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B.M.C.C.’s trailers are gone

BY JOSH ROGERS | (Originally posted March 31, 2014)  The “shantytown” temporary trailers which educated displaced B.M.C.C. students after 9/11 and assisted in Lower Manhattan’s recovery after Hurricane Sandy, are finally gone from West St. after more than a dozen years Downtown. “It’s finally, finally over,” a happy and relieved Barry Rosen, spokesperson for the […]

BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER with JOSH ROGERS | In a building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard where battleships were once built, on June 11, Mayor Michael Bloomberg outlined plans for another battle that the city will be fighting for decades to come — the battle to address the risks presented by climate change. These include […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | The South Street Seaport Museum posted a notice on its website on Friday, April 5 that the galleries at 12 Fulton St. would be closing Sunday, April 7 because of Superstorm Sandy-related damage. The website invites visitors to go to Bowne Printers, its 19th-century print shop, at 209 Water St. […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | The South Street Seaport Museum posted a notice on its website on Friday, April 5 that the galleries at 12 Fulton St. will be closed as of Sunday, April 7 because of Superstorm Sandy-related damage. The website invites visitors to go to Bowne Printers, its 19th-century print shop, at 209 Water […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE | Flowers bloomed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza for the first time since Hurricane Sandy, just in time for the laying of flowers at the city’s Third Annual Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day in Lower Manhattan March 23. Hundreds of veterans and families gathered at 55 Water St. for the ceremony, which […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | “New York City has always been vulnerable to coastal flooding,” said Seth Pinsky, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (E.D.C.), “but what Sandy and the new flood maps from FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) show is that our vulnerability is actually greater than we had understood. […]

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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 TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  On Feb. 28, more than 300 people partied at the Downtown Community Center, 120 Warren St., in space that had been flooded and turned to rubble by Superstorm Sandy. As guests descended two flights of stairs to the level where food was served, they passed a blue line painted on […]

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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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Map of Lower Manhattan that New York City officials have prepared based on the latest information released by FEMA. The blue indicates areas that are proposed to be added to the flood zone, the orange indicates areas that are likely to be removed. Red areas would remain in the flood zone if the new map […]

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