CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

Breezy Point

NYPD Boat

Police Rescue 2 Men After Kayak Overturns In Rockaway Inlet

Police rescued two fishermen from the Rockaway Inlet Monday afternoon, after their kayak flipped over.

06/16/2014

FDNY Special Operations Chief William Seelig and FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano on Randall's Island unveiling new hurricane response equipment, Oct. 30, 2013. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

New FDNY Preparedness Equipment To Make A ‘Big Difference’ In Next Big Storm

“This is part of our after action review. We acted very quickly to get these vehicles so that we would have it in time for this hurricane season,” said fire commissioner Sal Cassano.

10/30/2013

The remains of Breezy Point, Queens as seen from Chopper 880 following superstorm Sandy - Nov. 2, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)/Breezy Point as seen from Chopper 880 on Oct. 21, 2013 (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Elected Officials Urge People Not To Forget About Those Still Recovering From Sandy

The first anniversary of superstorm Sandy has come and gone, but the rebuilding continues.

10/30/2013

An American flag flies near homes that remain damaged and mostly untouched since Superstorm Sandy hit the coastline, May 5, 2013 in Ortley Beach, New Jersey. 
 (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

1 Year Later, Superstorm Sandy Survivors Light Up Shore

Candles and flashlights will light up the shore along the East Coast as survivors of Superstorm Sandy pay their respects to what was lost when the storm roared ashore one year ago.

10/29/2013

Breezy Point is seen on the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Oct. 29, 2013. (credit: Kathryn Brown/CBS 2)

Breezy Point Residents Mark Sandy Anniversary With Day Of Service

Last year, a storm surge left most of the then-thriving community under water. Then, a day later, a raging fire finished off what Mother Nature started.

10/29/2013

Work continues on a new pavilion at Rockaway Beach following the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, which destroyed large parts of the boardwalk, on October 29, 2013.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Photos: From Despair To Repair, One Year After Superstorm Sandy

Many residents of the Rockaways and neighboring Breezy Point are reflecting on the progress made over the past year while acknowledging the problems still evident. Meanwhile, In New Jersey, the Seaside Heights boardwalk and amusement park remains under construction one year after being partially destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, and damaged again in September 2013 by an electrical fire.

10/29/2013

Marisha Cheong (CBS 2)

Police Looking To Question Woman Seen On Video With Queens Murder Victim

The NYPD is hoping new surveillance video will lead to clues in the homicide of 24-year-old Marisha Cheong.

10/17/2013

Some superstorm Sandy victims say they've encountered unscrupulous contractors. (credit: CBS 2)

Sandy Victims Say They’re Being Scammed By Contractors

Some Breezy Point residents say they’re being ripped off by the people they hired to help them rebuild.

08/22/2013

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman holds a press conference in Breezy Point, Queens on charities that collected money for superstorm Sandy relief, July 17, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

New York AG Report Finds 42 Percent Of Sandy Donations Unspent

Speaking to reporters Wednesday in the flood- and fire-ravaged Breezy Point section of Queens, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman questioned whether aid money has been spent urgently enough in the nearly nine months since the storm.

07/17/2013

Wayward dog found on the Brooklyn Bridge (credit: Matt Petronis)

Queens Family Holds Up Traffic To Rescue Wayward Dog On Brooklyn Bridge

The dog, believed to be a Shiba Inu, is now staying with the Petronis family at their Breezy Point home, waiting for its owner to come forward.

07/16/2013

Assemblyman Phil Golfeder in Breezy Point, calling on Gov. Cuomo to approve bill to lift extra permitting requirement for homeowners to rebuild, July 11, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill To Allow Breezy Point Residents To Rebuild Faster

Word of the signing came as Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder held a rally Thursday, urging the Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign the “Breezy Point” bill he drafted and allow residents to rebuild their homes.

07/11/2013

The remains of Breezy Point, Queens as seen from Chopper 880 following superstorm Sandy - Nov. 2, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Breezy Point Homeowners Sue Over Devastating Loss During Sandy

According to the suit filed by 120 homeowners, the Long Island Power Authority and National Grid failed to de-energize the power grid ahead of superstorm Sandy.

07/02/2013

Tornado damage in Breezy Point (Credit: CBS 2)

Oklahoma Tornado Dredges Up Memories Of NYC Tornadoes, Hurricane Sandy

As the picture of destruction in Moore, Okla., riveted viewers to TVs across the country, some communities around New York were especially interested and sympathetic.

05/21/2013

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

Marisha Cheong (CBS 2)

Funeral Held For Marisha Cheong, A Week After Her Body Washed Up On Beach

Marisha Cheong went missing without a trace, and two months later with her body tragically found, her family said goodbye.

02/23/2013

more