It’s a quarter to midnight on Sunday evening as i write this post and i find myself bored with the inundating weather updates, no pun intended, on the approaching hurricane “Sandy.”  As if you didn’t already know this.  I respect storms and i most definitely respect natures fury but this florida girl is not bitting.  (this insensitive Florida girl failed to realize that unlike florida, new york is not built to sustain these types of storms.  i feel horrible.)

But i do think the city is doing a great job in preparing the community for a force most New Yorkers aren’t familiar with.  Supermarkets earlier today were insane and some of the groceries i spied were even more insane.  Original New Yorkers you suck at hurricane preparation!  I chuckle in your face and side-eye you hard.  HARD. (again, i am an ass. my area was not affected as much but gosh all those in the lower regions. sad.)
As for myself, i got the the essentials: wine, bread, fruits, water, candles, wine, cheese, tuna, crackers, wine, pringles, wine…wine.
In all honesty i pray not much damage is done and that we all remain safe.  Smart and safe.  I’m confident the North East can survive this Frankenstorm.
We are badly beaten but we will get back up on our feet.  And so on that token, if anyone would like to make a monetary donation you can do so here and here.
If you live in the New York are and were not terribly affected by the storm and would like to contribute your time or donate some goods, please look through the list provided below.  Find a location near you and give whatever you can.  Help lift some spirits and lets get this great city back on its feel again.
Astoria (items dropped in Astoria will be delivered to the Rockaways)

Location 1:
23-74 38th Street (closed for the night, MIGHT reopen tomorrow, please check back here for updates)
Contact Leni: (347) 762-1648

Location 2:
33-33 87th St btw Northern Blvd and 34th Ave (closes 9pm)
…Contact Neha: (917) 392-9708

Chinatown (open Nov 1, 10am-5pm)
46 Hester St Frnt A
(212) 473-6485 – email provided, but best to just show up to help or bring supplies!

Specific Requests in Chinatown:
Water bottles
C, D, AA, AAA batteries (and one 9 volt battery)
Food (hot at lunch, non-perishable/bread/cookies)
Some bottles of Ensure (Glucerna shake) for the elderly, vitamins for the elderly
Generator (for shelter at 350 Grand St, Seward Park High School)

Rockaway and Far Rockaway
Location 1:
Firehouse on 59th street
across from the train station.
contact person: Jean Dupont 9179755623

Location 2:
Veggie Island
96th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd.

Location 3:
Store Front Community Center
B113 and Rockaway Blvd

Specific Requests in Rockaway and Far Rockaway (starred ones are most urgent):
* Propane grille or camping style oven
* Plates, cups, forks, bowls, spoons, etc
* blankets, jackets, gloves, hats, anything to keep folks warm
* cleaning supplies – buckets, squeegies, mops, bleach
* masks, gloves for cleaning
* socks
* water
* tarps
* garbage bags
electric stove
gas stove
satellite phones
big paper, tape, markers
pens, paper, notepads
camping tables
gasoline containers
fire extinguishers
walkie talkies
i9 tablets

Fort Green/Clinton Hill
45 Waverly Avenue
just off of Park Ave in Fort Green/Clinton Hill
(Hours for Nov 1: 10am-6pm)

Park Slope
New Hope Church
120/122 16th St btw 4th and 5th ave
Contact: Pastor Craig: (718) 768-5275

Red Hook
The Red Hook Initiative
767 Hicks Street
Contact: Mariya (347) 770-1528 (but please just show up!)

Specific Requests in Redhook:
(Will be updated at
prepared food (including food for children)
power strips
toiletries (including toilet paper and paper towels)
utensils such as spoons and bowls
jugs of water

Bay Ridge
9108 Colonial Rd. Brooklyn 11209 #E9

Sunset Park
St. Jacobi Church
5406 4th Ave
Contact: Ronnie 646-353-5194

Specific Requests in Sunset Park:
steamtable foil pans full or half size w lids
cleaning supplies
tin foil
saran wrap

Williamsburg (starting Nov 1, 10am)
306 Leonard St, apt J1 (btwn Conselyea and Metropolitan)
Contact: Jennifer (917) 586-4153

136 Jefferson Ave, apt 2 11216

East Billyburg (Beginning Thursday Nov 1 at 12 noon)
House of Yes
342 Maujer st
Contact: Kae Burke (525)217-7209

Downtown Brooklyn
2-4 Nevins Street, 2nd Floor

Location 1:
47 saint nicholas avenue #4d
btw 112 and 113

Location 2:
938 st Nicholas ave # 25 at corner of 157th and st Nicholas ave.

Lower East Side

Location 1
The Bowery Mission
45-51 Ave D
contact: Claude Nelson or any “operations manager” on duty. they’re open 24/7 and in need of prepared foods, a generator and anything else you can offer.

Location 2 (open 11/1 3pm-6pm and 11/2 12pm-6pm)
169 Ave. B btwn 10th and 11th

Specific Requests at Lower East Side:
Generator (Requested at Bowery)
Prepared Foods (Requested at Bowery)
flashlights (Requested at GOLES)
batteries (AA, AAA, D) (Requested at GOLES)
non perishable food (Requested at GOLES)
candles (Requested at GOLES)
first aid kits (Requested at GOLES)
vehicles or bikes with trailers (to bring supplies around) (Requested at GOLES)

Upper East Side (drop off center for Rockaway/Breezy Point/Broad Channel donations)
York Ave between 83 and 84th st.

4 thoughts on “UPDATE 11/01 | Oh Hurricane Sandy”

  1. GUY!!!!!
    You just made me cry!

    We're good thank you. Just feeling a little helpless and trapped. Can't do much. Wish i could do something.
    Thanks for checking in. xo

  2. GUY!!!!!
    You just made me cry!

    We're good thank you. Just feeling a little helpless and trapped. Can't do much. Wish i could do something.
    Thanks for checking in. xo

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