January 11, 2013 WNPRA rural Connecticut town is now home to 13 families from Staten Island who lost everything after Superstorm Sandy — and more families are on the way. Locals and members of a megachurch helped build 20 mobile homes in New Milford, Conn., for the displaced families.
January 3, 2013 The Jersey shore is a part of the region's culture that inspires nostalgia. But post-Superstorm Sandy, there are questions about how to rebuild the places special to many and who should pay. "Is it going to look like what people remember from their childhoods? The answer is no," one mayor says.
December 31, 2012 Some economists predict that the reconstruction from the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy will produce a stimulus effect for the U.S. economy in 2013 — especially in construction and related industries. Others say the losses associated with a storm will outweigh any positive effects from the rebuilding.
December 28, 2012 WNYCThis New Year's Eve, victims of Superstorm Sandy will likely be in Times Square to watch the ball drop. But they may not be there by choice. Their homes were ruined by the storm in October, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency has placed thousands in hotels in the area.
December 21, 2012 Many Staten Island residents are still not back in their homes since Sandy washed ashore. Local volunteers have opened a toy store where FEMA-registered families with children can pick up donated toys, holiday decorations and stocking stuffers. Thus far, the shop has given away more than 2,000 toys.
December 13, 2012 Hurricane Sandy delivered a powerful punch to New York's Ellis and Liberty islands. While Lady Liberty sustained no damage, flooding destroyed much of Ellis Island's infrastructure, and the Statue of Liberty National Monument is closed indefinitely.
December 12, 2012 While the storm did not influence the nation's jobless figures as much as expected, there are still thousands of people who are unemployed in Sandy's wake. Many businesses on the East Coast are still making repairs or have closed entirely, leaving many families in limbo.
December 12, 2012 Federal taxpayers will pay the lion's share of the restoration for the Jersey shore damage caused by Sandy. But since most of those who will benefit are private landowners on the shore, one N.J. lawmaker wants to prohibit the shore towns from charging access fees to their public beaches.
December 10, 2012 WNYCCrowdfunding is a simple way for anyone to ask for money online from friends, family and even strangers. One woman raised $10,000 to help her neighbors affected by Hurricane Sandy. She's been hand-delivering checks to owners of damaged businesses and people who just need the extra lift.
December 8, 2012 WNYCHurricane Sandy wrecked hundreds of thousands of cars along the New York and New Jersey shorelines, and could cost auto insurers around $800 million. That's not the companies' only problem, though; disposing of these water-damaged vehicles isn't so simple.
December 6, 2012 Most New York City subway stations affected by Superstorm Sandy are up and running again. But others, submerged by seawater during the storm, will need to be gutted before they can reopen. The South Ferry station in lower Manhattan alone could cost $600 million to repair.