Breezy Point

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, [...]

Breezy Point continues to rebuild
Breezy Point continues to rebuild
South Maggie Hayes 9/10/2013 at 3:46PM

Slowly but surely Breezy Point is coming back. “We continue to push as hard as we can,” said Arthur Lighthall, General Manager of the Breezy Point Cooperative. “It’s a constant effort to get things expedited, processed, approved.” The roar of bulldozers and banging of hammers can be heard around the once-silent streets of the sleepy [...]

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, [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/23/2013 at 7:53AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 84. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 66. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: In the Mood for Love The Museum of the Moving Image presents In the Mood for Love [...]

Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder to launch mobile office tour
Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder to launch mobile office tour
Politics Maggie Hayes 7/12/2013 at 10:48AM

Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder is once again taking his office on the road. “I understand residents don’t always have the time to drop by my district offices, especially as they rebuild after Sandy, which is why I’m bringing my office to them,” Goldfeder said. The Assemblymember and his office will launch their mobile office tour across [...]

Eight months after Sandy, Rockaway Theatre set to relaunch
Eight months after Sandy, Rockaway Theatre set to relaunch
South Maggie Hayes 7/10/2013 at 2:31PM

It is curtains up once more at the Rockaway Theatre. The community theater, located in Breezy Point’s Fort Tilden, was completely destroyed during Sandy. But the show must go on, and the Rockaway group is officially ready to reopen its doors. A production of “The Rockaway Café” will open on Friday, July 19 and run [...]

Wounded Warriors Adaptive Water Sports Festival will go on as planned
South Liam La Guerre 7/05/2013 at 3:48PM

The show will go on. Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder helped acquire the use of a new dock for the Wounded Warriors 10th annual Adaptive Water Sports Festival, so now the event can continue as planned. Each year the water sports festival by the Wounded Warriors Project, an organization dedicated to empowered injured soldiers, provides the multi-day sports [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/03/2013 at 6:50AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 84. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of [...]

National Grid makes recovery announcements in Breezy Point
National Grid makes recovery announcements in Breezy Point
News Terence M. Cullen 5/20/2013 at 5:21PM

Breezy Point is getting back on the grid. As part of a cooperative effort with Habitat for Humanity, National Grid made a slew of recovery announcements on Friday, May 17 to benefit the neighborhood. Company president Ken Daly announced the supplier has replaced 14 miles worth of gas lines in Breezy Point and given grants [...]