Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane Sandy’

Is Lower Manhattan at Risk for Contamination?

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Hurricane Sandy has long since passed, but concern remains over lasting environmental hazards Though the waters have receded after Hurricane Sandy, many downtown residents may be facing a yet-unseen but potentially hazardous problem as a result of the severe flooding. Congressman Jerrold Nadler, who represents Lower Manhattan communities hit especially hard by the storm, has [&hellip
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Josh Fox Chronicles Occupy Sandy Relief Efforts

Written by NY Press on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Josh Fox By Caroline Lewis Hurricane Sandy hit New York just a month ago and yesterday, Josh Fox (Academy Award- nominated director of 2010’s Gasland) released his short documentary, Occupy Sandy, in the same fast, unconventional way that the Occupy Sandy relief effort popped up after the storm. People were led via text message to the site of the [&hellip
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Tapped In: Gas Ration Ends, Sandy Book Drive, Senior Center Reopens

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

4486 Compiled by Paul Bisceglio and John Friia SCHOOL HOLDS HOLIDAY FAIR PS 199 is hosting a Holiday Boutique Fair on Saturday, Dec. 1. Over 30 vendors will sell clothing, toys, jewelry, crafts and other small gifts to benefit the school and victims of Hurricane Sandy. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 [&hellip
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CUNY Works: Volunteering for Sandy’s Victims

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Squads of CUNY students spent Saturday, Nov. 17, helping with cleanup and solace after Hurricane Sandy. Leading the College of Staten Island’s effort was alumna and graduate student Mary Beth Melendez, who is blind. CNN journalist Anderson Cooper had met her after the storm, when she was bringing homemade food to those in need. On [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Basement Fire, Clown Death, Vegan Ice Cream Store Closes, NYC Virtual Hospitals

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, Uncategorized

2274709423_6d45976b67 Dozens Injured in Basement Fire Last Friday morning, 27 people were injured in an electrical fire on Water Street. Four people were brought to New York Downtown Hospital, firefighters said. According to, the fire at 55 Water St. occurred at about 9:45 a.m. The 54-story building recently restored power after Hurricane Sandy. All victims [&hellip
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Street Shrink: Weathering the Storm

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Editorial, Opinion and Column, Our Town Downtown

Hurricane-sandy-creek How Sandy still affects our psyches.  By Kristine Keller It started out like any other weekend. The downtown streets were chockablock with hipsters sporting ironic T-shirts and enduring long waits for a dinner table at Rubirosa. The pulse of downtown throbbed so loudly I could hear it from my fifth-floor walk-up. And then, a flat [&hellip
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Loyola Students Help Out in Breezy Point

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

By John Friia Witnessing the destruction of the beachfront community Breezy Point, Loyola School teacher and moderator of the Outdoor Club Tom Hanley realized that the community needed help. The group had a hike scheduled for Nov. 11, but Hanley along with the other members decided to go to the Rockaways and help with the [&hellip
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Ways to Help Fellow New Yorkers This Holiday Season

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Blog, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

tgiving By Caroline Lewis Every year, around this time, people start thinking about all the turkey they’re going to eat, the days they will take off from work to be with family and other small gifts for which they are grateful, and they remember those less fortunate. Local soup kitchens and other downtown nonprofits prepare for [&hellip
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One Local Business Gives Thanks for Post-Sandy Blessings

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Barry’s Bootcamp was hit hard after the hurricane, but turned its misfortune into a way to help others By Sharon Feiereisen It’s hard to fathom that weeks after Hurricane Sandy reared its ugly head there are still countless without power, while others have been displaced indefinitely—or worse, permanently lost their homes. In a remarkable testament [&hellip
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