April 4, 2014 RSS feed / Columnists

An Intern’s Take

April Fool

I never really understood the whole idea about April Fools’ Day. If you have the energy or time to play a joke on someone maybe you are the fool. The more I think about it, the more it causes me to question our existence. More...

Go Parks!

Go Park! Go Cricket!

Cricket is very much alive in New York City. It’s played in NYC parks in all five boroughs, mainly on weekends. More...

School Spotlight

The fifth-grade student of PS/MS 114 asked their family and neighbors the following questions: If you were an architect, how would you redesign Beach 116th Street and Beach 129th Street? How can we improve the boardwalk and beaches in the Rockaways? More...

Broad Channel Bits

“It is a special time of the year in this little corner of the world- a time when the earth starts to look alive again. Ahh Spring! More...

Health & Harmony

Stress And Heart Woes

“Woe is me!” is a phrase I heard often in childhood. Where, I cannot recall. The impact of it, I do recall. Alarm. 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. There may be some gaps in the record, some years may be missing, but here’s… More...

The Veterinary Corner

Why Is Your Dog Scratching?

There are many causes of pruritus (itchiness) in dogs. We all have an occasional itch that needs scratching, but when the itch persists or is associated with broken skin or hair-loss, it is time for us to see the doctor. More...

Boyleing Points

Knew And Now Know

One thing I knew already: Spirit Airlines is the worst (if they had their way they’d charge me for writing that). You might not have taken my advice about getting a colonoscopy but please, please avoid the worst company in the country. More...

Beachcomber

The Army Corps awarded two contracts to Weeks Marine totaling $36 million to pump sand on the beach. The second part of the contract, worth $26 million, is for phase two which is supposed to be completed by August 3. More...

Official Point Of View

Build It Back: Help is on the Way?

Last month, I wrote an op-ed for The Wave detailing many of the issues plaguing the Build it Back (BIB) program and recommended a series of steps that the city could take to improve the program immediately. More...

Professionalism, Personality, Talent – and Me

Memo from the RTC:

After the Sunday matinee closing performance, I had a hangover Monday morning, not from the incredible fun cast party, but withdrawal symptoms from the intensity of total immersion in a theater experience. More...

The Insider

Interior Design

Did you know that there is a simple way to think about decorating styles? While there are dozens of styles to consider, most can be grouped neatly into four categories. More...

I Remember Rockaway

Open Mic An Occasional Feature

A few weeks ago there was an article in The Wave entitled “Down In Old Rockaway” (3/14/14) which brought back many memories for me. As they say, there’s six degrees of separation, and part of that article was very personal. More...

Dorothy Dunne

Check Your Checks

Since the Sandy victims in Rockaway and Breezy Point have been the last to receive funds for the Sandy devastation, word is some checks have been mailed out to those who applied for relief to help cover their home damage. More...


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