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November 4, 2012 9:20 PM | Updated: Nov. 8, 2012 11:35 AM | 4 Comments
Many in the region are struggling: here's how you can help others and get help for yourself and your family.
A tree felled by Hurricane Sandy winds at the Long Meadow of Prospect Park, before 4:45 p.m. on Monday afternoon, before the height of storm. Photo by Marc Rosenblatt.
Christina Knight and Georgia Kral  |  November 2, 2012 4:15 PM | Updated: Nov. 2, 2012, 6:30 AM | Comments
Federal and state laws have been waived, allowing more tankers to deliver fuel to region through the Port of New York. Sandy victims in New York get new aid.VIDEO
Another driver who worked on Monday and Wednesday, preparing the donation envelopes for clients.  There is a $1.50 suggested donation that clients are asked to pay for meals, but they can pay as little or as much as they want. Many gave extra money on Monday and Wednesday. Photo courtesy QCH.
Meryl Branch-McTiernan  |  November 2, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A Queens nonprofit went the extra mile to deliver more than 500 meals to homebound elderly residents before Sandy hit.VIDEO
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Christina Knight  |  November 1, 2012 1:57 PM | Comments
Mayor Bloomberg announced a coordinated effort to bring meals and water to the 534,000 New Yorkers without power.
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David Howard King for Gotham Gazette  |  November 1, 2012 9:26 AM | Comments
For polling sites in state without power, paper ballots will be used. The processing of absentee ballot applications is delayed.
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October 30, 2012 7:28 PM | 1 Comment
NJ Today and MetroFocus assessed the effect of Hurricane Sandy on the region. Watch the livestream archive of the video. VIDEO
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Georgia Kral  |  October 30, 2012 8:50 AM | Updated: Oct. 30, 2012, 1:40 PM | Comments
MetroFocus is collecting your tweets, pics and updates to share in our Storify and on-air.
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Bijan Rezvani  |  October 23, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Mollenkopf discusses how the city's changing demographics will affect local politics.VIDEO
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Bijan Rezvani  |  October 23, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The Center for Urban Research Director John Mollenkopf uses mapping to show the changing balance of native-born and immigrant racial groups.VIDEO
NYC Subways Report Card 025
Christina Knight  |  October 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

An annual survey shows New Yorkers are happy, but they’re still concerned about jobs, safety, housing and costs.

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