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Last Sandy-Damaged Library to Reopen

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...


Dreaming of Coney Island Jobs

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,...


[VIDEO] Making Meals for Sandy Victims in Bay Ridge

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.