Belle Harbor

Christmas In New Dorp Beach (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Christmas Takes On New Meaning For Residents In Storm-Ravaged Communities

For some, all they want from Santa this year is a check from FEMA and their insurance company to help cover the damage sustained to their homes.


Sandy Rockaways Meeting

Frustrated Superstorm Sandy Victims Seek Answers In Belle Harbor

Hundreds of Superstorm Sandy victims in the Rockaways filled a church looking for help and answers from officials Wednesday night, but many walked away even more frustrated.


Back To School At P.S. 114 Nov. 27, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Students Back In Class At Sandy-Damaged Schools In Queens

P.S./M.S. 114 and P.S. Q256 opened their doors, the Department of Education said. It was the first time students were allowed back into their schools since the storm hit.


Homes destroyed or damaged by Sandy in Belle Harbor, Queens - Nov. 6, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

St. Francis Church Helping As Basic Needs Still A Struggle In Rockaways After Sandy

Many stores are closed and people from Far Rockaway are walking 50 to 60 blocks to line up for food at St. Francis De Sales Parish in Belle Harbor.


Belle Harbor Family

Belle Harbor Family Brought Together After Being Devastated By Sandy

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, we keep hearing the refrain, “We’re all in this together.” One family from the Rockaways has proved how that works.


Crews tackle piles of debris as clean-up continues where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away on November 10, 2012 in the heavily damaged Rockaway neighborhood of Queens. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Graybeards Group Collects Over $100,000 For Sandy Victims In Rockaways

Every one of them has been hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, but a group of men in the Rockaways has managed to raise a lot of money to help neighbors who need it even more.


Volunteers Hand Out Stuffed Animals In Belle Harbor (credit: CBS 2)

Kansas City Girl, 4, Helps Deliver Thousands Of Stuffed Animals To Young Sandy Survivors

The Schells are handing out the 200 stuffed animals they were able to bring with them. Another 1,600 are being shipped to New York for free by a Kansas City trucking company.


An investigator examines the wreckage of American Airlines flight 587 among destroyed houses November 13, 2001 in the Rockaway section of Queens. (credit: Shaul Schwarz/Getty Images)

Belle Harbor Remembers Victims Of American Airlines Flight 587 Crash

As residents deal with the loss of life and dozens of homes in the aftermath of Sandy, the tight-knit community is coming together to remember those lost in the crash 11 years ago.


Mike McDonnell (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Belle Harbor Man Who Saved Neighbors During Sandy To Launch Charitable Foundation

The lifelong resident of Beach 130th Street in the Rockaways said despite his current homelessness, he will start a non-profit he has named the Bridgerope Foundation For The Rockaways.


Destroyed House In Belle Harbor (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Belle Harbor Residents Tell Harrowing Stories From Sandy On ‘60 Minutes’

Residents of Belle Harbor, Queens, recalled their harrowing experience during the horrors of Superstorm Sandy on “60 Minutes” Sunday.


Destroyed House In Belle Harbor (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Frustrated Residents Of Belle Harbor Band Together In Relief Effort

The community has set up a command center in St. Francis de Sales Church.


Mike McDonnell (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Belle Harbor Man Rescues Six Neighbors From House Fire With Makeshift Rope Ladder, Surf Board

McDonnell carried four of his neighbors, one by one, on his back to the house next door. But as the flames spread, McDonnell had to think quickly to save his neighbors.


Belle Harbor - Queens, NY - Dec 26, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Crime Soars In The Rockaways

Felonies in New York City stayed virtually flat in the past year, up just a quarter of a percent according to NYPD statistics, but in one precinct that covers the western part of the Rockaways, crime has soared.


AP Photo

Flight 587 Remembered On 10th Anniversary

Family members mourned for their lost loved ones on Saturday morning at a memorial marking the 10th anniversary of the flight’s crash.


Several firefighters were injured battling a three-alarm fire in Queens. (credit: Terry Sheridan/1010 WINS)

Close Call For NY’s Bravest In Queens Three-Alarm Fire

A three-alarm fire in Queens left 13 firefighters injured and resulted in a mayday call after one responder became trapped after the floor gave out from under him.