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Councilmember Daniel Dromm on Soon-to-Launch Municipal ID Program

New York City Councilmember Daniel Dromm answers questions about what he calls this “must-have accessory for all New Yorkers."

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Beth Garbitelli  |  November 5, 2012 5:14 PM | Comments
The storm is over, but related disasters are still raining down on East Rockaway.
At the poll station at St. Ann's church in Brooklyn Heights, volunteers held signs indicating the direction to proceed in long lines. Photo courtesy of Tom Stewart.
Cristian Salazar for Gotham Gazette  |  November 5, 2012 12:07 PM | Comments
60 polling sites have been relocated, and the Board of Elections offices are without power.
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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.
The line for gas at a Hess Station in Flatbush, Brooklyn on Nov. 1, 2012.
Christina Knight  |  November 3, 2012 4:10 PM | Updated: Nov 3, 2012 4:10 PM | 1 Comment
Subway service is back between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Fuel trucks in five boroughs and Long Island are providing gas to emergency workers, a change from the original plan.
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November 2, 2012 4:23 PM | Updated: Nov. 1, 2012, 2:38 PM | Comments
Coverage of the damage throughout New Jersey, with special editions of NJ Today with Mike Schneider.VIDEO
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
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Christina Knight  |  November 2, 2012 9:55 AM | Updated: Nov. 2, 2012 9:55 AM | Comments
The Holland Tunnel opened Friday to buses only. A transportation emergency makes all MTA services free through Friday. The M and 7 subway lines were added on Friday.
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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