The Lynbrook Owls commemorated the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a day of reflection and remembrance on Saturday, which included the high school’s first varsity football game of the season. There was a patriotic theme throughout the festivities, which included a fundraiser that netted more than $2,500 for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released a draft report for the Nassau County Coastal Storm Risk Management Study, which outlines a tentatively selected plan that includes East Rockaway and Lynbrook. It would include elevating more than 14,000 homes and flood-proofing more than 2,500 industrial and commercial properties across the South Shore to mitigate the risk of flood damage during storms.
Lynbrook resident Michael Hawxhurst was at his desk on the 80th floor of the World Trade Center’s South Tower at 8:46 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, when he heard, but could not see American Airlines …
Though it’s been 20 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, many first responders and their families are still battling with potentially life-threatening health effects because of their exposure to toxic dust in the air at ground zero, including a number in the Lynbrook-East Rockaway area.
Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce Vice President Nazia DeFrank said she was at Lynbrook Eats, on Merrick Road, for a meeting last month when she noticed owner Timmy Anagnostos, 75, moving quickly from table to table to serve customers amid a staff shortage.
It was a night of remembrance and reflection on Saturday as elected officials, first responders, veterans and residents gathered at the Memorial Garden behind Lynbrook Village Hall and at Memorial Park in Lynbrook to remember the lives lost on 9/11 in a solemn ceremony.
The East Rockaway and Lynbrook school districts welcomed students back during the first day of school of the 2021-22 school year last week.
East Rockaway resident Theresa Gaffney was walking down the staircase from the 84th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, when the second plane struck her building.
The Village of Lynbrook has a new sign that reads, “Lynbrook Honors Our Troops” at the east and west entrances to the village on Sunrise Highway.
Ryu’s Martial Arts has moved to a new location, with space for more students to learn and practice taekwondo. Now at 309 Sunrise Highway, the martial arts studio reopened during the first week of August, continuing its 21 years of operation in Lynbrook.
Years ago, my wife and I walked onto a Martha Vineyard’s beach with my Cornell University advisee and his parents, only to be confronted by a white man asking where we thought we were going.
My wife called soon after 9 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, her voice measured but tense. I was half-awake, preparing myself for the day . . .
It has been a season of extremes, but after the floods, fires, winds, Covid surges, ICUs getting slammed, little ones getting sick, and the heat waves, one drumbeat persists . . .