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Great Kills »

Only 76 people sold homes to the city, which offered thousands of dollars in its Build it Back program.

Edgemere »

Nine homeowners had already moved out when they were told the homes weren't eligible for elevation.

Broad Channel »

The long-delayed program won't "continue to be a s--t show" under Lou Mendes' watch, he vowed.

Far Rockaway »

The beleaguered program has connected Hurricane Sandy-affected residents to union jobs.

Tompkinsville »

The mayor marked the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy taking questions on Build It Back. 

Rockaway Beach »

The homeowners will be able to resolve outstanding permits after work is done, officials said.

Rockaway Park »

The program, launched in 2013, has been bogged down by bureaucracy from the start. 

East Elmhurst »

The mayor promised last year that the program would be finished by the end of 2016. 

Rockaway Park »

Residents spoke out against the city's Hurricane Sandy recovery at a public hearing Wednesday. 

Financial District »

Luis Mendes helped clean up Ground Zero after 9/11 and is now at the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

Red Hook »

The city is diverting $150 million in federal funds from flood prevention in Red Hook and the Rockaways.

Broad Channel »

More than half of the original registrants have dropped out of the program since 2013.

Coney Island »

Councilman Mark Treyger said it appears the city only cares about meeting a deadline, not homeowners.

Rockaway Park »

City Councilman Eric Ulrich said the city-run Hurricane Sandy rebuilding program is a "boondoggle."

Gerritsen Beach »

This is how one family navigated the city's Build It Back program.