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WNYC News

Hudson River Park To Finally Get Power Back After Sandy

Friday, May 17, 2013

The power has been out in parts of Manhattan's Hudson River Park since Sandy. But businesses on Pier 45 in the West Village and Pier 84 at West 44th Street will finally have electricity by the end of the day Friday.

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Transportation Nation

NJ Transit's Hurricane Plan, Revealed, is Sparse

Friday, May 17, 2013

New Jersey Transit has released its hurricane plan. Even so, portions of the, slim, three-and-a-half page plan remain blacked out, including -- significantly -- information on where trains would be stored during hurricanes. Some $120 million of NJ Transit trains stored in low-lying areas during storm Sandy were flooded.  Since then, the agency has been fiercely secretive, going so far as to black out the date that the hurricane plan was drawn up, citing security reasons.

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WNYC News

Justice Dept Dings City's Evacuation Plan for Disabled

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Disability Rights Advocates allege that the city's emergency response plan fails to include the needs of the disabled. A lawsuit has been underway in federal court and the Department of Justice recently submitted a report to the judge supporting the advocates claims.

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WNYC News

Christie Details Sandy Buyout Plan

Thursday, May 16, 2013

New Jersey's plan would keep all bought-out properties as open space in perpetuity. New York's would not.

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Transportation Nation

New York's MTA Takes First Steps Toward Hardening Subway Against Future Storms

Thursday, May 16, 2013

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Here's part of the MTA's problem in post-Sandy world: six subway stations are located in the Lower Manhattan flood zone, and those stations have 540 openings -- manholes, stairways, elevators, hatches and vents -- that could allow water to flow underground. As the authority prepares for future storms, it needs to figure out how to secure each one of those openings.

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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

Judge Rules City Must Keep Sandy Evacuees in Hotels

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A judge has ruled that the city must continue to pay for hotel rooms for 890 Sandy evacuees who still don't have permanent homes to move into. The city tried to end the hotel program April 30th but Legal Aid sued, arguing the date was set arbitrarily.

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WNYC News

Sandy Post-Mortem: What's Up With This Storm Surge?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Federal officials says government meteorologists did a good job forecasting Sandy last October, but a poor job communicating the dangers the storm surge would pose.

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WNYC News

NY Attorney General Subpoenas 7 Nassau County Offices in Sandy Probe

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman subpoenaed Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano's office and six other county agencies Tuesday as part of a probe into post-Sandy debris-removal contracts.

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WNYC News

Map Your Beach Memories

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

We're mapping your memories of the beach - from childhood to before Sandy. To use this map, drag the pin to the location of your pre-Sandy coastal memory to share the details and a photo.

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New Jersey News

Sandy's 'Forgotten Child' Struggles to Recover

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WNYC

Most of the attention on Sandy’s impact has focused on coastal areas, but several inland towns were also devastated, including the small, Bergen County borough of Moonachie.

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Transportation Nation

Report: In 2012 Feds Spent More on Extreme Weather Cleanup Than on Schools, Roads

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

WNYC

In the wake of our report on the costs to New Jersey Transit of Hurricane Sandy, a national report says extreme weather clean-up cost U.S. taxpayers nearly $100 billion -- or $1,100 per taxpayer.  That's according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, a national environmental group.

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New Jersey News

Watch Live: Submerged Seaside Heights Roller Coaster Removed

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

WATCH LIVE: The partially submerged Seaside Heights roller coaster is being excavated from the ocean at this hour. The hulking frame of the Jet Star has become a symbol of Sandy's destruction along the Jersey Shore.

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Transportation Nation

New Jersey Transit Ignored Climate Change Warnings

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

WNYC

New Jersey Transit commissioned a study on climate change. But the report didn't raise alarms, and when Sandy roared in, the nation's largest statewide transit agency was overwhelmed, leaving trains in low-lying areas and suffering $120 million in damage to a flooded fleet.

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New Jersey News

Submerged Seaside Heights Roller Coaster to Be Removed

Monday, May 13, 2013

The roller coaster in Seaside Heights, N.J., that has become the symbol of Sandy’s wrath along the Jersey Shore is finally being removed from its watery grave this week. “Once we have fully rebuilt Casino Pier it will be some sort of memorial or tribute to the storm and the resiliency of the Jersey Shore,” said Casino Piers spokeswoman Toby Wolf.

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WNYC News

Nearly 7 Months After Sandy, Manhattan VA Fully Restores Service

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Manhattan VA is re-opening this week as a full-service hospital with a fully operational ER and the ability to house patients overnight almost seven months after the facility suffered extensive damage during Sandy.

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New Jersey News

NJ Supreme Court Wades Into Dune Debate

Monday, May 13, 2013

The New Jersey Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in a case that could make it more costly for towns to build protective dunes on the beach.

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Transportation Nation

How New Jersey Transit Failed Sandy's Test

Monday, May 13, 2013

The weekend before Sandy thundered into New Jersey, transit officials studied a map showing bright green and orange blocks. On the map, the area where most New Jersey Transit trains were being stored showed up as orange – or dry.

And it might have been a good plan. Except the numbers New Jersey Transit used to create the map were wrong.

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New Jersey News

Auctioning Comics to Restore Jersey Shore Staple Post-Sandy

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Comics have always been a big deal to the men in Brick Wenzel’s family. But when Sandy devastated his home and his business, Wenzel realized that the books had more than sentimental value – they had quite a bit of monetary value as well.

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WNYC News

After Months of Quiet, New York Aquarium Set to Make a Splash

Monday, May 06, 2013

VIDEO. For six months, the animals of the New York Aquarium have not seen any visitors besides their dedicated staff because damage caused by Sandy. They're eagerly awaiting the re-opening later this month, and the crowds that will — hopefully — follow.

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