Build it Broke

Build it Broke examines the city’s Superstorm Sandy reconstruction program, Build it Back, which has been plagued by building delays, soaring costs and communication issues since its inception in 2014. NY1’s Amanda Farinacci hosts the 30-minute special.HW AND WHEN TO WATCH

NY1's Build it Broke hour-long live town hall event shed light on issues with the city's Sandy rebuilding program.


Idea to Return Land to Natural State After Sandy Transforms Staten Island Shore
Three years after Hurricane Sandy, NY1's Amanda Farinacci takes a look at how the idea to demolish homes destroyed by the storm and leave the land vacant forever is transforming the shore of Staten Island.Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 08:27 PM EDT
Some Build it Back Homeowners Say City Needs to Return to Do More Work on Their Elevated Homes
They've moved back into their Sandy-damaged homes, but now, some Staten Island residents say the city has told them more work needs to be done, this time to address a dangerous safety issue.Monday, October 3, 2016 at 06:07 PM EDT
City Confirms Build it Back Deadline Will Not Be Met
With the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy just days away, the mayor admitted the city will not meet his deadline to complete thousands of rebuilding projects. Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 08:42 PM EDT
SI Man Who Used Build it Back Program Says His Home is Plagued by Problems Despite More Than $300K in Repairs
A Staten Island man says his home is plagued by problems despite more than $300,000 in Build it Back repairs.Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 10:02 PM EST
Exclusive: In Test, City Will Buy 40 Prefab Homes in Effort to Limit Sandy Rebuilding Costs
The city agency overseeing the reconstruction of homes wrecked by Hurricane Sandy is quietly rolling out a radical new approach to the rebuilding.Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 09:34 AM EST
Some Sandy Victims in Build it Back Program Being Told City Won't Rebuild or Elevate Their Homes
After years of waiting for the city to rebuild or elevate their storm-damaged homes, some Hurricane Sandy victims are now being told that won't happen.Updated Friday, May 12, 2017 at 12:22 AM EDT
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