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Closed since Sandy, South Ferry station could reopen in 2016

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(Credit: The South Ferry station after Hurricane Sandy. (MTA))

The South Ferry station in lower Manhattan that was battered by Superstorm Sandy could be reopened in 2016, though not completely resilient to massive flooding, an MTA official said Monday.

John O'Grady, the program executive for Sandy recovery for NYC Transit, said waterproofing the signal room in the lowest level of the station would be the "largest challenge as we move forward,"...

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Career 180: Rocking out for cool gadgets

Matt Sandy

(Credit: Matt Sandy)

Two of the most exciting careers out there are rock star and tech entrepreneur -- and Matt Sandy has been lucky enough to have had both.

He started out in the music industry in the '90s, performing and producing albums with his indie rock group The Matt Sandy Band. He graduated from Columbia Business School in 2004 and left the band around 2006 to pursue a new career as a gadget guy. He is...

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State, city leaders say nation must follow New York's lead on gun control

Sandy Hook City Hall rally

(Credit: Albany leaders call for improved gun control laws. (Courtesy Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh's office))

Elected officials from all over New York gathered at City Hall Thursday to call on the federal government to follow the Empire State's lead on gun control.

With the anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting massacre Saturday, several state and city leaders said it was clear that the rest of the country was lagging behind when it came to gun safety.

Although Gov. Andrew Cuomo passed...

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911 calls from Sandy Hook shooting released

A Sandy Hook Elementary student looks out the

(Credit: A Sandy Hook Elementary student looks out the window on a school bus in Newtown. (Getty))

Audio recordings from the Connecticut school shooting that killed 20 children and six educators a year ago reveal a mixture of calm and anguish from the callers, and gunshots from the assailant are heard in the background.

Officials in Newtown, Connecticut, on Wednesday released the 911 phone calls from the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in what may be the final official report on...

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Water Street Corridor begins holiday concert series

Big Apple Circus

(Credit: The Big Apple Circus (Getty))

The city kicked off its yuletide celebrations with the start of a holiday concert series at the South Street Seaport Monday.

The city's Economic Development Corporation launched the "Water Street Pops! Winter Festival" in the neighborhood to boost businesses there that are still struggling from Superstorm Sandy.

The festival, which runs until Dec. 15, will feature musical performances,...

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Sandy Hook gunman's motive may never be known, finds report

A past memorial down the street from the

(Credit: Residents reflect at a memorial down the street from the Sandy Hook School in December. (Getty))

The man who killed 26 people including 20 children in an attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School almost a year ago acted alone and his motive may never be known, according to an investigative report released on Monday.

The state attorney's report said that the criminal investigation into the shooting by 20-year-old Adam Lanza, who murdered his mother before attacking the school and ended the...

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NY Fed chief: Most of NYC has recovered from Sandy

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(Credit: The Rockaways on year after Hurricane Sandy. [Getty] )

The New York City economy has largely recovered from Superstorm Sandy except for hard-hit communities in Queens and Staten Island, the region’s top banker said yesterday.

William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, cited “pretty solid job creation through this past summer” led by hiring in education, health care, advertising, computer services, tourism, retail and construction.

However,...

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Sandy relief still eludes many storm victims

A house on Beach 142 Street in Rockaway,

(Credit: Getty STAN HONDA)

Several disaster relief programs have been created in the year since Superstorm Sandy devastated the region, but the storm's victims have had only mixed success in acquiring the dollars associated with post-storm legislation. Here's a look at how funds have been apportioned to four of these initiatives.

Build it Back: Registration began in early June for this federally funded but city-driven...

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