Temporary flood protection systems have been around for centuries: think sand bags. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's climate resiliency plan unveiled Tuesday imitates more modern systems in use in Europe and elsewhere in the Midwest.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is recommending that the city look into creating a new neighborhood along the East River shoreline as part of his wide-ranging plan to get the city to prepare for climate change.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is scheduled to unveil a wide-ranging plan Tuesday calling for hardening the city's coasts and other measures to prepare for climate change.
The federal government has issued new flood maps for New York City that will make it a lot easier, and cheaper, to live along the coast.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is parting from the mayor on a key area of disaster-preparedness: whether the city should maintain a registry of frail and homebound residents to help contact them in case of hurricanes or other emergencies.
Studies calling for levees, flood gates that would have protected Staten Island, Coney Island and the Rockaway fell by the wayside due to lack of money, neighborhood opposition and environmental concerns.
The New York City public housing agency is taking cues from how residents behaved after Sandy in order to survive the next storm better.
The last of New York City’s hospitals devastated by Sandy has fully reopened after six months of repairs.
New Jersey's plan would keep all bought-out properties as open space in perpetuity. New York's would not.
Federal officials says government meteorologists did a good job forecasting Sandy last October, but a poor job communicating the dangers the storm surge would pose.
"Are there going to be strings attached?” — Michael Murr, of hard-hit Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, who is paying for repairs to his home out of pocket.
Only a third of New York City residents in the most vulnerable coastal areas of the city evacuated before Sandy, according to a survey released Friday.
Visitors to many New York City beaches later this month will be met with an unusual sight: giant boxes held aloft on pillars and supports.
In some places, Sandy’s wrath is a reason to walk away from their homes as opposed to staying on and fixing them up.
It's been six months since Hurricane Sandy caused flooding and destruction throughout the region. Matthew Schuerman, WNYC editor, and Scott Gurian, freelance reporter, discuss their reporting on the recovery, from the re-building in Long Beach, Long Island to how federal money is being used to improve infrastructure.
Plus: your six-month calls. How is the recovery going in your area? If your home was affected by the storm, have you decided whether to stay and do nothing, to renovate for flood prevention, or to move away from the shore altogether? Call 212-433-9692 or post your story here.
The city of Long Beach broke ground this weekend on its new boardwalk: 2.2 miles long, it will feature special braces that will tie the planks to the supports and a concrete wall that will hang down from in front of the boardwalk like a skirt, to break the waves the next time the Atlantic rises up against it.
The Cuomo administration is telling homeowners to expect to get a lot less money if they want their Sandy-damaged properties to be bought out by the state.
A $20 million study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on how to protect the Northeast from future hurricanes is going to look at a radical idea: relocating people who live too close to the water further inland.
Instead of sitting around behind lecterns arranged on a stage, several candidates in the New York City's mayor race boarded a boat Tuesday to discuss Sandy and other waterfront issues at a forum sponsored by the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance.
The New York City Parks Department will begin building dunes and berms next month in several places along the East Shore of Staten Island, but it is not reinforcing one of the hardest hit areas: Midland Beach.