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The New York Recovery Bulletin - is brimming with information – news, issue analysis, innovative practices, tools and resources – on all aspects of Sandy’s recovery throughout New York. The email dispatch, created as an annex to the New York Recovery Network website, was designed to support federal, state, local and community partners working to help communities recover. It includes information on initiatives in the following areas: arts and culture, housing, infrastructure, health and human services.

The NYRN website also offers information on assistance programs, funding sources and how to write and apply for grants. To become a member, email NYRN@fema.dhs.gov.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - October 16, 2014

A competition aiming to “ignite innovation,” Rebuild by Design was itself groundbreaking in scope and execution. This special edition of the New York Recovery Bulletin offers three articles appraising the RBD competition and its emphasis on the communities.  Topics include a retrospective on the potential pitfalls of design competitions; Urban Institute: Resilience bar raised in Rebuild by Design competition and how emphasis on community engagement proved critical to Rebuild by Design’s success.

105.36KOctober 15, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - September 11, 2014

This special issue on preparedness recommends preparing your family in advance as the best way to minimize a disaster’s impact. In honor of National Preparedness Month, there are three articles with guidance on building personal and organizational preparedness. Topics include developing a family communication plan; pricing out a “go bag;” and the principles and types of exercises to test your plan.

174.78KSeptember 11, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - August 27, 2014

This special issue on grant funding describes how to navigate the federal grant application process and provides tips on improving your chances for a grant award. It also includes a short list of grants that can help fund resilience projects.

74.06KAugust 27, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - August 13, 2014

This issue provides information on using the Community Recovery Resource Mapping Tool to chart recovery status and resource information on a community map; how high-rises present challenges to city resilience efforts; and a profile on Architecture for Humanity and their work on sustainable, resilient design options to help property owners impacted by Sandy.

520.45KAugust 13, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - July 30, 2014

This issue discusses the new post-disaster home concept being tested by the New York City Office of Emergency Management and the challenges it hopes to solve; tips on improving your chances for a grant award; and status on the city’s Build it Back program.

90.32KJuly 30, 2014
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This issue provides a list of grants that help fund resilience projects; information on the evolution of the smart growth movement; and simple ways to explain climate change or global warming.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - July 02, 2014

This issue features an interview with Henk Ovink, a senior advisor to HUD and co-chair of the Rebuild by Design competition; an article regarding RBD’s six winning projects and their strategies to rebuild vulnerable hurricane-impacted communities; and an examination of a framework of organizational resilience.

86.43KJuly 2, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - June 12, 2014

This issue features an interview with Henk Ovink, a senior advisor to HUD and co-chair of the Rebuild by Design competition; an article regarding RBD’s six winning projects and their strategies to rebuild vulnerable hurricane-impacted communities; and an examination of a framework of organizational resilience.

82.68KJune 11, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - May 28, 2014

This issue provides articles on stormwater issues, including a brief commentary on the importance of stormwater management and the movement toward green infrastructure; a look at New York Rising's proposed solutions to stormwater management; and a glossary defining terms to clarify solutions proposed in New York Rising Community Reconstruction plans.

111.01KMay 27, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - May 14, 2014

This issue discusses how American Red Cross sprang into action after the near-record rainstorm on April 30; and how these intense storms, including Hurricane Sandy, are becoming the new normal for many in New York; how purchasing flood insurance may be the safest bet against financial ruin; and how local communities are reaping the rewards of planning as demonstrated by the winners of NY Rising Rise to the Top competition.

85.99KMay 14, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - April 30, 2014

This issue premieres a new format for the bulletin, which highlights original content on recovery issues. It provides a snapshot of each Rebuild by Design competition proposal; Mayor de Blasio’s announcement of changes to the Build it Back program; and describes two initiatives by the NY Rising Housing Recovery Program to help eligible owners, landlords, condominium associations and co-op boards with rebuilding.

89.39KApril 29, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - April 9, 2014

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: Mayor de Blasio appoints team to rebuild after Sandy; $100 million more to help New York City homeowners rebuild; completion of Staten Island $24 million upgrade of water and sewer systems; East River subway lines to undergo Sandy-related tunnel repairs; resilience is among priorities in state’s 2014-2015 budget; new process announced to expedite removal of Sandy-damaged homes near wetlands; and salt levels in soil drop from post-Sandy high.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - March 26, 2014

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: investing in New York’s aging infrastructure; Long Island survivors face limited rental options; building fees waiver extended for Hempstead Sandy survivors; Long Island energy savings project wins award; health care facilities are asked to improve their disaster plans; White House unveils plans for climate data portal; and Staten Island residents propose resilience measures for Sandy-damaged promenade.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - March 19, 2014

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: how Rebuild by Design considers climate threats; interfaith volunteers help rebuild Sandy-ravaged communities on Staten Island; Sandy disaster recovery center opens in Central Islip; $23 million in federal funds to strengthen shoreline protections at Robert Moses State Park; hundreds of Sandy-damaged trees may be cut down in Staten Island; Fort Tilden beach in the Rockaways set to open this summer after cleanup; and General Accounting Office says climate change threatens energy infrastructure.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - March 13, 2014

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: Long Island receiving $240 million from the state; $75,000 state grant helps repair Sandy damage at Nyack Beach State Park; protecting Long Island’s south shore; six miles of Rockaway beaches will be raised by infusion of sand; post-Sandy cleanup completed at Lido Beach; residents seek to replace temporary boilers installed after Hurricane Sandy; and current storm protection proposals are similar to the 1970’s “Westway” project.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - March 5, 2014

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: how Con Edison must prepare for climate change; Gov. Cuomo announces $1.4 billion for Long Island’s utility system; Nassau County issues bids for second phase of post-Sandy road reconstruction; strategies to strengthen Long Island’s south shore shared at recovery forum; Nassau County receives $12 million to remove Sandy-related debris; resilience is priority for new Department of Environmental Protection commissioner; and SAMHSA disaster response phone app now available.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - February 27, 2014

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: new loans to aid Hurricane Sandy contractors; options considered for pond breached by Sandy; state outlines anti-flood plans for Howard Beach; $178 million federal plan set to protect Long Beach shore; the Rockaway neighborhood that survived Sandy; some Sandy helpers may have “compassion fatigue;” local hospitals receive FEMA grants to repair damage from Sandy; state releases plan to spend $2.1 billion in Sandy recovery money; and Wounded Warriors Project donates $64,000 for Babylon survivors.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - February 20, 2014

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: $50 billion spent on Hurricane Sandy relief; flood insurance premium increases delayed by budget bill; wastewater plants remain vulnerable to future storms; improved cell service planned for the Rockaways; rebuilding after Sandy takes planning and stakeholder engagement; Sandy-damaged Madelaine Chocolate in Rockaways is up for sale; and funding still available for small businesses impacted by Sandy.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - February 12, 2014

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: Staten Island leads state in employment growth after Sandy; working conditions for day laborers improve as recovery is underway; understanding the path to Sandy insurance money; freestanding emergency department planned in Long Beach; $5.9 million announced for Long Island Sound and storm preparedness; Google donates 700 computer tablets to senior centers in Suffolk; and Stuyvesant Town residents to get Sandy rent relief.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - February 7, 2014

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: enrolling land for floodplain easements; parts of Brooklyn still reeling from Sandy; large crowd at South Street Seaport meeting on land use; $145 million in federal aid awarded to LIRR for Sandy repairs; $130.5 million in federal aid to repair Metro-North power equipment; two escalators now working at Manhattan Staten Island Ferry terminal; River Café rebounds from Sandy; Gov. Cuomo announces Citizen Preparedness Corps training program; and funds will help pay for fire sprinklers in homes elevated after Sandy.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - January 29, 2014

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: $810 million approved for Bay Park plant; Rockaway boardwalk projects delayed by rarebird nesting; New York sales tax revenue jumps after Hurricane Sandy; Long Beach has 36 graduates in first teen disaster preparedness class; 1.4 million to fund Sandy social-science projects; NYC Council committee will monitor funds earmarked for Sandy; tide gauges needed for research are often victims of storms; and sinkholes from Sandy plague the Rockaways.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - January 23, 2014

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: a forum provides a model for collaboration; new partnership formed to support storm-ravaged Far Rockaway; survey reveals Staten Island small businesses slow to recover; FEMA funds to help New York gas station operators install generators; Clarkstown to get $6.4 million for flood mitigation; CMS proposes disaster prep rules for senior care providers; and will Canarsie be ready for the next big storm?

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Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - January 15, 2014

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: Gov. Cuomo’s $17 billion plan “Reimaging New York for a New Reality;” one year of Sandy response; Make the Road New York; homeowners seeking Sandy buyout in Great Kills and Eltingville meet to weigh their options; planning group looks to buffer Staten Island’s north shore from future storms; “Climate Resiliency” officially entered the lexicon; and Treyger says snowstorm exposed lingering Sandy problems in Coney Island.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - January 9, 2014

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: a home repair program announced to assist New Yorkers who may not be eligible for Build it Back program; Sandy forced some to leave illegal units; nearly 2,400 Long Islanders to get $82.8 million in federal funds; comments on proposed Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery; 132 homeowners in Staten Island’s South Beach submit paperwork for buy-outs; next wave: future of beachfront living; USDA brings additional relief to landowners affected by Sandy; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases Sandy coastal projects performance study; MTA: floodproofing South Ferry station may mean building on parkland; and Queens College program helps Sandy workers.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - December 18, 2013

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: YMCAs to provide jobs, community spirit to Coney Island and the Rockaways; incoming NYC council members call for new committee to oversee Sandy recovery; insurers and cities forge new path toward climate resiliency; workers sue Sandy-devastated hospital as bankruptcy looms; Red Hook committee director says waterfront assets are important; Senator Schumer calls for federal Sandy relief funds to rebuild Breezy Point dunes; NYC Parks Department unveils plans for Rockaway boardwalk; and city announces $100 million in infrastructure upgrades for Staten Island’s New Dorp Beach and South Beach.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - December 11, 2013

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: thousands on Long Island await aid to rebuild after Sandy; Nassau County offers tax relief for survivors; Sandy funding tracker on NYC.gov; task force issues recommendations for long-term recovery; teens on probation to help Sandy survivors in the Rockaways; state, city differ on focus of Sandy aid; lights slowly come back in storm-crippled park; grant awarded to create a strategy for a more flood-resistant Jamaica Bay; major project to upgrade storm protections for Howard Beach, Queens; and, on Long Island coast, an unexpected gift from Sandy.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - December 4, 2013

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: LaGuardia Airport to get $37.5 million in disaster funds; Amtrak announces fix for East River tunnels; state to buy homes in Staten Island neighborhood; Island Park: Sandy as mother of reinvention; five resilience recommendations for Mayor de Blasio; legal aid nonprofit helps sort the tangles of Sandy; survivors say city leaving them low and wet by not protecting beachfront; and, when Martha met Sandy.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - November 13, 2013

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: grants for recovery; new fire safety program for seniors affected by Sandy aims to save lives; help for some Sandy survivors requiring home repair or elevation; and U.S. Energy sector vulnerable to climate change and extreme weather.

557.30KNovember 13, 2013
Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - November 7, 2013

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: a website that helps Sandy survivors and nonprofits find grants; NYU-Poly and Stony Brook University launch the New York State Resilience Institute for Storms and Emergencies; what the lowlands can teach the U.S. about warding off high water; and housing needs one year later. Also included are additional resources: lessons learned after Hurricane Sandy; and how to apply for Smart Growth America’s 2014 free technical assistance workshops.

553.95KNovember 7, 2013
Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - October 30, 2013

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: signs of recovery one year after Sandy; Long Beach boardwalk completed at no cost to residents; Madelaine Chocolate Company reopens one year after Sandy devastation; conference eyes uses for Sandy recovery money; and HUD announces additional $5 billion in recovery funds; flood insurance in New York City after Sandy; and U.S. Dept. of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announces $162 million for 45 projects to protect Atlantic Coast communities from future storms.

501.43KOctober 30, 2013
Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - October 9, 2013

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: Mayor Bloomberg signs legislation to strengthen building standards and enhance their resiliency; coastal risk reduction and resilience: using the full array of measures; help for post-disaster stress; Sandy recovery continues: over $625,000 in new funding. Hurricane Sandy contracts awarded; and the 3D Elevation Program.

529.16KOctober 9, 2013
Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - October 23, 2013

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: what would happen if Sandy happened today; nearly 4,000 Long Islanders to get more than $110,000 each in Sandy funds; smart grid resiliency: a Florida success story; psychological recovery from disaster: key concepts for delivery of mental health services.

533.02KOctober 23, 2013
Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - October 2, 2013

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: Governor Cuomo announces the housing recovery program will compensate homeowners for damage repairs from Irene, Lee and Sandy; $12 million for Sandy disaster relief assistance for historic properties; the deadline for Build It Back program has been extended.

576.45KOctober 2, 2013
Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - October 16, 2013

This issue highlights post-Sandy reports by six organizations describing key findings for facilities professionals. The following headlines are also included: the case against rebuilding the coastline after Hurricane Sandy; Red Cross awards Sandy grant to Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation; and Gov. Cuomo awards $200 million in funding to meet health care and human service needs.

499.67KOctober 16, 2013
Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - September 25, 2013

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: first Web series launched by Rebuilding Together documents recovery efforts; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers restores Marsh Islands in Jamaica Bay, NY; anniversary reactions to a traumatic event; and future sea level rise may impact inland areas.

849.68KSeptember 25, 2013
Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - September 18, 2013

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: the Red Cross awards grant to Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula for Sandy recovery; the Rockaway Flats: Hurricane Sandy damage and recovery; Department of the Interior and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to administer $100 million Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant Program; architecture in tune with the climate; Army Corps anti-flood plan: elevate 4,500 homes on Long Island; three cities that used natural disasters to revitalize their futures; and Staten Island eyes changes in waterfront.

568.21KSeptember 18, 2013
Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - September 11, 2013

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: Rebuild by Design teams proceeding to the second stage; recreation center is relief fund’s first recipient; how scientists at NOAA are mapping New York’s watery future; NYFA emergency relief fund; protecting the electric grid from increasingly severe weather due to climate change; hackers, a satellite dish and an IKEA canteen; new hope for older people in a disaster; and providing delivery of mental health services following community disasters.

576.99KSeptember 11, 2013
Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - September 4, 2013

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: first anniversary of Sandy; boosting resilience after storms and disasters; four myths about automated disaster recovery; first new Breezy Point homes are starting to rise after Sandy; bare trees are a lingering sign of Sandy’s high toll; coastal flooding could cost cities $60 billion by 2050; and state and Suffolk County will partner with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on storm damage project.

546.61KSeptember 4, 2013
Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - August 28, 2013

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: new strategies released by President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force; Staten Island’s shoreline changes daily; CUNY will lead research program at new institute focused on resilience in urban ecosystems; Sandy recovery work and highway and bridge projects will have major impact on construction markets; Nassau Complete Streets program approved; collaborative teams to support Sandy small business recovery; NYC restoration business acceleration team; crowd-sourced maps may help when disasters hit; and the environmental health impacts of Sandy.

98.17KAugust 28, 2013
Icon for file of type application/pdfNew York Recovery Bulletin - August 21, 2013

This issue includes the following recovery headlines: New York Rising conceptual plans are released; New York City wrestles with how to track Sandy funds; federal task force on Sandy rebuilding cities need for community engagement; one year after Sandy, depression is down, anger is up; HUD issues program requirements for second round of Sandy disaster recovery funds; ten teams advance in post-Sandy resiliency competition; and $5.35 billion sufficient for Sandy relief, USACE chief tells Congress.

87.45KAugust 21, 2013
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