2018-08-24 E-Edition

A Carnival Of Culture


A year ago, New York State Senator James Sanders Jr. was granted his request to hold a Caribbean Carnival in Rockaway, a life-long tradition that takes place in many of the Caribbean islands annually and worldwide. Sanders said it would be an even bigger event this time around, and boy was he right. The morning didn’t start out promising with […]

Restorative Justice 101

Program explores new methods in healing troubled youth

Recent gang-related shootings in Rockaway are part of the impetus that has spurred New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities IV (NVCHS) to lead the charge in steering youngsters away from a life of crime through inclusionary practices and building relationships. Members of NVCHS recently enlisted the services of justice educator and activist Eric Butler to introduce both adults […]

FIXING THE MTA

World Class Transit, Second-Class Treatment for Rockaway?

The president of NYC Transit Andy Byford promised New Yorkers a “world class transit system for the world’s greatest city,” at a meeting on Aug. 21. The town-hall style gathering at York College in Jamaica, Queens, was the first in a series of meetings dealing with the “Fast Forward” plan to modernize subways, buses and other forms of public transportation […]

Crime At “All-Time Low”

Waning numbers reported at 100th Pct. Council meet

A condensed 100th Precinct Community Council meeting revealed plummeting crime rates across the board in the coverage areas extending from Arverne to Breezy Point. The precinct’s recently appointed commanding officer, Captain Louron Hall, detailed a 28-percent drop in every major category with the exception of GLA (grand larceny auto theft) crimes, which experienced a “slight” 11-percent uptick. “This is Week […]

Dude, Where’s My Bike?

Rockaway resident’s ride disappears after ferry trip

A weekend sojourn into Lower Manhattan resulted in a harrowing experience for a Rockaway Park resident, who upon returning from her ferry ride back to the peninsula later that evening discovered that both her bicycle and the rack she had attached it to had been removed. “It’s kind of disheartening that they just don’t care,” said Kelly Rocco, who hasn’t […]

From Base To Art Space

Fort Tilden tour recounts site’s past as a military outpost

The awe-inspiring majestic views of the Atlantic Ocean atop an overlook that formerly served as a U.S. Army site on the grounds of Fort Tilden was one of the areas of major interest during a Saturday, Aug. 18 walking tour that treated visitors to a trip back into the not-to-distant past. The viewing platform the tour group climbed up to, […]

“Beware of Scammers,” Warn Cops

Officers caution civilians at 101st Pct. NCO meet

Money scams and drug use were some of the issues addressed at the 101 Precinct’s NCO (neighborhood coordination officer’s) meeting in Redfern on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Sector Boy cops P.O. Shakaya Slay, P.O. Nuruddin Zahed, P.O. Shaun Healy and Sergeant Robert Garrity met with residents at the Cornerstone Community Center on Hassock Avenue to discuss the ongoing battle with con […]

Who’s Playing

Who’s Playing is The Wave’s weekly lineup of local art and entertainment premiering across the peninsula. Each week, we’ll take a look at some of the live music and performers in Rockaway, Breezy Point and Broad Channel. If you are a musician or member of a band and want to share with our readers, where you’re playing or what you’re […]