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Hurricane Sandy Damage

These Coastal Neighborhoods Have Changed Dramatically Since Sandy

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.31.2014 | Green

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy two years ago, shocking photos showed the huge extent of the destruction caused by the storm. Only days after the storm...

Why Is Mayor De Blasio Breaking 4 Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home? Part Four: Low-Income Housing

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.07.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Yorkville and East Harlem already have some of the worst pollution and highest asthma rates in the city, and now 100 to 500 extra diesel trucks are going to roar through an entirely residential neighborhood to dump their loads in a stinking, two acre, heavy-duty industrial facility in front of public housing.

How Superstorm Sandy Changed Views Of Weather Threats

Posted 08.12.2013 | Green

By Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer: NEW YORK — Superstorm Sandy provided a vivid demonstration not only of how extreme weather can affect h...

The Unbelievable Story Behind This Beautiful Wedding

The Huffington Post | Erin Migdol | Posted 06.06.2013 | Weddings

New Jersey couple Samantha and Chris Reinhold were planning to get married in Aruba in November 2013. But after Hurricane Sandy destroyed their Staten...

'Support The Shore' Travel Discounts

Posted 01.23.2013 | Travel

The travel website Travelzoo is rallying behind an effort to "Support the Shore" by offering hotel discounts to Atlantic City and the New Jersey Shore...

A Roll Call of the 10 Biggest Hypocrites to Vote Against Sandy Relief

Jonathan Valania | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Valania

Out of the 67 GOP representatives that turned their back on the people of New York and New Jersey in their darkest hour, there are (at least) 10 that deserve dishonorable mention for going above and beyond the call of duty in their pitiless pursuit of cutthroat partisanship.

Rebuilding Sandy-Afflicted Neighborhoods... With Healthy Food Options

Karen Karp | Posted 02.20.2013 | Home
Karen Karp

As efforts progress to rebuild New York City neighborhoods significantly broken by Hurricane Sandy, we would be wise to address a lingering problem afflicting these and other communities: access to healthy food.

Sandy and Sewage: Why We Underestimate the Costs of Climate Change

Andrew Guzman | Posted 02.16.2013 | Green
Andrew Guzman

The sewage problem in New York and New Jersey is just one manifestation of a larger danger. Once we start to think about how climate change can undermine the basic structures we have built and upon which we rely, it becomes clear that virtually everything is at risk.

Rebuilding After Sandy: It's About Building Smart

Stephen M. Sweeney | Posted 02.12.2013 | New York
Stephen M. Sweeney

If the storm has taught us anything, it is that the New Jersey we grew up in is gone, both literally and figuratively. When we begin experiencing 100-year storms seemingly every year we must take a serious look at both our existing infrastructure and how we rebuild our state.

Student Never Misses A Day Despite Destroyed Home, Flooded School

Posted 12.11.2012 | Education

After Hurricane Sandy devastated communities along the East Coast, families went umpteen days without power or heat and New Jersey and New York studen...

How to Combat Hurricane Damage and Sea-Level Rise? Lessons From the Texas Gulf Coast

Kevin Shanley | Posted 02.06.2013 | Green
Kevin Shanley

Whether a hurricane in Texas or another coastal city that is vulnerable to massive storms, what's needed to prevent such massive yet oft-repeated cataclysms are policy shifts rooted in natural-system approaches that work with nature's tremendous forces.

Lynne Peeples

Sandy Cleanup Workers: Could Illness, Litigation Lie Ahead?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green

Greg Floyd recalled the burgeoning hazards when he first toured Sandy-damaged New York City public housing a couple days after the hurricane hit. "...

Matt Sledge

Hurricane Sandy Damage To New York Broken Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.03.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- During Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo witnessed firsthand the storm whip a surge of water into the Battery Tunnel. Now New York's g...

WATCH: Knicks' Tyson Chandler Aids Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts In New York's Rockaways

Posted 12.04.2012 | Black Voices

While much of the East Coast has recovered from Hurricane Sandy's wrath, the residents of New York’s Rockaways, a land strip nestled between the Atl...

Matt Sledge

Before Hurricane Sandy, No Advocate For New York's Utility Ratepayers

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.28.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched an investigation two weeks ago into utility companies' performance before and after Hurricane Sandy left millio...

Surprises in FEMA Tally of New Jersey Hits

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 01.27.2013 | Green
John Tepper Marlin

In the Sandy Aftermath, Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York State took a $33 billion hit and he is asking Washington for $30 billion.

Giving Thanks in the Wake of the Storm

Claire Walla | Posted 01.22.2013 | New York
Claire Walla

Sometimes it seems strange to give thanks for what we have when so much has been taken away. I went to the Rockaways for the first time the weekend after Hurricane Sandy hit New York, and then again this past weekend.

Jersey Strong

Christa Zambardino | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Christa Zambardino

This is all so sad, devastating and unimaginable, but we can't control the forces of Mother Nature -- and this storm brought my company, AOL and the Jersey community all together because all for one and one for all. We are forever Jersey Strong!

Those for Whom Sandy's Trauma May Last Longest

Christina H. Paxson | Posted 01.17.2013 | College
Christina H. Paxson

All the lights will come back on, the waterlogged cars will be replaced and the flooded, crushed and burned houses will be rebuilt, but even then, Sandy's damage may still be with us.

Sandy Shook U.S. Like An Earthquake

Posted 11.14.2012 | Green

By Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer: Hurricane Sandy pummeled the United States from Florida to Wisconsin, and its fierce winds caused a ...

Breakneck Coastal Development Put Thousands In Sandy's Path

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.15.2012 | Green

By John Rudolf, Ben Hallman, Chris Kirkham, Saki Knafo and Matt Sledge On the night that Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, Vinny Baccale was in h...

MTA's Sandy Recovery Almost Like 'Magic'

Posted 11.11.2012 | New York

Less than two weeks after Hurricane Sandy inflicted the worst damage on the New York City subway system in its entire 108-year history, trains are run...

Handling the Financial After-Effects of a Natural Disaster

Women & Co | Posted 01.08.2013 | Money
Women & Co

After surviving the physical effects of a natural disaster such as Hurricane Sandy, comes the difficult process of dealing with its financial after-effects.

How Sandy Reveals the GDP's Twisted Logic

Daphne Wysham | Posted 01.08.2013 | Business
Daphne Wysham

Great headway has been made on new metrics that are far more sophisticated than GDP. One such metric, the Genuine Progress Indicator, assesses whether our economy is really growing or not by taking into account spending that doesn't make us better off.

Lila Shapiro

'I'm Not Leaving': After Sandy, Many Staten Islanders Stick Out Nor'easter At Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 11.07.2012 | New York

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Hurricane Sandy flooded Kevin Oafeleyn's home, shattered his windows, knocked down a few of the interior walls, ruined most of ...