Sandy submerged the library in five feet of water, destroying more than 20,000 books.
On Monday, Donovan a report that makes 69 recommendations for developing a strategy for rebuilding areas damaged by Sandy.
The report released Monday by the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force says coastal communities should assume floods are going to happen more frequently and realize that spending more now on protective measures could save money later.
Confusion reigns on Long Island in the Village of Valley Stream after the Federal Emergency Management Agency agreed to drop 1,500 homes from its new flood maps.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder on Monday called on the city to provide immediate funding to repair the bulkhead on the border of the Rockaway Peninsula and Jamaica Bay.
Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray said residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed can make improvements to protect against another major storm.
There was frustration on Tuesday in a Queens neighborhood that’s plagued by flooding. Residents said the city is doing nothing to solve the problem.
Gov. Chris Christie announced federal grant money has been made available for about 2,700 homeowners. Each homeowner will receive up to $30,000 in federal grant money to help them elevate their homes.
In Jersey City, the new mayor – Steve Fulop – can usually be found hard at work behind his desk well before 8 a.m.
The buyout offers homeowners the pre-storm market value for their home, through a $300 million program introduced by Gov. Christie in May.
Powerful rainstorms sprang up across the region Monday, creating flash flooding conditions in some spots
All this week, we’ve been taking a look at the comeback of the housing market and the trends that are going on.
Some neighbors on Coney Island would like to see a ferry connecting the Brooklyn peninsula to Manhattan, but a plan by the city could ensure that it never happens.
The storm barrier of more than 7,500 bags filled with 20,000 tons of sand will stretch from Beach 55th Street to Beach 149th Street when the dune construction project begins next month.
The new maps significantly scale back the level of highest danger, the so-called V zones, which had caused many homeowners the greatest aggravation.