2019-12-20 E-Edition

Santa Suit Dash Keeps Spirits Bright

Rockaway Gliders continue annual Christmas tradition

Runners from across the peninsula donned their finest Santa Claus suits and took advantage of the misty and humid weather for the annual Rockapulco Santa Suit Fun Run 5K on Saturday, Dec. 14. The runners assembled at the Rockaway Gilders Studio to get their costumes before making their way to the Beach 116th Street boardwalk entrance to begin the race. […]

A Century To Remember

The peninsula’s oldest pub is ready for a new crop of customers

If the walls of Rogers Pub could talk, they’d tell a tale of a century-old establishment, once part of an exclusive hotel that attracted vacationers from around the city, a summer destination that rivaled the jet-setting Hamptons of Long Island. Today, the pub on Beach 116th Street stands alone. The hotel has long since closed, unable to stay afloat as […]

Addabbo Throws Some Shade

NYS Senator Joe Addabbo nearly made our front page “Quote of the Week” spot this week after showing up a bit late at the Dec. 16 at the Addabbo Family Health Center Meet and Greet to introduce the new CEO, Dr. Miriam Y. Vega (see page 14). “Sorry I was late, I was using the mayor’s watch this morning,” chuckled […]

Sands Point Physical Therapy

A Spotlight on Innovative Physical Therapy

As my second week as the new Digital Editor came to a close, I decided it was time to start making my way out of the office and visit some of the businesses that have been long-time supporters of The Wave. First on my list was to visit Sands Point Physical Therapy. In my 20 plus years of living in […]

College March At Channel View

A prideful celebration of senior year

Drums thundered through the misty morning of Dec. 13 as a crowd of 1,000- plus erupted to their feet. Horns, hoots, hollering and yet more drums electrified the air. Was this the start of a rock concert? No, it was the kickoff to Channel View’s annual College March! The “rock stars” of the moment were the school’s senior class of […]

The Rockaway Rockette

Rockaway roots extend to Radio City

While Rockaway is notoriously a working-class community, it is fun to recognize a bonified star among us. Tara Dunleavy Tubridy, who we have dubbed as the “Rockaway Rockette,” generously took some time out of her busy Christmas schedule to talk to The Wave. Here are edited excerpts from the phone interview: Can you share where you grew up? Yes, I […]

Muck Out

Keep New York Harbor’s muck out of Jamaica Bay

  Story Update: Dan Mundy, Jr has shared, “Governor Cuomo has vetoed the bill that would have protected Jamaica Bay from plans to bring contaminants Into the bay. We will immediately work with Senator Addabbo and Assemblywoman Amato to re-introduce legislation and start a campaign to ensure he hears from residents around the bay that he needs to step up […]

Rest Easy Big Sal

The Wave would like to offer our sincerest condolences to the Cori family on the passing of its patriarch, Salvatore J. Cori. “Big Sal” is how he would be introduced to folks by his loving family, and the moniker was well-given, as he always made everyone he met feel instantly welcome. “Sal Cori was the salt of the earth and […]

‘Tis The Season For Giving

Dear Editor: During this holiday season consider stuffing someone’s stocking with a Graybeards’ Pot o’ Gold 50-50 raffle ticket. By doing so you will not only be helping this valued organization continue its good work but also have a chance to win some serious money. Last year’s winner took home $52,000! The drawing will be held at the Graybeards’ annual […]