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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fire Island Breach

Monday, November 18, 2013

Will James, freelance journalist for The Wall Street Journal, contributor to The Atlantic, and author of the piece On Long Island Coast, An Unexpected Gift From Hurricane Sandy, discusses the breach in Fire Island caused by Sandy and the unexpected consequences and dispute about what to do about it.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics; Fire Island Breach; Fracking Founders

Monday, November 18, 2013

Capital New York’s Azi Paybarah and WNYC’s Brigid Bergin discuss what’s happening in New York City politics. Plus: Molly Ball of The Atlantic looks at the politics behind the Obamacare rollout and more national news; freelance journalist Will James explains why a breach on Fire Island caused by Superstorm Sandy has had an unexpectedly positive environmental consequence; author and Wall Street Journal writer Gregory Zuckerman discusses his new book, The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters; and we open the phones to hear where you’ve seen the new green outer borough taxis. 

The Brian Lehrer Show

After Summer: Sandy Check-In

Friday, September 06, 2013

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.

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WNYC News

Coast Check: The South Shore of Long Island

Friday, May 24, 2013

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.

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WNYC News

Coast Check on the South Shore of Long Island

Thursday, May 23, 2013

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.   

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WNYC News

Life After Sandy: Fire Island Rebounds

Friday, May 03, 2013

City dwellers are beginning to turn their attention to weekend getawaysat  the beaches of Long Island. On Fire Island, business owners are still cleaning up from Sandy, but are promising to be ready for the crowds this season.

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WNYC News

Massive Blaze in Fire Island Pines Destroys Commercial District

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A devastating blaze in Fire Island Pines that took hundreds of firefighters nearly a day to bring under control destroyed most of the resort's summer businesses.

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WNYC News

Blaze Destroys Buildings on Fire Island

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Personnel from 28 local volunteer fire departments are working to put out fires in a Fire Island community more than 14 hours after the blazes were first reported.

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WNYC News

Keeping an Eye on Earl

Friday, September 03, 2010

Hurricane Earl has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm. Beaches around here were closed today, boats pulled out of the water in anticipation of the storm. But Earl has not kept New Yorkers from heading to the shores of Long Island, hoping to get in a few days of R&R this Labor Day weekend.

And among those vacationers are a number of members of the WNYC staff -- including our morning hosts Soterios Johnson, who is on holiday in East Hampton, and Richard Hake, out on Fire Island.

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