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Addabbo Slams De Blasio’s Homeless Plan

While Mayor Bill de Blasio’s newest plan to tackle homelessness across the city calls for the reduction of several hundred hotel and cluster shelter sites, one local elected is calling foul on the proposal, More...

Broad Channel Vollies Salute Another Year

112 Years of service is celebrated at Fire Department’s Annual Installation Dinner

Dozens of officers, alongside their family and friends, gathered to celebrate another year of excellent service and to swear in the new officers of the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department at the American Legion Hall on Saturday, Feb. 25.  More...

Official Point Of View

NYC veterans deserve more

Queens is home to more veterans than any other borough, but before last year, they were forced to travel to lower Manhattan to seek assistance from the City.  More...

Business News

Back In Business

Rockaway Business Alliance talks big plans, announces board members

Rockaway’s revitalization has gone peninsula-wide with the formation of the Rockaway Business Alliance (RBA), formerly the Beach 116th Partnership. A bustling room full of eager local business owners set the scene More...

Pull The Trigger

REAL ESTATE CORNER

I’ve been doing very well recently after a lull during the holidays - I’ve just put a bunch of properties into contract. More...

Sports

Don’t call it a comeback

During my childhood in Brooklyn, my friends and I spent many a day on one of the many stoops on East 39th Street, often arguing about whose favorite players were better. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Mayor’s New, New Homeless Plan

Every time Mayor Bill de Blasio talks about homelessness, he talks about shelters. When he talks about shelters, many in Rockaway clench their jaws grimly.  More...

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Letters

A Sucker’s Bet

Dear Editor:  So Mayor de Blasio’s new homeless plan is about building 90 new shelters? How many will Rockaway get, I wonder? More...

Preparing Global Citizens

Dear Editor:  Like many New Yorkers, I am a child of immigrants. Being a city of immigrants is what makes us strong and resilient, and as New Yorkers, we take pride in living in a diverse, multicultural place. 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...

Jamaica Bay Events and Programs

March is here, and it is time to Find Your Park: Join a beach cleanup, take a tour of historic Fort Tilden, or learn about composting at an introductory workshop. March is a month with an uncertain reputation, More...

Sign up now for RWA’s Summer Programs!

While summer might still be a bit of a ways away, the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA) is gearing up for its best season of summer programing yet. More...

Redfern Youth: Re-Open Our Community Center! Free Access

As of Friday, March 3, for reasons unknown to the public, the Redfern Community Center was closed without warning until further notice. More...

The Boys From Beach 111th Street Free Access

The Wave reunites childhood friends

When a newspaper has been around as long as The Wave has, it seems logical that over the years, people have found lost connections simply by flipping through its pages. More...

Community

Press Conference Against Charter School Relocation To Beach Channel campus Free Access

Ever since the Department of Education's plans to relocate New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities IV at the Beach Channel Educational Complex became public, parents and other community leaders have been concerned. More...

RDRC Accepting 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program Applications

The Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation (RDRC) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). In order to qualify for the SYEP, applicants must be More...

Redfern Residents Want Lakia Back!

Members of the Redfern Community Center are fuming at the Police Athletic League (PAL) over the sudden discharge of the center’s director, Lakia Echols. At a meeting held at the center on Tuesday, Feb. 28, members demanded answers More...

Columnists

Will Yet Another Transit $Tudy Make A Difference For Rockaway?

Transit Talk

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz’s recent call for “Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Cuomo to create a comprehensive plan with a macro view and citywide coordinated agenda for transportation” in her annual state of the borough More...

Simon Says

The 42nd Annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be kicking off on Saturday, March 4 at 1 p.m. on Beach 129th Street and Newport Avenue. More...

How To Get Your Flowers to be Bright Green for your Saint Patrick’s Celebration

Diary Of A Green Thumb

The big St. Patrick’s Day parade is approaching this Saturday. An annual event in the Rockaways, it attracts big crowds up to 50,000 on a warm March afternoon. Ah, and there’s plenty of bagpipe music. More...

Obits

Denis E. Hickey

Denis E. Hickey died on Feb. 27.  The proprietor of Hickey’s Bar in Rockaway for many years, he was also active in several clubs and organizations.  More...

Daniel F. O’Sullivan Jr.

Daniel F. O’Sullivan Jr. died on Feb. 25. A longtime Broad Channel resident, O’Sullivan Jr., known to many as “Dobbs,” died at the age of 58 after a battle with cancer. More...

Dolores Anne Ryan

Dolores Anne Ryan died on Feb. 26. A lifelong Rockaway resident, Ryan was a former teacher and administrative assistant. More...

Rockaway St. Patrick's Day Parade

42nd Annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017 Line Of March

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Black And Green

Irish-Americans and African-Americans are two cultures and two traditions that have had a huge influence on American culture.  St. Patrick’s Day offers a chance to see how those stories intersect. More...

Mayo Man Of The Year Free Access

The celebrations of Irish culture in Rockaway don’t just end with this weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Rockaway resident and owner of Rogers Pub on Beach 116th Street, Michael McMahon, will be honored by More...


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