Has Brooklyn Recovered from Superstorm Sandy?

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Neil de Mause

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, volunteer efforts were sometimes more visible than official government recovery work. From feeding the hungry to treating the sick to doing clean-up work in flooded houses, neighborhood groups and grassroots collectives coordinated a multifaceted response to the storm.

The most widely viewed images of Superstorm Sandy‘s ravages showed the world the devastation along the Jersey shore or the hard-hit Rockaways. But neighborhoods from Red Hook to Gerritsen Beach also suffered mightily, with houses inundated, high-rises left powerless and small businesses struggling with damaged workspace and a dislocated customer base.

As the storms third anniversary approaches, City Limits hosted a segment on Wednesday’s episode of the Brooklyn Independent Television (BRIC TV) show BkLive devoted to discussing the aftermath of Sandy and preparations for future coastal storms. Coney Island Gospel Assembly assistant pastor Savone James, Rebuilding Together NYC executive director Kimberly George and City Councilman Mark Treyger, who chairs the Committee on Recovery and Resiliency, joined us.

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