New York soon marks a solemn anniversary: Hurricane Sandy, the worst natural disaster in the city’s history. In Josh Robin’s series, Sandy: Five Years Later, NY1 examines what has been done to better protect the five boroughs, as experts believe dangerous weather events will accelerate in this era of climate change and rising seas. We look at what the city has — and has not — done.

Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake announced he is not seeking re-election and subsequently blasted President Trump on the floor of the chamber.

Before Flake announced he would retire, Trump broke bread with Senate Republicans and asked them for advice on who the next fed chairman should be.

Meanwhile, a feud escalated between Trump and Sen. Bob Corker, who is also retiring at the end of his term.

New Yorkers Against Corruption, the group that opposes a constitutional convention, launched its first ad opposing next month’s referendum.

Gov. Cuomo nixed a plan that would waive tolls on part of the Thruway through Central New York.

It’s the end of the line for the MetroCard: the MTA announces a new fare system that will allow subway and bus riders to pay with cell phones or certain credit or debit cards.

The NYPD plans to release body camera video of police shooting an emotionally disturbed person in Manhattan.

“Meatless Monday” is coming to a few city schools in Brooklyn. Cafeterias in 15 schools will go vegetarian for one day a week for breakfast and lunch.

As Congress mulls changes to the nation’s tax structure, here’s a look at how 401(k) retirement plans could be impacted.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office is sponsoring a gun buyback program.

The New York City Board of Elections acknowledged it broke the law when it improperly purged thousands of voters from its rolls ahead of the 2016 presidential primary.

A former employee in the Office of Children and Family Services is accused by the state inspector general of improperly using 111 sick days.

The Onion mocks Albany’s pitch to land Amazon’s HQ2: “Oh, jeez, you can tell they put a lot of work into this sad presentation—they even provided a concept sketch of our headquarters across the river from their little Amtrak station.”