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Humpback Whale Washes Up On Beach 117th Street Free Access

A crowd of local residents and Parks Enforcement Officers crowded the shoreline at Beach 117th Street this morning as a 25 to 30-foot long humpback whale was found washed up on the beach at around 7 a.m. More...

Plunge Raises Thousands For Special Olympics Free Access

The Third Annual Rockaway’s Polar Plunge really made a splash on Saturday, March 25. Folks from around Rockaway and other parts of the city gathered for the cause at Jacob Riis Park, jumping into the frigid Atlantic waters in order More...

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Broad Channel Civic Update Free Access

Big changes are on the horizon for Broad Channel.Met with another packed room at Broad Channel’s VFW Post #260 on Shad Creek Road, city agency reps – More...

Official Point of View

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that the “New York Crossings Project,” which will include cashless tolling across New York City, begins at the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge and the Marine Parkway- Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge More...

CB 14 Votes Yes To Far Rock Rezoning Plan

Mixed emotions flooded the room at the Bayswater Jewish Center on Wednesday, March 29 after Community Board 14 voted in a 26 to 2 decision to move ahead with the new re-zoning plan for Downtown Far Rockaway.  More...

School News

“Opt Out” movement is still alive despite attempts to kill it

School Scope

NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina hates the opt out movement because it so threatens the education establishment which uses testing as a bludgeon. More...

Business News

Real Estate Update

Strange trends are in place in the national (and Rockaway) real estate markets: Thirty year fixed rate mortgages increased from approximately 3.5 percent to 4.15 percent since the election. This costs $486/200k/month at the current rate.  More...

Safaris, Rachel West & Rockaway

REAL ESTATE CORNER

My daughter Rachel founded Red Hook Realty (currently managed by my son David) and she also started my Trump Village subsidiary. Rachel also helps out in my Rockaway business. More...

Columnists

An Intern’s Take

If you are a resident of Far Rock-away you should be concerned about the future and more specifically the upcoming local elections. There are those who would say, “The system is fine just the way it is.”  More...

The Forgotten Irish (continued)...

Tales From the Rock

This is from a series entitled The Forgotten Irish which I’ve been gathering into a memoir; some of which has already been published in The Wave. More...

Prepare Now For A Beautiful Summer Lawn

Diary Of A Green Thumb

Spring is the time of year when the sun is warm, the breeze is cool and the steady hum of lawnmowers fill the air. The time of year you plant grass seed has a direct effect on seeding success. More...

Letters

I Miss Her Already

Dear Editor:  A beautiful, talented woman passed away last Sunday--Susan Hartenstein. More...

Ferry Inappropriate

Dear Editor:  K. Connolly, no matter what you or anyone else thinks of our mayor, I feel the statement in your letter calling ferry supporters “the ferry fools” is very inappropriate.  More...

Year-Round April Fools’ Day

Dear Editor:  This coming April Fools’ Day can remind us that the meat, egg, and dairy industries have been playing us for fools year-round. 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...

Big Shows In Brooklyn This April

Spend the second month of spring catching these great shows in Brooklyn: The Brooklyn College Department of Theater is happy to announce the world premiere of 40s & Chestnuts by Ben Gassman. More...

Poseidon’s Prom This Weekend Free Access

Gearing up for 2017’s anticipated Poseidon’s Parade, the folks behind the procession will once again be throwing a Poseidon’s Prom – an evening of sea-themed fun and fundraising. More...

Breaking News - 4/6/2017 6:31 AM

A Ferry Merry Day In May! Free Access

Rockaway ferry to start service on May 1

The Wave has learned that Citywide Ferry Service – which will now be called NYC Ferry – will launch in Rockaway on May 1, a month ahead of schedule. More...

A Ferry Early Run To NYC Free Access

The Wave has learned that the daily Citywide Ferry Service from Rockaway will start at 5:30 a.m.

Sources confirm that the Citywide Ferry Service, slated to begin this summer, will add -- by popular demand -- a 5:30 a.m. More...

MISSING ALERT UPDATE: Teen found, home safe with family Free Access

Have you seen 15-year-old Michael Fulton? More...

Ulrich To Cuomo: Enough Already! Free Access

Councilman wants Governor to scale back state troopers in NYC

Rockaway residents know all too well that an increased police presence to combat a terrorist threat or to provide security is no laughing matter. More...

Community

Are You Ready For Cashless Tolling? Free Access

Beginning April 30 the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial and Cross Bay Veterans Bridges in Queens will no longer accept cash or metal tokens. More...

Learn More About Rockaway Farm Share Free Access

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA) is beginning an intergenerational farm share this summer. More...

Shore Front Parkway Will Be Repaved

Councilman Eric Ulrich says the New York City Dept. of Transportation (DOT) has agreed to his requests to repave the entirety Shore Front Parkway   - from Beach 73rd Street to Beach 108th Street - as early as next week. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

The Hero of Rockaway

Full Story

Land Of Mine – Blown Away

Moviescope

It is rare to find a movie that has even a shred of sympathy for German soldiers.  All Quiet of the Western Front, perhaps? But, that is about World War I.  More...

Catch a ‘Break’: Fox’s ‘Prison Break’ makes much-anticipated return

You’d think there are only so many times one could break out of prison. For Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows, though, it’s practically become a way of life, and after seven years, the brothers are back for another improbable escape. More...

Sports

A Promotion To Black Belt

Andres Varas and Fiorella Varas have been promoted to black belt.  “It has been many years of preparation, effort, dedication and perseverance, all reflected in the promotion of their black belt,” said proud parents Luis and Claudia More...

Editorial/Opinion

Don't Sh*t Where We Live

Profanity isn't appropriate for a newspaper, especially in an editorial, but frankly, given what we've seen around town, it seems that some dog owners need a reality check. How hard is it to clean up after your dog?  More...

Political Cartoon

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Obits

Susan Hartenstein

1949-2017

Susan Hartenstein, a longtime columnist for The Wave and a beloved member of the Rockaway community, died on March 26.  A lifelong resident of Rockaway, her column, known as the “From the Artist’s Studio” ran more than 18 years More...

Karl M. Alcindor

Karl M. Alcindor died on March 25.  An 18-year resident of Rockaway, Alcindor originally hailed from Haiti.  More...

Lauren Anne Aleman

Lauren Anne Aleman died on March 24.  She was born and raised in Rockaway.  Aleman is survived by her mother, Lynn Aleman; father, Edward Aleman; son, Justin Aleman; brother, Eddie Aleman; grandmother, Joan Coogan and many aunts, uncles an More...


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