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Grand Opening In Far Rock

On May 6, Councilman Donovan Richards joined La Quinta Inn representatives and Edgemere community leaders for the ribbon-cutting and grand opening of the new La Quinta Inn located on Rockaway Beach Boulevard.  More...

USACE Updates Jamaica Bay Task Force

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is – some would say finally – getting ready to present a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Rockaway/Jamaica Bay Reformulation Study.  More...

Food Trucks Stir Debate

Food trucks and other vendors cannot be located within a three block distance from the brick and mortar businesses located along Beach 116th Street, if Community Board 14 has anything to say about it.  More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Carmen Frank

A Retrospective: An Artist’s Vision

Carmen Frank, an artist living in Rockaway, will be opening a special exhibition at the Brooklyn Public Library on Wednesday, May 18 from 6 – 8 p.m.  The exhibit, “A Retrospective: An Artist’s Vision” is curated by Boris More...

The Hero of Rockaway

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Elvis & Nixon – The King Calls

Moviescope

When The King calls, be ready.  In 1970, The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley, called on U.S. President Richard Nixon. More...

Sports

RLL Roundup

Rain washed out numerous games last week but the lumber was flying between raindrops as the first half of the 2016 season ended with several high-scoring affairs. In the Major Girls tilt between the St. More...

Summer Means Cyclones Baseball

The Stoop

The Brooklyn Cyclones are one of the most popular minor league teams in the country.  They’ll be starting the 2016 season at the end of June, and win or lose; they will likely continue to enjoy record-breaking crowds.   More...

Rockaway Outdoors

Finally, a spring run that will be remembered.  Jamaica Bay fishing exploded last week, as hungry bass made themselves known. Boaters, shore anglers, and kayakers all caught and caught well.  More...

Letters

State Of Redundancy

Dear Editor:  Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal creating the New York State Design and Construction Corporation to provide oversight for all Metropolitan Transportation Authority capital projects worth $50 million or more is redundant.  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...

Portrait Of An Artist: John Russo Free Access

Born the son of the son of a Vatican priest in Coney Island, Brooklyn, avid artist John Russo was a laborer his entire life until retirement. Restaurateur, real estate broker, and contractor, Russo turned his attention to academia and art at 65. More...

A Guide to Saving Water and Your Lawn

(StatePoint) No longer must you choose between your lawn and saving water. Experts say there are ways to save both water and money that won’t hurt your turf.  More...

After Taste of Rockaway Free Access

Hundreds of hungry patrons came out to Rockaway Beach to nosh on small bites from more than 17 different locations and storefronts participating during the fifth annual Taste of Rockaway restaurant crawl on May 7. More...

Community

The Fat Cardinal Free Access

During our tour of the Taste of Rockaway, The Wave came across a trio of bakers nestled in the corner of Uncle Louie G’s on Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Thomas Quinn, John Pagano and Jim Otton make cookies. More...

Waterside Dance Team Performs at UniverSoul Circus!

On Wednesday, May 4, the Waterside School for Leadership dance team performed at the UniverSoul Circus.  Under the direction of Ms. Shepherd, the dance team impressed the audition committee and was selected to join the opening act! More...

West Pond Breach Free Access

The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy posed new problems for Broad Channel residents after it breached a portion of the West Pond at Gateway National Recreation Area. More...

School News

School Scope

UFT Elections: Why Vote for MORE/New Action?

By now if you are a currently working or retired UFT member you have received one of the 189,469 ballots sent out, almost 63,000 to the retirees. More...

Business News

Save The Stubs And Bills

REAL ESTATE CORNER

It’s a good idea to save a billing stub from PSEG (our electric utility company) and one from National Grid (our gas provider). These stubs have your account number, customer service telephone numbers, and emergency phone numbers. More...

Columnists

The Power of Ceremony

Health & Harmony

I have always been enamored with ceremony. Yes, I am in love with rituals.  Performance of a rite is symbolic of traditions handed down from generation to generation. The symbolism carries a note of sacredness for me. More...

Beachcomber

After a soggy week, the weather cooperated just in time for a bevy of great events this weekend in Rockaway. From Broad Channel to Breezy Point and everywhere in between, the afternoon sun was a welcome sight!   More...

An Intern’s Take

I can’t believe that we are almost halfway through 2016. With June right around the corner, I’ve decided to take the opportunity to do a personal assessment of myself. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Privacy Invaded

The Wave is disappointed with Community Board 14’s decision to support a proposal that allows New York City to prohibit smoking in new housing developments of nine units or more.  More...

Editorial Comment

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Proposed ADA Ramp/Mobi-Mat Design

It’s My Turn

The New York City Parks Department’s proposal for a Phase 6 plan to build five American Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps and two vehicle ramps within the Rockaway Beach, Belle Harbor and Neponsit communities “will not go forward,” as st More...

Obits

Thomas J. Mulligan

Executive Director of the Breezy Point Surf Club

Thomas John Mulligan, of Breezy Point, died May 6.  Mulligan was a summer resident since 1979, coming from Staten Island, and a permanent resident since 1996.  He is remembered for his 50 years of service as executive director of the Breezy More...

Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter, 65, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died on April 28.  He was an MTA bus driver and a Rockaway/Broad Channel resident for more than 40 years.  More...

Mary M. Duffy

Mary M. More...


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