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Occupy Sandy

Alena Hall

Meet 3 People Working To Ensure The Next Hurricane Sandy Doesn't Take Such A Terrible Toll

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 10.30.2014 | Impact

When Superstorm Sandy struck the Northeast on Oct. 29, 2012, devastating much of New York City and southern New Jersey, countless people volunteered t...

Doubt Lingers for New Yorkers Devastated by Hurricane Sandy

Amy Lieberman | Posted 07.22.2014 | New York
Amy Lieberman

Eighteen months have passed since Superstorm Sandy hit New York, but the effects of the storm still penetrate deeply for the thousands of New Yorkers who are struggling to reconstruct or fix their homes and move on with their lives.

NYC Tech Growth Booming, Education Not Keeping Pace, Signs of Hope

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 07.01.2014 | New York
André Corrêa d'Almeida

New data released by the Census Bureau shows that even though the recession has ended, the city's poverty rate continues to increase, and the gap between the rich and poor is on the rise. Information and communication technology, however, offers signs of hope.

My Birthday Wish

Ben Haygood | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Ben Haygood

Sir -- I AM Jersey Strong. It's just that my local post office doesn't recognize "beach behind the dunes" or "Toyota behind the Wawa."

Trouble in Paradise? Occupy Confronts the 'Two D's -- Dissension and Departures

Jerry Ashton | Posted 07.09.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

What is it within a system, or movement, that discourages or drives away such people? Is this a healthy or unhealthy sign for Occupy?

Occupy Sandy Church Rebuilds After 'Suspicious' Fire

DNAinfo | Posted 04.02.2013 | New York

CLINTON HILL — The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew will begin to rebuild after a "suspicious" fire damaged its front doors and foyer during Chris...

Heroes and Hope In Hotel Hell: The New Diaspora of Hurricane Sandy

Sandi Bachom | Posted 05.19.2013 | New York
Sandi Bachom

If there is a gift in all this, it's that these kids have a glimpse of a possibility of life past the projects.

Occupy Sandy's Strange Money Problem

| Posted 02.13.2013 | New York

By Alan Neuhauser, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer RED HOOK — Occupy Sandy's fundraising campaign for communities devastated by October's superstorm ha...

Sal Albanese, Staceyann Chin and Antonino D'Ambrosio, and The People's Recovery Summit on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 04.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week, NYC mayoral candidate Sal Albanese talked to me about why he's running, how things have changed since the '90s and how it should change in the next four years.

'Got Mold? Cold? FEMA?' Hurricane Sandy Nightmare Continues in Rockaway

Sandi Bachom | Posted 03.26.2013 | New York
Sandi Bachom

The comparisons to Katrina are inevitable -- with one big difference. It wasn't five degrees in New Orleans.

Dr. Occupy, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Run for Congress

Abel Collins | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
Abel Collins

A bold prediction for 2013: at least two of the Too Big To Fail banks will be implicated in major crimes and they will be fined less than the profits that they made engaging in those crimes.

Happy Occu-Year 2013!

Jerry Ashton | Posted 03.06.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

So, Occupy is off to a good start for 2013. Heading into its second year of existence, it has a tailwind of good will and solid evidence of steadfast members who both lead and follow as called upon.

The 10 Best Food Innovations Of 2012

Cathy Erway | Posted 03.05.2013 | Home
Cathy Erway

'Tis the season to reflect on the year. Before we go making lists of to-dos for the coming one, we might gain some insight from what's been accomplished in the food world so far.

The Sky's the Limit

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 02.22.2013 | Green
Rebecca Solnit

To do good work, to be necessary, to have something to give: these are the true gifts. And at least there's still a struggle ahead of us, not just doom and despair. As you gear up for 2013, don't forget that 2012 has been an extraordinary year.

Hip Hoppers & Occupy -- Are We the Music We Have Been Waiting For?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 12.11.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

There is something about the Occupy Movement -- and especially in its recent incarnation as "Occupy Sandy" -- that brings out the best in us. And the best in us is increasingly found in the music we call Hip Hop.

GALLERY: Chris Elliott, Brooke Shields, Andrew WK & More Raise Money For Hurricane Sandy Victims

Posted 12.10.2012 | Comedy

On Friday, comedy fans packed the room at the Bell House in Brooklyn for Tom Scharpling and Ted Leo's "Very Special Hurricane Benefit Show". The line...

Psychological First Aid: Mental Health Care After Hurricane Sandy

Craig L. Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Craig L. Katz, M.D.

On a recent Friday, a psychiatrist and a team of medical students traveled to the Far Rockaways in Queens to provide mental health assistance to survivors of Hurricane Sandy. Their work did not involve psychotherapy or diagnoses, but rather tending to the immediate needs of survivors.

Occupy Lives and Change Lives

Carl Gibson | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Carl Gibson

When the camps were evicted, the media breathlessly reported about the official death of the movement. Yet despite the Occupy funeral dirge that's been played in dozens of headlines, the movement has flourished in its post-encampment phase.

James Gerken

WATCH: 'Occupy Sandy'

HuffingtonPost.com | James Gerken | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green

A "guerrilla" documentary film premiere this week tackled the realities of a changing climate one month after Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coas...

A Truly Transforming Thanksgiving From the Eyes of a Skeptic

Karim Orange | Posted 01.30.2013 | New York
Karim Orange

Thanksgiving has always been my least favorite holiday. For the past 20 years I have chosen, for the most part, to boycott this holiday in camaraderie with my Native American brothers and sisters.

Giving Thanks in the Wake of the Storm

Claire Walla | Posted 01.22.2013 | New York
Claire Walla

Sometimes it seems strange to give thanks for what we have when so much has been taken away. I went to the Rockaways for the first time the weekend after Hurricane Sandy hit New York, and then again this past weekend.

Another Recovery Is Possible

Vincent Warren | Posted 11.20.2012 | New York
Vincent Warren

While the invisible hand of the market could further line the pockets of the wealthy at the expense of the poor, New Yorkers who are the engine of the relief effort may yet stop it. We must seize this moment of popular mobilization to create a more equitable city.

Activism and Aid for Coney Island's Hurricane Victims

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.19.2013 | New York
Bill Moyers

Two weeks after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc across the Northeast, and more than a week after power returned to Lower Manhattan, many public housing residents in Brooklyn's Coney Island were still without electricity, heat and hot water.

In Coney Island Public Housing, People's Relief and Local Residents Fill Void Left by Government

Daniel Marans | Posted 01.19.2013 | New York
Daniel Marans

The new grassroots organizing group People's Relief and local residents have taken control of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in several Coney Island public housing developments where government agencies' performance has been inadequate.

It's Mutual Aid, Stupid

Jeffrey Lawrence | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics
Jeffrey Lawrence

Within the first week of setting up camp in Zucotti Park, people in Occupy started talking about the importance of systems of "mutual aid" rather than systems of "charity." Charity means: "I'm fine, so I'll give you something." Mutual aid means: "We're all in this together, so let's help each other out."