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BY JACQUELINE PODEWILS  | On the eve of Hurricane Sandy, the view of the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge was distorted by the Xs of blue tape plastered onto the window. Hours earlier, we were having fun under that same bridge as water splashed over the railing and onto South Street. We smiled, we soaked our clothes, and […]

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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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Downtowners once again are coming together, helping their neighbors — so the comparisons between Hurricane Sandy and 9/11 are natural. The key difference is that the devastating and tragic loss of life this time does not approach the magnitude of the attack 11 years ago. That of course does not make it any easier for […]

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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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Businesses suffering losses from Hurricane Sandy need to make just one stop to get assistance at a new center the city opened at 79 John St. on Tues., Nov. 6. Community Board 1 Chair Catherine McVay Hughes said that although the forms are available online (www.nyc.gov/nycbusiness), some business owners and workers do not have Internet […]

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