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Help out in Hurricane Sandy's aftermath

For those of us that made it through unscathed, it is great to see NYC mobilize and help each other out. Here are some resources on ways to help NYC get back up and running.. more vibrant then ever before.

Brooklyn General


Red Hook

Dumbo Resources

Galapagos Art Space
Robert Elmes and Co. regularly host Creative Mornings and other events at Galapagos. Their space was completely inundated and they need a helping hand. A fundraiser has been established by Tina Roth Eisenberg.

Powerhouse Books
(check @powerhousebooks on twitter for updates and future fundraising efforts)
Powerhouse Arena and Books is hundreds of feet from the waterfront, yet over 28" of flood waters washed into their space and destroyed much of their inventory. They do not have flood insurance. A fundraising announcement will be made in the next few days.

Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program


Churches are mobilizing and tweeting how to get involved in various neighborhoods:

#sandyvolunteer- to get involved
#coworkingsandy- to find a new place to work or t


If you haven’t done so already, register yourself as a tech volunteer:

Today (Thursday, November, 1) we will be gathering at two locations. Here we will identify projects and work together. If you are able to visit either of these two locations, stop by and join a team!

North Brooklyn
Secret Clubhouse, 117 South 3rd Street, Williamsburg – starting at 10 a.m. Site Coordinators: Noel Hidalgo and Jessica Lawrence
Room for about 25 people

South Brooklyn
Brooklyn Brainery, 515 Court Street, Carroll Gardens – starting at 10 a.m.
Site Coordinator: Tony Bacigalupo
Room for about 25 people

Thanks to @hapticlabs, @holstee, @incubatenyc @NYTM in spreading the word about these resources.

Please reach out if you have updates on how to volunteer or additional sites to add to the list.

Sandhya Moraes and Brielle Maxwell

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Please share & join:

    My friend @UncleNate DiNiro is a nationally known technologist that helping @CrisisCommons nonprofit that coordinates crisis response resources using technology and computerized mapping. Currently they are:

    1. Calling for VOLUNTEERS from around the world to help this weekend(see website) and ongoing help, including developers, GIS, any background welcome.

    2. Looking for different SOURCES of community & resource information to include.

    3. Taking REQUESTS for What resources would you like to see in a list or map?
    (For example, official requests that FEMA and the White House have asked Crisis Commons to work on right now include: mapping New York hotel rooms, New Jersey gas stations, and Rhode Island damage.)

    **For more information, see
    **Technical details see
    **If you'd like to connect with them please contact [masked]

    November 3, 2012

  • Zorka K.

    Thank you so much for this list of resources. I will immediately share it with 5,000+ meetup members in my groups. We have to keep the attention and momentum going to help all those many neighbors who are feeling forgotten and lost after this storm.

    November 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow, this list is great!

    1 · November 1, 2012

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