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12.28.12 Marina Galperina

Though we should have been prepared for the death of the endangered finback whale that washed up at Breezy Point Wednesday as it was highly unlikely to survive, it’s still all very sad. The 60-foot whale died Thursday, after a night of drifting with the tide along the bay. The National Park Service has permission […]

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12.27.12 Andy Cush

This one’s a heartbreaker. Animal rescue specialists from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say they’ve done all they can to help the endangered finback whale that washed up on the beach at Breezy Point yesterday, and that it is very likely to die. The rescuers arrived […]

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12.26.12 Andy Cush

At around 10:40 this morning, an enormous whale was spotted washed up on the beach near Beach 216th Street and Palmer Place in Breezy Point. Police officers and firefighters immediately responded, spraying the animal with water in an effort to keep it hydrated while marine mammal specialists showed up. According to the Daily News, there’s […]

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12.12.12 Matt Harvey

Breezy Point, Queens~For sheer damage and devastation none of the Superstorm Sandy-hit outer borough pockets can match this tight-knit enclave on the western edge of the Rockaways—famously dubbed the “Irish Riviera” after its demographic make-up and beachfront-vibe. Now buzzing 24-7 with contractors and sub-contractors who have converged from across the US and Canada to rehabilitate […]

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11.27.12 Andy Cush

Among the areas of New York City hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy were two private, gated communities: Sea Gate in Brooklyn and Breezy Point in Queens. This bears mentioning because those enclaves do not operate like most neighborhoods: though residents pay the same city taxes as every other New Yorker, they also field separate, community […]

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11.21.12 Andy Cush

Bobby Eustace, an 11-year veteran of the FDNY, has been handing out hot, home-cooked meals to relief workers and residents of the storm-torn Breezy Point, Queens, for weeks. But last Sunday, he was met by an unexpected foe: a Department of Health inspector who issued a notice of violation and fine warning to his all-volunteer […]

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11.19.12 Aymann Ismail

New York City announced recently that hundreds of homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy will be slated for demolition. And while in certain neighborhoods, there may be some ambiguity over which properties receive a green, yellow, or red sticker, in one stretch of Breezy Point where fires gutted hundreds of homes, it’s beyond obvious. Here’s what […]

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