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New Light On Seniors And Sandy

“A new strategy is required to keep older adults, who are often among New York City’s most long-term, civically engaged residents, safe” said the New York Academy of Medicine’s president Dr. More...

Not On My Boardwalk Redux

The outbursts began shortly after Emil Martone of the Economic Development Corporation mentioned the “special moments” in the proposal by the Parks Department for Rockaway’s new boardwalk. More...

WiFi to the Rescue?

If all goes according to plan, Rockaway may soon have a powerful new resource the next time it is confronted with another natural disaster or emergency: Wi-Fi. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Moviescope

“Lucy” – Lucy In The Sky With “Die Hard”

Actress Scarlett Johansson was a computer in last year’s Her. In her new film, Lucy, she’s as smart as one. More...

Milestones

Nick Patrylo Turns 9

Nick Patrylo starts off his big day by opening presents. More...

Sports

RBVL: Playoff Extravaganza Set for Saturday

The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League completed the final match of the 2014 season Wednesday night and all nine divisions crowned regular season champs – Freedhand’s, Miley Home Improvement, Pico, Diggin ‘n Swiggin, Wharf Rats, Kobey More...

Three Times A Champ

For the third year in a row, Jalilah Alli has earned top honors as a martial arts contender. On July 3, she earned honors at the Amateur Athletic Union Nationals held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. More...

Sixth Annual Rockaway Old Timers Reunion

On Saturday afternoon, July 26, the Rockaway Old Timers came out to play their sixth annual reunion game at Bayswater Park at Beach 36th Street. More...

Obits

Graceann M. Blum

Homemaker

Graceann M. Blum, a homemaker, died on July 31. Blum was a lifelong resident of Rockaway. She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter, and sisters, Virginia Foley and Patricia Scheila. More...

Elieen Chee-a-nam

Daycare Provider

Elieen Chee-a-nam, a daycare provider, died on July 9 at age 72. More...

John David Farrell

Cook

John David Farrell, a cook, died on July 16. Born in Sweets, Antigua, Farrell was a Rockaway resident for 45 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Emily Peters and Simon Farrell. More...

Baby Steps For Breezy Double Dunes

It is only a preliminary step in a long-term process, but the announcement that the federal government has okayed the study of a comprehensive flood protection system for Breezy Point, was a welcome one. More...

Community

Steve Belson Remembered With Memorial Festival

It may be 13 years since Steve Belson is gone, but he is not forgotten in Rockaway. More...

First Jazz Fest At Surf Club

Rockaway has always been a mecca for all kinds of music. That connection has only grown with the peninsula’s cache of new-found cool popularity. More...

The Iroquois Yacht Club Is Relaunched

More than two hundred people crossed the wooden walkway at the end of East 12th Road in Broad Channel, came out to the end of the boardwalk over the bay to celebrate the reopening of the Iroquois Yacht Club. More...

Columnists

The Wave Rides the Ferry

It’s breezy inside the terminal at Beach 108th Street as we wait to board the ferry. The collective we in this instance refers to the Belle Harbor Property Owners Association and me. More...

Dispatches

A Request To Extend the Rockaway Ferry

Dear Mayor de Blasio: I am writing to request an extension of the Rockaway ferry service through the summer of 2015. More...

Official Point Of View

People Helping People And Together, Improving Rockaway

There is no better neighborhood advocate than your own neighbor. And though Sandy tore us down, it is with the help of our neighbors that Rockaway was able to get back up. More...

Editorial/Opinion

To Move Forward, A First Step Is Needed

The Wave has made a serious push over the last few months to improve its engagement efforts on our social media platforms. More...

Letters

Crunch The Ferry Numbers

Dear Editor: I read with considerable interest the comments of city Economic Development Corporation President Kyle Kimball regarding how much it supposedly costs the city per passenger to subsidize our Rockaway- Brooklyn-Manhattan ferry More...

Remembering Weiss’ Too

Dear Editor: To Maxine Sorokin, the gal who wrote about Weiss’ restaurant in Broad Channel (“The Fork With The Fries” The Wave 7/25/14). Ah yes, hon, that was a great place. And did you ever try the soft shelled crab sandwich? More...

Not Diggin’ The Seagirt Stall

Dear Editor: I saw this in the Beachcomber section in last week’s edition: “Drivers along Seagirt Boulevard between Beach 27th and Beach 32nd streets in Far Rockaway have been putting up with narrowed lanes and rocky rides for some months More...


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