Proposals must be received by Monday, February 4, 2013 The focus of the second round of the Brooklyn Recovery Fund’s grant program is to support physical improvements to homes and buildings located in Brooklyn’s coastal communities. Funding will support the … Continue reading
Free Trainings will be held throughout the city, see list below for the location nearest you. Understand the need for and when to use personal protective equipment and Recognize hazards (chemical, biological, physical, safety). Understand the proper sequence and safe … Continue reading
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is providing new funding for homeowners whose property was damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Homeowners who have already qualified for FEMA housing assistance grants can now also obtain up to an additional $10,000 through … Continue reading
Bay Ridge Kitchen Our kitchen in Bay Ridge at St. John’s Episcopal Church still needs volunteers every day. Please arrive between 9:00 to 2:00. If you show up later you can still help with clean up. We are still feeding … Continue reading
The USDA has approved New York State’s proposal on a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) initiative in New York City’s most devastated areas (please see the below and attached for specific information). The initiative has a limited duration of … Continue reading
This report is a preliminary and living document highlighting the economic effects of Hurricane Sandy on New York City. It examines how the use of loans as the main form of “aid” to disaster-impacted communities is not effective at addressing individual or community needs. Further, the use of loans may lead to disastrous longer-term economic consequences for the impacted communities. Continue reading
Occupy Sandy – Thanksgiving – Coney Island
Volunteering on Thanksgiving Day for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. St. Jacobi’s, St. John’s and destination: Coney Island.
Two weeks after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc across the Northeast, and more than a week after power returned to Lower Manhattan, many public housing residents in Brooklyn’s Coney Island were still without electricity, heat and hot water. Critically for some, many high-rise buildings still lacked elevator service, leaving the elderly and disabled stranded as many as 15 stories up. Though FEMA, the Red Cross and the city government all eventually set up shop on the ground in the low-income neighborhood, the work of reaching those trapped inside was left to passionate community activists, including church leaders, tenant organizations, a group known as Occupy Sandy, and a small related group called People’s Relief. Continue reading
Resources: Recent Coney Island stories, articles, videos, photographs, social media. Continue reading
I was out in the storm and made a short video. However, in the last few days its become clear that the redcoss has not been doing a very good job giving support in the aftermath of sandy. Continue reading
Countless residents have been living in appalling conditions – stranded in high rise projects without lights, heat or clean water. Many are elderly or infirm and are stranded because they cannot navigate the pitch-black stairwells of their darkened buildings. They feel completely forgotten. There’s been barely any coverage of Coney Island in the mainstream media, so PLEASE distribute these pictures as widely as possible. Continue reading
If you have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy, you may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Food Stamps/SNAP. It is important that you apply for both of these as soon as possible. Food Stamps / Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program For … Continue reading
Help Coney Island Recover from Hurricane Sandy GIVE 4 hours of your time and GET 4 hours of free rides! Volunteer to help us clean-up Coney Island, and we’ll reward you with an unlimited ride, four-hour wristband to Luna Park … Continue reading
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced today that mobile medical vans staffed with primary care providers who will be able to provide medical care and distribute commonly prescribed drugs are now at several of the City’s Disaster Assistance Service Centers in the Rockaways and Coney Island, as well as two additional high-need locations in the Rockaways. There is a particular need for pharmaceuticals in the Rockaways because of a limited number of pharmacies still open and able to fulfill prescriptions. Continue reading
waited 3 hours in line, and Coney Island Ave and 18th st ran out of gas this saturday morning at 7:30am.