Broad Channel resident John Galimi speaks at a press conference with his wife, Jayme, left, Mayor de Blasio advisors Bill Goldstein and Dan Zarrilli, de Blasio, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and Amy Peterson, director of the mayor’s office of housing recovery, in Broad Channel on Monday.
John and Jayme Galimi just want to go home.
The couple and their five kids have not lived in their Broad Channel house since Hurricane Sandy devastated it on Oct. 29, 2012. Nearly two years later, there may be a light at the end of the long tunnel the storm left them in.
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“Elaine Hajian: The Evolution of an Artist,” Queens Botanical Garden, Visitor & Administration Building, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, admission included with entry ($4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 students/children 3-12). Contact: (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org.
he wildlife and coastal wetlands of Jamaica Bay and the slot machines at Resorts World Casino New York City in South Ozone Park, but they couldn’t feel any farther apart.
But the casino is now teaming up with some of Jamaica Bay’s favorite human friends to bring patrons closer to the bay’s shores, figuratively — and, they hope, literally.
Representatives from the city Department of Transportation came to Howard Beach Tuesday for the second of three workshops aimed at getting community input into the expansion of the Jamaica Bay Greenway through the neighborhood.
About two dozen Howard Beach residents attended the meeting at the Old Mill Yacht Club, and their opinions on the proposals to extend the walk and bike trail through the neighborhood ranged from guarded support to complete opposition.
After a summer hiatus, the Howard Beach-Lindenwood Civic Association resumed its meeting schedule on Tuesday evening at St. Helen School cafeteria.
The more than 300 neighborhood residents who packed the meeting heard from elected officials and representatives of city agencies. Many expressed their concerns about area problems including rodents and traffic on residential streets.
The summer may be over, but Jamaica Bay is still a great place to enjoy the outdoors — and take the opportunity to learn more about Queens’ largest body of water.
This fall, the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge will take a look at Jamaica Bay from various perspectives. The refuge has lined up a panel of experts who will examine the bay from different vantage points and perspectives for its fall Herbert Johnson lecture series, a homage to the first manager of the refuge from the 1950s.
Build it Back has been circulating some updated numbers on its progress in South Queens, and although it has been slow, the program seems to actually be moving forward with the reconstruction of hundreds of homes damaged in Hurricane Sandy.
According to statistics from the program, 22 homes in South Queens neighborhoods hit hard by the storm nearly two years ago have already had construction completed through the program, though that’s of more than 8,500 that have signed up. Though the number of homes that have been completed is small, 149, until last March, not a single Sandy-damaged home in the city had work finished through the program.
Contractor Gerry Romski at a house in Broad Channel being worked on as part of the Build it Back program.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane ... actually, yes, it is a bird.
Approximately 125 birders from across the tri-state area came out to enjoy the day-long annual Shorebird Festival at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge near Broad Channel last Saturday.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) is proposing legislation that would prohibit employers from firing workers who miss time at the job for duties as a volunteer firefighter or emergency service provider in state emergencies.
The bill was among the issues concerning volunteer emergency services that Goldfeder spoke about last week during a tour of South Queens vollies with Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica), the chairman of the state Assembly subcommittee that oversees them.
If you can’t get to Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder’s (D-Rockaway Park) office, let Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder’s office come to you.
The lawmaker will have several mobile office hours in Howard Beach, Broad Channel and the Rockaways through Sept. 9. They are:
Let’s face it. New York City streets go through a lot of wear and tear. With thousands upon thousands of cars, trucks and buses rolling over the thousands upon thousands of miles of pavement every hour, it’s natural that the surfaces need upkeep.
Top that with the harsh weather extremes — summer heat, winter cold — and the corrosive salt used to met ice and snow, the asphalt surface doesn’t stand a chance.
In your coverage of the lawsuit between Breezy Point/Belle Harbor residents and National Grid/LIPA, you incorrectly stated that more than 100 homes in Broad Channel ...burned down during Superstorm Sandy. You meant to say Breezy Point. Broad Channel got its fair share of suffering, but our hearts go out to those who lost their homes to fire.
Broad Channel Historical Society
Editor’s note: We thank the writer, and the error has been corrected.
The right strikes back
Re Robert LaRosa’s “The GOP is just awful,” Letters, July 10:
The purpose of the Supreme Court is to determine if laws meet the test of constitutionality. Our politicized Supreme Court no longer serves that function.
Mr. LaRosa became unhinged at the court’s decision to excuse Hobby Lobby from paying for certain contraceptives and abortion drugs for religious reasons. He called the Supreme Court GOP-controlled. This is the same court that declared Obamacare constitutional and said federal policy on immigra
tion superseded states’ rights. Neither decision was constitutional, but since leftists agreed with them, nobody called them GOP-controlled then.
Hobby Lobby’s owners were also contemptuously said to believe in “the magic man in the sky” — the same “magic man” who gave human beings the opposable thumb and brains to think with to differentiate them from the animals. Sadly, all human beings not being equally endowed are capable of using both.
No woman today is denied access to contraception or abortions. If she is working and can’t get what she wants from her employer, she can get it somewhere else.
The truth is what is, not what one wants it to be. Mr. LaRosa would have those who disagree with Obama’s “transformation” of America into a dictatorship “dig deep.” We might then find (stupid as we are) the “irrefutable evidence” that Obama is black. But Obama is only half-black. His mother was white. Like all socialists, LaRosa doesn’t practice what he preaches. If he had dug deeper, he’d have known that Obama is of mixed race.
By the way, what ever happened to the man who was jailed for making the anti-Muslim video that caused that murderous riot in Benghazi? And those incompetent workers in Cincinnati who caused irreparable damage to the reputation of Lois Lerner and the Internal Revenue Service?
Last Thursday was the type of the day that is the reason people live in Roxbury, the small hamlet on the western Rockaway Peninsula between Breezy Point and Riis Park. The warm summer sun illuminated the beige sand that scattered along the narrow walkway “streets” of the gated community.
A crowd of neighbors gathered in front of 402 Seabreeze Ave., where Lorraine and Doris Gresser anxiously waited to climb the steps to her front porch and walk into their home.