President Barack Obama on Wednesday acknowledged that rebuilding the tri-state area wouldn’t happen in a New York minute, but he reassured that there would not be any red tape during the process.
The president, who spent the afternoon touring Hurricane Sandy damage in New Jersey with Gov. Chris Christie, said numerous resources from the federal level are available to help with repair efforts.
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They were like energy vampires roaming the city in search of the vital, indispensable force to keep them in the world.
Hordes of New Yorkers left without wi-fi or cell phone service took to the streets during and after Hurricane Sandy, searching for outlets to charge their phones and working wifi connections. Sophie Gilden, a French teacher, trekked from her dead-zone SoHo home... » more
The city will hopefully be closer to normal by Monday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, though New Yorkers will have to deal with some inconveniences over the next few days as the city cleans up from Hurricane Sandy.
"We are on our way back to normal," Bloomberg said during a news conference Wednesday afternoon. "Today, our streets have too much traffic. Yesterday there was none."
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At least 15 Queens residents have been busted for allegedly looting Far Rockaway businesses in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, including a Radio Shack, liquor store and gas stations, officials said Wednesday. Four people were arrested for robbing a Rockaway Beach Boulevard Radio Shack on Tuesday morning, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Four others were allegedly caught breaking... » more
The Brooklyn Nets' season-opening game against the Knicks on Thursday night at the new Barclays Center has been postponed because of the effects of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday afternoon.
The lack of mass transit available to the area was the main reason for the postponement.
Nets general manager Billy King had confirmed the news about an hour prior to... » more
Some subways will be coming back on Thursday, officials said, and commuter rail service was scheduled to resume on Wednesday afternoon.
Days after a system-wide subway shutdown that began on Sunday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and MTA Chairman Joe Lhota said the MTA would resume service 6 a.m. Thursday on 14 of its 23 subway lines, but trains would not run south of 34th Street because power had not... » more
Mass transit and traffic in New York City was still snarled Wednesday afternoon because of the damage left in Hurricane Sandy’s wake, though officials were optimistic that travel would get better as service slowly increased throughout the city over the next day.
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During a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the MTA would resume... » more
New York power company Con Ed said Wednesday it had restored power to over 160,000 of the 930,000 total customers knocked out by Hurricane Sandy, leaving about 764,000 still without power. Sandy hit the U.S. East Coast Monday night and left almost 8.5 million homes and businesses without power in 21 states from North Carolina to Maine and as far west as Illinois, which surpassed the 8.4 million... » more
Residents of lower Manhattan faced up to four days without power on Tuesday as Con Ed scrambled to repair the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy.
Almost every street below Times Square in the city's Midtown district was plunged into darkness on Monday night after an explosion at a Con Edison power station on 14th Street threw the electricity provider's plans for controlled shutdowns into disarray.
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Gotham’s monsters and zombies will have to wait until at least next week to hit the streets.
For the first time in 39 years, the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade has been postponed. The NYPD and city’s Office of Emergency Management made the call due to the days of recovery needed following Hurricane Sandy.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city is working with organizers to see if... » more