Build it Back

Build It Back finally building momentum
News Queens Courier Staff 6/06/2014 at 1:05PM

More than a year after Superstorm Sandy ripped through Queens, the efforts to repair damaged homes and business are finally starting to pick up speed, officials said Friday.

De Blasio announces Sandy recovery overhaul
De Blasio announces Sandy recovery overhaul
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/17/2014 at 3:08PM

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a major overhaul to speed up Sandy recovery Thursday, along with the release of a detailed report on the city’s response to the storm.

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/17/2014 at 7:24AM

TODAY’S FORECAST: Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 51. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Thursday night: Mainly clear. Low 36. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.

Queens pol has high hopes for Sandy Funding Tracker
Queens pol has high hopes for Sandy Funding Tracker
South Maggie Hayes 1/08/2014 at 10:06AM

Sandy recovery money is now under close inspection, and one Queens pol wants accountability for every dollar moving forward. In November, Councilmember Donovan Richards introduced a bill that would track all funds related to superstorm recovery via an online database. Before former Mayor Michael Bloomberg bid adieu to City Hall in late December, he signed [...]

Prayer vigil held to rally for Sandy victims whose homes are in disrepair
Prayer vigil held to rally for Sandy victims whose homes are in disrepair
South Maggie Hayes 12/19/2013 at 2:46PM

Jean Ferrara-Rodriquez is living in a construction zone 14 months after the superstorm destroyed her West Hamilton Beach home. “We are struggling from day to day,” said the single mother of a 14-year-old girl. “It’s been way too long of a process and way too slow.” Faith in New York, a city-based, interfaith federation, hosted [...]

Build it Back program extended until Oct. 31
News Maggie Hayes 10/01/2013 at 2:43PM

The deadline for the city’s Build it Back program has been extended to October 31. Build it Back, a federally-funded program to assist those whose homes, offices and other properties were damaged by Sandy, was originally set to be capped off on September 30. The extension came after a great influx of new customers over [...]