hurricane sandy

No G Train Service This Weekend (from Greenpoint Ave to Ct. Square)

From MTA Weekender:

Reminder: due to Sandy Recovery work there are no trains between Nassau Av and Court Sq. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service.

Manhattan Ave shuttle buses run between Nassau Av and Court Sq, stopping at Greenpoint Av and 21 St.

McGuinness Blvd shuttle buses run between Lorimer St and Court Sq,
stopping at Nassau Av, Greenpoint Av and 21 St.

Weekends, 11:45 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Jul 5 – 8 • Jul 12 – 15 • Jul 19 – 22

I know this totally blows, but this giff makes up for it just a little wee bit.

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Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency: Post Sandy Workshop Tomorrow (3/14)

© Newtown Creek Alliance

“…the single most important piece of unfinished business that lies ahead of us in 2013: rebuilding the communities hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy – and creating a more resilient and sustainable city.” – Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s State of the City Address, February 14, 2013

Via Newtown Creek Alliance:

The Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency (SIRR) addresses how we rebuild New York City to be more resilient in the wake of Hurricane Sandy but with a long-term focus.

We invite you to join us for a facilitated conversation about how to rebuild Williamsburg, Greenpoint, DUMBO, Long Island City and surrounding communities. We are looking for participants who are invested in this neighborhood now and for the next generation.

SIRR Williamsburg/Greenpoint/DUMBO/LIC Public Workshop
March 14, 2013
7:00 pm
P.S. 132 (320 Manhattan Ave)

We begin with a brief introduction of SIRR and will have break-out sessions to discuss priorities for rebuilding Northern Brooklyn and Long Island City to be more resilient in the face of future storms and long-term climate change.

RSVP by email: RSVPWaterFrontMarch14 (at) nycsirr.org.
Include the full name and email (if available) of each guest.

RSVP by phone: (212) 618-5745 – Leave the name of each guest and say “for March 14 Waterfront”.

 

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Church of the Ascension Occupied for Sandy

Church of the Ascension on Java Street has been Occupied. The church, which began helping coordinate relief efforts (with Councilmember Steve Levin) for Hurricane Sandy survivors immediately after the storm, has just been more formally Occupied by Occupy Sandy, an off-shoot of Occupy Wall Street. The Greenpoint site is largely replacing the 520 Clinton Street location at the Church of St Luke and St Matthew in Clinton Hill, after a December 23rd two-alarm fire at that location which fire officials have called “suspicious” and  Church Father Chris Ballard called “arson.”

The church, Occupy Sandy’s first Greenpoint location, will serve as an office hub for the various Occupy Sandy locales in the city and as a headquarters for “volunteer dispatch operations” to the Rockaways, Gerritsen Beach, Red Hook, Coney Island, Staten Island, and Sheepshead Bay, where survivors continue to struggle with little help aside from volunteers like Occupy Sandy and others.

Occupy Sandy will also use the locale to offer a regularly scheduled orientation for new volunteers interested in helping in the ongoing long-term relief effort. More information is available on the Occupy Sandy website.

Greenpoint’s response to Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath began immediately after the storm through City Councilmember Steve Levin, and both Church of the Ascension and Greenpoint Reformed Church.

As reported in the Greenpoint Star and DNAinfo, there are Greenpoint residents still suffering the affects the storm including moldy basements and problems getting insurance or government to help with necessary cleanup funds.

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#Sandy Relief Tee: Rebuild NY… In Style

Show your support for Sandy Relief Efforts with this styling Tee-shirt.

About the design: The heart in the hurricane logo was one inspired by all of the love and support people were sharing, amidst the devastation that existed.

A group of New Yorkers volunteering in the Rockaways and Staten Island decided that they needed to create a platform to raise money for continuing Sandy relief efforts. The result of their dedication and inspiration is Let’s Rebuild NY.

By purchasing a Tee-shirt from www.letsrebuildny.com, you’ll not only be supporting New Yorkers effected by Hurricane Sandy, but looking dapper doing it. I can’t wait to rock mine with my favorite pair of Zubaz pants.

All Let’s Rebuild NY Tee-shirts are produced in NY, and every penny of the net proceeds is going towards supporting those suffering from the impact of Sandy through a partnership with the Red Cross.

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Suds for Sandy Relief at Brooklyn Brewery Tonight 11/5

Tonight Monday 11/5 at 7:30pm, Brooklyn Brewery (79 No. 11th St) is having a party for their new beer There Will Be Black and will contribute to Sandy Relief Efforts. Guests are encouraged to bring a $10 donation or one of the items on Brooklyn Kitchen’s supply list for the Rockaways.

ABOUT THE BEER
There Will Be Black has a core of black bread and dark chocolate, wrapped in a bright coat of orangey, minty hops. This beer knows the night. This beer will be awesome with your burger, revelatory with your chicken molé, and intends to marry your lamb vindaloo. We think you’ll approve. 

MALTS AND GRAINS
British pale, lager, crystal and chocolate malt, American black barley, German black malt

HOPS
American Willamette and Sorachi Ace, New Zealand Pacific Gem and Motueka

YEAST
Our House Ale Yeast
O.G. 17.2° Plato
ABV 7.5%

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Local Greenpointers Accepting Rockways Donations Tonight & Tomorrow ( no clothing please)

Greenpointers Contributor Michael Glennon and his friend Holly Butler are accepted donation at their residence located at 66 Nassau Ave #2.

They will be there tonight (Friday 11/2) until 2am and tomorrow from 10am-5pm Saturday (11/3).

They have truckload and will drive donations to the the Red Cross stationed in the Rockaways.

Items they are looking for specifically include: toiletries, diapers, gloves, sock, underwear, batteries, toothbrushes & tampons.

Please note they are right across the street from Dollar Up & Cato’s Armny Navy where you can easily purchase many of these items. Plus, they have beer and wine…

For more info contact michael.glennon at gmail.com

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Ways Greenpointers Can Help: Sandy Disaster Relief in North Brooklyn

The devastating aftermath of Sandy is here, but our community has a chance to become stronger as a result. The cleanup has hardly even begun. Here is a list of ways you can lend a helping hand to your friends and neighbors:

Volunteer / Donation Opportunities For Sandy Relief

 

NORTH BROOKLYN

• New York City Public Advocate’s Office is organizing volunteers in areas across the five boroughs. You can register to participate for a four-hour shift in North Brooklyn.

• City sponsored cleanup of McCarren Park will take place on Saturday, Nov 3rd. - REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED. Stay tuned for information about a McGolrick Park clean up.

• New York Blood Center was in need of blood even before the storm, but the storm has made the need greater. There will be a Blood Drive on Saturday (11/3) at Williamsburg Church (231 Ainslie Street) from 10-4pm.

FOOD/SUPPLIES DROP OFF LOCATIONS

• Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St) is collecting donations of goods that people in the Rockaways need now and in the future.

  • Canned Goods
  • Nonperishable Food
  • Blankets
  • Jackets
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Socks
  • Plates
  • Cups
  • Bowls
  • Utensils
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Brooms
  • Mops
  • Sponges
  • Garbage Bags
  • Water
  • Tarps

• Greenpoint Reformed Church
136 Milton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Contact: Rev. Jennifer Aull (718) 383-5941

• St. Cecilia’s Church
23 Monitor Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Contact: Mary Jane Del Vicario (718) 389-0010

• St. Stanislaus American Legion Post 1771
519 Leonard Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

• House of Yes
342 Maujer st
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Contact: Kae Burke (585)217-7209

Good Co.
10 Hope Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Contact Sean Aiken (718) 281-7191

• 6 Leonard St, apt J1
Btwn Conselyea and Metropolitan
Contact: Jennifer (917) 586-4153 Continue reading

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Greenpoint’s #Sandy Updates: Clean-Up, Travel Info, Schools Open Monday

Things are getting back to normal but the more I look around, the more I realize how lucky we all are here in Greenpoint. Tomorrow we will have a comprehensive list of things you can do to help areas more negatively impacted by Sandy. Our hearts go out to The Rockaways, Red Hook & Lower Manhattan.

We are planning a local benefit (TBA) and will need donations from local businesses for a huge raffle with all proceeds to benefit Hurricane Sandy Relief. Please email greenpointers (at) gmail.com if you have something to donate.

Updates

• Volunteer Clean up McCarren Park on Saturday. Register here.

Farmers Markets Resume This Weekend: Saturday @ McCarren* & Sunday @ McGolrick & Cooper. *No compost/textile drop-off

• In lieu of McGolrick Park Dog Halloween Parade, this Sunday 11/4 at 1pm Assemblyman Joe Lentol and District Dog will be partnering for a hurricane relief event  to collect goods for Brooklyn residents and animal rescue organizations. Stay tuned for more details.

Updates (via @NYCMayorsOffice)

• NYC Schools to Open Monday 11/5

• Majority of Parks to reopen Saturday 11/4

• Buses Continue to Provide Service to Lower Manhattan While Subways Recover From Flooding

• Check MTA for info on Subway (G train suspended)

• East River Ferry Service Continues but will NOT stop at India St in Greenpoint

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Getting Around NYC From Greenpoint Post Hurricane Sandy – Updates

Here is an alarming map of the NYC transit system created by Zach Van Schouwen (Via Gothamist) and here is a link to the actual MTA Map, which is not as easy to read.

As you can see, there is no G at all and no L service into Lower Manhattan.

Updates: (via @NYCMayorsOffice)

- NYC Schools Closed Tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday

- Buses will run on regular routes. Be prepared for detours, substantial waits and crowding.

- Limited East River Ferry Service resumes tomorrow 7 AM from Fulton Ferry Landing, N. Williamsburg and LIC to E. 34th Street and Pier 11 (No India St)

-  Four East River bridges restricted to vehicles with 3 or more people for Thursday and Friday, 6AM to midnight.

- New Yorkers should throw away any food, including packaged food, that was touched by flood water.

- Water is safe to drink.

- Parks remain closed

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