April 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Top Stories

Rockaway Loses A Close Friend

Beach 116th Bulletin

Rockaway recently lost a very dear friend, the executive director for the Queens Chamber of Commerce, Jack Friedman. Jack was so involved with our borough, that he was nicknamed “Mr. Queens.”   More...

This Week On RIDING THE WAVE

On April 17, New York State Senator James Sanders, Jr. will be joining the “Riding The Wave” podcast at 10:30 a.m. He will discuss some of the major issues facing the Rockaway Peninsula, including jobs. More...

Select Bus Service

Official Point Of View

It is no secret the isolated peninsula of the Rockaways has been desperately seeking any direct, convenient path north to the rest of the borough and the rest of the city. More...

School News

Opt Out Movement Causing Panic

School Scope

I was gratified to get a message from Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder that he had voted NO on the Cuomo budget with its destructive impact on public education. More...

Business News

Lisena Landscaping

Coming To Broad Channel

If April showers bring May flowers, Lisena Landscaping wants to help you get your garden ready.  The Ozone Park landscaping company is now opening a nursery in Broad Channel. The grand opening, for the new location at 125 Cross Bay Blvd. More...

Breezy Dogs Comes To Beach 129th Street

For years, Maria’s Breezy Dogs snack truck, often affectionately just called “Maria’s” has been a well-known staple at the corner of Beach 169th Street and Rockaway Point Boulevard, just outside of Fort Tilden.  Last year More...

Columnists

Slice of Life

For those of you who read my column, you may remember I wrote a piece on “grit.” More...

Simon Says

All of us who have taken a ride up and down the peninsula know that our local streets are horrendous potholes or should I call them trenches. More...

‘Wildman’ Returns

Green Streets

“Wildman” Steve Brill made another appearance in Rockaway last Sunday, April 12, to lead a foraging tour — hosted by the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA) — of the space between Beach 59th and Beach 50th streets within the la More...

Editorial/Opinion

Fix Our Streets! Free Access

It’s nice to see some of our elected officials try to rattle the cages of the Department of Transportation to get our streets fixed, like Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and Councilman Donovan Richards have done recently. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Full Story

Letters

Freedom Of The Press

Dear Editor:  One of the basic freedoms we rely upon in our great country, and in this place we call "Our Beaches," is 'Freedom of The Press," right?  I couldn't help but take note of the wonderful editorial in last week's Wave that espouse More...

Select Bus Blues

Dear Editor: The recent announcement regarding going forward with construction of the Woodhaven Blvd. Select Bus Service (SBS) Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project was like the first step of the New York City Marathon. More...

Shooters On The Loose Free Access

Gang Violence Continues To Rise

As the frigid winter has given way to a promising spring, the sound of gunshots in Rockaway is a harsh reminder of the growing gun violence on the peninsula. More...

Term Limits For CB14?

Elected Officials, Residents Split On Issue

On Tuesday, April 14, Community Board 14 announced five new appointees to its ranks; Patricia Gillespie (11694), Darrell Mitchell (11692), Richard Altabe (11691), Joel Kaplan (11692), and Rachel Williams (11691).  More...

Community

Play Ball

The 2015 baseball and softball seasons kicked off last Saturday with the NY Premier Baseball Braves (Minor Boys) and the Bartoli Chiropractic Orioles (Major Girls) notching the year’s first victories. More...

Rockaway’s Fairy Godmother Free Access

Local non-profit organization We Care New York extended their Free Prom Boutique to Coney Island on Saturday to help girls who can’t afford to buy expensive prom dresses and accessories get ready for prom. More...

Remembering The Holocaust Together

This year marks the 70th anniversary since the Allies in World War II liberated the Nazi concentration camps.  Within their gates some 10 million people, including 6 million Jews, were carefully and coldly exterminated by the Nazis.   More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Big Opening For RAA Exhibitions

The Fort Tilden galleries of the Rockaway Artists Alliance saw more than 300 people come out for the opening of RAA’s two newest exhibitions.  More...

Who’s Playing

Who’s Playing is a quick glance roundup of live music entertainment by local musicians playing both here in Rockaway and elsewhere. All are welcome to contribute.  Saturdays- The Night Owls play The Rock NYC wine bar from 8 to 11 p.m. More...

The big 5-0

The Academy of Country Music Awards celebrates its golden anniversary live on CBS

Country music’s “party of the year” is about to celebrate its golden anniversary. More...

Milestones

RAA Celebrates 20 Years

Everyone has the ability to envision, imagine and create, but true artists bring their vision to life. More...

Sports

Locals Make All-City Hockey Squad

A pair of young skaters have been named to the 2014-15 All-New York City Hockey Team.  Belle Harbor resident Brian Ostrander, a junior forward at Xavier High School, who was an honorable mention on last year’s MSG Varsity All- New York Cit More...

Seeing Home Free Access

The Stoop

Ed Lucas was a baseball fan, born into a baseball loving family. Just hours after watching Bobby Thompson hit his historic home run against the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1951, Lucas was hit with a baseball in his face. More...

Rockaway Outdoors

Funny thing about the bay in spring, it just happens. Saturday, I made the usual rounds, not much going on, or so I thought. I was burning fuel, looking for bait, striking out wherever I went. More...

Obits

Jean Atkins

Jean Atkins died on February 24 at age 76.  Born in Wilmington, Del., Atkins, a homemaker, was a Rockaway resident for 15 years.  Atkins is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Atkins Sr.; her father, Meredith Booth; her brothers, Walte More...

James F. Boyle

James F. Boyle died on April 13 at age 72.  Born in the Bronx, he was a lifetime resident of Rockaway.  Boyle was the proprietor-innkeeper The Den in Inwood. More...

Marilyn Evans

Marilyn Evans died on March 14.  Born in Brooklyn, she was a resident of Rockaway for 50 years, raising her family here.  Evans was office manager for Dr. David Lichtenstein in Belle Harbor for 15 years. More...


Email Us
Contact Us

Copyright 1999 - 2016 Wave Publishing Co. All Rights Reserved

Neighborhoods | History

 

 

Check Out News Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Riding the Wave with Mark Healey on BlogTalkRadio