Stringer Slams NYCHA

Comptroller says agency’s track record ‘shameful’

On March 23, 2014, the New York City Housing Authority was awarded $100 million in funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to replace boilers that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy. In April of 2015, $3 billion in funding from FEMA was awarded to NYCHA to make much-needed Sandy repairs to 33 developments around the city. On July 13, New […]

Build It Back Has New SBA Policy

Federal rules for Build it Back applicants with SBA loans are complicated. Many homeowners who drew down on their loans have to both pay back the loan and have the amount of their loan deducted from their Build It Back grant. Others are being penalized even if they declined a loan. Build It Back is now introducing two new policies […]

Shades of Sandy

On July 15, a severe thunderstorm caused significant erosion that took place along this manmade dune abutting the new boardwalk at Beach 105th Street and Shore Front Parkaway. On a closer look, some of the crevices go better than a foot down, with the looser sand washed down to the snow fence below.

Yes, They Will Surf Again

An expected 75 disabled participants will take to surfboards, some for the first time, on Saturday, July 18, and have the time of their lives. They Will Surf Again, hosted by Life Rolls On, Braun- Ability and Wheeling Forward, will take place on the beach at Beach 67th Street from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All are invited to attend, […]

Is NYCHA A Money Pit?

In the spring, Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer announced that The Federal Emergency Management Agency was awarding $3 billion to the New York City Housing Authority. “When Sandy hit, it brought weeks of cold and darkness for thousands of NYCHA residents – and too many are still feeling the impact,” de Blasio said. “This investment of […]


Batman & Robin

Dear Editor: Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator Charles Schumer were like children playing Clark Kent and Kojak concerning the chase to capture escaped prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat. Perhaps both harbor secret desires to become either a newscaster or police officer. Cuomo and Schumer should stick to their day jobs people elected them to do rather than try to […]

Time To Lean On The MTA

Dear Editor: Even though the new city budget that took effect July 1 unfortunately contains no provision for restoring our former Rockaway ferry to and from Manhattan before the scheduled 2017 start of comprehensive city-wide ferry service (forcing Rockaway commuters and visitors to endure a fiendish subway obstacle course till then), advocates for better transit aren’t giving up on it […]

Emergency Room? Not So Much.

Dear Editor: On July 9, I went to the emergency room at St. John’s E. I got there at about 12:30 a.m. Around 1:30 a.m., I still was not called. Upon casual conversation with other people in the ER, many had been there since 9 p.m. and still were not called. The patients were told that there was a problem […]

ANG Carpet & Flooring

The Only Carpet Store In Rockaway That Will Floor You

ANG Carpet & Flooring has a growing list of loyal, happy, and grateful clientele in Rockaway, Breezy Point, and Howard Beach, especially after the help given to families rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy. The familyowned small business is the only one of its type in zip code 11694. Currently located at 115-08 Rockaway Beach Blvd., ANG opened in 2007 and is […]