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NYPD Officer Jonas Guisao, recognized for his actions the night superstorm Sandy hit. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Coney Island Cop Recognized For Rescuing 7 People By Boat As Sandy Hit

Officer Jonas Guisao, a 20-year veteran of the force, works out of the 60th Precinct, which was destroyed when Sandy roared ashore.

06/12/2013

Nautical Mile, Freeport, N.Y. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Reopening Ceremony Held For Long Island’s Nautical Mile

Town officials were on hand to accept $1.3 million in grant money from the National Grid, which will be used to help 45 businesses still struggling to open in time for summer.

05/13/2013

Wires are seen dangling from the ceiling of Coney Island Hospital shortly after superstorm Sandy hit. (credit: Coney Island Hospital)

Half Of Coney Island Hospital ER Remains A Construction Zone Six Months After Sandy

Severe basement flooding destroyed the main building’s electrical system. The flooding destroyed all of the hospital’s diagnostic equipment.

04/29/2013

Hoboken Boys and Girls Club gym reopens thanks to a donation from the NFL and the Super Bowl Host Committee. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

‘Super’ Donation Helps Hoboken Boys And Girls Club Reopen Six Months After Sandy

When the storm washed through Hoboken six months ago, the gym at the Hudson County kids center was destroyed. Money for the repairs came from the NFL and the New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Committee.

04/29/2013

Trees knocked down due to superstorm Sandy at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson, Long Island. (credit: Clark Botanic Garden)

Long Island Botanic Garden Reopens Following Devastation From Sandy

The 12-acre Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson suffered severe damage when the Oct. 29 storm ripped through. More than 40 trees were knocked down, including some that were 60 feet tall.

04/24/2013

Hudson River Park Construction, April 9, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Hudson River Park Repairs To Be Complete This Summer

Hudson River Park Trust CEO Madelyn Wils said three piers were heavily damaged and the electrical system was knocked out completely when Sandy flooded the park on Oct. 29. All of the street lights lost power.

04/09/2013

Sandy damage in Long Beach, Long Island (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Long Island Community Group Looks To Help 100 Sandy Victims

A new group called ‘Friends of Long Island’ plans to raise $500,000 to help up to 100 people get back into their Sandy-ravaged homes. The group is made up of local residents and community leaders.

04/04/2013

Gov. Christie holds a town hall meeting in Middlesex, March 26, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Christie Blasts ‘Selfish’ Homeowners Who Oppose Dunes To Protect Shore Communities

Speaking from Middlesex on Tuesday, the famously brash governor announced he will personally announce the names of all those who have yet to sign easements to let the government build dunes.

03/26/2013

Sandy's damage in the Mantoloking/Avon-By-The-Sea area is seen from Chopper 880 - Oct. 31, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Mantoloking Residents To Be Allowed Back Home On Friday; Avon Boardwalk Reconstruction Delayed

Mantoloking sustained some of the worst damage in the Oct. 29 storm. Hundreds of homes were destroyed and the ocean cut a channel through to Barnegat Bay, cutting the town in two.

02/20/2013

Twenty seven wooden angles are viewed in a yard down the street from the Sandy Hook School December 16, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Volunteer Effort Launched In Honor Of Victims Of Both Tragedies Named Sandy

Members of New Jersey’s largest firefighter union will honor the memories of the 26 children and educators killed in the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School by building a playground in 26 communities impacted by superstorm Sandy.

02/17/2013

(credit: NJ TRANSIT)

NJT Official On Sandy Recovery: Service Will Be ‘Close To 100 Percent’ Next Month

NJ TRANSIT spokesman John Durso said it has been a long process to repair or replace flooded out cars that were stored at its rail yard in Kearny.

02/14/2013

Sandy's destruction at Seaside Heights as seen from Chopper 880 - Oct. 31, 2013 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Report: Sandy Was Second-Costliest Hurricane In History, Winds Felt As Far As Wisconsin

A National Hurricane Center report detailed how Superstorm Sandy not only caused destruction up and down the East Coast,buit also created wind gusts as far west as Wisconsin and as far north as Canada.

02/12/2013

FILE - A seriously damaged home is seen in the Midland Beach neighborhood of Staten Island on November 3, 2012. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Staten Island Resident: Devastation From Sandy Turned Into ‘Loss Of The American Dream’

Pedro Correa has been living in a rental but said he really can’t start over unless or until the government buys him out.

02/05/2013

Gov. Chris Christie at Union Beach "Mobile Cabinet" meeting Feb. 5, 2013 (credit: youtube.com)

Christie: National Flood Insurance Program Has ‘Stunk,’ Been A ‘Disgrace’ To Sandy Victims

Gov. Christie was blunt as he talked to an audience in the hard-hit bay shore community about the government’s handling of the National Flood Insurance Program. The governor said the program has funding, but has not yet released it to the state.

02/05/2013

Seagate Beach Club on Coney Island (Karen Cofresi/Facebook)

Luxury UES Hotel Donates All Furniture To Sandy Relief Effort

After Sandy hit, the Loews Regency decided to donate the conference tables, refrigerators and other furniture. The hotel temporarily closed on New Year’s Day for renovations and is scheduled to reopen this fall.

01/23/2013

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