Foreclosures Continue To Hit SEQ Hardest

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Since the foreclosure crisis struck the nation in 2008, Southeast Queens has continued to be the hardest hit area in all of New York City. According to Matthew Hassett, director of policy and communications for the Center For New York City Neighborhoods, a nonprofit that offers free foreclosure prevention services, […]

Promises To Keep

Officials at all levels of government should be ashamed of themselves for the way that homeowners and business owners have been treated in the year-and-a-half since Superstorm Sandy hit our shores. As was evidenced by a tour last week of Howard Beach homes ravaged by the storm, too many people waiting on assistance from City, […]

Howard Beach Tour Reveals Build It Back Difficulties

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A tour of Howard Beach homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy revealed that there is much more work that needs to be done. State Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) led Build It Back’s Housing Recovery Office Director, Amy Peterson, and senior adviser for Recovery, Resiliency and Infrastructure, Bill Goldstein, on […]

Reagan Mural Going Up On Queens Blvd.

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan will be watching over commuters on the “Boulevard of Death” for one week beginning on May 1. A giant 13-by-18 foot mural of Reagan will be displayed on Queens Boulevard between 57th Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard as part of a traveling tour of the work […]

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 […]

De Blasio Announces Sandy Rebuilding Changes

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced new leadership and changes to the City’s Sandy rebuilding and recovery team last week. The mayor appointed Bill Goldstein as the new Senior Advisor to the Mayor for Recovery, Resiliency, and Infrastructure, Amy Peterson will be the new Director of the Housing Recovery Office and Daniel Zarrilli was named the […]

Goldfeder Calls For Howard Beach Cleanup

After receiving complaints from Howard Beach residents, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Howard Beach) sent a letter to Josh Laird, National Parks Commissioner, urging him to take immediate action and repair the damaged fence along the northeast side of the Joseph Addabbo Memorial Bridge and Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach. “Our hardworking families have been through […]

DEC Presents Mitigation Project In Howard Beach

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer City officials presented a project that aims to better protect Howard Beach from future weather events like Superstorm Sandy. Representatives from the Dept. of Environmental Conservation attended last week’s Community Board 10 meeting to discuss the Spring Creek Hazard Mitigation Project for the first time. During Sandy, flood waters from […]