Superstorm Sandy News

N.J. to Receive $1.3B in Federal Funds for Transit Storm Protection

New Jersey will receive $1.28 billion in federal funds to strengthen its transit system against catastrophic storms such as Superstorm Sandy, which brought commuter service to a halt almost two years ago. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s office said the …

FEMA Wants at Least $5.8M in Superstorm Sandy Aid Repaid

After Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast nearly two years ago, the federal government quickly sent out $1.4 billion in emergency disaster aid to the hurricane’s victims. Now, thousands of people might have to pay back their share. The Federal …

NYC Mayor Announces $108M for Storm-Hit Brooklyn Housing Project

Almost two years after Superstorm Sandy struck, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sept. 5 that a storm-damaged Brooklyn housing project will get $108 million in federal relief, and said he expects Sandy funds to flow to …

Feds: New Jersey Gov. Christie’s Post-Sandy Ads Were OK

The federal government says New Jersey did not run afoul of any regulations when Gov. Chris Christie starred in ads that promoted beach tourism in the summer after Superstorm Sandy hit the state. But an audit by the Department of …

New York City Exceeds Post-Sandy Housing Recovery Goal

New York City says it has exceeded its post-Sandy housing recovery goal, reimbursing 500 homeowners and starting construction on 500 homes by Labor Day. The director of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Office of Housing Recovery tells the Wall Street Journal …

Sandy-Hit Towns in N.Y., N.J. Wrestle With Eminent-Domain Choice

On a tiny spit of land off Long Island in New York, the wealthy village of Asharoken faces a dilemma borne of Superstorm Sandy. Either it accepts millions of dollars in federal aid to build a protective sand dune and …

In Sandy Turnaround Test, New York City Says It’ll Meet Goal

A home-repair program in New York City has been sprinting to meet a self-imposed deadline to signal a turnaround in Superstorm Sandy recovery, and officials say they’re positioned to pass their test of rebuilding both houses and confidence. The milestone …

New Jersey Hotel to Pay $65K in Sandy Price Gouging Case

A hotel in southern New Jersey has agreed to pay nearly $65,000 to settle allegations of price gouging in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Amy Hotels did business as Econo Lodge in Egg Harbor Township. New Jersey state officials claimed …

New York’s Breezy Point Dune Plan Passes First Review

A multimillion-dollar request to the federal government for a grant to build a dune system and other coastal protections for a Queens, New York, neighborhood that lost 355 homes to fire and flooding during Superstorm Sandy is moving forward, the …

NYC Mayor: Be Prepared for Peak Hurricane Season

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is urging New Yorkers to prepare for peak hurricane season. Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean begins June 1 but New York City is most vulnerable from August to October. De Blasio handed …