Hurricane Sandy

Help Lags, Long After Sandy

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Residents of a vulnerable stretch of Sheepshead Bay devastated by Superstorm Sandy say they’re still waiting for help after more than three years of empty promises.


Chased by Sandy, Caught by Mold

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

The Santana family thought they’d escaped the devastation of Hurricane Sandy when NYCHA moved them from their flooded first-floor apartment in the Baruch Houses to another development a few blocks south.

But by last summer nearly everything in Maria Santana’s 16th-floor NYCHA apartment in the LaGuardia Houses was covered in plastic.



Friday, May 29th, 2015

AudioFiles: Water World

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

What do gourmet ice cubes, the human microbiome and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge have in common? Water.

On this edition of AudioFiles, we explore how co-operative businesses helped the Rockaways get back on its feet after Sandy. We look at how plastic bags and other trash from the Bronx River ends up in our food, and how rogue scientists and engineers are designing infrastructure that can protect cities from rising tides. We’ll also hear music from our in-studio guest, Selam.

Producer: Gwynne HoganAssistant Producer: Julia Alsop
Host: Reem Nasr
Stories by: Allegra Abramo, Natalie Abruzzo, Caroline Lewis, Danny Lewis, Roxanne Scott, Minda Smiley and Steve Trader

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Mold Takes Their Breath Away

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Holiday Help For Sandy Victims

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Church Repairs Lag Post-Sandy

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Homeowners’ Long, Bitter Wait

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Park’s Long Sandy Comeback

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014