Members of the Community Board 14 Transportation Committee met with representatives from New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Hornblower Cruises and Events, the San Francisco based company charged with operations for the new Citywide Ferry Service, on Monday, to present the first scale-model of the new 149 passenger ferry superstructure recently completed by contractors with Horizon Shipyard and […]
Rockaway’s Ready For The FerryBut CB14 Furious About Parking Fees
A Thanksgiving To Remember
For months, The Wave has been relaying Build It Back “horror stories,” tales of local frustration with the program that was supposed to get people back in their homes after Superstorm Sandy. But as Rockaway celebrates Thanksgiving, we’re more than pleased to share the much happier story of someone getting back into her home just in time for the holidays. […]
City Raids Dayton Beach Park
For years, residents of Dayton Beach Park have complained about conditions at 8600 Shore Front Parkway. Now the city’s Department of Investigation (DOI) is doing something about it. Dayton Beach Park is a 1,100- unit, five-building federally subsidized affordable housing complex in Rockaway Beach, and is part of the city’s Housing Preservation and Development’s Mitchell Lama program, which is designed […]
Local Photog Shows Work At Roasters
Rockaway Roasters on Rockaway Beach Boulevard has been a longtime supporter of creative art expression. The laidback environment inside surrounds guests with breathtaking work by various local artists in Rockaway every couple of months. Now on display is the work of lifelong Rockaway resident Mike W. Deutsch. Recently returning from a trip in Iceland, Deutsch shares six amazingly stunning photographs […]
Conscious Of Our Treasures
The great playwright Thornton Wilder once wrote, “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” Again, as we approach the holiday season, perhaps it is time to be conscious of the treasures that surround us, despite of the many obstacles this peninsula faces. At times, it seems as if […]
No Stop On Beach 116th Street?
Dear Editor: Regarding the recently announced Rockaway ferry shuttle route, I can’t believe that there is no stop on Beach 116th Street, our commercial hub. I’ve got to think that it was an oversight not to have any stops for a full mile between Beach 108th Street and Beach 127th streets. I’ve written to EDC over a week ago but […]
Why Skip the Turkey?
Dear Editor: President Obama is taking a break from Trump transition to pardon two turkeys. Every one of us can exercise that presidential pardon power on Thanksgiving by giving thanks for health and happiness while skipping gratuitous violence. The 235 million turkeys killed in the U.S. this year have nothing to be thankful for. They are raised in crowded sheds […]
As The Wave went to press, our Patricia Hannan was out in the cold, covering the Turkey Trot and grabbed these great photos of some great competitors. Check out next week’s Wave for the whole story, results, and lots more photos.
BC Christmas Lights Giveaway
On Friday, Nov. 18, the Bungalow Bar hosted the drawing for the annual Broad Channel Christmas Lights $5,000 Giveaway. This yearly tradition started weeks after Hurricane Sandy, is a community event that brings residents together as a reminder of all they are capable of despite great hardship. Those shimmering lights shaped like trees, stars and bows represented a kind of […]
Stringer Says Trump Could Co$t City
New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has released an initial analysis of federal funding for city programs to help identify what’s at stake for New Yorkers as President-Elect Trump prepares to take office. President-Elect Trump recently said that one of his first acts, within his first 100 days, will be to “cancel all Federal funding to Sanctuary Cities.” The […]