Rick Karr reports on efforts to help residents at Knickerbocker Village on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and is joined by NY State Senator Daniel Squadron who represents the area. Residents of Knickerbocker Village were without heat, hot water and electricity for days.
Nearly a third of office space in Lower Manhattan is shuttered after Sandy. Small trading firms had many steps to climb to get their business online again.
For trees felled by Hurricane Sandy, Department of Transportation employees developed their own cleanup method with a machine designed to move asphalt, sand and cement.
Professor William Solecki, director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, predicted in 2009 that climate change would leave certain parts of New York City more vulnerable to storm damage.
The NYC subway system is mostly restored, including service between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Fuel trucks in five boroughs and Long Island are providing gas to emergency workers, a change from the original plan.