New York Rising

Habitat for Humanity works to repair a Coney Island home damaged by Superstorm Sandy. (credit: CBS 2)

New York Marks Second Anniversary Of Superstorm Sandy

On the second anniversary of the day Superstorm Sandy devastated New York, many people are still recovering — and waiting for funding.

10/29/2014

Island Park rebuilding sign, Aug. 22, 2013. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Finally, 2 Years Later, Signs Of Progress In Island Park’s Sandy Recovery

Hurricane Sandy roared through the Tri-State Area two years ago this week. While the rebuilding continues, so does the frustration. But some affected residents say there is good that came out of the disaster. Memories of the storm are fresh.

10/27/2014

A McMansion is replacing a Sandy-damaged, one-level home in Freeport, Long Island. (Credit: CBS 2)

The Changing Face Of Freeport: McMansions Replace Sandy-Damaged Bungalows On Long Island

Neighbors claim ostentatious monstrosities are changing the landscape of their modest and historic community.

06/12/2014

A Long Island couple was shocked to find out that they were only being awarded $6 by New York Rising to make Sandy related repairs. (Credit Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

L.I. Couple, New York Rising At Odds Over $6 Sandy Repair Payment

A Long Island couple received a check to help repair their home following superstorm Sandy but the amount was not what they were expecting.

03/22/2014

New York Rising Meeting

L.I. Residents Call ‘New York Rising’ Storm Relief Program Incompetent

The New York Rising program was set up by the state to help victims of Superstorm Sandy rebuild, but many have said the program has failed to deliver.

12/03/2013

Most of the money from the New York Rising program will go to Long Island homeowners. (credit: CBS 2)

State Reimbursement Checks A Welcome Boon For Superstorm Sandy Victims

Checks are beginning to roll in from a fund earmarked for homeowners with rebuilding and repair costs not covered by insurance or FEMA.

10/16/2013