In the News: House Passes First Part of Sandy Relief

••• “Under intense pressure from New York and New Jersey officials, the House on Friday adopted legislation that would provide $9.7 billion to cover insurance claims filed by individuals whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. The measure is the first, and least controversial, portion of a much larger aid package sought by the affected states to help homeowners and local governments recover costs associated with the storm. The House has pledged to take up the balance of the aid package on Jan. 15. The insurance measure passed 354 to 67 with overwhelming bipartisan support. It now goes to the Senate, where it is expected to pass later on Friday.” —New York Times

canstruction1-by-tribeca-citizen••• “Hurricane Sandy delayed the annual Canstruction design competition, but we have good news for fans of sculptures made from canned vegetables and tuna fish. Canstruction has been rescheduled, and it will take place in the World Financial Center from February 1-11, 2013.” —Curbed

••• Eater has an updated list of restaurants that are still closed as a result of Sandy. It’s pretty heartbreaking—if you’re unaware of the damage in the Seaport, do take a look. Also: “Demi Monde was, in the words of a worker at the building, ‘obliterated.’ It is unclear whether the bar will reopen.”

••• “Walking up is hard to do: primitive loft at 37 Walker Street sells with 4 flights of stairs down 5% since 2006, sorta” —Manhattan Loft Guy

••• “Thieves broke into Omega Jewelers, 132 Nassau St., early Thursday morning, making off with several display cases filled with gold and silver jewelry.” —Tribeca Trib


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