The Housing Recovery Office is moving aggressively toward Mayor Bill de Blasio's goal of program completion by the end of 2016. The following deadlines, forced upon Sandy victims who have been waiting nearly four years for assistance, will be strictly enforced.
Not long after the smoke started seeping through the doomed boardwalk planks, Point Pleasant Boro, N.J. native Jimmy Ivins would have been there, trying to save Seaside Heights by himself if he had to.
I spent months equipping the boat to withstand the extreme conditions of the unfamiliar destinations I had on my itinerary, ranging from the icy Artic to the blazing heat of the Equator. Of all the places, New York was the least expected where I would have to brave a natural disaster.