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humansofnewyork:

Hey guys. For the next ten days, I’m going to be dedicating HONY to raising money for Hurricane Sandy. We’re going to try to do this in a HONY-like way. All of the blog’s content will be dedicated to telling the stories of people affected by the storm. Sandy left behind a lot of sad stories, but also some happy ones. We’re going to try to tell them all. The good people at Tumblr have stepped in to cosponsor the fundraiser, and they are going to be promoting these stories through their channels. We will simultaneously be holding an Indiegogo campaign. I’m excited to announce that 100% of proceeds will be going to relief efforts: Indiegogo is waiving fees. Paypal is waiving fees. Tumblr is providing goodies. And I’m covering the cost of the photographs. We found a damn good charity too. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is a family-owned charity in Staten Island, located right in the heart of one of the worst hit areas. They’ve been doing amazing work the last couple weeks, and have been endorsed by many government officials. 
I want to emphasize that this is a fundraiser, and not a print sale. With that being said, I can assure you that it will be the last time prints will be made available for at least a year. Perhaps much longer than that. Let’s have some fun next week… and kick some Sandy ass!The campaign page:http://igg.me/p/270131?a=221102

This is fantastic!

humansofnewyork:

Hey guys. For the next ten days, I’m going to be dedicating HONY to raising money for Hurricane Sandy. We’re going to try to do this in a HONY-like way. All of the blog’s content will be dedicated to telling the stories of people affected by the storm. Sandy left behind a lot of sad stories, but also some happy ones. We’re going to try to tell them all. The good people at Tumblr have stepped in to cosponsor the fundraiser, and they are going to be promoting these stories through their channels. We will simultaneously be holding an Indiegogo campaign. I’m excited to announce that 100% of proceeds will be going to relief efforts: Indiegogo is waiving fees. Paypal is waiving fees. Tumblr is providing goodies. And I’m covering the cost of the photographs. We found a damn good charity too. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is a family-owned charity in Staten Island, located right in the heart of one of the worst hit areas. They’ve been doing amazing work the last couple weeks, and have been endorsed by many government officials. 


I want to emphasize that this is a fundraiser, and not a print sale. With that being said, I can assure you that it will be the last time prints will be made available for at least a year. Perhaps much longer than that. Let’s have some fun next week… and kick some Sandy ass!

The campaign page:
http://igg.me/p/270131?a=221102

This is fantastic!

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Capital New York: For Powerhouse Arena and other Dumbo merchants, a time for brutal assessments 
“The night the water came, I tried to check my carousel,” Delshad said, growing animated in the retelling. The police wouldn’t let him down Old Dock Street, he said, so he detoured down Main Street toward the park. When he reached the corner of Plymouth Street, however, he found himself standing in 5 feet of water.
“It was right up to my chest!” he said, and pointed at the gate down the street that he’d held onto for support. “I could feel it trying to pull me out. And the worst part about it? I’ve sandblasted whole buildings in DUMBO with engines and mortar-powered pressure. I finished four universities. I once took off and landed a private airplane in Long Island. But in all that time, I never learned to swim.”
Eventually, as the waters receded, Delshad was able to let go of the gate and wade over to the base of the carousel.
“My horses got wet, but they’re not sea horses anymore,” he said, adding that the flood had filled the basement and the boiler. “Give me a week and I’ll have it running again.”

Capital New York: For Powerhouse Arena and other Dumbo merchants, a time for brutal assessments

“The night the water came, I tried to check my carousel,” Delshad said, growing animated in the retelling. The police wouldn’t let him down Old Dock Street, he said, so he detoured down Main Street toward the park. When he reached the corner of Plymouth Street, however, he found himself standing in 5 feet of water.

“It was right up to my chest!” he said, and pointed at the gate down the street that he’d held onto for support. “I could feel it trying to pull me out. And the worst part about it? I’ve sandblasted whole buildings in DUMBO with engines and mortar-powered pressure. I finished four universities. I once took off and landed a private airplane in Long Island. But in all that time, I never learned to swim.”

Eventually, as the waters receded, Delshad was able to let go of the gate and wade over to the base of the carousel.

“My horses got wet, but they’re not sea horses anymore,” he said, adding that the flood had filled the basement and the boiler. “Give me a week and I’ll have it running again.”

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woodlandcreature:

For those in New York City who are looking to help victims of Hurricane Sandy, I created a Google Map of volunteer and donation opportunities in the city. They’re mostly in the East Village but anyone can add additional opportunities anywhere in or around NYC.

Nice work, Alyssa!

woodlandcreature:

For those in New York City who are looking to help victims of Hurricane Sandy, I created a Google Map of volunteer and donation opportunities in the city. They’re mostly in the East Village but anyone can add additional opportunities anywhere in or around NYC.

Nice work, Alyssa!

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Watch this immediately. Then donate, or volunteer. (by caseyneistat)

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The businesses and residents of Red Hook need help. We’ve come here and invested to help revitalize a historic neighborhood. But after this devastation, everyone should know: We can’t rebuild this community without assistance.

Noah Bernamoff of Mile End: Red Hook Apocalypse: How Sandy Undid an Up-and-Coming New York Neighborhood | TIME.com

Poor Red Hook. This is just awful.

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motherjones:

Bloomberg Businessweek’s post-Hurricane Sandy cover story “may generate controversy, but only among the stupid,” editor Josh Tyrangiel tweeted Thursday morning.

motherjones:

Bloomberg Businessweek’s post-Hurricane Sandy cover story “may generate controversy, but only among the stupid,” editor Josh Tyrangiel tweeted Thursday morning.

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Romney Campaign Staged Donations At Storm Relief Event

wilwheaton:

Just to be safe, campaign aides reportedly spent $5,000 at a local Wal-Mart on supplies that could be put on display. When supporters arrived at the rally-turned-relief event, they were treated to the 10-minute video about Romney’s life, which was first unveiled at the RNC. The event ended with supporters lined up to hand over supplies and meet Romney. But according to BuzzFeed, this donation process was also staged:

Empty-handed supporters pled for entrance, with one woman asking, “What if we dropped off our donations up front?”

The volunteer gestured toward a pile of groceries conveniently stacked near the candidate. “Just grab something,” he said.

Two teenage boys retrieved a jar of peanut butter each, and got in line. When it was their turn, they handed their “donations” to Romney. He took them, smiled, and offered an earnest “Thank you.”

MOTHERFUCKERS

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gawkercom:

The Subway Is Back (Sorta)
As of tomorrow, mass rail transit is kinda returning to New York City!
The upshot, basically, is:
You can get from the Bronx to Upper Manhattan, and Upper Manhattan to the Bronx.
You can get from Queens to Upper Manhattan, and Upper Manhattan to Queens. 
You can kinda get around Queens and the Bronx
You can get east to west in north and central Brooklyn, and 
from central Brooklyn to parts of South Brooklyn, and vice versa. 
If you want to go between Brooklyn and Manhattan you can take one of three shuttle busses, running from, respectively, Atlantic Center, Jay Street and Hewes St. and all going to 57th and Lexington Ave.
Here it is Line by line:
Read More

HELPFUL.

gawkercom:

The Subway Is Back (Sorta)

As of tomorrow, mass rail transit is kinda returning to New York City!

The upshot, basically, is:

  • You can get from the Bronx to Upper Manhattan, and Upper Manhattan to the Bronx.
  • You can get from Queens to Upper Manhattan, and Upper Manhattan to Queens. 
  • You can kinda get around Queens and the Bronx
  • You can get east to west in north and central Brooklyn, and 
  • from central Brooklyn to parts of South Brooklyn, and vice versa. 
  • If you want to go between Brooklyn and Manhattan you can take one of three shuttle busses, running from, respectively, Atlantic Center, Jay Street and Hewes St. and all going to 57th and Lexington Ave.

Here it is Line by line:

Read More

HELPFUL.

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togatherinc:

Here’s the view from outside Togather headquarters. We’re calling it Lake Dumbo.

Most of the Togather team is in the office today, including moi. I was prepared for lots of debris and mess — walked to work in my wellies — but the streets are mostly clear. Not a lot of businesses are open, but it’s nice to have some semblance of routine.

togatherinc:

Here’s the view from outside Togather headquarters. We’re calling it Lake Dumbo.

Most of the Togather team is in the office today, including moi. I was prepared for lots of debris and mess — walked to work in my wellies — but the streets are mostly clear. Not a lot of businesses are open, but it’s nice to have some semblance of routine.

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subwaysavant:

NEW YORK’S (partially) FLOODED SUBWAYS: what we currently know. 
Slathered around the news media has been the quote that seven of the east river tunnels are currently flooded out. The subway system uses 10 east river tunnels. Best I can figure, the non-flooded tunnels are mostly between Queens and Manhattan, those being the 53rd, 59th and 63rd street tubes, carrying the E/M; N/Q/R; and F trains respectively.
I do have reports that the Clark(2,3), Cranberry(A,C), Joralemon(4,5), Steinway(7), and Rutgers(F to bkln) tunnels are flooded. EDIT: the 14th st (L) tunnel is flooded as well. The status of the Montauge(R to bkln) tube has not been disclosed, but its location indicates that flooding is likely. 
The above graphic is from the New York Times, and shows circled stations currently known to be flooded and pumping operations underway. 
Pumping out has begun at the Joralemon, Rutgers, Clark and Steinway tubes, carrying the 4/5, F, 2/3 and 7 Trains respectively. 
In no small way, the subways are the arteries of NYC’s lifeblood. The workers, who are actually risking life and limb to restore these services are truly unsung heroes of NY’s efforts to restore normality. 

subwaysavant:

NEW YORK’S (partially) FLOODED SUBWAYS: what we currently know. 

Slathered around the news media has been the quote that seven of the east river tunnels are currently flooded out. The subway system uses 10 east river tunnels. Best I can figure, the non-flooded tunnels are mostly between Queens and Manhattan, those being the 53rd, 59th and 63rd street tubes, carrying the E/M; N/Q/R; and F trains respectively.

I do have reports that the Clark(2,3), Cranberry(A,C), Joralemon(4,5), Steinway(7), and Rutgers(F to bkln) tunnels are flooded. EDIT: the 14th st (L) tunnel is flooded as well. The status of the Montauge(R to bkln) tube has not been disclosed, but its location indicates that flooding is likely. 

The above graphic is from the New York Times, and shows circled stations currently known to be flooded and pumping operations underway. 

Pumping out has begun at the Joralemon, Rutgers, Clark and Steinway tubes, carrying the 4/5, F, 2/3 and 7 Trains respectively. 

In no small way, the subways are the arteries of NYC’s lifeblood. The workers, who are actually risking life and limb to restore these services are truly unsung heroes of NY’s efforts to restore normality. 

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gawkercom:

In lieu of updating their actual website, MTA has released this YouTube video of an MTA employee wading through calf-deep water at the South Ferry and Whitehall Street station in downtown Manhattan. This station, one of the city’s more beautiful after a $530 million makeover, now looks like a dark and watery version of every other NYC subway station.

Shit.

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peterfeld:

Lower Manhattan (near present-day WTC) during Hurricane Donna, 1960.

Hm. Well. Yes.

peterfeld:

Lower Manhattan (near present-day WTC) during Hurricane Donna, 1960.

Hm. Well. Yes.