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Jersey Shore towns were ripped apart by the storm. NJToday and MetroFocus reported on Belmar and Neptune on Nov. 8, 2012.
NJ Today  |  November 29, 2012 6:15 PM | Comments
FEMA says it has sufficient funds to take care of the needs of the Garden State and so far, a quarter of a billion dollars has been granted to individual families.VIDEO
Hunts Point produce co-op in the Bronx
Allison Maier for The New York World  |  November 29, 2012 11:41 AM | Comments
The Bronx produce co-op is threatening to move to New Jersey if new lease with NYCEDC doesn't satisfy vendors.
Kevin Barry of Grandma's Kitchen stands in front of a sign taped in the front window, which tells anyone passing by - and Sandy - that Grandma's will return. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  November 29, 2012 4:00 AM | 24 Comments
In Lower Manhattan, even the businesses that have re-opened are hurting.
Proposed New York Wheel and development courtesy of the mayor's office and the New York City Economic Development Corporation.
Melissa Checker for Gotham Gazette  |  November 27, 2012 10:43 AM | 2 Comments
After Sandy, residents doubt the wisdom of building world's largest Ferris Wheel on the North Shore.
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Elizabeth Ladzinski  |  November 26, 2012 2:01 PM | Comments
When entrepreneur and designer Trevor MacDermid realized he couldn't beat the MTA, he joined them.VIDEO
Minimum wage was supposed to be on the legislative agenda this winter, but Sandy and undecided political leadership in the Senate has thrown that into question. Photo courtesy of Gotham Gazette.
David Howard King and Kamelia Kilawan for Gotham Gazette  |  November 26, 2012 11:46 AM | Comments
Minimum wage was supposed to be on the legislative agenda this winter, but many lawmakers are now focused on recovery from Hurricane Sandy.
NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman.
Christina Knight  |  November 21, 2012 2:49 PM | Comments
True to his slogan, "Art Works," Rocco Landesman was dedicated to showing art's economic benefits in local communities and to the Gross Domestic Product.
The city Human Resources Administration continues to distribute prepared meals in Coney Island. Photo by Gianna Palmer, The New York World
Gianna Palmer for The New York World  |  November 21, 2012 10:56 AM | Comments
With supermarkets shut down, residents still rely on relief-center groceries three weeks after Sandy.
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Georgia Kral  |  November 21, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
New Yorkers think New Jersey Governor Chris Christie did the best job dealing with the storm, according to a Quinnipiac poll.VIDEO
Turkeys, ready to distribute. Flickr/ DC Central Kitchen
Georgia Kral  |  November 20, 2012 8:02 PM | Comments
The need for volunteers and donations is especially acute this year, due to Hurricane Sandy. There are many ways to donate time or money in New York, New Jersey, and Long Island.
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