City outlines recovery progress nearly 1 year after Superstorm Sandy

Officials are planning to talk about the NYC Built it Back program, which uses federal funds to help victims rebuild.

Officials are planning to talk about the NYC Built it Back program, which uses federal funds to help victims rebuild. (10/22/13)

BROOKLYN - The city released details today about how recovery efforts have progressed in the nearly one year since Superstorm Sandy.

The approaching anniversary is a reminder of the struggles Brooklyn and the rest of the city overcame, as well as the hurdles still faced since last October.

Officials highlighted some areas of improvement in Brooklyn such as the rebuilding of the Steeple Chase Pier in Coney Island and Floyd Bennett Field.

They also acknowledged that more work needs to be done to help residents recover.

City officials spoke about the NYC Built it Back program, which uses federal funds to give people the option of fixing up their damaged homes or leaving them to start over. Mayor Michael Bloomberg revealed earlier this month that about 23,000 New Yorkers had already signed up.

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