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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 [...]

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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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 [...]