New York After Hurricane Sandy – Videos, Photos, Tenant Advice, Where to Donate and Emergency Contact Information

New York After Hurricane Sandy – Videos, Photos, Tenant Advice, Where to Donate and Emergency Contact Information Aerial View of New York During Sandy's Blackout - Photo Credit: Iwan Baan for New York Magazine (cropped)

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As Hurricane Sandy battered Manhattan I nervously watched from my 12th floor West Village Co-op while simultaneously monitoring Facebook posts by friends and acquaintances. On the 42nd floor of a No-Mad condo a friend posted a hair-raising 10-sec video of his overhead lamps swinging wildly from right to left as though he was on a ship in a storm. “What are you still doing there?” a concerned friend asked.  Where would he go, I thought? Other friends have had to leave their Manhattan homes due to basement floods which killed electrical systems.

Home? Where is it? That is the question now for thousands who have been made homeless in New York. My heart goes out to those who are still out in the cold or their apartments.Here are some links for Zone-A residents, Tenant Advice on Curbed, Photos from New York Magazine and other websites.

  1. Curbed’s Up-to-the Second Guide to Zone A Building Rebirth – ZONE A – Building by Building Updates
  2. A Guide When to Pay Rent, or Not, After Hurricane Sandy – An Attorney’s Advice – Curbed
  3. VIDEO: “We have no other place to go” – Lashonda Rice – NYT.com
  4. PHOTOS: What We Saw When the Lights Went Out – NYT.com
  5. PHOTOS: After Sandy, Day by Day – The hardest hit areas of New York City – NYT.com
  6. Chelsea’s Art District Hit Hard – NYT.com
  7. Stunning Aerial PHOTOS of New York After Sandy Blackout, by Iwan Baan for New York Magazine
  8. Donate or Volunteer – The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City – 100% of donations go directly to relief efforts – NYC.gov
  9. Donate Supplies – Barry’s Bootcamp’s list of needed items – Tribeca Citizen
  10. Do You Need Help? Do you wish to volunteer? Emergency Contact Information & Helpful links (Source: PDE):
  • FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency): 800.621.3362
  • FEMA Connecticut: 860.256.0800
  • FEMA New Jersey: 609.963.6900
  • NYS Office of Emergency Management: 518.292.2200
  • Nassau County-Office of Emergency Management: 516.573.0636
  • Suffolk County-Office of Emergency Management: 631.852.4900
  • Nassau EOC (Economic Opportunity Council): 516.292.9710
  • Suffolk EOC (Economic Opportunity Council): 631.852.4900
  • American Red Cross (Greater New York Region): 877.733.2767
  • American Red Cross (Long Island): 631.924.6911
  • Salvation Army-Nassau County: 516.485.4900
  • NY State Hotline Regarding Hurricane Sandy: 888.769.7243

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