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Help Coney Island Recover from Hurricane Sandy GIVE 4 hours of your time and GET 4 hours of free rides!

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 in 2013. Hurricane Sandy hit Coney Island very hard. Flood waters reached 6 feet, and many residents are still without … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy Relief Conscious Jam November 18th 2012 4-10PM @Mulcahys 3232 Railroad Ave Wantagh NY

Hurricane Sandy Relief Conscious Jam November 18th 2012 4-10PM @Mulcahys 3232 Railroad Ave Wantagh NY Tickets $20.00 Minimum Donation @ The Door   Featuring Live Performances By: “DJ Logic” Internationally renowned DJ Spinning WITH Long Islands Best Jam Bands http://www.djlogic.com/   “JELLYBAND” Covering Phish and More https://www.facebook.com/Jellyband AND “The Electrix” Covering The Grateful Dead http://www.theelectrix.com/ “D.J. Nickodemus” Spinning the intersection … Continue reading

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Occupy This Album To Benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims “Another World Is Possible”

Occupy This Album To Benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims
“Another World Is Possible”

Hurricane Sandy has devastated New York City, Long Island, and New Jersey like we have never seen before.
Occupy Wall Street
has led the recovery efforts since day 1 of recovery in these areas.
100% of proceeds from the sale of “Occupy This Album”
!ONLY Direct From
MusicForOccupy.Org!
for at least the remainder of November 2012 will go directly to
“Occupy Sandy” efforts.
If you would like to find out more information on how you can help please go to
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FREE ROCKAWAY RECOVERY SHUTTLE 38th St. – 129th St.

The Visiting Nurse Service will be providing 6 – 6 passenger Minivans to shuttle people around the Island. This is a shuttle route that they and others (volunteer drivers/ other companies) can continue to do as long as they put the attached info in their car and drive the route. This can then become somehing that the community and the volunteers (like yourselves) can rely on to possibly get around. Please help get the word out about this so that people can use it. Attached is a flyer to put up wherever is needed to spread the word as well as the dashboard information.

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NEW YORK COMMUNITIES AFTER SANDY crowd-sourcing MAP

This crowd-sourcing MAP is a platform to document short term community needs as well as long-term issues of the kind that were seen in New Orleans following Katrina—e.g., families being displaced by the activities of vulture developers. It draws attention to those directly affected by the hurricane but ignored by our society and to serve as a method of collecting and centralizing data from the community members and volunteers that have been active in the relief efforts. Continue reading

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NYC Public Advocate List of volunteer opportunities this Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Dear Friend, We have clear weather on the way—and we plan on taking advantage of it to put hundreds of volunteers into hard-hit neighborhoods to help residents and businesses rebuild. It’s important work—collecting and delivering much-needed food and supplies, clearing out debris to help homeowners, and checking on elderly tenants that have gone without heat and water for days. Below … Continue reading

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Training for pro bono attorneys and other interested volunteers via a live webinar on Friday, November 9th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

In the aftermath of Sandy, the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) has mobilized a “Storm Response Unit” to provide disaster relief for storm victims who now face an array of urgent legal issues. Since launching our program last Friday, we have been inundated with hundreds of requests for assistance. In order to handle this huge volume we are turning to our pro bono partners for help.

NYLAG will host a training for pro bono attorneys and other interested volunteers via a live webinar on Friday, November 9th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.
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Grassroots Hurricane Relief Fund — Request for Proposals

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which has devastated much of the tri-state area, North Star Fund created a Grassroots Hurricane Relief Fund to help the most vulnerable residents and communities in our region recover. We encourage grassroots organizations and activists who are aiding disenfranchised families and communities cope with this horrible disaster to apply for this special funding.

While North Star Fund’s activist led grantmaking model focuses on the five boroughs, for this special initiative we want to be there for organizers and activists in New Jersey, Long Island and Connecticut as well. It is a moment that we must think and act as a region. Please help us spread the word by forwarding this email to any groups in the tri-state area you think may qualify and need help. Continue reading

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revive. rebuild. renew. The RE:Rockaway Project

We have had so many people coming to the firehouse we need to update the listing for Rockaway Waterfront Alliance. We will continue to work on the relief effort but we will not be needing volunteers on a daily basis at the Firehouse. We will have upcoming events listed on our website at www.rwalliance.org. Next weekend Saturday, November 10th we … Continue reading

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Three basic rules for working in any disaster situation

3. TAKE BREAKS. You will burn out. You will burn out. You will burn out. This usually happens when there’s a whole lot of shit riding on you. And when it happens, you end up dropping all the balls you were juggling, and someone is going to have to pick up the pieces. You can either wait until your frazzled, short-circuited brain makes you take a break, or you can make sure to give yourself the space to take care of yourself before it happens. You are worth much more operating for short stints at 100-80%, rather than stretching yourself out as far as you can at 80-40%. So take breaks. And take care of yourself. Don’t let your conscience guilt you into not doing so. Continue reading

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Contrary to media reports, numerous buildings in the Lower East Side in Manhattan remain without power

Contrary to media reports, numerous buildings in the Lower East Side in Manhattan remain without power, heat, and properly functioning water systems in freezing temperatures. Landlords and management companies are taking advantage of the situation and are not acting fast enough. In one building on 8th Street and Avenue C, managed by K&R Realty, we have had reports of tenants who have had asthma attacks due to the cold and the fumes from the flooded basement, as well as a tenant who has had to leave the building because he is undergoing chemotherapy and the building is too cold for him. Continue reading

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MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES MOBILE MEDICAL VANS ARE PROVIDING MEDICAL CARE AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AT LOCATIONS IN CONEY ISLAND, AND ROCKAWAYS; STATEN ISLAND SERVICE BEGINS TODAY

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

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New York residents displaced by Hurricane Sandy can cast ballots anywhere in the state.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) announced Monday that New York residents displaced by Hurricane Sandy can cast ballots anywhere in the state.
Civil rights and voting rights groups had urged Cuomo to issue such an order, much as N.J. Gov. Chris Christie’s administration did on Saturday.
Cuomo said all voters will be able to cast ballots for president and U.S. Senate, but only those voters who go to a precinct in their home district will be able to vote for state Senate, assembly and local offices. Continue reading

DAY OF ACTION – Sandy Relief Benefit and Election Viewing Party

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Hurricane Sandy affected us all last week, but as most of us get back to something close to normal, we can’t forget those that aren’t so lucky.

So this Election Day, take your “civic duty” one step further and join us to celebrate and give back. Vote in the morning, and then come out to SOB’s in the evening with your donations for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Watch the election unfold live, and dance to some Que Bajo?! & Friends– that’s our thanks to you.

Contribute to the US’ future, and help make the future brighter for less fortunate New Yorker’s.

All donations will go to Occupy Sandy. (Monetary donations will be used to purchase needed items to donate to Occupy Sandy.) Continue reading

No'easter model for Thurs. a.m. Nov 8, 2012

A major Nor’easter coming this week will impact the region devastated by Hurricane Sandy .

A major nor’easter will impact the region devastated by Hurricane Sandy this coming week.
Based on the latest data and forecast model guidance, it is clear that a strong low pressure system will develop off the southeast US coast and head north, bringing wind-whipped precipitation to a region that definitely doesn’t need it. The forecast specifics still need to resolve over the next day or two, but it appears several hazards will present themselves to the region.
Even the most ominous forecast solution for the upcoming week is no where near the intensity and severity of Hurricane Sandy. But because the area is so much more vulnerable to bad weather than ever before, it’s important for us to pay close attention to the forecast and prepare for the possibilities of additional storm damage. The added threat of wintry weather and colder temperatures is also something to factor in, especially in areas that lack electricity and/or heat.
As currently forecast, conditions would degrade across the Hurricane Sandy impact area on Wednesday with the storm arriving on Thursday. While some forecast models suggest the storm will slow or stall, the storm should exit the northeast by Friday. Continue reading

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Pharmacies That Are Open and Delivering

The following pharmacies are open and making deliveries Adee Pharmacy, Steve Colabello1427 E Gun Hill Rd, Bronx, NY (718)-379-1954 (deliveries only if gas is available) Ashburton Pharmacy, Reddy Chirra, 180 Ashburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY (914)-963-4525 Bedford Pharmacy, Matty Fruchtman, 424 Old Post Rd, Bedford, NY (914)-234-3744 Ben Family Pharmacy, Ray Cubisino, 102 Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY (914)-375-9222 (only emergency deliveries … Continue reading