Queens officials told CBS 2 that they are expecting millions to hit their beaches, especially Rockaway beach where crews were putting the finishing touches on months of recovery work.
Time to kick off beach season in the Big Apple. To help, here’s a look at the city’s shores.
A rally was held Sunday urging the New York City Parks Department to pick up the pace in replacing the Rockaway Beach boardwalk that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.
Wednesday will remain warm with an expected high of 79 degrees, but temperatures will be back in the upper 50s by the weekend.
Residents of Rockaway Beach descended on City Hall in Lower Manhattan Saturday, demanding that their beaches be rebuilt right now.
The city is pouring $266 million to restore the beaches. The price tag for Rockaway Beach alone is $147 million.
The Rockaways had a furry visitor today. It spent the morning on the beach and was monitored by Urban Park Ranger Martha Brodylo while it basked.
Michelle Brosh, who lost everything in Superstorm Sandy, said her dog ran out of a friend’s house Thursday and was hit by a car before taking off down the street.
The project was brought to New York by the Art Production Fund and coincides with two fundraisers to help Sandy victims being run by by Waves for Water and New York Foundation for the Arts.
The Rockaway Beach Boulevard offices of ‘The Wave’ were destroyed by Sandy and the weekly staff is now working out a rented second floor office on rented computers to put out Friday’s first post-storm edition.
Superstorm Sandy blasted through the New York metro area a whole month ago, but some shoreline residents remain without heat.
“I thought it was a great thing to do for the community and the volunteers,” said Brad Sterl, CEO of the Pittsfield-based company. “We tried to do something that we could help with and food is one thing we do.”
When the Rockaway Peninsula got blasted by Hurricane Sandy, the police were hit like everyone else — battered and flooded.
The Rockaways in Queens remained without power Wednesday night following Superstorm Sandy, and fears were mounting that looters would continue to exploit the disaster for their personal gain.
While the raging fire in Breezy Point received much of the attention in the wake of Superstorm Sandy in the Rockaways, destruction on the peninsula in Queens is far more widespread.