2017-12-15 E-Edition

Pulling No Punches With Build It Back

A Rockaway Park resident’s dream of having his hurricane-ravaged home adequately reinforced by the mayor’s Build-It-Back (BIB) program has turned into a prolonged ordeal as his complaints about poorly installed hurricane straps have fallen on deaf ears. Joseph Longo couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed by a sense of confusion and helplessness when circling portions of his unoccupied two-story home at […]

A Demand for Transparency

Dayton Beach Shareholders Seeking Board Overhaul

Mismanagement gripes concerning the current leadership at the Dayton Beach Park cooperative have prompted longtime shareholders to issue a public appeal for government intervention and the installation of a new board of directors. The Dayton Beach development is comprised of five residential buildings on Shore Front Parkway in Rockaway Beach, Under the development’s current regime, charged Joanne Smith, no one […]

Santa, Dancers And More At RBCA Xmas Party

A few little snow flurries didn’t deter local residents from braving the elements at the Rockaway Beach Civic Association’s annual Christmas party and tree lighting ceremony featuring candy canes, hot chocolate and a whole lot of dancing. Choreographed routines performed by Elaine’s School of Dance brought a warm rush of holiday joy to the 40-plus spectators gathered outside Peninsula Library […]

CB14 Chair Slams Proposed Co-Op Conversions At Dayton Beach Park

A longtime Dayton Beach Park resident disputed a recent statement advocating for the conversion of the Mitchell-Lama development from an Article II co-operative property to an Article XI building complex that would theoretically benefit shareholders by affording them an opportunity of realizing a profit on their investment. During a phone interview with The Wave, Community Board 14 Chairperson Dolores Orr […]

All Systems Go On Courthouse Conversion

Members of the Rockaway Beach Civic Association (RBCA) have been assured that the current proprietor of the old Rockaway Courthouse must keep his word. That was the message sent at the Dec. 7 meeting at the Beach 90th Street Knights of Columbus; Uri Kaufman the developer of the courthouse property would not be granted the right to have deed restrictions […]

Editorial: Missing The Taste

The Wave is missing its winter Taste of Rockaway. When we heard that there were no plans to hold a winter version of the food fest, we were disappointed. When Rockaway eateries open their doors for the restaurant crawl – which was created in 2013 to spotlight the peninsula’s growing niche in the food industry – it brings the entire […]

Menorah Lights Up Beach 116th Street

The first night of Hanukkah was a smashing success on Beach 116th Street as the Rockaway Civic Association gathered local business owners and residents to light the menorah on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Along with doughnuts and coffee to keep the winter chill out, the traditional Hanukkah songs and cheery disposition of the crowd warmed all in attendance. Before celebrations began, […]

El Mundo De La Musica

Featherston Part Of RPI’s Fast Start

Rockaway Park’s Bard Featherston, former Xaverian Clipper is a member of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men’s basketball team. He has helped the Engineers win five of their first six games, including a 2-0 record in the Liberty League.