Category Archive: chronology

May 01

Hurricane Sandy Buyouts Cause Storm Of Confusion, Worry From Politicians by David Howard King

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Fox Beach community of Staten island sits only a few blocks from the ocean on wetlands where tall reeds sprout across the landscape. After the lives of three of its residents were lost during Hurricane Sandy and flooding destroyed a number of the small bungalows that make up the community, more …

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Apr 26

Rep. Grimm Applauds Approval of NYS Recovery Plan, Providing Funding for Staten Island Buyouts

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R,C-SI/Brooklyn) applauds today’s announcement of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s approval of the NYS Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program, which clears the way for home buyout programs: “I applaud Secretary Donovan and Governor Cuomo for expediting the approval of the New …

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Mar 12

Governor Cuomo Seeks Federal Approval of NY State Plans for Housing and Business Storm Recovery Programs

Andrew M. Cuomo – Governor Governor Cuomo Seeks Federal Approval of NY State Plans for Housing and Business Storm Recovery Programs Albany, NY (March 12, 2013) NYS is First State or Local Government to Release Action Plan for Initial $1.7B in Federal CDBG Funding for Disaster Recovery Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today submitted New York State’s proposal …

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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

Feb 21

Buyouts for Staten Island’s Sandy victims inching toward reality By Kiawana Rich

STATEN ISLAND, NY — A plan for storm-weary Staten Islanders, whose homes have been ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, to sell their residences to the government is definitely a go, according to local and community representatives. “The buyout is happening,” said Michael Arvanites, deputy chief of staff for state Sen. Diane Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn), to a …

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Feb 17

Hurricane Sandy final blow: Staten Island neighborhood abandons all hope as residents seek buyout BY MATT LYSIAK AND GREG B. SMITH

Eighty percent of the 183 homeowners in a six-block section of Oakwood Beach have banded together to ask Gov. Cuomo to buy them out — all of them at once. DEBBIE EGAN-CHIN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Residents of Fox Beach ask the government to buy them out of their houses at pre-storm rates and use the …

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