Playland Motel will consist of summer rental rooms, three bars, two restaurants and a retail boutique.
Marisha Cheong had plans of owning an interior design firm before she vanished and was found dead.
The SNAP benefits are for families in areas including Red Hook, the Rockaways and Coney Island.
Barshem Sanford, 17, was charged with fatally shooting Davis Devon at 146 Beach 59th St., police said.
The president flew over the Rockaways and toured Staten Island on Thursday.
Rocker Jon Bon Jovi played a benefit show to help Poly Prep families and faculty affected by Sandy.
Disruptions to polling places after Hurricane Sandy could lower voter turnout in Rockaways, GOP worries.
Demand for clothes has been met, but city's hardest hit still need people to help clean up after Sandy.
The city has opened new warming centers as the temperature plunges.
A three-year pilot program connecting East 34th and Wall streets with Brooklyn and Queens is slated to start in June.
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