It's been two years since Hurricane Sandy ravaged the shores of New Jersey and New York. Here is how Breezy Point, Queens, has rebuilt in the past two years.
The feds are investigating whether Christie improperly used Sandy relief funds to produce tourism ads starring him and his family, according to a CNN exclusive.
Hurricane Sandy was the second costliest hurricane since 1990, and other stunning facts about the storm last year, and the slow recovery in New York and New Jersey. A chart from Porch.com.
On the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, BuzzFeed traveled to areas in New York and New Jersey affected by Hurricane Sandy to ask locals why they decided to stay.
They say "it's the most ambitious, realistic plan that could be developed to deal with the effects of climate change over the next 40 years," but if another storm doesn't hit soon, will it even happen?
BuzzFeed talked to the photographers who took some of the most memorable images from Hurricane Sandy about the storm, its immediate aftermath, and how the hardest-hit areas have changed over the past year.
The place he keeps coming back to. "I'm tellin' ya, it's like everything's right in the world," says the candidate, barefoot on the beach.
Long Islanders Furious After "Princesses: Long Island" Star Calls Hurricane Sandy-Ravaged Area "A Ghetto"
Residents of Long Island are angry with Bravo and calling for a boycott for the way the new reality show portrays Long Island.
7 months after the storm, the Red Cross still hasn't spent a third of the money raised.
Gov. Chris Christie, the cast of the Jersey Shore, and the band Fun. all came to ribbon cutting ceremony Friday to reopen the area, which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.
"And it seems to me it's just on cruise control right now, no one's doing anything to stop it," Rep. Peter King says.
"President Obama and Congress owe the people of New York and New Jersey better,” Ryan said.
Railing against the "Boehner betrayal," Schumer sides with Cantor.
Sometimes, they get it so right.
From cars for the FBI to salmon research, bill's spending would go far and wide. And not all of it is related to the storm's devastation.
"That's ridiculous, I mean, that's ridiculous," Christie said during a segment for Walters' Most Fascinating People special.
"We always worry that they'll feel like, I'm going to be out on the street with my kids, so I'm just going to have to go back to him," says the director of a service agency.
New York and New Jersey just can't catch a break. Still-recovering regions saw between three and thirteen inches of snow Wednesday.
Sen. Chuck Schumer also warns additional federal assistance will be needed for cleanup and recovery in wake of Hurricane Sandy. “Disaster relief has been a federal government responsibility for a long time,” Schumer says.
All but absent from news coverage before Hurricane Sandy, climate change became a campaign issue again — for about two days.
The Ali Forney Center's main location was devastated when the storm hit New York City.
A fading crusade is finally working: "guerrilla volunteering" for Occupy Sandy.
The President's aides won't discuss the politics of the storm, but the president begins his speech with talk of recovery. "The president's going to win thanks to a woman named Sandy," says one supporter in Iowa.
Pessimism from a top Republican figure.
They'll still need to sign the ballots though — and to waive their right to secrecy. Sandy's electoral aftermath.
Let's come together to raise money to help the people who are still suffering and rebuilding in New York and New Jersey.
Rage boils over on the South Shore, where recovery isn't moving fast enough. "Where are you gonna go? Next door?"
Fuel is in short supply as lines stretch for blocks, from downtown Manhattan to New Jersey.
Downtown residents broke a locked trash container open outside of an East Village grocery store Thursday afternoon. And no, they're not all "freegans."
A return to the politics of climate, just in time for Barack Obama.
Democrat Shelly Adler, who is running against Republican Congressman Jon Runyan for New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District, ran a radio ad in the lead up to Hurricane Sandy equating the storm's potential destruction to her opponent. "She should be embarrassed," says the Runyan campaign.
These Amazon orders aren't going to deliver themselves. To everyone out there working through this disaster, thank you.
On Brooklyn's wrecked coastline.
Chuck Todd said what few reporters, and fewer pols, have acknowledged: "It's called climate change, folks." "When the surge of water comes straight at the media capital of our home planet, it may really make a difference," says Bill McKibben.
Disaster assistance, flood insurance subsidies amongst millions of dollars in funding millionaires have received after past disasters.
"I refer to Governor Christie's remarks."
New Jersey's governor came across as frank, impassioned, and utterly human during the hurricane, like a troubled action movie hero. So obviously, here is a fan fiction interpretation of his tweets.
Amendment by Rep. Jeff Flake would have ended funding for emergency operations centers that helped coordinate response to Sandy.
On the edge, then in command. Weighing safety, the obligations of leadership, and campaign strategy in a national crisis with "The Guv" riding shotgun and a band of brain-fried staffers and reporters in the back.
According the Houston Chronicle, the flier appeared at the apartment door of a person in Virginia, and was produced by the Americans for Tax Reform. Update A voter in Arlington, Virginia sends along a PDF of the flier that appeared at his door clearly showing the Americans for Tax Reform logo. Update An ATR spokesman comments "the photo you have is of a photocopy of a piece of mail we sent out in September. Someone is either trying to be cute or deliberately trying to mislead." Update An Americans for Tax Reform spokesman sends over an invoice to show the mailer was designed and paid for in September and a copy sent out in October.
New York City's most charming beachside community was one of the worst horror stories of Hurricane Sandy. How the residents are doing the day after.
It should go without saying if your tap water looks like this, it is not safe to drink. Update! Most likely rust, not sewage.
The storm has passed New York City, but services are still on the fritz in many places. (Updated.)
Not sure if this is typical behavior for these folks, but it shows strong vision and good hustle.
Atlantic City mayor Lorenzo Langford challenged Gov. Chris Christie and the media to prove that he sent mixed messages to residents about evacuating the city in anticipation of hurricane Sandy.
The map, which visualizes the nation's wind patterns, dramatically shows the storm's movements up the East Coast.
With thousands without power, staying connected is getting difficult. Smartphones and tablets are the only news source many people have.
"What they need is donations of blood and donations of money."
Natural disasters can be scary to children. Luckily Sesame Street has a lot of experience talking about serious issues in ways kids can understand.
Homes were destroyed and lives were lost, but these people worried about something else.
Thank you! Last night across the Northeast, first responders were running toward the sounds of chaos, risking their lives to save ours.
Imagine you buy a new house. Then a hurricane comes, so you evacuate. You learn that your brand new house is totally underwater. What's the first thing you do? Call a sports talk radio show, obviously.
When tons of people are posting photos of an event to Twitter and Instagram, it makes sense that the press would request to use some of those photos. It's a little funny to see, and also to see how confusing the ownership of the photos gets.
In a harrowing rescue 90 miles off the coast of North Carolina, the Coast Guard airlifted 14 people to safety.
The ship was off the coast of Florida when the storm struck. For hours it was tossed violently enough to send furniture flying and shatter glass.
All the disturbing, empty vistas of the apocalypse, without all those pesky zombies. As East Coast cities shut down, journalists captured the lack of bustling humanity.
Hurricanes make grocery shopping impossible. Here's what you can cook without putting on pants.
The partially collapsed crane is currently swinging from a building on W. 57th Street.
They might not be on or anywhere near the East Coast, but they've got this.
Hurricane Sandy is here. How many everlasting Crisco candles have you got on hand?
Carcinogens vs. gentrification.
Take your mind off the destructive storm with some familiar faces who won't knock out your internet connection.
Don't share these images from storms past, or storms that never existed.
Hurricane Sandy is stealing the spotlight. But Mother Nature has been exceptionally volatile this week.
Print isn't dead! At least for these 13 people.
A local New Jersey man helped corral the deer to safety. A rogue wave most likely caught the animal unaware, knocking it off the rocky ledge.
Esther, 1961. Plus, the fascinatingly low-tech way we tracked storms before we had eyes in orbit.
Everyone seems very concerned with the status of the Apple store locations in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. Enough with the iBags jokes, people.
Fair warning: They have nothing to do with actual hurricanes.
Obama fails to beat the storm in Florida. Only one rally in last four days, as Michelle and Joe Biden stay on the stump.
Nothing gets people cooking like imminent doom. What's your #sandysnack?
Everything from "Dark and Stormy popsicles" to "straight outta the bottle."
"Don't worry about anybody getting out," in response to a question about protecting the inmates at Rikers Island.