Belle Harbor

Flight 587: Marking 12 years since the tragedy
Flight 587: Marking 12 years since the tragedy
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 11/12/2013 at 1:00PM

Twelve years ago, Flight 587 crashed and took the lives of hundreds. Today, loved ones left behind said the pain never goes away. “The time passes, but the pain is still there in your heart,” said Anne Espinal, who gathered with others at the flight memorial site on Tuesday. Espinal lost her mother in the [...]

City Council District 32 candidates Ulrich, Simon look ahead to Election Day
City Council District 32 candidates Ulrich, Simon look ahead to Election Day
Politics Maggie Hayes 11/01/2013 at 11:43AM

The heated race for City Council District 32 is coming to a close. Councilmember Eric Ulrich, the incumbent, has represented District 32 in the City Council since 2009. He stood with Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, Ozone Park, Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Park, South Ozone Park, South Richmond Hill [...]

Residents protest flood insurance hikes
Residents protest flood insurance hikes
South Maggie Hayes 10/01/2013 at 4:37PM

Skyrocketing flood insurance rates could “do more to destroy the community than any storm has ever done,” say hundreds of residents who came out to protest the looming costs. In July 2012, Congress passed the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, which called on agencies such as FEMA to change the way the National Flood Insurance [...]

VIDEO: Humpback whales spotted off Rockaway shore
VIDEO: Humpback whales spotted off Rockaway shore
South Angy Altamirano 9/25/2013 at 4:10PM

These whales are in town for a feast. As Bob Leonard, who is from Breezy Point, stood on the Belle Harbor shore with his two sons, Bobby and Michael, on Sunday they saw a group of humpback whales starting their yearly feeding trip a season early. After catching a glimpse of them from the shore, [...]

Primary guide: City Council District 32
Primary guide: City Council District 32
Politics Queens Courier Staff 9/07/2013 at 4:30PM

As the clock ticks closer to city primaries on Tuesday, September 10, The Courier would like to provide you, the reader and the voter, with a fair, detailed guide of who is running. Here is a list of the City Council District 32 primary candidates (Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, [...]

New mural represents revitalization on Beach 129th Street
New mural represents revitalization on Beach 129th Street
South Liam La Guerre 9/05/2013 at 4:08PM

One Belle Harbor resident has helped her community paint a brighter future. Local leaders unveiled a new mural on Beach 129th Street on Wednesday to signify the revitalization of the neighborhood nearly a year after Sandy, following the efforts of Colleen Brady, who lives in front of the artwork. Brady rallied the community to create [...]

Pols call on city to reimburse out-of-pocket Sandy repair costs
Pols call on city to reimburse out-of-pocket Sandy repair costs
South Queens Courier Staff 4/23/2013 at 3:31PM

Since Sandy ravaged the tristate area, homeowners battling with insurance companies have resorted to paying for damages out of their own pockets. “Right now, we’re using our savings,” said Rose Miller, 86, of Belle Harbor. “I keep my fingers crossed every time I take money out. We’re holding our breath with each payment.” Initially, residents [...]

Marshall gives final State of the Borough address
Marshall gives final State of the Borough address
Politics Terence M. Cullen 1/22/2013 at 1:48PM

In the final State of the Borough address of her administration, Borough President Helen Marshall focused on the continued recovery of south Queens nearly three months after Sandy — honoring one first responder in particular for his valiant efforts during the storm. “Let’s reflect together now,” she said on Tuesday, January 22, “on the devastation [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/22/2013 at 7:59AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with snow showers in the morning, then overcast with snow showers. High of 28 with a windchill as low as 9. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 20 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 20%. Tuesday night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 18F with a windchill as low as [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/17/2013 at 8:08AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Overcast. High of 43. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Thursday Night: Overcast with a chance of snow and a chance of rain. Low of 27 with a windchill as low as 19. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 30%. EVENT OF [...]