The tight knit community of Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy last year. But, will it be ready for Halloween next week?
Shaniesha Forbes died of “homicidal asphyxiation,” which includes suffocation and smothering, the medical examiner’s office said.
Friends and loved ones were calling for justice this weekend, in the death of a teenage girl whose charred, naked body was found on Gerritsen Beach in Brooklyn.
Police Sunday were investigating how a woman died, after her naked, charred body was found along the shoreline in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn.
It’s been over a month since superstorm Sandy slammed into the Tri-State area and many are still trying to secure basic needs like heat.
Many New York metro area residents who were cooking meals in their homes and getting ready for the Thanksgiving holiday at this time a year ago are now busy cleaning out their flood-ravaged homes.
Gerritsen Beach was not the only part of the city to make steps towards recovery; the New York City Housing Authority reported that as of Saturday heat and hot water had been restored to ninety-six percent of buildings affected by the storm, including all Rockaway developments.
Like so many communities along our shores, Gerritsen Beach in Brooklyn was devastated by Superstorm Sandy — even though it’s designated “Zone B” — and people were not forced to evacuate before the storm.
In the storm-ravaged, flood-damaged Brooklyn community of Gerritsen Beach, residents were worried about the mold and the repairs as work went on to get back to normal.
The storm dropped 3.9 inches of snow in Central Park as of 11 p.m. Wednesday night. In fact, this storm was on track to be the biggest snowstorm on record in October or November. The previous record in Central Park for those months was 4.4 inches in November of 1989.
One worker was killed and four others injured while adding a second story to an old house on Frank Court in Gerritsen Beach around 11 a.m. Tuesday.
“There were five men working on the roofing project at this stage. We believe that three were carrying material or working on the roof at the time,” said Commissioner Robert LiMandri.
Police say 49-year-old Ju Xiang Chen, a food delivery man, was on a scooter when he was hit by a Nissan Altima at Gerritsen Avenue and Avenue V.