The YMCA of Greater New York celebrated the opening of its new branch, Rockaway YMCA at Arverne by the Sea, on March 14 during a ribbon cutting with local elected officials and community leaders.
The beloved Madelaine Chocolate factory is up for sale, following a brief comeback after Sandy.
When the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department (WHBVFD) was seemingly drowning in Sandy’s storm waters, hurricane veterans came to the rescue.
Mark Mina watched his Rockaway Park storefront burn to the ground during Sandy, and over $1 million and priceless memorabilia go down with it. But today, his Beach 116th Street business has risen from the ashes.
City Comptroller Scott Stringer sat down with The Queens Courier to discuss his first weeks in office and just where he plans to go from here.
In south Queens, one local leader wants the lines of communication open in the event of another superstorm.
Local pols want to keep the lone Rockaway hospital from flat lining. Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder and State Sentator James Sanders sponsored a bill to bring $4.3 million to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital to reimburse them for expenses spent during and after Sandy.
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Sandy recovery money is now under close inspection, and one Queens pol wants accountability for every dollar moving forward. In November, Councilmember Donovan Richards introduced a bill that would track all funds related to superstorm recovery via an online database. Before former Mayor Michael Bloomberg bid adieu to City Hall in late December, he signed [...]
As temperatures plummeted in New York on Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo gave a heated speech outlining plans to build a new weather detection system, seal subways from floods and deputize citizens as emergency responders in the ongoing fight against extreme weather.