Free Ride: New York’s MTA to Waive Fares for Some Subway Lines on Sandy Anniversary
According to an email sent from Governor Andrew Cuomo: “From 12:01 Tuesday morning until 11:59 Tuesday evening, riders entering stations on the A line between Howard Beach and the Rockaway Peninsula and riders entering stations on the R line between Bay Ridge-95th Street and Court Street will not be charged a fare.”
The relief group Doctors of the World, which operates in war torn nations like Syria, Mali and Somalia is opening its first U.S. clinic, in the Rockaways. MORE
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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