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  • May 06th, 2013
    As reports of the impending Superstorm Sandy came in last October, Jaqueline Rogers knew better than to gamble with her safety. Once the immensity of the storm became clear, Jacqueline and her family left their home in the Edgemere neighborhood of the Far Rockaways, where they had lived for six years. Days later she returned ...
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  • May 01st, 2013
    On the day that Superstorm Sandy struck New York City’s coastline, Jorge Gonzalo watched in disbelief from his home in the Far Rockaways as eight feet of water cascaded in waves down his street, uprooting fences and cars in its path and leaving pieces of the nearby boardwalk in its wake. When the raining stopped ...
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  • April 17th, 2013
    Carlos Llenes is on the front lines of the movement for just, equitable and sustainable recovery and rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy. Originally from Ecuador, Carlos has been a remediation worker for more than 20 years, and is working with the environmental remediation company Synatec Incorporated to thoroughly clean and rehabilitate homes throughout New York and ...
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  • April 17th, 2013
    When Certified Microbial Remediation Specialist Todd Nugent took his company, Synatec Incorporated, to New Orleans to do mold remediation after Hurricane Katrina, he quickly learned that if a community does not have access to fast, professional mold clean-up specialists after flooding, misinformation rapidly steps in to fill the vacuum with dangerous results. ”Because they didn’t ...
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  • April 12th, 2013
    This painting is the actual view from my window at the King’s Hotel in East New York, Brooklyn. This was one of the places we stayed after our evacuation from the Rockaways, during Hurricane Sandy. –Donald Nelson, artist, Bellle Harbor Manor (painting photographed by Michael Premo) For more stories from the Sandy Storyline project, visit www.sandystoryline.com  
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  • April 12th, 2013
    What’s happened has already happened. But I’m smiling at the possibilities of what’s going to happen. And it’s going to make us stronger as a community. And guess what? And then the world will know that Coney Island is not just represented by Nathan’s and the hot dog eating contest that takes place every Fourth ...
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