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Hurricane Sandy relief concert raises $21, 000 for Staten Island storm victims

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Hurricane Sandy relief concert put on in March by Educational Performance Tours and the Joseph Maffeo Foundation raised $21,000 dollars for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.The event took place at St. George Theatre...
New York lawmakers slam 'appalling' HUD plan to divert $1B in Hurricane

- 2 days earlier @ nydailynews.com: Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island), left, is among the New York legislators contesting a HUD proposal to have a 'national resiliency competition' for at least $1 billion in funds allocated to Hurricane Sandy recovery. WASHINGTON — New York lawmakers were ...

Guyon Rescue will host two upcoming events to help Hurricane Sandy victims

- 2 days earlier @ silive.com: Derek Tobacco, head of Guyon Rescue, is pictured in this October 2013 photo examining the storage trailer where he gathers donated supplies for storm victims in Oakwood Beach. The agency is continuing their efforts to help Hurricane Sandy victims with ...

VIDEO: A Hurricane Sandy Success Story, In Ocean County

- 2 days earlier @ tomsriver.patch.com: During Superstorm Sandy, Fred Shaffer's Little Egg Harbor home was destroyed when it took on 4 feet of water. As a result, he and his wife were forced to live in a trailer next their uninhabitable home for the past 18 months while they worked to ...

Hurricane Sandy Victims Highlight Main Street Lending Shortfalls

- 2 days earlier @ businessweek.com: The Small Business Administration approved $468 million in disaster loans to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut businesses in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Despite those loans, the lion's share of small businesses affected by the storm are struggling ...

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Mayor unveils Build it Back overhaul plans

Mayor de Blasio announced last week his proposal to fix the trouble-plagued Build it Back program, as well as his own ideas for the city’s recovery from Hurricane Sandy.Strangled by red tape, Sandy vi

Storm Waters Could Easily Flood Manhattan Due To Rising Seas

RedOrbit: After Hurricane Sandy devastated New York, the fear of another flood has driven much concern in both the academic world and the political one. A new study from Portland State University reveals that since the mid-1800s, maximum water levels in New York ...

Storm-battered bagel store closes after failed recovery bid

New York Daily News: Store owner Patrick Williams and a co-worker pose during happier days at the bagel COURTESY PATRICK WILLIAMS Store owner Patrick Williams (left) and a co-worker pose during happier days at the bagel shop. Hurricane Sandy battered his store and ...

New York City marathon returns one year after Hurricane Sandy cancellation

About 45,000 runners will participate in Sunday's race, which begins in Staten Island and winds through five boroughs Adam Gabbatt

Closed Post-Sandy, NYU Langone’s Emergency Department Resumes Critical Services

NYU Langone Medical Center today announced the opening of the new Ronald O. Perelman Center for Emergency Services . Located at 570 First Avenue at 33rd street, the 22,000 square-foot facility more than triples the size of the former emergency department , and includes 40 emergency care treatment spaces.

Grimm Launches Petition to Protest Possible Diversion of Sandy Funds

Rep. Michael Grimm, whose district covers Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn, has launched a petition drive to protest the possible diversion of more than $1 billion from Hurricane Sandy relief funding.

Vandals burn fences around protective barrier added after Hurricane Sandy

SILive.com: STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- It took vandals less than a week to destroy as much as 70 feet of fencing added to keep repeat all-terrain vehicle riders off sand dunes in Great Kills, the Parks Department said Wednesday. The department added 26,000 feet of ...

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AFTER HURRICANE SANDY..

NJ State Police civilian employee charged in Hurricane Sandy generator scam

The Star-Ledger: SPRINGFIELD -- A civilian employee of the N.J. State Police indicted last year on charges she posed as an inspector after Hurricane Sandy to take a generator from two men selling them on a Burlington County roadside will take her case to trial ...

HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS..

Hurricane Sandy Victims Highlight Main Street Lending Shortfalls

Businessweek (blog): The Small Business Administration approved $468 million in disaster loans to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut businesses in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Despite those loans, the lion's share of small businesses affected by the storm are struggling ...

Guyon Rescue will host two upcoming events to help Hurricane Sandy victims

SILive.com: Derek Tobacco, head of Guyon Rescue, is pictured in this October 2013 photo examining the storage trailer where he gathers donated supplies for storm victims in Oakwood Beach. The agency is continuing their efforts to help Hurricane Sandy victims with ...

Hurricane Sandy Victims Highlight Main Street Lending Shortfalls

Sandy victims were still looking for credit to help them move on from the devastating storm

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A Tale of Two States: Hurricane Sandy's Toll on Voting

Huffington Post: While New Jersey and New York continue to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy, there are still many lessons to be learned from the disaster. Recently, the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, chaired by Senator Chuck Schumer, approved the Elections ...

A Tale of Two States: Hurricane Sandy's Toll on Voting

While New Jersey and New York continue to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy, there are still many lessons to be learned from the disaster. Recently, the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, chaired by Senator Chuck Schumer, approved the Elections ...

The Jersey Shore Rebuilds Higher After Superstorm Sandy

ThinkProgress: Superstorm Sandy, which slammed into the Jersey shore on October 29, 2012, damaged or destroyed 346,000 homes in New Jersey and caused about $37 billion in damage. Work is already beginning in Brigantine, where often modest houses are being ...

N.J. targets 700 homes for buyouts after Sandy

New Jersey has identified nearly 700 homes it plans to buy and demolish as part of an effort to move people out of flood-prone areas.

After Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Residents Support Government

Newswise — Washington, D.C. – New Jersey residents who were surveyed four months after Hurricane Sandy battered the East Coast of the United States in October 2012 expressed strong support for government policies to ...

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Overcoming a Hurricane Sandy Loss to Educate Others on Climate Change

Around that same time, we heard about hurricanes and storms coming but normally those storms turn out to be minor so we didn't give it much thought. Hurricane Sandy was the complete opposite. When it hit, it knocked down trees and electrical wires and ...

Humanity's Frightening Uncertainty About the Economic Consequences of Climate Change

When Hurricane Sandy pummeled the east coast of the U.S. and the Caribbean in October 2012 it exposed millions of people and billions of dollars worth of economic assets to the sorts of hazards that might be expected to increase as a result of climate change. Retailers, such as clothing firm Eileen Fisher, lost inventory when Sandy flooded warehouses and disrupted supply chains.  In the three ...

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New York lawmakers slam 'appalling' HUD plan to divert $1B in Hurricane

New York Daily News: Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island), left, is among the New York legislators contesting a HUD proposal to have a 'national resiliency competition' for at least $1 billion in funds allocated to Hurricane Sandy recovery. WASHINGTON — New York lawmakers were ...

New York City Flood Risk Has Risen 20-Fold Since Late 1800s, Study Says

The odds that New York City will be flooded by a storm, such as a winter nor'easter or a summer hurricane, is now at least 20 times greater than it was 170 years ago, a new study found. It pinned part of the blame on a rising sea level, but also found that other factors are playing a role in escalating the flood risk. The study, accepted for publication in the journal Geophysical Research ...

STATEN ISLAND..

Staten Island awarded an extra $3 million for Hurricane Sandy recovery

SILive.com: STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- As part of the NY Rising project, Staten Island was awarded an extra $3 million -- added to the already allocated $25 million -- to fund projects to help rebuild the Island's battered shoreline and construct preventative ...

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