hurricane sandy

Sandy firefighter heroes recognized on anniversary
Sandy firefighter heroes recognized on anniversary
South Maggie Hayes 10/29/2013 at 3:31PM

One year ago they were in boats and swimming through floodwaters to rescue the residents of south Queens as it was battered by Sandy. On the anniversary of the superstorm, Vetro by Russo’s on the Bay gathered the firefighter crews and recognized them for their bravery. “Around 9:30 p.m. that night we got seven feet [...]

Sandy: Looking back on a year
Sandy: Looking back on a year
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 10/29/2013 at 9:48AM

October 29, 2012—the day Sandy reared her ugly head and barreled through, leaving a swath of destruction in her wake. In this week’s issue and online, The Courier has brought you tales of rebuilding, tales of resiliency – and stories of a borough that is bouncing back. Here’s a recap of the stories: Tilted Breezy [...]

PHOTOS: Sandy Then & Now
PHOTOS: Sandy Then & Now
News Melissa Chan 10/29/2013 at 9:28AM

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SANDY ONE YEAR LATER: Cross Bay businesses make a comeback
SANDY ONE YEAR LATER: Cross Bay businesses make a comeback
South Liam La Guerre 10/28/2013 at 3:19PM

After opening her two-floor hair salon and spa on Cross Bay Boulevard in July last year, Kimberly Langona was devastated when months later, it was partially destroyed. Superstorm Sandy wiped out the entire first floor of Explosion Hair Styling, destroying equipment including hair dryers, electrical wiring, furniture and computers. “Everything was lost,” said Langona, who [...]

SANDY ONE YEAR LATER: Houses spring up in Breezy Point ‘fire zone’
SANDY ONE YEAR LATER: Houses spring up in Breezy Point ‘fire zone’
South Maggie Hayes 10/28/2013 at 10:57AM

Nobody can keep Breezy Point down, not even Sandy. A year after the storm wiped away longstanding houses and an electrical fire burned down 135 residences, the framework for dozens of homes have appeared, particularly in a once vacant, ash-filled lot, in what residents have called the “fire zone.” “The level of activity is mind [...]

Street Talk: What are your memories of Sandy?
Street Talk: What are your memories of Sandy?
News Queens Courier Staff 10/28/2013 at 9:39AM

What I remember most is all of the houses destroyed, all of the people who suffered. Ronald Kenchon The slow reaction of the mayor and the insufficient plan for the disaster that was coming. The mayor didn’t come to the aid of the outer boroughs quickly enough. Robert Garner It destroyed a lot of New [...]

Family of Flushing Sandy victim officially files suit against city
Family of Flushing Sandy victim officially files suit against city
Northeast Melissa Chan 8/14/2013 at 3:32PM

The family of the Flushing man tragically killed by a felled tree during Sandy has officially filed a lawsuit against the city, legal sources said. “The city has completely ignored the situation with their trees in Queens,” said the family’s attorney, Rosemarie Arnold. Arnold filed a notice of claim in January on behalf of Tony [...]

LIC Bar gives back to The Who’s favorite charity
LIC Bar gives back to The Who’s favorite charity
Entertainment Alexa Altman 2/19/2013 at 11:18AM

They’re back for an encore. A Sandy-struck venue that received a new sound system from music icons The Who is returning the favor by hosting a fundraiser to benefit one of the band’s favorite charities, Teen Cancer America. LIC Bar, at 45-58 Vernon Boulevard, was inundated by seven feet of water during the superstorm, wiping out [...]