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Two NYC Tunnels Awarded Federal Funding for Sandy Repair

by Associated Press
Queens Midtown Tunnel.

Kris Arnold, Flickr 

The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and the Queens Midtown Tunnel have been awarded a total of $336 million in federal funding to repair damage from Superstorm Sandy.

   Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand say the funding is being provided in a lump sum payment through FEMA's Alternative Procedures program.

   About 60 million gallons of water flooded the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel during the October 2012 storm. The Midtown Tunnel was inundated with about 20 million gallons of water.

Interview with Ashrita Furman

by George Bodarky
ashrita.com

For Ashrita Furman of Queens making it into the Guinness Book of World Records was a lifelong dream. He achieved that goal in 1979, but didn’t stop there. Ashrita went on to break world record after world record, setting more than 300 of them.

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