Over the past month, a group of people who lost everything in Hurricane Sandy have been waging a battle with the city. They came from the most traumatized areas, and from the poorest economic backgrounds. The city had given 3,132 evacuees temporary housing in hotels in the aftermath of the storm, bu ... More >>
Six months after Hurricane Sandy swept across New York City's coastlines, most people affected by the storm have moved on from crisis mode. Power's back, insurance has (hopefully) kicked in. But there's a smaller group of people--a little less than 200 households altogether--for whom Hurricane Sandy ... More >>
On Monday night, a state supreme court ordered that the city temporarily halt its eviction of Hurricane Sandy victims from hotels. Slightly less than 200 households were to face their move-out deadline today, including 125 families that had nowhere to go, and 71 that the Department of Homeless Serv ... More >>
In 2007, the writer began work on a project about a massive hurricane hitting New York City. Five years later, just as he put the final edits on Odds Against Tomorrow--published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux earlier this month--Hurricane Sandy descended on the city. Over a recent cup of coffee in Tur ... More >>
Thursday, December 27
Beer Dinner for Holiday Hurricane Relief at Alewife: Long Island City brewery Alewife will host a holiday meal fit for a beer fanatic. For $50, try brews from Smuttynose, Lagunitas, Oskar Blues, Dogfish Head, Greenport Harbor, and Bronx Brewery, all paired with a six-course men ... More >>
Take heed, world! We're thrilled to report that our own Tejal Rao has been named one of Forbes' 30 Under 30, the magazine's annual list that picks 30 rising faces in 15 "entrepreneurial, creative, and intellectual" categories. Rao is noted in the Food & Drink section, and is the only restaurant crit ... More >>
In a speech this morning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised New York's official response to Hurricane Sandy, called for more action to control climate change, and laid out the next steps in the city's rebuilding process.
"Even as our recovery operations remain our top priority, we now have enough per ... More >>
Peter Silvestri started Whole Earth Bakery with his mother back in 1978. Together they ran an all-vegan bakery, and served sweet and savory goods out of a storefront on Spring Street. "That was before SoHo became 'SoHo,'" said Silvestri.
After Hurricane Sandy, the loss of goods combined with mounti ... More >>
Long Island Power Authority CEO Michael Hervey will resign from his post as head of the utilities giant at the end of the year, which is music to the ears to just about everyone.Hervey's been with LIPA for about 12 years. Under heavy criticism from Long Island residents and politicians for his awful ... More >>
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo continued to chastise New York Utilities companies yesterday for their lack of preparedness and sloppy communication in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
"I'm not wed to any of the utilities," Cuomo said yesterday during a Sandy update news conference. "Let's get a gr ... More >>
It's no secret that Governor Andrew Cuomo is pretty pissed off with the lack of preparedness New York utilities companies had for Hurricane Sandy. It's also no secret that New York utilities companies have absolutely sucked at responding to power outages caused by the storm -- and Cuomo wants to kno ... More >>
A group of do-gooders have come up with a rather ingenious way to get the victims of Hurricane Sandy the supplies they need to help rebuild their communities after last week's freakish "Frankenstorm" destroyed large sections of Long Island, Staten Island, and Queens: an Amazon wedding registry for h ... More >>
DNAinfo/Leslie Albrecht Today in adorable animals in trouble, now not in trouble anymore: The best New York City hurricane story, via DNA Info, has to be the tale of 14-year-old cockatiel Josie, who is a he, and who escaped from a pet carrier along with another bird, Cliffy, while the two wer ... More >>
You folks deserve a little good news. Rush Limbaugh is mad about New York's new taxes on rich people and is looking to deprive us of his meaty presence. Even before Commissar Paterson's crackdown, Rush tells his mouth-breathless listeners, "if it weren't for hurricanes down here [in oxycontin haven ... More >>