A house that caught fire and partially collapsed Wednesday in an area of Queens damaged by Superstorm Sandy had been approved for work under the city’s Rapid Repairs program.
The incident occurred at around 2 p.m. Wednesday at 162-39 84th St., in Howard Beach.
When the flowers bloomed and the ground warmed up, one of Sandy’s effects, hidden for the winter, became obvious.
Rogelio Rodriguez, 34, was arraigned on murder, manslaughter and other charges, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.
The two men whose bodies were found in a brush fire in Queens were killed for trying to rob drug dealers, police said.
One is two-tone dark-colored custom van, the second is a four-door light-colored sedan and the third is a four-door dark-colored sedan, police said.
As firefighters started to fight the heavy flames, they discovered the bodies of two adult males in a grassy area adjacent to the Belt Parkway, police said.
Mayor Bloomberg also warned residents living in low-lying coastal areas that flooding may occur as the storm barrels through the Tri-State.
Last week, crime was down or flat in all categories citywide except for burglary. Compared with the same time last year, burglary was up 2 percent, according to police statistics.
NJ TRANSIT officials announced over the weekend that limited service will begin Monday morning on the Bergen and Pascack Valley Lines.
Tuesday was day eight for many living without power. Those lucky enough to have generators used them sparingly while others were boiling water to try and stay warm.
Ryan Beauchamp, 33, turned himself in at the 94 Precinct station house in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on Tuesday, CBS 2’s John Slattery reported.
One person is dead and another is being sought by police after a fight on a subway train at the Bedford Avenue train station in Brooklyn spilled onto the platform and ended up on the tracks.
Twenty-five years ago, Howard Beach became a racial flashpoint. On Monday, Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes reflected on the ramifications of the case.
The Howard Beach woman was acquitted of murder after she shot her husband 11 times with his two guns, a revolver and a Glock, in February 2008.