The funds will be used to help almost 5,700 senior citizens who live along the east and south shores of Staten Island, in the Coney Island and Red Hook sections of Brooklyn and the Far Rockaway section of Queens.
Sen. Rand Paul took a jab at Gov. Chris Christie Wednesday, saying it was “offensive” that the governor appeared in New Jersey’s “Stronger Than The Storm” TV spots while campaigning for office.
As WCBS 880′s Sean Adams first reported in May, the American Legion Post 351 in Seaside Heights sustained about $200,000 in damages. Superstorm Sandy ripped the roof off the building and flood waters poured in from above and below.
Nearly 50,000 runners took off Sunday morning for the ING New York City Marathon.
It was whole new nightmare for a Freeport family that was trying to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy.
Runner Angel Santiago and his training partner may lose some sleep the night before the race but it will be because of excitement, not security concerns. “I know New York is gonna be ready for it,” he said.
Hundreds of police officers will be posted along the route, police helicopters will patrol the skies and police boats will keep watch from New York Harbor and the East River.
There has been something unusual growing in the wreckage of Superstorm Sandy, it’s something edible that nobody planted.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said G.C. Environmental, Inc. mailed nearly 2,300 letters to property owners that closely resembled State Department of Environmental Conservation notices.
In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday’s forecast appears to be on track for the first successful Halloween in three years.
Recovery has been rougher in some areas than others in the year after Superstorm Sandy.
“This is part of our after action review. We acted very quickly to get these vehicles so that we would have it in time for this hurricane season,” said fire commissioner Sal Cassano.
“I said, ‘Listen, Roger, I can’t guarantee the lights aren’t going to go out,’” Christie said. “‘But if they do, there will be bodies strewn in the parking lot for the people who are responsible for the lights going out.’”
Halloween was canceled or postponed last year along the Jersey Shore, so many people still have costumes left over.
The first anniversary of superstorm Sandy has come and gone, but the rebuilding continues.