superstorm sandy

Jul 112013
"Mayor" Albanese Would Initiate Buyout Program For Hurricane-Affected Renters

NEWS: Mayoral candidate Sal Albanese says renters living in neighborhoods affected by Hurricane Sandy deserve equal treatment by state government. That’s why the former city councilman says that if he’s elected this fall, he’d start by offering tenants in shore-side neighborhoods a year’s rent to leave their apartments before the next superstorm strikes.

Mar 142013
Community Leaders Rally For Return Of Victory Hospital

NEWS: Local elected officials and community leaders gathered on March 8, to once again call for the return of ambulance services to the medical center formerly known as Victory Memorial Hospital [699 92nd Street].

Since 2008, after locals waged a two year fight to prevent the facility from complete closure, the hospital has been limited to an overnight infirmary called SUNY Downstate.

Feb 212013
Occupy Sandy's Bay Ridge Kitchen To Close March 1, Volunteers Still Needed

NEWS: Although Occupy Sandy’s Bay Ridge Kitchen at St. John’s Episcopal Church [461 99th Street] will be closing March 1, volunteers are still needed – especially in places like Sheepshead Bay and the Rockaways.

Jan 152013

NEWS: Reaching Out Community Services executive director Thomas Neve joins Gerritsen Beach Cares to speak out for people whose lives have yet to return to normal more than two months since Superstorm Sandy wrought havoc on coastal communities like Gerritsen Beach.

Dec 202012
Bay Ridge Kitchen Now Accepting Donations Through Fresh Direct!

NEWS: The call went out yesterday on Occupy Sandy’s website that the relief group’s Bay Ridge Kitchen is running low on both food and supplies. Fortunately for hurricane victims who rely on the 2000+ meals prepared daily at St. Johns Episcopal Church [461 99th Street], donating has never been easier.

Dec 142012
Seen In Bay Ridge Weekender: Occupy Sandy's Bay Ridge Kitchen

Seen In Photos: This week’s photo shows volunteers hard at work in Occupy Sandy’s Bay Ridge kitchen at St. John’s Episcopal Church [9818 Fort Hamilton Pkwy].

Dec 122012
CB 11 Chair And Ft. Hamilton Advocate Says Sandy Will Save Base From Budget Ax

NEWS: According to one local activist, Fort Hamilton has proven itself to be a vital facility for relief operations in the wake of Superstorm Sandy – a fact that should save the installation from federal budget cuts.

Dec 112012
Video Shows Just How Much 'Bay Ridge Cares'

NEWS: In this truly heartwarming story by BKIndependentTV, Bay Ridge Cares cooks nourishing meals for residents of areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.

Nov 292012
In Storm's Aftermath, Sunset Park Church Serves As Center Of Occupy Sandy's Relief Efforts In Rockaways

NEWS: In an article for news magazine the Nation, reporter Ayasha Guerin documents the relief work Occupy Sandy has been undertaking in the storm-ravaged Rockaways. Unbeknownst to many, a Sunset Park church is serving as a crucial link in the Occupy supply chain.