occupy staten island

Good News we have found a location for our Holiday Toy Store

Good News we have found a location for our Holiday Toy Store.

Thanks to the generosity of the Amalgamated Transit Union 726 who are loaning us the location it will be located at 3948 Amboy Road (the old Venizia’s Pork Store) in Great Kills.
We are finalizing the details and plan to have the store stocked and ready to open next Saturday.
We will need volunteers to staff the store. Please spread the word….

In the meantime toys can be dropped off at the
UPS Store (Pathmark Shopping Center)
150-L Greaves Lane # 312
Staten Island NY 10308

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grateful song

ARTS/MEDIA: John Bucchino and Momentum Record “Grateful” to Benefit Occupy Sandy

“Grateful” will be released on Thanksgiving Day.
“Members of Momentum Repertory Company live in the areas hardest-hit by Superstorm Sandy,” says Mindy Kay Smith, Artistic Director of Momentum Rep. “Most of us lost power, and a few were temporarily displaced. But we know those were just minor inconveniences compared to so many of our neighbors. We all got through the storm with our homes and our health. For that, we are grateful. We have spent time in the days since Sandy helping as individuals however we can. Some are providing foster homes to temporarily homeless animals. Others are volunteering at soup kitchens. Our members have borrowed cars to drive supplies around the city and helped with the clean-up and even organized a group that will knit hats and scarves to keep the victims warm in the coming months. We want to join forces with Occupy Sandy- a group who has done so much- because there’s still so much to be rebuilt. They need resources, and we want to help provide them. So it’s for us to do what we do best: sing.” Continue reading


RESOURCE: CONEY ISLAND: An Activist Approach to Hurricane Help

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


Special screening of the award-winning documentary, Who Bombed Judi Bari? Saturday, November 17 @ 8PM

Tonight! Screening + Benefit on 11/17
Come support this Oscar-entry documentary! Proceeds benefit MoRUS.
Who Bombed Judi Bari? chronicles a great, unsolved mystery: who, on May 24, 1990, tried to assassinate one of the most prominent environmental organizers of her day, Judi Bari. Bari, an environmentalist and member of Earth First!, and her eco-cohort Darryl Cherney were car-bombed in Oakland in 1990 while in the middle of a speaking and concert tour promoting Redwood Summer, a campaign against corporate liquidation logging. Despite receiving dozens of death threats, Bari and Cherney were arrested by the FBI and Oakland Police for the incident. The pair went on to sue the authorities for civil rights violations, winning four million dollars, though not before Bari died of cancer seven years after surviving the crippling bombing. Continue reading

Resource: Hurricane Relief Grants

Hurricane Relief Grants

What’s Happening NYC!

November 2012 | Monthly Events & Opportunities

We at Citizens Committee hope that you and your loved ones are safe and warm in the aftermath of the hurricane. Our thoughts remain with you.

After being closed for two weeks due to flooding and power outage, we are now up and running and back in the office.

Hurricane Relief Grants

Hurricane Relief Fund

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Upcoming Grant Deadlines

Community Events & Opportunities

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Nurses, Doctors, EMTs, and other healthcare workers to Mayor: Make Fixing NYC’s Healthcare System Damaged by Sandy Your Top Priority

Nurses, Doctors, EMTs, and other healthcare workers to Mayor:
Make Fixing NYC’s Healthcare System Damaged by Sandy Your Top Priority
Contact: Bernadette Ellorin, New York State Nurses Association, 347-947-0671
Laurie Wen, Physicians for a National Health Program – New York Metro Chapter, 917-446-1610

When: Friday, November 16, 12 noon

Where: Steps of City Hall, New York
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After Sandy in Rockaway NYC

After Sandy in Rockaway NYC
from David Borenstein PLUS 2 days ago
Please consider helping communities affected by Sandy:
“Like” Occupy Sandy Relief NYC for up-to-date info on volunteer opportunities facebook.com/OccupySandyReliefNyc?ref=ts&fref=ts
Donate to Occupy Sandy: wepay.com/donations/occupy-sandy-cleanup-volunteers Continue reading


Don’t forget to take care of yourself, too!

Vaccine Recommendations for Emergency Situations

from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention:

Immunization Recommendations for Disaster Responders
Required immunizations for emergency responders and vaccines with no indicator.
Questions and Answers About Immunization Recommendations Following a Disaster
Answers questions such as “How will evacuation centers receive adequate vaccine to immunize evacuees?”
Interim Immunization Recommendations for Individuals Displaced by a Disaster
The purpose of these recommendations is two-fold:
To ensure that children, adolescents, and adults are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases in accordance with current recommendations. Immunization records are unlikely to be available for a large number of adult and child evacuees. It is important that immunizations are kept current if possible.
To reduce the likelihood of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in large crowded group settings. Continue reading

Community Service Society

Charts compiled by the Community Service Society of various Hurricane Sandy victim benefits and how to apply for them

Charts compiled by the Community Service Society of various Hurricane Sandy victim benefits and how to apply for them:

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sandy darkness still nov 11

Coney Island conditions remain dire

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