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.
Memorial Day is the official start of summer for most Americans, the time when people on the coasts and inland start heading to the beach for a break. But this year the usual New York and New Jersey beach-goers will have to be resilient and ready to deal with the uncertainty of coastal communities still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Reporter Janet Babin of WNYC has been reporting on the recovery of the coastlines.
Amy Pearl and Janet Babin have made it to "The End" of coast check - they're in Montauk and even though it is wet and cloudy, they are on the beach.
Janet Babin, WNYC reporter, has been making her way up the coast from Cape May to Montauk to see how the coastline is doing ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.
Besides ruined docks and flooded homes and businesses, the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant dumped 2.2 billion gallons of raw and partially treated sewage into the Great South Bay, damaging it in ways not yet completely understood.
WNYC's Amy Pearl and Janet Babin are making their way along the coast for a pre-Memorial Day "coastcheck" to see what's changed since Sandy hit. They made their way to Long Island and checked in on Jones Beach then took a boat ride in the Great South Bay to Fire Island. The breach in Fire Island is a big topic of conversation. Listen as Amy Eddings, local host of "All Things Considered" checks in with Janet.
Seasonal beachgoers are returning to Long Beach and they are finding a few changes since Sandy hit.
Janet Babin and Amy Pearl found a beach-goer in Sea Bright, NJ who was looking forward to the holiday weekend but said "It’s not going to be the same."
"The idea is rather simple: you know you’re in a flood plain, and wouldn't the best idea be to take the town out of a flood plain?"
Seaside Heights is a beloved destination on the Jersey Shore. It's iconic roller coaster was just pulled out of the water last week. We checked in with reporter Janet Babin. Listen to her conversation with Amy Eddings.
In Seaside Heights, boardwalk attractions Jimbo's bar, are open and ready for Memorial Day.
The New Jersey Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in a case that could make it more costly for towns to build protective dunes on the beach.
WNYC reporter Janet Babin talks about post-Sandy real estate trends, and how recovery efforts and preparation for other storms has shaped housing prices in the area.
In some places, Sandy’s wrath is a reason to walk away from their homes as opposed to staying on and fixing them up.
The numbers of horseshoe crabs laying eggs this spring in New Jersey could be lower than normal, after Sandy destroyed more than 70-percent of the crab’s nesting grounds along the Delaware Bay.