This week marks the third anniversary of Sandy, which hit New York City and... View gallery »
For the first time, officials investigating the Sandy Hook Elementary School... View gallery »
Oct. 29, 2013 marks the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. View gallery »
AP released dramatic images of New York and New Jersey, after Superstorm Sandy... View gallery »
The one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy is approaching. View gallery »
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Realtors on Long Beach Island, a popular vacation spot on the New Jersey Shore... View gallery »
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A shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., left 26 dead... View gallery »
Federal projects intended to help protect New York and New Jersey towns from hurricanes and coastal flooding have languished – many unfunded – for decades, NBC 4 New York's I-Team has learned. The stalled projects, often approved by Congress as far back as the 1980s and 90s, were intended to study the feasibility of man-made barriers like seawalls, marshlands or large sand dunes to protect coastal areas on Staten Island as well as the Rockaways, Long Island and the Jersey shore – all areas ravaged by Hurricane Sandy last month. One such study, aimed at making recommendations for flood barriers along the south shore of Staten Island, remains unfinished even though it was commissioned in 1993, NBC 4 New York's I-Team found. That study, which the Army Corps of Engineers predicted would be finished by 2014, did not begin until 2000 and even then was delayed due to lack of funding, according to the Corps. The I-Team also found eight other Army Corps projects designed to help minimize damage to areas now left in wreckage by Sandy — all of them also delayed due to lack of funds from Congress and, at times, from local partners.
East Side and East Village residents began Dumpster diving outside a Key Food supermarket, looking for whatever food they can take. NBC 4 New York's Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
One year after Hurricane Sandy devastated the shoreline, take a look back at... View gallery »
Hurricane Sandy started out as a tropical storm in the Caribbean, reached... View gallery »