Nearly 200 Queens residents filed claims against the city in the last week after storms left their homes swamped in rainwater and sewage, officials said.
The U.S. Coast Guard treated Middle Village resident Colin Flood, who is battling leukemia, to a visit and personal tour of a helicopter.
The year is starting out with a shot of nasty weather that is predicted to bring near-blizzard conditions to the city.
Preliminary flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs) were released Thursday as the next step in FEMA’s coastal Flood Insurance Study. Insurance rates could go up by hundreds of dollars for homeowners in flood-prone areas, specifically those in south Queens affected by Sandy. Maps will go into effect in 2015. Following this release, a 90-day appeal and [...]
TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. Northwest wind 13 to 15 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light north after midnight. EVENT of the WEEKEND: Jazz Night at New York’s Legendary Metropolitan Room The incomparable Stix Bones will be hosting two Jazz Nights [...]
TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: A slight chance of showers after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Thursday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 36. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph EVENT of [...]
Two FDNY EMTs who helped save the life of three residents — including a nun — caught in a Glendale flash flood, were honored recently while Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley renewed calls for an investigation into the flooding. Crowley feted EMTs Jimmy Guailacela and Marilyn Arroyo at the city council stated meeting on Wednesday, September 12 [...]
Heavy rains and thunderstorms may cause flash flooding throughout the borough. The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory with up to one inch of rain per half hour forecasted to be poured on Queens through 2 p.m. Forty mph winds are expected to accompany the thunderstorm. Heavy rain over a short period of time [...]
EVENT of the DAY: ”West Side Story” at St. Albans Park Winner of 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, this classic musical set among the tenements of New York City finds star-crossed lovers Maria and Tony caught in the midst of a turf war between rival street gangs. Written by Ernest Lehman, Arthur Laurents, and others. Directed [...]
Heavy rains may cause flash floods throughout the borough. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood warning for Queens lasting until 2 p.m. More than an inch of rain has already fallen in parts of Queens and one to two more inches is possible. Some flooding is already occurring and is imminent [...]