Parker Jewish weathers Superstorm Sandy


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Throughout Sandy and its aftermath, the residents, patients and staff of the Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation remained safe and comfortable, and programs and services went on as scheduled. “The dedication of Parker’s staff, combined with years of careful emergency planning and preparedness drills [empowered] Parker, literally, to weather the storm,” said […]

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Abandoned home in Howard Beach cleaned up


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THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

After Superstorm Sandy hit, many houses in Howard Beach were destroyed, leaving homeowners who couldn’t pay for the repairs in a bind. Now, some of those homes sit in the same condition they were in after the storm, abandoned and deteriorating.

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Flushing firm awarded $282M to repair Sandy-damaged Hugh L. Carey Tunnel


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Rendering courtesy of MTA Bridges and Tunnels

Flushing-based Tully Construction beat out 24 companies for the contract to work on the former Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, which is expected to take four years, the MTA Bridges and Tunnels division announced Monday.

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$50M Spring Creek flood mitigation project funded, design stage set to begin


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THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

Superstorm Sandy may have shown the vulnerability of southern Queens to coastal flooding but FEMA and New York state have now set aside $50 million to alleviate future flooding.

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Sandy vigil held in Hamilton Beach to mark two-year anniversary


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THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

On the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Hamilton Beach came together for a candle light vigil to support those who are still displaced and give thanks to all those who helped during the harsh times.

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Citi Bike finally coming to Queens


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THE COURIER/Photo by Cristabelle Tumola

Long Island City and Astoria are part of a list of neighborhoods in the city that in upcoming years will receive Citi Bike docking stations, officials announced on Tuesday afternoon.

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$232M Arverne View Rockaway housing development reopens two years after Sandy


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Photos courtesy HDC and Kevin J. Laccone

Real estate firm L+M Development Partners and the city Housing Development Corporation cut the ribbon on the $232.3 million Arverne View housing complex in Rockaway on Monday, two years after the buildings were devastated by flooding from Superstorm Sandy.

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Real estate roundup: The Crossing in downtown Jamaica revealed, friends return to Sandy damaged house


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Rendering courtesy of BRP Companies

“BRP Companies have released renderings of their 25- and 14-story mixed-use development project at 93-01 Sutphin Boulevard, in Downtown Jamaica. Dubbed The Crossing, the complex will contain 580 residential units and 100,000 square feet of retail space.”

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Op-ed: Keep the Rockaway Ferry


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

BY JOE HARTIGAN

As a lifelong resident of Queens and a 34-year resident of the Rockaways, I would like to emphasize the great potential ferry service will have for Rockaway and the rest of the city.
Since those living in the Rockaways have the longest commute of any NYC residents, it is evident that the ferry service, which was established after Superstorm Sandy, has dramatically improved commuter travel time but is also the only nice thing that has happened to Rockaway since the storm.

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Op-ed: Two catastrophic events, one Queens community


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

BY STATE SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO JR.

In the moments and months following Superstorm Sandy, I saw struggles and emotions of all types. I saw people wading through the floodwaters carrying every possession they could, I saw men and women piling their useless furniture, appliances, children’s toys and personal photos onto the curbs outside their damaged homes.

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