November 13, 2012 Boardwalks are the commercial anchors of many beach towns. But as a result of Hurricane Sandy, boardwalks in New Jersey towns like Seaside Heights and Belmar lie buckled and shredded. Now, the people there are assessing the damage and figuring out what it will take to rebuild.
November 12, 2012 A lot of residents in the Rockaway section of Queens walk around wearing surgical masks. The streets are jammed with sanitation trucks, supply trucks and tractors. It looks and sounds like a construction area, but it's not. It's a demolition zone as residents gut their homes to fight mold.
November 11, 2012 Tens of thousands of people in the New York City area lost their homes to Superstorm Sandy. Many may be in need of temporary housing, so the home-sharing website Airbnb is working to connect people made homeless by Sandy with people willing to provide free housing.
November 11, 2012 The military veterans who have been cleaning up and rebuilding in New York and New Jersey say that volunteering helps them as much as it supports the local residents. They say getting back into a chaotic environment with a clear and worthwhile mission helps with the transition to civilian life.
November 6, 2012 Norfolk, Va., has spent decades — and millions of dollars — raising houses and building barriers to successfully hold back the sea. Expanding such efforts to other vulnerable coastal areas, such as New York and New Jersey, could work, but costs could reach the billions.
November 5, 2012 About a third of the roughly 1 million without power in New York live on Long Island. With temperatures falling, residents are desperate to get back in their homes. Officials, however, say powering up homes is a challenge because of electrical fire risks that could make a bad situation worse.
November 5, 2012 In the midst of crisis, music can sometimes mitigate the pain and loss. From powerful pop songs and intimate string quartets to soaring symphonies or singer-songwriters, tell us what you're listening to in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy (and the stress of the election).
November 5, 2012 The beachfront, blue-collar town in Queens, N.Y., was hit hard not only by Superstorm Sandy's raging winds and floodwaters, but also by a massive fire that tore through the area. More than a hundred homes were destroyed as firefighters battled for nearly 10 hours. A local fire commander says he's hopeful Breezy Point will recover but knows it will take time.