Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane Sandy’

The Long Street to Recovery

Written by Jessica Mastronardi on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

seaportBiz_ South Street Seaport businesses are still struggling with legal issues in the wake of Hurricane Sandy damage It is no surprise that the South Street Seaport is still heavily feeling the effects of Superstorm Sandy. At a recent legal clinic aimed at helping small business owners in the area, several owners spoke about the difficulties [&hellip
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How to Have an Offbeat Valentine’s Day

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Shun the conventional dates this Feb. 14 Whether you’ve been with your significant other for a while or you’re spending Valentine’s Day with someone you just met on the train—or even if you’re single but ready to mingle—you don’t want to go on the same old boring dates year after year. If you’re into committing [&hellip
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Trauma Continues: For Downtown Hospitals, Hurricane Sandy Never Ended

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Disaster may be fading from other New Yorkers’ minds, but hospitals like Beth Israel have been forced to permanently re-examine their operations. Before the antiseptic smell even has a chance to reach your nose, the first thing you notice about Beth Israel’s ER is the sheer number of people occupying it. Bodies fill every chair [&hellip
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Local Politicians React to State of the State

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

We asked the state senators and assembly members from our neighborhoods to respond to Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State address Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his annual State of the State speech, addressing a population that had recently been shaken by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the unthinkable violence of the school [&hellip
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Empire Statement

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Politics, West Side Spirit

DSC_0059stevebuschemiCLOSE A Q&A WITH ACTOR STEVE BUSCEMI Since his breakout performance in Jim Jarmusch’s 1989 film Mystery Train, Steve Buscemi has become one of New York’s most recognizable and beloved actors. With his distinctive voice, gaunt visage and agitated manner, Buscemi has breathed life into unforgettable and eminently quotable characters in movies like The Big Lebowski, [&hellip
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Sandy’s Victims Still Need Help; Traffic Tragedies Can Still Be Avoided

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Bette Dewing “Together we can change the face of our culture” was the subtitle chosen by editor Allen Houston for my previous column. Allen, who left this company shortly after that, chose a lot of good headlines in his two-plus years editing the paper, and we thank him and wish him great success in his new workplace. [&hellip
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Tapped In: Sandy Aid; Fire Fatalities; Ed Potter Award

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

fire Compiled by Paul Bisceglio NADLER, CUOMO ATTACK DELAY IN SANDY AID The House of Representatives’ failure to vote on a $60 billion Hurricane Sandy disaster aid bill last week prompted a number of angry responses by local elected officials representing the storm-ravaged city. “This is a betrayal of the millions of Americans who are struggling [&hellip
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Tapped In: Bellevue Hospital; NY Museum; Christmas Clean-Up

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

ot_museumxmas_kids_aa Compiled by Paul Bisceglio and Whitney Harris BELLEVUE HOSPITAL REOPENS E.R. Bellevue Hospital reopened its emergency department for limited services on Monday, Dec. 24, for the first time since Hurricane Sandy. The department is now staffed and receiving ambulances for the treatment of non-traumatic and non-critical injuries. “Bellevue plays a vital role in the community, [&hellip
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Tenants of Luxury Building Sue Management Over Sandy

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

A huge boiler sits outside of 2 Gold Street. The residents of 2 Gold Street accuse building management of being grossly unprepared for flooding By Sophia Rosenbaum After Hurricane Sandy devastated downtown, many buildings were left uninhabitable for days and weeks at a time due to severe flood damage. Many of those displaced residents have since been able to return, but residents of the [&hellip
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