Sun Shines For St. Patrick

Rockaway residents painted the peninsula green once more for the 43rd Annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 3. Politicians, local community leaders and everyone in between braved the sea breeze for the highly anticipated march, which kicked off on Beach 130th Street and Newport Avenue at 1 p.m. The day’s festivities began with Mass held at St […]

Breaking The Chains

Cops, community come together in annual event

One hundred teens, over 25 volunteers and several police officers from the 100th and 101st Precincts gathered at the third annual “Breaking Every Chain” event at the 41st Street Cornerstone Community Center in Arverne on March 2 to engage in meaningful conversation while also partaking in a host of ice breakers and other recreational activities. The overnight tradition in which […]

2018-03-09 E-Edition


Chris Romulo isn’t just the co-owner of CROM Physical Culture, which he owns with his wife Sarah.  He’s also begun sharing his experiences these days as a motivational speaker.  Chris feels his 20-year journey through the study of Muay Thai, which took him from New York City to Bangkok, Thailand and back again can serve as a teaching tool for […]

Gang Violence Dominates CB14 Public Safety Meeting

  An uptick in gang violence took center stage at a Community Board 14 Parks & Public Safety committee meeting on March 1. Captain Vincent Tavalaro, commanding officer of the 101st Precinct, spoke at length about growing initiatives to stop the violence afflicting the community. “Violence is up in a big way this year,” Tavalaro told those assembled, with five […]

Clean Up Your Mess

Debris Issues Persist at Cross Bay Bridge

  The Broad Channel community’s request for the MTA to clean up property at the base of the Cross Bay Memorial Bridge has reportedly fallen on deaf ears as the state agency has become unresponsive, according to a local resident and civic leader. “It’s very frustrating to have no notifications from them,” began Dan Mundy Jr., who reported that the […]

Far Rock Village To Move Forward

For decades, the Far Rockaway community has begged New York City for help. Now, thanks to a committed administration and the advocacy of the community, an underutilized shopping center in the heart of the neighborhood will be transformed. On March 5, Councilman Donovan Richards announced that plans to renovate the Thriftway shopping center have finally been given the go-ahead. After […]

Buzz On Cell Towers

BC Civic debates safety of proposed antenna site

Arguments favoring the addition of a cell tower in an area plagued by constant dropped calls met firm opposition from townspeople concerned about wireless equipment endangering the health of local youth at the Thursday, March 1 Broad Channel Civic Association (BCCA) meeting held at the VFW Post #26. A representative from a wireless development company and a telecommunications consultant were […]

Food We Are

What happens when plants go from something that does not keep us alive to something that will keep us alive? What happens when civilizations are created around these plants? Is cooking what makes us human? In our modern food system, cooking is optional, but for most of history, cooking was a necessity, if you wanted to eat you had to […]

Celebrating 125 Years Of The Wave

Salute To The BC Vollies

Alone in Jamaica Bay stood Broad Channel. With no bridges connecting it to either Rockaway or the mainland, Broad Channel was vulnerable. With no city fire protection, locals knew it was only a matter of time before tragedy would strike, so they took matters into their own hands. The year was 1905 and in response to a series of house […]