Rapid Repairs

A home that was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy is viewed along the beach in Bell Harbor, Queens on April 29, 2013. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Announces New Effort To Repair Sandy-Damaged Properties

Those eligible for the so-called NYC Build It Back program can turn to an individual recovery specialist for repairing, rebuilding or even getting reimbursed for work already done. An option to sell a property is also available.


Firefighters on the scene of a house fire in Queens on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (credit: FDNY)

Authorities Investigating Cause Of Apparent House Explosion In Queens

A house that caught fire and partially collapsed Wednesday in an area of Queens damaged by Superstorm Sandy had been approved for work under the city’s Rapid Repairs program.