Volunteers Wanted: Video Editing and Transcription for the SandBox Project

Are you an experienced documentarian, film or sound editor, transcription wizard, or web designer? The Sandy Toolbox project could use your help! The Sandy Toolbox project is a documentation project which aims to share lessons learned through Occupy Sandy’s volunteer based disaster response. With the ever increasing likelihood of similar climate disasters occuring nationwide, we hope that the project will … Continue reading

Rockaways Residents Respond to MoMA’s PS1 Design Competition

Rockaways Residents tell MoMA to “Ask First” In mid-February, MoMA PS1 announced a “Call for Ideas” on how to create a sustainable waterfront in the Rockaways. Soliciting artists, architects, urban planners and designers to submit proposals, they organized a series of lectures, preesentations, and exhibits to highlight the submissions in a “Relief and Cultural Dome” in Rockaway Beach. Josh Kogan, … Continue reading

Occupy Sandy Party & Friends of Rockway Needs Volunteers

The Living Theatre is hosting an Occupy Sandy Party Wednesday, March 27th at 10PM Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center 107 Suffolk Street New York, NY 10022 We’ll be collecting donations at the door to continue our long-term muck out, rebuilding, and community-strengthening work in Sandy-affected areas. Plus, we’ll have some fun together in between the hard work! The Living Theatre … Continue reading

Occupy Sandy/Beacon High School Need Your Help Today 3/21 & Respond&Rebuild Announces T-Shirt Design Competition

Occupy Sandy in conjunction with the Beacon High School completed a territory-wide canvass last Thursday and Friday.  Our people in Staten Island need help entering some of this data! What:  Data entry! Where:  Project Hospitality, 100 Park Ave, Staten Island When:  Thursday March 21st, 3pm – 8pm Required:  A laptop or tablet Why:  Because you love helping people! Contact:  OccupySandyStatenIsland@gmail.com … Continue reading

From the Rockaways to DC!

After hurricane Sandy, New Yorkers came together to occupy the biggest climate change disaster to ever hit our city. This Sunday, February 17th, Americans across the country are coming together in Washington, DC for the biggest climate change rally ever. There, we will call out the cause of Sandy: The fossil fuel industry, projects like the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline, … Continue reading

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Phase 1 of the Restore Yana Project Completed

YANA (You Are Never Alone), Restore the Rock, and Occupy Sandy are proud to announce that the first phase of rebuilding our home in Rockaway Park, Queens is finally complete. On Friday January 11th, volunteers poured a new concrete floor, working late into the night to make sure there was a wheelchair ramp built before it set and dried. YANA … Continue reading

Space Meeting (12/30/2012)

Space Meeting Date: 12-30-12 Location: St. Jacobi Facilitator: Jessica Fuest Notes: Robin Space Report Backs Greenpoint space– Will have space between 01/31 and Wednesday Used for volunteer orientation and intake 2nd and 3rd floor will be turned into condos 6 mos out Available about 7am-10pm Engage community members there to volunteer (walk-in) Parking – single space, parking can be on … Continue reading

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Hurricane Distribution Center Being Shut Down By New York City Housing Authority

Tell NYCHA what you think. NYC wants to close the Action Center, which provides relief services to thousands each week. Sign The Petition The 57th Street Action Center has been operating as the central emergency distribution hub for the Arverne Queens area at the Ocean Bay Apartment houses since Hurricane Sandy struck the NYC area. The center distributes food, supplies, medical, and legal … Continue reading

Statement on Last Night’s 520 Clinton Ave Fire

Last night, at approximately 4am, a fire erupted at the main entrance to the Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew causing serious damage to the building. The location has been an important and well-known hub for Hurricane relief in Brooklyn; fortunately no one was injured. Hopefully, a thorough FDNY investigation will determine the fire’s cause. This calamity comes at … Continue reading

Statement on Last Night’s 520 Clinton Ave Fire

Last night, at approximately 4am, a fire erupted at the main entrance to the Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew causing serious damage to the building. The location has been an important and well-known hub for Hurricane relief in Brooklyn; fortunately no one was injured. Hopefully, a thorough FDNY investigation will determine the fire’s cause. This calamity comes at … Continue reading

OccupySandy Network Assembly Meeting (12/18/2012)

Originally posted here. December 18th, 2012 7:30 PM St. Jacobi Church Facilitation: George and Sam Minutes: Tess and Shawn George: I’m George. Sam: I’m Sam. George: We’re gonna facilitate, if that’s ok with everyone. Last meeting, we were here, it was kinda hectic, people, you know, were kinda rude, things were said. So I just want to remind everybody in … Continue reading

OccupySandy Network Assembly Meeting (12/11/2012)

Originally posted here. December 11th, 2012 7:30 PM St. Jacobi Church Facilitation: Tess and Robert Minutes: Dicey [Everyone is coming in and setting up! Should start soon.] Tess: “What’s up everybody?” Robert: “Hi guys!” Tess: “I’m Tess, he’s Robert; we’re going to facilitate tonight. Is that cool with everybody? Twinkle if it’s cool; if it’s not cool, go like this?” … Continue reading

OccupySandy Network Assembly Meeting (12/4/2012)

Originally posted here. December 4th, 2012 7:30 PM Jacobi Church Tammy: “We’re going to get started in just a few minutes. There are chairs arranged in a circle by group; please find the group you have affinity with and sit with them.” Tammy: “Mic check!” Everyone: “Mic check!” Tammy: “Please sit down now! We’re going to get started, so — … Continue reading