superstorm sandy

Build It Back finally building momentum
News Queens Courier Staff 6/06/2014 at 1:05PM

More than a year after Superstorm Sandy ripped through Queens, the efforts to repair damaged homes and business are finally starting to pick up speed, officials said Friday.

Newly opened Rockaway YMCA to boost local economy
Newly opened Rockaway YMCA to boost local economy
South Angy Altamirano 3/18/2014 at 10:37AM

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.

LIC community voices outrage against upcoming No. 7 train suspensions
LIC community voices outrage against upcoming No. 7 train suspensions
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 1/17/2014 at 4:31PM

Long Island City residents and business owners are telling the MTA enough is enough. The No. 7 train will soon be going through another round of suspensions causing it to not run in parts of western Queens and Manhattan for more than a dozen weekends this year, starting in the end of February, according to a notice from the MTA.

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 [...]