Browsing: superstorm sandy

Health From NYCEDC's presentation on the Coney Island Creek Resiliency Study.
7

Residents scorned some of the initial assessments presented on Thursday for a flood barrier in Coney Island Creek, arguing the city was pushing a proposal that did more to boost tourism than address the waterway’s longstanding pollution problem. “I really think this is a boondoggle of monumental importance,” said Ida Sanoff, a Brighton Beach resident and executive…

News Coney Island Cathedral after Superstorm Sandy.
1

Despite serving as a hub for disaster relief efforts in the desperate months after Superstorm Sandy, Coney Island Cathedral, the neighborhood’s largest church, was denied government assistance to help rebuild. Due to federal laws that prohibit FEMA money from going to religious groups, the congregation has been holding weekly services for almost three years among…

News Photo of Mark Treyger
1

The New York City Council on Thursday passed legislation proposed by Councilman Mark Treyger to strengthen telecommunications infrastructure against future storms. During the Hurricane Sandy, power outages and flooding at critical communication hubs caused many people to emerge from the storm without phone, cable or internet access. Although the city sent out frequent online and television updates…

Events
0

The Kings Bay YM-YWHA will be hosting a public forum on Superstorm Sandy recovery tomorrow, June 17 at the Y, 3495 Nostrand Avenue. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the forum starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. City Councilman Mark Treyger will speak about his efforts on the Recovery & Resiliency Committee, and attendees will also hear from other…

News
2

Last Saturday, a prototype for emergency living quarters was unveiled. The experimental post-disaster housing module stacks five steel units on top of each other like Lego pieces to create accommodations that are more comfortable than your rotting, soggy home after Superstorm Sandy. The project has been in the works for six years now. The NYC Office…

News
3

Build it Back isn’t the only government-sponsored aid program that has failed to distribute money to those hit by Superstorm Sandy. More than 330 small businesses that were affected by Sandy are still waiting for federal money meant to help them recover, according to DNAinfo. The federally-funded NYC Hurricane Sandy Loan & Grant program has…

News
1

State Senator Marty Golden covered a range of issues from heroin to flood insurance at a well-attended meeting of the Manhattan Beach Community Group meeting last night. Here’s the cliff notes to Golden’s appearance: He talked about the high concentration of senior citizens in Brooklyn, especially in the south, and said that this population needed…

News
0

New York City, New York State and New Jersey may have to compete for more than $1 billion in promised Superstorm Sandy relief that the federal government is now looking to redirect to victims of other natural disasters. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is considering sending off $1 billion of an as-yet unspent…

1 2