NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill De Blasio is asking frustrated New Yorkers for more time to steady New York City's rocky Superstorm Sandy recovery effort.
The mayor told reporters on Monday that those hardest hit by the devastating October 2012 storm have a right to be frustrated. He promised a review of a rebuilding program that's been criticized for failing to distribute federal aid.
De Blasio's remarks came after a Sandy recovery meeting on Staten Island.
Earlier Monday, a coalition of community activists, labor leaders and clergy rallied on the steps of City Hall to demand more help for storm victims.