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Record numbers, heightened security at NYC Marathon
Record numbers, heightened security at NYC Marathon
Sports Liam La Guerre 11/04/2013 at 4:34PM

The safest place in the country may have been the route of the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday. NYPD officers trolled the race, guarding runners and spectators alike, because of terrorism concerns caused by the Boston Marathon bombing earlier this year, in which three people died and hundreds were injured. A record 50,740 [...]

Bill could delay flood insurance hikes for Sandy victims
Bill could delay flood insurance hikes for Sandy victims
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 11/04/2013 at 2:43PM

Flood zone residents can rest easy for now ‑ as impending increases in flood insurance have been put on the backburner. Congressmembers Gregory Meeks and Hakeem Jeffries co-sponsored the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Care Act of 2013, legislation meant to address the flood insurance rate increase and “keep residents from being priced out of our [...]

Political Roundup: De Blasio, Lhota face off in final debate
Political Roundup: De Blasio, Lhota face off in final debate
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 10/31/2013 at 2:07PM

Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota had their third and final debate Wednesday. The debate was originally scheduled for Tuesday but was moved to last night in observance of the Sandy anniversary, Questions about Sandy led off the debate, but the two once again battled over many of the same issues they did [...]

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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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 [...]

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 [...]