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Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Doubt Lingers for New Yorkers Devastated by Hurricane Sandy

Amy Lieberman | Posted 07.22.2014 | New York
Amy Lieberman

Eighteen months have passed since Superstorm Sandy hit New York, but the effects of the storm still penetrate deeply for the thousands of New Yorkers who are struggling to reconstruct or fix their homes and move on with their lives.

WATCH: Sandy Survivor: 'FEMA Didn't Believe I Lived In The House I Owned'

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.29.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

It has been one year since Hurricane Sandy battered parts of the East Coast, causing more than $65 billion in damages and taking the lives of hundreds...

Ellis Island Museum To Reopen A Year After Sandy

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 10.29.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Ellis Island will reopen to the public Monday, almost exactly a year after Superstorm Sandy's swells reached 8 feet and ...

Hurricane Sandy's Effects Still Linger In New Jersey

AP | By WAYNE PARRY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

UNION BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Bart Sutton fought with his insurance company for a year over what it would cost to rebuild his flood-damaged home, then ga...

Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.: Seven Months of Hurricane Sandy Heroes

Martha Flumenbaum | Posted 07.28.2013 | New York
Martha Flumenbaum

My sneakers, socks, jeans, jacket, and baseball cap were all drenched but it was a beautiful day and the perfect way to kick off the summer season at the Jersey shore.

The Science and Politics of Preserving Our Beach Communities

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.20.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

Climate change requires that we transition to a fossil fuel free economy: But at what pace? How will we fund this transition? Who will pay the costs? What technologies will be used? If the transition takes place too slowly, we bear the risks of climate change.

Design Firm Rebuilds Sandy Victims' Home For Free

The Huffington Post | Rain Embuscado | Posted 04.24.2013 | HuffPost Home

It started with an alumni community's effort to help their beloved coach.

Making Disaster Pay

Steve Fraser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Steve Fraser

In 2007, a financial firestorm ravaged Wall Street and the rest of the country. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy obliterated a substantial chunk of the Atlantic seaboard. We think of the first as a man-made calamity, the second as the malignant innocence of nature.

When Disaster Relief Is No Relief

Ronald P. Hill, P.h.D. | Posted 05.28.2013 | New York
Ronald P. Hill, P.h.D.

When the six month anniversary of Hurricane Sandy arrives, it will be marked by homes that have yet to be rebuilt, possessions that have yet to be replaced, and lives that have yet to be mended.

Will Good Science and Good Sense Come Together When It Comes to the Shoreline?

Karl Grossman | Posted 04.27.2013 | Green
Karl Grossman

"Retreat" might not be a good word to use for what needs to be done. It infers losing. "Adjustment" is a better word. We must adjust to the reality of our shifting shores.

Rethinking Relief

Robert Krueger | Posted 04.16.2013 | Green
Robert Krueger

In his recent inaugural address, President Obama spoke about not debating the role of government, but rather ensuring we "act in our time." A hundred days after Sandy, as many are still struggling to put their lives back together, is certainly the time to act.

PHOTOS: A Cold Winter In Coney Island

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 02.06.2013 | New York

Dick Zigun was ready for a two-foot flood. In three decades at Coney Island, every hurricane he had seen blew through like a tourist passing the board...

$1.8 Billion Of Sandy Aid To Help NYC Homeowners Rebuild

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 04.08.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Grants for homeowners to fix their properties, spending to install generators at public housing complexes and competitions to create ...

NYC Giving $1 Million In Post-Sandy Grants To Small Businesses

AP | Posted 03.26.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Small businesses in New York City may be eligible for another $1 million in grants now available to help recover from Superstorm Sand...

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.

The 12-12-12 Concert: That Bitch Sandy!

Stanton Peele | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green
Stanton Peele

Sandy is a storm fed by climate change and rising seas due to the melting of the polar ice cap. And what causes -- and how do we fight -- that? Boy, that's a big topic, but it is certainly not by continuing business as usual.

A Peek Inside The World Of Families Struggling To Cope In Sandy's Aftermath

AP | KATIE ZEZIMA, MEGHAN BARR and HELEN O'NEILL | Posted 02.08.2013 | Green

It's been more than a month since Sandy, the superstorm combining a hurricane, a nor'easter and surging full-moon tides, tore through the Northeast, l...

Helping Sandy's Littlest Victims

Jessica Seinfeld | Posted 02.06.2013 | Impact
Jessica Seinfeld

As we go about our busy lives during the holidays, it's my hope that we can also stop to consider the people whose lives remain in turmoil. The families affected by Hurricane Sandy were some of this country's most vulnerable.

Among the Lessons From Sandy: Smart Compassion

Juanita Rilling | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Juanita Rilling

As rebuilding continues after Hurricane Sandy, there are two things of which we can be certain. First, that Americans will respond with generosity toward those affected. And second, that only part of their response will have the intended impact.

Coney Island Stories: Category One

Carol Hill Albert | Posted 01.29.2013 | New York
Carol Hill Albert

While there is still optimism about rebuilding, it is now tempered -- by defiance and determination -- as well as by an accumulation of memories, filmed, told to, listened to, overheard, strung like pearls and worry beads on our all too human necks.

New Yorkers Have One Million Reasons to Care for Trees

Elischia Fludd | Posted 11.27.2012 | New York
Elischia Fludd

New York neighborhoods are changing thanks to Mayor Bloomberg's initiative MillionTrees NYC, which is making the landscape of the city greener, one tree at a time. But planting trees is only the first step in improving the NYC environment.

Sandy Victims Hope For Powerball Win, Pledge To Donate To Relief Efforts

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 11.26.2012 | Impact

LONG BEACH, N.Y. -- Forget FEMA, insurance adjusters and construction cleanups. Some of the people hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy are hoping one thin...

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.

The Impact of Service

Muneeb Syed | Posted 01.20.2013 | New York
Muneeb Syed

The opportunity to do service in Brighton Beach instilled in me a sense of appreciation. Being able to interact with individuals, see them eye to eye, talk to them face to face and hear their stories from their own mouths allowed it to all set in. It made it all real.

Woman Inspired by Tampon Shortage

Ashbey Riley | Posted 01.20.2013 | Chicago
Ashbey Riley

In the twilight hours of a random Monday morning I suddenly bolted awake. I jostled Boyfriend who peacefully slumbered beside me. Then with my eyes still closed I groggily said to him: "I wanna drive a truck full of supplies to New York for the Sandy victims."