STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Roughly a four-block area of Ocean Breeze — 129 properties in all — that were socked by Hurricane Sandy last year will be offered a state buyout, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday during a visit to Staten Island.

Laird Klein, president-elect of the Staten Island Board of Realtors, sits with Greg Sokol, a SIBOR board member; Traci Cangiano, president of SIBOR, and Frances Ottino, 2013 SIBOR Realtor of the Year, during a gathering in Labetti Post on Nov. 18, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a buyout for Ocean Breeze Hurricane Sandy victims.


Properties from Naughton Avenue to Seaview Avenue and Quincy Avenue to Oceanside Avenue will be eligible for buyouts at 100 percent of pre-Sandy market value, with a 5 percent incentive if the homeowners relocate elsewhere on Staten Island.

Sandy destroyed 20 houses in Ocean Breeze and only 30 of the 109 houses that are still standing are occupied.