Saturday, June 24, 2017
Friday, June 23, 2017
On Friday, June 23rd, 2017, the red truck (NY Plates HFP 8525) and white trailer pictured above simply drove onto the the sidewalk area completely blocking the driveway of 51 West 12th Road and being too lazy to exit his vehicle to relocate 2 garbage cans, the driver simply used the vehicle to push them out of the way to make additional room for his truck in front of 55 West 12th Road.
At the same time one of the BIB staff decided to park his personal vehicle (NY Plates FSZ 2383) completely blocking the driveway of 55 West 12th Road.
When I inquired of the several workers sitting around on the end of block bulkhead as to who might be responsible for these two vehicles, I might as well have been watching reruns of Stalag 17 as I was met solely with the standard Sgt. Schultz reply of "I know nothing!", a perfect example of Build it Back's continued apathy towards those of us still residing on the street succinctly depicting that organization as riddled with an attitude of bureaucratic indifference.
Did I mention that when I arrived at my house at the end of West 12th Road and found the above I had already spent 20 minutes cooling my heels on Cross Bay Boulevard while 2 concrete trucks and a dumpster carrier played chess on the street until I was finally afforded an avenue of ingress.
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 402 AM EDT FRI JUN 23 2017 ...LOCALIZED MINOR COASTAL FLOODING TONIGHT... NYZ178-179-240300- /O.NEW.KOKX.CF.S.0017.170623T2300Z-170624T0300Z/ SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU- 402 AM EDT FRI JUN 23 2017 * LOCATIONS...ALONG THE SOUTH SHORE BAYS OF NEW YORK CITY AND WESTERN LONG ISLAND. * POSITIVE TIDAL DEPARTURES...1/2 TO 1 1/2 FT. * TIMING...TIMES OF HIGH TIDE BETWEEN 8 PM AND 11 PM. * IMPACTS...BRIEF AND MINOR FLOODING OF THE MOST VULNERABLE SHORELINE AND WATERFRONT ROADS AND PROPERTIES.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 349 AM EDT THU JUN 22 2017 ...LOCALIZED MINOR COASTAL FLOODING TONIGHT... NYZ080-178-179-230200- /O.NEW.KOKX.CF.S.0016.170622T2300Z-170623T0200Z/ SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU- 349 AM EDT THU JUN 22 2017 * LOCATIONS...ALONG THE SOUTH SHORE BAYS OF NEW YORK CITY AND WESTERN LONG ISLAND. * POSITIVE TIDAL DEPARTURES...1/2 TO 1 1/2 FT.
* TIMING...TIMES OF HIGH TIDE BETWEEN 7 PM AND 10 PM. * IMPACTS...BRIEF AND MINOR FLOODING OF THE MOST VULNERABLE SHORELINE AND WATERFRONT ROADS AND PROPERTIES.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service New York NY 807 AM EDT Wed Jun 21 2017 This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Atlantic coastal waters, southern Connecticut and southeast New York. Scattered thunderstorms late today into early this evening ahead of an approaching front could produce isolated instances of damaging wind gusts. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation may be needed.
Friday, June 16, 2017
June 16, 2017
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Pheffer Amato, Addabbo Host Second Rain Barrel Giveaway
For the second time , this past , Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Howard Beach) and Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., in conjunction with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, hosted a hugely successful rain barrel giveaway at the New York Families for Autistic Children Building in Howard Beach.
“Rain barrels are one of those amazing free resources,” said Pheffer Amato. “You save money on your water bill whenever you wash your car or water your lawn. It was such a pleasure doing these events with Senator Addabbo and the folks from the EDC, and I want to thank everyone involved. Together, we’ve made sure that hundreds of our neighbors can help the planet and their pocketbooks at the same time. We look forward to doing many more of these giveaways in the future!”
Pheffer Amato Extends Protections for Atlantic Herring
“Herring are a staple commercial fish, but they’re threatened, like many of our local species,” said Pheffer Amato. “Lots of us grew up eating herring, and many of my neighbors make their living fishing for them. With the growth of aquaculture, we need to ensure this vital species is protected from overfishing by big producers. Our children and their children should be able to enjoy herring as both a food and as a fishing harvest, and we must protect our threatened biodiversity with commonsense conservation measures such as this one.”
Broad Channel Community Shows American Pride
Councilman Eric Ulrich pictured with the family of John Wagner at the flag day celebration on Wednesday, June 14.
Broad Channel residents and their families came out to show their patriotic pride at the second annual Broad Channel Flag Day Celebration at Broad Channel Park on Wednesday, June 14.
With bounce houses and American flags galore, families and residents gathered to enjoy games, snacks and to pay tribute to the American flag.