Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City

Grant to replace books at Sandy-damaged libraries
Grant to replace books at Sandy-damaged libraries
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/29/2013 at 1:13PM

A nonprofit is helping Queens Library get back on its feet by putting books back on its shelves. The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City is giving a $250,000 grant to the Queens Library Foundation to replace more than 140,000 books and other library materials that were damaged by Sandy. “Our public libraries provide [...]

Rapid Repairs fixes more than 20,000 Sandy-damaged homes
Rapid Repairs fixes more than 20,000 Sandy-damaged homes
News Queens Courier Staff 3/22/2013 at 2:49PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Five months after Sandy damaged thousands of residences in New York City, the NYC Rapid Repairs program has completed work on more than 20,000 homes,  Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced today. The program was launched last November in the aftermath of the storm in order to provide heat, power and hot water to those [...]

New program to help with post-Sandy mold damage
New program to help with post-Sandy mold damage
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/04/2013 at 2:35PM

Though FEMA assistance can help homeowners deal with some of the devastating effects of Sandy, there is no direct federal funding for mold removal. A new program aims to solve that issue for around 2,000 homes in hard-hit areas. Using private money raised to help storm victims, the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, [...]