A fallen tree in Bensonhurst after Hurricane Sandy hit the city. (Photo via Mike/Flickr Creative Commons) [https://flic.kr/p/dq1M8J]BROOKLYN – Today marks eight years since Hurricane Sandy crashed into New York City’s shoreline. It caused 43 deaths and $19 billion in widespread devastation. [http://www.nyc.
An aviation bill could help homeowners previously ineligible for disaster relief funds. After Superstorm Sandy, some homeowners received FEMA emergency funds. Once those emergency funds maxed out at $32,000, FEMA instructed homeowners to apply for low-interest, federal-based Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. Soon after some homeowners qualified for and
The haphazard construction site at the Surfside Gardens Community Center in Coney Island (Kyle Kucharski / BKLYNER)CONEY ISLAND – This October marks the five-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy’s destructive landfall here in New York, yet some areas of the city seem to have been more neglected in recovery efforts. The
Assemblywoman Pamela Harris. (Photo: Pamela Harris State Assembly 46th District [https://www.facebook.com/1074640702569013/photos/a.1074644935901923.1073741825.1074640702569013/1074645035901913/?type=3&theater] / Facebook)Assemblywoman Pamela Harris has introduced a bill that would allow homeowners to reap the rewards of outfitting their homes with green infrastructure projects. Under the
(Photo: L.C. Nøttaasen [https://www.flickr.com/photos/magnera/3984413077/] / Flickr)Almost 7,000 people lost power for several hours Sunday after two power outages struck Sheepshead Bay and Gravesend. The first blackout was caused by a fallen tree limb near East 26th Street and Avenue I, a spokesperson
Courtesy of Councilman Mark Treyger’s OfficeEven the threat of Hurricane Joaquin [/hurricane-joaquin-or-not-its-good-to-be-prepared/#.Vg6_n2RViko]won’t stop these volunteers. Clad in rain ponchos, Councilman Mark Treyger and State Assembly hopeful Pamela Harris [/pamela-harris-wins-democratic-nomination-for-brook-krasnys-assembly-seat/] joined a group from the Sea Gate Association today to help build a new playground at