Goldfeder: I Will Not Run

Assemblyman announces he will not seek re-election in November

In an exclusive interview with The Wave, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder says he will not seek a fourth term as Assemblyman for the 23rd District, bringing a close to a remarkable five-year tenure as one of the state legislature’s brightest and most promising young stars. “Serving the families of Ozone Park, Howard Beach, Broad Channel and Rockaway these last five years […]

MTA Adds ‘A’ Service to Area Beaches

Weekend Subway, Bus Service Added In Rockaway

Summer weekend ridership on the Rockaway Park shuttle, which normally operates between Rockaway Park-Beach 116th Street and Broad Channel, has grown over the last few years and is now well in excess of pre-Super Storm Sandy levels. In response to this growing ridership, and to better accommodate travelers heading to and from Rockaway Beach on weekends this summer, the MTA […]

Paninico Kids



Kareem (left) and Nahed stand outside Paninico Café, 241 Beach 116th St., on Memorial Day, to sell food to hungry customers.

Shoes Too Big To Phil



Since the moment Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder shared with The Wave his decision not to seek a fourth term in the State Assembly, we have been wondering that whoever seeks to run for his seat in November will have a nearly impossible task. During a time when politicians are reviled for their cronyism, Goldfeder has managed to make himself one of […]

Holocaust Remembrance Committee



Dear Editor: As the chairperson of the Holocaust Remembrance Committee, I must point out that West End Temple co-sponsored the Yom Hashoah program on May 5th along with Temple Beth El and Jewish War Veterans. Many people put in months of preparation to plan the program so that it would be a meaningful memorial and educational experience. Each year the […]

Appalled By Parking Restrictions



Dear Editor: I was pleased to read the letter from Rick Horan, in a recent edition of the Wave, regarding the ludicrous summer time parking restrictions imposed upon the good citizens of Rockaway Park commencing on May 15 of each year. I am a recent transplant to New York City. I came here late in life after having resided here […]

Send Ferry Comments To EDC!



Dear Editor: The New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is in the final stages of accepting public comments on the environmental impact statement related to the planned citywide ferry service, including our service here in Rockaway, which is scheduled to start in June of 2017. On May 23, a number of Rockaway residents and ferry advocates testified before the […]

Gaming The System



Dear Editor: The Wave’s May 27, 2016 article titled “Clean Energy Standard” by Aryeh Gelfand is a well written small article on a major topic. There are many in-depth discussions, debates and legal matters needing to be resolved. The New York State utilities, such as Consolidated Edison Co. of N.Y. has programs in place by which commercial/industrial entities can sell […]

Credit Due



Dear Editor: I am writing in reference to the story “Honoring Jane Jacobs” (May, 20, 2016) about the efforts of the Far Rockaway Beachside Bungalow historic district written by Aryeh Gelfand. I was voted on the board of directors of the Beachside Bungalow Preservation Association (BBPA) of Far Rockaway in 1985 which was the beginning of my 30 years of […]

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