Breezy Point

Council districts to get vote on city-funded community projects
Northeast Melissa Chan 3/27/2013 at 4:36PM

A million dollar decision is in the hands of some Queens residents. Three City Council districts in the borough have a week, starting April 1, to vote on community projects they want the city to fund. Part of an initiative called “Participatory Budgeting,” residents are allowed to develop ideas and then choose five physical infrastructure [...]

Rockaway residents take to City Hall, demand say in Sandy rebuilding
Rockaway residents take to City Hall, demand say in Sandy rebuilding
South Terence M. Cullen 3/25/2013 at 1:15PM

By day 143, Rockaway residents had had enough. Scores traveled to the steps of City Hall on Saturday, March 23 to call on Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city to help residents rebuild after Sandy. Shoulder to shoulder with elected officials and candidates for mayor and borough president, resident after resident told personal stories of [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/18/2013 at 7:41AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with ice pellets. High of 36 with a windchill as low as 25F. Winds from the East at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 90% . Monday night: Overcast with ice pellets and snow, then rain after midnight. Low of 36 with a windchill [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/01/2013 at 7:58AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Mostly cloudy. High of 46. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Friday night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 32. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Sixth Annual Panorama Challenge NYC Team Trivia Game At the Queens Museum of Art, participate in the world’s [...]

Body found on Breezy Point beach identified as missing Queens woman
Body found on Breezy Point beach identified as missing Queens woman
Police Queens Courier Staff 2/18/2013 at 9:40AM

Police have identified the woman whose body washed up on a Breezy Point beach Saturday as 24-year-old Marisha Cheong, who went missing from her Jamaica residence two months ago, said the NYPD. According to CBS New York, Cheong’s live-in boyfriend was supposed to pick her up at a Forest Hills subway station on December 19, but she never showed [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/18/2013 at 7:21AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Clear. High of 37 with a windchill as low as 5F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Monday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 30. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Yelp Drinks [...]

Woman’s remains wash ashore in Breezy Point
Woman’s remains wash ashore in Breezy Point
News Alexa Altman 2/16/2013 at 12:17PM

A woman’s partially decomposed body was discovered on a beach in Breezy Point this morning, according to reports. While only part of the woman’s skull remained intact, police said there were no obvious signs of trauma. Her identity has not yet been discovered. It is unclear how she died. The Office of the Medical Examiner [...]

Boil water order lifted in Breezy Point
Boil water order lifted in Breezy Point
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/06/2013 at 5:05PM

Once again, it’s safe for Breezy Point residents to drink from the tap. On Wednesday, the New York City Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene and Environmental Protection announced that the area’s boil water order has been lifted, except for the areas between Jamaica Walk and Ocean Avenue and to the south of Oceanside Avenue. [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/05/2013 at 8:03AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with snow. High of 36. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Tuesday night: Overcast with snow. Low of 30. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 80%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Free comedy show in Sunnyside Check out this free comedy show at The Courtyard Ale House [...]

After losing 40 years of memories in Breezy Point fire, homeowner fights for justice
After losing 40 years of memories in Breezy Point fire, homeowner fights for justice
South Maggie Hayes 2/04/2013 at 11:23AM

The cause of Sandy’s Breezy Point fire was electric, the FDNY announced in December. One month later, area resident Kieran Burke has initiated a lawsuit against the town’s power company, LIPA, and rallied his neighbors to fight for justice. “[LIPA’s] negligence destroyed my home and incinerated 40 years worth of memories,” said Burke. “That was [...]