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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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New Jersey News

For One Beach Block, Rebuild on Hold

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

WNYC

Fielder Avenue in Ortley Beach was one of the worst hit blocks at the shore. Sandy destroyed 10 homes, and badly damaged most others. WNYC has been visiting the block and collecting the stories of residents and their struggles to rebuild.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Post-Sandy Rebuilding Rush

Thursday, March 07, 2013

WNYC investigative reporter Robert Lewis discusses a government-approved $776 million effort to rebuild in flood-prone areas, as a WNYC and ProPublica investigation revealed.

Read Robert's story and see the map.

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WNYC News

In Red Hook, Fairway Reopening Seen as Post-Sandy Milestone

Friday, March 01, 2013

Red Hook’s Fairway market is re-opening to much fanfare — but the renovated store has yet to incorporate new flood precautions into the building four months after Sandy floodwaters shuttered the store. Andy Zuleti, general manager, told WNYC “we’re exploring a lot of options, but haven’t done anything yet.”

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New Jersey News

FEMA Aid Deadline for NJ Approaches

Thursday, February 28, 2013

WNYC

The deadline for New Jersey residents who suffered losses from Sandy to register with FEMA for disaster assistance or apply for low-interest loans from the Small Business Administration is Friday.

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WNYC News

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan Weighs in On Use of Sandy Aid

Thursday, February 07, 2013

"It's the most flexible money that we have in our whole toolkit, if you will, of federal efforts after disasters."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Plan to Buy Back Flood Zone Property

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

New York Times reporter Thomas Kaplan discusses the likely offers forthcoming from the state to buy your home if it's in the 100-year flood plain.

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WNYC News

New NYC Flood Maps Add 35,000 Structures to Danger Zone

Monday, January 28, 2013

Twice as many homes and businesses in and near the city would be in flood zones under new maps that may force more property-owners to buy flood insurance, complicate post-Sandy rebuilding for some and confront others with the choice of building higher or paying considerably more for insurance.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

To Rebuild or Not to Rebuild After Sandy

Monday, January 28, 2013

Janet Babin, WNYC Reporter, discusses her story on the question of whether to rebuild after Sandy--and talks about her road trip along the coast from Cape May all the way to Montauk.

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WNYC News

SEE | Sandy by the Numbers

Monday, January 28, 2013

We've collected key numbers around the Sandy story, three months after the storm.

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WNYC News

As Cold Snap Hits, Some Sandy Victims Still Lack Heat

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

As temperatures dip many residents of the Rockaways, an area hard hit by Sandy, are among the 8,200 still without power in the aftermath of the powerful storm that tore through the seaside community.

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New Jersey News

Seaside Heights Faces ‘Economic Suicide’ If Boardwalk Isn’t Rebuilt by May

Friday, January 18, 2013

The iconic boardwalk where generations of families and teens got their first taste of the Jersey Shore is being rebuilt after it was destroyed by Sandy. Seaside Heights Mayor William Akers says the boardwalk should be restored by Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sandy Recovery Bill in Congress

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for Politics and Investigations, and Andrew Grossman, reporter for the Wall Street Journal, discuss the Sandy recovery aid moving through Congress.

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New Jersey News

Sandy Aid Debate Heats Up in the House

Monday, January 14, 2013

This weekend, in several towns hit hard by Sandy in both New York and New Jersey, residents turned out at impromptu "Walk A Mile In Our Shoes" rallies aimed at keeping pressure on Washington to pass the $50.7 billion dollar relief bill.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Big Ideas

Thursday, January 10, 2013

New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney discusses recovery along the state's coast, and whether or not he's planning a gubernatorial run this year. Plus: Eliot Spitzer on AIG's decision not to join a lawsuit over the federal bailout; analysis of Governor Cuomo's State of the State address; and the decline in international adoptions.

WNYC News

City Hospitals Suffered $800M Worth of Sandy Damage

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

New York City’s Health and Hospitals Corporation estimates the damage from Sandy will exceed $800 million. The nation’s largest public hospital system announced the preliminary tally Tuesday with Senator Charles Schumer, who is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency for financial help.

 

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WNYC News

Cuomo To Include Disaster Preparedness Plans in State of the State Address

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Governor Cuomo says he intends to propose several recommendations from a disaster preparedness commission in his State of the State message, to help the state better cope with major storms in the future.

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WNYC News

Three Commissions Set to Make Post-Sandy Recommendations

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

It's been ten weeks since Sandy hit our region, and reports are coming due for the three commissions investigating the state's readiness for another storm. New emergency planning for hospitals has been a key focus.

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WNYC News

Finding Temporary Solutions While Facing the Daunting Task of Rebuilding

Monday, December 31, 2012

Gigi Liaguno-Dorr, owner of the destroyed Jakeabob’s Bay restaurant, has been hard at work. Seven days a week, she’s been going back and forth between sorting relief supplies at the borough hall and trying to get her business back on its feet. She says that despite the progress that’s been made, things remain up in the air for many people.

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New Jersey News

FEMA Flood Maps Point to Changes in Coastal Construction

Monday, December 24, 2012

As homeowners who suffered losses from Sandy start to rebuild following the storm, FEMA has released new flood maps for ten coastal counties in New Jersey. New maps for New York City and Westchester are expected soon.

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