Week in Review

Catch up on the top stories of the week for Bayside, Douglaston and Little Neck.

It was a busy – and stormy – week for news in northeast Queens as Hurricane Sandy cut its path through the five boroughs.

Be sure to read our stories on the storm as well as take a look at the photo galleries we posted. Also, state Sen. Tony Avella, D-Bayside, called on the city and state to provide more aid to his district.

In other news, several bus routes in northeast Queens will be restored or extended early next year and a streetscape project for Bell Boulevard could commence soon.

Here is your Week in Review.


Patch wrote a number of pre-Sandy stories, including a piece on preparedness and another on how long food would keep in your refrigerator in the case of a blackout.

Reviews in This Week at the Movies included “Cloud Atlas,” “The Loneliest Planet” and “Chasing Mavericks.”


Take a look at our stories on how to prevent mold caused by storms, a slideshow of Hurricane Sandy photos and a piece on local leaders’ reactions to the storm.

Bus service will be restored to one northeast Queens line, while another will be extended to Queensborough Community College.


Check out this IRS blog post on Hurricane Sandy donations and a second slideshow of photos from around the community.

The NYPD put out a list of safety tips on cleaning your home following the storm. Walter Mugdan’s latest Conservation Conversation blog piece is on bunker in Little Neck Bay.


A Bell Boulevard streetscape project could soon be underway, according to Community Board 11’s chairman. And Avella calls on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to provide more resources to his district in the wake of the hurricane.


Check out the latest edition of Margaret Gruen’s “Memories of Bayside” blog.


Find out what’s on the agenda for CB 11’s Nov. 5 meeting. Controversial developer Tommy Huang will be stopping by the board’s meeting to ask for a variance.


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