The Coney Island Public Library will reopen on October 23rd. It was one of five borough libraries devastated by Hurricane Sandy, and “was completely demolished,” said Debi Ryan, Development Director of Coney Island USA. “There was nothing you could really save.” Rebuilding the library cost $2.6 million, said David Woloch, Executive Vice President for External Affairs at […]
Boat captains and bait shops in Sheepshead Bay, hit hard by Sandy, have been seeing less business than usual.
Coney Island Open from The Brooklyn Ink on Vimeo. Spring may be late this year, but the historic Coney Island amusement parks have opened right on time. Five months after Hurricane Sandy flooded New York’s beach front playground, community residents and leaders worked around the clock to make sure the joy of the island did […]
Restored from the damage caused by the superstorm last year, Jane’s Carousel in Dumbo is quickly getting its business back to normal.
The rabbis and ministers of many synagogues and churches in Coney Island and Brighton Beach have said they desperately need the help of the government to rebuild because the donations they receive are not sufficient enough to cover the cost of the damage.
The Red Hook Fairway reopened on Friday after four months of post-Sandy reconstruction. A celebration featuring prominent politicians and hundreds of customers welcomed it back.
Twenty-year-old Harry Puck grew up in the enchanting shadow of the iconic destination that is Coney Island, and has always wanted to be a part of it. On Sunday, Puck finally got his chance. He was one of over a thousand applicants that responded to a job-screening event at Lincoln High School, in Ocean Parkway, […]
Over three months after Hurricane Sandy hit New York city, hundreds still struggle without heat and electricity. This lack of basic amenities inevitably leads to a shortage of food.
“Occupy Sandy” volunteers have created an elaborate food distribution network that provides more than 1,000 meals on a daily basis to relief centers in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. The food is cooked and packaged by volunteers in the “Occupy Sandy” kitchen in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, and is transported to the affected areas by volunteer drivers.
Southern Brooklyn has not been immune from this year’s increase in city property tax assessments. That includes homes still reeling from thousands of dollars in damage from Hurricane Sandy.
Friday marked the beginning of the People’s Recovery, a three day summit in Brooklyn, dedicated to the continuation of grassroots relief efforts in areas hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy last October. “It’s a crisis. It’s an absolute humanitarian crisis,” says summit organizer Justin Wedes. “There are people who are still seriously suffering, there are […]