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Superstorm Sandy

Signs on Ocean Breeze, Staten Island home nearly 18 months after superstorm Sandy hit, April 17, 2014. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Announces Reforms To City’s Sandy Rebuilding Program

The mayor unveiled a sweeping report on Thursday that examines the city’s recovery progress.

04/17/2014

Staten Island Resurfacing

Staten Island Residents Scoff At Resurfacing Projects In Areas Set To Be Vacated

Questions were erupting Wednesday evening about government waste on Staten Island, as neighbors were outraged about plans to repave several roadways.

04/16/2014

The Queens Midtown Tunnel flooded during superstorm Sandy (credit: MTA Bridges and Tunnels / Mark Valentin)

FEMA Provides $400 Million For Sandy-Related Repairs At 2 MTA Tunnels

The Hugh L. Carey Tunnel and the Queens Midtown Tunnel both took on millions of gallons of water when the Oct. 2012 storm roared ashore.

04/16/2014

An American flag flies in front of the ruins of a home in Mantoloking, N.J. destroyed by Superstorm Sandy - Nov. 21, 2012 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Sandy Charity Suspected Of Fraud Begins Distributing Funds

The Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation, an unregistered charitable organization, handed out $225,000 to four charitable organizations in New Jersey and one in New York.

04/15/2014

Jakeabob's original location on Raritan Bay was washed away during Superstorm Sandy. The restaurant's long time owner has started a community kitchen for Sandy victims. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Superstorm Sandy Victims Dining Out At Union Beach Community Kitchen

A community kitchen in Union Beach is serving up meals in a restaurant setting to Superstorm Sandy victims for those who can’t afford to dine out.

04/07/2014

Volunteers plant beachgrass on Crescent Beach, Staten Island, on April 6, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Volunteers Plant Beachgrass To Help Replenish Staten Island Beach Slammed By Superstorm Sandy

About 90 residents and volunteers spent a calm, sunny Sunday doing their part to help in Staten Island’s recovery following Superstorm Sandy.

04/06/2014

Gov. Chris Christie at a town hall in Sayreville, N.J., April 3, 2014. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Gov. Christie Announces Buyout Successes At Sayreville Town Hall

Christie said the state has made offers to purchase 265 homes in Sayreville and neighboring South River from willing sellers. So far, 175 have accepted.

04/03/2014

A machine works on a demolition of a house one year after being partially destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, October 29, 2013 in Dover Beach North, New Jersey. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Few Appeal Denials Of Sandy Housing Aid In N.J. Despite Filing Extension

About 10 percent of New Jersey residents who were given more time to appeal denials of housing aid after Superstorm Sandy have taken up the offer.

04/01/2014

Jakeabob's original location on Raritan Bay was washed away during Superstorm Sandy. The restaurant's long time owner has started a community kitchen for Sandy victims. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Jakeabob’s Restaurant In Union Beach, Devastated By Superstorm Sandy, Closes For Second Time

Superstorm Sandy trashed Jakeabob’s Bay, a thriving bar and restaurant where locals and vacationers took in gorgeous sunsets over the Raritan Bay.

04/01/2014

FILE - Concrete foundations where houses once stood in Queens on October 24, 2013. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Storm Victims Testify At City Council Superstorm Sandy Recovery Hearing

The city acknowledged it has spent only a fraction of the money available for Sandy-related home repairs and rebuilding, but it’s something Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed to fix.

03/31/2014

A prekindergarten class (file/credit: Getty Images)

Volunteers To Help Sandy-Ravaged Rockaways Facility Get Ready For Universal Pre-K

Work gets under way this week at the West End Temple to transform the ruins of Sandy into Mayor Bill de Blasio’s much talked about vision for pre-K.

03/31/2014

Bethel AME Church Food Pantry in Rockaway, Queens reopens 17 months after Superstorm Sandy (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Rockaways Food Pantry Celebrates Reopening 17 Months After Sandy

Bethel AME Church Food Pantry was rocked by Superstorm Sandy last year and after being denied insurance money, was able to reopen with the help of New York Cares.

03/30/2014

Artist rendering of artificial islands plan. (credit: WXY/West 8/Stevens Institute of Technology)

One Idea For Protecting NY, NJ From Powerful Storms: Man-Made Islands

The “Blue Dunes” proposal is part of Rebuild By Design, a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to come up with novel ways to protect against the next big storm.

03/30/2014

FILE - Concrete foundations where houses once stood in Queens on October 24, 2013. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

De Blasio Announces Changes To Sandy Recovery Plan, Appoints Rebuilding Team

Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Sen. Charles Schumer on Saturday to announce his new plan to the city’s Build It Back program.

03/29/2014

FILE -- Man working on Pennsylvania Avenue in Long Beach, LI where so many homes are still unlivable, Oct. 24, 2013. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Red Cross Volunteers Help Rebuild Homes Still Damaged From Sandy

More than 70 volunteers worked on homes on Long Island, Brookyn, Queens and Staten Island Saturday still damaged from the storm more than a year later.

03/29/2014

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