Category Archive: Announcements

Feb 25

Next Areas Proposed For State Buyout Program

These are the next 4 proposed areas to receive a buyout from the State, as submitted by their respective community leaders, and assisted by Joseph Tirone Jr.  These areas all have petitioned the State as a result of a history of serious flooding and were all hit particularly hard by Sandy.  Each community has presented …

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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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Aug 19

Gov. Andrew Cuomo expands Staten Island Sandy buyout zone in Oakwood Beach

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Cuomo administration has enhanced the home buyout zone in a portion of Oakwood Beach ravaged by superstorm Sandy. About 120 homes on the periphery of Fox Beach were added by the state, bringing to 300 the number of homes eligible for a buyout, with a potential expansion to 510 homes. The area, …

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Feb 27

Staten Island area hit by Sandy chosen for buyouts BY ASSOCIATED PRESS

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said 141 homeowners in storm-ravaged Oakwood Beach will participate in a state program, in which the state will buy their homes at pre-storm values. (AP) — A Staten Island neighborhood where three people died during Superstorm Sandy will be the first to get state-sponsored home buyouts. Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined the planned …

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Feb 25

Governor Cuomo Announces Staten Island Buyouts