Category Archive: Huffington Post

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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Feb 04

Sandy-Shaken Staten Island Applauds Cuomo’s Proposal To Buy Out Destroyed Homes by Saki Knafo

Three weeks after Hurricane Sandy destroyed his home, Joe Monte stood up at a meeting of Staten Island storm survivors and implored them to give up on any hopes of rebuilding. “I personally don’t want no bleach, no sheetrock, that’s not what we’re here for,” he said. “That area was meant for doing what it did a …

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Dec 06

Staten Island’s Hurricane Sandy Damage Sheds Light On Complicated Political Battle by Saki Knafo & Lila Shapiro

On the southern shore of Staten Island, the remains of a street called Kissam Avenue stretch across the marshland, a trail of ruins leading to the sea. When Pedro Correa first drove down the street six years ago with his wife, their young son and a real estate agent, he was amazed that a street so …

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