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Phil Goldfeder: Zombie Hunter Free Access

Assemblyman Targets Abandoned Properties

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder has been calling for ways to rid Rockaway of the so-called “zombie properties,” littered all over the peninsula. More...

Top Stories

Beach 48th Street Blaze

Smoke billowed out in a haze that could be seen for blocks around as fire consumed a four-story house at 316 Beach 48th Street on Monday, May 18. The fire was called in to 911 at 11:56 a.m. It went to a second alarm at 12:10 p.m. More...

Few Answers At Flood Insurance Meeting

“It’s the same thing over and over,” said community activist John Cori as he left a flood insurance update presentation on Tuesday, May 19. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Ex Machina – Living Doll

Moviescope

Why do female computer/ robots have to fall in love? The male ones (HAL, Terminator) are just about killing. More...

One Exhibit Closes Another Continues, And Oh That Play Free Access

From The Artists Studio

Congratulations to director David Risler, his cast and crew and to the Rockaway Theatre Company for their production of Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers. This was one of the finest productions ever to grace the RTC stage. More...

Fort Tilden Highlights:

PRESENT EXHIBITION: “Reflections of Rockaway,” on view through May 30 in sTudio 6 Gallery, RoCA. Works inspired by Rockaway and last summer’s Rockaway! arts event. Free admission. Gallery hours: Sat., Sun. 12-4 p.m. More...

Sports

Scholars Academy Golf Ends Season on High Note

The Scholars’ Academy Co-ed Varsity Golf Team ended the regular season on an exciting note. Freshman player Liam Forde broke a tied match against Bayside High with a sudden death win over his opponent. More...

Swim Strong Holds Water Safety Day

Swim Strong, which has been teaching swimming at Far Rockaway Educational Campus since 2009, held it third annual Water Safety Awareness Day on May 16. More...

Mets’ Internal Strife Could Stall 2015 Season

The Stoop

Despite injuries, a sputtering offense, and an inconsistent bullpen, the New York Mets have managed to stay above .500 and in the thick of the early National League East race. More...

Letters

Last Minute Cramming

Dear Editor: As a resident on Shore Front Parkway, we all watched a skeleton crew work during the winter, never on weekends or holidays. Was the company not paid over $400 million to rebuild our boardwalk? More...

Not So Funny Money

Dear Editor: The findings contained in New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli's audit of the New York State Economic Development Corporation $211 million Start Up NY program should be no surprise to the enlightened readers of The Chief. More...

Thank You, EMTs

Dear Editor: On April 23, 2015 at approx. 11:30 am , I went to my doctor’s office at 431 Beach 129 street, because I had not been feeling well for several days. More...

Weekender

Beaches Open For Memorial Day? Sort Of… Free Access

What to Expect for Memorial Day Weekend

The “official” ceremony to open the Rockaway beaches will happen at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 22. More...

Fun with NYC Parks

From beach yoga to dog-friendly ice cream cones, the NYC Department of Parks is bringing sand pails full of fun to Rockaway this summer. More...

Who’s Playing

Who’s Playing is a quick glance roundup of live music entertainment by local musicians playing both here in Rockaway and elsewhere. All are welcome to contribute information. More...

Breaking News - 1:03 PM

Mayor Says Boardwalk Money Will Stay In Rockaway Free Access

   The Wave has learned that NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will officially announce the city’s approval of the $480 million allocation by the Federal Emergency Management Agency later today at a press conference in Rockaway at 2:30 p.m. More...

Rockaway Pipeline Is Up And Running

For the past week or so, natural gas has been flowing underneath Rockaway’s beaches through a massive 26-inch diameter pipeline. More...

Community

Broad Channel Relay For Life Free Access

The Rockaway community gathered together at the Broad Channel Athletic Field on May 16-17 to honor cancer patients, survivors and those who lost the battle at Relay For Life. More...

50 Cent Event Raises Funds

…But RYTF Protest Steals Show From Rapper

There was a mixed reaction from members of the community when they learned rapper 50 Cent was coming to Rockaway’s Liquor and Wine Warehouse on May 16 to sign bottles of his Effen Vodka, despite its billing as a charity event for Sandy victims. More...

Great Turnout For Buckley’s-Kennedy’s Run Free Access

The throng of runners for the 35th Annual Buckley's-Kennedy's Run all took off for a single purpose, and though there were winners at the finish line, everyone who took part shared a victory. More...

Business News

National Real Estate Market Update

Real Estate Update

The Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday, May 19 which showed that new housing starts improved by 20 percent in April to the largest annualized rate since 2007. Further, permits for new construction also increased to a multi-year high. More...

Columnists

National EMS Week: EMS Strong Free Access

Dispatches

National Emergency Medical Services Week each year brings together local communities and highlights the service and dedication emergency personnel demonstrate every day. More...

RIP Lionel Pickens

An Intern’s Take

Hearts were heavy Sunday morning when it was reported that a local rap artist had been gunned down in cold blood. Lionel Pickens, 31, also known as “Chinx Drugz” died after being shot multiple times at 4 a.m. More...

Under The Sea

Anatomy of an Aftermath

The basement is bright, alive, again. Our children played here; now our grandsons frolic. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Some Gave All Free Access

Like many of our neighbors here in Rockaway, The Wave looks forward to the unofficial opening of summer with the arrival of Memorial Day weekend. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Full Story

A Road that Works for All

It’s My Turn

The Second Avenue Subway was first proposed in the 1920s. The East Side Access project – bringing LIRR into Grand Central – is 14 years behind schedule. More...

Obits

Ione Carey

Ione Carey died at age 96 on May 5. Born in Barbados, she was a Rockaway resident for more than 30 years. More...

Thomas Cirelli

Thomas Cirelli died on May 19. Born in Brooklyn he was a Rockaway resident for 25 years after moving from Ridgewood, Queens. Cirelli was a registered nurse. More...

Stella Cocchi

Stella Cocchi died on May 8. Coming from Richmond Hill, Queens, she was a resident of Rockaway for 69 years. Cocchi worked as a machine operator. She was also a member of the St. Rose Senior Citizens Club. More...


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