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


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

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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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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$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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Take a first look at new interior of Sandy-wrecked Peninsula library as construction is set to begin soon


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Renderings courtesy of Queens Library

The long chapter of devastation is coming to an end for the Peninsula library in Rockaway Beach. The building on Beach 92nd Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard was “the hardest hit” library in the borough by Hurricane Sandy, according to a Queens Library spokeswoman, and has yet to reopen after nearly two years.

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Sandy-stricken trees to be cut down in Howard Beach


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THE COURIER/Photos by Salvatore Licata

Dead trees are a common sight in Howard Beach — a constant reminder of the devastation the neighborhood faced nearly two years ago when Hurricane Sandy ripped its way through the area.

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Sandy rebuilding summit sees huge turnout


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE QUEENS COURIER/ Photo by Salvatore Licata

An energized crowd of about 1,000 people gathered for a Faith in New York summit at the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral in Jamaica on Tuesday to learn about the progress and priorities of Hurricane Sandy rebuilding.

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Beechhurst neighbors fighting state agency to keep seawalls that defended against Sandy


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Two Beechhurst neighbors want to end a two-decade-old fight with the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to keep their decks, which were built over unauthorized seawalls, which they say protected their homes from Superstorm Sandy.

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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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Former Woodhaven resident pens play about Sandy


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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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