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MacArthur funds team bracing for climate change on the East Coast

Extreme weather events like 2012’s Hurricane Sandy have focused East Coasters on the scary realities of climate change. One group of researchers and regional nonprofits is teaming up to assess the threats and help communities prepare, with a $1 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation.(…) Ocean acidification will be one of the main focuses in […]

All of Heidi Klum's Outrageous Halloween Costumes

Halloween just wouldn't be the same without Heidi Klum's over-the-top annual bash, which she's hosted in both New York and Los Angeles. The location (and the date - in 2012 she rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy), may have changed over the years, but one thing we can always count on is Heidi showing up in an extravagant costume. Show More Summary

FEMA To Hurricane Sandy Victims: Give Us Back Our Money [Video]

FEMA is asking Sandy victims to repay millions of dollars it says were overpaid nearly two years after the storm wiped out homes and businesses on the mid-Atlantic coast. Sandy was one of the worst storms in history to hit the East Coast,...Show More Summary

Gov. Cuomo announces Sea Gate Sandy repairs

Gov. Cuomo announced a $2.8 million plan Thursday to rebuild the Sea Gate beach bulkhead damaged by Hurricane Sandy and protect nearby Coney Island.

How Pop Culture Can Help Us (Appropriately) Find Humor In 9/11

At the University of Colorado, Dr. Peter McGraw runs the Humor Research Lab, a group that tries to empirically prove what's funny and what's not. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, his group researched a trend: when is too soon toShow More Summary

Volunteering and Service Are More Than a Temporary Response to Tragedy

We know that national tragedies have the power to unify a diverse country. WWII, 9/11, and Hurricane Sandy have revealed that reality. In the aftermath of 9/11, we saw the volunteerism rate in the U.S. jump to 28.8 percent, support of governmental institutions was higher than at any time in decades, and many Americans felt connected to one another. Show More Summary

Volunteering and Service Are More Than a Temporary Response to Tragedy

We know that national tragedies have the power to unify a diverse country. WWII, 9/11, and Hurricane Sandy have revealed that reality. In the aftermath of 9/11, we saw the volunteerism rate in the U.S. jump to 28.8 percent, support of governmental institutions was higher than at any time in decades, and many Americans felt connected to one another. Show More Summary

FEMA wants 4,500 households to pay back $5.8 million in Sandy aid

NEW YORK — After Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast nearly two years ago, the federal government quickly sent out $1.4 billion in emergency disaster aid to the hurricane's victims.

FEMA wants at least $5.8M in Sandy aid repaid

After Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast nearly two years ago, the federal government quickly sent out $1.4 billion in emergency disaster aid to the hurricane's victims. Now, thousands of people... To view the full story, click the title link.

New York to Help Arts Groups Prepare for Emergencies

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New York City officials on Wednesday said that they would help cultural organizations prepare for emergencies like Hurricane Sandy by sharing information about best practices.

12 Tips for Prepping Your Home for Storm Season (PHOTOS)

Post by Liz Alterman. Witnessing his hometown of Pt. Pleasant, New Jersey nearly destroyed by Hurricane Sandy left an indelible impression on Joseph Paradise. The dad and teacher, who spent years since the 2012 superstorm helping his...Show More Summary

R Train Tunnel Might Reopen Sooner

For quite some time now, riders in Lower Manhattan & Downtown Brooklyn have been affected by the closure of the tunnel between the 2 boroughs due to Hurricane Sandy repair work. However some good news might finally be on the horizon as according to the MTA, the work might reopen due to work being completed […]

Readers Protest ‘Hate Speech’ in Comments Section on Down Syndrome

Comments on an article about a Hurricane Sandy rebuilding program provoked a similar reader response.

KATRINA ON THE HUDSON: Hurricane Sandy Recovery Program in New York City Was Mired by Its Design. …

KATRINA ON THE HUDSON: Hurricane Sandy Recovery Program in New York City Was Mired by Its Design. The night Hurricane Sandy struck, Jayme and John Galimi swam out the front door of their home in Broad Channel, Queens, into the rising waters of Jamaica Bay with their five children, the youngest clinging to his father’s [...]

Feds clear Chris Christie over Hurricane Sandy ads

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) did not misuse federal relief funds to produce pro-tourism ads following Hurricane Sandy, the federal government has concluded. The Department of Housing and Urban Development opened an investigation earlier this year into the bidding process for the $25 million ad campaign. Show More Summary

Sandy rebuild efforts pick up in NYC

New York City has started construction on 535 homes hit by Hurricane Sandy and sent checks to another 543 homeowners — exceeding the pledge of 500 of each by Labor Day that Mayor de Blasio made in the spring.

The Worst Airbnb in the Universe: 22 Beds in One Apartment

Airbnb is the best friend of Hurricane Sandy victims, single mom entrepreneurs trying to make ends meet, and, of course, high-class Manhattan slum lords who reserve the right to search your bags while you sleep. Read more...

2 Years After Sandy, 500 NYers Finally Get Money To "Build It Back"

Almost two years after Hurricane Sandy clobbered NYC, the city has finally made some serious headway into rebuilding the homes that were badly damaged by the storm. Mayor de Blasio announced this morning that the city's "Build It Back"...Show More Summary

I Got You Covered: Ensuring Your Business Has Insurance When You Need It

Just in the last few years, there's been Hurricane Sandy thundering up the East Coast and causing more than $8 billion in damage to businesses just in New Jersey alone. On the other coast in California, the drought this year has racked up more than $2 billion in losses and cost thousands of job. Show More Summary

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