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Tolls, Tolls, Go Away

To try and eliminate congestion along the Cross Bay and Marine Parkway bridges, the MTA is looking to do away with the cash lane.  More...

A Ferry Emissions Concern? Free Access

Plans for Citywide Ferry Service could increase air pollution, according to a draft Environmental Impact Statement that was quietly posted to the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) website last month. More...

Rainy Rotary Run

The harsh winds and heavy rain weren’t enough to deter runners from lining up along the boardwalk, at Beach 106th Street and Shorefront Parkway, on May 1, for the Rotary Club of Rockaway’s 38th annual Ocean Run/Walk 5K.  More...

School News

UFT Elections Are Coming; Why Vote For MORE?

School Scope

Every three years, the UFT holds an election and despite being retired for 14 years I get sucked into the campaign to challenge Unity, the caucus that has controlled the UFT since its inception almost 60 years ago. More...

Business News

Park Slope Midwives

Last year, Park Slope Midwives delivered 700 babies at New York Methodist Hospital. The independent practice began in 1993, with offices in Park Slope, Borough Park, and Williamsburg. Now, Park Slope Midwives is expanding to Rockaway Park, too.  More...

Columnists

Matters Of The Heart

Dear Michele,  My boyfriend broke up with me last month after we were together for a year. He didn’t really give me a reason why. Sometimes I feel like I hate him, but sometimes I think I still love him. More...

Slice Of Life

On April 22, a 16-year-old Delaware high school student was killed during a bathroom fight at school. More...

College Signing Day

Dispatches

May 2 is College Signing Day – a day of great excitement and celebration. Across all five boroughs, high school seniors have made their final decisions on where they’ll be attending college this September. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Great Taste Free Access

It is an event borne of misery, but on May 7, the Taste of Rockaway once again presents us with a reason to celebrate our community. More...

Editorial Comment

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An Open Letter to NYC Parks Department Commissioner

It’s My Turn

Last year, the NYC Parks Department presented a beach access plan to the Belle Harbor and Neponsit Home Owners associations that involved extensive plans for cement ramps compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on four of our beaches More...

Weekender

Who’s Playing

Who’s Playing is The Wave’s weekly lineup of local art and entertainment premiering across the peninsula. Each week, we’ll take a look at some of the live music and performers in Rockaway, Breezy Point and Broad Channel.   More...

August West @ Thai Rock

Why not go a "little bit farther than you've gone before" on May 7, with the Grateful Dead cover band August West. More...

Jane’s Walk 2016

Jane Jacobs and Fannie Holland Pioneers of Different Centuries

Enjoy a free walking tour on Saturday, May 7 from 2- 4 p.m. with Vivian Carter, author of Images of America: Rockaway Beach (Arcadia 2012).  More...

Goldfeder Gets The Save Free Access

Says city puts own interests above the well-being of extremely vulnerable children

Another city agency attempting to bully its way into Rockaway has been blocked by Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder. It’s becoming a familiar role for Goldfeder, one he may be forced to perform again soon. More...

Community

Big Beach Cleanup Free Access

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, volunteers with the NYC-based advertising agency Droga5 were out in Rockaway Beach on May 5, to help and give back to the community. More...

Gabriel's Rockaway Free Access

My wife Esther and I recently welcomed our son, Gabriel - our third child - into the world. I want to thank everyone who reached out to us to offer their blessings, congratulations and well-wishes on this joyous occasion. More...

Katz: Thumbs Up For BC Street Raising Progress

“This is one of the best working task forces I’ve seen,” said Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, after reviewing the progress of the $28 million Broad Channel Street Raising Project.  More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Michael ‘Beasy’ Bendetto Returns

He was the first artist to perform a solo acoustic performance at the Noisy Paint Box opening reception and, he says, a very unofficial founding member of Rockaway Artists Alliance 15 years ago. More...

Saying ‘Good’-bye

‘The Good Wife’ ends its seven-season run

Viewers love a good TV drama, but every once in a while a show comes along that rises above the typical prime-time fare — a show that catches the attention of audiences and critics for its writing, acting and more.  More...

Sports

Rockies Nip Reds In RLL Pee Wee Senior Thriller

Rain washed out last Sunday’s slate but there was enough action to go around on Saturday, highlighted by the J&E Industries Rockies’ extra inning win over the previously undefeated Slices ‘n Ices Reds.  More...

The Stoop

The last Yankees team that finished under the .500 mark was the 1992 squad, managed by Buck Showalter. More...

Letters

Don’t Smoke Around Your Pets

Dear Editor:If you are a pet parent and animal lover, like me, you’ll do anything to keep your baby safe and happy. More...

Obits

John J. Raphael

John J. Raphael, died April 28. He was a longtime New York City resident. Raphael was a bank executive and a U.S. Navy Veteran serving from 1953-1956. He was preceded in death by his sister, Joan Nelson. More...

Judith M. Quadrozzi

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Walter J. Sims Jr.

Walter J. Sims Jr., died April 16.  He was a life-long resident of the Rockaways.  Sims was preceded in death by his father, Walter Sims Sr.; mother, Gladys Sims and brother-in-Law, Steven Lorenzano.  More...


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