April 23, 2018

Queens To Replace Library That Served As Emergency Center During Hurricane

The Far Rockaway branch of the New York’s Queens Public Library took its status as a community center to a new level last year when it served as an aid center and emergency supply depot for residents in the seaside community that was harder hit than most by Hurricane Sandy. The library’s role in providing disaster relief put long-standing plans to replace the branch on the fast track. Earlier this month, officials released the plans for a new branch that they think can cement the library’s newfound place as a neighborhood anchor.