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Hurricane Sandy New York

Sandy Causes "Major Damage" in Water-Soaked Basements at United Nations

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 01.02.2013 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Situated adjacent to the East River, the landmark United Nations skyscraper got its share of Sandy's rising waters, knocking out communications that have only been partially restored.

Ben Hallman

In Long Beach, NY, Confusion Reigns Three Days After Hurricane Sandy | Ben Hallman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Business

LONG BEACH, N.Y. -- Jenny Kastner couldn’t conceal her frustration. After three days spent waiting for local, state and federal officials to address...

Christopher Mathias

Outrage Over The New York City Marathon | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.02.2012 | New York

New Yorkers expressed outrage this week over Mayor Michael Bloomberg's announcement that the ING New York City Marathon will go ahead as scheduled Sun...

Surrounded by Strangers

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

The storm known as Sandy walloped the hell out of most of our area. Yet before it roared, and after it subsided, I found myself experiencing emptiness utterly unrelated to the winds and tides: I didn't know my neighbors enough for us to weather any storm together.

Jason Gilbert

Forget Working From Home, Now We're Working From Anywhere | Jason Gilbert | Posted 11.01.2012 | Technology

In Internet-speak, an increasingly common status message on Gchat or AOL Instant Messenger is "wfh," or "working from home." Following Hurricane Sandy...

How to Talk to a Hurricane Survivor, and How to Help Clean Up

Sarah Shanfield | Posted 11.01.2012 | New York
Sarah Shanfield

If you are feeling helpless and your New York chutzpah is bruised, I want to tell you that you didn't blow away. You will be fine.

'Losing My Business Means Losing My House'

Reuters | Chelsea Emery | Posted 01.02.2013 | Small Business

By Chelsea Emery NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yoshiaki Yuyama entered freezer No. 5 for the first time on Thursday, hoping the tight doors had ...

SAT Postponed Throughout New York City, Other Parts Of East Coast Affected By Hurricane Sandy

Posted 11.01.2012 | Education

As New York City continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy, the SAT scheduled for this Saturday, Nov. 3 has been postponed for all students who were s...

Coping With the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Zone A

Linden Schaffer | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Linden Schaffer

While damage was done, power was lost and life will not return to normal for a dew days, I will use this time to reflect on the fact that I have my health, my family and a roof over my head.

Hurricane Sandy Tested Us, and We Came Through

Ed Koch | Posted 01.01.2013 | New York
Ed Koch

New Yorkers are resilient. Nevertheless, these catastrophes make us appreciate the importance of energy to the world as much as fire was appreciated by prehistoric mankind.

How To Find Free Internet In Hurricane-Ravaged NYC (And Beyond)

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 11.01.2012 | Technology

Hurricane Sandy has brought mighty New York to its knees, knocking out electricity and Internet for hundreds of thousands in neighborhoods throughout ...

Miracle on 14th St.

Stanton Peele | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Stanton Peele

People really do help out -- certainly in a small community environment, which the West Village is within the larger city. Or maybe emergencies bring out the best in people. Or maybe New Yorkers have hearts of gold.

What's in a Word: Sandy Pulls Me Back to Earth

Robin Hardman | Posted 01.01.2013 | New York
Robin Hardman

My father grew up in Atlantic City and owned a house in a neighboring town until just a few years ago. Looking at footage of splintered chunks of the city's famous boardwalk floating down city streets, I saw disaster.

WATCH: How Rats Pose Health Risk After Hurricane Sandy

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

As New York City begins to recover from Hurricane Sandy, one growing concern is the spread of disease from the city's sprawling rat population. HuffP...

The Mayor vs. the President

Theodore Hamm | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics
Theodore Hamm

The mayor assured us that he was not trying to "diss" the president, and that the city "would love to have him." Yet, in Bloomberg's view, somehow the president's visit would have gotten in the way of the pressing demands of the relief effort.

I Was 38 Weeks Pregnant During The Superstorm

Ilana Wiles | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Ilana Wiles

I am not one to blow things out of proportion, but there is something about being 38 weeks pregnant during a natural disaster that made my brain jump straight from hurricane to "end of the world."

Dangling Crane Shuts Down Carnegie Hall | Posted 01.01.2013 | Arts


City Struggles Back After Superstorm

AP | MEGHAN BARR and ADAM GELLER | Posted 12.31.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Subways started running again in much of New York City on Thursday for the first time since Superstorm Sandy, but traffic at bridges ...

'For Us Stormes Are Basically The Same As Major Holidays'

Reuters | Posted 12.31.2012 | Business

By Steven C. Johnson Oct 31 (Reuters) - As historic storm Sandy pummeled the U.S. Northeast, knocking out power and crippling transpor...

NYC Revelers Make the Best of the Sandy Blackout (VIDEO)

Jeffrey Campagna | Posted 12.31.2012 | New York
Jeffrey Campagna


Jeffrey Young

Health Care System Bends But Doesn't Break | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business

The health care system seems to have withstood the worst of Hurricane Sandy despite some high-profile breakdowns, including the evacuation of several ...

Best/Worst Moments of Hurricane Sandy

Alona Elkayam | Posted 10.31.2012 | New York
Alona Elkayam

On Monday night Sandy struck downtown Manhattan leaving us without light, water, or access to Duane Reade. It was that inner Girl Scout experience I have been longing for.

Jason Gilbert

THE RETURN OF THE PAY PHONE | Jason Gilbert | Posted 11.01.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK -- When Apple's iPhone cannot find a cell signal, the phone's status bar displays -- in lieu of the typical 3G or 4G line of bars indicating ...

A State-By-State Look At Sandy's Destruction

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.31.2012 | Green

The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, killing at least 105...

Good News For New York Homeowners

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.31.2012 | Money

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday afternoon that New York homeowners affected by Hurricane Sandy should not be subject to hurricane deductible...