nor’easter

Storm disrupts local transit, airport travel
Storm disrupts local transit, airport travel
News Queens Courier Staff 2/08/2013 at 12:18PM

In anticipation of Friday’s blizzard, the MTA has added extra trains to the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and Metro-North, and has cancelled weekend subway work. But as the weather conditions deteriorate, the MTA may need to cancel or make changes to service. Check the MTA website for any updates throughout the storm. LIRR The [...]

Hardware stores report no spike in sales despite storm
Hardware stores report no spike in sales despite storm
News Alexa Altman 2/08/2013 at 12:16PM

As the city braces for Nemo, hardware stores report no spike in the sale of storm essentials. Peter Lee, manager of Platz Hardware in Ridgewood, said dwindling foot traffic in his western Queens store is due to residents recycling the salt and shovels they bought for previous storms. “The funny thing is we’ve had a [...]

Snow starts in New York as city braces for blizzard
Snow starts in New York as city braces for blizzard
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/08/2013 at 9:05AM

UPDATE 4:30 p.m.:  Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for New York. “As this winter storm unfolds, bringing heavy snow and high winds to parts of the state, I strongly urge all New Yorkers to exercise caution, avoid travel, and stay indoors,” said Cuomo. “To ensure an effective and rapid response to [...]

NYC area prepares for major snow storm
NYC area prepares for major snow storm
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/07/2013 at 11:34AM

For the first time this winter, the city is getting ready for a potentially powerful snow storm. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the flakes should start falling early Friday morning and the bad weather will continue through Saturday. Earlier in the day, the NWS  issued a winter storm watch for all of New [...]

Thousands more lose power after second storm strikes area
Thousands more lose power after second storm strikes area
News Billy Rennison 11/08/2012 at 10:44AM

Efforts to restore power to the thousands of Queens residents still without electricity was dealt another blow yesterday when another storm swept through the area, halting recovery efforts and adding thousands to the list of those without lights. Con Edison restored power to about 90 percent of those tho lost electricity during Sandy before a [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/08/2012 at 8:19AM

Today’s Forecast Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a northwest wind 17 to 20 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. Northwest wind 11 to 16 mph. Event of the Day: Bruce Lee Fights Back From the Grave Devil Science Theater 3000 is an interactive event where the audience plays [...]