Long Island Now

The latest community buzz and updates. | Sign up for community newsletters.

LI Sandy recovery chief Jon Kaiman takes your questions

Former North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman

Former North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman (Credit: Mike Stobe)

Jon Kaiman is Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s special adviser for Long Island storm recovery, serving as the liaison for the governor to Sandy-affected residents, businesses and communities.

Part of that job is to coordinate state support for Long Island communities under the New York Rising program.

Kaiman spent more than an hour Thursday in a live chat to answer questions related to NY Rising -- from when homeowners will begin getting reimbursements checks (for some, just days from now), to whether people can get a separate Small Business Administration loan and a NY Rising grant (yes, but total need is factored in). 

PHOTOS: LI damage | Then and now | Aerial views
VIDEOS: Recovery still in progress | Desperate for buyout
DATA: Federal aid to victims | Storm damage | Infrastructure proposals | LI storm damage | How LI reps voted on Sandy funding
MORE: Year after Sandy interactive | Complete coverage

Our next Year-After-Sandy chat is with News 12 Traffic and Weather meteorologist Rich Von Ohlen, who will share what we can expect from our weather in the future. That's next Thursday, Oct. 31, at 1 p.m.


advertisement | advertise on newsday

Your town

Get the latest news and information about your community, all in one place.

What's this? Send us your feedback

Sign up for community newsletters

Choose a community

advertisement | advertise on newsday