Healey’s Bar and Grill, on 108th Street and right off of Rockaway Beach Boulevard, held a going away party for Sandy to commemorate the organization’s announcement.
A local band, Squidrow Trio, performed at the bar as part of the celebration. The group is fronted by Guy Nevirs, who also lives in the Rockaways.
The WMO removed the name from the list because of the catastrophic damage it did to New York and the rest of the northeastern United States late last year. The same move was done after Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans in 2005.
This is the 77th name to be removed from their list since its creation in 1954. It will be replaced with “Sara” for this year’s hurricane season.
With many residents and businesses in southern Queens and the Rockaway Peninsula still rebuilding their lives six months after Sandy hit, we at QConf join Healey’s Bar and everyone affected by the storm in bidding adieu to Sandy.