Buy One Voltaic Emergency Solar Power Kit and Give One to a Hurricane Sandy Survivor

Buy One Voltaic Emergency Solar Power Kit and Give One to a Hurricane Sandy Survivor

We've long been fans of Voltaic, a company that makes gadget-charging solar power kits, but the importance and practicality of these products became especially evident when Hurricane…

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FEMA Creates "Check Your Home" App That Lets Sandy Evacuees Keep an Eye on Their Houses from Above

Hurricane Sandy destroyed and endangered hundreds of homes and many residents throughout the East Coast were forced to leave their neighborhoods due to the rising safety and health…

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Carbon Quilt Video Shows New York Swallowed Up by Giant Greenhouse Gas Bubbles

Carbon Quilt Video Shows New York Swallowed Up by Giant Greenhouse Gas Bubbles

Ever wonder exactly how big New York City's carbon footprint is? The Carbon Quilt, a company that specializes in visualizing greenhouse gas emissions, is answering that question with a…

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Greenpeace's Rolling Sunlight is a Mobile Solar-Powered Energy Station Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims

Greenpeace's Rolling Sunlight is a Mobile Solar-Powered Energy Station Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims

Many volunteers, including US Army soldiers and State Police, are doing what they can to help the thousands of people affected in the Rockaway Beach, Red Hook, Staten Island, and Breezy…

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Blood Emergency: Donate Blood to Make Up for Shortage Caused by Hurricane Sandy

Blood Emergency: Donate Blood to Make Up for Shortage Caused by Hurricane Sandy

Mayor Bloomberg sets an example by donating his own blood. Hurricane Sandy ravaged neighborhoods across New York, but it also did serious damage to the city’s blood supply.…

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Mayor Bloomberg and Airbnb Announce Free Housing for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Mayor Bloomberg and Airbnb Announce Free Housing for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Approximately 100,000 people are still homeless because of Hurricane Sandy. To address the need for shelter for these New Yorkers (especially with snow on the ground now) Mayor…

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Staten Island's PS 62 Will Be New York's First Net Zero Energy School

Staten Island's PS 62 Will Be New York's First Net Zero Energy School

PS 62 will be located on a 3.5-acre site at the intersection of Crabtree Avenue and Bloomingdale Road in Richmond, Staten Island. The school will serve 444 primary age students and is…

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6 Things New Yorkers Should Know About Their Food After Hurricane Sandy

6 Things New Yorkers Should Know About Their Food After Hurricane Sandy

1. Thawing frozen food can be the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and pathogens, so the Health Department recommends throwing away any perishable foods that were in your freezer.…

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Mayor Bloomberg Asks New Yorkers to Buckle Up for Today's Nor'easter Storm

Mayor Bloomberg Asks New Yorkers to Buckle Up for Today's Nor'easter Storm

Photo © gt8073a Forecasts have been saying that the great nor’easter storm that is supposed to hit at mid-day today will be nothing close to Hurricane Sandy, but Mayor Bloomberg…

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Sebastian Errazuriz's "Water-Soaked" I Love New York T-shirts Benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims

Artist Sebastian Errazuriz has transformed Milton Glaser’s iconic I Love New York T-shirts into pieces of wearable art that speak to how our city weathered  Hurricane Sandy. The…

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A Free Pop-up Ski Slope May Be Coming to Astoria This Winter

A Free Pop-up Ski Slope May Be Coming to Astoria This Winter

New Yorkers may soon liken Astoria to the Alps! Sugarbush, one of Vermont's most popular ski resorts, has proposed building a temporary slope covered in artificial snow at Astoria…

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Facebook Group SandyBaggers Is Mobilizing Citizens Who Want to Help with Post-Sandy Relief Efforts

Facebook Group SandyBaggers Is Mobilizing Citizens Who Want to Help with Post-Sandy Relief Efforts

More than a week has passed since Hurricane Sandy hit, and thousands of residents across New York and New Jersey are still without water, power and even shelter. Using tech and social…

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New Yorkers Displaced By Hurricane Sandy Can Vote Anywhere Today

New Yorkers Displaced By Hurricane Sandy Can Vote Anywhere Today

Vote photo from Shutterstock If you're one of more than 140,000 New Yorkers whose polling sites are closed today because of Hurricane Sandy, you might be wondering where you can…

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Photographer Iwan Baan on How He Shot That Haunting Half-Dark New York City Photo from the Sky

Photographer Iwan Baan on How He Shot That Haunting Half-Dark New York City Photo from the Sky

The New York Magazine cover featuring the photo of a half-dark New York City taken by Iwan Baan Baan said that as soon as be began conceptualizing the shoot of the half-dark city,…

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How to Volunteer to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims in the Rockaways and Other Areas That Are Still in Need

How to Volunteer to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims in the Rockaways and Other Areas That Are Still in Need

Before heading out to volunteer sites, take a look through the needs - many hubs that are outside of the affected areas have been happily overwhelmed with volunteers, and no longer need…

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Architecture for Humanity Unveils Green Plan to Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

Architecture for Humanity Unveils Green Plan to Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

Many people have been talking about how to pick up the pieces after Hurricane Sandy, but nonprofit design services group Architecture for Humanity has actually gone and created…

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Enter UncommonGoods' Upcycling Design Challenge for a Chance to See Your Design in Their Catalog!

Enter UncommonGoods' Upcycling Design Challenge for a Chance to See Your Design in Their Catalog!

Calling all makers, crafters and designers! If you've got a knack for creating cool products out of recycled materials, UncommonGoods is looking for you. The purveyor of unique green…

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Occupy Sandy Makes it Easy to Donate to Hurricane Sandy Victims with an Amazon Wedding Registry

Occupy Sandy Makes it Easy to Donate to Hurricane Sandy Victims with an Amazon Wedding Registry

It's been a week since Hurricane Sandy battered us, and while many of us are now back on our feet, others in the Rockaways and parts of Staten Island are far from resuming anything…

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Another Storm is Heading for Hurricane Sandy-Ravaged New York

Another Storm is Heading for Hurricane Sandy-Ravaged New York

Image © gt8073a Buckle up, New York, because another storm is on its way. Forecasts are predicting that a Nor’easter is threatening to hit the area this Wednesday, and while it…

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New York Runs out of...Brownstone?

New York Runs out of...Brownstone?

The next time you walk by one of the city's beautiful brownstones, you may want to take an extra moment to appreciate it. The New York Times recently reported that the last local…

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NYC Mayor Bloomberg Announces He Will Back President Obama for Reelection, Cites Climate Change

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Announces He Will Back President Obama for Reelection, Cites Climate Change

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Bloomberg has emerged an Obama supporter. In a press conference earlier today concerning the clean up of hurricane damage, the mayor…

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Could These Giant Plugs Have Prevented NYC Subways from Flooding During Hurricane Sandy?

Could These Giant Plugs Have Prevented NYC Subways from Flooding During Hurricane Sandy?

The Department of Homeland Security came up with these giant inflatable plugs as a way to stop terrorist attacks in underground tunnels, but to many New Yorkers who waited on bus lines…

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Power Restored in Many Parts of Manhattan!

Power Restored in Many Parts of Manhattan!

We've got great news to report - power appears to be back on in many parts of Manhattan, even those that ConEd said would have to wait until tomorrow. People have been tweeting that…

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PLEASE HELP HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS: Desperate Lower Manhattan Struggles For Water, Food, Communication

PLEASE HELP HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS: Desperate Lower Manhattan Struggles For Water, Food, Communication

Volunteers at Henry Street Settlement are organizing supplies this morning. Photo via The Lo-Down NY Places in need of volunteers today: GOLES, 171 Ave B between 10th & 11th…

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