The Far Rockaway peninsula is a sandy spit that hooks out of southern Queens, and was one of the worst hit areas during Hurricane Sandy. Rockaway Beach Boulevard is the main artery where many live, shop and work. Ken Swan is a small property owner whose four, 2-story apartment buildings were devestated. FEMA doesn't cover the costs, because they're rentals, and its his primary source of income.
Hurricane Sandy filled the roads on the Far Rockaway peninsula with sand, debris and downed power lines. As roads became cleared, the MTA began operating local buses during daylight hours, until recently when more lighting has become available and they’ve been able to run later buses. And while subway service was restored to most of the city, the A train, the only subway in the area, remains too damaged to reopen.
From Coney Island to Breezy Point tens of thousands homes are without power and either flooded or uninhabitable. That means many residents have relocated. And many hotels in Brooklyn are booked full.
Sanitation trucks rumbled down mud-caked streets past downed power lines as thick sheets of sleet fell on the few residents roaming the streets of Far Rockaway Wednesday as a Nor’easter began bearing down.
In the aftermath of Sandy, residents of the Rockaway have been struggling with a lack of power, heat and gas. An effort to making voting easier, however, was just as problem plagued.
A week after Sandy many elderly residents in Far Rockaway are still without power. Mayor Michael Bloomberg was met with anger when he toured the area over the weekend. Some supplies are trickling in, but elderly residents are cold and worried about the freezing nighttime temperatures.
Power has been restored to parts of Manhattan, but in Far Rockaway, Queens, it’s cold and dark. The NYPD says its adding extra patrols and lighting after reports of looting, but residents are still anxious and fearful.
They just wanted to check out one more house, one more neighbor. Walter and Annette Connolly were delaying the inevitable.
Hurricane Sandy is roiling up the East Coast and scientists say it could collide with other storm systems from the north and west resulting in an unprecedented weather system or high winds, snow, storm surges — and possibly tornadoes. “This is a large unpredictable storm," New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.
The ex-convict arrested Tuesday for fatally shooting a Long Island police officer and a civilian was on parole at the time of the incident — and is one of the decreasing number of parolees in recent years, experts said.
The alleged gunman in the shooting death of a Nassau County police officer and a civilian near the Queens-Long Island border is being treated for what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound — officials said it was "unknown" if he would survive.
A day after a Bangladeshi man was arrested for attempting to bomb the New York Federal Reserve bank, neighbors in the Queens neighborhood where he lived said they were stunned to learn that the man they described as quiet was an alleged terrorist.
A Queens man was arrested Wednesday after he attempted to bomb the New York Federal Reserve bank in Lower Manhattan on behalf of al-Qaeda, authorities said.
Families of 9/11 victims and a firefighter began watching the closed-circuit pre-trial hearings at Guantanamo of the five men charged in the terror attacks at at the Fort Hamilton Army Base in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, on Monday
Devotees of Barbra Streisand seem to like falafel. Jay-Z heads generally eat and drink late into the night. Neither seem to have much interest in cupcakes or whimsical, irreverent Brooklyn-themed T-shirts, according to a recent survey of local businesses in the area.
The East Village has housed news immigrants, beatniks and the homeless — and the storied neighborhood that was once widely considered one of the most down and out areas in Manhattan is now home to 330 buildings in the city's newest historic district.
It’s been one year since Private Danny Chen of Manhattan was found dead in a guard tower in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, from what military officials called a self-inflicted gun shot wound.
The list of 2012 MacArthur Fellows is out, and includes writer Junot Diaz and mandolin player Chris Thile of the band Nickel Creek.