Midland Beach


Fed Up With Rebuilding Delays, One Sandy Homeowner Sells

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Homeowners are feeling frustrated with delays in the Buy it Back program, 10 months after it began accepting applications and 17 months after Sandy hit.



Rebuilding in the Flood Zone, the Same Way as Before

Monday, October 28, 2013

Some homeowners in the neighborhoods hardest hit by Sandy are ignoring federal guidelines to prepare for the effects of climate change when they rebuild.

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More Dunes for Staten Island, but Not for One Hard-Hit Neighborhood

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

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.

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Deadly Topography: The Staten Island Neighborhood Where 11 Died During Sandy

Monday, February 25, 2013

When Sandy hit, one section of Staten Island's Eastern Shore was particularly vulnerable: it sits in a bowl, several feet below a road that usually protects it from storm surges. See where 11 people died when the storm surged.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

After Sandy: Midland Beach

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bob Dennis, parish manager for St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church in Midland Beach talks about how the parish is recovering from Sandy and what the community needs to keep going. Also, Christine Mignone-Morena, owner of Bedazzle Dance Studio on Midland Ave., talks about reopening her business and how the students in her classes are responding to the damage in the community and Tracy Lotz, homeowners and member of the board of the Midland Beach Alliance, talks about her experience as a homeowner, and what new flood zone maps might mean for Midland Beach residents.

Also, Janet Babin, WNYC reporter, checks in from Freeport, New York on her road trip from Cape May to Montauk.

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Breezy Point and Midland Beach Residents Say They Need Sandy Aid

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

As the $60.4 billon Sandy aid package remains stalled in the House of Representatives, residents of two of New York City's hardest hit neighborhoods are calling on Congress to act.

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Staten Island Sandy Volunteers Concerned About City Scrutiny

Sunday, December 02, 2012


In the aftermath of Sandy, volunteers set up local donation centers where residents could pick up hot meals, dry clothes and cleaning supplies. In some cases, these centers have been run by churches and other formal organizations. But others have been led by volunteers and now there is a growing concern among these smaller-scale operations about increased scrutiny from the city.

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