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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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Sophisticated Sounds We doubt Composer Philip Glass had marching Little Leaguers in mind when he wrote ‘Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra’, but he has apparently given his blessing to it being the featured song in next year’s Downtown Little League’s Opening Day parade (if there is one). Tom Goodkind, bandleader of TriBattery Pops, has […]

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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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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Superstorm Sandy’s arrival in New York City on Oct. 29 was a dividing line between the city that was, the city that is and the city that will be. Some businesses will never reopen. Some communities will never be the same. Because of measurable climate change and sea level rise, […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Three months ago, Douglas Durst unveiled an alternative plan for Pier 40. Then, in recent weeks, the high-profile developer declared the aging West Houston St. pier’s piles could be repaired for as little as around one-third of what the Hudson River Park Trust has been saying — just $30 million versus […]

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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 | Seventeen Lower Manhattan small business owners got the good news this week that grants from the Downtown Alliance are on their way to help them repair their Sandy-damaged stores. The first 17 grants from the Lower Manhattan: Back to Business Small Business Grant Program totaled $266,269. Another six businesses were […]

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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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Superstorm Sandy has brought new emphasis to questions surrounding Hudson River Park,  but one thing remains unchanged: It needs money. The storm showed that much of the park can withstand heavy floods so our well-documented reasons for its importance — it is responsible for real world economic gains as it dramatically improves quality of life […]

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