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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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  • A NYC home damaged by Hurricane Sandy

    A NYC home damaged by Hurricane Sandy

    About 500 homeowners awaiting Build It Back funds to replenish their Hurricane Sandy-damaged homes won’t be seeing their promised cash any time soon.

    Long plagued with delays in the distribution of nearly $650 million in federal funds set aside for New Yorkers to rebuild their homes, the program won’t help residents get back in their rebuilt homes until November — at the earliest. [more]

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    Staten Island home after Sandy (via Flickr)

    Mayor Bill de Blasio said yesterday that the Build it Back program, part of the Hurricane Sandy recovery effort, has a serious defect in distributing its aid to homeowners. The city plans to review the recovery strategy and unveil a new plan in the next few weeks.

    “It’s self-evident that the pace has been a profound problem,” de Blasio said, as reported by DNAinfo. “Right now, for a lot of people, it’s still more theory than fact.” [more]

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  • A NYC home damaged by Hurricane Sandy

    A NYC home damaged by Hurricane Sandy

    More than a year after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, the vast majority of the nearly $650 million in federal funds set aside for New Yorkers to rebuild their homes has yet to be used for storm victims — leading some applicants to say the city is mismanaging the fund.

    Around 20,000 homeowners applied for recovery assistance from the Build It Back program. As of February 20, however, not one applicant with a single-family home had begun reconstruction. [more]

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  • Long Beach Medical Center

    Long Beach Medical Center

    Long Beach Medical Center, heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy and in the red even before the floodwaters struck, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday. [more]

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  • A penthouse unit sold at the Gretsch Building at 60 Broadway in Williamsburg for $4.2 million (Photo credit: PropertyShark)

    Gretsch Building at 60 Broadway in Williamsburg (Photo credit: PropertyShark)

    The total dollar volume of home sales recorded in Brooklyn and Queens rose in January from the same month a year ago, with a condominium in Williamsburg and a home in Whitestone topping each borough’s list of the top five sales recorded in the month. more

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  • The Department of Small Businesses will soon open applications for  a new $3.5 million loan fund that will help small contractors find short-term financing for big construction jobs. [more]

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    From left: Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant and Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

    New York area sewage systems and wastewater treatment plans are undertaking costly repairs and upgrades to fortify their facilities against the next Superstorm Sandy. [more]

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  • Governor Chris Christie

    Governor Chris Christie

    Victims of Hurricane Sandy that were denied New Jersey recovery grants can’t appeal those decisions, state officials said yesterday, despite the revelation that faulty data was used to turn down some of the applications for aid.

    New Jersey used data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help determine which homeowners got approved for the state’s two main rebuilding grants. But FEMA said although it was made clear to state officials that damage estimates were made only for essential repairs, the state used the estimates to judge applications. [more]

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    A rent reduction application filed by more than 1,500 Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village residents impacted by Superstorm Sandy is finally bearing fruit.

    The group of residents filed for a rent break in February 2013, pointing to alleged delays in bringing services such as elevators, laundry, intercoms and storage facilities back online for several months following the storm. [more]

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