Hurricane Sandy

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LES Ready! is Hosting the 2nd Hurricane Sandy Anniversary Get-Together Tonight

Posted October 29, 2014 at 9:23 am

It’s been nearly two years since Mother Nature’s fury took the form of Hurricane Sandy, destroying more or less everything in her path. As a part of the “always be prepared” and “never forget” mindset, the Lower East Side Long Term Recovery Group is reinforcing awareness by hosting a “Remembering Sandy” gathering of sorts. It’s a part of the group’s […]

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‘Cooper Lumen Design Challenge’ Seeking Funds for Lower East Side Project

Posted January 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

Hurricane Sandy left one hell of a mark, exposing vulnerabilities with our attachment – nay – dependence on modern technology. Specifically in the communications department. Among the initiatives popping up throughout the city (e.g. AT&T’s solar-powered charging stations) is a new initiative specifically geared towards the Lower East Side. If successful, it will provide residents with […]

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Rent Hike Forces Chinatown Advocacy Group ‘CAAAV’ to Move Across Hester Street

Posted January 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

Ready the trucks, CAAAV is on the move… The leasing sign hangs in the front window clear as day. After a two-year stint, 46 Hester Street is no longer the headquarters for CAAAV (“Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence). They’re not moving too far, though. A spokesman for the grassroots Chinese advocacy group notes that the new […]

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Residents of Sandy-Damaged Knickerbocker Village to Receive Rent Credits

Posted December 18, 2013 at 6:10 am

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, residents of Knickerbocker Village were in the dark for an extended period of time. Even after power was restored to most of the neighborhood. Now comes the compensation. Yesterday, our city electeds announced that tenants of the 1,600-unit Knickerbocker Village would receive rent credits for the nine days without electricity. […]

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East River Park Beautified on One-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

Posted November 1, 2013 at 11:20 am

This week, volunteers broke out their best green thumb at the East River Park, on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy.

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Marking One Year Since Hurricane Sandy [PHOTOS]

Posted October 29, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Later tonight marks the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. We decided to mark the occasion with a personal journal entry from the morning after the storm, and some photo outtakes that didn’t make the cut last year. Just too many photos to sift through. The above was shot moments before a tree limb almost […]

Hurricane Sandy-induced blackout, November 2012

Superstorm Sandy ‘Light the Shore’ Event Tonight

Posted October 29, 2013 at 6:07 am

Later tonight is the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. “Light the Shore,” a community-based event, is inviting people to help light up the coastline with flashlights and candles, to acknowledge the impact of the storm. The goal is to have the entire Sandy-impacted coastline illuminated. The event is open to everyone. Information on specific meeting spots below: […]

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Progress at Swoon’s Hurricane Sandy Mural at the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted October 24, 2013 at 6:10 am

Now in its fourth day, Swoon’s takeover of the Bowery graffiti wall is still a few furlongs from finish. Or so it appears. The proverbial torch was passed to the street artist on Monday after the conclusion of the three-month tenure of Revok and Pose. Swoon’s mural is rather timely, channeling themes of Hurricane Sandy […]

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Patagonia Surf Opens at 313 Bowery Today

Last modified September 24, 2013 at 7:51 am

As of today, 313 Bowery is now officially the first east coast outpost of Patagonia Surf. Gone is the plywood, allowing a glimpse of threads and boards, and a window display featuring sand and dune fence. Patagonia Surf is a year in the making at this location. The brand had originally planned to launch the […]

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AT&T Unveils 25 Solar-Powered Charging Stations Around NYC

Posted June 19, 2013 at 10:12 am

Hurricane Sandy taught downtowners, among other things, how to hustle for a charge to keep cell phones connected to the outside.