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NYC's Urban Farms Face a Climate Change Reality Check

Cathy Erway | Posted 01.08.2013 | Green
Cathy Erway

Unforeseeable weather challenges have always been an inevitable part of the farmer's job. Add to that slim proceeds, institutional interventions, limited space, and soil quality questions, and the future of city farming may be thrown into question.

Stages of Grief: Storm Edition

Grown And Flown | Posted 01.08.2013 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

We now recognize obsession as one of the classic and final stages of grief (storm-wise) as we try to will the Con Edison trucks to head to our neighborhoods.

Breathing And Blessings After The Storm

Alison Laichter | Posted 01.08.2013 | Religion
Alison Laichter

Sometimes it takes a storm to be reminded that we're all in this together, we're all responsible to and for each other, and we're all reenacting the work of creation.

The Dark Side of Free Speech

Grace Nasri | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York
Grace Nasri

Should circumstances affect the limits of protected speech? Does the fact that New York at the time was under a state of emergency with an already devastated population, warrant a different set of rules?

A Nonprofit Barely Survives the $6 Billion Election

Richard Walden | Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact
Richard Walden

To think that there was no effect on many nonprofits from so much money being used in campaigns, is fooling yourself. Just 10 percent of that figure is a huge amount of money if spent for charitable purposes.

Gaga Donates $1 Million To Sandy Relief

Posted 11.08.2012 | Celebrity

Lady Gaga announced yesterday (Nov. 6) that she will be donating $1 million to the American Red Cross to assist with Hurricane Sandy Relief in New Yor...

President Obama and Democrats Won Embracing Demography as Destiny

Christine Pelosi | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Presidents cannot win without policies to include and empower all Americans, not just the slices of communities needed for electoral success. President Obama and Democrats won a mandate to move us forward with jobs, healthcare reform, equality, and nation building here at home.

CrisisMap Little Use If Aid Not There

Mary Adkins | Posted 01.07.2013 | New York
Mary Adkins

It's cold in New York. Very cold. In Far Rockaway, temperatures will dip into the 30's today and feel like the 20's. Same in Staten Island -- two of t...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Obama Victory, East Coast Megastorm Raise Hopes For Bolder Climate Action | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 11.07.2012 | Green

With President Barack Obama's reelection victory unfolding against the backdrop of an East Coast brought to its knees by last week's historically viol...

Leigh Lumford Loves Staten Island

Love Letters | Posted 01.07.2013 | Travel
Love Letters

You are the redheaded stepchild of New York City.

What Superstorm Sandy Means to the Electricity Industry, Outdated Electricity Grid and Job Gap

Seyi Fabode | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Seyi Fabode

The U.S. electricity grid is in need of an upgrade. The basic infrastructure of the grid has not changed much for the last 50-60 years especially in light of the advances in technology that have been applied to other critical industries like healthcare and defense.

Gratitude, the Ultimate Fear Fighting Tool

Claudia Chan | Posted 01.06.2013 | Impact
Claudia Chan

Gratitude is the ultimate fear and worry-fighting tool that is always available to us if we remember to access it.

Sandy Relief Charities Raise More Than $92 Million

Posted 11.06.2012 | Impact

Relief charities responding to Hurricane Sandy-ravaged communities have raised more than $92.3 million, reports. Leading the fund...

Where to Get Help: Vital Resources For Artists Recovering From Sandy

ARTINFO | Posted 01.06.2013 | Arts

With the preliminary recovery from Sandy's wrath now underway, artists and art organizations who need financial and other assistance have a variety of...

I Didn't Take "Us" Seriously -- Until The Storm

Erika Lynn | Posted 01.06.2013 | Women
Erika Lynn

I flipped to a jumpy television station and read the words "devastation" and "the new Katrina." Suddenly, it occurred to me that I might be staying in his apartment longer than I had anticipated. I wanted to take things as slowly as possible. This no longer appeared to be an option.


The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.07.2012 | Business

With gas shortages plaguing the East Coast in Hurricane Sandy's aftermath, some are hoping gas-thirsty residents will go to extreme lengths to get the...

The Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

As the horsemen trample over all the things we love most, it becomes impossible to distinguish natural disaster from man-made calamity: maybe the point is that there is no difference anymore.

Helping After the Hurricane

Jessica Saba | Posted 01.06.2013 | Impact
Jessica Saba

While the challenges are daunting, it seems New Yorkers are eager to connect and find ways to help each other.

To Have or Have Not

Jill Rachel Jacobs | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Jill Rachel Jacobs

While I have always subscribed to the adage that everything happens for a reason, post-Sandy, I am resigned to the sad reality of just how arbitrary and cruel fate can sometimes be.

'I've Got 99 Problems And Your Ditch Ain't One'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker has been tweeting non-stop in an effort to keep constituents updated and att...

Getting Tax Relief after a Natural Disaster

Mark Steber | Posted 01.05.2013 | Money
Mark Steber

Unfortunately, natural disasters, and losses from them, occur each year and will continue to impact people's lives, causing personal and financial loss, and in some cases, even severe financial and economic loss. The income tax rules may provide for a small silver lining if the right circumstances apply.

Petition Asks Candidates To Donate Campaign Supplies To Schools

Posted 11.05.2012 | Impact

It's a different kind of "hope" and "change." New Jersey teacher Hope Stewart has launched a petition on, calling on Obama's and Romney'...

Adventures of an Absentee Ballot

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Helen I. Hwang

Sitting here in Scotland, I'm hoping my absentee ballot along with my vote for Barack Obama lands safely on the shores of America before the deadline and gets counted in my hotly contested home state of Pennsylvania.

Climate Change: Not Up for Debate

Lily Jamali | Posted 01.05.2013 | Green
Lily Jamali

Climate change is real. Slowly, journalists are starting to acknowledge this -- without attribution and without apology. And I hope Sandy serves as a tipping point in the way the mainstream media reports on the link between extreme weather events and climate change.

Sandy, Sean Brock And The Before & After Of Governor Restaurant

Daniel Klein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Daniel Klein

If you aren't familiar with what five feet of water does to wood floors, paneling, refrigerators, ingredients... it's not good.