More than six months after Hurricane Sandy hit, there has been much talk about reshaping the city’s coasts to make them more impervious to storms and floods. But though the city is exploring numerous options to that end, from modifying building codes to flood mitigation projects, few concrete plans are yet in place, leaving the future landscape of southern Queens a question mark. Comment.
With the return of the A train, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has also announced an extension of ferry service as the Rockaways edge toward recovery from Hurricane Sandy. He also said weekend ferry service in the Rockaways would start July 4. Comment.
After a seven-month suspension of A train service to and from the Rockaway peninsula, the subway has started running on its full line again – and transit officials commemorated the occasion in style Thursday. Comment.
Six candidates for borough president disclosed the contents of their war chests earlier this month, but those at the front of the pack did not necessarily raise the most money in the borough they seek to represent. Comments (1).
An enormous gas explosion and ensuing second-alarm blaze at a private home in Howard Beach damaged during Hurricane Sandy sent one woman to the hospital with burns, the New York Post reported. Comment.
HOWARD BEACH — An appellate court Wednesday upheld the sentence of a Howard Beach woman acquitted of murder but convicted on gun possession charges in the 2011 shooting death of her husband, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (1).
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday the Rockaway ferry, filling in for the hurricane-damaged transit system, will operate for at least six more weeks and possibly through Labor Day. Comments (1).