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  • After Sandy, lower Manhattan limps back to life

    NEW YORK (AP) — The hum of massive mobile generators, boilers and pumps emerges blocks from Manhattan’s Financial District and turns into a steady din south of Wall Street — …


  • After Sandy, lower Manhattan limps back to life

    NEW YORK (AP) — Parts of lower Manhattan’s Financial District are still laboring to recover nearly a month after Superstorm Sandy. A real estate consulting firm says that of the …


  • NY’s Fire Island assesses future after Sandy

    OCEAN BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers who cherish Fire Island as an idyllic summertime getaway feared the worst when the 32-mile-long barrier island took a direct hit from Superstorm …


  • Sandy victims cheered by NYC’s Thanksgiving parade

    NEW YORK (AP) — Victims of Superstorm Sandy in New York and elsewhere in the Northeast were comforted Thursday by kinder weather, free holiday meals and — for some — …


  • Sandy victims prepare for subdued Thanksgiving

    NEW YORK (AP) — The things that Marge Gatti once cherished are lying on what’s left of her deck, spattered in mud, like a yard sale gone awry. The white …


  • Study: NJ beaches 30-40 feet narrower after storm

    SPRING LAKE, N.J. (AP) — The average New Jersey beach is 30 to 40 feet narrower after Superstorm Sandy, according to a survey that is sure to intensify a long-running …


  • Superstorm shines light on federal beach program

    SPRING LAKE, N.J. (AP) — Towns along the Jersey shore that made use of federal money to build up beaches came through Superstorm Sandy with far less damage than those …


  • Obama views Sandy recovery in tour of NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to stick with New Yorkers still struggling 17 days after Superstorm Sandy “until the rebuilding is complete” after getting an up-close …


  • Obama views Sandy recovery in aerial tour of NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama got his first look Thursday at the devastation that Superstorm Sandy waged on New York City, with a helicopter tour above flood-ravaged and …


  • Amid political storm, Obama to view Sandy recovery

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the midst of a political tempest that has engulfed his former CIA director and his top military commander in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama traveled Thursday …


  • What does it take to get people to flee a storm?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Despite days of dire forecasts and explicit warnings, hundreds of thousands of people in New York and New Jersey ignored mandatory evacuation orders as Superstorm Sandy …


  • Many on NY’s Long Island still dark after Sandy

    HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Two weeks after Superstorm Sandy, while most utilities have restored electricity to nearly all their customers, there was one glaring exception Monday: a Long Island power …


  • Gawkers head to NY’s storm-ravaged neighborhoods

    NEW YORK (AP) — Garbage trucks, hulking military vehicles and mud-caked cars move slowly through a Staten Island waterfront neighborhood still reeling from Superstorm Sandy’s storm surge. Then comes an …


  • Laughing in the storm: Comics don’t shy from Sandy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Dave Attell told a packed house at the Comedy Cellar that New York after Superstorm Sandy had a familiar feel. “It was dark. Toilets were …


  • Laughing in the storm: Comics don’t shy from Sandy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Superstorm Sandy is a punchline. That’s the word of New York comics who haven’t skipped a beat in adding the storm to their acts. Comedian Paul …


  • As days without power drag on, frustration simmers

    NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers railed Sunday against a utility that has lagged behind others in restoring power two weeks after the superstorm that socked the region, criticizing its …


  • Delays in power restoration after storm anger some

    NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers railed Sunday against a utility that has lagged behind others in restoring power two weeks after the superstorm that socked the region, criticizing its …


  • About 150K in NY, NJ without power from storms

    NEW YORK (AP) — More than 150,000 homes and businesses in New York and New Jersey are still waiting for the lights to come back on about two weeks after …


  • Sick, frail struggle most in storm’s aftermath

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some of society’s most vulnerable people — the elderly, the disabled and the chronically ill — have been pushed to the brink in the powerless, flood-ravaged …


  • Drivers grapple with NYC gas rationing after Sandy

    NEW YORK (AP) — A return to 1970s-era gas rationing seemed to help with hourslong gas station lines that formed after Superstorm Sandy, but it didn’t end a fuel-gauge fixation …


  • Gas rationing, shortage fray nerves in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — A gasoline shortage caused by Superstorm Sandy forced 1970s-era rationing on New Yorkers Friday, adding a fuel-gauge obsession to their frayed nerves and dwindling patience. “I …


  • Gas rationing, shortage frays nerves in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — A gasoline shortage caused by Superstorm Sandy forced 1970s-era rationing on New Yorkers Friday, adding a fuel-gauge obsession to their frayed nerves and dwindling patience. “I …


  • Sandy likely biggest US relief effort since 2005

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Widespread destruction from Superstorm Sandy will likely make this the largest U.S. relief effort for the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and other groups since Hurricane Katrina’s …


  • Gas rationing begins in NY as power outages abate

    NEW YORK (AP) — A gasoline rationing plan that lets motorists fill up every other day went into effect in New York on Friday morning, as utility crews made some …


  • Gas rationing begins in NY as power outages abate

    NEW YORK (AP) — A gasoline rationing plan that lets motorists fill up every other day went into effect in New York on Friday morning, as utility crews made some …


  • Gas rationing begins in NY; power outages persist

    NEW YORK (AP) — A new gasoline rationing plan that lets motorists fill up every other day went into effect in New York Friday morning as a nor’easter that knocked …


  • FEMA sending manufactured housing to Sandy zones

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is moving manufactured housing into areas in New York and New Jersey that were hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency …


  • Frustration mounts over lingering power outages

    FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Vincent Pina finally saw a couple of utility trucks coming down his street Thursday and started to wave in anticipation. But they just cruised past his …


  • FEMA to use manufactured housing in Sandy zones

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is moving manufactured housing into areas in New York and New Jersey that were hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency …


  • Cuomo: NY superstorm damage could total $33B

    NEW YORK (AP) — Damage in New York state from Superstorm Sandy could total $33 billion when all is said and done, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday as the state …


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