President Barack Obama’s pointman for the region’s Sandy recovery told WNYC in an exclusive interview that the federal government wants storm-damaged coastline neighborhoods and towns to build back better and stronger.
The question gets more urgent by the day: Can President Obama and Congress cut a deal in the next month to prevent the automatic government spending cuts and tax hikes known as the fiscal cliff?
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said the New York-New Jersey regional economy will recover from Sandy by early 2013, but places like the Rockaways, Long Beach and parts of the Jersey Shore will need months and months more to bounce back.
Americans will buy millions of smartphones, tablet computers and other digital tech this holiday season, and many of those gifts will be given to children.
Digital maps play a huge role in everyday tasks — from finding a restaurant to a friend’s apartment. But they’re also playing a large part in serious pursuits like disaster cleanup and rebuilding. This week, New Tech City looks at mapping before and after Sandy, as well as a the process known as “map warping.”
When Sandy blew into the South Street Seaport the night of October 29, the neighborhood's quaint red-brick buildings were quickly submerged in a raging river full of timber, debris, street signs and fuel oil.
Sandy left behind not only countless disrupted lives, but a cost in dollars that’s hard to quantify and is still being counted.
New Jersey will end its 1970s-style even-odd gas rationing system at 6 a.m., Tuesday, just in time for the first morning rush hour after the holiday weekend.
Homes and businesses flooded by the Gowanus Canal during Sandy are safe from the harmful chemicals that earned the waterway Superfund status in 2010, a report by the federal Environmental Protection Agency shows.
Gas rationing is now in effect in New York City's five boroughs and on Long Island, but the effectiveness of the program may depend on where you live, experts say.
With President Barack Obama reelected to a second term and Congress set to reconvene after Veterans Day, all eyes in Washington are set on the January 1 fiscal cliff when billions in spending cuts and tax increases will go into effect.
Nine days after Sandy slammed into New Jersey, more than 360,000 residences and businesses in the state still have no power — and half of them are customers of Jersey Central Power and Light.
Getting gas for cars and generators continues to pose challenges for residents in many parts of the New Jersey, a week after Sandy.
Officials in New York and New Jersey are investigating whether merchants have been artificially inflating prices to take advantage of customers in the aftermath of Sandy.
Around the metropolitan area, drivers are lining up at gas stations for hours on end to fill up. More people are traveling by car because of limited mass transit and many are buying gas to fuel generators after losing power.
As details continue to emerge in the case of the Upper West Side nanny who allegedly murdered two of the children in her care, there is no clear answer on what could have been done to prevent the tragedy. Reflecting on the incident, parents and nannies in the city say that since the hiring process is not regulated, it's not an exact science.
When it comes to the economy, corporations see the glass as half-empty, while consumers see it as half-full.
Mark Schwanhausser is an analyst at Javelin Strategy and Research and studies trends in online banking. Here are the apps that he loves on his iPhone 4S and iPad.
A bank in South Africa announced this summer that its mobile banking customers will now be able to conduct transactions and monitor their accounts through Facebook. This type of cross-pollination between banks and social media does not yet exist in the United States, but it could be coming.
The social media realm can at times seem like a frivolous place full of out-of-focus photos and posts about what your friends ate for breakfast. But for businesses, it can also be a cash cow thanks to the sheer number of people you can reach with something as simple as a tweet.