February 24, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Missing Person UPDATE: Found and safe Free Access

The NYPD is seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing person within the confines of the 101 Precinct. More...

USACE Study Adapts To New Coastal Flooding Reality

A hurricane passes directly over New York City. In just one hour, the harbor rises 13 feet and floods over wharves, causing rivers on each side of the island city to converge. More...

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UPS Perps Pinched Free Access

Two Edgemere men were arrested on Monday, Feb. 20 after cops caught them wearing stolen property – taken from packages they lifted out of a UPS Drop Box on Beach Channel Drive. As The Wave reported in our Feb. 17 edition, More...

Sanders Delivers State of the District Address

State Senator James Sanders Jr. hosted a free bus trip to Albany for his constituents on Feb. 18 so they could join him during the 46th Annual Legislative Conference of the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators. More...

Cops Investigating Beach 22nd Street Shooting

A 21-year-old man is in stable condition after he was shot in the leg on Monday, Feb. 20 near Beach 22nd Street and Mott Avenue, cops say.  According to police, at around 1 p.m. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

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Hollywood’s pride

Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 89th annual Academy Awards

Football fans kicked off February with a bang, but for movie fans, the big show is at the end of the month. The Oscars is the Super Bowl of the film industry, and this year’s competition is intense.  More...

Columnists

Bar Talk

Tales From Far Rock

CLEANING UP I went to my local bar about 11:30 a.m. in the morning the other Tuesday; I swear not to drink but to use the bathroom! More...

Mayor Bill De Blasio And Transportation

Transit Talk

When it comes to public transportation, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's recent speech on his proposed $84.7 billion 2017 - 2018 fiscal year budget beginning on July 1, 2017, sounded great but provided little substance. More...

Beachcomber

The Wave would like to congratulate local businessman and Belle Harbor resident, Michael McMahon, who has been named “Mayo Man of the Year” by the esteemed Mayo Society of New York.  More...

Editorial/Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Paddy Not Patty

Saint Patrick's Day or Lá Fhéile Pádraig is as much a cultural holiday as any in New York City. In fact, the first recorded St. Patrick’s Day parade was held not in Ireland but in New York City in 1762, More...

Letters

Celebrating A Special Anniversary

Dear Editor: This coming month my son Eric Doughtry celebrates his 25th anniversary working at Park Nursing Home in Rockaway Park. This alone would be an impressive accomplishment for anyone. However, for Eric it is an epic event. More...

The Diet of Lent

Dear Editor:  March 1 marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period preceding Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the wilderness before launching his ministry.  More...

Restoring Youth

Dear Editor:  As someone who has worked in Family Court with juvenile offenders, I laud the legislative extension that will allow 16 and 17-year-olds to avert the carceral system.  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...

Upcoming Events At RAA

As spring beckons, the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA) has some exciting events to share. “Designed by Nature,” March 11 - April 9, explores the richness of nature, whose beauty, viewed through the lenses and paint brushes of artists, More...

Enterprising Duo Lays Down New Roots And Old World Values

Patrick and Antonia Akinbola have their work cut out for them. Every time they set aside a week to develop a new mural with at-risk teens in connection with LaGuardia College, More...

Breaking News - 3/2/2017 7:52 AM

Missing ALERT Free Access

The NYPD's 101st Precinct is seeking the public's assistance in locating 23-year old Brian Covington, who was last seen on Friday, Feb. 24, at approximately 10:00 p.m. inside of his residence at 22-90 Nameoke, Avenue, Apt. 3 More...

Robbery Suspects Sought Free Access

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of the unidentified males seen in the surveillance photos below. More...

Fatal Stabbing On Beach 32nd Street UPDATE Free Access

On Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 0151 hours police responded to a 911 call of a female stabbed inside of 333 Beach 32 Street within the confines of the 101 Precinct. More...

Community

CB14 Discusses Far Rock Affordable Housing

The Thursday, Feb. 16 meeting of Community Board 14’s AD-HOC Committee, held at the Bayswater Jewish Center, was focused on lowering density, parking issues and the definition of affordable housing and how much more More...

Bishop DiMarzio Addresses Immigration Reform

In his weekly column “Put Out Into The Deep,” published in The Tablet newspaper, The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn writes about several aspects of immigration reform now facing the United States.  More...

Hotel, Gardens On Rockaway Civic Agenda

Rockaway Beach Hotel and Beach Block Gardens projects to begin this spring

Rockaway is springing right into the new season with the start of two anticipated projects.  More...

School News

Tree Frogs + Sea Turtles = Amazing Study Program

St. Francis College Students Learn About Biology in US Virgin Islands

Study program in the Virgin Islands? Sign us up!  More...

Vouchers are Coming, Vouchers are Coming!

School Scope

“The first American schools in the 13 original colonies opened in the 17th century. Boston Latin School was founded in 1635 and is both the first public school and oldest existing school in the United States. More...

Business News

Curbing Your Dog Just Got Easier

Folks leaving dog poop all over Rockaway is as bad as ever. Some even tell The Wave dog poop is “organic” and failing to pick it up is not a danger for the environment. More...

Property Taxes

Real Estate Updates

I've gotten a lot of calls about the higher taxes we received from the city. Here's a reply from Robbie Schwach, deputy chief of staff for the 32 District - NYC Council:  More...

Doesn’t Comp Out?

REAL ESTATE CORNER

You thought you got lucky. Your broker found a buyer for your house who can get a mortgage and has just enough cash to make the 160K down payment (plus a 640K mortgage) on the 800K deal.  More...

Sports

For The Love Of Football

Beach Channel Alumni Association hosts Dolphins fundraiser at Bungalow Bar

The Beach Channel Alumni Association sported Dolphins gear once again as the gang reunited for a Dolphins Football fundraiser at Bungalow Bar on Saturday, Feb. More...

RLL Registration Closes Feb. 28

Registration for the 2017 Rockaway Little League (RLL) baseball and softball season closes on Tuesday, Feb. 28. More...

Unbreakable

Far Rock’s own Joseph "Mack" Williams remains undefeated

Over 1.5 million viewers tuned in to watch Joseph "Mack" Williams continue his journey to greatness.  In an eight round decision, Williams defeated former Dominican Republic Olympian Lenin Castillo in Miami, Okla. on Feb. 10.  More...

Obits

Gertrude T. Heim

Gertrude T. Heim died on Feb. 17. A lifelong summer resident and a 13-year permanent resident of Roxbury, Heim originally hailed from Glendale, N.Y. More...

Helen E. O’Gara

Helen E. O’Gara died on Feb. 20.  Previously residing in Manhattan and New Jersey, O’Gara lived in Breezy Point for 40 years.  O’Gara was a secretary by trade and was an active member of the St. More...


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