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Ferry service from Rockaways to Manhattan to begin Monday
Ferry service from Rockaways to Manhattan to begin Monday
News Billy Rennison 11/09/2012 at 12:16PM

Rockaway residents still without subway service into Manhattan will now be able to make it off the peninsula and onto the island via a temporary ferry service set to begin Monday. The ferry, announced today by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and Seastreak, will depart from Beach 108th Street and Beach Channel [...]

Gas rationing begins today in NYC
Gas rationing begins today in NYC
Top Stories Billy Rennison 11/08/2012 at 3:47PM

More than a week into the gas shortage, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced an emergency order rationing gas to begin Friday morning at 6. Cars with license plates ending in odd numbers or a letter will be able to purchase gas on odd numbered days; vehicles with plates ending in even numbers can purchase on even [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/08/2012 at 8:04AM

Today’s Weather Friday: Sunny, with a high near 54. Northwest wind 13 to 16 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph. Event of the Day: William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” E Phoenix Idealis Theater, Inc. delivers this classic story for a modern audience. Directed by Rachel Alt and Ben [...]

65 Queens schools to remain closed Monday
65 Queens schools to remain closed Monday
Central Billy Rennison 11/04/2012 at 9:31PM

While a majority of city students will return to school after a week off due to Hurricane Sandy, some buildings sustained significant damage in the storm and are still not ready to hold classes. Forty-six Queens schools will remain closed on Monday and will not reopen until Wednesday, November 7; 19 others will be relocated [...]

NYC Marathon canceled
NYC Marathon canceled
News Billy Rennison 11/02/2012 at 5:29PM

After several days of holding firm that the New York City marathon would run, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Friday evening that the race will be canceled. The mayor’s office confirmed the cancellation minutes after NBC News broke the story. In the days following Hurricane Sandy, the Brooklyn Nets-New York Knicks game at the Barclays Center [...]

Sandy death toll continues to rise
Sandy death toll continues to rise
News Billy Rennison 11/02/2012 at 2:36PM

With each report, the number of lives lost to Hurricane Sandy rises.  Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced shortly after 1 p.m. that 41 residents died in the storm. As the search and rescue missions carry on, the number of fatalities may continue to rose, Bloomberg said. More than 5,000 residents remain in  the evacuation centers throughout the city [...]

Bloomberg endorses Obama for president
Bloomberg endorses Obama for president
News Billy Rennison 11/01/2012 at 3:14PM

On the heels of the worst storm in the city’s history, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his endorsement of Barack Obama for president citing his leadership in climate change and potential to bridge both parties. Bloomberg said Hurricane Sandy “brought the stakes of Tuesday’s presidential election into sharp relief,”  in an op-ed for Bloomberg View and re-published on [...]

Off-duty cop shot in Bronx in stable condition, 1 suspect dead
Off-duty cop shot in Bronx in stable condition, 1 suspect dead
News Billy Rennison 10/24/2012 at 10:20PM

An off-duty cop, shot in the chest while attempting to break up an armed robbery, fired and killed one of the suspects while two others fled. The incident occurred at 6:30 p.m. in the Bronx when off-duty officer Ivan Marcano’s girlfriend witnessed a robbery in progress while the pair drove on Harrison Avenue.  Marcano exited the [...]

Islanders moving to Brooklyn beginning in 2015
Islanders moving to Brooklyn beginning in 2015
News Billy Rennison 10/24/2012 at 2:10PM

Amid rumors of the New York Islanders fleeing the area, the team announced their moving 20 miles west. Islanders owner Charles Wang, along with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, Barclays Center majority owner Bruce Ratner and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz announced that the Islanders would be heading to Brooklyn beginning with the [...]