“Shop Sandy Biz” Campaign, $17B Infrastructure Upgrades as Second Anniversary Approaches

Over the past two years, New York City has seen its share of hard times and recovery continues at a steady pace. On Sunday, October 26th, Senator Charles Shumer announced in front of the Whitehall Terminal that a total of $17 billion has been collected by New York State for […]

Can Non-Profit Agencies Fill in Gaps Left by City Government?

Because of stalling progress on the storm recovery front, many Hurricane Sandy victims are turning to smaller, non-profit organizations for the help they need. Now twenty months have passed since Hurricane Sandy hit New York, and other than a handful of state buyout recipients, a majority of storm survivors are […]

Hurricane Arthur Leaves Some Uncertainty for New York City and The Northeast

Tropical Storm Arthur became a hurricane today and is headed north, gaining strength. The Category 2 storm just passed Georgia’s Atlantic coast and will be making landfall in North Carolina tomorrow, July 4th according to the latest data. Continuing to put a damper on the holiday weekend, Arthur is predicted […]

New York State Buyout Program to Include Graham Beach

The New York State Buyout Program has been expanded again, and this time homeowners in Graham Beach are eligible for a reprieve. The Mid-Island neighborhood joins Ocean Breeze and Oakwood Beach in the state-sanctioned home buyout program, it was announced this past weekend. Hurricane Sandy damaged communities must lie in […]

Grassroots Group “Stop FEMA Now” Gets Heard By Congress

The ongoing battle against the Federal Emergency Management Agency continues, and this time, scales have been tipped in the favor of homeowners. Following Hurricane Sandy, FEMA changed their flood insurance maps to include many more homes within “high-risk” zones. As a result, sky-high flood insurance rates have been proposed for […]