Joe Mure and his helpers are hard at work putting the huge wreath, 30-foot toy soldiers, Santa’s sleigh, a carousel up for the holiday season and hundreds of thousands of lights.
Many veterans were taking part in a different kind of service Saturday, helping those who have continued to suffer a year after Superstorm Sandy.
Wider beaches are on the way for some Jersey shore towns whose coast took a pounding during Superstorm Sandy as a $25 million beach replenishment project led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins Friday in Manasquan.
The funds will be used to help almost 5,700 senior citizens who live along the east and south shores of Staten Island, in the Coney Island and Red Hook sections of Brooklyn and the Far Rockaway section of Queens.
Nearly 50,000 runners took off Sunday morning for the ING New York City Marathon.
It was whole new nightmare for a Freeport family that was trying to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy.
There has been something unusual growing in the wreckage of Superstorm Sandy, it’s something edible that nobody planted.
Recovery has been rougher in some areas than others in the year after Superstorm Sandy.
“This is part of our after action review. We acted very quickly to get these vehicles so that we would have it in time for this hurricane season,” said fire commissioner Sal Cassano.
Halloween was canceled or postponed last year along the Jersey Shore, so many people still have costumes left over.
The first anniversary of superstorm Sandy has come and gone, but the rebuilding continues.
Meantime, a bipartisan group of lawmakers Tuesday unveiled legislation that would delay for about four years several changes to the federal government’s flood insurance program that are threatening to sock thousands of people with unaffordable premium hikes.
One year ago as superstorm Sandy roared ashore, NYU Langone Medical Center in Gramercy was among the facilities left crippled. But for some expectant mothers, their babies were coming regardless of the conditions.
Gas stations on or near main highways or expressways will be required to have transfer switches so that generator power can be used.
Last year, a storm surge left most of the then-thriving community under water. Then, a day later, a raging fire finished off what Mother Nature started.