Earlier this year, former Daily Show host John Stewart called out the $650 million Build It Back organization, established by former mayor Michael Bloomberg in the wake of Hurrican Sandy, as being a total flop. But it looks like the organization has been making steady progress on fixing Sandy-ravaged properties since then. The organization has spent more than $100 million for repairs and construction on roughly 1,900 homes, reports the New York Daily News. Since Mayor de Blasio took office, nearly 5,300 reimbursement checks have been cut for more than 1,800 homes.
Even three years after the hurricane, New York City has continued to feel the effects of its destruction, especially in areas like Sea Gate and the Rockaways. City Councilman Mark Treyger estimated that there are still hundreds of New York residents who are still not living in their homes, reports the New York Daily News.
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