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The Rockaway Foodie

Elegante Pizzeria and Restaurant

One of the oldest operating pizzerias in Rockaway is Elegante, established in 1982

Editorial: Demolish, And Then Start Over

Demolish, And Then Start Over

Your job is to pull up and tear down, take apart and demolish, And then start over, building and planting – Jeremiah 1:10 The Irish Circle has had many lives. In 1893, it opened for business as Charles Schilling’s Roadhouse, the same year as The Wave. Once the terminus for the Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the Circle fell […]

Hope For The Q53

MTA is rethinking Rockaway service cuts mapped in new bus plan

MTA is rethinking Rockaway service cuts mapped in new bus plan

Rockaway Outdoors

"Of striped bass and men"

Taken from John Coles’ book Striper, the author makes reference to early settlers looking out on the Hudson River and exclaim that the bass is so prolific one could walk dryshod across the river on the backs of the bass. Striped bass were so abundant they were harvested for human consumption, fertilizer for fields, animal feed and so on. A […]

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Queens Boro Pres Candidates Talk Business to Local Leader

Hopefuls weigh in on Amazon, tax incentives and job creation

Ving for the seat vacated by Melinda Katz last year include former City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, retired NYPD Sergeant Anthony Miranda, City Councilman Donovan Richards, former Queens prosecutor Jim Quinn, Queens City Councilman Costa Constantinides, and businessman Dao Yin.

The Wave’s Shelter Investigation Continues

Shocking revelations of additional shelters operated by BVSJ

In our continuing coverage of the proposed men’s shelter at 226 Beach 101st Street, The Wave spoke with the lead counsel for Rockaway Solutions Not Shelters (RSNS), Mike Scala, who’s been on the front lines of the fight to halt the shelter in court.  Scala shared that the judge in the case against Black Veterans for Social Justice and the […]

Simon Says


On Wednesday night I was heard loud and clear at the Queens Bus Redesign workshop. We gave them hell for planning the end of the Q53 service changes on Q22, Q35 and removal of the Beach 169th Street stop which serves all Breezy Point riders The PS 47 students need service to their temporary location at the Stella Maris site […]

Addabbo And Pheffer Amato To Bring Department Of Finance To Rockaway

The free event will assist residents with their property taxes

In order to help residents who have questions regarding their Notice of Property Value statement (NOPV), or those who want to enroll in property tax exemption programs, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato will bring members of the Department of Finance (DOF) to Rockaway in March. On Friday, March 6, representatives from DOF will be […]

Sullivan’s Stories

Book Clubs

Reading improves writing and analytical thinking skills. Ten minutes of reading reduces stress levels by two thirds, according to one study. Another found it increases longevity by two years. With these benefits, it may be time to consider joining a book club. Luckily, Rockaway is brimming with them. Book clubs are reading groups. Traditional ones, like Ocean’s Eleven, are composed […]

The Champion’s Mindset

The Transparent Parent

As parents, we all need to hit rock bottom once in a while. It’s in these moments, after all, where we learn our most valuable lessons. Because most times, when faced with these challenges, we only have two choices: stay stuck or, like I’ve been saying over the last few weeks, SCRAP. One of the last times I had to […]