The Hudson River needs a new rail tunnel. Hurricane Sandy flooded and seriously damaged the existing tracks, which means that the 400,000 commuters who rely on taking NJ Transit and Amtrak into the city every day have had to confront...Show More Summary
Connecting extreme weather events with climate change isn’t exactly a new thing. After Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of New York and New Jersey in 2012, Bloomberg published a front page spread proclaiming, “ It’s Global Warming, Stupid.” For years, major storms, droughts, floods and fires have been connected to climate change. Show More Summary
Ahead of tonight's first official public hearing for distressed L train riders, the MTA revealed that it is considering two proposals to repair the saltwater damage that Hurricane Sandy wrought on the Canarsie Tube that runs under the East River between North Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. Show More Summary
The NYPD intentionally placed key items from a 2012 police shooting in a flood-prone area days before Hurricane Sandy, court papers charge.
After Hurricane Sandy knocked out electric generators and wires along the Northeast coast in 2012, urban and utility planners have been devising localized grids that can operate autonomously, strengthen the overall power system’s reliability...Show More Summary
We've known for a while that extensive work is needed in the L train tunnel under the East River to repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, and it's possible the work could shut down the tunnel entirely, in both directions, for more than a year. But at least commuters who ... More »
Living in Manhattan and having experienced the storm tide during Hurricane Sandy, I have been reading up on the what climate change is doing to the sea level. Sea levels in the 20th century rose faster than in the 27 (!) centuries before that. Show More Summary
Living on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, Susannah Ray’s daily life is defined by water. During Hurricane Sandy, that fact was cause for devastation, a theme she explored in her multimedia project with Jen Poyant, What Are the Wild Waves Saying: Storm Stories From the Rockaways. Show More Summary
Not long ago, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was a rising force in the Republican Party, a straight-talker, Hurricane Sandy hero, and the only GOP presidential candidate who could spank Hillary Clinton into oblivion, or so he said. Now he is this: [ more › ]
A few years ago, when Hurricane Sandy brought its 74 mph winds across New York and New Jersey, few could imagine the storm’s widespread impact. Dubbed the nation’s “most expensive hurricane”, Sandy reportedly caused nearly $400 million in damage, including significant IT downtime across the region’s leading companies. And while [...]
The Great L Train Freak-out began once the MTA introduced plans to completely shut down the busy commuter line to fix severe Hurricane Sandy damage to the tunnel that runs under the East River. The L carries about 300,000 commuters per day, so the MTA had predicted that nearby lines —... More »
“Like me and probably many if not most of the people in this world, you have probably thought to yourself, more than once, that life is not fair. And indeed, it isn’t! I was very angry for a time that Hurricane Sandy had foiled my chances at running the New York City Marathon in 2012, […]
It's official: Twitter is lifesaving. A new study in the journal Science Advances, finds that social media can provide a potential path to safety and security during a crisis. Researchers looking back at Hurricane Sandy of 2012 detail...Show More Summary
After storms like Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy, the United States has updated its computer systems to help citizens deal with natural disasters
[This post is part of the Successes of Philanthropy series, a sponsored project of the Washington Monthly. Learn more here.] In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy rampaged through the East Coast,...
After Hurricane Sandy, the city's plans to mitigate future disaster have underscored its social and economic inequities.
If a city has felt the dramatic effects of climate change, it is New York City. The Hurricane Sandy flooding in 2012 was disastrous to the City, but also an eye opener: Climate change is for real and must be challenged. New York has indeed taken up the challenge. Show More Summary
After the devastating impacts of Hurricane Katrina and Super Storm Sandy, FEMA felt it necessary to expand the flood zones. This ensured areas that might have fallen out of range of normal flooding are now covered due to the widespread damage from previous storms...
City Council members griped Tuesday that the city is moving too slowly on projects to shore up hospitals hard hit by Hurricane Sandy.
L train services between Manhattan and Brooklyn are expected to shut down for at least 18 months in late 2017 to repair damages caused by Hurricane Sandy, and commuters who rely on the train to get to work might start looking for apartments elsewhere...