Crisis At Oceanside

After weeks with no gas, residents now dealing with asbestos scare

For weeks, residents of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Oceanside Apartments in Arverne haven’t had gas in their apartments. Making matters worse, rumors of asbestos being found during gas pipe repairs started to grow. Those concerns prompted Congressman Gregory Meeks to hold an emergency meeting with NYCHA and residents on July 23. The pipe repairs were necessary because […]

2018-07-27 E-Edition

“Fix The A-Train!”


When jazz legend Billy Strayhorn wrote, “If you should take the A train, you’ll get to where you’re going in a hurry,” for Duke Ellington’s signature song, “Take The A Train,” those words were factual. To today’s commuters, it’s a fantasy. That’s why residents and community advocates took to the streets of Far Rockaway to “turn up the heat” and […]

Obituaries 7-27-18

Advisory: Obituary information will only be accepted if sent through a funeral home or cemetery. The Wave does not assume responsibility for any incorrect information that is printed in the obituary section. Note: Obituaries are published based on the date they are sent from each respective funeral home. Vincent (AKA Vince the Cheeseman) J. Meli Vincent (AKA Vince the Cheeseman) […]

The Play’s The Thing

Catching up with the talent behind RTC’s “9 to 5”

The Rockaway Theater Company’s smash hit “9 to 5,” has been all the rage on local social media recently, and this week, producer Susan Jasper sat down with The Wave to discuss the play, the past, and what the RTC has in store for theater fans in the future. “We actually wanted to do ‘Rent,” said Jasper, explaining that the […]

The Glorified Tomato

My zucchinis grew out of the blue!

I’ve never had much luck with zucchini but this year, the squash gods granted me bounty. I said to myself as I peered down over the plant, “Wow, they look like real zucchinis.” Have you ever seen the plant? The vegetables grow outwards on an angle. They seem to defy gravity. The fruit is bulky yet the large yellow flowers […]

Super Boardwalk Street Fair

Great weather made for a well-attended Super Boardwalk Street Fair on the Rockaway boardwalk from Beach 84th to Beach 86th Street on July 21. More than 20 vendors pitched up tents with a dazzling display of assorted items to choose from. Residents and passing beach goers are introduced to a rather large diversity of vendors old and new, carrying some […]

Overdoses, Robberies On Rise In 101st Precinct


The 101st Precinct Community Council meeting on July 18 touched on several subjects, ranging from an uptick in heroin overdoses and robberies to a lack of adequate parking spots. As they do each month, police officials met with local representatives to discuss the problems facing the community this summer. One of the most dangerous concerns addressed involved a recent spat […]

Locals, DHS Discuss Loretta Road Shelter


New York City’s Department of Homeless Services (DHS) ran in to a wall of questioning on July 24, as agency officials met with concerned locals to discuss plans for the Loretta Road homeless shelter, slated to open in Far Rockaway this September. Community Board 14 chairperson Dolores Orr led the charge Tuesday evening, lambasting the DHS for bailing on a […]

Fisheads Bring Home The Bacon


Rockaway Rugby RFC returned from the 2018 Empire GU Connecticut 7s tourney as champions. The Fisheads, captained by Ciaran O’Hara, finished the games as Empire Men’s Bowl Champions after crushing Yale Alumni by 28-14 in their final game. The peninsula’s boys-in-blue traveled for two hours to compete in the event, hosted by New Haven Old Black Rugby Football Club in […]