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Hurricane Sandy New York

Picking Up The Pieces In Manhattan Beach

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 02.05.2013 | New York

“We are out of sliced ham,” my mother said over the phone. “That is our chief concern at the moment.” It was ten a.m. on October 29, 2012, ...

100 Days After Sandy: Welcome To Washed-Away

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 02.04.2013 | New York

Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 — One week After Sandy “Welcome to Washed-Away,” Tom Burke says, sitting shotgun as his cousin Jessica Taylor drives her...

Sandy Relief Centers Plagued By Looters

DNAinfo | Posted 01.30.2013 | New York

STATEN ISLAND — Relief camps and centers set up to help victims of Superstorm Sandy have had to deal with looters snatching supplies, organizers sai...

35,000 Buildings Are Added To Flood Zone Map

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 03.30.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Twice as many homes and businesses in and near the city would be in flood zones under new maps that may force more property-owners to...

Thousands Of Displaced Sandy Families Find Shelter In Hotel Rooms

AP | KATIE ZEZIMA and MEGHAN BARR | Posted 01.25.2013 | Impact

TOMS RIVER, N.J. -- Diane Burstein spends her days sifting through apartment listings and disaster paperwork and her nights lying awake with worry, he...

Geraldo Rivera Tree In McCarren Park Was Destroyed By Sandy

DNAinfo | Posted 01.14.2013 | New York

WILLIAMSBURG — Geraldo Rivera proclaimed the news on his radio show: "The tree will grow again in Brooklyn." After the white spruce Rivera donate...

Ellis Island Collection Moved Due To Sandy

AP | Posted 01.12.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- More than 1 million historical artifacts and documents from the Ellis Island Immigration Museum have been moved to storage facilities whil...

Flood Walls For Subways? Sea Barriers Along Coast?

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 01.12.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- A commission formed to examine ways to guard against storms like Sandy released a report Friday that calls for flood walls in subways,...

Families Displaced By Sandy Face Hotel 'Checkout'

Newsday | Maura Mcdermott | Posted 03.13.2013 | New York

Nearly 1,000 Long Island households displaced by superstorm Sandy are waiting to find out whether their federal funding for hotel rooms will be extend...

NYC Firm, Hit Hard On 9/11, To Give Sandy Victims $1000 Debit Cards

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 03.12.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Dozens of New Yorkers from a neighborhood ravaged by Superstorm Sandy lined up in a school auditorium Thursday to receive $1,000 debi...

Cuomo To Announce LIPA Privatization Plan

Newsday | Mark Harrington | Posted 03.11.2013 | New York

The Cuomo administration is expected to announce Wednesday a plan to privatize LIPA -- and senior administration officials said the blueprint calls fo...

4.4 Million Cubic Yards Of Debris

Newsday | Bill Bleyer | Posted 03.10.2013 | New York

Superstorm Sandy damaged or destroyed 95,534 buildings in Nassau and Suffolk and left behind 4.4 million cubic yards of debris, according to the lates...

Sandy Prompts Elderly To Seek Assisted Living

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 01.07.2013 | New York

MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. -- For the first time in her life, Marion Johnston says she feels old. The petite 80-year-old retired school secretary who uses a wa...

Allstate Pulls Sandy Ad

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.07.2013 | New York

Allstate on Friday said that it will discontinue running an advertisement that features the destroyed home of a Staten Island couple, a representative...

Happy Occu-Year 2013!

Jerry Ashton | Posted 03.06.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

So, Occupy is off to a good start for 2013. Heading into its second year of existence, it has a tailwind of good will and solid evidence of steadfast members who both lead and follow as called upon.

Senators Say No To Storm Aid, After Their States Received It

THE NEW YORK WORLD | Posted 01.04.2013 | New York

In the acrimonious dispute unfolding in Washington over the Hurricane Sandy relief bill, one of the most contentious requests is for money to shore up...

'NY Wheel' Plans Move Ahead, Despite Sandy

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 01.02.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- As the city grapples with rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy, developers are pressing ahead with plans for an ambitious addition to the sho...

My Hometown's Recovery From Sandy Has Been Lackluster, But It Could Have Been Better

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 02.27.2013 | New York
Stephen Robert Morse

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, I witnessed two Long Island communities, Long Beach and Oceanside, located just 1.5 miles from one another, experience very different fates. When disaster struck, Oceanside had few resources to rely on.

Hospital, Shut Down By Sandy, Set To Reopen

AP | Posted 12.27.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A New York City hospital that had to evacuate hundreds of patients during Superstorm Sandy after it lost power is set to reopen. Offic...

PHOTO: Beached Whale In Breezy Point

Posted 12.27.2012 | New York

A live whale washed ashore in Breezy Point, Queens Wednesday morning. Update: Officials say the whale is likely to die, as rescuers struggle to sa...

The City and the Storm

Bettina Gilois | Posted 02.25.2013 | Arts
Bettina Gilois

Iwan Baan has pursued the story of human survival in the wake of natural disaster for years. On Monday October 29, 2012, with storm warnings brewing on the news, Baan boarded an overnight plane from Europe to New York City.

A Christmas Dinner After Sandy

The Record, Hackensack, N.J. | Zach Patberg | Posted 02.25.2013 | New York

The homeless, the lonely and the working poor had Christmas dinner Tuesday with guests who don't normally share in the holiday meals at shelters: Nort...

The Impact of Superstorm Sandy on New York City School Closures and Attendance

Rajashri Chakrabarti | Posted 02.23.2013 | Education
Rajashri Chakrabarti

After the dust from Hurricane Sandy settles and schools resume their normal activity, many may wonder how the disruptions from Sandy might affect student performance. There could be effects simply from the lost days of school.

Healing Hurricane Sandy Victims With Food Trucks

Megan Sheekey | Posted 02.22.2013 | Impact
Megan Sheekey

As most of New York City ventured outside after Hurricane Sandy for the first time, two young guys in Rockaway Park were kicking the tires on their ne...

Sandy Hero Drowns In Puerto Rico

Posted 02.23.2013 | New York

A young surfer-- who previously made headlines when he rescued several people stranded by Hurricane Sandy-- apparently drowned this week off the coast...