New World Stages


2019-09-20 E-Edition

A Cut Above The Rest

St. Francis Holds St. Baldrick’s Event

Buzz cuts are usually reserved for the warmer months, but on Sept. 15 dozens of Rockaway residents volunteered to have their heads shaved for St. Francis de Sales’ 4th Annual St. Baldrick’s charity event to raise money for childhood cancer research. St. Baldrick’s events — where attendees collect donations, and then have their hair shaved off in solidarity with those […]

Downtown Countdown

Councilman Donovan Richards and Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Vicki Been attended the groundbreaking of a project that will transform Downtown Far Rockaway. Other elected officials and city agencies gathered at the Beach 20th Street pedestrian plaza on Wednesday, Sept. 18, to celebrate the implementation of the much-anticipated plans to fix streets with new pedestrian spaces, landscaping and […]

The Gift Of Giving

AOH makes donations from Irish Festival proceeds

This past Monday at their regular monthly meeting, the officers and members of Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 21 of Rockaway Beach and Breezy Point once again held true to their motto of “Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity” as they donated almost $29,000 of their 7th Annual Irish Festival proceeds to local parishes and organizations. The Hibernians welcomed St. Camillus/St. […]

Far Rock Resident Celebrates 112th Birthday In Style!

Coffee lover Ermisna Theodore marks milestone birthday

One Far Rockaway resident proved that there ain’t no party like a 112th birthday party last week. On Sept. 12, Ms. Ermisna Theodore celebrated her 112th birthday at the Beach Gardens Rehab & Nursing Center in Far Rockaway with family, fellow residents, journalists, and live music to boot. Originally from Haiti, Ms. Theodore is Beach Gardens’ resident coffee connoisseur and […]

“The Good Fight”

The Wave has seen the Rockaway community stand up to New York City more than once, so we’re not surprised that the folks behind Rockaway Solutions Not Shelters (RSNS) are fighting back. As we reported on our front page last week, there was a public hearing on Thursday, Sept. 12 to determine whether New York City and the Department of […]

Celebrate Car Free Day

Dear Editor: National Car Free Day is Sept. 22. It should be celebrated everyday. Millions of Americans today, including many Rockaway residents, utilize various public transportation alternatives. They include local and express bus, ferry, jitney, light rail, subway and commuter rail services. All of these systems use less fuel and move far more people than conventional single occupancy vehicles. Most […]

From the lawyer’s briefcase

Choosing the right law firm

A trial can be the right choice if you have the right lawyer. Recently, in a personal injury case in Westchester County, an injured party was compensated by a jury following a motor vehicle accident. Unfortunately, that compensation was not nearly enough. Who you choose as your lawyer is very important. Following a motorcycle crash, the injured victim sought representation, […]