Local Rockaway Store Comes Back

BY GINA MARIE GREENWALD It has been eight months since Hurricane Sandy hurdled through the Rockaway peninsula, leaving many people in the area picking up the pieces of their beloved…

Health Problems Persist from Sandy

By LAURIE CHERENFANT The waters of Hurricane Sandy long ago receded and the debris is mostly cleaned up, but many people continue to suffer from related health problems months later.…

Rebuilding Broad Channel

If you blink you might miss the small community of Broad Channel, Queens.  Many of the 400 homeowners  thought federal and state agencies closed their eyes to Broad Channel after…

City: Hurricane housing aid helps

By SAMANTHA GRILLO The director of the city’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations told the City Council on Tuesday that $750 million will be spent to help those still displaced…

Council eyes safety of post-Sandy home elevations

By JAMILLE SUTTON Seeking to avoid the hazards and construction site deaths New Orleans suffered after Hurricane Katrina, Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn proposed  legislation Wednesday aimed at protecting  homeowners…

Why They Stayed: Three Stories

BY JULIA JOHN-SCHEDER “Most of my friends stayed. I don't think I can name one who evacuated,” Samantha Grillo, Breezy Point, Queens “We paid no attention. We went about our…
Sandy Youth Step Up After Sandy Strikes

Sandy Youth Step Up After Sandy Strikes

BY LAUREN KEATING It is human nature to try to stand up when we are threatened, though many times when faced with natural disasters, people are overwhelmed. Superstorm Sandy smashed Staten…
Gerritsen Beach Struggles Past Sandy

Gerritsen Beach Struggles Past Sandy

BY LORETTA CHIN When Hurricane Sandy tore through sections of the northeast on the night of October 29th, few were prepared for the triple whammy of the unusual weather systems…