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Sandy Aftermath

New Jersey News

Deadline Approaches for Flood Insurance Appeals

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

NJ Spotlight

Almost a year after the storm, Jersey shore residents and business owners are still fighting with their insurance companies over their Sandy damage claims.  They have just a few weeks left to file appeals of their flood insurance settlements, and many homeowners’ policies in New Jersey place a one year statute of limitations on filing lawsuits.

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WNYC News

The Hidden Enemy Sandy Left Behind

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

WNYC

Almost 11 months after Sandy, the corrosive effects of saltwater remain a very real danger. And that's had an effect on all kinds of local infrastructure, from the boardwalks in seaside towns in New Jersey to the subway lines in Manhattan.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Underneath New York

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Vanity Fair international correspondent, William Langewiesche, talks about his exploration of New York's underground infrastructure in the latest issue of Vanity Fair.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

After Summer: Sandy Check-In

Friday, September 06, 2013

We check in on several shore towns to see how the first summer after Sandy fared for business and tourism. WNYC reporter Janet Babin talks about how some towns along the Jersey Shore experienced a 40% drop-off in tourism business and decodes what this means about recovery from the storm’s damage. We'll also hear firsthand from business owners Terence Tubridy, co-owner of Bungalow Bar and Restaurant in Rockaway Beach, and Laura Mercogliano, owner and general manager of The Palms Hotel Fire Island as well as other Fire Island businesses in Ocean Beach.

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New Jersey News

The Jersey Shore's Summer That Wasn't

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

WNYC

Despite $5.57 billion in federal disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Sandy, Seaside Heights and other nearby towns experienced a 40 percent drop-off in tourism-related businesses this summer.

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Transportation Nation

NY MTA Has Less Catastrophe Insurance Than 2012

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

WNYC

The New York MTA is going into hurricane season with $100 million dollars less insurance against catastrophes than it had when Sandy happened.

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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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The Brian Lehrer Show

New York City Parks Commissioner

Friday, June 07, 2013

The water may be gone, but Sandy's influence continues. Veronica WhiteNew York City Parks Commissioner, discusses the state of New York City parks post-Sandy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Forecasting the Hurricane Season

Friday, May 31, 2013

Hurricane season starts tomorrow. James Franklin, branch chief of the Hurricane Specialist Unit at the National Hurricane Center, talks about how meteorologists tracked Sandy last year and what lessons were learned from that storm.  Plus, as the National Hurricane Center prepares their forecast for this year's hurricane season, he explains how predictions are made, how they can get better, and why they'll never be perfect.

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Transportation Nation

Christie Faces Climate Change Protest

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

WNYC

New Jerseyans protesting Chris Christie's climate change policies greeted the Governor as he appeared with President Barack Obama at the Asbury Park Convention Center Monday.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Coast Check Pre-Memorial Day

Friday, May 24, 2013

Janet Babin, WNYC reporter, has been making her way up the coast from Cape May to Montauk to see how the coastline is doing ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New York Aquarium Partially Reopens

Friday, May 24, 2013

The New York Aquarium partially re-opens tomorrowJon Dohlin, director of the New York Aquarium, talks about what to expect and how the aquarium has recovered after damage from Sandy, plus how they'll prepare for the next storm.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Verizon Looks to Cut the Copper Wire

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Verizon is hoping to pilot a new phone system that doesn’t rely on costly copper wiring in areas ravaged by Hurricane Sandy. Under a plan currently before regulators the telecommunications giant would turn home phones in areas like Fire Island into “tethered” cell phones. New York Times reporter Patrick McGeehan talks about the controversial switch.

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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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The Brian Lehrer Show

After Sandy: A Tale of Two Transit Systems

Monday, May 13, 2013

WNYC News metro editor Andrea Bernstein and Kate Hinds, producer/reporter with Transportation Nation, discuss their reporting on the differences between the MTA's and NJ Transit's preparations for Sandy and level of damage the two systems suffered from the storm.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

6 Months After Sandy: Real Estate Check-In

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

WNYC reporter Janet Babin talks about post-Sandy real estate trends, and how recovery efforts and preparation for other storms has shaped housing prices in the area.

 

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WNYC News

Sandy Damage Threatens Horseshoe Crabs and Migratory Shorebirds

Friday, April 19, 2013

WNYC

The numbers of horseshoe crabs laying eggs this spring in New Jersey could be lower than normal, after Sandy destroyed more than 70-percent of the crab’s nesting grounds along the Delaware Bay.

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WNYC News

Life After Sandy: Back in Business

Monday, April 15, 2013

It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions the past few weeks for Gigi Liaguno-Dorr, owner of Jakeabob’s Bay restaurant in Union Beach, New Jersey. Sandy damaged her building beyond repair, so after fourteen years of running the business, she was recently forced to take the difficult step of having it demolished.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

After Sandy: Renting at the Jersey Shore

Thursday, April 04, 2013

New York Times reporter Kate Zernike discusses the outlook for the vital summer rental market at the Jersey Shore post-Sandy.

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WNYC News

NY Budget Would Force Some Gas Stations To Wire Up for Generators

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

About 1,450 gas stations in and around New York City will be required to be wired to run on back-up generator power under the state budget expected to be passed Thursday.  

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