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 […]