Hurricane Sandy

Billy Joel at a news conference at Madison Square Garden, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Billy Joel plans Madison Square Garden residency

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel will perform once a month at Madison Square Garden — as long as the fans will have him. The Grammy Award-winning icon announced Tuesday that he’ll perform a residency […]

12/03/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks to the media as he visits Jose Marti Freshman Academy in Union City, N.J. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

Obama congratulates Christie on re-election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has called Republican Gov. Chris Christie to congratulate him on his re-election in New Jersey. Christie won a second term on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Barbara Buono by more than […]

11/06/2013

In this Nov. 3, 2012 file photo, a crowd of runners stands near the barricaded Central Park finish line for the canceled New York Marathon. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo, File)

1 year after Sandy, NYC marathoners ready to run

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Marathon is hoping to make a triumphant comeback this weekend after Superstorm Sandy’s devastation forced its cancellation last year. And despite heightened security following the terror attack […]

10/31/2013

Residents attend a candlelight vigil at the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

East Coast marks anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

NEW YORK (AP) — Residents of coastal neighborhoods battered by Superstorm Sandy one year ago Tuesday are marking the day in ways both public and private, remembering the fierce floodwaters that destroyed their livelihoods but […]

10/29/2013

A park ranger walks through the registry room on Ellis Island in New York, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Ellis Island museum reopens after Sandy’s floods

NEW YORK (AP) — The island that ushered millions of immigrants into the United States and became a monument to its mosaic of ancestries reopened to visitors Monday for the first time since Superstorm Sandy, […]

10/28/2013

NYC Marathon returns after Boston attack

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Marathon’s security budget has doubled to about $1 million after the bombings at this year’s race in Boston. Sunday’s event comes after last year’s marathon was called […]

10/28/2013

This March 26, 2007 file photo shows the ferry building on Ellis Island, N.J.  (AP Photo/Mike Derer, File)

Key developments as Sandy anniversary approaches

(AP) – The anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, which swamped New Jersey, New York and other parts of the East Coast on Oct. 29, 2012, is fast approaching. Some developments as that date approaches: CHARITY FUNDS […]

10/24/2013

This March 26, 2007 file photo shows the ferry building on Ellis Island, N.J.  (AP Photo/Mike Derer, File)

Ellis Island museum to reopen Monday

NEW YORK (AP) — Ellis Island will reopen to the public Monday, almost a year after Superstorm Sandy’s swells reached 8 feet and badly damaged the iconic former U.S. immigration entry point. “We are delighted […]

10/24/2013

Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, who recently completed a record-breaking swim from Cuba to Florida, completes a lap during a continuous 48-hour marathon swim event in New York's Herald Square called "Swim for Relief," which aims to raise funds and awareness for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Nyad’s NY swim raises $103K for Sandy victims

NEW YORK (AP) — Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad ended her 48-hour swim benefiting Superstorm Sandy victims to the enthusiastic cheers of spectators gathered Thursday morning around a 40-yard pool set up at a busy Manhattan […]

10/10/2013

Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, who recently completed a record-breaking swim from Cuba to Florida, completes a lap during a continuous 48-hour marathon swim event in New York's Herald Square called "Swim for Relief," which aims to raise funds and awareness for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Record breaker Nyad attempts 48-hour swim in NYC

  NEW YORK (AP) — The 64-year-old woman who swam from Cuba to Florida is attempting to swim in a pool in midtown Manhattan for 48 straight hours to benefit victims of Superstorm Sandy. Wearing […]

10/08/2013

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