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Stores On Beach 116th Asking For Help From Cops, City

The Red Dot District

Last year, on Sunday June 21, Beach 116th Street’s Harbor Wine and Spirits was robbed at knifepoint. More...

Celebrating Memorial Day

This is the story of four brothers that grew up and raised families here in Rockaway, leaving behind a great legacy. You may have heard the story of the “Fighting Sullivans,” who were five brothers—all killed—on the U.S.S. More...

Official Point Of View

Walking around the MS 53 auditorium buzzing with energy two weeks ago, I watched Rockaway residents place sticky notes on poster boards and all I could think about is how exciting it is to be a part of the change going on in downtown Far Rockaway. More...

School News

RWA Living Classroom

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA) hosted a Living Classroom field trip with Ms. More...

Focus Should Be On Students

Addabbo says discussion of mayoral control of NYC is too political

At a recent Manhattan public hearing on mayoral control of New York City schools, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

Business News

Real Estate Updates

On May 24 the Commerce Department announced that sales of new homes increased by 16 percent in April from a month earlier. This monthly increase was the largest since 1992. More...

BCD Back In Business

Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend, the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) announced the section of Beach Channel Drive between Beach 108th Street and Rockaway Freeway, closed since late December due to roadway conditions, is More...

Cruz Physical Therapy

“Everybody loves the massage,” Margaret Lis-Cruz offered, as she welcomed The Wave into her private physical therapy practice. After mentioning that favorite option among patients, she added they have favorites among the equipment. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Memorial Day

Each year, The Wave looks forward to the unofficial opening of summer with the arrival of Memorial Day weekend. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Memorial Day

It’s My Turn

The words, celebrating, and, Memorial Day, are an anomaly in that for all that were lost in our wars, the last thing we should do is celebrate. Celebrating is what we do on the Fourth of July. More...

Letters

Find Another Option!

Dear Editor: As someone who has experienced the ups and downs of summer parking, I must say that it is something that benefits more than hinders our neighborhood. More...

Summertime Parking

Dear Editor: Summertime parking restrictions are dumb and probably illegal yet an effective strategy for keeping away visitors on weekends. It's also a pain in the neck for most residents. More...

Disappointed

Dear Editor: I found your editorial last week disappointing and counter-productive. 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...

Q&A With Singer-Songwriter Walker Hornung

Broad Channel singer-songwriter Walker Hornung has been introducing musicians and audiophiles alike to his unique style of flamenco-infused rock music, for more than 30 years. More...

Printing With Sun And Water

From The Artists Studio

Last weekend important techniques of non-toxic printmaking were taught at Fort Tilden by master printmaker, painter, teacher and author Dan Welden, who presented these workshops in a non-toxic printmaking technique he developed, called SolarPlate. More...

Teen Drowns In Arverne

Despite a heroic rescue effort by the NYPD and the FDNY, an 18-year old high school student died after drowning at Rockaway Beach. More...

Great Day For A Parade

Memorial Day Festivities For Rockaway, Broad Channel

This weekend, Broad Channel and Rockaway residents will come out to see friends and family marching in their respective Memorial Day parades. More...

Community

Down For The Day

Experts believe that seals are an indication species, letting locals know that their beach is a welcome spot. So, thanks to Wave reader John Gutierrez capturing this photo on Beach 110th, More...

Flair And Fun At First Annual Fashion Show Free Access

The attendees at the first annual fashion show at Community House on Beach 102 Street were hyped before they even walked in the door on Wednesday evening – perhaps it had a little something to do with the swag bags passed out by The Swell Life, More...

Help Protect Your Beaches

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) is sponsoring Volunteer Floatables Beach Surveillance for the summer of 2013. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

The Hero of Rockaway

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Back to their ‘Roots’

History remakes the massively popular 1977 miniseries

In a seemingly never-ending sea of TV and movie remakes, the original “Roots” is one series that set the bar particularly high. More...

Columnists

The Forgotten Irish, Part II

Tales From The Rock

RECIPROCITY My parents were working in 1950s England as pharmacists earning considerably less than they would in Ireland because of “reciprocity.” More...

Looking Back

The Wave’s archives were largely lost to Hurricane Sandy. But through piecing together online sources, we are once again able to present this feature. More...

A Letter To Those Down For The Day (DFDs)

Slice Of Life

With summer finally here, here is my annual “DFDs” column. Remember; please email me any additional ideas to beth81772@aol.com. More...

Sports

RBVL Hits the Beach

The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League kicked of the 2016 season Wednesday night at Riis Park with its annual practice night. All 78 teams were invited and about half took part in the festivities. More...

Stretch Run For The RLL

As teams entered the “far turn” of the 2016 Rockaway Little League season, key games last week determined positions for the stretch run. More...

Rockaway Outdoors

Another strong week of bass fishing this past week as Jamaica Bay turned on big time. On May 17, aboard the charter boat Karen Ann, Shawn and his boys had an excellent morning; catching bass into the low 30s and plenty of them. More...

Obits

Frank Aguirre

Frank Aguirre, 78, died on Feb. 13. He was a Rockaway/Broad Channel resident for more than 50 years. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Funeral Home, Inwood. More...

Edward Campbell

Edward Campbell, 58, April 29. He was a Rockaway/Broad Channel resident for more than 30 years. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Funeral Home, Inwood. More...

Thomas J. Crawford, Jr.

Thomas Crawford Jr, 94, died May 24. He was a lifelong Breezy Point resident, a Fordham Law School graduate and a WWII veteran. More...


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