NYCEDC Announces Rockaway Ferry Shuttle Route

Free shuttle will connect Rockaway residents with Citywide Ferry Service

The Wave has learned that New York City Economic Development Corporation is releasing plans for the Rockaway Shuttle, a free bus service that will connect residents with the Citywide Ferry Service launching in summer 2017. The two shuttle routes connect the ferry terminal at Beach 108th Street with Beach 35th Street to the east, and Beach 169th Street to the […]

Locals Dems Rule Election Day

As the presidential election resulted in an upset victory for Republican Donald Trump, all of the Democrats with a Rockaway connection won their respective campaigns. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer won his race against challenger Wendy Long handily, but with the GOP keeping its majority in the Senate, Schumer will be the minority leader, not the majority leader the DNC had […]

Schumer Announces Nearly $47 Million For Rockaway

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced $46,965,661 in federal funding to the New York Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on behalf of NYC Parks for repairs to three buildings containing public services for the beaches in Rockaway. OMB will also be reimbursed for repairs made to four boardwalk sections, known as “entry islands,” which provide public access to the […]

‘Eat Out On Us’Winner

Daniel Cocozza of Belle Harbor was the winner of our “Eat Out On Us” contest, winning a $150 gift certificate to dine at one of our participating eateries. His choice? Tiberio Dimare! Breezy Point Surf Club, 101 Deli, Bungalow Bar, Elegante, Goody’s, Lenny’s Clam Bar, Thai Rock, and Vetro also took part in the contest. After getting his gift certificate, […]

Political Cartoon

Move Forward

In her concession speech on Nov. 9, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed to her supporters – and to the rest of the country – to respect the results of the election. “Donald Trump is going to be our President,” said Clinton. “We owe him an open mind. Our best days are still ahead of us if we work […]

Shocked At Meeks Endorsement

Dear Editor: I was shocked to read The Wave’s endorsement of Gregory Meeks for reelection to U.S. Congress in last week’s paper. This backing came despite the nine-term congressman’s being a no-show for Rockaway. Not only didn’t he show up or send a rep to the Wave-sponsored Candidate Night, he has largely been a no-show since he began representing the […]

Fanfare For Pheffer

Dear Editor: We, along with many others are so very pleased that Stacey Pheffer Amato has been elected State Assembly seat. Since most Democrats and Republicans agree that Phil Goldfeder was a great state assemblyman for our community, his trust in Stacey to fill his former seat does say it all. In a previous Dear Editor letter, corruption was mentioned, […]

Great Work!

Dear Editor: The Wave seems to be everywhere these days! I’ve been to several events in Rockaway over the last several weeks, even in Broad Channel and Arverne and there always seems to be a reporter from the newspaper asking people questions and taking photos. The paper has never looked better, and the stories are just great. Thank you for […]

Maximize The Mobi-Mats

Dear Editor: The “Proposed ADA Ramp/Mobi- Mat Design” article placed in The Wave on May 13, page 54, has been updated to include new features and revise the beach dune’s proposed height. Since May 13th, the following has taken place; the Parks Department has confirmed there obtaining from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FERC) the approval and funding to concrete […]