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Friday October 24, 2014

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Real Estate Websites Partner with FEMA To Help Sandy Victims Find Housing

Real Estate Websites Partner with FEMA To Help Sandy Victims Find Housing

Although Hurricane Sandy is in the past for many NYers, still others are feeling the impact even today. FEMA has now partnered with two local real estate websites to help the displaced find apartments in the NYC. Although they already had a Housing Portal, FEMA is working with RentHop and [Full Story…]

#HackJersey Pairs #Coders and #Reporters for Creative Media Apps

#HackJersey Pairs #Coders and #Reporters for Creative Media Apps

Reporters and coders will band together at Hack Jersey this weekend in the service of journalism. Their task: create new apps, media tools and data visualizations. In addition to a tour of The New York Times' R&D Lab or lunch with Jeff Jarvis, the team that creates the best work related to [Full Story…]

#Verizon Faces Uphill Battle in Replacing NY’s Copper Cables with Fiber Optics

#Verizon Faces Uphill Battle in Replacing NY's Copper Cables with Fiber Optics

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Verizon is replacing damaged copper wire with fiber optic cables and updating its infrastructure. Crain’s New York Business reports that it is a tremendous logistical task—with the equivalent of 20 years’ worth of materials and installations. Seawater ruined almost [Full Story…]

Verizon Claims Lower Manhattan Landlords Refuse Access

Verizon Claims Lower Manhattan Landlords Refuse Access

As Verizon tries to replace copper wires destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, it’s facing resistance from lower Manhattan landlords. The New York Times reports that the company wrote to the NYS Public Service Commission, stating that many buildings refuse to let Verizon in or demand excessive compensation [Full Story…]

Google Snaps Photos of Sandy-Ravaged Staten Island, Angering Residents

Google Snaps Photos of Sandy-Ravaged Staten Island, Angering Residents

When a Google Street View car was spotted on Staten Island recently, taking photos of Hurricane Sandy ravaged neighborhoods, residents got angry. The Google car, equipped with a panoramic roof camera, toured the hard hit New Dorp section of Staten Island. The New York Post reported that it also [Full Story…]

#SocialMedia Conveyed NY Transit Updates During Hurricane #Sandy

#SocialMedia Conveyed NY Transit Updates During Hurricane #Sandy

Social media provided essential communication between NY area commuters and New Jersey Transit and the Long Island Rail Road during Hurricane Sandy Without a phone signal or other ways of finding transportation updates, commuters turned to LIRR and NJ Transit's Facebook and Twitter accounts, [Full Story…]

Hurricane #Sandy Among Most NY 2012 Googled Terms

Hurricane #Sandy Among Most NY 2012 Googled Terms

Google has released its 12th annual year-end 2012 report listing the most searched for terms. According to AM NY, the phrases NYers searched for the most was "Hurricane Sandy," followed closely by "MTA," "NY Knicks," "NY Giants" and "StreetEasyNYC." Across the country. the most-searched event was [Full Story…]

#Crowdfunding Sites Rescue #Standy-Stricken NY Businesses

#Crowdfunding Sites Rescue #Standy-Stricken NY Businesses

Crowdfunding sites are a lifesaver to NY businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy. Victor Chen’s Peck Slip sushi spot, SUteiShi, was six feet underwater after the storm. Although he applied for Small Business Administration loans, he hasn’t received anything. According to Crain’s New York Business, [Full Story…]

Wall St. Trading Operations Still Disrupted by #Sandy

Wall St. Trading Operations Still Disrupted by #Sandy

Nearly two months after Hurricane Sandy, some lower Manhattan buildings still remain without power and in a state of disrepair. According to Wall Street & Technology, insulation, transformers, wiring and telecom equipment were ruined by flood waters. Even sheetrock and carpeting have to be [Full Story…]

#12-12-12 #SandyBenefit Concert Available on Multiple Platforms

#12-12-12 #SandyBenefit Concert Available on Multiple Platforms

In order to make the 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit concert held tonight at NY's Madison Square Garden the most widely distributed musical event ever, concert producers James Dolan, John Sykes and Harvey Weinstein are working with several TV, radio, and broadcast outlets. According to Cynopsis, YouTube, [Full Story…]

#BusinessInsider’s: Top 18 Defining Moments of the NY Tech Scene

#BusinessInsider's: Top 18 Defining Moments of the NY Tech Scene

Business Insider chronicled the top 18 defining moments of the 2012 NY Tech scene. Things that stood out include Kevin Ryan's departure as Michelle Peluso, former CMO of Citigroup, becomes the new CEO of Gilt Groupe. Zynga’s $180 million purchase of OMGPOP’s mobile game, Draw Something. Gigaom [Full Story…]

Schumer Asks Ticket Resellers to Stop Scalping Sandy Benefit

Schumer Asks Ticket Resellers to Stop Scalping Sandy Benefit

Tickets for the star-studded benefit concert on 12/12/12 for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts sold out immediately. But they appear on sites such as StubHub with severely inflated prices. Sen. Charles Schumer asked ticket marketers to stop accepting these listings. According to The New York Times, the [Full Story…]

NY Relief Team Uses Wartime Tech to Help #Rockaways

NY Relief Team Uses Wartime Tech to Help #Rockaways

Team Rubicon, a volunteer organization of military veterans who help after disasters, set up base on Rockaway Beach Boulevard to help with relief efforts. Using a school bus as a command post, volunteers review damage, give assistance, and call for supplies. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Team [Full Story…]

#Crowdfunding Helps Business Recover, #GA Expands Nationally

#Crowdfunding Helps Business Recover, #GA Expands Nationally

Hurricane Sandy devastated the New Red Hook store owned by Eric Finkelstein and Matt Ross, Court Street Grocers. They told WNYC they are raising money through the crowdfunding site Smallknot instead of FEMA or the Small Business Association. According to WNYC 's New Tech City, they lost everything [Full Story…]

#Sandy Slightly Derails NY Subway Wi-Fi Installation

#Sandy Slightly Derails NY Subway Wi-Fi Installation

Plans for wireless service to NY’s 277 underground subway stations are slightly off track due to Hurricane Sandy. AM New York reports that 30 West Side and Midtown stations were supposed to be equipped with Wi-Fi as well as AT&T and T-Mobile cellular service by the end of the year. Due to the [Full Story…]