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Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries announced Monday they had secured $100,000 from FEMA to begin reconstructing the damaged sea wall to protect Sea Gate and Coney Island from storm surges. The seawall and bulkhead, once the community’s greatest protection against storm surges and erosion, was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy — leaving Sea Gate and neighboring…

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The City Council has passed two pieces of legislation this month to better prepare residents in coastal neighborhoods for major storms and to formalize the role that houses of worship and charitable organizations play in the aftermath of emergencies. The bills, proposed by Councilman Mark Treyger as part of his role as Chairman of the Council’s Committee on Recovery &…

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Coney Island Hospital (2601 Ocean Parkway) is slated to construct a new, resilient building to house critical services, ensuring that Southern Brooklyn’s only major medical center will continue without significant service interruptions in the case of another weather event like Superstorm Sandy The new building, as well as a planned 1,720-foot flood wall, is being funded using part…

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By Jesse Coburn Mayor Bill de Blasio called the day “transcendent.” Senator Charles Schumer predicted “a glorious future” for the neighborhood. Shola Olatoye of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) dubbed the plans “a triumph.” They sang these praises while announcing that $108 million in federal funding would go toward renovating a low-income Coney Island…

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After struggling through mid-winter breakdowns of heating equipment, residents of the 110 New York City Housing Authority buildings damaged in Superstorm Sandy are set to get some relief within the next six months as FEMA has agreed to cover the cost of new permanent boilers. Issues with the boilers came to light after the February…

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