Helping New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy get back on their feet has been a top priority since the storm.
As Mayor, Michael Bloomberg signed two Executive Orders to help New Yorkers rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. The first Executive Order allowed home and property owners who are rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy to meet new flood standards without violating zoning codes. The second Executive Order waived fees for businesses that are rebuilding after suffering damage from Hurricane Sandy. NYC also received $1.77 billion from the federal government to address urgent housing, business and infrastructure needs in the City’s hardest-hit areas. As Mayor Bloomberg discussed in the 2013 State of the City Address, NYC is also developing a long-term plan to cope with extreme weather events that will get the lights back on quickly, keep the gas stations open, ensure the hospitals maintain power, and guarantee a working transportation system.
Mayor Bloomberg launched NYC Summer YouthWRAP, a seven-week program that will connect 450 probation clients between the ages of 14 and 18 to paid summer jobs at Hurricane Sandy restoration projects in all five boroughs.
Mayor Bloomberg and New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan today announced a request for bids from New York-area ferry service operators for a new, temporary service from Staten Island to Manhattan.
Mayor Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Quinn announced that starting today employees of the City of New York will be able to set aside part of their paychecks directly to aid in Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that beginning Friday morning at 8 AM, ambulances will be deployed to Far Rockaway and Coney Island with a team consisting of a paramedic and member of the National Guard.