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New Jersey News

Symbol of Post-Sandy Hope Shutting Down

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Union Beach restaurant Jakeabob's Bay reopened after Hurricane Sandy at a temporary location in a different part of town but business didn't return to pre-Sandy levels.

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WNYC News

9 Key Findings From the Sandy Task Force

Monday, August 19, 2013

A federal task force charged with developing a Sandy-rebuilding strategy is calling to strengthen the region's electrical grids, protect gas supply chains and fortify coastlines, according to report released Monday.

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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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Preparing New York for the Next Storm

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg has announced his plans to prepare New York City infrastructure and operations for future storms. Seth Pinsky, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, discusses the $20 billion proposal.

→ Resources: Full Proposal | Bloomberg Presentation (PDF) | WNYC News Rundown | NYTimes Report

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WNYC News

City to Get $1.77B in Sandy Aid

Friday, May 10, 2013

"Are there going to be strings attached?” — Michael Murr, of hard-hit Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, who is paying for repairs to his home out of pocket.

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Transportation Nation

Slideshow: NJ Transit's Hoboken Terminal, Six Months After Sandy

Monday, April 29, 2013

The 106-year-old historically significant terminal is a Beaux-Arts beauty that boasts Tiffany glass. But immediately following Sandy, it played host to five feet of Hudson River water. Today, it's being rehabilitated.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Show: Six Months After Sandy

Monday, April 29, 2013

It's been six months since Hurricane Sandy caused flooding and destruction throughout the region. Matthew Schuerman, WNYC editor, and Scott Gurian, freelance reporter, discuss their reporting on the recovery, from the re-building in Long Beach, Long Island to how federal money is being used to improve infrastructure.

Plus: your six-month calls. How is the recovery going in your area? If your home was affected by the storm, have you decided whether to stay and do nothing, to renovate for flood prevention, or to move away from the shore altogether? Call 212-433-9692 or post your story here.

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WNYC News

6 Months After Sandy, Rebuilding but Not Necessarily Better

Monday, April 29, 2013

The city of Long Beach broke ground this weekend on its new boardwalk: 2.2 miles long, it will feature special braces that will tie the planks to the supports and a concrete wall that will hang down from in front of the boardwalk like a skirt, to break the waves the next time the Atlantic rises up against it.

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The Takeaway

Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Leaves Community Hurting but Hopeful

Monday, April 22, 2013

The sense of shock is settling in in West, Texas after last week's fertilizer plant explosion. Lauren Silverman, reporter for KERA in Dallas, Texas, provides an update on how the residents of West are coping and the process of rebuilding.

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WNYC News

Life After Sandy: Back in Business

Monday, April 15, 2013

It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions the past few weeks for Gigi Liaguno-Dorr, owner of Jakeabob’s Bay restaurant in Union Beach, New Jersey. Sandy damaged her building beyond repair, so after fourteen years of running the business, she was recently forced to take the difficult step of having it demolished.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Funds to Rebuild Post-Sandy

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

It's been just over five months since Sandy hit. Cas Holloway, NYC Deputy Mayor for Operations, discusses the federal Community Development Block Grant program and other post-Sandy rebuilding resources. 

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WNYC News

Demolition Crews Finish the Job Sandy Started

Monday, March 25, 2013

In the months since Sandy flooded thousands of homes in Union Beach, NJ, construction crews are demolishing between four and eight damaged buildings a day, leaving only rubble.

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The Takeaway

Lessons in Revitalizing Cities

Monday, March 04, 2013

With Detroit falling deeper into debt and the local government helpless to respond, governor Rick Snyder declared a financial emergency in the city on Friday. The next step is to appoint an emergency manager who will be tasked with turning Motown around.

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WNYC News

Sneak Peak at New Plans for Rockaway Beach

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

WNYC has obtained renderings of how the city's parks department plans to rebuild beaches in the Rockaways post-Sandy.

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WNYC News

Areas of Staten Island Hard Hit by Sandy Mull Buyout Option

Monday, February 25, 2013

A Staten Island neighborhood where three people died during Sandy will be the first to get state-sponsored home buyouts. Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined the planned program during a visit to the borough on Monday.

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WNYC News

Long Beach Gathers Opinions from Residents, Visitors on Boardwalk Rebuilding

Monday, February 18, 2013

The city of Long Beach, Long Island is collecting opinions from residents and visitors, as it moves forward with plans to rebuild its boardwalk. Officials say they’re hoping to replace at least part of the more than two-mile boardwalk, which was heavily damaged by Sandy, in time for the summer season.

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New Jersey News

Wave of Out-of-State Builders Has NJ on Guard

Sunday, February 03, 2013

New Jersey is seeing an unprecedented wave of home improvement contractors from out-of-state, looking to cash in on repairing the tens of thousands of homes damaged by Sandy, according to state officials. The state's Division of Consumer Affairs is warning that failure to do some basic research could cost home owners dearly.

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WNYC News

SEE | Sandy by the Numbers

Monday, January 28, 2013

We've collected key numbers around the Sandy story, three months after the storm.

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WNYC News

Sandy Aid Bill Faces One More Beltway Twist

Friday, January 25, 2013

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WNYC has learned that the $50-billion-dollar Sandy Relief bill will be voted on by the Senate Monday afternoon and it will be debated.

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WNYC News

A Look at the Challenges of Rebuilding the Jersey Shore

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Seaside Heights became the second New Jersey town to award contracts to rebuild its boardwalk this week. WNYC examines the perils of rebuilding along the Jersey shore and some mitigation measures the state is looking at.

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