Breezy Point was already the epicenter of New York City bad news. All but swallowed by the angry ocean during Hurricane Sandy, the neighborhood at the western tip of the Rockaway peninsula then caught fire, burning 111 homes to the ground as firefighters watched helplessly.
Breezy Point Fire Department The doomed finback came ashore at the beach near Breezy Point in Queens.
Now, a different category of bad news: The finback whale that beached itself at Breezy Point last week is dead.
The emaciated and injured whale was first discovered on the beach near Breezy Point last Wednesday by Lou Bassolino, a neighborhood resident who has been driving the beach for weeks in hopes of finding the boat he lost in the hurricane.More »