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WNYC News

City's Sandy Repair Program to Wrap Up Next Week

Friday, March 22, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he expects all post-Sandy Rapid Repairs work to be finished by next week.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Seaport Developments

Thursday, March 14, 2013

As the South Street Seaport area recovers from Sandy, the City Council holds a hearing on the development deal for Pier 17. Julie Shapiro, news editor at DNAinfo.com, talks about that deal and the New Amsterdam Market petition.

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WNYC News

Noreaster Strikes Sandy Scarred Areas

Friday, March 08, 2013

WNYC

Residents in many New Jersey coastal communities battered by Sandy watched with dread this week as wind swirled and flood waters spilled onto highways and door steps as the latest Nor'easter unfurled up the east coast.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

After Sandy: Mold

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Michael Reilly, Director of the Division of Planning and Response at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness and Assistant Professor of Clinical Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public, talks about the threat of mold in buildings after Sandy, and what it could mean for public health during the ongoing recovery.

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WNYC News

South Street Seaport Businesses Struggle Post-Sandy

Friday, March 01, 2013

Four months after Sandy, few tourists and New Yorkers are plying South Street Seaport's cobblestone streets. The neighborhood's derelict feel conjures up a phrase no business owner wants to hear: ghost town.

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New Jersey News

Flood Insurance Claims Delayed and Diminished

Friday, March 01, 2013

WNYC

Many New Jersey homeowners badly-affected by Sandy are still struggling to repair their damages and rebuild.  But thousands who filed flood insurance claims months ago, have yet to receive the money they need to pay for that work. That's causing a lot of finger pointing from Trenton to Washington.

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WNYC News

Lower Manhattan Has Bounced Back from Sandy, Study Says

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Four months after Sandy, downtown Manhattan has largely recovered, according to a study from the Downtown Alliance.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Lessons From The Netherlands Post-Sandy

Thursday, February 28, 2013

NY1's Juan Manuel Benitez and Josh Robin talk about their travels to the Netherlands in search of lessons about storm mitigation for our region post-Sandy. Their special is called "Fighting the Tide" and the Spanish-language series is "Contra viento y marea"

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WNYC News

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Agree to Speed Up Insurance Money to Sandy Victims

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Federal mortgage agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have agreed to help Sandy victims in New York get their insurance money quicker and with fewer headaches, the Cuomo administration announced Tuesday. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Protecting Hoboken

Monday, February 25, 2013

Will walling in Hoboken prevent the next Sandy? Dawn Zimmer, mayor of Hoboken, discusses her ideas for protecting the city against future storms, including building two walls to protect from flooding.

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WNYC News

NY Singles Out Unresponsive Insurers Post Sandy

Thursday, February 21, 2013

WNYC

Thousands of Sandy victims have complained since soon after the storm struck that their insurance companies were failing to help them in a timely manner.  Now, New York State’s Department of Financial Services has vindicated those complaints – at least somewhat.

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WNYC News

Sandy Victims Waiting Weeks for Relief Checks, Study Finds

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Thousands of Sandy Victims in New York have been forced to put off repairs to their damaged homes as they wait weeks for insurance checks, according to an investigation by the state's Department of Financial Services.

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WNYC News

Sandy Evacuees Say They Are Still in Hotel Limbo

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Thousands of families that evacuated during Sandy remain in temporary hotel situations with no concrete plan to get them back into permanent housing, according to the evacuees and groups advocating on their behalf.

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New Jersey News

Debris Removal Firm Has Deep NJ Political Ties, Report Finds

Monday, February 04, 2013

The Christie administration was quick to sign up with a Florida firm to help clean up the state after Sandy. The firm, Ashbritt, specializes in expediting Federal Emergency Management Agency payments for debris removal for local governments. It also has given close to $300,000 dollars to both the Republican and Democratic Governors Associations, according to The Star-Ledger.

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WNYC News

Last Day for Sandy Victims to Apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Monday, February 04, 2013

Monday is the last day for New Yorkers and New Jerseyans affected by Sandy to apply for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance. 

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New Jersey News

Wave of Out-of-State Builders Has NJ on Guard

Sunday, February 03, 2013

New Jersey is seeing an unprecedented wave of home improvement contractors from out-of-state, looking to cash in on repairing the tens of thousands of homes damaged by Sandy, according to state officials. The state's Division of Consumer Affairs is warning that failure to do some basic research could cost home owners dearly.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

After Sandy: Midland Beach

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bob Dennis, parish manager for St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church in Midland Beach talks about how the parish is recovering from Sandy and what the community needs to keep going. Also, Christine Mignone-Morena, owner of Bedazzle Dance Studio on Midland Ave., talks about reopening her business and how the students in her classes are responding to the damage in the community and Tracy Lotz, homeowners and member of the board of the Midland Beach Alliance, talks about her experience as a homeowner, and what new flood zone maps might mean for Midland Beach residents.

Also, Janet Babin, WNYC reporter, checks in from Freeport, New York on her road trip from Cape May to Montauk.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Midland Beach, SI; Gun Trafficking; Walking NY

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Staten Island saw the highest death toll from Sandy. Residents and business owners from Midland Beach, Staten Island, discuss the recovery. Parish Manager Bob Dennis talks about the role of St. Margaret Mary Church and Christine Mignone-Morena talks about reopening her dance studio in the community. Then, our January series on guns concludes with a look at trafficking and the Glock in cities; walking the city through different eyes. Plus: President Obama has said that he’d have to think “long and hard” before allowing his kids to play football. Would you?

WNYC News

Sandy Fraud Boom Feared

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

WNYC

New Jersey state officials are beginning to discuss how to manage the spending of their portion of the $50.5 billion Sandy relief package that was approved by the Senate yesterday, and some officials are concerned there are not adequate controls in place to monitor how the money is spent. 

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New Jersey News

Christie: NJ Adopting Feds' Advisory Flood Maps

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Governor Chris Christie says New Jersey is adopting the advisory flood maps released last month by the federal government to help guide rebuilding following Sandy.

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