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Homes, Firms and Psyches on Bk. Coast Show Sandy's Scars
Red Hook Needs No Reminder of Sandy's Impact
Many in Coney Island Still Feel Post-Storm Needs
Report Will Present Sandy Lessons to Next Mayor
Hurricanes Shaped East River Waterfront Plan
Red Cross Defends Sandy Record, Gives to Brooklyn Recovery
Report Sees Widespread Mold After Sandy
Deadline Nears For Superstorm Victims
40 Percent of Sheepshead Firms Still Shut Post-Sandy
Canarsie Braces for Foreclosure Wave After Sandy
Undocumented Immigrants Still In Post-Storm Limbo
As Sandy Relief Efforts Fade, Crisis Far From Over
Five Brooklyn Pols Sue Over Sandy Food Stamps
A Q&A on Post-Sandy Aid
Post-Sandy Canarsie: Help & Hold-Ups
After Sandy: Waiting—Together—-in Gerritsen Beach
Institutions Hit Hard in Manhattan Beach
Everything Flows to Sea Gate
Church Sees Aid Demand Taper—to 1,000 Families a Day
Red Hook: Aid's Not Enough
In 2012, Hurricane Sandy made a direct hit on the New Jersey coastline. Its storm surge hit New York City, flooding streets, tunnels and subway lines and cutting power in and around the city and causing massive destruction in the five boroughs.
A year ago, filmmaker Karla Ann Cote met John and Veronica Petersen amid the ruins of the their home on the south shore of Staten Island. A year later, she went back to see what life is like a year after Sandy.
A coalition of community and labor groups responded to Mayor Bloomberg's infrastructure plan.
Some 60 percent were still closed four or five months after the storm, thanks to long-standing challenges of economics and geography that hampered an already difficult recovery.
A coalition of environmental and community groups has put together their wish-list for how New York City, the Empire and Garden states and the federal government should implement the lessons of Sandy.
And it affected more renters than homeowners, and a disproportionately high number of low-income people.
One hundred seventy-nine Republicans and a lone Democrat did.
Just minutes before we arrived, an elderly woman living on the second floor tumbled down the stairs, back first, after tripping over her cane while bringing groceries into her apartment.
Not much rain is expected, but high winds will hit hurricane-weakened trees and push seawater toward areas eroded by Sandy.
In 2008 the city solicited designs for temporary housing for 38,000 households uprooted from a coastal neighborhood by hurricane flooding. Now New York may confront a very similar, and very real, scenario.
When you think cities and hurricanes, Miami gets the college football team and New Orleans the mixed drink, but New York City is considered unusually vulnerable.
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A report by Franklin Romeo and Jennifer Ching of (Queens Legal Services and Legal Services NYC) explores foreclosure risks in neighborhoods hit hard by Sandy and finds that some of the steps taken by banks in the wake of the storm "[create] a situation where a homeowner is likely to fall into a mortgage delinquency."
67 percent of U.S. households were in counties hit by extreme weather events that cost over $1 billion in 2011-2012
Jobless Find Hope in Post-Hurricane Sandy Clean-Up
From Gerritsen to Coney, trusted local organizations and ad-hoc operations have stepped into a void left by overstretched city departments and low-profile federal agencies.