BHPOA Urging City to Fast Track Storm Protection

Members of the Belle Harbor Property Owners Association (BHPOA) have been adamant about preventive action needed to safeguard their community from another Superstorm Sandy-like storm. That sentiment only grew stronger at the group’s meeting on Oct. 18 at P.S./M.S. 114, as attendees voiced concerns that their beaches and homes remain extremely vulnerable to massive flooding that would devastate several areas […]

Military Survivor Recounts Amazing Journey

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro is an inspiration to anyone who knows the story of his personal struggles. On Oct. 12 at the El Caribe Country Club in Brooklyn, Del Toro was the featured speaker at the 14th annual Victor V. Allegretti Dinner-Dance, thrown by the Kiwanis Club of Bensonhurst and Bay Ridge. The Wave was invited […]

Hip-Hop Halloween Returns!

The Hip Hop Community Garden at the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance’s (RWA) RISE Center (58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd.) opened its gates on Saturday, Oct. 14 for its sixth spooktacular celebration of Hip Hop Halloween! Like each year before, the Halloween bash was full of fun activities for all ages to enjoy. “This isn’t your typical Halloween party,” said Carel Anthony, a […]

The Croissant Project

Cooking is like love — it should be entered into with abandon or not at all – Harriet Van Horne Rockaway’s unmatched sense of community has extended to its food. A bold, new pastry phenomena brainstormed by Rockaway Beach Bakery’s pastry chef extraordinaire Tracy Obolsky, has made its way from “an idea formed over a few beers” to a truly […]

Neponsit Resident Making Ben-Bay Kiwanis Great Again

A Neponsit-based attorney’s commitment to helping children in need was the focal point of his induction speech as the new leader of the Bensonhurst-Bay Ridge Kiwanis Foundation at the 14th annual Victor V. Allegretti Dinner-Dance held Thursday, Oct. 12 at El Caribe Country Club in Brooklyn. Joseph Mure announced his plan for creating an exploratory group to find local children […]

Sky’s The Limit for QIRT

A select group of high school juniors and seniors were introduced to a new program at the Queens High School for Information, Research and Technology (QIRT) in Far Rockaway on Monday, Oct. 16. The Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program was provided to the QIRT students by PSEG Long Island (PSEGLI). The program is designed to provide the students […]

Rockaway Brewing Co. Named One Of NYC’s Best Taprooms

Since last summer, locals and in-the-know tourists alike have been flocking to Rockaway Brewing Company’s Arverne location – a colorfully eclectic yet carefully curated space that truly captures the peninsula’s charm – aptly named Rockaway Brewing Co. at the Beach. So, it comes as no surprise that the beachy brewery has garnered acclaim for its crisp beer and intoxicating atmosphere. […]

St. James To Hold Fundraiser For Puerto Rico

Epstein’s Beach has had its share of big parties this summer, its first in Rockaway, but on Saturday, Oct. 21, there’s even more reason to visit. Pat Conlon, one of the co-owners of   Epstein’s Beach, located at the corner of Beach 90th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, says he’s teaming up again with St, James Clothing owner Jimmy Dowd to […]


Dorothy Farrell died Oct. 18.  She was a lifelong resident of Roxbury.

With A Little Help From Our Friends

Dear Editor: Friday the 13th, was a lucky day for us in Broad Channel this October. The subway station garden, adopted by the Civic Association in 1990, got a 100 percent improvement thanks to Ciaragrace Donley of NYC Councilman Eric Ulrich’s office, Alex Zablocki of the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, and a handful of valued volunteers.  The weeds are gone, […]