As the days dragged on since Hurricane Sandy bludgeoned the city and cut power to many communities in the Rockaways, some people took it upon themselves to feed and provide for their neighbors as they waited for city services to be restored. Comments (1).
With thousands in the city still without heat and power more than a week after Hurricane Sandy devastated the region, many Queens officials are blasting utility companies for an inadequate response and demanding a speedier restoration. Comment.
State Senate candidates locked in a tight and nationally scrutinized election in southern Queens put their campaigns aside in the days leading up to Election Day and devoted their full efforts to recovery from Hurricane Sandy instead. Comment.
State Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) beat back a strong Republican challenge and held onto his seat with a decisive victory to win a second term, according to unofficial results from NY 1. Comment.
In Broad Channel, the American Legion has become the de facto center of the storm-ravaged island, with volunteers serving warm food to residents, handing out batteries and blankets and sorting through bundles of donated supplies, including stacks of clothes that literally reached the ceiling Monday evening. Comments (1).
The damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaways forced nearly the entire Fontbonne Hall varsity girls’ volleyball team, including Coach Linda Strong, to leave their homes and almost cost them their season. Comment.
Some residents of the Rockaways who were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy and are without power and other city services have taken it upon themselves to provide for their community in the aftermath of the storm, cooking food and handing it out to people in need. Comment.