Tag: Hurricane Sandy
Brooklyn Industries had plans last year to market its 2013 summer collection through a photo shoot in the Rockaways. Then Sandy hit. But the hipster clothing store forged ahead, a move called out for its insensitivity by Gothamist and Sheepshead Bites.
The West End Temple in the Rockaways has been conducting services via a makeshift trailer, reports The Jewish Daily Forward, in a profile of the synagogue hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Despite the tight space, services provide members with relief and hope.
The Brooklyn Bureau reports that with 40 percent of businesses in Sheepshead Bay still closed after Sandy, there's few cohesive efforts by local businesses to recover. But is this because of the area's heavily-immigrant communities?
The Brooklyn Ink visits the Bay Parkway Community Job Center in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, which has greatly improved the lives of its day laborers. Relative success stories like this underscore the need for immigration reform.
As the Senate prepares to vote on a bill providing federal funding for communities affected by superstorm Sandy, the inclusion of houses of worship as eligible for federal aid has prompted a political and religious controversy, The Jewish Daily Forward reports.
Most New Yorkers survived hurricane Sandy mostly unscathed and have since returned to their routine. But three months later, many coastline residents are still struggling with its consequences. Frank and Mary Barcia lost everything in the superstorm and they are still piecing their life together in one of the most damaged neighborhoods in Staten Island.