National Night Out Isn’t Just A Party

Crime is down on our peninsula, and while some might point to the city-wide decline in violent felonies as a main reason, The Wave believes that much credit must be given to the Neighborhood Coordination Officers who have formed the backbone of the Community Policing program, started by then-NYPD Commissioner William J. Bratton back in 2015. Rockaway’s precincts, the 100th […]

Rock & Roll Legend’s Rockaway Roots

Belle Harbor’s Mike Stoller helped change American music forever

In the 1950’s, music was changed forever as the legendary songwriting team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller helped create the sound known as Rock & Roll. Leiber, who died in 2011, was the word man, pumping out lyrics that would make artists like Elvis Presley relevant today. Stoller was the composer, and as we learned during The Wave’s podcast […]

Wave Of Appreciation

He’s the Man(cini)! Editor, others honored in Arverne

  Parents, educators and local leaders acknowledged community members who helped PS/MS 42 survive and thrive at the Title 1 Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meeting on July 31. The Wave’s Assistant Editor Ralph Mancini was honored at the mixer, hosted by the PS/MS 42 Robert Vernam School on Beach 66th Street, as a result of his series of articles reporting […]


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.   Rose Marie Spruyt Rose Marie Spruyt died July 31. The […]