City outlines recovery progress nearly 1 year after Superstorm Sandy

Officials say they recognize people are still recovering, and are working as quickly as possible to help.

Officials say they recognize people are still recovering, and are working as quickly as possible to help. (10/23/13)

THE BRONX - The city has released details about how recovery efforts have progressed in the nearly one year since Superstorm Sandy.

Officials said during a press conference Tuesday that they recognize people across the city are still recovering from last October’s storm, and they are working as quickly as possible to help.

They highlighted some areas of improvement, including the rebuilding of the Steeple Chase Pier in Coney Island and Floyd Bennett Field.

City officials also spoke about the NYC Built it Back program, which uses federal funds to give people the option of fixing up their damaged homes or leaving them to start over. Mayor Michael Bloomberg revealed earlier this month that about 23,000 New Yorkers had already signed up.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Word on the Street: Dating apps and self-esteem
VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx 2 VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx
News 12 talks to viewers about how dating 3 Word on the Street: Dating apps and self-esteem
4 VIDEO: Students get crash course on disaster preparedness
5 Bronx Sportscast, April 24

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

The owners are now planning to open sometime Bronx restaurant plans to reopen 1 year after Sandy

A Bronx business is still trying to reopen nearly one year after closing due to

Volunteers worked since May to get the new Beach club rebuilds pier ravaged by Sandy

A Bronx beach club is finally bouncing back nearly a year after Superstorm Sandy. Manhem

The initiative offers assistance to homeowners, renters, and City unveils Build It Back program for Sandy victims

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has unveiled a new program to help Superstorm Sandy victims get back

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE