The governor touted a second round of federal funding to the tune of $1.46 billion to help Sandy victims. Christie promised nearly half of the money would go towards housing.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Saturday that the reconstruction of the Montague Tunnel that sends the R Train under the East River is well under way, with federal funding in place to get the job done.
Federal funding for the program ended this week but about 300 people are still sleeping in city-funded hotel rooms that are paid for through Friday.
Islip is among the last of Long Island’s beaches to open after Sandy’s devastating blow.
The project will stretch from Sea Bright to Manasquan and is expected to be completed by early next year.
Gov. Christie was blunt as he talked to an audience in the hard-hit bay shore community about the government’s handling of the National Flood Insurance Program. The governor said the program has funding, but has not yet released it to the state.
The group’s analysis of federal grant allocations estimates New York City’s potential loss at $95 million. Buffalo could lose $4 million, Rochester, $3.4 million and Syracuse and Yonkers, $1.6 million each.
Dueling protests brought out passionate pro-life advocates and Planned Parenthood supporters to Englewood, New Jersey Tuesday.
Mayor Mike Bloomberg is fuming that the New York Police Department didn’t get a cut of federal money being given out to hire police officers.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sacked his education commissioner Friday in an embarrassing fiasco — complete with video tapes — that cost the state $400 million.