From the Front Line to the Fast Lane

Going to war was never part of the plan for Chris Nolte. He didn’t dress up as a soldier when he was a kid growing up on Long Island. Nor did he pour over war movies wishing he could have the chance to become the protagonist in his own adventure. Back in 2000, when Chris…

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Rebuilding Businesses Post-Sandy

In October of 2012, much of New York resembled the aftermath of a scene from a big budget action movie. This was chaos on a grand scale: Cars flipped, trees uprooted, utility poles snapped like toothpicks and entire homes swept away. But this wasn’t a movie; it was real. Superstorm Sandy, the largest Atlantic hurricane on…

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Rebuilding in Rockaway

Ask locals for characteristics that typify the people of Rockaway and the chances are that you’ll hear words like “tough,” “resilient,” and “gutsy.” All are traits that residents here have needed in spades in recent years. First there was 9/11. Fifty locals perished that day, many of them firefighters called into action as the Twin Towers smoldered in…

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