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BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  When Newbery Award and Printz Honor Award-winning author Jack Gantos told eighth-grader Chantelle Roulston that he had exciting news for her mom, he was probably not expecting a reaction most 13-year-olds reserve for concert tickets. “My eyes went really wide,” Roulston said. “And I then I was jumping up and down, […]

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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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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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UPDATED 2/19/2013: BY JOSH ROGERS | South Ferry is the end of the No. 1 line and transit officials thought it could take three years to open after being ravaged by Superstorm Sandy, but transit officials said last week that at least part of the station should open in two years. “We can’t have the […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Just before Christmas, I ran into my Water St. neighbor Harold Reed carrying a paper bag of assorted goodies from Fresh Daily. A smile glowed across his face. He was so happy that another of the shops destroyed by Hurricane Sandy had reopened in the neighborhood he (and I) love – […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  A day after a metal roll-down gate partially fell off a long-vacant building near the western end of Canal St., contractors were at the site constructing a plywood fence around the building in preparation for its renovation. John Mele, property manager for the Pontes, the owners of 502 Canal St. and […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  Hundreds of people gathered in the New School’s auditorium on Saturday morning armed with notebooks and laptops, but there was no school to attend or test to be taken, unless it comes years in the future, in the event of another disaster like Hurricane Sandy. Entitled, “Charting the Road to Resilience: […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  As many city activists and officials continue to call for the construction of storm barriers or new seawalls in the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation, urban planning experts gathered at The Cooper Union last week to discuss ideas for community and infrastructure-based solutions to the problems that the city’s coastal areas […]

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