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  • Sandy damage on Staten Island

    Sandy damage on Staten Island

    Comptroller Scott Stringer will meet with Staten Island homeowners in Midland Beach tonight to discuss the city’s disbursement of funds for home rebuilding. The meeting is part of a broader effort by Stringer’s office to assess how federal aid money was spent under the city’s Build It Back program. The comptroller’s office is preparing to audit the program under the Sandy Oversight Program. [more]

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  • Homes in Kismet, Fire Island

    Homes in Kismet, Fire Island

    A $170 million plan to replenish Fire Island sand dunes ravaged by Hurricane Sandy is drawing criticism from both residents opposed to the effort and those who support it. [more]

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  • Hurricane Sandy damage

    Hurricane Sandy damage

    The city will receive about $994 million in the latest batch of federal Hurricane Sandy relief funding. Community groups in New York and New Jersey have said the latest disbursement of $2.5 billion for the northeast region is not enough to finish rebuilding houses and other infrastructure projects.

    In addition to New York City’s nearly $1 billion in funds, $882 million will go to New Jersey and $606 million will go to New York state. A small portion will also go toward rebuilding in Rhode Island and Connecticut. A spokesperson for Mayor Bill de Blasio told the Wall Street Journal that the $994 million will be divided up for housing — $640 million — and resiliency. [more]

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  • A rendering of Seaport City

    A rendering of Seaport City

    Former Mayor Bloomberg’s Seaport City, a plan for a multi-purpose levee that would sprout atop a landfill and protect the city from future hurricane damage, is “feasible,” a study determined. [more]

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  • New Jersey coast during Hurricane Sandy

    New Jersey coast during Hurricane Sandy

    Federal rental assistance that aided more than 1,000 New York and New Jersey families in the wake of Hurricane Sandy will run out on Thursday. [more]

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  • Post-Sandy damage on Staten Island

    Post-Sandy damage on Staten Island

    The federal government allotted the state of New York and New Jersey $3.6 billion in rebuilding aid following Superstorm Sandy, but $1 billion of that money may soon be headed elsewhere.

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is mulling the redistribution of the funds to other disaster areas. Officials at the agency believe that spreading the disaster assistance among different areas is required by federal law, according to the Wall Street Journal. New York officials, however, disagree with that interpretation. [more]

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  • De Blasio reconstructs Build it Back

    April 18, 2014 08:00AM
    From left: Bill de Blasio,

    From left: Bill de Blasio, Daniel Zarilli and Scott Stringer

    Amid reports critical of New York City’s sluggish recovery from Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Bill de Blasio has shuffled resources, changed rules and appointed new leadership for the rebuilding in an effort to keep things moving. [more]

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    Sandy-damaged home and Scott Stringer

    City Comptroller Scott Stringer said yesterday he will conduct an audit of the Build it Back program, which was launched by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to aid homeowners in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

    The comptroller office’s new Sandy Oversight Unit will seek testimony from homeowners in Lower Manhattan, Coney Island, Rockaway and Staten Island who claim the program has been of no service to them. About 20,000 people seeking aid remain on a waiting list, Stringer said. [more]

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  • Flooding after Hurricane Sandy at the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel

    Flooding after Hurricane Sandy at the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel

    In addition to the $42 million in federal funds allotted to business recovery and programs to assist owners of storm-damaged homes, the U.S. government intends to give the Metropolitan Transportation Authority more than $400 million to repair and maintain tunnels damaged by Hurricane Sandy. [more]

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  • Post-Sandy damage on Staten Island

    Post-Sandy damage on Staten Island

    Staten Island’s Graham Beach, added to New York State‘s buyout program last weekend, is the last neighborhood the program will serve.

    The state told civic leaders Friday that other programs will be offered to homeowners in Sandy-damaged areas in its stead, but residents who submitted requests were still unhappy with the decision. [more]

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  • From left: Director of OMB Mark Page (Credit: William Alatriste) and Queens homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy (Credit: Shutterstock)

    From left: Director of OMB Mark Page (Credit: William Alatriste) and Queens homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy (Credit: Shutterstock)

    City Council members recently urged the mayor’s Office of Management and Budget to keep better tabs on funds earmarked for Hurricane Sandy relief. [more]

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  • New Jersey coast during Hurricane Sandy

    New Jersey coast during Hurricane Sandy

    The absence of a spending cap in a contract between Hurricane Sandy recovery officials in New Jersey and a Fairfax, Va.-based contractor is sparking a backlash among Garden State lawmakers. [more]

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  • Hurricane Sandy damage on Staten Island

    Hurricane Sandy damage on Staten Island

    New York State’s Ocean Breeze Enhanced Buyout Area has expanded eligibility to Staten Island’s Graham Beach neighborhood.

    Homes in the area, which extended to Jefferson Avenue to the West, Olympia Boulevard to the north, Father Capodanno Boulevard to the south and Naughton Avenue to the east will be eligible for buyout funds immediately, the Office of Storm Recovery told DNAinfo. [more]

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  • Sandy-damaged home in Mantoloking, New Jersey (Credit: Shutterstock)

    Sandy-damaged home in Mantoloking, New Jersey (Credit: Shutterstock)

    Nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy tore apart the Jersey Shore, brokers in the newly rebuilt area are expecting a turnaround in business.

    Residential developers have transformed the small homesteads along the Sandy-ravaged shoreline into wealthy-worthy homes fit for New York City’s deep-pocketed summering elite, brokers say. [more]

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  • A NYC home damaged by Hurricane Sandy

    Home damaged by Hurricane Sandy

    New York City’s Build it Back program, launched by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to aid Big Apple homeowners in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, has mailed only three checks as of last week.

    The funds, totaling $100,000, are intended to reimburse homeowners for repair work. But construction has only begun on three homes nearly two years after the storm, and none have been completely rebuilt, the Associated Press reported. [more]

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  • Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Rockaways following Hurricane Sandy

    Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Rockaways following Hurricane Sandy

    WEEKENDEDITION Mayor de Blasio has announced that $100 million in government funds will be used to aid homeowners hit 17 months ago by Hurricane Sandy. [more]

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  • From left:

    Amy Peterson and a home damaged by Hurricane Sandy

    Mayor Bill de Blasio has tapped former city official Amy Peterson to head the city’s Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts just as a state-run environmental agency gives the green light to hasten demolition of certain buildings irreparably damaged by the storm. [more]

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  • From left: 75 Morton Street and President of SCA, Lorraine Grillo

    From left: 75 Morton Street and President of SCA, Lorraine Grillo

    The keys to a Greenwich Village building that formerly housed a state agency are now in the hands of the city, which plans to build a new middle school on the site.

    The School Construction Authority reportedly obtained control of the building at 75 Morton Street earlier this week and will construct an 800-seat facility. [more]

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  • From left: 463 West Street and a volunteer cleaning artwork damaged by Hurricane Sandy

    From left: 463 West Street and a volunteer cleaning artwork damaged by Hurricane Sandy

    The cash-strapped owner of a West Village live-work haven for artists that was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy is now leasing a portion of the former studio space in the basement to pay for repairs. [more]

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  • A Long Beach boiler room damaged during Hurricane Sandy

    A Long Beach boiler room damaged during Hurricane Sandy

    New York City public housing boilers damaged during Hurricane Sandy will be replaced using a $100 million cash infusion from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. [more]

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