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WNYC News

Breezy Point Won't Have to Go Public to Get Dunes

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The private beach community on Rockaway Peninsula has found a way to avoid opening up its beaches to the public.

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WNYC News

New Survey Lets You Design New Rockaway Boardwalk

Thursday, October 31, 2013

What kind of boardwalk would you like to walk on? One with smooth concrete or or one that's rougher? Colorful or sparkly? The Parks Department is seeking input from the public before it finalizes plans to rebuild the Sandy-damaged boardwalk in the Rockaways.

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WNYC News

Sandy Minute-by-Minute: Commuting by Sea at 6:30 AM

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Life changed for thousands in our region almost a year ago when Sandy blew in. For Raul Romero, a resident of Rockaway Beach, that change is most evident every morning when he boards the Sea-Streak Ferry for his morning commute.

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Schoolbook

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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sandy One Year Later; Jon Meacham; NYC Taxis; Urban Trends

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sandy hit one year ago today. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman and Janet Babin talk about lessons learned and stories unfolding a year into the recovery. Plus: Jon Meacham discusses his book about Thomas Jefferson and the current state of Washington politics; a focus on the future of New York City taxis; a new exhibit at the Guggenheim about the future of urban innovation; and a close look at neighborhood organizing in the Rockaways.

The Takeaway

Recovery in The Rockaways A Year After Sandy

Monday, October 28, 2013

It was a year ago this week that Super Storm Sandy hit the beaches of New York and New Jersey. Each neighborhood hit by Hurricane Sandy has a story. As our Senior Producer Jen Poyant explains, in the neighborhood of the Rockaways, the story of Sandy has become a story of waiting—waiting for financial assistance, waiting for the permits to rebuild, and waiting for friends and neighbors to come home for good.

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WNYC News

Wrestling, Job-Like, With Meaning After Sandy

Monday, October 28, 2013

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A hundred Sandy survivors gathered at The West End Temple in The Rockaways on Sunday to hear about, and from, a Biblical character who famously faced calamity. Four actors read a portion of the Book of Job in a flood-damaged sanctuary still undergoing repairs.

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Transportation Nation

Free Ride: New York's MTA to Waive Fares for Some Subway Lines on Sandy Anniversary

Friday, October 25, 2013

Some of the MTA's hardest-hit subway lines will be free on October 29.

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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

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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WNYC News

New Sandy Relief Grants to Target Volunteer Groups

Monday, July 01, 2013

While those affected from Sandy continue to rebuild, there's new help for volunteers.

The non-profit Citizens Committee of New York will be awarding micro-grants of up to $2,000 to support volunteer-led groups, rather than individuals.

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WNYC News

Catching the Wave: Black Surfing Scene Takes Off in the Rockaways

Thursday, June 20, 2013

"I was like, ‘Wow, black guy surfing?’ And they were all crowding around him like he was freaking Mick Jagger or something." — Louis Harris, who was inspired to surf by fellow black athlete.

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Schoolbook

Rockaway Students Create Post-Sandy Documentary

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sixth graders at the Scholars' Academy in the Rockaway's now have a permanent record of their experiences following Sandy: a documentary they produced with the help of professional teaching artists.

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WNYC News

3D Map: Virtual Tour of NYC Under Flood Waters

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What would the FEMA flood zones released this week look like flooded with water? Now you can see.

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Transportation Nation

A Train Service to the Rockaways To Be Restored at Noon on Thursday

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The posters are being hung in the subways, so we know it's official: seven months after being knocked out by Sandy, the A train will once again run to the furthest reaches of eastern Queens.

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WNYC News

Army Corps Envisioned Hurricane Walls for NYC 50 Years Ago

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Studies calling for levees, flood gates that would have protected Staten Island, Coney Island and the Rockaway fell by the wayside due to lack of money, neighborhood opposition and environmental concerns.

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Transportation Nation

A Train Service to the Rockaways To Begin May 30

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A train service over Jamaica Bay will resume seven months after Sandy washed away the tracks.

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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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WNYC News

Would-Be Homebuyers Inspect Repaired Basement, Mimosas in Hand

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Realtors go the extra mile to sell in a neighborhood vulnerable to storms.

+ Sandy Damage Prompts Some to Walk Away

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WNYC News

'Hacktivists' Work on Software for Sandy Recovery and Future Disasters

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Six months after Sandy struck much of the eastern Seaboard, a group of ‘hactktivists” are working out ways digital technology can improve the response to future disasters.

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