Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane Sandy’

NYU Langone Resumes Inpatient Services

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hospital After severe damage from Hurricane Sandy forced Tisch Hospital and the Schwartz Health Care Center to remain closed for months, these facilities at NYU Langone Medical Center resumed inpatient services on Thursday, Dec. 27. Administrators also anticipate a return of nearly all services by the end of January. “We have overcome many challenges over the [&hellip
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Tapped In: MTA; River Ferry Service; Endorsement; Red Hook

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ferry Compiled by Jessica Mastronardi and Paul Bisceglio MTA TO RAISE FARES The Metropolitan Transportation Authority unanimously voted to raise fares on the city’s trains, buses, bridges and tunnels last Wednesday, Dec. 19. The new rates, which will go into effect in March, include a 25-cent increase on base subway and bus fares (up to $2.50), [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Back to Business; Gun Control

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Renowned Chef Daniel Boulud drops off a gourmet meal and jokes with a resident of Stuyvesant Town. The visit highlighted the Citymeals-on-Wheels program which helps to get food to homebound and elderly. Downtown Getting Back to Business The Downtown Alliance has made it their mission to mold and maintain Lower Manhattan as a world-leading central business district of today. The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy pushed this organization to launch the Back to Business Small Business Grant Program that is now able to provide grant distribution for [&hellip
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Seaport Shops Sending Out SOS

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Council Member Diana Reyna listens to a South Street Seaport small business owner talk about rebuilding her business after Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Aaron Adler Many of the small businesses near the South Street Seaport are struggling to repoen after devastating hurricane damage. By Caroline Lewis Made Fresh Daily, an all-natural café in the once-bustling South Street Seaport neighborhood, enjoyed a buzzing lunch hour on a recent Monday afternoon, seven weeks after Hurricane Sandy left a high-water mark halfway up [&hellip
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Tapped In: Nadler Calls for Action on Guns, Broadway Mall Seeks Donations, Creative Economy Growing

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

flickr-2914911278-hd NADLER CALLS FOR ACTION ON GUN CONTROL Following the mass shooting of children and adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., on Fiday, Congressman Jerrold Nadler asserted that “we cannot simply accept [shootings] as a routine product of modern American life.” The congressman, whose district encompasses the Upper West Side, said in a statement [&hellip
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Tapped In: Langone Receives Federal Aid, Mount Sinai Opens Medical Center, City Economy Growing

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

4182 LANGONE HOSPITALS RECEIVE FEDERAL AID New York University’s Langone Medical Center is receiving $114 million in aid from the federal government this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday. The award-winning hospital complex on First Avenue was evacuated and shut down on the night of Hurricane Sandy when heavy flooding knocked out its backup generator. [&hellip
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Community Leader Was a Beacon in Dark Times

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Downtown OTTY Awards, Special Sections

Chris Kui helped bring emergency funds and hope to downtown after Hurricane Sandy struck By Emily Johnson On the third day after Hurricane Sandy, the staff of Asian Americans for Equality managed to gather themselves and return to their Division Street office—but like the rest of the Lower East Side, it was dark. Without electricity, [&hellip
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Lower East Side Leader Provided Direly Needed Help Post-Sandy

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David Garza worked with Henry Street Settlement team to keep food and assistance flowing in the wake of the storm by Emily Johnson In the first days after Hurricane Sandy, thousands in downtown Manhattan were stranded in cold, dark apartments. FEMA, flush with disaster relief funds, had the resources to send a truck with 22,000 [&hellip
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Far From Normal: Peter Cooper Village Residents Still Struggling

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

PETER COOPER VILLAGE RESIDENTS STRUGGLE WITH NO GAS, ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS AND FLOODED BASEMENTS While most of Manhattan’s East Side neighborhoods have overcome Hurricane Sandy’s damages, some areas are still trying to catch up. Peter Cooper Village, particularly, is in an ongoing struggle to restore basic services to some of its buildings, like gas and intercoms, [&hellip
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