Campaigns, schools, development topped this year’s news — until Sandy
99th Street in Old Howard Beach lies in ruins just north of Charles Park the day after Hurricane Sandy sent a storm surge of over 6 feet rushing into the neighborhood.
In January, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans to build the nation’s largest convention center at Aqueduct Racetrack next to the Resorts World Casino New York City. The plan was controversial, garnered mixed reviews and died in June after an agreement on financing could not be reached between Cuomo and Resorts World’s parent company, Genting.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder speaking at John Adams HS’s graduation on June 26. The school was due to be closed after, but a arbitrator ruled against the city just days later, keeping it and seven other Queens high schools open.
In South Queens’ top political race of the year, Republican Councilman Eric Ulrich, left, faced off against incumbent Democratic state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr.