Communities already hit hard by superstorm Sandy are bracing for the next hit – lost tax revenue as a result of the damage.
There are some jobs that just have to be done outside, even in these frigid temperatures.
Residents of Long Beach, Long Island, on Saturday were given a final chance to say goodbye to the landmark boardwalk before demolition began.
The demolition is expected to take about a month.
Several lawmakers from New York and New Jersey said House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to abandon a vote this session would be a crushing blow to states ravaged by the devastating storm.
Friday evening, the Senate approved a $60.4 billion emergency aid for victims of the hurricane that devastated parts of the Tri-State Area by a 63-32 vote. Officials are urging the House to now pass the bill as well.
Hundreds lines up to toss their memories into the giant paper shredder between 43rd and 44th Streets.
By afternoon, there were no major problems on the roadways. Subway, bus and rail service also was normal.
The storm system is the same one that dumped snow and sleet on the nation’s midsection and unleashed damaging tornadoes around the South.
These are the first reimbursements delivered in the state since Sandy hit in late October.
The Knights raised half a million dollars in donations for Sandy victims, gave out clothing and other supplies and provided three hot meals a day using a generator.
Sens. Charles Schumer of New York and Robert Menendez of New Jersey have proposed making all repair expenses fully deductible to help lessen the tax implications for those recovering from the storm.
Disabled teenagers from United Cerebral Palsy came to Long Beach to offer 60 individually decorated Christmas trees to children who lost possessions and homes.
Long Beach native Billy Crystal is giving back to his hometown which is still recovering after being slammed by Superstorm Sandy.
Joggers and walkers now stroll the water’s edge on Long Beach, unable to use the hurricane-damaged boardwalk.