Category Archive: The New York Times

Feb 06

Mr. Cuomo’s Sandy Plan Editorial

Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York wants to spend as much as $400 million to buy and raze damaged homes in the floodplains of New York State. These properties, victims of Hurricane Sandy, would then be turned into parks, bird sanctuaries, dunes or simply stretches of open beach, serving as buffer zones to protect residents inland from …

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Feb 04

Cuomo Seeking Home Buyouts in Flood Zones By THOMAS KAPLAN

Karsten Moran for The New York Times Joseph Tirone Jr., a homeowner, leads the Oakwood Beach Buyout Committee on Staten Island. “These people have been so beat up,” said Mr. Tirone. “It’s just gotten to be too much.” By THOMAS KAPLAN Published: February 3, 2013 308 Comments   ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is proposing to spend as …

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