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Homeowners’ Long, Bitter Wait

Friday, October 24th, 2014

It has been nearly two years since Superstorm Sandy destroyed his family’s home, but much of Josh Suben’s life is still up in the air.

Suben, 60, an architect and Seagate neighborhood resident, says he has struggled to regain everything he lost, including the Atlantic Avenue beach-front home — value estimated at $600,000 — where he and his family of five lived for the previous 11 years.

But his fate, like that of thousands of New Yorkers, rests in the hands of the city’s Build it Back program, established by former-Mayor Michael Bloomberg to help rebuild or restore the lost or damaged homes of local Sandy victims.

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TA’s High-Wired Act Grows

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

New York City subway users now have access to Wi-Fi and cellular coverage in 76 stations in Manhattan and Queens. The Transit Authority’s wireless program is entering its third stage. Brooklyn will not see Wi-Fi and cellular coverage until Phase 5 sometime next year.

Subway Help is on the Way

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Help Point intercoms, which offer subway information or emergency help with the push of a button, have arrived on platforms in four Bronx station. That brings to 68 the number of stations around the city with the intercoms, designated by a distinctive blue light. Transit officials expects the Help Point intercoms to be in place on 100 platforms by the end of the year.

Artists Share Prayer for Peace

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Artists from Christian, Muslim and Jewish backgrounds are teaming for an exhibition called, “AMEN: A Prayer for the World.” The exhibition, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, features life-size fiberglass sculptures in four different poses of prayer.

The art show, which runs through Nov. 23, marks the sixth produced by the non-profit group CARAVAN and co-curated by the organization’s president and founder, the Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler.

Coin Show is on the Money

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Food for All at Hunts Point

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Balance Eludes Housing Market

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Wheels Turn on Climate Change

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Capitalizing on Cannabis

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014