It's been almost two weeks since Hurricane Sandy hit NYC and the city is still reeling. However, we're getting ourselves back together, piece by piece, one step at a time.
For the people whose homes were destroyed, however, or who had family members perish in the storm, their lives will never be the same. I hope our city and its leaders will still remember and help these people long after Sandy has receded from the headlines.
Meanwhile, the city is doing everything it can. Mayor Bloomberg has announced a Rapid Repairs program that will work with construction companies to help people fix their homes very quickly. This is a great thing.
If you want to hear more of the personal stories about the aftermath of this storm, this story is heartbreaking and heartwarming.
The city still has a long way to go.