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Darkness On The Edge Of Town

Local musician laments rampant vagrancy, pollution in Downtown Far Rockaway

A Far Rockaway resident’s reports of “drug addicts” and “mentally unstable” loiterers polluting the area surrounding the Mott Avenue subway station on Beach 22nd Street has elicited an assortment of feedback from local stakeholders, elected officials and members of the NYPD. In an email sent to multiple community leaders, Lou Guerrero vented his displeasure with having to sidestep puddles of […]

Beach Brush Off

Manhattan gets its beach, but no money in reserve for local sand provisions

Last week’s announcement of a new beach coming to Hudson River Park rubbed a few community members the wrong way, as city government continues to hold out on furnishing much-needed sand to Rockaway’s beaches. Among those who vociferously protested the funding of the vast greenspace was Rockaway Beach Civic Association President (RBCA) John Cori. The long-time beach advocate recalled how […]

Diary Of A Green Thumb

Make those Valentine’s Day roses last!

Danielle’s Rockaway Florist delivers flowers locally every day. This coming Valentine’s Day we will be delivering a high volume of beautifully arranged roses and mixed vases of flowers. A beautiful bouquet of flowers is the traditional gift for the holiday along with long stem roses in assorted colors. When our customers receive their gift of flowers, we would like to […]

Fighting City Hall’s Homeless Plan

Ozone Park Block Association calls emergency summit

The Ozone Park Block Association (OPBA) is hosting an “Emergency 5 Borough Summit Call to Action,” on Friday, Feb. 8 at 6:00 p.m. in DESHI Center, 83-10 Rockaway Blvd, Ozone Park. The number of homeless in New York City has been climbing for a decade, and has hovered around 60,000 for most of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s time in office, […]

Save The Spin

There’s no question that Far Rockaway has been neglected by past mayoral administrations. For far too long, downtown has been on the short end of the economic turnaround of New York City. Residents, especially the ones who have stayed and continue to await the promises made by the de Blasio administration to be delivered, deserve the best from all of […]

Consummate Citizen

Dear Editor: I am glad The Wave gave Danny Ruscillo front page coverage last week. He deserves it. For decades, Danny has put his time and energy into organizations and issues that affect our community. There are many reasons people are active in public service. Danny helps neighbors throughout Rockaway because it’s the right thing to do. Whether he agrees […]

Just Shoot Straight

Dear Editor: The modern day conservative movement’s founding father, late Arizona Senator and 1964 Republican Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, would have been disappointed in the recent Supreme Court decision to uphold President Trump’s position to deny transgender people the opportunity to serve in our military. He would have agreed with The Wave’s “A Desire To Serve” (Editorial – Jan. 25). […]