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Your R Train Tunnel Outage Survival Guide. BONUS: Fun Flowchart

Thursday, August 01, 2013

WNYC

Wondering how to get to work next week when the R Train stops running between Manhattan and Brooklyn? We've got you covered with a list of all the options and a handy, printable, subway flow chart.

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New Jersey News

Business Slow at the Beach

Thursday, August 01, 2013

It's standard practice around this time of year. As we head into the home stretch of the summer beach season, it's expected that shops and restaurants along the Jersey shore will grumble about the weather and its impact on their bottom line. But this year, obviously, is very different.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Takes Next Step on Post-Sandy 'Seaport City'

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is moving forward on one of the the most controversial elements of his vision for a post-Sandy New York: acres of new development that would extend out from Lower Manhattan into the East River.

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Transportation Nation

During R Train Outage, a Ferry Alternative - Briefly

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

WNYC

The coming outage of the R train tunnel under the East River will inconvenience straphangers from Bay Ridge and Sunset Park. A ferry will serve as a low-cost option, but not for very long. 

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New Jersey News

Two Days Left for Homeowners Affected by Sandy to Apply for Grants

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

WNYC

The deadline for Sandy victims in New Jersey to apply for the Homeowner Resettlement Program is this Thursday, and Gov. Chris Christie said there is still money to distribute.

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New Jersey News

For This Homeowner, FEMA Maps Went Wrong Way

Thursday, July 25, 2013

WNYC

For most people, recent changes to FEMA maps bring good news – many homeowners have been moved to less-risky zones and therefore may not have to elevate their homes or make other costly changes. But in very rare cases, the risk rating has gone the other way.

 

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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

Town by Town, Jersey Shore Rebuilds Without State Plan

Monday, July 22, 2013

NJ Spotlight

Over the past 30 years, several research reports and the state’s own Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) warned that the Jersey Shore was overbuilt and that a storm like Sandy would cause widespread destruction. New Jersey Public Radio has reviewed internal DEP documents that even recommended a strategic retreat from the water’s edge, but that language disappeared after Gov. Chris Christie took control of the office in 2010. 

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WNYC News

N.Y. A.G. Criticizes Charities for Delays Delivering Sandy Aid

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is criticizing charities for moving too slowly to deliver donations for Sandy victims.

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New Jersey News

Seeking Patience, Christie Announces Some Sandy Buyouts

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The state of New Jersey has issued its first round of buyout offers for Sandy-ravaged homes in Sayreville — and Governor Chris Christie says dozens more offers are on the way.

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New Jersey News

Sandy Stress Invisible But Takes Toll

Monday, July 15, 2013

WHYY

The emotional toll that Sandy is taking is not always apparent, but service providers are finding about 20 percent of the victims of the storm are experiencing significant problems.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Can the Jersey Shore Be Saved?

Monday, July 15, 2013

New Yorker staff writer John Seabrook discusses the effort to protect New Jersey’s beaches in an age of superstorms like last year’s Hurricane Sandy. His piece “The Beach Builders: Can the Jersey Shore Be Saved?” appears in the July 22 issue of The New Yorker.

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WNYC News

Candidates' Visions for Post-Sandy New York Look Much Like Bloomberg's

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Here’s a campaign oddity: Democratic candidates running for mayor who by-and-large agree that many of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ideas on a particular subject are good ones.

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New Jersey News

"Stronger" Than The Backlash?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

WNYC

Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University joins New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst to talk about a backlash to New Jersey's "Stronger Than The Storm" ad campaign. People object to everything from the governor appearing in a publicly funded tourism ad while running for re-election to the "cheesy" music used in the spots.

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New Jersey News

New FEMA Maps Start Hunt for Insurance

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

WHYY

FEMA has  released updated flood maps for four counties in New Jersey which drastically decreases the size of the areas deemed to be at the highest risk of flooding, compared with a version released last winter. That means many shore residents won't have to raise the elevation of homes as high.

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WNYC News

After Sandy, Trusting Neighborhoods Bounced Back Faster, Survey Finds

Monday, June 24, 2013

WNYC

It's not all about money. To dig out from the damage left behind by Sandy, some more ephemeral assets of a neighborhood can make a difference.

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The Takeaway

FEMA Releases New Flood Insurance Maps for New Jersey

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

FEMA has released new maps that have greatly reduced the number of homes located in the highest-risk zones, and a great number of homeowners once concerned about what to do with their homes are now relieved. New Jersey Public Radio's Scott Gurian explains.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Monona Rossol Talks Mold

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Last fall, flooding from Superstorm Sandy resulted in mold damage in many homes, and industrial hygienist Monona Rossol helped us figure out how to prevent and treat it. Now that we're coming into humid summer weather, we'll take a look at how successful remediation efforts have been, and how we can prevent recurrences.

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WNYC News

Do You Live in the City's New Evacuation Zones?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Nearly 3 million New Yorkers' homes are now in evacuation zones that cover more than a third of the city's population, under new maps released Tuesday.

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Transportation Nation

As the G Train Door Closes, Citi Bike's Window Opens

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

When New York's MTA closes the three northernmost stations on the G line later this summer, riders may have commuting options beyond shuttle buses: the transit agency is in talks with Citi Bike about the expansion of the city's bike share system to the affected areas.

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