EXCLUSIVE: Mayor claims Christie camp held Sandy money hostag

Two senior members of Gov. Chris Christie’s administration warned that Hoboken, N.J., would be starved of Hurricane Sandy relief funds unless the mayor approved a redevelopment project favored by the governor, according to the city official and emails and personal notes she shared with msnbc.

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Happy birthday, Sandy babies! Storm’s littlest survivors turn 1

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It was one of the storm’s most memorable scenes: Nurses whisking newborns to safety after NYU’s Langone hospital lost power. As these babies turn one, NBC News caught up with seven families to hear how they’re faring.

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Message in a bottle: Note found amid Sandy debris is from dead girl

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A dozen years ago, a 10-year-old girl wrote a message on a scrap of paper, placed it in a ginger-ale bottle and launched it into the waters off Long Island. Now, that bottle has been discovered amid a beach strewn with debris from Superstorm Sandy. 

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Statue of Liberty officially reopens for July 4th

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The Statue of Liberty finally reopened on the Fourth of July months after Superstorm Sandy swamped its little island in New York Harbor as Americans across the country marked the holiday with fireworks and barbecues.

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Reunited! Obama and Christie tour the Shore

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With New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie facing a tough reelection in a liberal-leaning state and President Obama facing a trio of scandals, a reunion on a Sandy-ravaged beach benefits both leaders.

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Jersey Shore reopens 7 months after Sandy: We’re 80% there, says Christie 

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Seven months after being devastated by the worst storm in New Jersey history, most of the beaches and boardwalks of the Jersey Shore are back and open for business in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Take that, Sandy.

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Prince Harry joins Gov. Chris Christie on tour of storm-damaged NJ

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Prince Harry continued his American tour Tuesday with a visit to New Jersey to inspect residential areas still devastated by last fall’s Superstorm Sandy.

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Six months after Sandy: ‘Home sweet home’ for some, others still adrift

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BREEZY POINT, N.Y. — The construction noises are almost constant at daytime in this coastal enclave six months after Hurricane Sandy, but for many residents whose homes were badly damaged, recovery is moving at a slow pace – or not at all.

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Six months after Sandy, Atlantic City is betting on a comeback

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Half a year after Hurricane Sandy flooded Atlantic City homes and washed away much of its tourism, though barely any of its actual boardwalk or attractions, “America’s Favorite Playground” is plowing millions of dollars into a revamp and upgrade it dearly hopes will lure back vacationers.

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Future storms won’t be named ‘Sandy’

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The National Weather Service says the name Sandy won’t be used for any future storms after it was assigned to the massive storm that hit the East Coast in 2012.

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Following Sandy damage, Statue of Liberty to reopen on Fourth of July

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The Statue of Liberty, closed since Hurricane Sandy battered the Northeast more than nine months ago, will reopen to the public on July 4, officials announced Tuesday.

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Lonely Lady Liberty awaits tourists and repairs after Sandy

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More than three months after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of New York and New Jersey, the symbol of American exceptionalism still stands on an island full of rubble. Neighboring Ellis Island has no upended sidewalks or debris anymore, but it will take a long time to repair the electrical system. Both remain closed indefinitely to visitors.

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Weary Sandy survivors hunker down for storm: Like a repeat ‘nightmare’

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NEW YORK — As millions of Americans braced for a winter storm bearing down on the Northeast on Friday, people still recovering from Hurricane Sandy stood in line at gas stations to buy fuel and stocked up on wood for the fireplace. It was, one man lamented, “like a nightmare of Sandy all over.”

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