NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — For nearly two decades, Joe Mure and his elves have built a Christmas lights display that has illuminated the Rockaways — except for last year, when the little North Pole on Neponsit Avenue and Beach 144th Street was put on ice following superstorm Sandy.
But as WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, weeks before even Thanksgiving, Mure and his helpers are hard at work putting the huge wreath, 30-foot toy soldiers, Santa’s sleigh, a carousel up and hundreds of thousands of lights up for the holiday season .READ MORE: Former Aide Accusing Gov. Cuomo Of Sexual Harassment Says She Believes Governor Was Propositioning Her For Sex
“We didn’t decorate the house (in 2012),” Mure told Smith. “What we did do was put out 26 trees for the 26 victims of Sandy Hook.