Tracey Samuelson


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Sandy Stress Invisible But Takes Toll

Monday, July 15, 2013


The emotional toll that Sandy is taking is not always apparent, but service providers are finding about 20 percent of the victims of the storm are experiencing significant problems.


House Jacker a Booming Business at Shore

Friday, June 28, 2013


As the Jersey shore tries to rebuild stronger to withstand future storms, there is a growing demand for companies that know how to raise a house. These companies are referred to as "house jackers" and they're doing a booming business in the Garden State.


New FEMA Maps Start Hunt for Insurance

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


FEMA has  released updated flood maps for four counties in New Jersey which drastically decreases the size of the areas deemed to be at the highest risk of flooding, compared with a version released last winter. That means many shore residents won't have to raise the elevation of homes as high.


Post Sandy: Jersey Shore Celebrates Memorial Day Holiday

Monday, May 27, 2013

As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has repeatedly promised, most of the beaches and boardwalks are open for tourists. But that's not to say that all is back to normal. Many towns and homeowners are still in the throws of rebuilding, and some are just beginning the demolition phase.


Unfinished FEMA Flood Maps Put Sandy Victims In Limbo

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Besides disaster assistance, FEMA also oversees the creation of flood maps, which are then used to set building codes and flood insurance rates. Superstorm Sandy struck as FEMA was updating those maps, and now some homeowners looking to rebuild face an expensive choice.


Mapped: Subway Stations With Wi-Fi Underground

Thursday, April 25, 2013

New York will have to wait until 2016 for Wi-Fi in all underground subway stations — putting it years behind other American cities like San Francisco, Boston and Chicago as well as international cities like Singapore and Hong Kong.

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Despite Problems After Sandy, Wireless Providers Resist Change

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Cell phones are as much a necessity as electricity or water in the digital era.  After Sandy knocked out service to more than one in four cell towers, how are wireless providers preparing for future storms?


New Tech City: Learning How to Make a Smartphone App

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Apple's App Store and Google Play have hundreds of thousands of smartphone apps. When it comes to the megabytes, however, apps are tiny things, taking up the same amount data as any 3-minute song you can buy on iTunes. So how hard is it to create one of these itsy-bitsy pieces of software?

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How to Build An App

Monday, December 10, 2012

In the world of business and tech, “mobile revolution” and “app economy” are the buzzwords of the moment. The meaning behind the hype: In a smartphone world, money will be made by those creating the programs that make smartphones smart: apps. For those who want to get in on the act, the good news is there are a record number of books, classes and websites to help you every step of the way. But the hype also clouds a very simple truth: It’s a lot easier to get started than it is to finish. Good luck.

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In Lower Manhattan, Sandy Grounds Some High-Rise Residents for Months

Friday, November 09, 2012

Beth Rice lives with her husband in a one-bedroom rental on the 11th floor of a luxury high-rise in the financial district. So while much of Manhattan begins to return to business as usual after the storm, Rice and her husband spent last week holed up in a 90-square-foot Midtown hotel room for $165 a night.

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Sandy Leaves Spotty Cellphone Service Its Wake

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

All the major cell phone carriers here in New York say their networks are having issues due to Sandy

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New Tech City: Networking and the Fast-Growing Trend of 'Coworking'

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

As Silicon Alley has boomed, so has the market for events that cater to tech sector employees and those that want to get their foot in the door at the city's start-ups.


Tech Booms in New York City, And So Do Meetups

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

As the New York City tech sector continues to grow, so too have the number of meetups, happy hours, demos and networking events – somewhere in the ballpark of hundreds a month are held throughout the city.

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Tour the Most Equal Community in America: Country Knolls, New York

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

In a time when the concern about growing income inequality has found outlets in the Occupy Wall Street protests and made its way onto the presidential campaign trail, this community doesn’t have to worry about the wage gap between its residents: Country Knolls, New York —  the place with the greatest income equality in the nation.

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New Tech City: Transportation and Tech Intersect as UNGA Gridlock Hits NYC

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Motorists may find their cars at a standstill as the UN General Assembly kicks off. Bottlenecks and detours are daily headaches for drivers and cabbies plying Manhattan's roadways. WNYC’s New Tech City looks at how technology is being used to help people travel around the city more efficiently.

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Looking at the Big Picture: How Big Data Gets Personal

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Texting a friend about dinner plans. Browsing websites at work. Checking email from home. Traveling with a smart phone. These are a few sources of ever-increasing sets of personal data released into the world and collected by companies on a daily basis, often unbeknownst to the individual. And the demand has never been greater.


To Be on Top, NYC Needs to Expand Broadband

Friday, June 22, 2012

New York City has aspirations to become the No. 1 technology hub in the country. But if the city wants to edge out Silicon Valley as the home of tech sector start-ups, it needs to boost the bandwidth of a limited resource — its broadband.

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A Journey to the Internet through Telecom’s Past

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The vocabulary of the internet includes words like “digital universe,” “cyberspace” and, now, the “cloud.” Most people think of the internet as nebulous, but — in New York City, at least — the internet’s infrastructure is a lot closer than it sounds. It's hiding in plain sight in the city’s old telecommunications buildings.

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Changing Food Truck Permitting Process Could Raise Millions

Friday, June 08, 2012

If New York City used a bidding system to issue food truck permits — much like it does for taxi medallions or park concessions — the city could add $37 million to its coffers.

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Hanging Up a Hallmark of the Trade, Doctors Swap Pagers for Smart Phones

Monday, June 04, 2012

It used to be that the only people who still used pagers were doctors and drug dealers. But any fan of Law & Order knows that drug dealers moved on to disposable cell phones long ago. Years after most people switched from pagers to cell phones, doctors kept beepers — but that may soon change. 

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