Our communities have stood up and helped each other out. Keep it up!
Limited subway service restored. Buses running usual routes; timing likely to be affected by traffic. Stay off the roads if you can! http://www.mta.info/sites/default/files/pdf/HurricaneRecoveryMapOct312012.pdf
From Council member Brad Lander (Park Slope Armory shelter):
Please donate financially to help Masbia provide hot meals at Park Slope Armory: Yesterday, the Park Slope Armory got more than 500 evacuees from Adult Care Homes in flooded parts of the city. Everyone who is staying there needs special attention, including elderly people and many people with physical or mental disabilities. People came in cold, wet, and hungry - and the Armory had only limited cold food for them to eat. I put out a call to the wonderful Masbia soup kitchen, who cooked and delivered enough hot meals for everyone at the shelter. For people in wet socks who can't go home, you can imagine how important that was. I've asked him to do the same thing this evening, but it is a big expenditure for this small non-profit, so I am hoping we can raise some funds to help Masbia cover its costs.
From Assemblymember Millman:
Red Hook has been very badly affected.
Free packaged meals and drinking water will be given away at a distribution center at Coffey Park - 85 Richards Street in Red Hook. Distribution Center will be open TODAY from 3PM - 6PM, Friday from 7:30AM - 12:30PM, Saturday & Sunday 9AM - 1PM. Bring your own bag to carry food and water. Free packaged meals and drinking water will be distributed everyday until electricity is restored. Supplies are limited.
Donations will be collected in Park Slope at Congregation Beth Elohim (Garfield Place at 8th Ave) 718 858-6782. They are also preparing meals for distribution in conjunction with Red Hook Initiative (Donations will be accepted throughout the day at 767 Hicks Street. For more information on how to help Red Hook, call (347) 770-1528 or email email@example.com
Regarding the Shelter at Brooklyn Tech (entrance is on South Elliott off DeKalb):
If you want to volunteer there you need to sign up each day. Meal times and overnight hours are most needed. They need the basics - toiletries, batteries, flashlights, papers towels and toilet paper and regular bath towels of any size. I am walking over a bunch of donations later this evening. If possible, I can fit a few more things in the suitcase I am using to transport these items. 393 Pacific Street. Leaving by 7 PM.
The residents have now been in shelters for many days without TV, radio, or music. Many of them have been transported from nursing homes and adult care centers which means some of them do not have the ability to read the books and magazines that have been donated. If you are a musician or have some form of live entertainment you can offer, go to a shelter and see if you can help entertain. Even just reading to the children and seniors is helpful. If you have an old radio or CD player you can donate.... you know what to do!
Shelter location at John Jay HS reports needing socks and underwear. If you can get items to Sarah Leah Whitson's, 491 Pacific (3-4th Ave), by 5:30 PM, she is driving over.
Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities is open again:
share this information with everybody whom you know! We can be reached by
calling 212 788 2830.
Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038
Donations are being collected for Occupy
Sandy Relief NYC
<http://www.facebook.com/OccupySandyReliefNyc> for distribution to
storm victims throughout NYC. The Nation Magazine
lps-storm-victims> - Occupy Wall Street and 350.org have teamed up with
Recovers.org, <https://recovers.org/> a disaster relief platform, to
help coordinate response to Hurricane Sandy.
DUMBO has been
- Several DUMBO retailers have suffered devastating damage - including Governor, One Girl Cookies, Aegir Board Work, PowerHouse, Galapagos Art Space, Almondine, SmackMellon, 66 Water Street Restaurant and Punto Bianco.
- Several residential buildings had significant flooding and other complications from the storm, including 30 Main, 66 Water, 1 Main, 25 Washington. Many will have to rebuild substantial parts of their lobbies, basements, utilities and storage areas.
- Some office buildings are open with full power, some with partial power and others, like 10 and 20 Jay remain closed. At 10 Jay, the building is dry but without power. At 20 Jay, the garage was flooded and is being cleaned up.
- Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Carousel took on a lot of water, as you likely saw on all national news broadcasts. Thanks to community cleaners, much of the debris has been collected, but there is still work to go.
details on the recovery in DUMBO can be found at Rebuilding.DUMBO.is.
Need temporary office space? Have temporary office space to share?
DUMBO Improvement District is currently in the process of locating spaces in
the buildings that are up and running for companies who are currently displaced
to utilize. Many companies are already doing this for both DUMBO neighbors and
Manhattanites suffering from lack of subway. Green Desk is taking folks in. DUMBO Startup Lab will host 8 through Friday, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small Planet also has a few desks, email email@example.com. And,
Borough President Marty Markowitz is offering space to 24 displaced DUMBOnians
at Borough Hall (seats, power and wifi included!) for the next two weeks. To
book, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Short-term "swing: office space at the Brooklyn Army Terminal is available
free of charge for the next 30 days. NYCEDC has approximately 40,000
square feet of warehouse space at the Terminal that can be used for this
purpose. Please click this link to contact an NYC Business Solutions
Account Manager or call 311 and ask for NYC Business Solutions. Please
tweet to @DUMBOBID if you have space with #sandycoworking