From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Emergency Relief Workshop

This item will undoubtedly be of interest to a number of small business owners who have been impacted by hurricane Sandy. This upcoming Friday, November 9th, starting at 1:30 p.m. the folks at EWVIDCO, along with Councilmembers Diana Reyna and Steve Levin will be conducting an Emergency Relief Workshop. The above missive outline rather explicitly what attendees need to provide. This is a great opportunity for anyone who needs help negotiating the copious paperwork required to receive assistance and get his/her businesses back up and running. What’s more, it is totally free! Check it out!

Emergency Relief Workshop
Friday, November 9, 2012 starting at 1:30 p.m.
NOTE: You must RSVP!
11 Catherine Street,  Third Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11211 

Quicklink: G Is For Give Us Shuttle Bus Service!

Lincoln Restler, the co-author of this petition, writes:

In the wake of an unprecedented natural disaster, we are greatly appreciative of the MTA’s remarkable restoration of 84% of subway service. Yet we are extremely concerned about the lack of mass transit access for residents along the L and G subway lines. These trains are not redundant – but essential lifelines for hundreds of thousands of Brooklynites.

As we await the draining of these subway tunnels, we hope the MTA will swiftly expand bus service. We strongly suggest implementation of temporary shuttle bus service along the L and G routes to connect stranded residents to active subway lines.

Speaking as someone whose husband required three hours to get to work today*, I wholeheartedly concur. Sign it and share it, Greenpointers!

As opposed to our Mayor: his “commute” was a mere 25 minutes.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Bake Sale Tomorrow At PS 84

November 5, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

A lass named Debbie writes:

Hi Heather. Many of us parents in Greenpoint & Williamsburg have been hoping to find a way to involve our kids in Sandy relief, but it’s challenging–especially for younger children. To help them learn about community and the idea of helping each other, we’ve organized an Election Day bake sale to raise money. It will be at PS 84 (where my son is a first-grader). It is a polling place so we hope to capitalize on the nice long lines of voters. I wrote about the sale, and my experiences volunteering with Occupy Sandy in Staten Island, here:

Would you please help spread the word?  I’ve also attached the flyer, if that helps. Thanks so much!


Bake Sale
Tomorrow, November 6, 2012 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
P.S. 84
250 Berry Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

New York Shitty Day Starter: Rhyming Couplet

November 5, 2012 ·
Filed under: New York City, Queens 

U Loot - We Shoot

Taken by Charles Le Brigand.

A Request From The Greenpoint Reformed Church

November 4, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Ann Kansfield writes today, November 4, 2012 at 10:20 p.m.:

Could you please post this for me? Thanks. We just got a request from Councilman Brad Lander’s office: 400 lunches are needed for medically frail seniors staying in the shelter at the Armory. We need them delivered by 1pm. Here’s the plan: show up at the Reformed Church 136 Milton St. at 9am. If you can, please bring bread, fruit, beverages, etc. We’ll be working hard on this from 9 am to noon. At noon, we’ll pack them in my car and drive them over. For those of you staying up late, feel free to bake cookies, brownies, etc. and drop them off tomorrow morning. Pastor Ann is going to attempt to coordinate this, since Ann Carroll needs a break. So please, be patient with her. If anyone is good at organizing stuff like this, feel free to let her know and she’ll gladly put you in charge. Thanks for all the great work. Please forward this around as I’m a little worried we might not have enough volunteers since most folks are going back to work and it’s early in the day tomorrow.

Gladly posted. Thanks Ann!

New York Shitty Day Ender: Stars & Stripes

November 4, 2012 ·
Filed under: New York City, Queens 


Charles Le Brigand (who took the above photograph) writes:

I went to the Rockaways in Queens yesterday. I have no words to describe what I saw. I have posted more pictures of the surreal scenery that hurricane Sandy’s left behind on my blog :

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Five Days After Sandy

November 4, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

5 Days after Sandy, Rockaway Beach, NY

This image hails from Rockaway Beach and comes courtesy of the camera of Eric Lau Kwan Tai. Although I gave the following a mention on this site yesterday I will do so again: our very own 94th Precinct has an officer who calls Rockaway Beach his home. Per the Commanding Officer himself, Deputy Inspector Hurson, any and all who wish to do are encouraged to leave donations at the 94th Precinct for this fellow to distribute to families in need. Let’s do it, Greenpointers!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Freaks

November 4, 2012 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, Coney Island, Coney Island Brooklyn 

Man holding neon Freaks sign after Hurricane Sandy

Taken by WarmSleepy.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Raffle Prizes Wanted

November 4, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

As many who are reading this are undoubtedly aware, my colleague at Greenpointers is organizing a benefit for our neighbors in need as a result of hurricane Sandy. In order to make this happen, she needs raffle prizes. This is where we come in. Jen G. writes:

Seeking Raffles From Local Businesses For Online #Sandy Fundraiser

Greenpointers seeks raffle prize donations from local businesses for Sandy Relief Online Fundraiser, which has begun and will end Sunday November 11, 2012 at 11:59pm.

Raffles will cost $10.

Raffles prizes will be featured on our Sandy Raffle Fundraiser Page.

All proceeds will be donated to New York Cares, specifically for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts in NYC.

To donate a prize please email: greenpointers at the following info:

Subject: Sandy Relief Raffle (name of your business)

Body: 1. Name of Your Business 2. Link To Website 3. Description of Prize 4. Photo of prize if available or your business logo 5. Value of Prize

Winners will be notified on Monday November 12, 2012 and will be emailed your contact directly to claim prize.

Ex. Gift Certificates, Gift Baskets, Memberships, Experiences

Thanks in advance for your support! We hope to raise a lot of money for our fellow New Yorkers in this time of great need.

If you would like to buy a raffle ticket, donate here.

UPDATE, 5:47 p.m.: It has been brought to my attention that Greenpointers has a bevy of prizes— now all they need are us to buy raffle tickets. This you can do by clicking here.

New York Shitty Day Starter: Lower East Side

November 4, 2012 ·
Filed under: 10002, Lower East Side, Lower East Side Manhattan, Manhattan, New York City 

Free Food stand in New York City during the Hurricane Sandy Blackout

Taken by Michael Tapp.

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