LES Ready! is Hosting the 2nd Hurricane Sandy Anniversary Get-Together Tonight
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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 LES Ready! initiative, and entices attendees with music, refreshments and free raffles to boot. They’re also encouraging use of the hashtags #StrongerLES and #2yrslaterLES for Sandy-related posts, which may in turn be featured during the anniversary.
The goal behind events like this is the understanding that, when natural disasters strike, the more tight knit the community, the more bearable the aftermath. The get-together is slated for Wednesday, October 29 from 6pm to 9pm, at La Plaza Cultural Garden (9th Street and Avenue C).
In other Sandy-related news, the LES Ready! group received word this past June that the neighborhood will directly benefit from the “Rebuild by Design” competition. The winning proposal by Big U directly impacts LES storm preparedness, and now has $335 million to fund its storm-surge protection project.