The Brooklyn Cyclones Report

Grant Hartwig cementing himself as a lockdown closer

Despite just recently joining the Cyclones in the second half of May, relief pitcher Grant Hartwig has already established himself as maybe the team’s most important bullpen arm.  “I love pitching in high leverage situations,” Hartwig said. “I love having the team counting on me for some big innings and being able to step up and obviously help the team […]

Rockaway Fishing Report 

Porgies! Did I say porgies? I sure did.  There was spectacular porgy fishing this past week. Breezy Point was the scene of the crime plenty of action. On Wednesday afternoon, Roger and his family blasted them. Head boats and sporties zeroed in on the as well. Back to my favorite, striped bass fishing, and let me tell you, it’s off […]

AmpSurf Kicks off 2020 Summer Clinic Season

Continuing their work of teaching veterans, special needs individuals of all ages, and Special Olympians how to ride a wave, AmpSurf held its first clinic of summer 2022 this past Saturday, June 25.  The program, organized by local resident and Wave columnist, John Roberts, has long been a way for kids and adults to get out and try a new […]

Crime Is Up in the 100th Precinct Ahead of July 4 Holiday

Crime is currently up in the 100th Precinct, and with the summer well underway and the July 4 weekend starting today, locals are concerned with the expectations for large beach crowds in for the holiday weekend.  During the 28 day period, major crimes are up in the confines of the 100th from 30 to 55 from the previous month, and […]

Locals and Firefighters Remember “Larger than Life” Casey Skudin

On Monday, local supporters and fire department colleagues gathered to hold vigil for fallen firefighter Casey Skudin in front of his firehouse on Beach 116th Street. Skudin died earlier this month when a tree limb fell on his SUV during a windstorm while on vacation with his family, who escaped the incident with only minor injuries. The vigil, held outside […]

Ginger Ladd Presents “Rockaway Pride Drag Brunch”

Celebrating Pride Month with Rockaway’s resident drag queen.

In celebration of Pride Month, Rockaway locals and out-of-towners showed up on Saturday, June 26 for the 3rd Annual Rockaway Pride Drag Brunch hosted by Rockaway’s Queen of Queens, Ginger Ladd at The Rockaway Hotel.  People got a chance to see a pre-show private reception with the entertainers and were treated to gift bags packed with Pride merch.  The day […]

New School Superintendent Named for District 27

David Norment will replace Jennifer Carreon

David Norment was named the new School Superintendent for District 27 Monday by Mayor Eric Adams and Schools Chancellor David Banks. He’ll replace Jennifer Carreon, who served as the district leader for the past four years. Norment was one of 45 new and returning New York City public schools superintendents to be introduced by the city officials at the Department […]

Rockaway Film Festival

Upcoming shows to be presented at Arverne Cinema

The folks at the Rockaway Film Festival are proud to present two upcoming showings at Arvene Cinema. RFF is an ongoing effort to introduce Rockaway to independent films by a diverse group of filmmakers. Do Not Research In Rockaway Saturday, July 9 Arverne Cinema | Beach 72nd St, Arverne, NY 11692 8:30pm  Do Not Research presents a screening of video […]

Promenade’s Hiring Event A Success 

The Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center invited the community to a Boardwalk Hiring Event on the boardwalk at Beach 116th Street on Sunday, June 26. The staff met with a lot of potential candidates for employment, while also having a great time sharing some great family activities as well!

Little Rocks

The Rockaway Hotel’s got a great plan for summer family fun 

If you’re looking for the perfect getaway with fun for the kids as well, Rockaway is a great place to start, and The Rockaway Hotel (TRH) might have what you’re looking for! Little Rocks is The Rockaway Hotel + Spa’s first-ever kids summer program. Little Rocks will give the next generation a chance to express themselves with daily activities focused […]