Superstorm Sandy

Babylon Town Hall (credit: DanTD/Wikimedia Commons)

Family Poverty On The Rise In Babylon

The poverty rate in the town, which also features multimillion-dollar homes along the waterfront, jumped from 2 percent in 2010 to 8 percent in 2013.

10/23/2014

Suffolk County Treasurer Angie Carpenter holds property tax refund checks to be mailed to Sandy victims (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Suffolk Treasurer: Property Tax Refunds Sent Out To Sandy Victims

The Suffolk treasurer said nearly 3,000 homeowners will be getting checks. The refunds total about $8 million.

10/22/2014

Gerard Dunne, left, and David Lonergan celebrate returning to their homes in Rockaway Park, Queens. (credit: CBS 2)

Rockaway Park Friends Return To Homes Damaged In Superstorm Sandy

Nearly two years after Superstorm Sandy, two friends in one Queens neighborhood are finally back in their own homes.

10/21/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces latest Build It Back program achievements, goals. (Credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Mayor De Blasio Announces Achievements, Goals For Overhauled Build It Back Program

Mayor de Blasio said to date, the Sandy recovery program has seen a total 727 construction starts and 878 reimbursement checks sent out.

10/20/2014

Piping plover. (Credit: TV 10/55)

Judge Denies Group’s Bid To Halt Fire Island Dune-Replenishment Project

The Audubon’s lawsuit claims the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ $207 million dune-replenishment project would harm piping plovers by destroying their habitat.

10/18/2014

Zennebe Milton says crews were supposed to repair the roof of another house, but instead ripped open the roof of her home in Canarsie, Brooklyn and left it leaking. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Gets Results: Crews Repair Roof After Ripping Open Wrong House In Brooklyn

A homeowner in Brooklyn was getting some relief at last Friday, after her roof erupted in massive leaks when contractors came to the wrong house and ripped it open.

10/10/2014

NJ TRANSIT Train

N.J. Transit Suing Insurers For Money To Pay Sandy Repairs

New Jersey Transit is suing its insurers for more help paying to repair damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

10/09/2014

Generators Outside Apartment Building In Belle Harbor (credit: CBS 2)

Following Sandy, 33 N.J. Gas Stations To Share Grant Money For Generators

A group of 33 New Jersey gas stations on and near storm evacuation routes have been approved for grant money by the state to install backup power supplies.

10/09/2014

Zennebe Milton says crews were supposed to repair the roof of another house, but instead ripped open the roof of her home in Canarsie, Brooklyn and left it leaking. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: Resident Says Contractors ‘Repaired’ Wrong Brooklyn Roof, Left It Leaking

Contractors recently ripped apart the roof of what they thought was a Superstorm Sandy-damaged home in Canarsie, Brooklyn – but they got the wrong roof.

10/08/2014

Flooding on Rockaway Beach Boulevard as Hurricane Sandy begins to affect the area on October 29, 2012 in Queens.  (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Queens, Nassau Lawmakers Call On State To Improve Storm Emergency Routes

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Far Rockaway) and Nassau County Leg. Howard Kopel are urging the state to improve local roads needed for emergency evacuations during disasters.

10/05/2014

Penn Station

Repairs To Sandy-Damaged Hudson, East River Tunnels Could Cut Rail Service

Four rail tunnels that carry trains in and out of New York City may have to be closed one at a time for at least a year to repair damage from Superstorm Sandy.

10/02/2014

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Settlement Reached To Aid NYC Residents With Disabilities In Disasters

The agreement, announced Wednesday, calls for an upgrading of disaster centers to accommodate 120,000 disabled people by September 2017.

10/01/2014

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NY, NJ To Get $3.3B In Federal Funds For Sandy-Related Transit Improvements

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx said it’s the last big chunk of Sandy funds the federal Transportation Department has to dole out.

09/27/2014

Bellevue Hospital's entrance atrium during Sandy, left, and a year later, right. (credit: Bellevue Hospital Center)

Report: Nearly 90 Percent Of Tri-State Area Hospitals Faced ‘Critical Challenges’ During Sandy

When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn’t get to work — problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle.

09/17/2014

Billy Crystal talks with Sen. Charles Schumer on Sept. 15, 2014, in Long Beach, N.Y. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Billy Crystal, Sen. Charles Schumer: Feds Should Pay To Replace Long Beach Trees Lost In Superstorm Sandy

The actor and Sen. Charles Schumer held a news conference Monday calling on the federal government to foot the bill for replacing more than 2,500 trees lost in Superstorm Sandy, 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reported.

09/15/2014

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