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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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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Family fun for all ages; Seaside Heights Casino Pier


| Bobmetnews@aol.com

Photo courtesy of Casino Pier

It seems that finding activities for a family getting together is becoming more and more difficult as well as expensive.  A family unit of four or five can lay out the equivalent of a mortgage payment for a day’s outing. But there are options that can give you a quality day with the kids…or each […]

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Dozens of Rockaway beaches closed for swimming due to lack of lifeguards, Sandy damages


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by Salvatore Licata

As of June 19, only 29 of the more than 100 beaches in the Rocakaways are open to swimming because of damage caused by Superstorm Sandy coupled with a dearth of lifeguards, the Parks Department said.

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Rockstock and Barrels Festival to hit the sand


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Jimmy Dowd

A local summer festival is getting ready to officially rock the beach for the first time.

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Former Woodhaven resident pens play about Sandy


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Pavel Voz

“The Flood,” a play written by then-Woodhaven resident Daniel McCabe as Superstorm Sandy roared into New York City, premieres this August at the New York International Fringe Festival.

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