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Nine months after Hurricane Sandy, there has been no ribbon-cutting ceremony at Anita Daly’s home. Her house remains a vacant shell, one of the many that line her West End block. This week … more
More than three months after Hurricane Sandy, West End resident Sam Kinsley has reached her breaking point — and she wants the world to know it. “[Long Beach] is a community of hard-working … more
Fred Vordermeier, 39, who moved to Long Beach from Manhattan with his wife in 2009 to raise a family, pays $3,600 a year for flood insurance. He said that the foundation of his East Chester Street … more
The Long Beach Medical Center, which has been closed since Hurricane Sandy caused $56 million in damage, is facing pressure from the New York State Department of Health to shutter its acute care … more
Brent Wilson, 33, the owner of Shine’s in the West End, has heard countless stories from frustrated residents who come to his 100-year-old bar for a bit of respite. Nearly a year after Hurricane … more
“I’m pissed — I worked three jobs my whole life, and I’m spending my kids’ college funds keeping this afloat,” said Robert Wright, a recently retired New York City firefighter from … more
For the second time in the six months since Hurricane Sandy devastated Long Beach, the city invited representatives from the nation’s disaster recovery agencies to a forum to address residents’ … more
Hurricane Sandy victims whose flood insurance claims were denied due to an “earth movement” provision may soon see financial relief — but many warn that the fight against the provision is far … more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo stood in a spot that Hurricane Sandy flooded with eight feet of water as he announced last Sunday that the state would provide $13 million for the installation of both a seawall and … more
Two months after the State Assembly overwhelmingly passed legislation that would allow the city to borrow millions of dollars in serial bonds to cover costs associated with Hurricane Sandy — and … more
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