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Monday November 5, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: NYC Board of Elections Announces Several Poll Location Changes

Long Island City not impacted.

NYC Board of Elections Announces

Several Poll Site Location Changes Due to Hurricane Sandy

 

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Governor Cuomo Announces More Than 850 Out-Of-State National Guard Members To Arrive In New York For Hurricane Response Efforts

Troops will fall under the command of Governor Cuomo

Governor Cuomo Announces More Than 850 Out-Of-State National Guard Members To Arrive In New York For Hurricane Response Efforts


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that more than 850 Soldiers and 250 vehicles from Army National Guard units from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Massachusetts will begin arriving in New York at noon today to assist in Hurricane Sandy response efforts.


These troops, who will fall under the command of Governor Cuomo, will be ready for missions on Monday, November 5. They bring additional specialized equipment and capabilities for various missions.


“The New York Army and Air National Guard has been a powerful force in the State’s efforts to prepare and respond to the Storm,” Governor Cuomo said. “As we work to recover our communities, these additional troops and equipment will be invaluable assets, and I thank the governors of these five states for their quick response to send assistance to the State of New York.”


The units which will begin arriving in New York City today are:

    · The 272nd Military Police Company of the Massachusetts Army National Guard which will bring 170 Soldiers and 38 vehicles;
    · The 28th Military Police Company of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard which will bring 170 Soldiers and 38 vehicles;
    · The 1484th Truck Company of the Ohio Army National Guard which will bring 176 Soldiers and 72 vehicles;
    · The 1049th Truck Company of the Delaware Army National Guard which will bring 176 Soldiers and 72 vehicles;
    · And Company A of the Brigade Support Battalion of the 2nd Brigade 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard which will bring 36 vehicles and 170 Soldiers.


These units, provided by the other states, bring military trucks and humvees which are useful for running food and water distribution sites, augmenting police and fire operations, and doing health and welfare checks in neighborhoods at the direction of civilian emergency responders. They will be housed in a logistics support area at Floyd Bennett Field in Queens.


New York requested the additional units through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) system. EMAC agreements allow the governor of one state to send personnel, equipment, and commodities to help disaster relief efforts in other states. When National Guard units of one state are lent to another state, they fall under the command of the governor of the receiving state.


So far, the New York National Guard has mobilized more than 3,300 Citizen Soldiers and Airmen, with more National Guard members available for deployment.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Congresswoman Maloney Surveys Long Island City to Assess HURRICANE SANDY Damage

Maloney connects with the Long Island City community while assessing damage at several location, and overall damage from Hurricane Sandy

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney met with business and community leaders during a survey of damages at Long Island City / Hunters Point locations November 1, 2012.  She was accompanied by her Chief of Staff Shelby Garner; and, Arthur Rosenfield, President of the Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to finding specific damage to businesses in the area, and offering suggestions for help, the Congresswoman identifed environmental and health concerns needing attention of the EPA, FEMA, and other agencies of Federal Government.

Noteably, the Congresswoman was impressed by the resiliance of the community, and also the fact that there were many anecdotal stories about people in the community helping eachother in dramatic and important ways.

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America Recycles Day in Long Island City Saturday, November 17, 2012. FREE eDisposal.

Annual computer recycling event in Long Island City. Hosted by LIC headquarted Guardian Data Destruction.

America Recycles Day in Long Island City is coming November 17th. 

The event will be located at 48th Avenue and Vernon Blv. between the hours10:00 am and 2:00 pm. 

More than a celebration, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling in the United States. It’s one day to inform and educate, one day to get our neighbors, friends and community leaders excited about recycling.  Guardian Data Destruction will be hosting the event with the support of OurLIC, and the Long Island City Astoria Chamber of Commerce. Other sponsors will be announced. Together they will be the hosts of this  2nd annual computer recycling event in LIC.

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The Waterfront Crabhouse Needs Help! Dealt a Severe Blow by Flooding.

Mayor's NBAT Team does emergency assessment at request of Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce

OurLIC visited the site the The Waterfront Crabhouse on 10/31 and 11/1. The damage from flooding that literally covered the full height of the bar, is devasting.

Pumping was continuing today to bring water levels down, while the water was continuing to come in to the basement. Anyone with a portable gas powered pump should consider helping.

A location "walking survey" of Long Island City on October 31, 2012. revealed several areas of damage, but, none as completely devastating as The Waterfront Crabhouse.  It is yet another tragic event for the restaurant and its owner Tony Mazzarella and family.  [ Confirmed ]

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Cuomo Delivers! Gasoline is on the way. Subways being Restored  12:30 pm 11/3/2012

Deployment of Temporary Fuel Trucks. 80 Percent of New York Subway System Restored

Governor Cuomo Announces Deployment of Temporary Fuel Trucks Throughout the Region

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that temporary fuel trucks will be deployed in key locations in New York City and Long Island in order to help provide gas to emergency vehicles and the general public. The trucks are provided by the U.S. Department of Defense at the direction of President Obama and are being deployed in coordination with the New York National Guard at the direction of the Governor. The 5,000 gallon trucks will be deployed throughout the morning and there are an additional 150,000 gallons of fuel available to restock the trucks throughout the day. There is a 10 gallon limit per vehicle. Cars can fill up directly off of the truck.

 

The trucks will be sent to the following locations:

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UPDATE 12:10 PM 11/4/2012 DOT Immediately Responds and Removes Dangerous Lamp Pole on Jackson Ave and 47th Ave.

Ann Leggett, LIC artist, and neighbors try to get dangerous situation fixed. DOT Responds

Ann Leggett reports that the DOT has removed the dangerous lamp post. A crew responded after DOT was alerted to the problem.

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November 3, 2012  - A lamp post, unsecured at the base, located at Jackson Ave and 47 Ave in Long Island City next to a Bus Stop and near a Subway stop, appears ready to fall at any moment.

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Hungry for a New York City Marathon? Watch OurLIC Video!

Never before seen 30 minutes of VIDEO clips and Photos of NYC Marathon November 6, 2011. Video interview with City Council Member Van Bramer

OurLIC is pleased to make available over 30 minutes of video clips and an interview with NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer.  While this isn't the same as the cancelled Marathon for 2012, it will be fun to watch while you are waiting to  fill your gasoline tanks.

Two videos are currently loaded.  The third video of 30+ minutes is being processed and should be available for viewing by 3:30 pm 11/3/2012. Photos are also loading.

A special "Welcome" to our friends visiting NYC.  We know that you are disappointed in the cancellation of the Marathon 2012, but we hope you will enjoy NYC's restaurants, museums and other recreation.  OurLIC especially calls your attention to Long Island City, Astoria, Sunnyside, and Woodside which offer world class dining and culinary experiences that will be memorable. Here is a SPECIAL on NEIGHBORHOOD LIFE highlighting main dining areas of Vernon Blvd in Hunters Point; Ditmars Blvd, 30th Avenue, Broadway in Astoria; and Queens Blvd, Skillman Ave in Sunnyside.  OurLIC's continued SCOUTING brings you profiles of restaurants on 30th Avenue, Ditmars Blvd, Broadway, Steinway, and other major neighborhoods in Astoria along with Vernon Blvd, Center Blvd, and the Court Square area of Long Island City, and Skillman, Queens Blvd, and Greenpoint Ave in Sunnyside. 

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Breezy Point Video

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Emergency loans will be available. Assistance for Small Business from Deputy Mayor Steele's Office regarding Hurricane Sandy

Special Memo from Department of Small Business Services

The following memo from Deputy Mayor Robert Steele details assets available to businesses recovering from Hurricane Sandy:

New York City, including the Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), is coordinating a set of services to assist small businesses in recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Below is an outline of available programs and relevant contact information.


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Long Island City's Guardian Data Destruction Helps Over 1,000 Recharge Cell Phones in Lower Manhattan

Guardian Data Destruction, a Long Island City headquartered company whose business is normally to provide ON SITE data erasure and hard drive destruction, decided to help New Yorkers in distressed lower Manhattan.

Owner, Glenn Laga, decided his company could help people by parking his company's TRUCK at a lower Manhattan location on 14th Street for the purpose of recharging electric devices such as cell phones. 

The truck has 60 – 100 110v plugs available.

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Fresh NEW TALENT Hits the Live Theatre Scene in Long Island City / Astoria.

A new Theatre Company arrives from California and is re-building itself in Western Queens. You have to watch the VIDEO!

THE CAST PARTY  production, written by Bennett who also owns the Ophelia Theatre Company,  is rehearsing nightly at The Blvd on the patio. It is also raising much needed money on Indiegogo.

"The Cast Party: A Survival Story" synopsis:

An off-off Broadway theater group have closed their latest and possibly final play due to dried up funds. But when news that a young Broadway producer is attending their cast party, the band of colorful misfits band together in an attempt to make all their dreams of stardom come true. However, when too much alcohol is consumed, conflicts arise, secrets are revealed, and the evening is destined to take an unexpected turn.

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WATCH VIDEO of ConEd Explosion in Manhattan 10/29/2012 Hurricane Sandy

The ConEd power facility near 14th Street exploded during Hurrican Sandy's arrival at Manhattan.

ConEd Senior Vice President John Miksad is quoted on Tuesday saying that "the planned outage should take three to four days to restore, while the explosion and the downed lines could take up to a week."


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Hurricane Sandy: Photos of Long Island City

Long Island City under water!

The Hunters Point neighborhood was punished by Hurricane Sandy.  Photos show high flooding, which brought water inside the Citylights lobby.

One photo provided by Brent O'Leary shows water nearly up the the driver side window of cars parked along 48th Avenue near Gantry State Park.

The most severe area of flooding, based on reports, was between 47th Road at 5th Street and the area known as Hunters Point South.

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PREVIEW OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION: Kirk Karabelas, Chairman; and Charles Koehler, Executive Vice President; ALMA Bank

Preview an OurLIC VIDEO Conversation with two top community banking executive helping owners of small businesses to grow.

Insight and innovation drives everything in business....including banks.  

ALMA is a local community bank that is setting a new standard. It has been growing, even during the Great Recession.  Learn how, why, and what is coming next.

If you have a small business, you will want to view this OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION: with Kirk Karabelas, Chairman; and Charles Koehler, Executive Vice President of ALMA Bank.

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