Gone With The Wind

City pushes back opening of Phase 3 until July

On May 22, 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio stood on the newly-opened Rockaway Boardwalk and told everyone assembled what they’ve always known. “The boardwalk is central to this community’s history and identity — and the new boardwalk will be a symbol of Rockaway’s strength and resiliency,” said de Blasio. The mayor also promised that by next summer, “Rockaway will have […]

Winning Weekend For The Wave



The Wave is Rockaway’s newspaper, and it’s been that way since 1893. Along the way, the paper has won its share of awards. After the most recent New York Press Association (NYPA) Better Newspaper Contest, where a total of 177 newspapers submitted 2,836 entries for awards in 64 categories, our staff came away with awards for Advertising Excellence and Large […]

Suspect Wanted



The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a suspect wanted for questioning in connection to an assault incident which occurred within the confines of the 100th Precinct. On March 28 at 1:45 a.m., a female suspect approached a 26-year-old female victim who was on her cell- phone while on board a southbound […]

Adelman Leaving 100th Precinct

A New ‘Sheriff’ In Town

Deputy Inspector Craig Adelman is leaving the 100th Precinct, and Captain Janice Holmes will be taking over the command. Holmes comes from a family of police officers, and most recently served as the executive officer of the Central Robbery Division. “After three years of service to the Rockaway community, I have been transferred out,” Adelman said in a statement. “It […]

A New Goldfeder!



Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and his wife Esther are the proud parents of a new baby boy. “This tremendous blessing fills our family with joy,” said Goldfeder. “Especially our daughter, Eliana, and son, Asher, who now have a new baby brother! Mom and her new baby – who the proud papa reported weighs six pounds and 10 ounces – are resting […]

Make Your Vote Count



As The Wave went to press, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton had double-digit leads heading into the New York Primary on April 19. According to the Wall Street Journal, those numbers aren’t likely to change. “Right now, the front-runners look like they will erase recent setbacks and add significantly to their delegate margins,” Lee Miringoff, director of the […]

Editorial Comment



A Celebration Of Nothing



Dear Editor: Is there real reason to celebrate the 25th Anniversary for creation of the New York City Economic Development Corporation? New York City prospered and successfully grew prior to creation of the NYC Economic Development Corporation and it’s predecessor, the NYC Public Development Corporation which was created in 1966. In 1991, the NYC Public Development Corporation (PDC) was merged […]

Teen Shot



A teenager was shot and wounded in a lobby of the Ocean Bay Houses on Beach 51st Street on April 12. The 18-year-old male victim was rushed to Jamaica Hospital after being shot once in the chest at 11:02 a.m. on April 12. After responding to a 911 call, police found the teen with a single gunshot wound to his […]

A Passover Of Giving



By Volunteers with the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty teamed up with the Orthodox Union (OU) and the NCSY teen youth group, to help provide Passover dinner for financially struggling kosher families in Far Rockaway. “Passover is a time of the year when we give back to the less fortunate,” said Dave Cutler, NCSY director of Summer Affairs. On April […]