On Tuesday, the Swedish furniture retailer announced it will be donating home furnishings – including hundreds of beds, mattresses, dining room sets, and sofas – to those who lost “the basic furniture that helps to make a house a home.”
The owners were back to square one Wednesday at three Sandy-ravaged homes that were rehabbed by volunteers on Staten Island, after vandals stole the copper wire and plumbing.
Police rescuers with special gear attacked both ground and water to get the frightened, young German Shepherd out of a muddy, tangled mass of marshland and silt.
The city is pouring $266 million to restore the beaches. The price tag for Rockaway Beach alone is $147 million.
It’s hard to believe there are still people living in tents three months after the storm made landfall, but that is what’s happening in New Dorp.
On Midland Beach, homeowner Dario said the storm could not have come at a worse time.
Staten Islanders continue to come together to rebuild and recover from Superstorm Sandy. But not everyone is sharing the neighborly spirit in the aftermath of the hurricane.
The storm system is the same one that dumped snow and sleet on the nation’s midsection and unleashed damaging tornadoes around the South.
It’s not just storm damage that’s keeping one Staten Island woman out of her house. Her neighbor’s home was hit even harder by Superstorm Sandy and is stalling efforts to make repairs.
Volunteers have been working night and day in the communities hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy, and some have even put their dreams on hold.
A man on Staten Island isn’t letting the devastation of superstorm Sandy take away his spirit.
It’s been over a month since superstorm Sandy slammed into the Tri-State area and many are still trying to secure basic needs like heat.
Michael Gatti’s house in Midland Beach has been marked with a red sticker by the city’s buildings department, declaring it unsafe. Insurance will not help Gatti rebuilt, he said.
Heroes are made, not born — it’s a phrase that certainly seems to apply to one Staten Island Man.
Sandy tore apart homes and knocked out power to thousands, forcing many residents of the borough to live like nomads for weeks.
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