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Life After Sandy

WNYC News

Is the Jersey Shore Ready for Summer?

Friday, May 23, 2014

The first summer after Sandy was tough for many beach towns. As the second begins, the recovery in many places is just getting underway.

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WNYC News

Shoddy Public Housing Boilers Cost City $1 Million a Month

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The 26 temporary boilers the New York City Housing Authority installed after Sandy are costly and unreliable. Residents say they smell, too.

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New Jersey News

Newarkers Asked to Avoid Low-Lying Areas Ahead of Nor'Easter

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

WNYC

Newark Mayor Luis Quintana is urging residents to avoid streets considered flood areas, singling out streets near the Passaic River that may be particularly vulnerable during the nor'easter.

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WNYC News

NYU Hospital Throws Sandy Birthday Party, But Is It Just a PR Stunt?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

On the anniversary of Sandy, the hospital marked the occasion in an unusual way: by holding a birthday party for the babies who had been evacuated after the storm hit back, and inviting the news media along. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Building Human Infrastructure in the Rockaways

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

In the year since Sandy, affected neighborhoods have started to rebuild, but also prepare for their response to the next storm.  Jaime Jordan, one of the founders of Rockaway Help, talks about the work she and her neighbors are doing in the Rockaways to build up social infrastructure as a key part of disaster response.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

One Year After Sandy: Lessons Learned, Challenges Ahead

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It's one year since Hurricane Sandy battered the region. WNYC editor Matthew Schuerman and reporter Janet Babin discuss where we've been over the last year, including things that have changed and things that haven't but should. Plus, your calls: What lessons did we learn over the last year, and what comes next? Call 212-433-9692 or post below.

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WNYC News

Sandy Minute-by-Minute: 8 AM, Driving to the Old Neighborhood

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Thousands of people's lives and daily routines have radically changed as a result of Sandy. Judy Hickerson lived with her husband in Waretown, New Jersey, and she had the maximum amount of flood insurance. But a year after Sandy, she’s still spending her Friday mornings dreaming of the day things will return to normal.

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Sandy Minute-by-Minute: At 4 PM, Signs that a School is Back

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

One year ago, Sandy took its toll on thousands of New Yorkers -- and dozens of New York City school buildings. Scholars' Academy in Rockaway Beach has been slowly rebuilding after the storm flooded the building's first floor.

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WNYC News

Sandy Minute-by-Minute: 6 PM Every Sunday, Fast Food Instead of Family Feast

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bill Owens and his family essentially lost their house during Sandy. But what he really misses are the family Sunday night dinners.

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WNYC News

Sandy Minute-by-Minute: 10 AM, Taking the Great-Grandson to the Park

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A great grandmother tries to calm a boy's fears about storms.

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Sandy Minute-by-Minute: At 12 PM, Cleaning and Cleaning

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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Ileana Ingram of Ortley Beach, New Jersey, most remembers Sandy when it's time to clean her house. 

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WNYC News

Sandy Minute-by-Minute: 5 PM, Picking Up the Mail on an Empty Lot

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sandy impacted the lives of thousands of people a year ago today. For Lambros Vlachakis, it’s around 5pm that he thinks about it the most. That’s when he hops in his truck and drives from his rental in Toms River across the bridge, to Seaside Heights, New Jersey. He pulls up to the empty gravel lot where his home sat before Sandy damaged it beyond repair.

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WNYC News

Sandy Minute-by-Minute: At 1 PM, Working in an Empty Restaurant

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A year after Sandy, things remain difficult for many business owners along New Jersey’s coast. For Gigi Liaguno-Dorr, owner of Jakeabob’s Bay restaurant in Union Beach, New Jersey, it’s around 1 pm every day that she thinks about it the most. The lunchtime crowd disappeared after the storm and has yet to return.

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WNYC News

Sandy Minute-by-Minute: At 11 AM, It's Sandwich Time

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Many of those not directly harmed by Sandy came out to help. At Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn, the volunteers are still coming, a year later.

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WNYC News

Life After Sandy: Minute by Minute

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Thousands of people in New York and New Jersey found their daily routines changed after Sandy. One year after the storm, here's what some people experience today as a result.

Browse and listen to the stories, and tell us about a specific time of day that Sandy has changed your life.

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WNYC News

Sandy Minute-by-Minute: At 7 AM, Living Without a Boardwalk

Monday, October 21, 2013

Rockaway resident John Cori says the loss of the beloved boardwalk is a daily reminder of the storm and how far the area has to go. As someone who used to work at the World Trade Center, he say it reminds him of the physical losses of that tragedy.

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WNYC News

1 in 10 New Yorkers Might Be at Risk in Case of Evacuation

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WNYC

Think we learned something from all those Sandy stories of disabled people trapped in high-rises struggling to survive? Think again.

Disability rights groups are suing New York City in Federal Court saying the city's emergency plans are discriminatory and violate federal laws. A ruling could come any day now.

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WNYC News

International Relief Charity Opens First U.S. Clinic in Rockaways

Monday, September 23, 2013

The relief group Doctors of the World, which operates in war torn nations like Syria, Mali and Somalia is opening its first U.S. clinic, in the Rockaways. The organization provided aid immediately following Sandy and decided to set up a brick and mortar medical clinic in Rockaway Beach, Queens.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Is the Jersey Shore Repeating the Same Mistakes?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Scott Gurian, a reporter for a collaboration between New Jersey Public Radio and NJSpotlight.com to cover the Sandy rebuild, joins us to discuss the rebuilding process along the Jersey Shore, and concerns that it is not being done in a responsible way

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New Jersey News

Christie Announces Grants to Elevate Flood-Prone Homes

Monday, July 22, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has announced a program to provide residents of flood-prone areas grants of up to $30,000 to elevate their homes to protect them from future storms. Priority will be given to homeowners who suffered the most damage from Sandy and face the greatest risk of future flooding.

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