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Sandy Recovery

WNYC News

Tampered Engineering Reports Only the Beginning for Sandy Victims

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Experts warn problems with adjuster estimates may be more widespread, but harder to find.

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WNYC News

Union Beach Flood Control Offers Hope to Sandy-Ravaged Community

Thursday, April 09, 2015

NJ Spotlight
Residents are thrilled by the news, while environmentalists await further details of ambitious waterfront construction plan

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WNYC News

Christie's Record on Sandy Recovery Is Hurting his Run for President

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

NJ Spotlight
The governor’s handling of the storm has already lost the backing of some well-heeled party faithfuls.

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The Christie Tracker Podcast

Sandy Recovery: 'New Jersey's Done a Terrible Job'

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

In this episode, a former Christie supporter delivers some harsh words, and the Governor gets ready for a return trip to New Hampshire.

WNYC News

Guarded Optimism on Reopening Sandy-Related Flood Claims

Friday, March 13, 2015

Announcement that insurance payouts will be reviewed follows months of growing complaints that compensation was unfair.

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WNYC News

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

NJ Accelerates Distribution of Sandy Aid

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

More than a year-and-a-half after Sandy, the state of New Jersey has distributed just about a third of the original batch of $1.8 billion dollars in federal aid.

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WNYC News

NJ Environmental Groups Cry Foul Over Sandy Plan

Friday, April 04, 2014

Some environmental groups are angry they didn’t have a say in plans to protect the state from future storms.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Shaun Donovan on Rebuild By Design

Thursday, April 03, 2014

New York City is set to launch the proposals for the post-Sandy Rebuild by Design project. Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, discusses the project and what comes next to help the area recover -- and prevent the next disaster.

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WNYC News

17 Months Later, Some Sandy Victims Still Waiting to Go Home

Friday, March 28, 2014

A year and a half after Sandy, more than 900 families remain displaced by the storm.

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WNYC News

Sandy Victims Question Christie at Latest Town Hall

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The governor heard about ongoing flood problems and wrangling with insurance companies, but overall, it was a gentler crowd than he's seen of late.

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New Jersey News

NJ Demolishes First Sandy Buyout Home

Thursday, March 13, 2014

After spending 25 years in their Sayreville, NJ, home, Theresa and Marty Kuczynskis watched as it was reduced to rubble in only 30 minutes.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Christie's Sandy Recovery Problem

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for Politics and Policy at WNYC, explains why Chris Christie is sticking by Port Authority chair David Samson, and Matt Katz, New Jersey Public Radio and WNYC reporter, explains how the slow distribution of Sandy aid money is dogging Chris Christie's reputation and further damaging his chances to be the GOP presidential nominee in 2016.

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WNYC News

Chris Christie Holds First Town Hall Since Bridgegate

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Governor Christie will hold his first town hall meeting with constituents - the first since members of his administration were directly linked to the order to close down traffic lanes at the George Washington Bridge in an apparent act of political payback.

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New Jersey News

Christie Runs on Rocky Economic Record

Sunday, November 03, 2013

WNYC

Gov. Chris Christie is making his case for re-election, in part, by portraying himself as a savior of New Jersey's economy. Here's an examination of his biggest economic development program.

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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 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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WNYC News

In New Jersey, a (Rational) Fear of Trees

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

WNYC

Between Sandy and the wettest June on record, New Jersey's mature trees are falling down more frequently, making residents nervous. Some are even eyeing healthy trees, singling them out to be cut.

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Transportation Nation

R Train Service to Halt Between Brooklyn, Manhattan

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

There will be no R train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan for at least a year starting in August as the MTA shuts down a key tunnel to repair damage sustained during Sandy, officials say. 

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The Takeaway

The Post-Sandy Recovery of New York and New Jersey's Coastlines

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day is the official start of summer for most Americans, the time when people on the coasts and inland start heading to the beach for a break. But this year the usual New York and New Jersey beach-goers will have to be resilient and ready to deal with the uncertainty of coastal communities still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Reporter Janet Babin of WNYC has been reporting on the recovery of the coastlines.

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