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Cuomo vows to continue fight against extreme weather
Cuomo vows to continue fight against extreme weather
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/07/2014 at 2:24PM

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.

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/03/2014 at 7:16AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Snow this morning will give way to some clearing this afternoon. High around 15. Winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 80%. About one inch of snow expected. Friday night: Clear skies. Low around 0. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. NYC public schools closed Friday All New York City public [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/02/2014 at 7:19AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Cloudy. Light snow likely this afternoon. Temps nearly steady around 30. Winds NE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 40%. Thursday night: Periods of snow. Low 16. Winds NNE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 90%. 5 to 8 inches of snow expected. EVENT OF THE DAY: Pop Americano! From the creators [...]

City to get another round of snow
City to get another round of snow
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/16/2013 at 5:27PM

Get ready for some more snow. For the third time in a week, another round of flakes will hit New York City. The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a “snow alert” starting at 4 a.m. Tuesday and will be deploying its snow fighting equipment as needed. Alternate side parking has been suspended Tuesday [...]

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 [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
Neighborhoods Billy Rennison 12/28/2012 at 7:32AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. Northwest wind 13 to 15 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light north after midnight. EVENT of the WEEKEND: Jazz Night at New York’s Legendary Metropolitan Room The incomparable Stix Bones will be hosting two Jazz Nights [...]

How to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy
News Queens Courier Staff 11/05/2012 at 10:31AM

Hurricane Sandy wrecked havoc throughout New York city, downing trees, flooding streets and knocking out power, though some neighborhoods received a greater brunt of the devastation. Those that made it out relatively unscathed have now sprung to action to help neighbors who were not as fortunate. Here’s a list of ways to help: For those [...]

From the ashes: Breezy Point residents search for hope
From the ashes: Breezy Point residents search for hope
News Queens Courier Staff 11/02/2012 at 10:30AM

BY ALEXA ALTMAN AND MAGGIE HAYES Sifting through the charred remains of his life-long Breezy Point home, Kieran Burke searched for something left behind. “You’d be surprised what survives,” he said, soot-encrusted shovel in hand. Burke’s home, along with 110 others, burned down in the fire that spread throughout the charming beachfront neighborhood during Hurricane [...]

East River bridges closed to cars with less than 3 passengers; Schools to reopen Monday
News Billy Rennison 10/31/2012 at 3:47PM

Those who want to enter Manhattan by car over one of the East River bridges will need to bring at least two other passengers. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the restrictions at his press conference updating residents on the city’s response to the storm. The restriction — which will be enforced by the NYPD — will [...]