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Shouldering the Costs: Who Pays in the Aftermath of Sandy? StrikeDebt Report

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

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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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Action Alert: Support the Community Hub at 489 Midland Ave, Staten Island

The Mayor’s Office Threatens Imminent Eviction of 24/7 Community-run Hub Take Action! Stand in Support, Friday November 30, 1pm Come to 489 Midland Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306 to stand in support Volunteers requested to help move the hub to 100% private property Contact the Mayor Demand the Mayor’s office end community hub eviction and instead support hubs with space … Continue reading

Legal Clinics Nov. 23-Dec. 1

Friday, November 23 10AM-3PM NYLAG Mobile Legal Help Center (MLHC) Beach 25th St & Seagirt Ave, Far Rockaway (Queens) Saturday, November 24 11AM-4PM Common Law 336 Beach 38th Street Sunday, November 25 12PM-4PM 596 Acres & UnLocal 336 Beach 38th Street 10:30-2:30PM YANA Between 112 and 113th Street on Rockaway Beach Boulevard City Bar Justice Center 1-4pm 1128 Olympia Ave … 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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Staten Island Updated SUpplies

Spent all day on Staten Island, such a mess over there but neighbors are taking good care of each other. Seems like what people need MOST are CLEANING SUPPLIES. We were turned away early afternoon by every donation center we went to, including Crossroads church. Had a very hard time unloading baby clothes and supplies, but finally found a small … Continue reading