26 The Queens Courier • june 8, 2017 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.qns.com 26 THE QUEENS COURIER • JUNE 8, 2017 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT WWW.QNS.COM sun THE QUEENS editorial WWW.COURIERSUN.COM PUBLISHER & EDITOR CO-PUBLISHER ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF VP, EVENTS, WEB & SOCIAL MEDIA ART DIRECTOR SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER STAFF REPORTERS CONTRIBUTING REPORTERS ASSISTANT TO PUBLISHER CLASSIFIED MANAGER CONTROLLER PRESIDENT & CEO VICE PRESIDENT VICTORIA SCHNEPS-YUNIS JOSHUA A. SCHNEPS BOB BRENNAN ROBERT POZARYCKI AMY AMATO-SANCHEZ NIRMAL SINGH EMILY DAVENPORT KATRINA MEDOFF, ANTHONY GIUDICE, ANGELA MATUA SUZANNE MONTEVERDI CLIFF KASDEN, SAMANTHA SOHMER, ELIZABETH ALONI DEBORAH CUSICK CELESTE ALAMIN MARIA VALENCIA VICTORIA SCHNEPS-YUNIS JOSHUA A. SCHNEPS Schneps Communications, 38-15 Bell Blvd., Bayside, NY 11361 718-224-5863 • Fax 718-224-5441 www.qns.com editorial e-mail: email@example.com for advertising e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Entire Contents Copyright 2017 by The Queens Courier All letters sent to THE QUEENS COURIER should be brief and are subject to condensing. Writers should include a full address and home and offi ce telephone numbers, where available, as well as affi liation, indicating special interest. Anonymous letters are not printed. Name withheld on request. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, AS WELL AS OP-ED PIECES IN NO WAY REFLECT THE PAPER’S POSITION. No such ad or any part thereof may be reproduced without prior permission of THE QUEENS COURIER. The publishers will not be responsible for any error in advertising beyond the cost of the space occupied by the error. Errors must be reported to THE QUEENS COURIER within fi ve days of publication. Ad position cannot be guaranteed unless paid prior to publication. Schneps Communications assumes no liability for the content or reply to any ads. The advertiser assumes all liability for the content of and all replies. The advertiser agrees to hold THE QUEENS COURIER and its employees harmless from all cost, expenses, liabilities, and damages resulting from or caused by the publication or recording placed by the advertiser or any reply to any such advertisement. RAINBOW BRIGHT IN JACKSON HEIGHTS // PHOTO BY WALTER KARLING Send us your photos of Queens and you could see them online or in our paper! To submit them to us, tag @queenscourier on Instagram, visit our Facebook page, tweet @QNS or email editorial@qns. com (subject: Queens Snaps). Queens can’t ride out the storm alone Th is October, Queens residents will mark the fi ft h anniversary of the superstorm known as Hurricane Sandy. Th ough it made landfall near Atlantic City, NJ, Sandy’s high winds and surf wrought incredible devastation across the Rockaways, Howard Beach, Broad Channel and other parts of New York City. It took homeowners months, if not years, to rebuild; even as this milestone approaches, there are some who have yet to fully rebuild and recover. Even so, the climate is changing (though some may deny that), and the risk that we’ll be hit with another storm of Sandy’s caliber remains. June 1 marked the start of the Atlantic hurricane season — prime time for tropical storms that could endanger the East Coast of the U.S. Except for Sandy, a major hurricane (defi ned by the National Hurricane Center as a storm with winds in excess of 110 mph) hasn’t hit our shores in 12 years. All streaks eventually break. America’s eventually getting another big hurricane; our area will eventually face another hurricane or superstorm comparable to Sandy. It’s critical for the federal government to not only respond to such an eventuality aft er it happens, but to also be prepared to deal with a big storm before it strikes. As of June 1, there’s still no one in charge of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which played a major role in responding to Sandy fi ve years ago. Th ere’s also no one in charge of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which oversees the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center, both of which monitor all kinds of coastal storms. Th e president appoints the heads of FEMA and NOAA; as of now, President Trump’s nominee for FEMA director is awaiting a confi rmation hearing and a vote in the Senate. Th e president has not nominated anyone to head up the NOAA. It’s unconscionable that neither of these agencies have an appointed leader at the start of what could be a very active hurricane season. It’s also a troubling sign that the federal government may neither adequately prepare for, nor properly respond to a major catastrophe. What will the reaction be if the Rockaways get hammered by another superstorm, and the federal government doesn’t respond quickly and appropriately? Th is city and state, wealthy as they are, are ill-equipped to respond to such an emergency on their own; the people aff ected cannot rebuild their lives on charity alone. We urge our elected offi cials in Washington to step up their eff orts to have new leadership in place as soon as possible at FEMA and the NOAA. Queens cannot aff ord a failure in leadership in Washington when the next big emergency hits. STORY: Dine at these restaurants to retrace Anthony Bourdain’s footsteps on ‘Parts Unknown’ in Queens SUMMARY: This is a complete rundown of every restaurant that Anthony Bourdain visited during the episode of ‘Parts Unknown’ that highlighted eateries in Queens. 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