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superstorm Sandy

Two NYC Tunnels Awarded Federal Funding for Sandy Repair

by Associated Press
Queens Midtown Tunnel.

Kris Arnold, Flickr 

The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and the Queens Midtown Tunnel have been awarded a total of $336 million in federal funding to repair damage from Superstorm Sandy.

   Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand say the funding is being provided in a lump sum payment through FEMA's Alternative Procedures program.

   About 60 million gallons of water flooded the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel during the October 2012 storm. The Midtown Tunnel was inundated with about 20 million gallons of water.

De Blasio Gives $108M for Storm-Battered Project

by Associated Press
Coney Island

Peter Shugert, US Army Corps of Engineers/flickr

Almost two years after Superstorm Sandy struck, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that a storm-damaged Brooklyn housing project will get $108 million in federal relief, and said he expects Sandy funds to flow to other public housing developments as well.

Staten Island Boardwalk Reopens 9 Months After Sandy

by Associated Press

flickr, Scott Beale

Staten Islanders are celebrating a milestone in the borough's recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

Nine months after the storm hit, the entire 1.7-mile length of Staten Island's Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk was reopened for the first time Friday.

New York City Parks Commissioner Veronica White praised the 25 Parks Department carpenters who pitched in and got the job done.

White says "everybody was out there working together."

Christie: Obama 'Kept Every Promise' on Storm Aid

by Associated Press

PWalter2009, flickr

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says President Barack Obama "has kept every promise he's made" about helping the state recover from Superstorm Sandy.

Speaking Monday on MSNBC on the 6-month anniversary of the deadly storm, the Republican says presidential politics was the last thing on his mind as he toured storm-devastated areas with the president last fall.

Christie's warm embrace of Obama angered some Republicans, who said it helped tip a close election to the Democrat and away from Mitt Romney, who Christie endorsed.

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