Going out on your own is never easy, whether it be as a freshman in your first dorm, or leaving your folks’ home for your first apartment. There are a number of consumer goods out there to make your life a bit easier.
Ann Kiernan carefully studied the bag of green grapes she picked up from the shelf, somehow tuning out the chaos around her.
“This is a good price,” she said, grabbing a bag of purple grapes and placing them both in the black basket that hung from her arm.
City Hall says Build it Back is actually building stuff back.
Mayor de Blasio announced that the city has approved the start of construction for 535 homes and sent 543 reimbursement checks through the Build it Back program, exceeding the 500-home goal de Blasio set when he revamped the city’s Hurricane Sandy-recovery program in the spring and appointed Amy Peterson to head the program.
Attention, Howard Beach shoppers!
The long-awaited Key Food on Cross Bay Boulevard opens this week.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Howard Beach) has allocated $15,000 in state funding to the Howard Beach and Rockaway Park senior centers, two facilities badly affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Each center will receive $7,500 to support daily operations, programming and essential services.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) wants to make it easier for seniors on government assistance to get their groceries.
Goldfeder is asking the federal government to expand to Southern Queens a pilot program that started in the Bronx and allows residents to buy groceries online for home delivery using their food stamp benefits, which he said would help senior citizens who often cannot leave their homes.
Ask what is at stake in the Sept. 9 primary for the 14th Senate District and most will say the political future of state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis).
Ask Smith, and he says what is at stake is the immediate and long-term future of funding, programs and representation for the people of Southeast Queens when Democrats go to the polls.
The Rockaway Ferry may be slated to end in two months, but residents, civic leaders and elected officials from the peninsula are not yet defeated.
Supporters took their fight right to the steps of City Hall, as they have before when the service started after Hurricane Sandy was in jeopardy.
Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) appointed a lifelong Ozone Park resident to be his new chief of staff last week.
Sal Simonetti, who has been president of the Our Neighbor’s Civic Association in Ozone Park for several years, was promoted to the post. He had previously served as deputy to Ulrich’s former chief of staff Rudy S. Giuliani, who resigned last week after he was appointed borough director at the Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations and the Build it Back Program, a position in which he will report directly to Amy Peterson, the head of the city’s Hurricane Sandy recovery program.
Flushing’s Pomonok Housing was once considered the crown jewel of the NYC Housing Authority, but some tarnish has accrued over decades of neglect, mismanagement and budget cuts, according to tenants.
Monica Corbett, president of the Pomonok Residents Association, guided elected officials through the development last Thursday to show them the unkempt grounds, flooded parking lot, broken doors and overall lack of maintenance.
An often-forgotten park on the shores of Jamaica Bay that was devastated by Hurricane Sandy is getting a fix up, thanks in part to a big donation from Resorts World Casino New York City.
The gaming facility, located about a mile away from the park, announced it will donate $40,000 to reconstructing the Hamilton Beach Playground in Hamilton Park. The playground, located on federal land between the A train subway tracks and Hawtree Creek, across from Charles Park, was devastated in Sandy and has not been repaired since.
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.
It was late 2011.
John Morabito and his wife Laura were anticipating welcoming a new life and a new future in Howard Beach. It was just 10 years after the New York City firefighter had nearly lost his own at the World Trade Center.
A young man and woman who put their virginity up for auction, a group of friends who reconnect on New Year’s Eve, a college grad with a secret preparing for his dream job interview and a pair of New York City patrolmen whose actions could have been ripped from today’s headlines — they’re among the fictional and fact-based characters whose stories will be told on-screen during the second annual Chain NYC Film Festival, running at The Chain Theatre in Long Island City.
According to festival director Kirk Gostkowski, more than 100 films —some full-length, some running just three minutes — will be featured during the two-week festival, selected from many submissions.
The wait to shop is nearly over.
Howard Beach’s new supermarket finally has an opening date.
The new Key Food at 163-20 Cross Bay Blvd. will have its grand opening on Sept. 5, according to several sources close to the store's owner.
City Councilmen Donovan Richards, left, Mark Treyger and Carlos Menchaca take questions Tuesday night about the city’s commitment to help rebuild the homes and the lives of people who lost their homes to Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
The Rockaway Ferry, started after Hurricane Sandy, is due to shutdown in October.
When the city announced it would not commit to continuing to fund the Rockaway Ferry service past October, commuters and officials from the peninsula were mad. The ferry, launched after Hurricane Sandy, is popular and the Rockaway community saw it as a good way to jump start the peninsula’s lagging economy and spur development.
But while the ferry — originally a temporary commuting solution while the A train was shut down due to damage to the track — was popular, the city says it’s not heavily used. That was one reason why the city’s Economic Development Corp.said the cost of the ferry was not sustainable.
Residents and homeowners in Lindenwood who have not filed claims related to damage from the April 30 flood may be out of luck.
The 90-day window to file for damages with the city closed on Monday, and in order to seek restitution, there are extra steps to take, according to Bruce Baron, a lawyer representing residents who are suing the city for the flood.
A dangerous situation in Howard Beach that existed for months — possibly years — without most residents knowing about it has been rectified.
Several inoperative fire hydrants in Howard Beach, some of which may not have been working since Hurricane Sandy, have finally been fixed.
More than 1,000 people, many of them victims of Hurricane Sandy, attended a meeting Tuesday night between city officials and more than a score of clergy with one demand — to make them whole again.
Faith in New York sponsored what it billed as a Sandy rebuilding summit at the Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York in Jamaica.
The National Park Service released four plans for fixing, or leaving alone, the breach at West Pond in the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge that was cut by Hurricane Sandy and destroyed a freshwater habitat for shorebirds and popular nature trail.
Angela Calabro, left, join Lorraine Gresser, her mother Doris, and Sarah Johnson from AmeriCorps to cut the ribbon on the Gresser’s newly repaired Roxbury home, that was damaged in Hurricane Sandy and left in limbo for over 18 months.