Posts Tagged ‘Rockaways’

Dewing Things Better: The Meaning of the Holidays

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

images (1) “Sitting here in this charming Upper East Side restaurant, it’s as if nothing horrendous happened only a few miles away.” Words from a visiting former New Yorker remind me that more hurricane-unscathed New Yorkers need to get out and visit South Street Seaport and other areas battered and shuttered by the hurricane. Communities like Staten [&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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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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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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