Subcontractors busted for $100K in Sandy fraud

Two subcontractors who removed debris during the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy have been indicted for cheating the city out of nearly $100,000 in billed work that was never performed. see also Richard Griffin and Frank Gillette — who each owned their own companies — are charged with mail fraud and

Hurricane Sandy case manager accused of swiping $200K meant for victims

A ​d​isaster ​c​ase ​m​anager tasked with aiding Hurricane Sandy victims instead pocketed nearly $200,000 in funds meant for their recovery, prosecutors said Wednesday. Regina Lewis, 32, worked for ​the ​not-for-profit Council of Peoples from February 2014 to June 2015, court papers charge, where she was responsible for creating case

Sandy victims to hurricane survivors: Now it gets tough

WASHINGTON – Victims of Hurricane Sandy have a message for Texas and Florida residents devastated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: Your torture has only just begun. More On: hurricanes See how Irma wrecked Key West Hurricane Irma turned this tiny island into a wasteland Death toll rises in wake of Irma's devastation Trump uses hurricanes as

Buffett: Geico could face 50,000 cars losses thanks to Harvey

The Oracle of Omaha sees a lot of hurricane-inflicted pain for auto insurers — including his own. “I wouldn’t be surprised if we had 50,000 [vehicle] losses, and most of them will be total losses,” Buffett said in a TV interview Wednesday, referring to auto insurer Geico, which is owned by

In good MTA news, the South Ferry subway station has reopened

The South Ferry subway station, which five years ago was flooded with saltwater and sewage by Hurricane Sandy, finally reopened on Tuesday. The gleaming new station, just 2-years-old at the time, was destroyed by 15 million gallons of sludge in October 2012. The station was flooded from the tracks to the

South Ferry station finally reopening nearly 5 years after Sandy

The South Ferry subway station will reopen on Tuesday, nearly five years after the brand new station was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. The station was destroyed by 15 million gallons of salt water and sewage that flooded 80 feet high from the tracks to the mezzanine in October of 2012. It

Head of Superstorm Sandy rebuilding project resigns

The embattled head of the city agency that oversees the problem-plagued Superstorm Sandy rebuilding effort is resigning, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday. Feniosky Peña-Mora is stepping down as commissioner of the Department of Design and Construction to return to Columbia University as a professor. He previously served as a dean