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Ottavia BourdainThe Bourdains, poolside.Here's yet another reason to hope against hope that the goddamn skies finallyclear: tomorrow, from 4:30 until 6:30, the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck will be staffed in part by Ottavia Bourdain (who you can see here, accompanying her husband to a tattoo parlo ... More >>
Brooklyn BrinePickle for a good causeMany New York City restaurants are pitching in to assist with the crisis following Japan's tsunami and earthquake, and this week Brooklyn Brine will be holding a special pickling class, from which 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Doctors Without Bor ... More >>
Reuters/Toru HanaiJapan is facing what prime minister Naoto Kan called its "toughest and most difficult crisis" since World War II, as workers struggle to prevent meltdowns in two reactors at the Fukushima power plant. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said that a third reactor would possibly e ... More >>
Reuters via NYTThe death toll from yesterday's 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan could rise to more than 1300, government officials told Japanese news media. CNN is reporting that the number of deaths is 900 and is expected to rise. Half the population of one town, Minamisanr ... More >>
Details continue to come in about the aftermath of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan and the devastating tsunami that followed. The death toll, currently in the hundreds, is expected to increase dramatically. Google has launched a person-finder app to try to help people locate missing fri ... More >>
The Arms Around Haiti event at Public Assembly kicks off our Friday evening with a reminder that just because there haven't been any telethons lately doesn't mean the situation isn't just as awful as it ever was. The event spans over both rooms of the venue and boasts a lineup of over ten dis ... More >>
So over the long weekend, Wyclef Jean gave both a press conference and a personal statement via YouTube, defending his foundation, Yele Haiti, and the fundraising it did in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Haiti last Tuesday. In the video statement, Jean said he was "disgusted" with the ... More >>
nypress.comGive at the bar.The Washington Commons may not be a destination bar for anyone outside of Prospect Heights, but it's a go-to for the locals. And it, too, wants to help Haitians in need of aid following last week's devastating earthquake.
Médecins Sans FrontièresAt the request of the haitian government, the United States Army has taken over operation of the Port au Prince airport in Haiti's capital to unblock the delivery of supplies to what the UN is calling the worst disaster they've ever dealt with.
Getty ImagesA scene in Port au Prince. A day after Haiti was struck by a catastrophic earthquake, some local chefs and restaurateurs are trying to mobilize to raise money for the stricken country.
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