Build it Back

New homes were under construction, and some residents had returned, two years after a fire devastated Breezy Point, Queens during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. (Credit: CBS 2)

Comeback Under Way At Breezy Point 2 Years After Sandy Fire

During Superstorm Sandy on the night of Oct. 29, 2012, more than 130 homes were wiped out by a horrific fire in Breezy Point, Queens.

10/27/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces latest Build It Back program achievements, goals. (Credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Mayor De Blasio Announces Achievements, Goals For Overhauled Build It Back Program

Mayor de Blasio said to date, the Sandy recovery program has seen a total 727 construction starts and 878 reimbursement checks sent out.

10/20/2014

Signs on Ocean Breeze, Staten Island home nearly 18 months after superstorm Sandy hit, April 17, 2014. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Announces Reforms To City’s Sandy Rebuilding Program

The mayor unveiled a sweeping report on Thursday that examines the city’s recovery progress.

04/17/2014

FILE - Concrete foundations where houses once stood in Queens on October 24, 2013. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Storm Victims Testify At City Council Superstorm Sandy Recovery Hearing

The city acknowledged it has spent only a fraction of the money available for Sandy-related home repairs and rebuilding, but it’s something Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed to fix.

03/31/2014