Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force Releases National Strategy to Prepare for Future Storms

Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force Releases National Strategy to Prepare for Future Storms

The Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force was formed almost a year ago as an action tank to get storm-ravaged New York areas back on their feet. Yesterday, the organization and US…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Science and Resilience Institute for Jamaica Bay

Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Science and Resilience Institute for Jamaica Bay

This week, Mayor Bloomberg and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that Jamaica Bay will be home to a new environmental research center called the Science and Resilience…

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SHoP Architects' Dancing Towers Break Ground on First Avenue and Could Be Storm Resistant

SHoP Architects' Dancing Towers Break Ground on First Avenue and Could Be Storm Resistant

From a community that would double as a storm surge protector to flood-proof prefab beach buildings, NYC has been leading the charge on all sorts of new ideas that will make it "A…

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MTA Secures $200 Million in Flood Insurance Protection for Future Superstorm Sandy-Like Events

MTA Secures $200 Million in Flood Insurance Protection for Future Superstorm Sandy-Like Events

Not wanting to get caught with its pants down by another Superstorm Sandy, the Metropolitan Transportation Agency announced today that it's picked up $200 million in insurance money…

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FrankenBeaches: Sandy-Damaged Waterfronts to Be Repaired with Sand from Other Beaches

FrankenBeaches: Sandy-Damaged Waterfronts to Be Repaired with Sand from Other Beaches

This August, NYC will begin their latest beach restoration project, repairing popular Sandy-ravaged Brooklyn beaches located between W. 37th St. and Brighton Beach and requiring beach…

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See Photos of NYC's New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings in the Rockaways

See Photos of NYC's New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings in the Rockaways

The view from inside one of the beach pod bathrooms is a lot nicer than what you might expect! After the superstorm, Rockaway Beach, Coney Island, Midland Beach, Wolfe's Pond Park…

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Researchers Find That Forgotten 150-Year-Old Seawall Saved Part of NJ from Hurricane Sandy

Researchers Find That Forgotten 150-Year-Old Seawall Saved Part of NJ from Hurricane Sandy

Two side-by-side beach communities in New Jersey - though seemingly similar - fared very differently when Hurricane Sandy hit their shores, and now researchers understand why. Led by…

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12 Things You Should Have at Home in Case of a Hurricane

12 Things You Should Have at Home in Case of a Hurricane

Photo via Goal Zero A Solar Power Kit Most people don't typically think of solar power as a go-to energy source, but when power outages occur, having a solar charging kit can mean all…

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NYC Summer YouthWRAP Gives Jobs to Teen Probation Clients at Hurricane Sandy Restoration Sites

NYC Summer YouthWRAP Gives Jobs to Teen Probation Clients at Hurricane Sandy Restoration Sites

This week, Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Linda I. Gibbs and Department of Probation Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi kicked off NYC Summer YouthWRAP, a city initiative to connect teen…

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When the Beach Met the Bay: Plastic Mosaic Recalls Hurricane Sandy Destruction

When the Beach Met the Bay: Plastic Mosaic Recalls Hurricane Sandy Destruction

When the Beach Met the Bay recalls the night that Hurricane Sandy submerged most of Long Beach's homes in four feet of water. The water has since receded, but many residents are still…

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Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on Staten Island's New Stapleton Waterfront Community Project

Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on Staten Island's New Stapleton Waterfront Community Project

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and city officials broke ground yesterday on a $150 million project that will transform Staten Island’s former U.S. Homeport Naval Base (inoperative for over…

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NYC Officials Unveil New Flood Zones Adding 600,000 Residents and Businesses to the Map

NYC Officials Unveil New Flood Zones Adding 600,000 Residents and Businesses to the Map

Yesterday, New York City officials released final updates to the city’s hurricane evacuation zones that include an additional 600,000 residents who were not part of the former zoning…

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Global Green Announces

Global Green Announces "Solar for Sandy" Program to Provide Emergency Energy During Natural Disasters

Yesterday, Global Green USA announced the roll-out of its “Solar for Sandy” program to build emergency back-up solar energy systems at five or more Sandy-struck NYC community…

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New FEMA Report Increases NYC Flood Danger Zone to Include 400,000 Residents and 70,000 Buildings

New FEMA Report Increases NYC Flood Danger Zone to Include 400,000 Residents and 70,000 Buildings

Yesterday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency proposed changes to NYC's decades-old flood zone maps that nearly double the number of people and buildings at risk to 400,000…

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Annual PlaNYC Report Shows NYC is Set to Exceed Climate Change Goals by 2030

Annual PlaNYC Report Shows NYC is Set to Exceed Climate Change Goals by 2030

According to an annual progress report released last week, PlaNYC is on track to exceed its greenhouse gas reduction goals by the year 2030. The paper measured progress on more…

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AN.ONYMOUS Proposes Elevating the Rockaways 10 to 15 Meters Above Sea Level

AN.ONYMOUS Proposes Elevating the Rockaways 10 to 15 Meters Above Sea Level

"ex.terra" // by AN.ONYMOUS from IMAN ANSARI on Vimeo. “ex.terra” connects to the existing subway line, bridges and roads in the Rockaways as an anamorphic grid, plugging the…

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12 Things to Know Before Using NYC's New Citi Bike Share Program

12 Things to Know Before Using NYC's New Citi Bike Share Program

1. GET THE CITI BIKE APP If you have a smartphone, you can make your Citi Bike experience a whole lot better by downloading the free Citi Bike app here. Once it's on your phone, you'll…

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NYC Build it Back Program Provides Funds for Homeowners to Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

NYC Build it Back Program Provides Funds for Homeowners to Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

Mayor Bloomberg recently announced the launch of the “NYC Build it Back” program to assist homeowners, landlords and tenants whose homes were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Affected…

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Is New York Ready for Another Superstorm? Not Really.

Is New York Ready for Another Superstorm? Not Really.

Hurricane season started last week, and the NOAA is predicting that it will be one of the worst the U.S. has ever seen. Considering what happened to New York in the last super storm, we…

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Citi Bike Share Program is Now Also Open to Daily and Weekly Riders in NYC

Citi Bike Share Program is Now Also Open to Daily and Weekly Riders in NYC

If you're one of the many New Yorkers who stood at a Citi Bike kiosk last week pressing buttons and scratching your head because you simply couldn't rent a bike, we've got good news for…

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Shipping Container Beer Garden and SmorgasBar Now Open for Business at South Street Seaport

Shipping Container Beer Garden and SmorgasBar Now Open for Business at South Street Seaport

Photo ©Yuka Yoneda While heavy rain did hamper construction last week, a good number of the new container shops and eateries have been serving customers since last weekend, and the…

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A Train Service Restored to the Rockaways as of Today!

A Train Service Restored to the Rockaways as of Today!

Great news for residents living in the Rockaways - after nearly seven months of cramming onto slow and crowded shuttle buses thanks to Hurricane Sandy, the New York Metropolitan…

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High Line Hotel Reneges on Promise to Re-Hire Employees After Hurricane Sandy Flood

High Line Hotel Reneges on Promise to Re-Hire Employees After Hurricane Sandy Flood

Employees of the High Line Hotel were expecting to get back to work after the hotel suffered major flooding damage during Hurricane Sandy, and owners MCR Development and Brodsky…

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NYC Beaches Are Now Open After Post-Hurricane Sandy Restoration and Improvements

NYC Beaches Are Now Open After Post-Hurricane Sandy Restoration and Improvements

Last week, Mayor Bloomberg and New York City Parks Commissioner Veronica M. White visited Coney Island to announce the opening of all New York City beaches for the 2013 season. The…

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Citi Bike Share Program Launches in New York City With 6,000 Bikes!

Citi Bike Share Program Launches in New York City With 6,000 Bikes!

Citi Bike just launched New York City's first bike sharing program as 6,000 royal blue cruisers took to the streets of Manhattan! So far more than 10,000 people have signed up to…

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