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By KAITLYN MEADE A new pilot program by FEMA would be the first by the federal agency to provide assistance for businesses from other businesses, agency representatives announced Wednesday night. However, it might be a longer time in coming than needed. Nancy Koepke, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s intergovernmental affairs office, and Christina Long, […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE  | Some home and business owners learned in October that just because their building is not located in Flood Zone A, it does not necessarily mean the area is without flooding risks —Superstorm Sandy’s 14-foot storm surge caused some reevaluation of areas throughout New York City that are at lower elevations. The […]

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No Authority Bill Bill Thompson told us he will not take back authority of the Battery Park City Authority if he is elected mayor this year. “Battery Park City functions very well right now, it’s a special community and I don’t think the structure needs to be changed, ” Thompson, who left as chairperson of […]

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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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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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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Newly appointed by Pres. Barack Obama to head the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, Shaun Donovan, Secretary for Housing and Urban Development, faced an auditorium packed with urban planners, disaster and environmental experts and interested members of the public on Dec. 13 to lay out some of the ground rules […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  Agueda Batista, 33, was sitting in a hotel room on 47th St., rocking her 2 month old, Hunter. Despite being in the same city, it couldn’t be more different from her home in Rockaway Park, which had become a disaster zone when Sandy roared in two weeks earlier, taking the bay […]

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