rapid repairs

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 [...]

FDNY: Rapid Repairs not behind Howard Beach house blast
FDNY: Rapid Repairs not behind Howard Beach house blast
Police Terence M. Cullen 6/05/2013 at 1:36PM

A gas explosion that destroyed a Howard Beach house last week was not caused by fixes from the city’s post-Sandy repair service, an FDNY spokesperson said. The May 29 blast sent resident Theresa Pepitone to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center with severe burns. Witnesses said the burns took skin off of her face and scalp. [...]

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 [...]

Rapid Repairs program draws criticism
News Alexa Altman 12/03/2012 at 5:06PM

Noreen Ellis registered for the NYC Rapid Repairs program the first day it became available. Her home on Beach 122 Street in the Rockaways swallowed seven feet of water, blowing out its electrical, plumbing and heating systems during Sandy. The program promised contact within 48 hours of registering. For six days, her phone went quiet. [...]

NYC Rapid Repairs program begins today
News Billy Rennison 11/13/2012 at 2:03PM

Superstorm Sandy destroyed the homes of thousands of New Yorkers and left multitudes more temporarily displaced. With the goal of assuring all residents have a roof over their heads as quickly as possible, Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed Brad Gair, a former deputy commissioner for operations at the Office of Emergency Management, as director of housing [...]