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From Crisis to Chronic

Gary Laermer | Posted 09.14.2014 | New York
Gary Laermer

In fundraising, momentum is key. Maintaining awareness -- and, hopefully, support -- of a particular cause is the great challenge that faces any nonprofit organization. Hurricane Sandy is a useful and relatively recent case study.

Verizon's "Cut the Copper" Stealth Plan: Thousands Were Held Hostage with No Phone Service for Months

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon didn't tell the whole truth in their filing to 'shut off the copper'. Update of Part V of the series based on the report "It's All Interconn...

Verizon's Stealth Plan for 'Shutting Off the Copper' in New York City and Locations in New Jersey, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania Has Started

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.21.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon doesn't say as there was no information supplied with the filing about how many customers would be impacted or even how many lines are in service that are based on copper.

Man In Critical Condition After Police-Involved Shooting

DNAinfo | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

ROCKAWAY PARK -- A man was shot and clinging to life on Saturday after he was shot by an officer after the man had pulled a 9mm gun out, police said. ...

MTA Offers Free Subway Service To Customers Hit Hardest By Sandy

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.28.2013 | New York

As Tuesday marks the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, the city is expressing its gratitude to MTA customers who suffered disruptions to their commutes...

LOOK: This NY Home Can Survive A Hurricane And Only Costs $50K

Posted 12.10.2013 | HuffPost Home

It's been nearly a year since Superstorm Sandy ravaged parts of the northeast, and some families are still struggling to pick up the pieces. In New Y...

Government Shutdown Delays Rebuilding Of Boardwalk

| Posted 10.10.2013 | New York

By Katie Honan ROCKAWAY BEACH — The new Rockaway Beach boardwalk will feature a protective wall demanded by residents who said they were left vul...

Sandy Destroyed Precious Reminders Of 9/11

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 11.05.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The letters and photos were beyond value – some of the mementos Joe Quinn still had to remember his older brother Jimmy, who di...

Months Later, Another NYC Death Attributed To Sandy

| Posted 06.25.2013 | New York

By Katie Honan NEW YORK CITY — Another victim has been added to the list of deaths caused by Hurricane Sandy, bringing the total number to 44. A...

What To Do At Coney Island And The Rockaways

AP | BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 08.20.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Two of New York's best-known waterfront neighborhoods took a beating last fall from Superstorm Sandy: Coney Island in Brooklyn and th...

Rockaway Ferry Service Extended Another Six Weeks

www.DNAinfo.com | Posted 05.28.2013 | New York

NEW YORK CITY — Weekday ferry service between the Rockaways and Lower Manhattan, which became an essential transit option after Hurricane Sandy wipe...

PHOTOS: More Progress On The Second Avenue Subway

Posted 05.17.2013 | New York

More great photos from the MTA show progress on the Second Avenue subway and repairs on the Rockaways aboveground lines destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. ...

Sandy: Six Months Later, Rebuilding and Renewal

Jack Lund | Posted 07.03.2013 | New York
Jack Lund

Like the waves that crash on its beaches, time after time over its 100-year history Coney Island and its amusement parks have been razed to the ground by fire and flood, only to rise like a phoenix from the ashes and return bigger and better than ever.

PHOTO: Rescued In The Rockaways

Newsday | Ellen Yan | Posted 04.21.2013 | New York

A young seal in trouble was rescued Monday in Queens by The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, the group said. Biologists too...

Ben Hallman

Beaten, Battered Rockaways Brace For 'Nemo'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 02.08.2013 | New York

For Donald Lawrence, the news that a winter storm is barrelling down on his New York beachfront community means that the immediate task ahead of him j...

100 Days After Sandy: Welcome To Washed-Away

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 02.04.2013 | New York

Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 — One week After Sandy “Welcome to Washed-Away,” Tom Burke says, sitting shotgun as his cousin Jessica Taylor drives her...

Burglaries Up 500 Percent In The Rockaways

Newsday | Anthony M DeStefano | Posted 03.31.2013 | New York

Reported burglaries in the Rockaways have spiked as much as 500 percent so far this year as residents returning to homes and businesses damaged in sup...

2 Months Post-Sandy, Some Rockaways Residents STILL Without Heat

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

More than two months after Superstorm Sandy swept through the Northeast, leaving behind a trail of unprecedented devastation, some New York City resid...

WATCH: Knicks' Tyson Chandler Aids Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts In New York's Rockaways

Posted 12.04.2012 | Black Voices

While much of the East Coast has recovered from Hurricane Sandy's wrath, the residents of New York’s Rockaways, a land strip nestled between the Atl...

As Temps Drop, A Health Crisis In Sandy Disaster Zones

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 12.02.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A month after Sandy's floodwaters swept up his block, punched a hole in his foundation and drowned his furnace, John Frawley still has no ...

Jamaica Bay Can Point the Way Toward a More Resilient Post-Sandy New York

Dr. Nancy Kete | Posted 01.30.2013 | New York
Dr. Nancy Kete

How should we approach the reconstruction and restoration? We must first answer the question of how we can help both the people and the bay they live on prepare for, withstand and emerge stronger from an acute crisis like Sandy. Five key steps could help to accomplish this goal.

From Sandy, With Love

Liz Neumark | Posted 01.27.2013 | Home
Liz Neumark

This Thanksgiving morning was spent in the Rockaways to participate in providing a holiday meal for an anticipated 500 guests. The helping hands and open hearts that gathered to share the day with a community in need was stunning.

Hurricane-Ravaged Neighborhoods Face Serious Health Risks

Posted 01.26.2013 | New York

Nearly a month after Hurricane Sandy ravaged parts of New York City, residents in some hard-hit areas like the Rockaways are still living without powe...

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.

PHOTOS: Bill Clinton Volunteers With Sandy Victims In Rockaways

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.19.2012 | Impact

President Bill Clinton, along with his daughter Chelsea and an army of 1,000 volunteers, rolled up his sleeves on Sunday to help victims hit hard by H...