Rockaways

Chelsea Clinton helps with Sandy recovery during ‘Day of Action’ in the Rockaways
Chelsea Clinton helps with Sandy recovery during ‘Day of Action’ in the Rockaways
South Maggie Hayes 10/28/2013 at 5:00PM

The Clintons joined the ongoing Sandy recovery in a “Day of Action” in the Rockaways. Chelsea Clinton and hundreds of volunteers visited Brookville Park, Rockaway Park, P.S. 197 and homes in Far Rockaway on Saturday to revitalize the damaged communities. This is the fifth Day of Action, which has brought in volunteers from all over [...]

Op-Ed: Where are we one year later?
News Op-Ed 10/26/2013 at 10:42AM

BY STATE SENATOR JOSEPH ADDABBO JR. On any particular day, whether I’m working, getting a cup of coffee, shopping or having dinner in the district, people detail their experiences involving Superstorm Sandy in many different ways. A year later, many still get tears in their eyes, others remain frustrated about the lack of progress, while [...]

SANDY ONE YEAR LATER: Co-ops, condos still waiting for disaster aid
SANDY ONE YEAR LATER: Co-ops, condos still waiting for disaster aid
News Melissa Chan 10/25/2013 at 11:11AM

A proposed federal law that would bring disaster aid to co-op and condo communities has not come any closer to being passed nearly one year after Sandy. “It just doesn’t make sense,” said Warren Schreiber, president of the Bay Terrace Community Alliance. “It’s just prolonging the financial hardship on co-ops. Right now, we’re stuck footing [...]

Chelsea Clinton to join volunteers in Rockaways for second ‘Day of Action’ for Sandy victims
News Queens Courier Staff 10/24/2013 at 9:26AM

The Clinton Foundation will bring together residents and volunteers for a second “Day of Action” for Sandy victims. Chelsea Clinton will visit the Rockaways on Saturday, October 26 and along with hundreds of volunteers will work to rebuild houses, clean and update public parks, conduct conservation activities and more. Clinton will also join the St. [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 9/25/2013 at 7:56AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Clear. High of 73. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 55. Winds less than 5 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Moving Screening at Laughing Devil Comedy Club Long Island City’s Laughing Devil Comedy Club invites you to grab a bite, toss back a [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/30/2013 at 7:23AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Partly cloudy. High of 84. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Friday night: Mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 72. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Jerks: The Show This late-night comedy showcase at the Laughing Devil Comedy Club in LIC on Friday, [...]

Op-Ed: Comprehensive initiatives to make New York City’s waterfront stronger
News Op-Ed 8/24/2013 at 11:51AM

MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is from Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s weekly radio address New York City’s waterfront is an incredible resource that contributes to the great quality of life we New Yorkers enjoy. It’s also a backyard for millions of families and our first line of defense against future storms and flooding. We’re hard [...]

Fed money to help businesses bounce back after Sandy
Fed money to help businesses bounce back after Sandy
News Melissa Chan 8/23/2013 at 3:19PM

Small businesses in the borough will get nearly $200,000 in federal aid to bounce back after Sandy. The two-year grant will be given to the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC), representatives from the borough announced late last week. The package is part of the more than $6 million the Small Business Administration (SBA) gave to [...]

Doctors of the World to open free clinic in the Rockaways
Doctors of the World to open free clinic in the Rockaways
South Maggie Hayes 8/09/2013 at 9:26AM

Doctors of the World are coming local – to the Rockaways, intending to boost the area’s health care. The international network of doctors has 14 locations worldwide which combined work in 79 countries and recently signed a lease to open a free primary health care clinic at 2-30 Beach 102nd Street, making the Rockaways the [...]

Stringer wants to create Sandy Audit Bureau if elected comptroller
Stringer wants to create Sandy Audit Bureau if elected comptroller
Politics Maggie Hayes 8/07/2013 at 12:14PM

Manhattan Borough President and City Comptroller candidate Scott Stringer announced a plan to create a Sandy Audit Bureau within the Comptroller’s office if elected. The Sandy unit, a team of “professionals and experts,” would track the incoming $15 billion in federal aid and ensure the post-storm recovery money is spent “wisely and efficiently.” Stringer said [...]