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The Takeaway

In the Face of Disaster, Would You Stay?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It’s been one year since Hurricane Sandy struck the fragile coasts of the New York and New Jersey, but it sometimes seems that the anniversary of one disaster is never far from another. But through the most difficult of times, there exists the shared experience of the people, and specifically the people who stay. That’s the subject of photojournalist Michael Forster Rothbart’s new TED book called “Would You Stay?”

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Transportation Nation

UPDATED: Is The MTA Prepared For Another Sandy?

Monday, October 28, 2013

WNYC

Here's what we know: the MTA is applying for $4.5 billion in federal funds to fortify New York's transit system against future storms. What we don't yet know: will the authority figure out how to to seal off the mouths of the 14 tubes that lie beneath the city's waterways?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Sandy and the New York Arts Community

Monday, October 28, 2013

A year after Sandy, many parts of the New York arts community are still struggling to get back on their feet. Glass artist Renee Radenberg, lost her home and art studio in the storm surge. Zach Feuer is the owner of Zach Feuer Gallery, which lost roughly 700 pieces of art. Kevin Cunningham is artistic director of 3-Legged Dog Media and Theater Group, which suffered severe water damage.

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WNYC News

Ellis Island Reopens Nearly a Year Since Sandy

Monday, October 28, 2013

Ellis Island is open to visitors again for the first time since Sandy destroyed some of its infrastructure. It's a little empty, though. The artifacts from the immigration museum won't return until the spring.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Sandy and the City: A Year Later

Monday, October 28, 2013

WNYC's Matthew Shuerman discusses what’s changed and what hasn’t since Sandy hit New York—from waterfront development to disaster planning to how the discussion of  storm recovery in the mayor’s race.

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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

WNYC

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

A Year After Sandy, Is PATH Ready for Future Storms?

Monday, October 28, 2013

Sandy caused $300 million in damage to the PATH system, snarling the commutes of tens of thousands of riders. A year later, the Port Authority says PATH is prepared. But is it?

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WNYC News

Rebuilding in the Flood Zone, the Same Way as Before

Monday, October 28, 2013

Some homeowners in the neighborhoods hardest hit by Sandy are ignoring federal guidelines to prepare for the effects of climate change when they rebuild.

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WNYC News

Seaport Merchants Unite for a Comeback One Year After Sandy

Monday, October 28, 2013

A year after Sandy flooded the South Street Seaport with eight feet of water, some small businesses are still closed, but many have re-opened over the past few weeks and there's a spirit of optimism.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Rent Control and A Year After Sandy

Monday, October 28, 2013

Robert Fogelson tells the history of rent wars in New York and the invention of rent control. And we'll look at how Sandy has changed the city.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Nina Totenberg; Sandy Legal Help; StoryCorps

Monday, October 28, 2013

A year after Sandy, legal and insurance tangles persist. Yisroel Schulman of the New York Legal Assistance Group takes your calls on what kind of legal help is still available. Plus: NPR’s Nina Totenberg on this Supreme Court term; Dave Isay on StoryCorps on ten years of personal stories; and the election series 30 Issues in 30 Days continues with transportation week, and we’ll start with cars and how to manage New York’s roads.

WNYC News

Life After Sandy: One Year Later

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Early on Oct. 29, 2012,  tropical storm Sandy, churning through Atlantic Ocean waters in an easterly direction along America's Eastern Seaboard, hit a high pressure cold front and curved north-northeast.  It was a left turn that became a left hook, aimed straight at the ribs of New Jersey.  

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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

In Limbo, Long After the Waters Rose

Friday, October 25, 2013

WNYC

On Oct. 29, 2012, Cherell Manuel and three of her kids escaped rising Sandy flood waters on Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway. On Friday, they’ll be transferred to their fourth hotel since the storm hit. After a while, Manuel said, you stop unpacking.

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WNYC News

New York and New Jersey Homeowners Waiting for Hurricane Sandy Aid

Thursday, October 24, 2013

WNYC

A year after Hurricane Sandy, homeowners in New York and New Jersey are still waiting for disaster assistance that hasn’t come.

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WNYC News

One Year Since Sandy, Little has Changed on Fielder Avenue, Ortley Beach

Thursday, October 24, 2013

WNYC

One Year After Sandy, Ortley Beach Still Suffers

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WNYC News

Red Hook Hurricane Drill a Reminder of NYCHA's Unfinished Sandy Repairs

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

As the one-year anniversary of Sandy approaches, public housing residents in Brooklyn came out Wednesday to receive disaster-preparedness information from the New York City Housing Authority.

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WNYC News

Sandy Survivors Still Grappling with Memories of Those They Lost

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WNYC

One of Sandy's less visible effects is the mental and emotional toll it continues to take on the people who lived through it. For a year, Jim O'Grady has been visiting neighborhoods in Staten Island that suffered the highest death rate from the storm. He talked to three people who, like thousands in our area, are still grappling with the trauma of that night.

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Schoolbook

One Year Later, a Middle School Revisits Sandy

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sandy took a heavy toll on certain schools in New York City, including one on Staten Island school that saw many of its students displaced. The kids are back now, and they've been learning techniques to cope with the memories, one year later. 

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