New Dorp Beach
Some victims of Superstorm Sandy were wondering when they would be able to go home at this time a year ago, and many were still waiting a year later.
Recovery has been rougher in some areas than others in the year after Superstorm Sandy.
Richard Castagna said the two-story New Dorp Beach home was recently renovated after his mother-in-law, Mary Roberts, put $40,000 into it to repair flood damage from Sandy.
Neighbors said the city’s program to help take care of mold following superstorm Sandy should expand to homes where the owners have not returned.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state is targeting $5.9 million toward raising sand levels including dune restoration at New Dorp Beach, South Beach, Cedar Grove and Oakwood.
In the New Dorp Beach section of Staten Island, a relief center constructed in the wake of superstorm Sandy is being told to make way for the upcoming summer.
A Staten Island man was charged Tuesday with robbing two banks in his home borough, after an off-duty police officer allegedly caught him in the act.
In the damaged New Dorp Beach neighborhood on Staten Island, people who haven’t had heat since the late October storm have been taking refuge in tents set up by aid workers.
A New Dorp Beach family, whose home barely withstood the wrath of Superstorm Sandy, recently got a Christmas surprise of presidential proportions.
In Belle Harbor, volunteers pitched in to help the Red Cross feed Sandy-affected residents on this Christmas.
For some, all they want from Santa this year is a check from FEMA and their insurance company to help cover the damage sustained to their homes.
In an email to WCBS 880 the Mayor’s Office said that reports of an order to take down the tent city are unfounded, but Graziano said she is still cautious, and wants the city to help find tents in a warmer location.
Concerns are mounting about whether the stalemate in Washington could hurt Sandy relief efforts.
The goal of the five-week campaign is to urge businesses and individuals nationwide to raise funds for the rebuilding effort, according to organizers.
Republican City Councilman James Oddo believes the president’s visit to the hard-hit borough could provide residents with the emotional lift they need.