Resources for your post-Sandy recovery
We’ve put together a collection of resources for you to consider in your recovery from the wrath of Hurricane Sandy - everything from how to contact FEMA, to the Red Cross, to the Transit Tracker, so you can keep tabs on the continually changing public transit landscape. We hope you fared well during the hurricane and that you and yours are safe.
LIC got seriously flooded during the hurricane and here’s a recap
We saw some surreal visions of Gantry Plaza State Park on Monday night – it totally flooded. Some of the high rises did, too. Check out our LIC overview, with input by City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and the LIC Partnership.
Belle Harbor also suffered hurricane-related fires
Belle Harbor, the location of the crash of American Airlines flight 587 in November 2001, had to deal with its own fires this week. Heartbreaking. NBC and Matt Lauer went to this neighborhood and produced this video for TODAY. “Whatever wasn’t flooded was on fire.”
The East River Ferry is a good transit alternative right now, especially for LIC/Hunters Point folks
We’ve heard rumblings that the 7 train won’t be up and running until next week – so why not consider the East River Ferry as a transit option? It’s a great way to get across to Manhattan – about 5 minutes from LIC/Hunters Point. Plus it’s nice to be on the water. A very different way to travel than the subway. At QueensNYC we love the ferry and take it when we can.
All those humorous hurricane memes
We need some levity while things seem doomed in parts of Queens, so we put together some of our favorite funny images related to Sandy. You gotta love the ways humans cope.