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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The next meeting of the Manhattan Beach Community Group (MBCG) will be Wednesday, April 23 at 8:00 p.m. inside Public School 195, 131 Irwin Street at Hampton Avenue. Guest speaker, State Senator Marty Golden, will discuss and answer your questions on topics including: How does the New York State budget affect you? Will your property taxes…