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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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NYCHA Breaks Ground On $41 Million Recovery Program In Coney Island


By ELIZABETH ELIZALDE on Aug 03, 2016 04:00 pm
NYCHA renderings of Coney Island sites 4 & 5. (Courtesy: James McCullar Architecture Inc.)The New York City Housing Development broke ground on a $41 million project to restore the Coney Island Sites 4/5 development funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), housing officials announced Wednesday. The announcement comes after last year’s $3 billion Hurricane Sandy recovery assistance provided by FEMA, which is the largest in the city. [...]

New Sewers Bring Much Needed Drainage To Coney Island


By Rachel Silberstein on Aug 03, 2016 02:33 pm
Picture-Device-Independent-Bitmap-2.jpgA project to expand storm sewers and increase drainage capacity in Coney Island — a neighborhood hard hit by Superstorm Sandy — is on track to be completed by March, two months ahead schedule. The $27.7 million project on parts of West 21st Street and Mermaid Avenue began in May 2015 and is being managed by [...]

Addressing Past Financial Woes, Assemblywoman Harris Opens Up About Cancer Battle


By Rachel Silberstein on Aug 03, 2016 12:07 pm
pamela-harris.jpgAmid media reports she and her husband had fallen into debt and filed for bankruptcy in 2013, Assemblywoman Pamela Harris penned an open letter Tuesday, attributing her financial hardship to series of health crises, including her own battle with breast cancer. The assemblywoman said she was initially reluctant to talk about her health and financial struggles, [...]

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