Astoria Federal Savings has converted its open branches throughout
Long Island, Brooklyn and Queens into charging centers for those still
The bank said beginning Friday and into the foreseeable future it
will allow blacked-out residents to charge cell phones, laptops, tablets
and other devices.
The branches have business hours Saturday from 8:30
Astoria Federal Savings
currently has 16 open locations in Nassau – East Meadow, Elmont,
Garden City, Glen Cove, Great Neck, Jericho, Levittown, Lynbrook,
Malverne, Massapequa, Plainview, Rockville Centre, Seaford, Franklin
Square, Syosset and Wantagh – and 14 more in Suffolk – Babylon Village,
Bay Shore, Coram, East Islip, Farmingville, Kings Park, Medford, Middle
Island, North Patchogue, Ridge, Shirley, Southampton, Wading River and
The bank also said it will waive fees for their customers’ use of
non-Astoria Federal ATMs, overdraft and insufficient funds and CD
penalties through Monday.
Astoria Federal Savings will also donate $100,000 to the American Red
Cross and match another $25,000 in donations made by the public at any
of its branches to aid relief efforts. In addition, it will double-match
every dollar donated by its employees for the drive.
(Editor's Note: Jason Molinet wrote this article.)