Belle Harbor

Rep. Gregory Meeks appears with 94-year-old Vincentia Becker at a news conference in Belle Harbor, Queens, on Nov. 24, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Proposal By Queens Congressman Targets FEMA Push For Sandy Repayments

A proposal by a Queens congressman would allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency to back off in its pursuit to recoup aid mistakenly paid out to Superstorm Sandy victims.

11/24/2014

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio Arrives Late To Flight 587 Memorial Ceremony

Relatives of the 260 people who died on American Airlines Flight 587 have commemorated the jetliner’s crash in with a solemn ceremony in the Rockaways.

11/12/2014

Belle Harbor Manor Assisted Living Center (credit: CBS2)

Assemblyman To Superstorm Sandy Victims: Don’t Repay FEMA A Dime

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, D-Far Rockaway, said he’s asked FEMA to stop requesting the repayments, but the agency says it’s required by law to try to recoup money it sent out by mistake.

11/10/2014

The hands of the Statue of the Risen Christ at St. Francis de Sales Church in Belle Harbor, Queens was vandalized this week. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Statue Of Christ Desecrated At Belle Harbor Church

Police Friday night were investigating the shocking desecration of the Statue of the Risen Christ at a church in the Rockaways.

11/07/2014

(Credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Queens Lifeguard Who Saved Six Lives During Superstorm Sandy Honored With Street Sign

Dylan Smith, a Good Samaritan who helped save many lives during Superstorm Sandy, was honored by his community on the second anniversary of the storm as the community named a street after him.

10/29/2014

Breezy Point 1 Year After Superstorm Sandy (credit: Paul Lurrie)

Belle Harbor Man Documents Sandy Recovery Through Photographs

Three days after Sandy devastated the Rockaways, Paul Lurrie started snapping pictures. Lurrie said for months the landscape around Belle Harbor, Neponset and Breezy Point remained the same.

10/29/2013

Nov. 6, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

FDNY Launches Fire Safety Campaign In Areas Devastated By Sandy

Meantime, nearly a year after Sandy hit, residents of the Rockaways said there is still much work to be done despite some big progress.

10/21/2013

A 4-foot high concrete wall is going up along a stretch of Far Rockaway. June 19, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Storm Protection Measures Going Up Along Part Of Far Rockaway

The storm barrier of more than 7,500 bags filled with 20,000 tons of sand will stretch from Beach 55th Street to Beach 149th Street when the dune construction project begins next month.

06/19/2013

The ruins of a destroyed home sit in the sand on November 21, 2012 in Mantoloking, New Jersey. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

6 Months After Superstorm Sandy, Signs Of Progress But More To Be Done

Sandy caused billions of dollars in damage and left tens of thousands of people homeless after coming ashore Oct. 29. Six months later, major issues including housing, business, tourism and coastal protection still remain.

04/29/2013

A home destroyed by superstorm Sandy on the beach in Bell Harbor, Queens - Jan. 2, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Belle Harbor Businesses Still Struggling After Sandy

Belle Harbor, Queens was one of the New York City neighborhoods hit particularly hard by superstorm Sandy. For the businesses there, coming back has been and continues to be a struggle.

02/28/2013

Belle Harbor Manor Assisted Living Center (credit: CBS 2)

Life After Sandy Proving Difficult For Queens Seniors Stuck In Temporary Housing

The rooms at Belle Harbor Manor Assisted Living Center are empty of residents due to damage from the superstorm.

01/25/2013

St. Francis de Sales School in Belle Harbor, Queens - Jan. 22, 2013 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Belle Harbor School Reopens To Students Months After Sandy

A school that became a relief center in the Rockaways after superstorm Sandy is a school again.

01/22/2013

Buster The Dog

Queens Family’s Dog Rescued Just Before He Would Have Been Euthanized

A family in Belle Harbor, Queens, was happy to report Sunday that their dog was back home alive and well, after being rescued just in time.

01/06/2013

Young Judaea Volunteers On Staten Island On Christmas (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Volunteers Spread Holiday Cheer In Areas Still Reeling From Sandy

In Belle Harbor, volunteers pitched in to help the Red Cross feed Sandy-affected residents on this Christmas.

12/25/2012

Generators Outside Apartment Building In Belle Harbor (credit: CBS 2)

Belle Harbor Residents Get Gift Of Power In Time For Christmas

The power had been out since superstorm Sandy hit nearly two months ago, but electricity was finally restored on Christmas Eve.

12/25/2012

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