Nearly 600 families have been invited into the enhanced buyout program thanks to the efforts of the Oakwood Beach Buyout Committee. The program was unceremoniously stopped in Staten Island, and it never made it to any other part of the city. The NYC build-it-back program includes an “acquisition for redevelopment” program, but two years after the storm, it has not been successfully utilized for even one participant. However, the enhanced program was successfully implemented in Long Island, where over 700 families have signed up, and the number there continues to grow. The email firstname.lastname@example.org is still being monitored by Mr. Tirone and any questions or comments will reach him at that email address.