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Articles about "Hurricane Sandy"

  • Let's Get Visual: 5 Awesome Maps of NYC By Tim Sheehan | November 26, 2013

    Data is beautiful. It's even better when that data is about your own city. And data is most beautiful when the topic is your city and it's displayed in map form. We've compiled some of our favorite data maps of New York City. Check them out:

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  • Is the Subway Prepared for Sandy #2? By Peter Black | November 14, 2013

    Over 5 million people ride the New York City Subway each day. It is the city’s circulatory system; without it, New York dies. Every hour the subway fails to run the MTA loses hundred of thousands of dollars, and the city loses millions of dollars. The entire economy of New York is rendered ineffective because people can’t get to and from work.

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  • Questioning New York’s Future in a Post-Sandy World By Bryan Gamble | November 13, 2013

    It has been one year since Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Tri-State area and the struggle to rebuild and achieve a stable life still continues for many who lost their homes and businesses. With this somber anniversary, there is a new emphasis on protecting ourselves from future storms, which are likely to be even worse than Sandy.

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  • Sandy Recovery For NYC Beaches Will Happen In Due Time By Olivia Smedley | October 17, 2013

    As we hit 1 year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, questions are naturally being raised about the rebuilding of areas devastated by the storm. Many beach towns have been celebrating the long awaited completion of repair, while others are left stumped by the lack of progress being made. One of the unlucky areas is Rockaway Beach, which suffered unthinkable damage, and hasn’t seen much relief.

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  • A Year After Sandy: Red Hook and Rockaway Still Recovering By Peter Black | October 11, 2013

    Hurricane Sandy’s one year anniversary is rapidly approaching. The hurricane killed 285 people and caused $175 billion worth of damage. Chaos, turmoil, and fury ensued as it swept across the East Coast. NYC took an epic pummeling; it was by far the city’s most devastating natural disaster. Streets turned into rivers; cars floated like pieces of driftwood down Avenues A and B. Hundreds were killed, thousands of homes were destroyed, millions lost power, the subway was shut down, and Lower Manhattan was in a complete blackout for several days.

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  • Banksy's Art Getting New York's Attention By Bryan Gamble | October 09, 2013

    October is upon us and so is the “Better Out Than In” campaign of the world-renowned graffiti artist, Banksy. We’ve previously covered the start of the campaign but it’s taken some interesting turns in the past week so let’s take a look at the exhibit so far. 

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  • Seaport City Proposal Hit by Storm of Skepticism By Bryan Gamble | September 13, 2013

    The effects of Hurricane Sandy are still lingering in New York City as we try to recover and rebuild what was lost. In the wake Sandy, the city is understandably imagining bold means of flood prevention that could once more devastate large portions of the city.

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  • Seaport City: New York City’s Newest Neighborhood? By Aby Thomas | June 13, 2013

    Mayor Mike Bloomberg on Tuesday unveiled a number of impressive ideas to help protect New York City from any possible flooding situations in the future, but perhaps the most interesting one of the lost has been his proposal to create a new Battery Park City-like neighborhood called Seaport City, which will be formed on the East Side of Manhattan just south of the Brooklyn Bridge. This new neighborhood, which will install “a multi-purpose levee with raised edge elevations,” will not only help in protecting much of the East River shoreline, but will also provide a new area for commercial and residential development in Manhattan.

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  • I Got My Eye On You: NYC Prepares for Another Hurricane Season By Andrew O'Neill | May 29, 2013

    As New Yorkers gear up for summer, their plans usually consist of where to vacation, what family BBQ to attend and what bathing suit to go swimming in.  Unfortunately, New Yorkers, as of the last couple of years, have to make sure they are prepared for a potential hurricane. In addition, Mayor Bloomberg and a variety of city offices have updated building codes and rethought flood zone boundaries, to avoid a repeat of Hurricane Sandy.

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  • Post-Sandy Shorelines Ready for Summer Floods By Joel Bennett | May 28, 2013

    After a dreary Memorial Day weekend marked Summer’s beginning in anticlimactic fashion, New Yorkers still have good reason to celebrate the coming season. Just seven months ago, the city’s most popular staples of the season were ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, and now familiar seafront destinations in Coney Island and Rockaway are open for business. There’s been an unprecedented amount of work that has gone into restoring the beaches in time for the busy season, a task that would never have been completed without community effort.

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