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.
The rally was held on Beach 86th Street in the Rockaways, where the devastation is still apparent more than a month after Sandy hit.
Toll collections resumed Saturday morning at two bridges in the storm-damaged Rockaways.
The three-mile pipeline would run from the Atlantic Ocean beneath Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaways and under Jamaica Bay to Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field.
This morning, roughly one dozen started swinging hammers and sawing wood in the Rockaways, whatever needs to be done to help members of the FDNY rebuild their own homes damaged by the storm.
Advocate John Cori said he thinks the jetties helped spare the community of Arverne By The Sea and its boardwalk.
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.
A teenage suspect has been charged with the murder of a man in the Rockaways late last week.
Mary Butler’s home in Arverne was without heat and electricity since the storm hit. She signed up for the city’s rapid repairs program on Monday and now has her power back.
Many stores are closed and people from Far Rockaway are walking 50 to 60 blocks to line up for food at St. Francis De Sales Parish in Belle Harbor.
In an effort to put Sandy in the past and get people moving again, the MTA is resurrecting the long-shuttered H subway line as work continues on the damaged A line.
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, we keep hearing the refrain, “We’re all in this together.” One family from the Rockaways has proved how that works.
Despite the devastation from superstorm Sandy, a Brooklyn firehouse will continue with a thanksgiving week tradition.
Every one of them has been hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, but a group of men in the Rockaways has managed to raise a lot of money to help neighbors who need it even more.
Sen. Schumer: Cell Towers Should Have Backup Power To Prevent Widespread Service Outages Like After Sandy
Schumer said a nationwide plan to require power reserves for cell towers would help ensure no disruption in coverage following severe weather, a terrorist attack or any other events that may cause power failures.
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