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Rare Praise for the City’s Build It Back Program

Build it Back was Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s program. Now it’s Mayor Bill de Blasio’s problem. The initiative for rebuilding homes damaged by superstorm Sandy has been plagued by delays and cost overruns, and while de Blasio’s team has made progress over the program’s last three years, City Hall has had to shift $500 million to cover mounting repair bills and recently admitted that it would miss its self-imposed deadline to complete all repairs by the end of 2016.…

Union groups point out one Build-It-Back success: local hiring

The city’s over-budget, behind-deadline Superstorm Sandy recovery program has been a world of public-relations pain for the de Blasio administration. But despite a rocky relationship with Mayor Bill de Blasio, construction unions have come to his defense this time, trumpeting a Build-it-Back success story: According to a report from Alliance for a Greater New York, a coalition of unions and left-wing community groups, the program has exceeded its goal for Sandy-affected residents to make up 20% of its workforce.…