On the second anniversary of the day Superstorm Sandy devastated New York, many people are still recovering — and waiting for funding.
During Superstorm Sandy on the night of Oct. 29, 2012, more than 130 homes were wiped out by a horrific fire in Breezy Point, Queens.
A multimillion-dollar request for a dune system and other coastal protections for Breezy Point Queens is moving forward, New York State officials announced Monday.
Police rescued two fishermen from the Rockaway Inlet Monday afternoon, after their kayak flipped over.
“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.
The first anniversary of superstorm Sandy has come and gone, but the rebuilding continues.
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.
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.
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.
The NYPD is hoping new surveillance video will lead to clues in the homicide of 24-year-old Marisha Cheong.
Some Breezy Point residents say they’re being ripped off by the people they hired to help them rebuild.
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.
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.
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.
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.