The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Michael Grimm, R-Staten Island, would cap yearly premium increases at 18 percent.
Police say the man, 25, was shot after he pointed his gun at officers.
Many residents of the Rockaways and neighboring Breezy Point are reflecting on the progress made over the past year while acknowledging the problems still evident. Meanwhile, In New Jersey, the Seaside Heights boardwalk and amusement park remains under construction one year after being partially destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, and damaged again in September 2013 by an electrical fire.
To celebrate the upcoming hundredth episode of the CBS smash hit The Good Wife, Julianna Margulies, co-stars Chris Noth, Josh Charles, and the entire cast and crew got together to help rebuild six homes in the Rockaways.
Businesses in the Rockaways are still struggling to get back to normal, but a group of high school students want to give them a boost using their artistic talents.
Sandy caused billions of dollars in damage and left tens of thousands of people homeless after coming ashore Oct. 29. Six months later, major issues including housing, business, tourism and coastal protection still remain.
Gerritsen Beach was not the only part of the city to make steps towards recovery; the New York City Housing Authority reported that as of Saturday heat and hot water had been restored to ninety-six percent of buildings affected by the storm, including all Rockaway developments.
The Best And Worst Of Humanity On Display In The Rockaways, Volunteers Reach Out While Looters Terrorize Storm Victims
Looters posing as Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) workers have been knocking on doors late at night, but locals said that help has yet to arrive.
Someone allegedly trespassed onto Gateway National Park restricted land, ripped open netting that protects the struggling piping plovers and removed and crushed eight baby eggs that were days from hatching.