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A Groundbreaking In Belle Harbor Free Access

It was a hot day, and there wasn’t much room under the hastily constructed tents the city had set up for the special press conference on Beach 131st Street. More...

Official Point Of View

I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since the beginning of designated surfing beaches in Rockaway. More...

Batteries Not Included

Anatomy Of An Aftermath

Sadly, the Heartless Brothers did nothing as is their wont. Stories about the homeless, how their families turn their backs, resonate.  Flesh and blood, dark meat, white meat, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, were served. More...

School News

Amazon Jungle Culture

School Scope

The Aug. 16 Sunday Times article (Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace) on the vicious backstabbing culture at Amazon where people who are ill and devote time to their children are often degraded, More...

Business News

Polly & Esther Is Open

Belle Harbor recently welcomed its newest business as Polly & Esther Boutique celebrated its grand opening on Aug. More...

Battling Capital One Closure

“I have about 600 petition signatures,” noted community activist Floyd Smith, indicating the number of residents who are against the closing of the Capital One Bank branch at 1739 Seagirt Boulevard in Far Rockaway.  The branch, which More...

Mortgage Payment Calculation

REAL ESTATE CORNER

It is sometimes useful to estimate your monthly mortgage payment when interest rates change.  More...

Sports

SVA’s Sports Show celebrates years of visual excellence Free Access

The Stoop

The School of Visual Arts has developed some of the most prominent photographers and artists in the sports industry. “The Sports Show,” a new exhibition at 601 West 26th Street is opening on Aug. More...

STV Softball Awards

The season officially ended for the eight teams that made up the 2015 T & W Far Rockaway Stop The Violence Women’s Softball League as awards were handed out at a ceremony at O’Donohue Park on Aug. 16.  More...

Rockaway Outdoors

The “summer doldrums” is a term fishermen use to describe this part of the season. August brings with it some unusually hot days that have a serious impact on the inshore fisheries.   More...

Letters

Thank You, Rockaway

Dear Editor: As my son Eric's birthday approaches, I made a list of all my gratitude. At birth, my son was diagnosed with a very rare genetic syndrome. His symptoms include, but are not limited to, mental retardation, autism, More...

Weekender

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 information.  Tuesdays 8 p.m. More...

Little Shop Of Horrors - Opens! Free Access

Memo from the RTC

I’ve been hard at work with Rockaway Theatre Company Master Builder Tony Homsey to finish the set in time for the Aug. 21 opening of Little Shop of Horrors. Well, Tony has been hard at work while I mostly watch. More...

That’s A Wrap! Free Access

Having grown up in a household fed by my mom, my food standards have always been pretty high. Whether you serve breakfast, lunch or dinner, I’ve pretty much had a great version of whatever meal I am presented. More...

Drowning Death Raises Questions

Could five year old Ezekiel Gray have been saved? That’s a question many are asking following the boy’s drowning death on Aug. More...

A Memorial For Justin Free Access

Justin Zemser was one of eight people who lost their lives in the derailment of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 in Philadelphia. More...

Community

No Day At The Beach

A power outage struck parts of the Rockaways on Aug. 15, affecting residents and commuters alike.  Residents as far as Breezy Point reported a sudden loss of electricity around 11:30 a.m. More...

Sandy Claims Help For Breezy

Starting Aug. 25, a sign will be hanging outside the Point Breeze Association in Breezy Point. It will say “Sandy Claims Office,” and attorney Bill Kelly, of the law firm McCarthy & Kelly LLP, recommends you stop in.  More...

Still No Veto For LNG

On Aug. 16, Rockaway residents, business owners, and elected officials gathered in Rockaway to draw a figurative line in the sand from their community to Long Beach, Long Island, where last week residents also voiced More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

SOUTHPAW- RAGING JAKE

Moviescope

Southpaw may not be the best boxing movie ever made, but its furious, impassioned performance by Jake Gyllenhaal puts it in the ring with Robert De Niro (Raging Bull).  More...

Sounds Of Reggae Fill O’Donohue Park

The Sounds of Reggae filled the air as the three-piece band British Dependency! performed on Aug. 15 in O’Donohue Park.  The group hails from the British Isle of Anguilla. More...

Columnists

It’s More Than A Dunkin’ Donuts

Eye On Rockaway

It was amazing to read some of the reactions after Councilman Donovan Richards posted photos of the Dunkin’ Donuts / Baskin Robbins sign going up in the Thriftway Shopping Center last week. More...

Looking Back

The Wave’s archives were largely lost to Hurricane Sandy.  But through piecing together online sources, we are once again able to present this feature.  There may be some gaps in the record, some years may be missing, but here’s More...

Beachcomber Free Access

Our local businesses, especially those owned by local people, are a powerful tool in moving a community forward. Your continued support of these businesses is a huge part of what makes Rockaway the place it is and can be. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Tiresome Game Free Access

Over the last few weeks, Rockaway has been playing the compare game. One group is frustrated with progress being made in another community, another group is wondering why – months after the fact – their needs are not being addressed. More...

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Surfin’ Bird

It’s My Turn

On the Rockaway Peninsula, there exists a tale of two bird sanctuaries both of which are located on the beach. One is in Breezy Point on the west end of the peninsula and the other is in Edgemere on the east end of Rockaway. More...

Obits

Doris L. Branch

Doris L. More...

Julia Darcy

Julia Darcy died on Aug. 15.  Born in Galway, Ireland, she was a resident of Rockaway for 12 years after moving from Flatlands in Brooklyn.  Darcy was a devoted member of St. More...

Ana Elba DeJesus

Ana Elba DeJesus died on June 10 at age 86.  Born in San Turce, Puerto Rico, she was a Rockaway resident for more than 20 years, and worked as a home health aide.   More...


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