My building is still without power, and hoping to be back by Sunday.
Since I can't be in the subway to help by singing, I can at least use this space to give info for those who might need.
Like so many people I am thankful for the lifeline of radio to inform. WNYC has been amazing to listen to,
to hear of the journalists traveling around the city on foot, and bikes to be able to bring to us the news is heart warming.
You can follow their Transit Tracker to see what commuter lines are working.
I applaud Manhattan Borough Pres Scott Stringer who wants to cancel the Marathon. I agree, why not get those healthy
runners here to volunteer their efforts to help carry water up flights to stranded residents, and other relief efforts.
Now that would be power people!
For those in need here are important #'s:
FEMA 1-800-621-FEMA to start process of support
Red Cross tri-state 1-877-733-2767
NJHelp -800-Jersey 7
Link for shelter and info in NYC area
Here's info from the MTA regarding what commuters lines are open.
As news is arriving little by little and we learn of the devastation,my heart goes out to those
unable to enjoy the luxury of sitting in front of their computer (like me) warm and cozy blogging about the tragedy.
Areas devastated, South Street Seaport, Piers in Red Hook Brooklyn, Staten Island, 100,000+ homes destroyed.
If you have any info on someone PRICE GAUGING here's a # to report 1-800-771-7755
Also go to the website of Office Of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to post any complaint
Where can we get food?
Food Bank of New York is distributing food via mobile distribution centers, and Meals on Wheels is continuing
to deliver food to the elderly. City Harvest is delivering food to soup kitchens and food pantries throughout the city.
Food and water distribution sites will open from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Friday. The locations in Manhattan are:
- 10th Street between Avenues C and D
- Catherine Street between Monroe and Cherry Streets (Smith Houses)
- Pitt and Houston Streets
- Grand and Clinton Streets —water only
- Bowery and Division Street (Confucius Plaza)
- Coffey Park at Richards Street
- West 25th Street and Surf Ave.
In Staten Island:
- Mill Rd. and New Drop Ln.
- Yetman Ave. and Hylan Blvd.
In Queens :
- Beach 51st Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd.
- Red Fern Ave. and Beach 12th St.
- Beach 84th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd.
- Vernon Blvd. and 30th Rd.
Where can we get ice?
ConEd is keeping a list of distribution centers in each borough where wet and dry ice are being distributed.
Brooklyn (dry ice) - WalgHreen's, 532 Neptune Ave. (between W. 5th & 6th Streets)
Bronx (dry ice) - 1200 Waters Place at the entrance to the Hutchinson Metro Center
Queens (dry ice) - 121-10 Rockaway Blvd.
Staten Island (dry ice) - The entrance to Great Kills Park on Buffalo Street
Westchester County (dry ice) - Yonkers Raceway, 810 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers
Manhattan (wet ice) - Union Square Park, Union Square East and East 17th Street.
My friend Sherry shared with me this post from the artist community in Brooklyn:
Here are updated links to organizations who are taking volunteers, donations and providing support toward
Hurricane Sandy Relief efforts. Thanks to all of you who are sharing your information, supportand resources
during this critical time. Many of the most impacted neighborhoods are those with the fewest resources already.
Occupy Sandy Donations
Red Hook Recovers
Lower Easy Side Recovers
Brooklyn Based: How to Help
Brokelyn: How to Help
Food Not Bombs: Sandy Relief
The Week: How to Help
Art in American: Chelsea Galleries Hit Hard by Storm Sandy
Free Showers and Exercise at New York Sports Clubs
New York Foundation for The Arts NYFA