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No timetable for return of subway; limited bus service to resume at 5 p.m.
No timetable for return of subway; limited bus service to resume at 5 p.m.
News Billy Rennison 10/30/2012 at 12:23PM

Extensive flooding in the city’s subway system continues to knock out service with no timetable for trains to be up and running. “The New York City subway system is 108 years old, but it has never faced a disaster as devastating as what we experienced last night. Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on our entire transportation system,” said [...]

Friends, brother remember Flushing man killed during Hurricane Sandy
Friends, brother remember Flushing man killed during Hurricane Sandy
News Melissa Chan 10/30/2012 at 8:42AM

A Flushing man was crushed to death by a tree that crashed into his home Monday night during Hurricane Sandy, police said. Tony Laino, 29, was pinned in his bedroom at around 7 p.m. on October 29, police said. The tree ripped through the upper left portion of the two-story home at 47-34 166th Street, [...]

Western Queens braces for Hurricane Sandy
Western Queens braces for Hurricane Sandy
News Alexa Altman 10/29/2012 at 3:21PM

A few brave locals in makeshift trash bag ponchos trekked across Gantry State Park in Long Island City to witness Hurricane Sandy’s wrath. One storm chaser, who lives just across Vernon Boulevard in Zone B, said she wasn’t afraid of the storm, even though officials speculated the worst was yet to come. She bought a [...]

Many Rockaway residents ignore evacuation, remain home
Many Rockaway residents ignore evacuation, remain home
News Terence M. Cullen 10/28/2012 at 8:07PM

Despite calls from elected officials in the area, many Rockaway residents say they’re staying, and have hunkered down for the impacts of Hurricane Sandy. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced earlier today that NYCHA would begin shutting down elevator service, heating and hot water in the 26 housing developments within Zone A as a means to drive [...]

Shoppers flock to stores for last minute supplies
Shoppers flock to stores for last minute supplies
News Billy Rennison 10/28/2012 at 2:56PM

With Hurricane Sandy expected to hit New York City beginning tonight, residents flocked to hardware stores and supermarkets to stock up on goods to get them though the storm. Locals lined up dozens deep at area stores for water, batteries and sandbags preparing themselves for the hurricane that is forecasted to bring gusts of winds [...]

Evacuation centers in Queens
News Billy Rennison 10/28/2012 at 12:53PM

The mayor has already ordered the mandatory evacuations of vulnerable areas in Queens ahead of Hurricane Sandy, and others may want to head to an evacuation center just to be safe. Here are the 16 evacuation centers in Queens: • John Adams High School- 101-01 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park. • Grover Cleveland High School- 21-27 [...]

City schools closed Monday, possibly Tuesday
City schools closed Monday, possibly Tuesday
Central Billy Rennison 10/28/2012 at 12:24PM

With the city’s transportation shutting down tonight, the mayor also announced the closure of schools on Monday. Heavy rains and strong winds have also forced evacuations of low-lying areas throughout the five boroughs. “Due to anticipated inclement weather conditions from Hurricane Sandy, all New York City public schools will be closed to students tomorrow, October [...]

Mayor orders mandatory evacuations for Rockaways, Hamilton Beach and Broad Channel
Mayor orders mandatory evacuations for Rockaways, Hamilton Beach and Broad Channel
News Billy Rennison 10/28/2012 at 11:46AM

With Hurricane Sandy making its way for New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered the mandatory evacuations of Zone A areas which includes the Rockaways, Broad Channel and Hamilton Beach. Parts of other low-lying Queens areas are also being evacuated.  Click here for the map of the evacuation areas. The low-lying coastal areas are [...]

City agencies prepping for “Frankenstorm”
Central Billy Rennison 10/26/2012 at 3:14PM

With Hurricane Sandy barreling toward the city, city agencies are preparing for the possible massive storm. The heavy rain and strong winds can cause unsafe conditions throughout the public transportation system and on the city’s bridges and tunnels.  No decision has been made yet as to whether there will be any service stoppages during the storm. “We [...]