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Sandy Aftermath

WNYC News

NY-NJ Economy Will Recover Quickly from Sandy: NY Fed

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said the New York-New Jersey regional economy will recover from Sandy by early 2013, but places like the Rockaways, Long Beach and parts of the Jersey Shore will need months and months more to bounce back.

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WNYC News

PA Takes Stock of Damage at Ports

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The region’s cargo port system may have been up and running six days after Sandy struck, but the storm's unprecedented storm surge left its mark and is prompting a review of past assumptions about its vulnerabilities to another Sandy-like event.

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WNYC News

Sandy Recovery: Comparing Notes on Cuomo and Christie

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Governor Chris Christie released more details about his Sandy rebuilding plans for New Jersey on Wednesday — outlining a similar approach to that of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. WNYC's Anna Sale has been comparing the request to that of Governor Andrew Cuomo's and provides analysis.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Seeks More Disaster Aid for Sandy Victims

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is seeking to inject some urgency into getting tens of billions of dollars in new federal aid flowing to victims of Sandy, but Congress seems reluctant to move quickly as it wrestles with the nation's budget crisis.

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New Jersey News

NJ's Damage From Sandy Nearly $37B

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Wednesday that his state needs $36.8 billion in federal aid for Sandy recovery — that includes $7.4 billion in mitigation projects.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Giving Check-In 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

With so much money having been donated for Sandy relief and during the election cycle, many non-profits are worried that there will be a “giving hangover” this holiday season. Sol Adler, CEO of 92nd Street Y and founder of "Giving Tuesday", and Willie Rapfogel, executive director of Met Council, a social service agency, discuss how organizations are looking to raise money and the possibility of deduction reform as part of the "fiscal cliff" negotiations.

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WNYC News

Explainer: Breaking Down FEMA Math

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

In New York, both Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Andrew Cuomo released updated damage estimates for Sandy. There was a key difference in their calculations. WNYC's Anna Sale has been looking into the math — and the politics behind it — and provides analysis of the numbers.

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WNYC News

Top LIPA Exec, Trustee Announce Resignations

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Another top executive and a trustee of the Long Island Power Authority have announced their resignations.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

School Report Cards

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter and contributor to SchoolBook, talks about this year's report cards for NYC high schools, plus updates the status of the system in the month since Sandy.

 

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New Jersey News

Officials Tackle Daunting Task of Rebuilding NJ Coastal Towns

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

As state officials began a series of hearings to map out how New Jersey plans to rebuild the coast, which is the heart of a $38 billion tourism industry, more questions than answers were raised as a Senate committee began exploring how best to recover from the storm. It could be a long time before any consensus is reached.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Says $19B in Public, Private Sandy Losses

Monday, November 26, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg estimates Sandy caused a whopping $19 billion in losses in New York City. He's asking federal lawmakers to put up nearly $10 billion to reimburse both government agencies and private businesses.

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WNYC News

Cuomo: Sandy Cost NY $42B in Damage, Loss

Monday, November 26, 2012

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says Sandy ran up a nearly $42 billion bill on New York and the state and New York City will make big requests for disaster aid from the federal government.

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WNYC News

Payphones Enjoy A Resurgence of Relevance, Post-Sandy

Friday, November 23, 2012

The payphone, which seemed to turn into a bit of a relic in the cell-phone age, is getting a modern day make-over.

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WNYC News

Stories from the Storm

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

It's been almost a month since Sandy, a storm for the record books. WNYC checks in with some of the many people we met while reporting on the aftermath.

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The Takeaway

As Thanksgiving Approaches Sandy's Aftermath Still Looms Over the Northeast

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

It's the day before Thanksgiving but here in New York City and just miles away in New Jersey, there is a looming feeling that thousands of people may not have a home, a dining table, or a kitchen to celebrate the holiday. Cindy Rodriguez, a reporter for WNYC, has been covering the story.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: What Plans Did Sandy Derail?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sandy not only caused displacement and destruction for some communities, but also derailed plans for many in the tri-State area. Were you starting a business, thinking of moving, anticipating an event, or planning anything else that was derailed by Sandy? Big or small - post your story here or call 212-433-9692!

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New Tech City

Interactive Digital Maps Show City's Changing Landscape

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

You still see lots of tourists unfolding and refolding paper maps on New York City streets, but most of us use applications on our smartphones to find the closest subway stop or Starbucks.

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New Tech City

New Tech City: Using Digital Maps to Study Disaster Preparedness, History

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Digital maps play a huge role in everyday tasks — from finding a restaurant to a friend’s apartment. But they’re also playing a large part in serious pursuits like disaster cleanup and rebuilding. This week, New Tech City looks at mapping before and after Sandy, as well as a the process known as “map warping.”

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WNYC News

City Extends Gas Rationing Through Friday

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is extending the gas rationing system in New York City through the Thanksgiving holiday.

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WNYC News

HUD Secretary, a New Yorker, Details Approach for Sandy Rebuilding

Friday, November 16, 2012

A day after President Barack Obama tapped him to lead the regional planning for rebuilding after Sandy, the Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Shaun Donovan, laid out his approach to the federal government's long-term effort during a visit to a disaster relief center in New Jersey on Friday.

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