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Nine storm-battered buildings in Lower Manhattan have been deemed uninhabitable by city officials. Several buildings along South Street — with the addresses 104, 105, 106, 107 and 108 — have been issued red placards by the city Department of Buildings, according to city D.O.B. spokesperson Ryan FitzGibbon. A building situated at 502 Canal St. has […]

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After occupying space at two schools on the Lower East Side following Hurricane Sandy, Millennium High School’s students and teachers were happy to be back in their own building — though it is still under repair. On Mon., Nov. 26, the school returned to its 75 Broad Street location for the first time since it […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |   After tension and complaints nearly boiled over into a rent strike, residents of a Lower East Side affordable housing complex will be awarded rent refunds for the weeks they have been without power, heat or running water following Hurricane Sandy, the development’s ownership announced on Tues., Nov. 13. At a public […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Four days after Superstorm Sandy passed through New York City, Jennifer Hughes, an insurance broker who lives with her husband Kevin in Battery Park City’s Gateway Plaza, got a phone call from Jennifer Cannistraci, a former colleague and friend who lives on Staten Island. Cannistraci was O.K., she told Hughes. […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Many Chinatown entrepreneurs believe that the current emergency assistance programs led by the city, state and federal governments are not enough to help the small businesses fully recover from the detrimental effects of Hurricane Sandy. There is also a general consensus among business owners, politicians and community leaders that Chinatown’s economy […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE |  A gaggle of teenage girls emerged from the F train subway platform at East Broadway accompanied by a harried-looking parent. One of the girls already had her Smartphone out, most likely searching for the address of her new school building. Miles Chapin was waiting for them by the exit, his red umbrella […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Eleven days after Hurricane Sandy deluged Lower Manhattan, scores of South Street Seaport business owners convened at a newly formed task force imploring financial help from any agency that could provide it. Most of the few-dozen business owners who attended Community Board 1’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Small Business Task Force meeting […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  A host of Downtown businesses and residents will be displaced for weeks if not months due to the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. This and a slew of other storm-related issues were talking points at Community Board 1’s Executive Committee meeting held at Trinity Church on Sun., Nov. 4, where board […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Dozens of emergency patients were shipped out of New York Downtown Hospital prior to Sandy’s arrival in the tri-state area, marking the first time in the hospital’s 60-year-history that it had to evacuate its William Street facility. The task was daunting but necessary, as the safety of patients would have otherwise […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Arts organizations from around the city and the nation are swiftly responding to the needs of artists affected by Hurricane Sandy by making available emergency funding sources similar to those tailored to damaged businesses. The main difference between these funds and most business-related funding, though, is that the arts organizations are […]

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