Hurricane Sandy

Night and Weekend Work on F Train Tunnel Rehab to Begin on Monday

Posted September 17, 2020 at 5:01 am

The MTA next Monday will begin work on the rehabilitation of the Rutgers Tube, a subway tunnel under the East River that was damaged during Hurricane Sandy eight years ago. The long-awaited repairs include track replacement, signal equipment, cabling, tunnel lights, and new pumps. The MTA is also installing a backup generator connected to the […]

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Repairs to Sandy-Damaged F Train Tunnel Coming Next Month

Posted July 28, 2020 at 5:10 am

Surprising no one, more hiccups in store for the F Train. According to the MTA, the Rutgers Street Tunnel – the last of the tunnels running under the East River affected by Hurricane Sandy eight years ago – will begin rehab next month. Prep work starts in August, with most of the heavy lifting getting […]

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Does Anyone Actually Believe the East River Park Resiliency Project will Only Last 5 Years? [OP-ED]

Posted June 24, 2020 at 5:09 am

The following editorial was written by Lower East Sider, Barbara Katz Rothman. How long was five years when you were a child?  From when you learned to walk until the end of kindergarten?  From the kid you were at three until the end of third grade? From that ten-year-old adorable kid in the photo sitting […]

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F Train Subway Tunnel to Undergo $100M Sandy-Related Repairs Next Year

Posted February 27, 2020 at 5:14 am

F train riders, get ready for a shutdown. The Rutgers Tube, which connects Brooklyn and Manhattan beneath the East River, took on 1.5 million gallons of saltwater during the Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, and is next in line for repair. According to a report in The City, undergo at least $100 million worth of […]

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What Can We Learn from the Deltares Coastal Resiliency Report?

Posted October 15, 2019 at 5:06 am

The short answer is – not much. Last week, the city released the Deltares Report, a 68-page review of the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project that had been commissioned by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Councilmember Carlina Rivera in early September. The summary describes it as a “review of the concerns surrounding the ESCR […]

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Ruminating on the Summer Blackout of 2003 [PHOTOS]

Posted August 14, 2018 at 5:08 am

We originally ran a version of this story five years ago. Seemed fitting to revisit on the fifteenth anniversary of the Blackout… August 14, 2003 was a seasonably warm Thursday, and coincidentally, the conclusion of a fruitful downtown work experience. To everyone else, though, it was just another day at the office. So, when the […]

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Pier 35 Gets ‘High Water Mark’ Plaque on 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

Posted October 30, 2017 at 5:08 am

On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the city last Friday unveiled a “High Water Mark” sign at the foot of Pier 35. It was here – on October 29, 2012 – that the East River surged five feet onto the promenade and subsequently flooded the entire area of what was then […]

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Haunted History: Ghosts on the Shore of the Ear Inn

Posted October 30, 2015 at 10:31 am

This is a city with millions of stories, many of which belong to ghosts. The Ear Inn implores you to tell these tales if you see any such apparitions. The historic establishment at 326 Spring Street finds its way into countless haunted New York City tours and books. Being that the Ear Inn is considered one of the […]

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LES Ready! is Hosting the 2nd Hurricane Sandy Anniversary Get-Together Tonight

Posted October 29, 2014 at 9:23 am

It’s been nearly two years since Mother Nature’s fury took the form of Hurricane Sandy, destroying more or less everything in her path. As a part of the “always be prepared” and “never forget” mindset, the Lower East Side Long Term Recovery Group is reinforcing awareness by hosting a “Remembering Sandy” gathering of sorts. It’s a part of the group’s […]

‘Cooper Lumen Design Challenge’ Seeking Funds for Lower East Side Project

Posted January 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

Hurricane Sandy left one hell of a mark, exposing vulnerabilities with our attachment – nay – dependence on modern technology. Specifically in the communications department. Among the initiatives popping up throughout the city (e.g. AT&T’s solar-powered charging stations) is a new initiative specifically geared towards the Lower East Side. If successful, it will provide residents with […]