Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane Sandy’

One Year After Sandy,
Rockaway Exhibition Grieves, Hopes

In many cases, the most lasting impact of tragedy is not the loss of possessions, but a loss of perception, a world view so utterly changed that it can be nearly impossible to remember what was once taken for granted. In the Rockaways, a new exhibition by local artists visualizes the three stages of suchRead more..

True Grit – Sandy Fails to Derail the Xavier Knights’ Run for Glory

All they wanted was a chance for ten more days of football. Just before the end of the season, a quarter of the players and one of the coaches on the Xavier High School Knights had been forced from their homes when Superstorm Sandy slammed into the East Coast. But when the displaced kids votedRead more..

After Sandy, Rockaways St. Patrick’s Day Parade Signals Neighborhood’s Resiliency

There was a brief moment back in November, in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, when John Brennan questioned whether he should still hold the 38th annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Rockaway Beach. But Brennan, a Limerick-born 30-year Rockaway resident and Vice-President of the parade committee, told Irish Central it didn’t takeRead more..

The First Word: Share the Extraordinary

“They are extraordinary. It boggles my mind that there are still good people like that in the world.” – Jim O’Connor said of the Mormon missionaries who showed up in the Rockaways after Hurricane Sandy and are still helping with the clean-up. The Daily News.  As we head into the holiday season and look forwardRead more..

Those We Lost in Hurricane Sandy

On October 29, Hurricane Sandy swept up the eastern seaboard with a fury and intensity the region hadn’t experienced in decades. The hardest-hit areas included Staten Island, the Rockaway peninsula in Queens, Long Island and the Jersey Shore. Over 100 lives were lost in the tri-state area: 64 in New York, 37 in New JerseyRead more..

The Irish Rebuilding the Rockaways

The devastation of the Rockaways has been well-documented in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. In many stories in local papers and international news, Irish Americans featured large. In spite of the destruction, the message they sent was one of determination to rebuild. And lending a hand in the rebuilding effort are many Irish immigrants. TheRead more..