Mayor Announces Sandy Recovery Overhaul

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a major overhaul of the City’s recovery from Superstorm Sandy last week, including several ideas to provide relief for homeowners and businesses still trying to rebuild more than a year after the storm hit. Since beginning his first term as mayor, de Blasio said he […]

Resiliency Plans For Howard Beach

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer There are several ideas on how to better prepare Howard Beach for future storms, and they were all presented on Monday at Russo’s on the Bay. The Howard Beach New York Rising Community Planning Committee held a six-hour public meeting on Monday to discuss plans to better protect the coastal […]

A Year After Sandy: Rebuilding Continues

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer It has been almost a full calendar year since Superstorm Sandy and many Queens residents are still rebuilding their damaged businesses and homes. Oct. 29 will mark the storm’s one-year anniversary. Its powerful surge flooded several coastal communities in the City, including Howard Beach, the Rockaways and part of Long […]

OP-ED: An Anchor For Our Community

BY BETTY BRATON It wasn’t so long ago when the opening of the Aqueduct racetrack was delayed by… pigeon poop. One official was quoted in a city newspaper in 2011, saying “There were pigeon droppings everywhere — on the floors, ceilings, walls, on every surface.” Think about how far we’ve come, as this month Resorts […]