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Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane Sandy’

NYC: Looking Back at Hurricane Sandy – Uniting Against the Water

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
NYC: Looking Back at Hurricane Sandy – Uniting Against the Water

In this case study created for the New York State Social Media Summit on June 6, 2014, learn how the MTA used social media during Superstorm Sandy in 2012 to keep New Yorkers informed.

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NYC: “Solar for Sandy” Installation

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
NYC: “Solar for Sand” Installation

In October 2013, Global Green USA, with the support of IKEA and the NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation, announced the Red Hook Recreation Center as the recipient of the first, official ‘Solar For Sandy’ install…’Solar For Sandy’ will bring renewed resilience to the Red Hook community as it continues to recover from the superstorm. This is the first of five community facilities in New York/New Jersey that will receive grid-tied, back-up solar energy systems. We also conducted a pilot install in Far Rockaway, NY last summer.

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After Hurricane Sandy: Strategies for Long-Term Resilience

Monday, October 14th, 2013
New York City: SEA LEVEL RISE AND COASTAL FLOODING IMPACTS

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE
Hurricane Sandy was the worst natural disaster ever to hit the New York−New Jersey region. When it landed on October 29, 2012, the region was unprepared for its impact despite years of reports and warnings that an event like Sandy was a probability in the near future. Climate experts are now saying that although many aspects of Sandy were unique, the region will likely experience events of its magnitude with increasing frequency in the decades ahead…In short, climate change is here to stay, though how severe it may become depends on our ability as humans to mitigate its causes and to create resilient communities that can absorb its impact and continue to thrive and grow. Most urban regions around the world are especially vulnerable to these changes. That vulnerability makes the need for evaluating and implementing longer-term strategies for resilience and preparedness in those regions critical today. This need is all the more true given their growing economic, social, and environmental value as the world becomes more urbanized.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Margie Alt, Environment America

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Margie Alt is the executive director of Environment America. She oversees all aspects of the organization, including policy and strategy development for major campaigns; building the organization’s membership, visibility and field power; and recruiting and training hundreds of staff and activists. Under Margie’s direction the Environment America federation has grown to include 29 state-based groups, […]

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Professor Malcolm Bowman, SUNY Stony Brook University Storm Surge Research Group

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Malcolm Bowman is Professor of Physical Oceanography and a Distinguished Service Professor at the Marine Sciences Research Center (MSRC), State University of New York at Stony Brook. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. (honors) degrees in physics and mathematics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and his Ph.D. in Engineering Physics at the University […]

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River Edge, NJ: Post-Hurricane Sandy NJT Railroad at New Bridge Landing

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

- bebo2good1 on YouTube. New Jersey Transit RailroadMTA Metro-North Commuter Railroad’s West of Hudson ServicePascack Valley Line PVL | Spring Valley, NY to/from Hoboken, NJ -Electric-Motive Diesel (EMD) GP40PH-2 (#4147)-Alstom Comet V

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NYC, Thursday December 6th, 2012 – The Impact of Wall Street and Hurricane Sandy on the New York City & State Economy

Monday, November 26th, 2012

From the Business and Labor Coalition of New York: To purchase tickets, click HERE

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Long Beach, NY: Post Hurricane Sandy LIRR Restores Electric Train Service

Monday, November 26th, 2012

LIRR restores weekend electric train service on Long Beach branch Sunday, November 25; weekday electric – LIRR2010 on YouTube

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NYC Transit Crews Take Charge Before, During and After Hurricane Sandy

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) cameras captured the preparation before the storm hit, the immediate aftermath, and the quick recovery after Hurricane Sandy left the NYC transit system battered and flooded.

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New York City: Witnessing Hurricane Sandy by Bike

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Hurricane Sandy on Bikes in NYC from Casey Neistat on Vimeo.

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