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WNYC News

Christmas Arrives Early in the Rockaways

Sunday, December 23, 2012

At a banquet hall usually reserved for wedding receptions in Howard Beach hundreds of families affected by Sandy received an early Christmas surprise courtesy of the relief group Secret Sandy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Closer Look at the Robin Hood Foundation

Friday, December 21, 2012

Deborah Winshel, president & COO of the Robin Hood Foundation, talks about the foundation and its mission, and answers questions about where the money in its relief fund will go.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Garbage in the Garden State

Friday, December 21, 2012

Bob Martin, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, discusses how the state is handling debris removal and waste management after Sandy. 

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WNYC News

Intrepid To Reopen Following Sandy

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum is working to reopen this week for the first time since Sandy hit. The museum, which is based on a retired aircraft carrier anchored on Manhattan's West Side, sustained heavy damage to its Welcome Center and the electrical systems on its pier.

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WNYC News

Beach Dunes Spark a Battle After Sandy

Monday, December 17, 2012

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Despite ample evidence that big sand dunes protected some of New Jersey's coastal towns from Sandy's storm surge, the idea faces opposition from many local residents who don't want to give up their land or view.

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New Jersey News

Christie Announces Support for Sandy-Stricken Small Businesses

Friday, December 14, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appeared Friday afternoon in the storm-battered beach town of Seabright to announce a series of measures to help small business owners get back on their feet.

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WNYC News

City's Disaster Food Assistance Program Under Fire

Friday, December 14, 2012

The city's Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) is taking fire from critics. The initiative offers one month of food stamps to residents in areas affected by Sandy.

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WNYC News

Area of Expected Flooding Rises for NJ

Friday, December 14, 2012

New flood maps for New Jersey predict water levels to climb several feet higher than previous estimates when major storms strike the state.

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WNYC News

NY Elected Officials Continue Push for Sandy Relief Aid

Friday, December 14, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo held a meeting on Friday to coordinate a broad-based push between elected officials, and business and labor leaders, to get Congress to move on more than $60 billion in Sandy relief aid.

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WNYC News

CEOs, Governors Push for Sandy Storm Aid

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on Thursday issued a powerful plea to Congress: Don't leave for the holidays until you decide on aid for states battered by Sandy.

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WNYC News

Senate Dems Offer Sandy Disaster Aid Package

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Senate Democrats have quickly cobbled together a $60.4 billion disaster aid package for New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Sandy in late October.

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WNYC News

Learning From Irene, Lessons Guide NY Officials on Sandy

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Despite its relatively small cost ($1.3 billion awarded so far in federal aid for the double wallop of Irene and tropical storm Lee), the experience of going through Irene is giving New York’s state and federal officials a leg up on Sandy recovery efforts. It’s also helping them to manage expectations.

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New Jersey News

Locals Blast JCP&L

Monday, December 10, 2012

More than a hundred people turned out Monday night in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, at the first of a series of public hearings by the state's Board of Public Utilities, as part of a review of how the state's power companies handled Sandy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Getting Up

Friday, December 07, 2012

The Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook suffered major flooding after Sandy. Three members of the community from different areas of the Red Hook talk about recovery and what they expect from the next storm. Plus: the latest on the cease-fire in Gaza and what it means economically; a look at what the next emerging markets might be, going beyond the Brazil-Russia-India-China format known as BRIC; and your calls on your fantasy mayoral candidates for New York City.

WNYC News

City Tows Cars Without Notice from Storm-Damaged Areas

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Some New Yorkers say their cars are being towed from Sandy-affected areas without warning, and the city confirms, it’s true.

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New Jersey News

Trenton Zeroes In on Utilities

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

A State Senate panel used a public hearing to press the state's power utilities on the long outages that followed the unprecedented damage wrought by Sandy. The state senators on the Budget and appropriations Committee also questioned them about a lack of communication between the utilities and local officials in the weeks that followed the unprecedented storm.

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WNYC News

Some Sandy Aid On Way, But Larger Request Remains in Hands of Congress

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The first federal funds for New York City's Sandy recovery have been approved and are on the way to the tri-state area, but there was no news about the larger amount, $80 billion, that area lawmakers seek for post-Sandy recovery. Instead, lawmakers started poking holes in the full-court press from New Jersey and New York officials.

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WNYC News

Calling a Hotel Home, For Now

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Thousands of storm victims are currently staying in New York City hotels. The accommodations range from high end midtown Manhattan hotels to the West Side YMCA. And while many are grateful to have a roof over their heads, more than anything, they want a permanent place to live again.

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WNYC News

Tales from Two Senators on Sandy

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Congress is taking its first hard look at the damage from Sandy amid appeals for tens of billions of dollars in additional disaster assistance to rebuild from one of the most destructive storms ever to hit the Northeast.

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WNYC News

Downtown Businesses Still Struggle After the Storm

Thursday, November 29, 2012

One month after Sandy, business is still very much disrupted in downtown Manhattan.

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