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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |   At a Real Estate Board of New York forum on Feb. 28 mayoral candidate and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn left no doubt about her priorities. “Responding to Hurricane Sandy in a comprehensive way is the largest infrastructure challenge of our time, in my opinion,” she said.  “It’s about […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | New Yorkers who haven’t yet filed with FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) for grants or loans to help recover from Sandy damage now have an extra month in which to file. The deadline, previously Feb. 27, has been extended for 13 counties in New York State to March 29, […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE  | Some home and business owners learned in October that just because their building is not located in Flood Zone A, it does not necessarily mean the area is without flooding risks —Superstorm Sandy’s 14-foot storm surge caused some reevaluation of areas throughout New York City that are at lower elevations. The […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  In the months since Superstorm Sandy wiped out many small Lower Manhattan businesses, owners report that they have pursued every government financial aid program that seemed to offer help, but mostly to no avail. Now Congress has authorized $51 billion for Sandy relief, with $1.7 billion earmarked for New York […]

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A few days before Superstorm Sandy struck the city, Mayor Mike Bloomberg advised residents in Flood Zone A to put together their “go bags” and stock up on first aid supplies. If you were one of those left wondering what goes in a “go bag”, don’t be alarmed — Community Board 1’s Quality of Life […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Facing a room full of Greenwich Village residents who had lost their electricity during Superstorm Sandy, David Gmach, director of public relations for Con Edison, said it wasn’t the company’s fault. “The flooding was on a level that had not been predicted,” he said, “and was much worse than anything […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Facing a room full of Greenwich Village residents who had lost their electricity during Superstorm Sandy, David Gmach, director of public relations for Con Edison, said it wasn’t the company’s fault. “The flooding was on a level that had not been predicted,” he said, “and was much worse than anything […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  Hundreds of people gathered in the New School’s auditorium on Saturday morning armed with notebooks and laptops, but there was no school to attend or test to be taken, unless it comes years in the future, in the event of another disaster like Hurricane Sandy. Entitled, “Charting the Road to Resilience: […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  As many city activists and officials continue to call for the construction of storm barriers or new seawalls in the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation, urban planning experts gathered at The Cooper Union last week to discuss ideas for community and infrastructure-based solutions to the problems that the city’s coastal areas […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Facing a room packed with Village residents, David Gmach, director of public relations for Con Edison, had the task of explaining to them why the power went off in most of Lower Manhattan during Superstorm Sandy and why it stayed off for days thereafter. During Hurricane Irene, there were around […]

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