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The Brian Lehrer Show

Here's Why Thousands of Sandy-Damaged Homes Still Haven't Been Rebuilt

Monday, September 08, 2014

The city's post-Sandy Build it Back program, has been bogged down with red tape for years. What will it take to get homeowners finally back on track?

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WNYC News

Sandy Recovery Costs Up 50% and City Calls That a Victory

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Back-office work for the city's Build it Back program turned out to be more time-consuming to handle.

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Transportation Nation

It's Baaack: Full G Train Services Resumes After 5 Weeks of Repairs

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The G train is running normally again following an intensive burst of work to repair Sandy-related damage.
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Rinse and Repeat? No Easy Fix to Chronic Flooding

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

NJ Spotlight
Some homes in New Jersey have flooded dozens of times, costing the national flood insurance program millions of dollars.

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City's Sandy Recovery Program Expected to Meet First Deadline

Friday, August 29, 2014

The city's Build it Back program is expected to meet its self-imposed deadline of writing 500 reimbursement checks and beginning construction on 500 Sandy-damaged homes by Labor Day.

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WNYC News

Peak Hurricane Season Is Here. Are You Ready?

Friday, August 01, 2014

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With peak hurricane season underway for New York, city officials are urging residents to make sure they're prepared.

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Sandy Victims Skeptical of Cuomo's Home Elevation Initiative

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cuomo is expanding the state’s Sandy rebuilding program with an optional, state-funded home elevation initiative.

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Creator of NYC's Build It Back Says, 'Everybody's Mad'

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The city's former director of housing recovery operations acknowledges that the Sandy rebuilding program was unsatisfactory, but says the solution has to begin in Washington.

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HUD Takes Whack at NYC's Build it Back

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Feds paint dismal picture of Sandy rebuilding program – or at least as it was when they visited in March. 

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De Blasio Removes Firm Overseeing Sandy Rebuilding Program

Friday, July 18, 2014

Homeowners complained that the first repair job did not get underway until March, nine months after the firm received its contract.

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For this Staten Islander, Density Is Answer to Sandy's Wrath

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The president of a borough known for its love of sprawl says (slightly) taller buildings are worth it, in the wake of Sandy's wrath.

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1,500 Buildings Caught Between the Next Flood and a Hard Place

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Flood-proofing older apartment buildings in the wake of Sandy could cost almost as much as the buildings are worth.

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New Jersey Says 'Mea Culpa' on Sandy Aid

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dozens of municipalities will now receive additional funding, while others will see their aid money reduced, after an investigation found that the state mishandled a Sandy grant program.

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Feds Say Some Sandy Aid Money is Flowing Too Freely

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Many homeowners are still waiting for much-needed Sandy aid, but federal inspectors say New York and New Jersey have failed to stop duplicate payouts to others.

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Overhaul Outdated NY Telecom Rules, Groups Demand

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Advocates and elected officials say Albany can improve New Yorkers' phone and internet service.

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Transportation Nation

Meet the MTA's Reinvention Committee

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A former U.S. DOT secretary will be co-chairing a group tasked with preparing New York City's transit system for the ravages of climate change — and the city's changing demographics.

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WNYC News

These Homes Took a Licking and Kept on Costing Taxpayers

Monday, June 23, 2014

The flood insurance system keeps putting money into repairing properties that are at risk for flooding again - more than $1 billion has gone to repair damaged homes and businesses.

 

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Transportation Nation

NJ Transit Now Knows Where to Put Its Trains When a Storm Comes

Thursday, June 12, 2014

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A year and a half after Sandy, NJ Transit now has a comprehensive plan to handle weather emergencies.

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New Jersey News

Hoboken Mayor Zimmer and Her Big Sandy Check

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

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A pot of federal Sandy funds that Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer famously alleged to be part of an illegal Gov. Christie shakedown scheme will come to the city after all.

At an event Monday in Little Ferry, notable for Zimmer's absence from the stage and Christie's refusal to take questions, ...

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Out of Sandy Misery Come a Berm and Better Park for the Lower East Side

Monday, June 02, 2014

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Anti-flood system for Manhattan is big winner in contest for federal funds.

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