Tag Archives: Hurricane Sandy

New York City Braces For 15-Month L Train Shutdown

The New York Post reports: It appears that the Williamsburg exodus has begun — with apartment inventory shooting up by 25 percent and rent slipping back down to 2015 prices — thanks to the L-train shutdown. Local hipsters are apparently heading for the hills as the final day of service fast approaches. “The shutdown is eight months away, which means …

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Chris Christie: Ted Cruz Is Lying About Voting Against Sandy Relief Because The Bill Was Pork-Filled [VIDEO]

NJ.com reports: Gov. Chris Christie slammed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Tuesday night for saying two-thirds of the Hurricane Sandy relief aid had “nothing to do with Sandy.” Christie, speaking on MSNBC a day after Cruz made the assertion on the same network the prior day, called the lawmaker out by name and accused him of exploiting national disasters for his …

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NYC’s MTA Lays Out Coming L Train Pain [VIDEO]

New York City’s MTA has issued a fascinating and informative video which lays out the coming years-long closure of the L train, the busiest downtown link between Brooklyn and Manhattan. From the New York Times: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is asking riders of the L subway how they would like their nightmare: nasty, brutish and shortish, or somewhat less painful …

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Chris Cristie Hecked At Sandy Event

Via ABC News: This is why some people love him … and some people hate him. N.J. Gov. Chris Christie, appearing along the Jersey Shore to mark the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, got heckled by a local activist and former councilman. So Christie did what he does — fire back. “I’m glad you had your day to show off, …

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NYC Flood Risk: 20X Greater Than 1844

This won’t come as a surprise to anybody who lived here during Hurricane Sandy. Via Mashable: In a sign of the shift to a riskier coastal flood environment in New York, one which is mirrored in many low-lying coastal cities worldwide, the study found that three of the nine highest recorded water levels in the New York Harbor region since …

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More Woes For Chris Christie

The feds are now investigating Chris Christie for the spending on those incessant “Stronger Than The Storm” commercials which promoted New Jersey’s Hurricane Sandy recovery and heavily featured Christie at the same time he was campaigning for reelection.

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Al Jazeera On Ali Forney Center

As part of its coverage of the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, yesterday Al Jazeera published a story about the destruction the Ali Forney Center’s Manhattan headquarters, which staffers found devastated by chest-high seawater. But Al Jazeera says that the public’s reaction to Ali Forney’s plight was one of the few “feel-good stories” of the storm. And that good feeling was …

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Hurricane Sandy: One Year Ago Today

Source. I’m still amazed that most of the subway system was operating again within weeks.

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Bloomberg Unveils $20B Storm Plan

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has unveiled a massive $20B plan to protect the city from again suffering the devastating flooding wrought by Hurricane Sandy. The plan calls for an extensive network of barriers, levees, and bulkheads along parts of the city’s 520 miles of waterfront. That $20B figure is just a jumping off point and is approximately equal …

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New York City Has A Baby Bump

Nine months after Hurricane Sandy put the lights out for a week or more in much of the city, Gotham’s delivery rooms will see a surge in babies. “There’s definitely an uptick,” said Dr. Jacques Moritz, director of the division of gynecology at St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. “This is just old basic physiology. There’s no Internet and no cable. What …

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New Hurricane Names Released

Via the National Weather Service: The six lists above are used in rotation and re-cycled every six years, i.e., the 2013 list will be used again in 2019. The only time that there is a change in the list is if a storm is so deadly or costly that the future use of its name on a different storm would …

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House Approves Sandy Aid Bill

67 Republicans voted against the bill, which was “dramatically” scaled back to only $9.6B.

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Christie Slams Boehner Over Sandy Aid

“This is why the American people hate Congress.”

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Afternoon View

Hurricane Sandy did a number on Fort Lauderdale Beach, which seems about half as wide as when I last saw it. I don’t recall that lifeguard stand being so close the water.

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Giuliani Backs MTA Chief For Mayor

Two weeks ago we learned that MTA head Joe Lhota, who has earned widespread praise for the response to Hurricane Sandy, was being touted in GOP circles as a candidate to succeed Mayor Bloomberg. Now he’s got Giuliani in his corner. Via New York Times: Former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, under whom Mr. Lhota was a deputy mayor and with …

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NEW YORK CITY: Hurricane Sandy Victims Remembered With Rainbow Laser

If you were wondering what that was in the New York City sky last night, it was the opening of a three-day laser show in commemoration of the victims of Hurricane Sandy. From the press materials: Art Production Fund and The Standard present Global Rainbow, After the Storm, a monumental outdoor laser installation by American artist Yvette Mattern on view …

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NYC Subway Damage Almost $5B

The entire annual operating budget for the MTA is $7B.

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