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Harvey victims rebuffed by FEMA finally receive some financial relief

By Madeleine Rivera — January 21st 2019 at 21:14

Nearly a year and a half after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, many are still far from a full recovery. The city has received more than $1 billion in federal funds for long-term housing recovery.

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Critic’s Notebook: Rebuilding a Puerto Rico Barrio: ‘Dead Is the Only Way They’ll Ever Get Me to Leave’

By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN and CHRISTOPHER GREGORY — January 20th 2019 at 22:31

Hurricane Maria led to a host of new plans to fix island barrios plagued by chronic flooding. A look at the Vietnam neighborhood shows why they may never be achieved.

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To Save East River Park, the City Intends to Bury It

By JOSEPH HANANIA — January 20th 2019 at 02:26

A plan to protect the Lower East Side from flooding was just rejected by the city, replaced with a drastic revision that costs twice as much but does not disrupt traffic.

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‘It’s Making Us Less Prepared’: Shutdown Slows Planning for Hurricanes and Other Disasters

By PATRICIA MAZZEI — January 18th 2019 at 11:00

The partial government shutdown has kept storm researchers from updating forecast models and emergency managers from disaster training.

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For 250,000 Daily Riders on the L Train, Transportation Purgatory

By EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS — January 18th 2019 at 13:13

It’s not clear when construction will begin or how long it will last, and critics have raised safety concerns over Gov. Cuomo’s new plan to fix the subway line.

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Why Our New Plan for Repairing the L-Train Tunnel Is Best

By MARY BOYCE and LANCE COLLINS — January 17th 2019 at 18:30

It’s worth revisiting some of the assumptions behind the original plan to close down the East River subway tunnel.

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Cuomo Swooped in as L-Train Savior, but M.T.A. Rejected Similar Approach Over Safety Concerns

By EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS — January 15th 2019 at 16:25

The M.T.A. looked closely at the idea of hanging cables from the tunnel wall in 2014, but officials warned that it could damage the tube’s lining.

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Leaks, Cancer-Causing Dust: L-Train Plan Similar to Cuomo’s Was Rejected Over Safety

By EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS — January 15th 2019 at 12:39

The M.T.A. looked closely at the idea of hanging cables from the tunnel wall in 2014, but officials warned that it could damage the tube’s lining.

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Dems fly to Puerto Rico on chartered jet, meet with lobbyists, see 'Hamilton' as shutdown drags on

By Louis Casiano — January 13th 2019 at 07:45

Despite a partial government shutdown with no end in sight, 30 Democratic members of Congress are gathering in Puerto Rico this weekend with their families and lobbyists for a winter retreat in which they planned to see the hit Broadway show, “Hamilton.”

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Dems fly to Puerto Rico on chartered jet, meet with lobbyists, see 'Hamilton' as shutdown drags on

By Louis Casiano — January 13th 2019 at 07:45

Despite a partial government shutdown with no end in sight, 30 Democratic members of Congress are gathering in Puerto Rico this weekend with their families and lobbyists for a winter retreat in which they planned to see the hit Broadway show, “Hamilton.”

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Brings ‘Hamilton’ to a Troubled but Appreciative Puerto Rico

By MICHAEL PAULSON and CHARO HENRÍQUEZ — January 12th 2019 at 11:30

The show’s creator hopes its 17-day run in San Juan will call attention to the struggling island’s needs as well as its riches.

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Why Puerto Rico Is No. 1 on Our Places to Go List

By MIREYA NAVARRO — January 9th 2019 at 16:22

Recovering from Hurricane Maria, in 2019 the island represents so many fragile spots around the globe.

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Cuomo’s Risky L Train Fix

By CARMEN BIANCO — January 9th 2019 at 04:08

We don’t know enough to know whether it’s safe.

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‘It’s Just Too Much’: A Florida Town Grapples With a Shutdown After a Hurricane

By PATRICIA MAZZEI — January 8th 2019 at 01:48

In Florida’s deeply conservative Panhandle, federal prison workers were already struggling after Hurricane Michael. Then came the government shutdown.

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2 Mental Health Patients Drowned in a Sheriff’s Van During Florence. Now the Deputies Face Charges.

By SARAH MERVOSH — January 4th 2019 at 20:38

The two deputies disregarded instructions and took the mental health patients into floodwaters during the hurricane, the authorities said.

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The Latest: Former South Carolina deputies released on bail

January 4th 2019 at 18:49

The Latest on two sheriff's deputies charged in the deaths of two women who drowned in a van during Hurricane Florence (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Two former sheriff's deputies in South Carolina have been released after posting bail on charges of reckless homicide and involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of two women during Hurricane Florence.

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Tech We’re Using: Hurricanes. Shootings. Fires. Time for an Editor’s Emergency Kit.

By JULIE BLOOM — January 2nd 2019 at 18:59

When news of natural disasters or man-made ones break in the U.S., Julie Bloom taps a variety of tools to communicate with reporters, edit stories and get them published.

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Tech We’re Using: Hurricanes. Shootings. Fires. Time for an Editor’s Emergency Kit.

By JULIE BLOOM — January 2nd 2019 at 18:59

When news of natural disasters or man-made ones break in the U.S., Julie Bloom taps a variety of tools to communicate with reporters, edit stories and get them published.

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Times Insider: The Power of One Family’s Story, More Than a Year After Hurricane Harvey

By SHERI FINK — January 1st 2019 at 16:11

Readers of the New York Times Magazine article about the Daileys, “Lost in the Storm,” found Wayne on social media and reached out in droves.

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The Story of 2018 Was Climate Change

By DAVID LEONHARDT — December 31st 2018 at 01:00

Future generations may ask why we were distracted by lesser matters.

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