An “Endless Summer” With Bobby J From Rockaway

Rockaway’s own Bobby J released his latest EP, “Endless Summer,” on May 5, and he hopes to provide listeners with some brand new anthems for summer 2020 with his 7-track album – much of which draws inspiration from summertime staples like Tribe Called Quest and Pharcyde, among others The EP features five songs produced by Statik Selektah – a producer, […]

Giving Tuesday Now: Wiping Out Hunger With Station RBNY 

For the past five weeks The Wave has been working to help ease the struggle for Rockaway residents by launching our hunger relief program: Feeding the Food Insecure of Rockaway.  We are proud to offer the next “wave” of this program – this time partnering with our surfing/skating friends at Station RBNY.   Station RBNY, located at 91-08 Rockaway Beach Blvd […]

Thank You, We Care

Young Colin Mundy made a special delivery to Tommy the Mailman.  A beautiful homemade card to say thank you, be safe, and, simply, we care.

A Sad Farewell

Rockaway mourns the sudden death of ferry advocate Laura Deckelman

“Keep calm and ferry on!” – Laura Deckelman The first time I met Laura Deckelman was on a ferry, which, if you know anything about Laura Deckelman, is fitting. Back in 2014, I had only been working at The Wave for a few weeks, and I was invited to take a ride on the then-Rockaway ferry by Seastreak President Jim […]

The Wave Feeds The Frontline

Showing appreciation for service during COVID-19

  May 5 – Thanks to the generosity of our donors, The Wave continues doing good deeds by attending to the spirits of our first responding and essential employees by offering lunches to those who have served the Rockaway community. First up, we caught up with our friends at the Department of Sanitation –  Garage Queens 14, located at 51-10 […]

Stacey Steps In

When food deliveries failed to make it to residents of Dayton Beach Park earlier this week, NYS Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato lept into action. Quickly organizing a group of 50 volunteers, Pheffer Amato sidestepped the co-op’s obstructive board of directors and made sure food was delivered to more than 400 people in need. Hundreds of boxes of food were dropped […]

Waterfront Celebration

The New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) has announced a series of online activities to celebrate the 520 miles of waterfront within the Five Boroughs. These activities, DCP Director Marisa Lago says, are meant to help get New Yorkers thinking about the city’s Comprehensive Waterfront Plan, which aims to make NYC’s waterfront areas more accessible, active, and resilient […]

Teacher Appreciation Day

Amid the most significant health crisis in modern times, few professions have taken on as many additional layers of responsibilities as teaching – who not only took on more duties but also had their entire profession utterly juxtaposed.  On March 19 – Governor Cuomo enacted, effectively immediately a mandate for New York State schools to adopt technology and instruction would […]

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Down By The Jetty

Uncertain Summer

Uncertainty would seem to be the mantra for the coronavirus pandemic, and now, two months into quarantine, it rings out with new problems. As the days grow longer and the temperatures climb, more people are flocking to the beaches. Last weekend, the Jacob Riis parking lot was as full as any summer holiday, and cars have been lined up back […]

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From The Lawyer’s Briefcase

Undocumented Construction Workers have Legal Rights

It is without question that undocumented immigrant workers make a significant impact on the New York City economy.  It is estimated that over 1.1 million undocumented immigrants are currently living in New York metro area. Also, according to a study done in 2016 by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, undocumented workers in New York add $1.1 billion in […]