Mayor Bill de Blasio appoints new team to oversee Sandy recovery efforts

The Red Cross provided nearly 75 volunteers to

The Red Cross provided nearly 75 volunteers to assist in Saturday's effort. (Credit: News 12 Brooklyn)

As efforts to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy continue 17 months after the storm, Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed a new senior leadership team to oversee the city's recovery.

The mayor says it means that the rebuilding process will pick up speed and more homeowners will get relief.

"More checks will land in people's mail boxes, more hammers will strike nails as more homes are rebuilt...

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