12/06/12 9:30am

Here’s a look back into November and the top five posts from that month.

5. The continuing woes in Breezy Point

Two places that got hit particularly hard during Hurricane Sandy were LIC and the Rockaways. Breezy Point was particularly hard hit (it is located on the west side of the Rockaway peninsula, and the western tip is known for its excellent birdwatching oportunities) with water and wind and fires. This morning, one woman we met from Sunnyside said that her parents’ house down there was not destroyed by fire (the fire stopped about 100 feet away from the house) but that the house was moved off its foundation by the water and wind.

 

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11/01/12 3:00pm

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Image source: Alternet – Bruce Bavasso

The Chicago Tribune reports on yet a third fire in the Rockaways as a result of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy – this one in Belle Harbor, a small community on the Rockaway peninsula that gained national attention in November 2001 when American Airlines flight 587 crashed here, killing all aboard and five people on the ground. This community has seen deep grief, and this recent fire was no different. (more…)