Lower Brooklynites are still struggling to find normalcy more than a year post-Sandy. Just one example: Continued temporary boiler breaks are said to be leaving hundreds of residents, many of them immigrants, helpless and cold this winter. But now the community's representative on the City Council is pressing hard to do something about it. "There are a lot of questions that have been unanswered in regards to the Sandy recovery," AdaptNY was told by Councilman Mark Treyger (D-47), who represents Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Gravesend and Sea Gate. "I believe we have to do our part, at the local level, to have better coordination, and to provide the public with as much information as possible."
Striking a tone of defiance, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today that New York City will not retreat from its coastline despite the threat of rising sea levels and the possibility of storms more catastrophic than Hurricane Sandy.