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Superstorm Sandy 2012


AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 01.26.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Top political leaders in New York put their heads together Monday on big requests for federal disaster aid as Gov. Andrew Cuomo a...

5,000 New Yorkers Will Be Hired For Sandy Cleanup

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 01.26.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 5,000 New Yorkers will be hired for temporary government jobs cleaning up after Superstorm Sandy, officials said Sunday. ...

Will NYC Build A Barrier To Protect From Surges?

AP | JEFF DONN | Posted 11.25.2012 | New York

-- Think Sandy was just a 100-year storm that devastated New York City? Imagine one just as bad, or worse, every three years. Prominent planners and...

Sandy Victims' Homes Looted Over Thanksgiving

AP | Posted 11.24.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Some residents of a New York City neighborhood that suffered fire and flooding during Superstorm Sandy say thieves looted their damaged ho...

Immigrants Struggle After Sandy

AP | CLAUDIA TORRENS | Posted 01.24.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Superstorm Sandy plunged some immigrants living illegally in the U.S. into darkness and even deeper into the shadows. Some of those who n...

Fire Island Assesses Future After Sandy

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 11.24.2012 | New York

OCEAN BEACH, N.Y. -- New Yorkers who cherish Fire Island as an idyllic summertime getaway feared the worst when the 32-mile-long barrier island took a...

Coaster Submerged By Sandy May Stay Put

AP | Posted 11.23.2012 | New York

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. -- The remains of a roller coaster that was knocked off a New Jersey amusement pier by Superstorm Sandy and partially submerged ...

Christie Surges After Crisis

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK, Nov 21 (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's approval rating has leaped 19 percentage points since superstorm Sandy slammed the...

PHOTOS: The 'Humans Of New York' After Sandy

Posted 11.20.2012 | New York

When Sandy hit New York City, it completely destroyed some neighborhoods just as completely as it spared others. While Breezy Point was under water an...

A Test Of Leadership


NEW YORK -- For New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, leadership often came with an empathetic hug. For New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, it came with an angry ti...

Canarsie Locals Think They Should Have Been Evacuated

DNAinfo | Posted 11.16.2012 | New York

CANARSIE — Residents along Canarsie's devastated waterfront are slamming the city for underestimating the threat of floods before Hurricane Sandy. ...

Cuomo Pens Climate Change Op-Ed

Posted 11.15.2012 | New York

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, reacting to the destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy, penned an op-ed in Thursday's Daily News calling for more prep...


AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 11.14.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The utility companies Consolidated Edison and Long Island Power Authority confirmed Wednesday they received subpoenas from the state a...

Rent Refunds Coming To LES Residents

DNAinfo | Posted 11.14.2012 | New York

LOWER EAST SIDE — Tenants of a 1,600-unit complex who have spent the past two weeks without power, heat or running water will receive a rent refund,...

Raccoon Who Took Shelter In Library During Sandy Won't Leave

| Posted 11.14.2012 | New York

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer QUEENS — He's a real bookworm. The raccoon that took shelter at a Queens library during Hu...

Sandy First Responders Help Victims Before Themselves

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 11.14.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- When Sandy's storm surge plowed into the seaside neighborhood of Breezy Point, New York City police Officer and volunteer firefighter Tim ...

'The First Major Post-Sandy Campaign Speech'

Daily Intel | Posted 11.13.2012 | New York

By Chris Smith The emergency response to Hurricane Sandy is far from over, but the political reaction is in full swing. On Thursday President Obama...

Major NYC Tunnel Set To Reopen

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 01.13.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — The former Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, a key New York City thoroughfare flooded by Superstorm Sandy, is being reopened to cars. New...

Best Of Enemies: Why Occupy Is Working With NYC's Government

Posted 11.13.2012 | New York

Two hundred people were lined up at a hurricane relief center in a park in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood Sunday morning when three volunteers hoi...

Rockefeller Christmas Tree Survived Sandy

AP | Posted 01.13.2013 | New York

MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. — The Christmas tree that will dominate New York's Rockefeller Center survived the winds of Superstorm Sandy that left a path ...

A Staten Island Mom's Reflection on Sandy

Dawn Papandrea | Posted 01.12.2013 | Parents
Dawn Papandrea

You can't fathom what destruction is until you see familiar faces amid debris, faces you know from the supermarket, karate class, church or the playground. You won't get it unless you hear the frequent sound of military choppers in the air and have to explain to your frightened kids why your neighborhood looks like a war zone.

A Dog-Forsaken Superstorm -- One Dog's Account of Superstorm Sandy

Lauren Cahn | Posted 01.12.2013 | New York
Lauren Cahn

"You can thank me later," I thought to myself, as I peed on my brother's running sneakers. So far, I'm still waiting for my family to thank me, since I'm sure it's the only reason we're back in our comfy house after a ridiculous 11 days after Superstorm Sandy.

Cuomo To Seek $30 Billion In Sandy Federal Aid

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 01.12.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to request $30 billion in federal aid to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy, which heavily damaged parts of N...

Joe Van Brussel

Sandy's Hard Hit In Connecticut Highlights Utility Lapses | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Five days after Hurricane Sandy slammed into his neighborhood, Ned Paul sifted through wet piles of garbage on his front lawn. On ...

Should You Pay Your Bills?

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2013 | Money

By Beth Pinsker Gladstone NEW YORK, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Superstorm Sandy hit the U.S. Northeast just before the first of the month, when...