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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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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  “The most amazing thing is, it went from there to here in about 30 seconds — then it came back, went back, in its time.” As a diesel generator thrummed loudly and gave off fumes outside the Ear Inn bar near the western end of Spring Street. Wednesday morning around 10 […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  More than 200,000 residents and businesses in Lower Manhattan remained without power Wednesday, as New York began picking up the pieces from the record-breaking destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. It will take until Friday or Saturday for power to be restored in Downtown and the Lower East Side, according to John […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY |  In a shaky yet mainly successful start to the National Guard’s increased presence in Downtown Manhattan following the impact of Hurricane Sandy, on Thursday night hundreds of desperate residents welcomed a massive delivery of food and water outside a Lower East Side public housing complex. The Guardsmen were originally scheduled to […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER |  With the imminent arrival of Hurricane Sandy contributing glowering skies to the festivities, the interior of the Statue of Liberty reopened on Sunday following a year of renovations. The reopening ceremony took place the day before the subways shut down. It was the 126th anniversary of the statue’s dedication, with West […]

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Two Bridges community rallies to help trapped seniors

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  As people across the city worked to recover from the impact of Hurricane Sandy, a group of seniors trapped in a Lower East Side building — without electricity, water or adequate food supplies — were being saved from the brink of despair by community leaders, city workers and volunteers who came […]

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Tribeca fared better but Manhattan Youth heavily damaged

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Most buildings in Tribeca survived the record-breaking Superstorm Sandy that ravaged the area — with the exception of Downtown’s largest youth community center. The Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center was completely submerged in water in the hours after the storm passed through the city, rendering its space kaput, according to executive […]

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Hurricane Sandy leaves W.T.C. largely unscathed

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS |  Though the World Trade Center didn’t incur significant damage, the complex had sizeable water accumulation in its basements that workers were still pumping out at press time on Friday. Some 200 million gallons of water from New York Harbor poured into the 16-acre site during the storm, according to the Port Authority […]

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