A dry August is taking its toll on Queens’ community gardens.

A community garden in Queens is struggling to keep their crop going after the driest August since 1994. (NY1 Photo/Clodagh McGowan)

Sonia Ferraro has been gardening her whole life. But she says there is a noticeable difference this year in the fall. “It’s different from other gardens. This year, it was like crying because we drank water and it wasn’t enough,” said Ferraro, founder of Garden Community Gardens in Queens. More than a dozen vegetables and … Read more

1 year after IDA, New York City to build 2,000 new rain gardens, install flood sensors around city

new york — A year ago, remnants of Hurricane Ida devastated parts of the Tri-State area and killed more than a dozen people in New York City. On Thursday, Mayor Eric Adams and local officials offered a moment of silence for the 13 people who died in the storm and plans to make the city … Read more