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.
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.
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.
Police Friday night were investigating the shocking desecration of the Statue of the Risen Christ at a church in the Rockaways.
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.
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.
Meantime, nearly a year after Sandy hit, residents of the Rockaways said there is still much work to be done despite some big progress.
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.
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.
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.
The rooms at Belle Harbor Manor Assisted Living Center are empty of residents due to damage from the superstorm.
A school that became a relief center in the Rockaways after superstorm Sandy is a school again.
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.
In Belle Harbor, volunteers pitched in to help the Red Cross feed Sandy-affected residents on this Christmas.
The power had been out since superstorm Sandy hit nearly two months ago, but electricity was finally restored on Christmas Eve.