Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane Sandy’

Talking To Children About Natural Disasters

Written by New York Family on . Posted in Family

Family diasters With ever-increasing incidents of severe weather occurrences come questions—questions that are, for many parents, not so easy to answer. To get some guidance, we spoke with child and family development and social work professional Marsha Greenberg. To read the full article, please visit www.newyorkfamily.com
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Board of Elections In Disarray As Election Day Approaches

Written by City and State on . Posted in Politics

NYC Board of Elections Commissioner “J.C.” Polanco (via Twitter) With Election Day rapidly approaching, the devastation from Hurricane Sandy could have residual consequences that may alter the outcome of local and federal elections. With many polling sites still without power and thousands of residents displaced due to flooding and damage to their homes, the New York City Board of Elections has been scrambling to [&hellip
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No Gas, Food or Electricity – But They’re Still Going to Vote

Written by City and State on . Posted in Politics

ManhattanBeach1-300x224 Their offices were flooded, their phones were down and the power has been out, but that hasn’t stopped lawmakers in Zone A from helping their constituents. Legislators who use social media to inform their constituents of events and accomplishments posted prolific messages about their relief work, provided updates on their appeals for help from responders [&hellip
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Hurricane Sandy Survivors: Dispatches From The “Dead Zone”

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Uncategorized

The controversy over canceling the New York City marathon this weekend does not merely extend to the dangers posed for runners by downed power lines and flooding throughout the city — it also has to do with displaced residents of downtown Manhattan who just want to go home in peace. For those who can’t go [&hellip
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Ways You Can Help Out With Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort

Written by NYPress on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Uncategorized

Want to help out with the hurricane relief effort but not sure how? Below are links to volunteer opportunities around the city as well as places accepting donations of blankets, batteries and nonperishable items. You can also consider donating money or blood at redcrossblood.org. List of blood drives in NYC JCorps Volunteering Lower Manhattan Help [&hellip
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Grab the Kids & Help Clean Up Parks

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Family

Cleaning up Hardy Park in the Bronx, photo by Daily News/Daniel Beekman By now, everyone’s been getting cabin fever from hunkering down at home this past week. If your family’s been itching to go out and get active, consider volunteering with the Parks Department in the next few days (with children 12+). To read the full article, visit www.newyorkfamily.com
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PHOTOS: Downtown Manhattan Crushed by Hurricane Sandy

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

Cars that once sat in a parking garage on South William Street in Manhattan's Financial District float along the entrance of the garage. Gas has leaked from the cars into the flood waters. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, downtown residents are still facing flooded streets and homes, no power and a devastating recovery that will likely take weeks if not months. Reporter Amy Eley ventured into Lower Manhattan to survey the damage. We’ll be updating with more photos and reports from the neighborhood.      
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Where to Get Hurricane Relief Effort Updates

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, Uncategorized

20121103095839-A6tkGi2CQAABBlP Electricity was restored to parts of the Lower East Side and East Village on Friday, and hopefully all of Manhattan will have power soon, but relief efforts are far from over. Look to the links below for continually updated coverage on relief efforts in your area. Twitter:  @FEMA  @RedCross  @RedCrossNY  @ConEdison   FEMA.gov/Sandy  NYC.gov   RedCross.org  [&hellip
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