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MTA Is On Board With QueensRail

It’s all aboard for a long-sought MTA study of an abandoned commuter rail line in Queens. More...

Foam Top Frenzy

Heavy rains didn’t deter the crowd from Locals Surf School’s Foam Top Frenzy surf competition.  The premise of the event was no “real” surfboards allowed and surfers competed for awards in three different divisions: best More...

Friends Of Rockaway: Still On The Job

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy many groups, both home grown and from around the world, came to help with Rockaway’s recovery needs. More...

School News

School Scope

I’m responding to some pro-Kasich items that have been floating around since his recent visit to Howard Beach. More...

Business News

A Grand Opening

The All-American Bagel & Barista Company II launched its grand opening in style on Saturday, March 26.  The Broad Channel shop, formerly known as Rock N Roll Bagels, was recently renovated and reopened under original owners Rob Pisani and Bo More...

SPRING IS HERE!

REAL ESTATE CORNER

As Spring arrives we are about to enter the best and busiest time of the year in the real estate business. I am optimistic and hopeful for an excellent season. More...

Columnists

An Intern’s Take

Have you heard that our two democratic candidates; Bernie and Hillary are prepared to debate? You may ask well, what are they debating about?  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. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Last Sunday was so windy; I would not have been surprised to see small pets hang gliding at the end of their leashes. Or young children picked up by the powerful wind and pinned to playground fences. More...

Editorial/Opinion

No Way, QueensWay Free Access

The Wave continues to support the reactivation of the Rockaway Beach Rail Line (RBRL), which is being increasingly identified as the QueensRail. More...

Editorial Comment

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Obits

Kristine Schneider

Kristine Schneider died April 6.  Born in Rockaway Beach, she was a lifelong Rockaway resident.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Mary Lou Schneider; grandparents, Nora and Walter Young, and uncle, David Young.  More...

John T.“Jack” Smith

John T. “Jack” Smith died April 4.  Born in Brooklyn, he was a Rockaway resident since moving from there in 1969. More...

Margaret Ann Strack-Steinert

Margaret Ann Strack-Steinert, 83, died March 29.  Born in Washington D.C., she was a lifelong resident of Rockaway.  With her sister, Kathryn Pierce, Strack-Steinert was the proprietor of Breezy Point Liquors. More...

Boardwalk from B108-B124 will NOT Open on Memorial Day Free Access

City will be able open B39 to B73 by May 30

The Wave has learned that the section of Boardwalk from Beach 108th Street to Beach 124th Street, scheduled to open by Memorial Day 2016, will instead be pushed back to sometime in July, 2016. More...

An ‘Outlier’ Visits RPHS Free Access

Adam Halpern and Dr. Deborah Mayerson have been best friends since the second grade. She was with him during all his milestones, including his becoming a teacher, a husband, and a father. More...

Community

Participatory Budgeting Results

The votes are in, and Councilman Eric Ulrich will now dispense a million dollars of his discretionary funds.  Votes were submitted over the last two weeks, and residents of Ulrich’s district were allowed to vote for up to five projects of More...

St. Bernard Project, Friends of Rockaway Recognized

The Beach 88th Street headquarters of the St. Bernard Project / Friends of Rockaway was busier than usual on Tuesday afternoon, March 22. More...

RWA Intro Intergen Program Free Access

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance’s Shore Corps program kicked off the First Wave Intergenerational Program last week at Arverne View. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Hello, My Name Is Doris – Sally Has A Field Day

Moviescope

Sally Field takes a quirky, potentially one-note role and runs it through an emotional spectrum that may end with her holding an Oscar.  More...

Final Weekend For POW! And Recreate

From The Artists Studio

If you are, protestingly, going to see “POW!,” the teacher/student exhibit in Fort Tilden, (‘oh, it’s students – not that good’) only because your sister-in-law has a painting in it, be quiet and go; you will be in More...

Fred Haynes Free Access

Portrait of an Artist

If you picked up a copy of The Wave in the past year or so, you might have noticed the weekly comic strip, “The Hero of Rockaway.” Lifelong Rockaway resident Fred Haynes is the creator of the unique strip. More...

Sports

BCAC Little League Walk-A-Thon

Last year Broad Channel little leaguers, from kindergartners to eighth graders, walked their way to raising more than $12,000 for the Jamaica Bay Little League Walk-A-Thon.  With the Broad Channel Athletic Club Opening Day coming up on Saturday, More...

Rockaway Outdoors

Striped bass fishing showed a noticeable improvement this past week. Keep in mind the N.Y. season doesn't open till April 15. New Jersey had a head start on us, and they took advantage of that and it seems that it is definitely an early run.  More...

Thor’s Hammer Powers Mets Free Access

The Stoop

From the flowing locks of blonde hair, to his Nordic features and the right arm that delivers incredible power, it’s easy to see why they call him Thor. More...

Letters

Democratic Campaign Comes To Rockaway

Dear Editor:  On April 19, registered Democrats and Republicans in Rockaway will continue the process of choosing the nominees for general election.  Unlike the Republican race, where personal insults have taken the attention away from the More...

Fair Fare Makes Sense

Dear Editor:"A Fair Fare For Far Rock" (Daniel Offner -- April 1) makes sense. The Far Rockaway Long Island Rail Road branch has plenty of empty seats to accommodate additional weekend riders. More...

While I Was Sleeping

Dear Editor:  Two weeks ago, my block was under construction as a new water main was being installed two weeks ago. More...

Weekender

Who’s Playing Free Access

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...

Judges, Entries Set For Chili Cook-Off

This year, the 100th Precinct Community Council’s 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off will have four judges: Mark Healey, managing editor of The Wave; Sgt. Jean Daouphars of the NYPD Harbor Unit, and Cydnee Davis of Explorer Post 2241. More...

Spring Concerts At St. Francis Prep

On Friday, April 22, and Friday April 29, nearly 600 students will participate in St. Francis Prep’s annual spring concerts.  More...


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