Category Archive: Crain’s New York

Oct 20

Oakwood Beach: Sell out, tear down and leave

While many city neighborhoods hit by Hurricane Sandy have yet to rebuild, Staten Island’s Oakwood Beach is returning to its original state at breakneck speed. That earlier condition, however, is the uninhabited marshy lowlands of the type that greeted Giovanni da Verrazzano, the first European to cross the narrows between Brooklyn and Staten Island 500 …

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May 06

Staten Island homeowners in limbo

May 03, 2013 10:29 am Staten Island resident Joseph Tirone brought the idea of a buyout group to his neighbors.¬†Photo credit: Buck Ennis A few weeks ago, in the Oakwood Beach section of Staten Island, it looked almost as though some sort of neighborhood reunion was taking place. Former residents milled about and chatted amicably …

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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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