A vintage IND subway train rolled through the Rockaways Thursday to celebrate the A train's return to the peninsula seven months after Superstorm Sandy struck.
By noon, straphangers had an A train with regular service, which cost more than $75 million to restore. More than 30,000 people rely on A train service in the Rockaways daily.
"Today, we get the people of the Rockaways all... » more
Nearly half of the drowning deaths during Superstorm Sandy occurred in New York City's evacuation zone, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
Using data gathered by the American Red Cross, there were 18 drowning victims who died in homes located in Zone A, a mandatory evacuation area along the city's coast where storm surges were greatest.
There were 40 drowning... » more
The recovery from Superstorm Sandy's wrath six months ago has produced successes offset by frustrations for the hardest hit areas of New York City.
Coney Island's iconic Cyclone has opened. Most of the South Street Seaport has not.
Hundreds of homes are gone or in such disarray that they won't be back until long after the summer is over.
Businesses remain boarded up and owners... » more
Superstorm Sandy devastated the city, but it can’t wipe out prom.
Nonprofit group Where To Turn collected over 1,000 prom dresses during a dress expo at Staten Island High School on Saturday for girls whose families fell victim to the storm.
In previous years, Where To Turn has hosted smaller dress-giveaways for Staten Island girls unable to afford prom night. But when Superstorm... » more