Queens EDC and more in the QNYC Evening Edition for Thursday November 8, 2012

We’ve partnered with the Queens Economic Development Corporation!

We just had to tell you the good news – the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) is partnering with BlankSlate (the folks behind QueensNYC)! From the press release:

(Long Island City, N.Y.) – The Queens Economic Development Corporation and BlankSlate — a partially Long Island City-based company that helps web publishers thrive, including BrownstonerBrokelynDumboNYCBushwick Daily and Prince of Petworth — have formed a partnership on QueensNYC.com, a daily site about the happenings in New York City’s biggest and most diverse borough.

Hurricane Sandy videos

We put together a collection of videos of Hurricane Sandy before, during, and after it hit. It’s interesting to look back in time, and heartbreaking to see the destruction afterwards. We wonder if this might have been the most recorded hurricane in history, thanks to the explosion of social media and smartphone use lately.

A personal account of Sandy’s devastation by a Broad Channel resident

Christina Sullivan has written about her experience with Hurricane Sandy as a Broad Channel resident. No doubt, there are many of these stories, but take a look at hers, published by the Quinnipiac Chronicle. Particularly poignant is this:

My grandmother’s two-story bungalow stood 30 feet out on Jamaica Bay and was destroyed. The home was 100 years old and has been in my family for nearly 40 years. Her home, and my favorite place in the world, collapsed on itself and floated away.

On the other hand, there’s some good news coming out of Broad Channel – lights and donations

We were happy to learn about some pretty amazing donations coming to the community of Broad Channel. Ambulances and a fire truck have been donated by local groups in Glendale and out in Sag Harbor (Long Island), as well as all the way from Minnesota! The traffic light near the bridge is also back on. Progress.

The Today Show discovers 5 Pointz in LIC

Sara Haines, of the Today Show’s Sara in the City series, took a visit to LIC to check out 5 Pointz. We think it blew her mind. She certainly looked like she was having fun.