Dawn Of A New Dock

Construction has officially begun on Rockaway’s long-anticipated ferry landing. New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) officials, along with local electeds and overjoyed community members, braved the cold on Wednesday morning, Jan. 25, for a first glimpse of the dock. “We’re really excited today,” said NYCEDC’s Incoming President and CEO James Patchett. “[This] is the first visible sign of progress […]

Farewell To A Father

George Kerr, Dec. 11, 1929 – Jan. 23, 2017

Editor’s Note – George Kerr, father to our editorial cartoonist Thomas Kerr, died on Jan. 23 after a long illness. We share our sincerest condolences with Tom, and wanted to share this tribute he composed for his dad. – MH My father passed this Monday last in the early hours of the morning. I’d like to collectively thank those who’ve […]

Flagpole Fight

Belle Harbor residents are seething after a decision was made by NYC Parks to remove an American flag erected in honor of a beloved FDNY lieutenant who died on 9/11. Angry complaints to The Wave have been called in about the flag at Beach 127th Street. Residents say it “was put up to honor Lt. Joe Agnello who lived on […]

The Ferry Is Real

On a cold, windy morning in January, years of waiting for the return of the beloved Rockaway ferry became a “when” instead of an “if.” On Friday, Oct. 31, Halloween night 2014, at 8:45 p.m. Athena, the final Seastreak vessel to make the trip for the service instituted just after Superstorm Sandy, made its final voyage. A few dozen people […]

Political Cartoon

One Nation

Dear Editor: As a Republican, I had the opportunity to vote for Donald Trump twice in 2016. Both times I opposed him. Now, since he took the oath of office last Friday, Donald Trump is my President… and every American’s president. Let’s give him a chance. I realize Trump has said or tweeted things that may have ticked you off […]

Plastic Bag Fees: Trolling for Nickels

(as sent to State Senator Joe Addabbo) Dear Joe, Do supermarkets or customers really want used plastic bags brought into a clean store when attached to these used bags could be roaches and bed bugs enough to contaminate the exposed food at the deli counter and to travel home with unlikely consumers? Just for health purposes, those that shun the […]

A Bridge Too Narrow

Dear Editor: This year, The Marine Park Bridge has been a big problem for those of us who have to get to work in the morning. The traffic due to construction has been pretty awful but, this morning, Jan. 24 at 7 a.m., The Marine Park Bridge, which normally has two lanes and five toll booths, was reduced to one […]

Bag Tax Is Last Thing We Need

Dear Editor: Your editorial about Albany attempting to prevent the upcoming nickel tax on our still free shopping bags is misleading. To begin with, Councilman Brad Lander is no progressive. This fee should be rightfully named the “Lander Nickel Fee Shopping Bag Tax” as Lander has become the instigator for what is really a “regressive tax” – this affects the […]

A Fare Discussion

Dear Editor: There has been recent discussion regarding providing reduced fares for low income residents. However, some middle-income residents for whom unlimited passes do not make economic sense or who take short trips or require multiple fares to complete a trip also need relief from the MTA’s fare hikes every two years. Three dollars to travel less than a mile […]