Browsing: damage

News & Features
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New York City’s Rapid Repairs program, launched to help rebuild homes thrashed by Superstorm Sandy, has been abandoning local Sheepshead Bay and Gerritsen Beach residents, according to a report in the New York Daily News. As we’ve previously reported, NYC’s Rapid Repairs program – launched by Bloomberg’s office two weeks after Sandy steamrolled the city…

News & Features
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If Hurricane Sandy damaged your home, you may receive¬†assistance rebuilding or repairing your home with the launch of the NYC Rapid Repair Program. City officials established the program, beginning tomorrow, which will assist those hardest hit by Sandy to repair their homes and restore power in a streamlined manner. Contractors, plumbers, and electricians will canvass…

Bits & Pieces
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When I heard that there was a major storm headed our way, I got scared for all of us stuff so mercilessly left stored outdoors. You can’t see it in this picture, but my friend, Kid Tricycle, got mangled under one of those trees. On the other side of me, Rusty (the old rusted propane…

News & Features
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As we all know by now, damage was widespread. For the most part, downed trees took out power lines, blocked off roads, crushed cars and shattered concrete like egg shells. In some areas trees fell into houses. Aluminum siding and roofing was stripped from some homes, as were signs from businesses. Boats slammed into the…

Police & Fire
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We’re getting a lot of crazy reports here. Among them: Power lines are down in spots all across Sheepshead Bay, Marine Park, and surrounding neighborhoods. Gerritsen Avenue is “gone” under water. Sheepshead Bay – the bay itself – is overflowing. The footbridge is underwater and the Holocaust Memorial is being pounded by waves. There’s an…