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Sandy-Ravaged Rockaways Bungalow Reborn as an Artist Residency

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

Two years on, the effect of Hurricane Sandy is still visible in the Rockaways's vacant bungalows. Artist Robyn Renee Hasty is imagining one of these storm-wrecked homes as a creative community space, one that could simultaneously be a model of rebuilding with low-impact design.

After Hurricane Sandy, Hoboken works on plan to avoid future flood damage

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Hurricane Sandy “filled up Hoboken like a bathtub,” the mayor of that New Jersey city told reporter Eric Jaffe. The storm flooded 1,700 homes, knocked out the power grid and did $100 million worth of local damage. Read full article ...

See the Worst Natural Disasters of 2014

When it comes to acts of God, 2014 wasn’t a particularly active year. No powerful hurricane struck the U.S. like Sandy in 2012 or Katrina in 2005. There was no singlecatastrophic event like the Asian tsunami of 2004, which killed nearly 300,000 people, the Haiti earthquake of 2010, which killed over 200,000, or even the…

How fear Of Occupy Wall Street undermined the Red Cross’ Hurricane Sandy relief effort

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

In the days after Superstorm Sandy, relief organizations were overwhelmed by the chaos and enormous need. One group quickly emerged as a bright spot. While victims in New York’s hardest hit neighborhoods were stuck in the cold and dark, volunteers from the spontaneously formed Occupy Sandy...

Open thread for night owls: Fear of Occupy Wall Street hurt Red Cross relief work after hurricane

Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger at Pro-Publica write How Fear Of Occupy Wall Street Undermined the Red Cross’ Sandy Relief Effort. An excerpt: In the days after Superstorm Sandy, relief organizations were overwhelmed by the chaos and enormous need. Show More Summary

Cardinal Dolan gives blessing to new Bronx home for seniors

Seniors displaced by Hurricane Sandy were blessed Wednesday by Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

Not-So-Green Giants: The verdict on One World Trade...

The verdict on One World Trade gets even less sunny with a report from Mother Jones on how the tower failed to become the greenest building in the world. In short, Hurricane Sandy destroyed its $10.6M clean-power fuel cells, "a...

Climate change not to blame for California drought, NOAA study concludes

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Climate change is usually discussed in extremes: Epic heat in Australia. A deadly heat wave in Europe. Hurricane Sandy grinding New York to a halt. The extreme California drought? Maybe not so much. A new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration study released Monday shows that the 3-year...

Hurricane Sandy Increased Incidence of Heart Attacks and Stroke in Hardest Hit New Jersey Counties

Researchers at the Cardiovascular Institute of New Jersey at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School have found evidence that Hurricane Sandy, commonly referred to as a superstorm, had a significant effect on cardiovascular events, including myocardial infarction (heart attack) and stroke, in the high-impact areas of New Jersey two weeks following the 2012 storm.

The victim-blaming hypocrisy of Rep. Peter King

Peter King, shown actually caring about Hurricane Sandy victims sometime last year. If he had not had asthma and a heart condition and was so obese, almost definitely he would not have died from this. The police had no reason to know...Show More Summary

Mainstreaming The Smart Grid

The October anniversary of Hurricane Sandy — which knocked out power in over 8,100,000 homes in 17 states and was the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history — has served as an opportunity to reflect on how we view our power grid. The practice is important. Stephen Lacey provided some of the best analysis of what caused the storm and how utilities are Continue reading ?

Check Out Newlywed Scarlett Johansson's Wedding Ring!

Yes, it's true - Scarlett Johansson is officially a married woman, and now we get a chance to look at her wedding ring. The actress flashed her ring on Nov. 18 when she attended a Hurricane Sandy benefit with her twin brother, Hunter Johansson, in NYC. Show More Summary

Mainstreaming The Smart Grid

2 weeks agoTechnology : TechCrunch

The October anniversary of Hurricane Sandy — which knocked out power in over 8,100,000 homes in 17 states and was the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history — has served as an opportunity to reflect on how we view our power grid....Show More Summary

Lawmakers hope FEMA will waive reimbursements

Lawmakers are proposing legislation that would allow the federal government to waive some repayments it is seeking from Hurricane Sandy vic

People's movement perturbed during, but similar after Hurricane Sandy

New York City residents' movement around the city was perturbed, but resumed less than 24-hours after Hurricane Sandy, according to a study published November 19, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Qi Wang and John Taylor from Virginia Tech. read more

Scarlett Walks the Red Carpet With Her Really Good-Looking Twin Brother

Scarlett Johansson brought a very special date - her twin brother, Hunter Johansson - to the second annual Champions of Rockaway Hurricane Sandy Benefit in NYC on Tuesday. The actress, who gave birth two months ago, left her fiancé, Romain Dauriac, at home and instead chose to make the charity event a family affair. Show More Summary

Scarlett Johansson Teams with Jamie Foxx for Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser

Stepping out for a great cause, Scarlett Johansson joined Jamie Foxx for the Friends of Rockaway 2nd Annual Hurricane Sandy fundraiser in New York City last night (November 18). The new mom looked stunning in a navy dress as she took...Show More Summary

First Nighter: Sharyn Rothstein's 'By the Water' Makes Strong Waves

Not that this'll ease those still suffering the devastating Hurricane Sandy effects, but it turns out the monstrously ill 2012 wind has blown a bit of good. By the Water, Sharyn Rothstein's drama at Manhattan Theatre Club's Studio at Stage II, is about a Staten Island family having immense difficulty overcoming the damage to their waterfront home. Show More Summary

Scarlett Johansson & Her Twin Brother Hunter Walk the Red Carpet Together

Scarlett Johnasson is joined by her twin brother Hunter while hosting the Champions of Rockaway Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser on Tuesday evening (November 18) at Hudson Terrace in New York City. The event featured a performance by Jamie Foxx and was held to honor extraordinary members of the community whose efforts have helped rebuild homes in [...]

Far Rockaway retail strip gets resilient redesign

This Queens retail strip is ready for a resilient redesign. Mott Ave. in Far Rockaway, hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, has been awarded $4.5 million by Gov.

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