Joe Mure and his helpers are hard at work putting the huge wreath, 30-foot toy soldiers, Santa’s sleigh, a carousel up for the holiday season and hundreds of thousands of lights.
Many veterans were taking part in a different kind of service Saturday, helping those who have continued to suffer a year after Superstorm Sandy.
Around 1:30 a.m., officers responded to a 911 call of an assault at Beacon Nursing Home in the Rockaways, police said.
Doctors of the World USA has opened a free clinic in Rockaway Park to treat residents even if they don’t have health insurance.
Meantime, nearly a year after Sandy hit, residents of the Rockaways said there is still much work to be done despite some big progress.
Thousands of people took time out of their busy schedules Saturday to plant trees lost in a park in the Rockaways after Superstorm Sandy.
Humpback whales have been spotted just a few hundred yards from the Queens shoreline.
Charges were pending Saturday evening against the driver who police blamed for a crash that killed two teenage boys in the Rockaways.
Railings held together by duct tape, shaky steps, plastic wraps, and rust marked the brand new bathrooms. Residents said the new facilities are not what they expected.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder on Monday called on the city to provide immediate funding to repair the bulkhead on the border of the Rockaway Peninsula and Jamaica Bay.
Sen. Charles Schumer announced Sunday that the machines are in place and ready to begin pumping more than three million cubic yards of sand between Beach 19th Street and Beach 149th Street.
Opponents protested Sunday against a planned natural gas pipeline that would pass through Brooklyn and the Rockaways.
Some New York Yankees stopped by the Rockaways Monday, to praise one church that pitched in to help another affected by superstorm Sandy.
They said it has has been a lifeline for them since supertorm Sandy, according to State Assemblyman Philip Goldfeder.
The Friends of Rockaway has received a grant of more than $721,000 from the American Red Cross.