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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Play ball! The Downtown Little League will be able to play this season on the storm-damaged fields in Battery Park City, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, announced in a statement to Downtown Express Fri., Jan.18. He said after getting help from the New York Mets, the Battery Park City Authority has expedited […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  Verizon plans to finish repairing most of the damaged phone lines in Lower Manhattan by the end of January, but the wounds from Superstorm Sandy are far from closed. When Sandy’s storm surge flooded areas of Lower Manhattan, deluging basements with saltwater, much of the communications network was destroyed. In the […]

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BY KAILTLYN MEADE  |  Superstorm Sandy’s damage caused more than one headache to building owners and operators Downtown, and recently, caused a private preschool program to rethink its decision to open an outpost in Lower Manhattan’s Financial District. Instead, they are moving into the landmarked Archive building in Greenwich Village. A little more than 2 […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | One of the first acts of the newly sworn-in 113th Congress was to vote on a $9.7 billion bill to fund the National Flood Insurance Program. After having taken the oath of office the day before, the House of Representatives passed the bill on the morning of Jan. 4, 2013. The bill […]

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FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has just opened a disaster recovery center in Southbridge Towers, Store Number 10, at 66 Frankfort St. Staff can help victims of Superstorm Sandy with Small Business Administration (S.B.A.) loans, hazard mitigation and other information. The hours are Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. except for New Year’s […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  As many await more information about forthcoming federal grants, small business owners impacted by Superstorm Sandy will now at least be getting some free help from accountants across the New York City area. Last week the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants announced the start of a three-month volunteer […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  New York is a city where anything can happen, and it does. Last week, Susan Henshaw Jones, Ronay Menschel director of the Museum of the City of New York and president of the South Street Seaport Museum, received a letter enclosing a check for half a million dollars to help […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Superstorm Sandy’s arrival in New York City on Oct. 29 was a dividing line between the city that was, the city that is and the city that will be. Some businesses will never reopen. Some communities will never be the same. Because of measurable climate change and sea level rise, […]

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The deadline for New York State homeowners, renters and business owners whose premises were damaged by Superstorm Sandy to get their completed applications for disaster relief to the U.S. Small Business Administration has been extended from Dec. 31, 2012 to Jan. 28, 2013. Residents of New Jersey and Connecticut have until Dec. 31, 2012. The […]

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The deadline for New York State homeowners, renters and business owners whose premises were damaged by Superstorm Sandy to get their completed applications for disaster relief to the U.S. Small Business Administration has been extended from Dec. 31, 2012 to Jan. 28, 2013. Residents of New Jersey and Connecticut have until Dec. 31, 2012. The […]

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