Archive for the ‘Hurricane Sandy’ Category

Mayor goes to D.C. to push Congress to fund Sandy relief efforts

Bloomberg took his case for more federal funding for Sandy relief.

President signs off on Big Apple natural gas pipeline

Despite cries from local residents and environmentalists, President Obama approves a controversial energy transport plan.

Bloomberg, Cuomo urge feds to lend financial hand for Sandy relief

As the price tag for Hurricane Sandy rises, the city’s leaders head to Washington to get more assistance.

City sets up database to reunite nursing patients displaced by Sandy

Thousands of nursing home patients avoided falling into the cracks during Sandy and the Department of Health is helping to make sure they get back home.

New Yorkers praise mayor’s handling of Sandy in poll

The tri-state elected officials received high praise for their work during the hurricane.

Federal Small Business Administration visits recovering seaport stores

The nation’s SBA aims to help all of the mom and pops that were devastated by the hurricane.

MTA launches special subway line for Rockaway straphangers

Subway service returned for the straphangers who were hit the hardest by Hurricane Sandy.

New Yorkers affected by Sandy ask Obama to send help

Hurricane ravaged residents in the Big Apple have on message for the commander-in-chief: Give us relief.

Quinn proposes big infrastructure plans to storm proof city

Christine Quinn wants city leaders to start thinking about how to protect the Big Apple if something like Sandy strikes again.

Mayor announces fastracked funding plan for storm damaged schools, hospitals

The city rushed to get funds to buildings that desperately needed repairs following the hurricane.

Mayor orders gas ration plan to ease lines at the pump

Desperate times call for desperate measures as the city decides to ration gas.

Sandy’s costs on state total $33 billion and rising

New York’s leaders are growing more concerned with the financial costs of the super storm.

Patience runs low for powerless NYers as new storm stalls recovery

For residents in the Rockaways and other coastal towns, the wait for life to return to normalcy is reaching the point of no return.

Mayor prepares for nor’easter as thousands still powerless

The city gears up for another storm while still reeling from Hurricane Sandy.

City voters encounter a slew of problems at polling sites

Hurricane Sandy wasn’t the only hamper for election poll sites in New York City.

Cuomo bashes ConEd, utilities for inadequate Sandy response

The governor didn’t hide his fury over the slow hurricane response.

Cops guard gas stations as impatience leads to hoarding

Hurricane Sandy has made things so bad that the NYPD has to keep the peace at every station in the five boroughs.

Obama tours Sandy damage with Christie, pledges full support

The once political rivals put their party lines aside to help the Garden State recover from the hurricane.

Halloween Parade postponed until at least next week

Hurricane Irene has canceled Greenwhich Village’s most anticipated event of the fall.

Fire destroys more than 100 homes in Breezy Point

Hurricane Irene completely devastated the shore community that’s home to firefighters.