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Casino Pier devastation post Sandy. Photo :Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen/U.S. Air Force/New Jersey National Guard via wikipedia

 

The Jersey Shore’s Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, NJ has been given the nod to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy devastated the historic amusement seaside park in 2012. [CBS News]

If you remember, the Jet Star roller coaster was thrown off the wrecked pier and into the sea by the Sandy’s force.

Sandy’s wrath launched the roller coaster from its foundations into the sea. Photo via CBS New York

 

This week, the necessary permits to rebuild the roller coaster and a huge 225-foot by 266-foot section of the damaged pier were issued.

Casino Pier photo via Queens Courier

 

CBS News: The Asbury Park Press reported the permit was issued by the state Department of Environmental Protection. It allows the pier’s owners to rebuild a 225-foot by 266-foot section of the pier and move the Sky Ride 160 feet to the north of its current location.

Read more from CBS News  and Asbury Park Press here…

 

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

Pier 16 submerged by Sandy’s surge waters. Photo via South Street Seaport Museum

 

Almost 3 years ago, Hurricane Sandy’s relentless storm surge rose over piers and streets, flooding streets and tunnels all around our fair city.

Surge waters rising on Fulton Street during Sandy. Photo via South Street Seaport Museum

 

In lower Manhattan, the South Street Seaport Museum flooded with over 7 feet of murky water that completely submerged infrastructure like elevators and humidity-control, heating/cooling and electrical systems, resulting in millions of dollars of damage.

Aftermath. Photo via South Street Seaport Museum

 

The museum’s executive director Capt. Jonathan Boulware announced the happy news Thursday – that the feds were coming through with $10.4 million of long-awaited funds to help rebuild and repair.

Schermerhorn Row. Photo via South Street Seaport Museum

 

 DNAinfo: Almost three years after Hurricane Sandy tore through the city, the South Street Seaport Museum is getting long-awaited funding to make needed repairs.

With the help of Congressman Jerrold Nadler, the museum has secured $10.4 million in federal funds through FEMA, the museum announced Thursday.

Street of Ships. Photo via South Street Seaport Museum

 

“We’ve been working for more than two years to secure funding for Sandy recovery,” said Capt. Jonathan Boulware, the Museum’s executive director, in a statement. “This grant is a strong step in the right direction for the Seaport Museum.”

Read more from DNAinfo here…

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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