|—||Governor Christie in response to a WNYC reporter’s question on New Jersey Transit errors and the impact of climate change on severe storms like Sandy.|
Kids with fries v. seagulls on the almost-finished-boardwalk in Seaside Heights, NJ. #coastcheck
This weekend marks the start of the beach season, but for surfers in the New York City area it’s always beach time. Michael Miller has been surfing the waters off the Rockaways for years, and after Sandy, he was back riding the waves a mere 5 weeks after the storm. —Jennifer Hsu
Check out where Sandy money is going.
For Horseshoe Crabs, Does Sandy Damage Mean No More Sex on the Beach? The numbers of horseshoe crabs laying eggs this spring in New Jersey could be lower than normal, after Sandy destroyed more than 70-percent of the crab’s nesting grounds along the Delaware Bay.
“Say if you come in and your bill for lunch is twenty dollars, so you’ll tell the waitress, ‘Take an extra ten,’ or ‘Take an extra five.’ And then anybody who doesn’t have money who can’t afford to have a lunch or a dinner can come in and they’ll use that money, and I’m gonna match dollar for dollar.”
The people and houses in Ortley Beach, New Jersey suffered greatly from Sandy’s onslaught. We’re tracking the recovery and rebuilding on the “beach block” of Fielder Avenue, which ends at the ocean. Hear the story
“Very bad my friend, very bad. No money. Everybody left, the workers left everybody left.”
Rockaway hair-salon owners Michael and Laura Badalove spend their days waiting for customers to come back to the area.
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Still struggling back from Sandy, Seaside Heights on the Jersey Shore extended it’s curfew to 10PM, hoping to give contractors more time to work and kickstart the club and restaurant scene. On the first night of the extended curfew, the brightest lights in town were the headlights from a cruising cop car and the stars.
The delay in billions of dollars in Sandy disaster aid is hurting the finances of scores of municipalities throughout the region and adding uncertainty for tens of thousands of small businesses in those towns. MORE
Grimm: We were all set to go, and this was simply a betrayal on Speaker Boehner’s behalf.
Lehrer: Does this make you question your support for re-electing him as speaker?
Grimm: Unfortunately, it does.
New York representative Michael Grimm talking with Brian Lehrer about the last-minute, late-night decision to not vote on the Sandy relief bill in the House.
If you look at a map showing the actual and expected flooding, you can see that Sandy’s storm surge exceeded many of the 100-year flood zones…. More
“We were supposed to get married, [we’re] trying to set it for next September, but I don’t think that’s gonna happen. He just said to me the other day, you know, we need just a day for ourselves where we can just figure that out. And then we laughed, because how are we going to get that? Because the phone rings and this one needs this, and we need to go here….”
—Angelita Liaguno-Dorr of Union Beach, New Jersey, who along with her fiance, spends her days still trying to recover. Liaguno-Dorr’s beach front restaurant, Jakeabob’s Bay, was destroyed in Sandy.
Jose Criespo, 10, receiving a gift from the relief group Secret Sandy at a holiday party on December 23, 2012. (photo: Stephen Nessen) Contd.