We check in on several shore towns to see how the first summer after Sandy fared for business and tourism. WNYC reporter Janet Babin talks about how some towns along the Jersey Shore experienced a 40% drop-off in tourism business and decodes what this means about recovery from the storm’s damage. We'll also hear firsthand from business owners Terence Tubridy, co-owner of Bungalow Bar and Restaurant in Rockaway Beach, and Laura Mercogliano, owner and general manager of The Palms Hotel Fire Island as well as other Fire Island businesses in Ocean Beach.
Despite $5.57 billion in federal disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Sandy, Seaside Heights and other nearby towns experienced a 40 percent drop-off in tourism-related businesses this summer.
Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is working to integrate his widespread name recognition and larger-than-life persona into his campaign for the more detail-oriented, smaller role of New York City comptroller.
The last grand slam event of the tennis season began Monday right here in New York City.
The two Democratic candidates hoping to become the city's next comptroller picked at each other as they outlined their visions during a debate aired on CBS television and radio on Thursday night.
Brisk sales of a relatively new financial instrument called a catastrophe bond could help governments pay for disasters.
The Clinton Foundation is getting a new name and a prominent new senior official this fall: Hillary Clinton and her staff will move into the foundation’s offices to expand the organization's mission by developing new initiatives on women's and children's issues.
In New Jersey, a two-month campaign is beginning for U.S. Senate.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for a reform of the prison system, looking to reduce mass incarceration and eliminate laws that mandate minimum prison sentences for low-level drug offenses. The move comes as a federal judge ruled Monday that the NYPD's stop-and-frisk practices are unconstitutional.
As the city considers appealing a judge's decision that stop-and-frisk is unconstitutional, Mayor Bloomberg continues to defend the tactic as vehemently as ever.
The New York MTA is going into hurricane season with $100 million dollars less insurance against catastrophes than it had when Sandy happened.
Investors are betting against another Sandy-sized storm hitting New York City. The first ever bond tied to storm surge levels around New York city generated so much market interest that the bond has grown by 60%.
A parasite usually found in tropical or subtropical nations may have found its way to New Jersey and six other states, making some people sick, officials say.
Between Sandy and the wettest June on record, New Jersey's mature trees are falling down more frequently, making residents nervous. Some are even eyeing healthy trees, singling them out to be cut.
A court hearing about whether New York City officials improperly approved New York University's expansion plan focused on whether some of the land in question was park land.
In the first move of its kind by any U.S. transit agency, New York's MTA is is selling a "catastrophe bond" to investors so that it gets paid if there’s a Sandy-style storm over the next 3 years.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has reversed an Appellate Court decision that awarded an elderly couple $375,000 in exchange for part of their beachfront property on Long Beach Island.
The Obama Administration announced a delay of a key requirement of the Affordable Care Act - which has further confused uninsured Americans looking for coverage. How does this affect you? We answer 5 key questions.
Parts of Ortley Beach, Mantaloking, Like a Ghost Town 7 months post Sandy.