Post Tagged with: "Hurricane Sandy"

Moses Walton (Photo by Emrys Eller via Gotham Gazette)

Do You Feel Safer Since Sandy?

Brooklyn, Environment, Manhattan October 6, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Reporters from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, climate news site AdaptNY, and NY Environment Report went to two neighborhoods hit hard by Sandy two years ago, and early reports are in Gotham Gazette.

Wilma Serrano (Photo by Roger Miller via Downtown Express)

Helping the Vulnerable When Disaster Strikes

Brooklyn, Environment, Health, New York, Seniors August 6, 2014 at 4:01 pm

With hurricane season approaching, a new study and an event in Red Hook aim to help people be better prepared when disaster strikes, articles in Downtown Express and Brooklyn Brief report.

(Photo by Erica Sherman via Sheepshead Bites)

Build It Back Program Appears to Be Picking Up

Brooklyn, Environment, Housing June 17, 2014 at 11:33 am

The city’s post-Sandy recovery program seems to be ramping up, homeowners report in an article in Sheepshead Bites.

Build It Bank's new administrator, Amy Peterson, talking to aggrieved Howard Beach residents (Photo by Stephen Geffon via Queens Chronicle)

Sandy Victims Promised Speedier Relief

Government, Housing, Queens May 2, 2014 at 5:31 pm

Build It Back’s new administrator, Amy Peterson, said the program would be more responsive to victims of Hurricane Sandy, Queens publications reported.

High risk zones in Hunts Point are shaded in brown (Federal Emergency Management Agency map via the Hunts Point Express)

Protecting Hunts Point from Super Storms

Bronx, Economy, Environment February 3, 2014 at 11:41 am

The peninsula, a food distribution area for the city, survived Sandy in 2012. Planners want to be sure it weathers future storms, the Hunts Point Express reports.

Immigrant Workers to Train in Recognizing Hazards

Immigrant Workers to Train in Recognizing Hazards

Featured Posts, Immigration December 23, 2013 at 12:21 pm

CDC-funded training will give immigrant workers tools to evaluate risks in the wake of disasters.

Jannett Rosero and her family saw their New Jersey house submerged under 22 feet of water. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario-La Prensa)

A Year After Sandy, Still Poor, Displaced

Environment, In the News, Metro Area October 25, 2013 at 5:04 pm

As the first year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, El Diario-La Prensa reports on Latinos in Staten Island and New Jersey who are far from recovered. One family left their native Honduras after the devastation of Hurricane Mitch to find the same fate in New York 14 years later.

A Rockaway, Queens, resident asks Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other officials about beach renourishment work during news conference on Aug. 15, 2013. (Photo: US Army Corp of Engineers, NY District)

Nabes Most Vulnerable to Storms, Lost in the Wind

Environment, Government, Housing October 21, 2013 at 5:36 pm

In an investigative report, Gotham Gazette in conjunction with AdaptNY explored the disconnect between local community boards and city government in preparing for destructive storms like Sandy.

Kevin Boyle, editor of the Wave, in front of the paper's Rockaway Beach Boulevard office. (Photo by Rachel Bryson-Brockmann/Voices of NY)

Rockaway’s Paper ‘The Wave’ is Resilient Post-Sandy

Featured Posts, Media, Meet the Editors, Queens, Voices' Picks October 11, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Editor Kevin Boyle says despite many obstacles thrown its way, Rockaway and its local paper will survive.

A pre-mural painting by teen participants in Groundswell’s Recovery Diaspora Project Photo: All photos courtesy of Groundswell via Colorline

Teen Artists Portray Sandy Stories in Murals

Brooklyn, Culture August 6, 2013 at 6:49 pm

A community organization in Brooklyn’s Park Slope is working on a series of murals to restore some of what Hurricane Sandy washed away. Groundswell is employing teenage artists from across the city to paint their Sandy stories, reports Jamilah King in Colorlines.

Candidates for the 48th City Council District, from left to right: Ari Kagan, Theresa Scavo, Chaim Deutsch, Igor Oberman, Natraj Bhushan, David Storobin. (Photos courtetsy of the campaigns via Gotham Gazette).

Sandy’s Lessons Shape Council Race in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Politics August 1, 2013 at 11:52 pm

The debate about how best to prepare for the next major storm that could hit New York City’s shores is dominating the fiercely contested 48th City Council District in southern Brooklyn to replace Councilman Michael Nelson, reports Latima Stephens in Gotham Gazette.

(Photo via Irish Central)

Irish Festivities to Rejuvenate Breezy Point and Rockaways

Culture, Eastern European, Queens May 28, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Summer is no time to stop relief efforts. The Irish continue to support their fellow community members in Queens neighborhoods still recovering from Sandy. June events include a 2-day Irish festival and Gaelic football games, reports Irish Ccentral.

The mission of the cooperatives is to create sources of employment for the many affected by Hurricane Sandy. (Photo by Cristina Loboguerrero via El Diario-La Prensa)

Occupy Sandy Launches Job Co-ops

Brooklyn, Business, In the News, Latino, Queens May 17, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Members of Occupy Sandy have launched a cooperative program in Far Rockaway, Queens, intended to train residents with building their own business, in hopes of creating jobs for an area hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

The collection features red "Cannonball Shorts" and a red "Seahorse Tank." (Photo via Brooklyn Industries)

Say Hello to Summer With a Post-Sandy Rockaways Photo Shoot

Brooklyn, Culture, In the News, Media May 1, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Brooklyn Industries had plans last year to market its 2013 summer collection through a photo shoot in the Rockaways. Then Sandy hit. But the hipster clothing store forged ahead, a move called out for its insensitivity by Gothamist and Sheepshead Bites.

The piles of trash in the photo taken on November 6, 2012 after Hurricane Sandy may be gone from the streets in the Rockaways, but life still struggles to go on for many still displaced. (Photo by Larry [larryosan], Flickr Creative Commons License)

Still Not Home Six Months After Sandy

Business, Environment, Housing, In the News, Queens April 30, 2013 at 10:18 pm

With yesterday marking the six-month anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Rockaway-based publication The Wave and Gotham Gazette report on the impact that displacement has had on residents, neighborhoods and government.