After the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, leaders vowed to protect the New Jersey city. But some say plans for walls in the city would ruin its character.
First off, the facts as they are known: The Canarsie Tube, the tunnel that carries the L train under the East River from Brooklyn to Manhattan and back, is a mess. Hurricane Sandy more or less filled up the portion of the tunnel under the river, plus a bit on... More »
Gov. Chris Christie apologized Tuesday for having labeled a New Jersey mayor as “crazy” after the mayor suggested the flooding from last weekend’s blizzard had been worse than during Hurricane Sandy.
Up to three feet of snow has fallen over much of the East Coast, and areas in New Jersey and Delaware have seen record flooding — even higher than the surging waters of Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy became the second costliest hurricane to hit the United States when it blew ashore in October 2012, killing 159 people and inflicting $71 billion in damage. Informally known as a "superstorm" after it made landfall, Sandy was so destructive largely because of its unusual size and track. Show More Summary
While New Yorkers brace themselves for forthcoming Hurricane Sandy repairs on the L train tunnel, Lower Manhattan is expected to receive an additional $176 million in federal funding for a large-scale flood protection system that will eventually wrap from Montgomery Street on the Lower East Side, around the tip of the borough, and up through Battery Park City. [ more › ]
Senator Chuck Schumer said the city would be awarded federal funds for a proposed project to guard against another storm like Hurricane Sandy in Lower Manhattan.
The MTA is considering completely suspending L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan for years in order to repair saltwater damage from Hurricane Sandy in the train tunnels under the East River. The project is expected to begin...Show More Summary
Of all the famous images from Hurricane Sandy, the one that unsettled me most was the panoramic shot of the New York City skyline with almost everything below 26th Street dark. To see half of the City That Never Sleeps as nothing but a shadowy silhouette, well, it looked like the end of the world. Show More Summary
This is the very realistic question being wondered by many riders as the MTA is still feeling the wrath of Hurricane Sandy in terms of system conditions. Much like the train’s Montauge Tube, the train’s Canarsie Tube was damaged by saltwater flooding. At first estimates, it would take nearly 3 years to complete the work. […]
WASHINGTON — Two of the top contenders for the Republican presidential nomination used Tea Party support to defeat more mainstream candidates, voted against helping New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy, and opposed efforts to end the GOP-led 2013 federal government shutdown. But Gov. Chris...
By Charyn Levy The past few years have been a dark time for me. My home was partially destroyed during Hurricane Sandy when a five-foot wave washed through my neighborhood. There were endless delays with the repair program. Emotionally and financially, the comfort and pleasure I took in my home had drained away. Show More Summary
Hurricane Sandy triggered one of the worst public transportation disasters in U.S. history, flooding and damaging rail yards, train tracks, tunnels, power stations, bus depots and critical operations centers throughout the Northeast....Show More Summary
If you find yourself off-grid or in a difficult situation like another Hurricane Sandy, the goTenna device could be just what you need.
Three years after Hurricane Sandy stranded 80,000 public housing tenants, the NYCHA is "woefully unprepared" for the next disaster.
More than three years after Hurricane Sandy, the Housing Authority is suing its insurers, charging that they’re stiffing them out of millions of dollars in coverage.
The latest batch of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's e-mails indicate that Hurricane Sandy knocked out her private e-mail server for two weeks in 2012. In her correspondence with those who emailed her -- many of whom sent birthday greetings -- she apologizes for her tardiness in responding. For instance, there is this with John […]
The other half of Manhattan didn't make splashy headlines after Hurricane Sandy, but its woes were real. Now community activists are preparing for the next time.
By definition a Go Bag is created to care for emergency situations of unknown origin and severity. Consider Super Storm Sandy or Hurricane Katrina as an example of situations anyone of us can find ourselves in with little or no warning. Show More Summary
A fisherman’s plan to feed the world and reduce climate change David Brancaccio, Shana Daloria, Beidi Zhang, November 19, 2015 (MarketPlace) “…Following hurricanes Irene and Sandy, Bren Smith, founder of the ocean farming non-profitShow More Summary