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Sandy-Hit Neighborhoods Got Majority of New Construction in NYC, Data Shows

By Katie Honan | January 26, 2017 3:33pm
 The communities in the 11697 zip code have the most construction permits in the city, records show. 
The communities in the 11697 zip code have the most construction permits in the city, records show. 
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BREEZY POINT — Hurricane Sandy recovery has created a construction boom in neighborhoods most affected by the storm, with the beachside neighborhood of Breezy Point filing the most new construction permits in the city, data shows.

The city has issued 149 permits for construction in the 11697 zip code, which covers the communities of Roxbury, Rockaway Point and Breezy Point, over the last two years.

These permits are for new constructions, repairs or elevations of homes, according to the Department of Buildings. It includes new permits and renewals to construction projects in the area still struggling to rebuild from Hurricane Sandy. 

More than 100 homes were burned, and dozens more flooded and had severe damage during the 2012 storm.

The city's Build It Back program, which has been bogged down by delays, has also recently sped up its work — resulting in more construction in Breezy and other neighborhoods hit by Hurricane Sandy. 

On Staten Island, the 10306 zip code — which includes Midland Beach and New Dorp — had 126 permits filed since 2015.

And the 10305 zip code, which covers Dongan Hills, had 50 permits. 

DNAinfo New York's new 3-D map shows the changing skyline across the five boroughs, highlighting new buildings that have been approved by the city. 

► Click Below to See How Tall This Building Will Be in Our 3-D Map of the Neighborhood

*Note that due to the nature of the city's tax lots, the map shows the entirety of Breezy Point, a cooperative, as a massive single building, rather than displaying individual homes.