December 14, 2012 RSS feed / Top Stories

FEMA Closes Waldbaum’s DRC

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has closed its tent-based Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the Waldbaum’s parking lot at 112-15 Beach Channel Drive because of high wind conditions at that site, agency officials said on Wednesday More...

State Pols Take In Sandy View

It was a scene right out of a movie set. More...

DOT’s Bike Share Program To Launch As Scheduled

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) and bike share operator New York City Bike Share (NYCBS) announced that because of damage to bike share equipment caused by Hurricane Sandy, Citi Bike will launch in May 2013 with at least 5,500 bi More...

Cops Seek Rockaway’s Assistance

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating the following suspect wanted in connection to a robbery which occurred within the confines of the 101 Precinct. More...

Property Tax Relief Bill

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced legislation that he sponsored which would provide property tax relief to Southern Queens and Rockaway homeowners in the wake of the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. More...

National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration To Assess Sandy Forecasting

Almost a month after the proposed Sandy Service Assessment team was disbanded, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released information regarding the official commissioned team that will assess the performance of the Nation More...

Stories From Sandy...

An old television show posited that there are a million stories in the “Naked City” that is New York. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, there are probably a million stories right here on the Rockaway peninsula. More...

Easier Commuter Transfers For Rockaway Riders

Governor Andrew M. More...

FEMA Application Deadline Extended

The deadline for Hurricane Sandy survivors in 13 designated New York counties to register for Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster assistance has been extended to January 28, 2013. More...

Set D-Snap Food Aid Benefits

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have announced that the U.S. More...

City Sets Tax Relief Initiatives For Those Impacted By Hurricane Sandy

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Finance Commissioner David M. Frankel have announced new property tax relief initiatives to assist New Yorkers whose homes were severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy. More...

Bloomberg: Full Storm Funding ‘Unrealistic’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said this week that the city would consider the construction of groins and berms along coastal areas to help reduce the damage from future storms, but bluntly warned, “Saying we’re going to spend whatever it takes More...

Court Appoints Monitor In LAST Lawsuit

The city could be liable for as much as $455 million in damages after Federal Judge Kimba Woods ruled last week that the city’s Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST), used as a teacher certification test for years, discriminated against black an More...

PS 114 Parents Prove To Be Right

Mold, Asbestos Clean-Up Begins

Tests have shown that the parents who chided School Chancellor Dennis Walcott at a meeting at Public School 114 last week were right. Further testing shows both mold and asbestos at the storm-damaged school on Beach 135 Street in Belle Harbor. More...

Social Security Opens Alternative Office

In addition to the assistance being provided at the FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers, Social Security employees will provide additional service to area residents. Working Tuesdays and Thursdays at the office of State Assemblywoman Michele R. More...

Lost or Stolen MetroCard? File a Claim Online

The MTA is making it easier to file a claim if the 30-day unlimited Metro- Card or 7-day Express Bus Plus Metro- Card you purchased with a credit or debit card at an MTA vending machine is ever lost or stolen. More...

Emergency Ferry Service Proves Popular

The emergency ferry service set up to replace the disabled A Train commuter service from Rockaway to Manhattan has proved popular with local residents. More...

Feds Allocate $26M For Sanitation

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. More...

City Launches Housing Recovery Program

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Mathew M. More...

Cuomo Sets Expedited Insurance Payments

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that major banks and mortgage servicers will take action to expedite insurance payments to New York homeowners. More...

Disaster Nutrition Assistance Available To December 18

Human Resources Administration Commissioner Robert Doar announced that from now through December 18, New York City will begin implementing a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) for individuals and families in New York City zip More...

Storm Debris Collection Extended To December 21, 2012

Department of Sanitation has announced that special storm debris collections in neighborhoods hit hard by the storm will continue until December 31, 2012. More...

To Dune Or Not To Dune?

The Future Of Rockaway Beaches

The losses caused by Superstorm Sandy are numerous. Some Rockaway residents lost their lives in the storm, many others lost their homes and property. More...


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