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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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BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  A few weeks out from the holiday season, things are looking pretty grim for the families whose lives and livelihoods were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. But a disaster has once again proven that New Yorkers are resilient and work together to support their communities. One such New Yorker, Christina Tropiano — […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | The First Precinct, which serves the southern tip of Manhattan, is in mourning, having lost one of its own the night of the storm surge. Police officer Artur Kasprzak, 28, a six-year department veteran, died while ushering seven family members to safety inside his flood-ravaged home on Staten Island during Hurricane Sandy. […]

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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 & KAITLYN MEADE  |  Battery Park City has received most of the city’s media attention following Hurricane Sandy. But, of all the neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan, the South Street Seaport suffered the most damage, having experienced an eight-foot water surge that destroyed the interiors of many area businesses. Front Street business owners, […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  In Sandy’s wake, after the carnage and terror of the night before, by Tuesday morning, Oct. 29, there was relative calm and silence in Manhattan. By then, most Battery Park City residents had heeded Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s mandatory evacuation order and had fled to other parts of the city or […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  The Board of Elections will probably have to move some polling sites on Nov. 6, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced at a press conference on the morning of Nov. 1. In answer to a question on how Sandy will affect the voting process in the city, Bloomberg replied that while power was […]

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