After Summer: Sandy Check-In

Friday, September 06, 2013

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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.


Janet Babin, Laura Mercogliano and Terence Tubridy
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Comments [2]

RJ from prospect hts

I appreciate the need to get repairs done as quickly as possible for those--residents and businesses--that were hurt by Sandy.

I'm fascinated, though, by a comment Mayor Bloomberg made. He said "we" had done 7 years of work in 7 months. In comparison, we have public schools with toxic lights that have been dripping pcbs on students. He has protested that repairs/replacements must take 10 years and has only agreed to that number under public pressure. I realize this isn't strictly Sandy-related, but it makes me wonder about the mayor's priorities and choices.

Sep. 06 2013 11:34 AM

Never thought I'd say this but Gunnison Beach is totally flat! (Dunes gone, that is). & anybody know why the trees are dead?

Sep. 06 2013 09:33 AM

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