Urban Development

Learning From the Dutch After Superstorm Sandy

Henk Ovink, the Netherlands' acting director-general of Spatial Planning and Water Affairs, is now a senior advisor to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and the creative force behind "Rebuild by Design."

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Ali Winston for City Limits  |  December 7, 2012 11:35 AM | Comments
The city's evacuation zone maps used 2003 data and scientists also made Sandy storm-surge predictions that were dwarfed by the actual outcome.VIDEO
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Bijan Rezvani  |  December 6, 2012 7:00 PM | Comments
How the region is recovering from Hurricane Sandy and a look at the magnificent trees of the New York Botanical Garden.VIDEO
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 | 22 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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David Cruz for NJ Today  |  November 14, 2012 11:24 PM | Comments
FEMA has said the most common need in Jersey City is housing for the large number of displaced victims.VIDEO
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Rick Karr  |  November 14, 2012 11:15 PM | Updated: Nov. 16, 2012 3:45 PM | Comments
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.VIDEO
Long Beach, Long Island. Photo courtesy Long Island Business Report.
Jim Paymar for Long Island Business Report  |  November 8, 2012 8:34 PM | 3 Comments
Long Island Business Report anchor Jim Paymar visits Long Beach, Long Island, where Hurricane Sandy wiped out power and homes. VIDEO
The National Guard delivered cases of food and water to a distribution site at Surf Avenue and W. 25th Street in Coney Island, Brooklyn.
Doug Turetsky for the IBO  |  November 8, 2012 12:16 PM | Comments
While Hurricane Sandy shares the climatic origins of Irene, the extent of the physical devastation is more akin to 9/11.
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Gala Lutteroth for Narrative.ly  |  November 1, 2012 6:17 PM | Comments
As New Yorkers discover during Hurricane Sandy that electricity is needed to provide water to most buildings, this narrative.ly video illustrates how water from reservoirs reaches city apartments above the fifth floor.VIDEO
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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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