superstorm sandy

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/09/2013 at 7:17AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 48. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Wednesday Night: Clear. Low of 36. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Indians in the Caribbean A photographic exhibition of arts, culture and nation building (1900-1950) at the Rajkumari Cultural Center in Richmond Hill, Indians [...]

Family of Sandy’s first victim to sue city
Family of Sandy’s first victim to sue city
Top Stories Melissa Chan 1/08/2013 at 3:39PM

The family of the Flushing man tragically killed by a felled tree during Sandy plans to sue the city after they said they fought in vain for at least a decade to get the towering threat removed, legal sources said. A notice of claim has been filed on behalf of Tony Laino, 29, who was [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/08/2013 at 7:46AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High of 52. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night: Overcast in the evening, then clear. Low of 37. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Best Flicks of 2012 This seven-film series at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, opens [...]

Record low fire fatalities, ambulance response time in 2012
Record low fire fatalities, ambulance response time in 2012
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/07/2013 at 3:16PM

Last year was a banner year for public safety, say officials. In 2012, the FDNY had the fewest civilian fire deaths and fastest average ambulance response times for life-threatening medical emergencies in New York City history, announced Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano. “With record low number of murders and shootings and the [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/07/2013 at 7:05AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly cloudy. High of 45. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Monday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 34. Winds less than 5 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Japanese Classical Dance for Kids at Resobox This workshop for kids ages 8-11 at Resobox in Long Island City teaches the [...]

Parker Jewish weathers Superstorm Sandy
News Queens Courier Staff 1/05/2013 at 2:25PM

Throughout Sandy and its aftermath, the residents, patients and staff of the Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation remained safe and comfortable, and programs and services went on as scheduled. “The dedication of Parker’s staff, combined with years of careful emergency planning and preparedness drills [empowered] Parker, literally, to weather the storm,” said [...]

Congress approves $9.7B in Sandy aid
Congress approves $9.7B in Sandy aid
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 1/04/2013 at 3:20PM

After the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelming passed 9.7 billion in Sandy aid Friday, 354-67, the Senate unanimously approved it later that afternoon. The money will go towards flood insurance claims for Sandy-damaged homes and businesses. A vote on the remaining $51 billion in storm aid will take place January 15. “Belated as the bill [...]

PHOTOS: Eerie sand dunes created in the Rockaways after Sandy
PHOTOS: Eerie sand dunes created in the Rockaways after Sandy
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/04/2013 at 2:50PM

Photographer Stephane Missier took these photos in the parking lot of Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaways. The man-made sand dunes, which Missier compares to an “eerie lunar landscape,” are made out of sifted sand from the streets following Superstorm Sandy. “Polished by the cold winter wind, these artificial cones formed an eerie lunar landscape. The [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/04/2013 at 8:04AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 37 with a windchill as low as 19F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Friday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 28F with a windchill as low as 19. Breezy. Winds from the [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/03/2013 at 7:23AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 36 with a windchill as low as 18. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 27 with a windchill as low as 18. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT of the DAY: There There  [...]