Category Archives: Sandy Related

Oversight meeting uncovers mold and money shortages, by George Fiala

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer brought his traveling Sandy Oversight show to the auditorium of PS 15 Tuesday evening.   Flanked by three of his deputies, by Councilman Carlos Menchaca and by the Mayor’s director of Housing Recovery, Amy Peterson,  Stringer announced … Continue reading

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The Red Hook Coalition – non profits working for the community, by George Fiala

The roots of the Red Hook Coalition may be said to lie at the ornate Atlantic Avenue building that today houses Trader Joes. For many years that building was the home of the main branch of the Brooklyn’s Independence Savings … Continue reading

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Sandy brings state money to Red Hook for local improvements, by George Fiala

At a January 6 committee meeting for the Red Hook portion of NY Rising, almost 100 potential Sandy-related projects were discussed. The meeting took place at PS 15 and was attended by a host of consultants, committee members and other … Continue reading

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Protect us from flooding, by Jake Bienecke and Andrea Sansom

(EDITORS NOTE: Andrea and Jake are Red Hook residents. They have generously offered Star-Revue readers their experiences and advice in dealing with the changes since Sandy, as well as this call to action). Hurricane Sandy is sometimes called the “storm … Continue reading

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Kimberly’s words on Sandy, One Year On

Fifty two Mondays of braving another week of survival and progress. Three hundred sixty-five pull-your-hair-out, fingernails-on-a-chalkboard days of frustration, obstacles and heartache. This ride through the heart of hell lingers on. So much healing remains undone. In lower Manhattan, shadows … Continue reading

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A tale of Sandy Various Voices, One Story, by A.B. Decker

“I remember when the rain started to pick up, and the winds began getting strong, thinking, ‘This is gonna be worse than Irene…’ ” “My daughters screamed out, ‘Look at the water!’ I ran to the window and saw a … Continue reading

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Fine Fare to reopen soon, by Camille Daniels

Since two weeks after super storm Sandy devastated coastal communities, Fine Fare foods has had its doors closed. But in the next couple of months they’re promising a new return with some of the old store mixed in with new … Continue reading

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