9/11

Cantor Fitzgerald donates $10M to Sandy victims
Business Maggie Hayes 1/18/2013 at 9:53AM

A firm that was significantly affected by the 9/11 attacks has taken the latest disaster, Sandy, and turned it into hope. The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund has donated $10 million to storm victims. “We understand the tremendous loss that has shaken so many families,” said Howard Lutnick, Chair and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC [...]

Queens DOT commissioner retires
Queens DOT commissioner retires
News Melissa Chan 1/16/2013 at 4:24PM

The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Queens commissioner has retired. Maura McCarthy has stepped down from her post after six years of service on Friday, January 11. The lifelong Queens resident oversaw transportation services in the borough, serving as the community liaison for the agency and working with police to identify accident-prone locations, especially those near [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/10/2013 at 7:38AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Partly cloudy. High of 48. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 36. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Urinetown: The Musical Winner of three Tony awards and one of the most uproariously funny musicals [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/31/2012 at 7:44AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast. High of 37 with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 20%. Monday night: Overcast with a chance of snow and a chance of rain, then a chance of snow after midnight. Low of 32F with a windchill as low as 25. Winds [...]

After Sandy, a call to improve 9-1-1
News Billy Rennison 11/28/2012 at 4:55PM

The city is facing an emergency, according to elected officials, but they may not want to dial 9-1-1. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, chair of the Fire and Criminal Justice Committee, penned a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg calling for a review into 9-1-1’s failure during Superstorm Sandy, when many residents [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/15/2012 at 7:25AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 72. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Monday night: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance [...]

Mets raise families’ spirits on 9/11
Mets raise families’ spirits on 9/11
News Alexa Altman 9/12/2012 at 11:32AM

That last kiss replays in Carol Gies’s mind constantly. It was a Tuesday morning, masquerading as any other day. As Ronnie Gies gathered his things and left the house for work at FDNY Squad 228 in Maspeth, he gently kissed his wife goodbye. They didn’t know it was for the last time. Ronnie, a dedicated [...]

Residents hold 9/11 vigil at Juniper Valley Park
Residents hold 9/11 vigil at Juniper Valley Park
News Billy Rennison 9/11/2012 at 10:19PM

With the Twin Tower tribute lights in the background, hundreds of Queens residents gathered holding candles to honor those who died in the attacks on September 11. The candlelight vigil at Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village featured poems, prayer and music on the 11th anniversary of the attacks. Click here to see all the [...]

9/11 first responders suffer mental, physical anguish
9/11 first responders suffer mental, physical anguish
News Alexa Altman 9/11/2012 at 1:20PM

Alex Sanchez remembers the bang. It thundered through lower Manhattan, said Sanchez, who at first thought the sound was a truck crashing into a building. The Harlem resident, who at the time worked as a janitor for New York University, heard the clamor as he walked a co-worker to 100 Centre Street for a hearing. [...]

Army pays tribute at Fort Totten to those lost
Army pays tribute at Fort Totten to those lost
News Philip Hertling 9/11/2012 at 11:53AM

They gathered to pay tribute to those who stood — and fell — defending our freedom. Soldiers of the United States Army Reserve gathered at Fort Totten’s annual September 11 memorial on Saturday morning, September 8, to remember six first responders lost in the terror attacks. “Those of us who wear the uniform, for generations, [...]