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Beloved Brooklyn Botanic Garden Treehouse Torn Down Sans Explanation

A treehouse installation created out of reclaimed wood felled by Hurricane Sandy has been unexpectedly torn down—much to the chagrin of the acclaimed artist who made the work for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. 372 more words

No Ordinary Day at the Beach

Palm trees. Exquisite, endless, white sandy beaches. Water as blue as the sky. A calm rolling surf in in the distance with your children joyously playing and splashing. 1,228 more words


How to Weather Hurricane Season

It’s that time of year again. Hurricane season. Tropical Storm Erika has already turned deadly, claiming the lives of 12 on the small Caribbean island of Dominica, and is now inching toward Florida. 1,425 more words

City To Put In $100 Million To Prevent Flooding In Lower Manhattan

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials announced a major capital commitment Thursday to protect Lower Manhattan from flooding.

As 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported, Mayor de Blasio is pledging $100 million in city money for the project in hopes that the federal government antes up. 379 more words


Potential for Flood Insurance Hikes 'A Great Concern,' de Blasio Says

Mayor Bill de Blasio today rolled out plans to make Lower Manhattan safer in the face of storms like Hurricane Sandy—and said the specter of increasing flood insurance premiums for that area and others posed a threat to keeping neighborhoods affordable. 725 more words

Lessons from Sandy shared at conference

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — As the storm dubbed Erica by the World Meteorological Organization churns toward the southeastern United States, Rhode Island emergency responders are meeting to get ready for the storm season. 291 more words


Drought-stricken Cuba

Cuba put its civil defense system on alert due to a year-long drought that is forecast to worsen in the coming months and has already damaged agriculture and left more than a million people relying on trucked-in water.