Hurricane Sandy

 

Restoring the Rockaways

Nestled along a residential stretch of Seagirt Boulevard in Far Rockaway, the Seagirt Boulevard Community Garden has been a green fixture in this Queens neighborhood for over two decades. A photograph of the space from 2009 reveals row after row of neatly planted greens, herbs and flowers — some held up toward the sun by [...]

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After Sandy, government lends to rebuild in flood zones

by Robert Lewis, Special to ProPublica, and Al Shaw, ProPublica, March 6, 2013, 4 a.m. This story is being co-published with New York public radio’s WNYC. If Staten Island’s Great Kills Marina Café is able to reopen this spring after Sandy ripped apart its interior 2013 blowing out windows and punching through walls 2013 it [...]

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  Preserving memories after Sandy

The grassroots group CARE for Sandy provides free photo digital restoration services to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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Learning from Sandy

By Eric Jaffe, Atlantic Cities | January 14, 2013 From a behavioral perspective, the hardest thing about adapting to the slow process of climate change is creating a sense of urgency. After a close call with Hurricane Irene a couple years back, and a horrible clash with Hurricane Sandy this past fall, New York is [...]

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Growing costs of natural disasters

Edward Tenner, The Atlantic As thousands of survivors of Superstorm Sandy still are unable to return to their homes and others remain without power, debate over public response is growing. Does the Federal flood insurance program need reform? Will a multibillion-dollar swinging gate, like one in Rotterdam, shield Manhattan at the cost of additional flooding [...]

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The green new deal

Following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, climate change has caught the attention of many Americans. What’s your take? JS: The crisis of the moment and the question of the hour is whether this election will be the response that we need to the climate crisis. It took the storm of the century, an unprecedented storm, [...]

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  After Sandy, picking up the pieces in Breezy Point

By James West, Tim McDonnell, and Brett Brownell | Tue Oct. 30, 2012 “I think we all can agree we’re seeing complete and utter devastation,” Brendan Gallagher says, standing in front of the charred remains of his childhood home. Just a short drive from New York City’s famous Rockaway beaches, Breezy Point, Queens, is a [...]

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Can Hurricane Sandy swing the election?

By Adam Serwer, Mother Jones | Oct. 29, 2012 Hurricane Sandy, which is barreling towards America’s East Coast, is epic in scale—according to the National Weather Service, the storm reaches from Florida to Connecticut. But public safety problems from flooding, power outages, and property damage aren’t the only way the massive storm could affect your life: [...]

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