Posts tagged sandy
Turning your back on people who are starving and freezing is not a Republican value.

Peter King, a Republican congressman from New York, has gone on an epic tirade against members of his own party for failing to pass a Senate package that would provide $60 billion in relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Watch.

(via theweekmagazine)

(via theweekmagazine)

This is what happens when publicists send us books and galleys hoping for reviews and then a hurricane renders us homeless for two weeks. This is what happens.
[Photos by deputy books editor Jimmy So]
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This is what happens when publicists send us books and galleys hoping for reviews and then a hurricane renders us homeless for two weeks. This is what happens.
[Photos by deputy books editor Jimmy So]
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This is what happens when publicists send us books and galleys hoping for reviews and then a hurricane renders us homeless for two weeks. This is what happens.

[Photos by deputy books editor Jimmy So]

When Hurricane Sandy knocked nearly all of Hoboken, New Jersey straight off the power grid for a few days, 11-year-old Lucy Walkowiak—whose power stayed on throughout the storm—stepped up and did something totally awesome. She built a popup Internet cafe!
(Her father, Steve, helped. He works here at Newsweek.)
Lucy joined Good Morning America via Skype (!), whose hosts gave a nice big round of applause, to say, “I was just happy to help all of the people without power in my community, because so many people don’t have power, and we were one of the lucky ones.” She explained she just wanted to help people charge up their electronics so they could contact their loved ones and keep in touch with the world.
Lucy = today’s nwktumblr spirit animal.
[Photo via Here I Am]

When Hurricane Sandy knocked nearly all of Hoboken, New Jersey straight off the power grid for a few days, 11-year-old Lucy Walkowiak—whose power stayed on throughout the storm—stepped up and did something totally awesome. She built a popup Internet cafe!

(Her father, Steve, helped. He works here at Newsweek.)

Lucy joined Good Morning America via Skype (!), whose hosts gave a nice big round of applause, to say, “I was just happy to help all of the people without power in my community, because so many people don’t have power, and we were one of the lucky ones.” She explained she just wanted to help people charge up their electronics so they could contact their loved ones and keep in touch with the world.

Lucy = today’s nwktumblr spirit animal.

[Photo via Here I Am]

NYC Marathon Canceled

The New York City marathon has been cancelled. Here’s Bloomberg

The Marathon has been an integral part of New York City’s life for 40 years and is an event tens of thousands of New Yorkers participate in and millions more watch. While holding the race would not require diverting resources from the recovery effort, it is clear that it has become the source of controversy and division. The marathon has always brought our city together and inspired us with stories of courage and determination. We would not want a cloud to hang over the race or its participants, and so we have decided to cancel it.

We cannot allow a controversy over an athletic event - even one as meaningful as this - to distract attention away from all the critically important work that is being done to recover from the storm and get our city back on track. The New York Road Runners will have additional information in the days ahead for participants.”

Right move?

What’s Really Happening In Blacked-Out Manhattanhttp://www.fastcoexist.com/1680836/whats-really-happening-in-blacked-out-manhattan

fuckmedapperqueer:

Only unofficial volunteer aid is reaching the poorest victims of Sandy; official aid organizations aren’t showing up.

The lights are still out for a quarter of a million people in Lower Manhattan, and things are getting dangerous. But cell phones and social media are enabling an entirely self-organized recovery effort that is showing up where FEMA, the Red Cross, and the city are not.

(Source: glittt)

Really? There’s no gas in Brooklyn at all? Fuck. I’m driving on empty. I’m gonna be screwed. I’m going to go to work and hope the train is running to get home. I don’t have a clue if the train is even running.
Marlon Allen, like everybody else in the New York City area, just wants some gas.

Sandy Survival Stories

Calling all Sandy survivors: we want you to share your story! Whether you rode it out in Zone A, threw an eat-everything-in-the-fridge-party, or bailed for higher ground, send us your short tale to sandysurvivortales@gmail.com and we’ll publish the best on the Beast. Don’t forget to include your name and location. Hope everyone’s doing OK out there.

Searching for “Hurricane Heroes”

Hi guys. We’re hoping to get to know the people or groups who really stepped up in an effort to help their friends, family, neighbors, and fellow citizens during the worst of Hurricane Sandy. Have you heard any stories of extraordinary bravery these past 24 hours? If so, will you nominate a hero?