Rockaway Beach isn’t what it used to be since Hurricane Sandy sent seawater surging up New York’s coast. Gone is the boardwalk – it was washed away in the flood. In its place are raised concession stands and wooden fences, with signs promising a rebuilt, fortified beach. Instead of stairs […]
Some city homeowners begin opting for razing when rebuilding seems to fail
Homeowners on the city’s shores have had just about enough of being washed out. With the two-year anniversary of Sandy approaching later this month, only a small percentage of the homes that applied for rebuilding have seen construction begin. With Build it Back generally considered a failed response to the […]
R train reopens under budget, under schedule and under prepared
The subway is in good service … until, maybe, another storm hits. While the MTA has poured millions into rebuilding the transit system after Sandy, there are few guarantees that the time-effective work over the last two years will make the city’s tunnels more resilient than before. Should another storm […]
New Storefronts for Storm-Ravaged Businesses
The City is trying to replicate the success of the Small Business Storefront Improvement Pilot Program along Beach 116th, making it available to nearly any Superstorm Sandy impacted business that falls within an evacuation zone.