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Nov 27

State tears down second house in Staten Island’s Oakwood Beach under buyout program (with photos/video)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — “It’s coming down like it’s a little doll house,” said Joe Tirone Wednesday morning of the rental property he owned at 87 Fox Beach Ave. in Oakwood Beach. The home, a one-bed beach bungalow built in 1940, was torn down by a backhoe that appeared bigger than the house itself. Its …

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Nov 08

Tax-funded buyouts underway for homeowners slammed by Sandy

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Oct 29

After Sandy, resilience for some means rebuilding somewhere else

by Alia Malek @aliamalek October 29, 2013  5:00AM ET Nearly an entire neighborhood takes a state buyout, effectively handing its devastated land back to nature Joe Monte’s abandoned Oakwood Beach dream house, boarded up behind overgrown plants, Oct. 2, 2013.Kathy Willens/AP On the night of Oct. 29, 2012, with the Atlantic’s waters quickly rising inside his bungalow …

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Oct 29

After Sandy, only a lucky few getting buyouts

The Associated Press The forces of nature had been threatening the Staten Island’s Oakwood Beach neighborhood for years, flooding the streets every time it rained, sending crabs skittering into bungalows and swamping basements so regularly that it was just accepted as part of life. But after Superstorm Sandy swept in with 20-foot waves that crashed …

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Oct 28

The Slow, Uneven Rebuilding After Superstorm Sandy

To here the NPR story click below Source: Transcript: STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: It’s MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. Good morning. I’m Steve Inskeep. RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: And I’m Renee Montagne. A year after Hurricane Sandy, the recovery in some of New York City’s hardest-hit neighborhoods is far from complete. In the borough of Staten Island, …

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Mar 27

Buyout Announcement

On Monday, February 25, 2013, Governor Cuomo in his State of the State address at CSI, announced the NYS buyout program.  He said “I want to be there for people and communities who want to say, ‘I’m going to give this parcel back to Mother Nature.’”  The Foxbeach section of Oakwood Beach is such a …

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