superstorm sandy

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  [...]

Local pols angry over Sandy bill delay
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 1/02/2013 at 5:17PM

Though the House of Representatives managed to pass legislation before falling over the fiscal cliff, it didn’t vote on a $60 billion Sandy relief package before the end of the current house session on Wednesday. But this afternoon Speaker John Boehner said that the House would vote on the storm aid by January 15. That [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/02/2013 at 6:54AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Overcast. High of 36 with a windchill as low as 14F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night: Overcast. Low of 25. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT of the DAY: 3D Theater Presentation: The Last Reef At the New York Hall of Science’s 3D Theater Presentation: The [...]

2012: A year in pictures
2012: A year in pictures
Central Queens Courier Staff 12/31/2012 at 6:22PM

JANUARY Fire bomber charged in hate crime: Ray Lazier Lengend, 40, confessed to a string of five fire bombings, four in Queens and one on Long Island. No one was injured in the attacks and Lengend was charged with a hate crime. Queens native named Obama chief of staff: Forest Hills native Jacob Lew, an orthodox Jew, [...]

FDNY determines cause of Breezy Point, other Sandy fires
FDNY determines cause of Breezy Point, other Sandy fires
South Cristabelle Tumola 12/26/2012 at 10:24AM

Two months after Sandy hit, the FDNY has determined the cause of most of the serious fires that occurred during the superstorm, including the Breezy Point blaze that decimated 126 homes and damaged 22 others, Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano announced this week. “A total of 21 serious fires occurred during the storm, destroying more than [...]