Browsing: hurricane aftermath

Business
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In what hopes to be another positive step for recovery, Mayor Bloomberg announced a new $5.5 million grant matching program aimed at getting small businesses bowled over by Hurricane Sandy back on their feet. The grant program, funded by $500,000 from the Partnership for New York City and $5 million from the Mayor’s Fund to…

Opinion
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THE COMMUTE: Last week, I wrote that fewer than 50 people showed up at the Brooklyn fare hike hearing, held the same day as the nor’easter, which possibly explains the low turnout. However, how do you also account for the low turnouts in Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens? Approximately 120 people, including myself, attended the Manhattan hearing,…

News & Features
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The Mazel School, located on the corner of Neptune Avenue and Brighton Sixth Street, was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. The storm ravaged the school’s structure, equipment, educational materials and religious artifacts. Flooding wrecked the entire first floor, which houses administrative rooms and classes for grades K through 3. Computers were destroyed, books were lost,…

Food & Nightlife
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THE BITE: The Bite’s been laying low as Sheepshead Bay struggles to recover from Hurricane Sandy. With so many still without power or heat, it seems a bit insensitive to write about a newly discovered food dish. Now’s the time to help our neighbors rebuild. Many of our restaurants and food mongers who came out…

Opinion
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THE COMMUTE: It is not too often that I compliment the MTA for a job well done. Regular readers of this column know most of my commentary toward the MTA usually is negative, but not this time. First, they did a tremendous job protecting the equipment from flooding by moving subways and buses to higher…

News & Features
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From Notify NYC… Notification issued 10/30/12 at 2:00 PM.  All NYC East River bridges are open but please stay off the roads and allow emergency personnel the opportunity to restore essential city services.  All MTA bridges except the ones in the Rockaways are open.  For updates on mass transit services, visit http://www.mta.info/. NYC public parks will…