North. Some of the homeowners are afraid and terrified. We are trying to build up our neighborhood by investing in it. Sandy set us back and we rebuild, […]

Ulrich Has Guts



Dear Editor: Eric Ulrich has taken a lot of heat on Facebook and other places for standing up for veterans against big mouth Trump. I’m a veteran, I fought for this country twice, and The Donald is no better than those punks who burned their draft cards. Like every big mouth, Trump is all talk. How long before he files […]

Heartfelt Thanks



Dear Editor: I would like to share a story of an experience that I had a few weeks ago in Belle Harbor. I am a part-time dog walker and was walking my charge, a yellow lab, on the bay block of Beach 129th Street on the evening of June 24. The dog had not been feeling well and collapsed on […]

City Council Passes Street Renamings

Detective Dennis Guerra, Mary Trachtenberg Honored

Councilman Donovan Richards introduced several street co-namings passed by the City Council last week. In Rockaway, an area of Virginia Street will be co-named Mary’s Way for Mary Trachtenberg and the intersection of Grenada Place and Faber Terrace in Bayswater will be co-named Detective Dennis Guerra Way. Mary Trachtenberg devoted her time to the Sharaay Tefila Sisterhood in Far Rockaway, […]