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.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the MTA has worked since the storm to rebuild 1,500 feet of washed-out tracks, replace miles of signal, power and communications wires and rehabilitate two stations that were completely flooded.
Police were still investigating the cause of the accident. Cross Bay Boulevard was to remain shut down in both directions for an indefinite period of time, officials said.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder said legislators did the hard part in 2010 when they voted to approve the $300,000 needed for three security cameras in the Rockaways.
Sandy caused billions of dollars in damage and left tens of thousands of people homeless after coming ashore Oct. 29. Six months later, major issues including housing, business, tourism and coastal protection still remain.
Construction crews are working around the clock to get the Rockaway boardwalk reconstructed in time for the start of summer.
Police said 49-year-old Lloyd Deslorimonte apparently lost control of the vehicle before it rammed into the Arverne Pilgrim Church on Beach Channel Drive.
Residents of Rockaway Beach descended on City Hall in Lower Manhattan Saturday, demanding that their beaches be rebuilt right now.
After superstorm Sandy, most people in New York City knew there was aid out there somewhere. but some didn’t even try to find it.
While the actual St. Patrick’s Day isn’t coming for a couple of weeks, a parade was held in the Rockaways Saturday as a source of hope for those affected by Superstorm Sandy.
A warning ignored is the subject of a new documentary about the Rockaways. With the Rockaways in ruins, scrawled on the wall of a handball court by the beach were the words: “John Cori Warned You.”
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.
Southeastern Connecticut saw by far the largest number of outages across the region, but New England bore the brunt of the outages.
Mayor Bloomberg also warned residents living in low-lying coastal areas that flooding may occur as the storm barrels through the Tri-State.
When you click through to the subway system map on the MTA website, you can now do more than just stare at it. It has been made interactive.