winter storm

Hercules: Aftermath of the storm
Hercules: Aftermath of the storm
Central Maggie Hayes 1/03/2014 at 9:10AM

Queens residents woke up to more than half a foot of snow Friday morning as they prepared to deal with the aftermath of the winter storm.

City holds Snow Day at Juniper Park
City holds Snow Day at Juniper Park
News Queens Courier Staff 2/09/2013 at 4:47PM

When there is heavy snowfall the New York City Parks Department sometimes throws a special “Snow Day” in parks across the city with organized activities, such as supervised safe sledding, snowman building contests, best snow angel contests, friendly snowball fights, music and complimentary hot chocolate. After the blizzard that hit on Friday, February 8, known as [...]

Update on Nemo cleanup
Update on Nemo cleanup
News Terence M. Cullen 2/09/2013 at 12:26PM

The  city is swiftly bouncing back after the blizzard dubbed “Nemo” swept through the Northeast last night. The “Big 4″ lines – Babylon, Huntington, Port Washington and Ronkonkoma – of the LIRR are running on every two hours, the MTA announced. Service on other branches will be restored when rail travel is safe again. While [...]

Aerial shot of Queens covered in snow after storm
Aerial shot of Queens covered in snow after storm
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/09/2013 at 11:56AM

This photo was tweeted Saturday morning by Howard Glaser, director of operations for the State of New York and advisor to Governor Andrew Cuomo, and shows an aerial view of Queens after it was blanketed in snow following the February 2013 blizzard.     RECOMMENDED STORIES PHOTOS: February 2013 Blizzard Blizzard causes long gas lines, shortages reminiscent [...]

PHOTOS: February 2013 Blizzard
PHOTOS: February 2013 Blizzard
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 2/09/2013 at 11:35AM

Check out our photo gallery showing the snowy aftermath of the February 2013 blizzard in Queens. If you want The Queens Courier to include your blizzard photos in our gallery, let us know by tweeting them to @queenscourier or by posting them on our Facebook page.     RECOMMENDED STORIES Aerial shot of Queens covered [...]

NASA photo shows power of winter storm
NASA photo shows power of winter storm
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/08/2013 at 4:40PM

NASA chose this satellite image of Friday’s blizzard as its photo of the day. According to NASA, the winter storm is the result of  two low pressure systems merging over the East Coast: “The satellite image, captured at 9:01 a.m. EST, shows clouds associated with the western frontal system stretching from Canada through the Ohio [...]

Queens residents pick up last-minute necessities as heaviest snow approaches
Queens residents pick up last-minute necessities as heaviest snow approaches
News Terence M. Cullen 2/08/2013 at 1:44PM

As blizzard warnings have everyone getting ready to hunker down, Queens residents, and visitors, are flocking to the stores for any last-minute supplies. Despite a relatively low volume of shoppers at the Walbaums in Bay Terrace, carts were packed to the gills with any weekend needs including water and non-perishables. Monica Bell, up from Georgia [...]

Blizzard causes long gas lines, shortages reminiscent of Sandy
Blizzard causes long gas lines, shortages reminiscent of Sandy
Northeast Cristabelle Tumola 2/08/2013 at 1:12PM

Though Friday’s blizzard won’t be as devastating as Sandy, at several area gas stations there have been long lines reminiscent of the fuel shortage following the superstorm. On Thursday evening, a line at a gas station in Whitestone off of Clintonville Street stretched around the block, but that wasn’t the only location in the tri-state [...]

Storm disrupts local transit, airport travel
Storm disrupts local transit, airport travel
News Queens Courier Staff 2/08/2013 at 12:18PM

In anticipation of Friday’s blizzard, the MTA has added extra trains to the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and Metro-North, and has cancelled weekend subway work. But as the weather conditions deteriorate, the MTA may need to cancel or make changes to service. Check the MTA website for any updates throughout the storm. LIRR The [...]

Snow starts in New York as city braces for blizzard
Snow starts in New York as city braces for blizzard
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/08/2013 at 9:05AM

UPDATE 4:30 p.m.:  Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for New York. “As this winter storm unfolds, bringing heavy snow and high winds to parts of the state, I strongly urge all New Yorkers to exercise caution, avoid travel, and stay indoors,” said Cuomo. “To ensure an effective and rapid response to [...]