Broad Channel Library opens for first time since Sandy


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Queens Public Library

For the first time since Sandy, the Broad Channel branch of the Queens Public Library reopened — signalling that things are getting back to normal in Queens. More than 16,000 books were lost as the library took up to two feet of water in the storm, ultimately costing $940,000 in damage. “Queens Library at Broad […]

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Doe Fund cleans up Broad Channel


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Terence M. Cullen

Broad Channel is seeing blue. Nine workers from the Doe Fund, dubbed “the men in blue,” will help clean up a two-mile stretch of Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel, as the island still continues to recover nearly four months after Sandy hit. The cleanup effort, which officially began on Friday, February 15, will run […]

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Con Ed restores power to those without damaged equipment; thousands in Howard Beach, Broad Channel remain without lights


| brennison@queenscourier.com

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Two weeks after Sandy knocked out electricity to more than 100,000 Queens residents, Con Edison announced power was restored to all customers whose equipment was not damaged during the storm. Several thousand residents in Howard Beach and Broad Channel will remain without power until their equipment is deemed safe, Con Ed said. The last Sandy […]

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Mayor orders mandatory evacuations for Rockaways, Hamilton Beach and Broad Channel


| brennison@queenscourier.com

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With Hurricane Sandy making its way for New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered the mandatory evacuations of Zone A areas which includes the Rockaways, Broad Channel and Hamilton Beach. Parts of other low-lying Queens areas are also being evacuated.  Click here for the map of the evacuation areas. The low-lying coastal areas are […]

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Congressmember Turner briefs Broad Channel


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy Congresmember Turner

Congressmember Bob Turner attended the Broad Channel Civic Association meeting on Thursday, January 26 to update residents on his first five months in office, and to assure them that he is addressing their local concerns.  Turner spoke before a packed room at the Shad Creek VFW in Broad Channel. “The Broad Channel Civic Association has […]

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Open House on Broad Channel history


By Queens Courier Staff

If you’re a history buff – or if you simply want to indulge your sense of nostalgia, you’re in luck – the Broad Channel Historical Society will be hosting its open house on Sunday, September 4. From noon to 3 p.m., a portion of the Broad Channel Historical Collection, including pictures, banners, trophies, artifacts, even […]

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Broad Channel Library has self check-in


By Queens Courier Staff

Councilmember Eric Ulrich joined Queens Library CEO Thomas Galante, State Senator Shirley Huntley and members of the local Sikh community for two events last week at the Queens Library at Broad Channel. The first event was the unveiling of the library’s new customer self check-in machine, which allows residents to return materials at any time […]

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Broad Channel vols one step closer to new firehouse


By Queens Courier Staff

There finally seems to be some progress in giving the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department a new firehouse. Recently, both houses of the state legislature approved a bill that would allow the state to supervise the project. The bill comes in response to the city’s refusal to give the fire department access to funding provided […]

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Broad Channel vols one step closer to new firehouse


By Queens Courier Staff

There finally seems to be some progress in giving the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department a new firehouse. Recently, both houses of the state legislature approved a bill that would allow the state to supervise the project. The bill comes in response to the city’s refusal to give the fire department access to funding provided […]

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Broad Channel Marina site development sought


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

Despite recent reports that the old Schmitt’s Marina at West 19th Road in Broad Channel “will one day become a waterfront park,” the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for the improvement of the parcel. According to the Parks Department, “This RFEI is intended […]

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Broad Channel residents fear for their pedestrian safety


| smosco@queenscourier.com

Residents of Broad Channel, a small island community in Jamaica Bay, are calling for a new pedestrian barrier to be installed on a dangerous stretch of Cross Bay Boulevard where car accidents have become disturbingly common. Local attorney Christina Andrea Hall and a coalition of residents have gathered more than 700 signatures on a petition […]

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Broad Channel residents fear for their pedestrian safety


| smosco@queenscourier.com

Residents of Broad Channel, a small island community in Jamaica Bay, are calling for a new pedestrian barrier to be installed on a dangerous stretch of Cross Bay Boulevard where car accidents have become disturbingly common. Local attorney Christina Andrea Hall and a coalition of residents have gathered more than 700 signatures on a petition […]

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Irish eyes smiled at Broad Channel festival


By Queens Courier Staff

The Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department hosted the second annual Broad Channel Irish Festival, featuring traditional Irish food and live music, at Broad Channel Memorial Field on Saturday, August 8. Vendors offered traditional Irish food and goods, and activities were held for children, including face painting and rides. A bagpipe group and Irish step-dancers performed, […]

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