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Date registered: January 24, 2013

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  1. Governor Cuomo Announces Staten Island Buyouts — February 18, 2017
  2. After The Waves, Staten Island Homeowner Takes Sandy Buyout — November 17, 2014
  3. Fox Beach fades to green After Superstorm Sandy, Staten Island neighbors give their homes to Nature — October 29, 2014
  4. Oakwood Beach: Sell out, tear down and leave — October 20, 2014
  5. Retreat from the Water’s Edge BY NATE LAVEY — October 16, 2014

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  4. Cuomo Seeking Home Buyouts in Flood Zones By THOMAS KAPLAN — 1 comment

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Jan 10

Coastal Recovery Plan Emphasizes ‘Living Shorelines’

By Jane Gray and Genevieve Belmaker, Epoch Times A part of a house that floated off its foundation when Superstorm Sandy hit sits in the middle of a coastal estuary in the Oakwood Beach area of Staten Island, New York, in November 2012. (Paul J. Richards/Getty Images)   NEW YORK—Staten Islanders are among the beneficiaries …

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Jan 02

Ocean Breeze Buyout Map


Dec 02

Second House In Oakwood Beach Demolished After Sandy Buyout

By: Aaron Dickens 12/02/2013 01:28 PM NY1 VIDEO:A second house in Oakwood Beach has been demolished after a state buyout of the neighborhood that was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. State officials say there will be many more in the coming weeks. NY1’s Aaron Dickens filed a report. See the video here:

Nov 27

State tears down second house in Staten Island’s Oakwood Beach under buyout program (with photos/video)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — “It’s coming down like it’s a little doll house,” said Joe Tirone Wednesday morning of the rental property he owned at 87 Fox Beach Ave. in Oakwood Beach. The home, a one-bed beach bungalow built in 1940, was torn down by a backhoe that appeared bigger than the house itself. Its …

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Nov 18

Ocean Breeze Houses Devastated By Sandy To Be Bought By New York State

NEW YORK (AP) — Residents of a flood-prone area battered by Superstorm Sandy are getting a financial lifeline, with state officials announcing a plan to buy all 129 homes in a neighborhood sandwiched between a tidal marsh and the Atlantic Ocean. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the state was extending its Sandy buyout …

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Nov 08

Tax-funded buyouts underway for homeowners slammed by Sandy

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Oct 29

After Sandy, resilience for some means rebuilding somewhere else

by Alia Malek @aliamalek October 29, 2013  5:00AM ET Nearly an entire neighborhood takes a state buyout, effectively handing its devastated land back to nature Joe Monte’s abandoned Oakwood Beach dream house, boarded up behind overgrown plants, Oct. 2, 2013.Kathy Willens/AP On the night of Oct. 29, 2012, with the Atlantic’s waters quickly rising inside his bungalow …

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Oct 29

After Sandy, only a lucky few getting buyouts

The Associated Press The forces of nature had been threatening the Staten Island’s Oakwood Beach neighborhood for years, flooding the streets every time it rained, sending crabs skittering into bungalows and swamping basements so regularly that it was just accepted as part of life. But after Superstorm Sandy swept in with 20-foot waves that crashed …

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Oct 28

One year later, Oakwood Beach is lost to Sandy

A year on from Sandy, many communities have at least started the process of repair.  Twenty-five thousand New Yorkers have applied for assistance, mostly to repair homes. But some communities are throwing in the towel entirely. Patti Snyder’s home – a one story white bungalow type house – is picturesque. Cute even. An American flag …

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Oct 28

The Slow, Uneven Rebuilding After Superstorm Sandy

To here the NPR story click below Source: Transcript: STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: It’s MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. Good morning. I’m Steve Inskeep. RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: And I’m Renee Montagne. A year after Hurricane Sandy, the recovery in some of New York City’s hardest-hit neighborhoods is far from complete. In the borough of Staten Island, …

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