Brooklyn Review: CityWide Disaster Services

From YouTube user: BKIndependentTV

CityWide Disaster Services in Brooklyn’s Canarsie area has been providing communications services via mobile radio for more than 30 years. Learn how they helped people during Hurricane Sandy.

Hurricane Sandy Resource Fair for Brooklyn

From YouTube user: BKIndependentTV

Since hurricane Sandy, an outpouring of support has made its way to Brooklyn’s shores — from the FEMA to the SBA, to the DOB there is no shortage of help. But wading your way through all of the agencies and what they offer may take some skill. State Senator Daniel Squadron has helped his constituents make sense of this support by holding a resource fair.

Generosity helps woman in Breezy Point after Sandy

From YouTube user: CBSNewsOnline

From CBS News: Michelle Miller revisits a woman in Breezy Point, Brooklyn who lost her home after superstorm Sandy. She is determined to start over, and with the generosity shown from people across country, it’s been easier to move forward.

Volunteering in Brooklyn after Sandy

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Young adults from St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, VA headed to New York after Hurricane Sandy to help with relief efforts in Coney Island and Canarsie.

Stephen Hoffman Photographs Coney Island

From YouTube user: BKIndependentTV

The last time we visited documentary photographer Stephen Hoffman on our program, “Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn”, he was chronicling life in Coney Island’s public housing projects. Post-Sandy, Stephen is back in Coney Island reconnecting with the people and the community with his camera in hand.

City Stomp Kids Benefit for Sandy Victims

From YouTube user: BKIndependentTV

Watching a neighborhood get destroyed can make anyone feel powerless but that feeling of powerlessness can be even stronger for the youngest among us. City Stomp is a music program for kids between the ages of 6 months and 4 years old. Recently the City Stomp kids decided to help by performing a live benefit to support families recovering from Hurricane Sandy and we were there.

Father/Daughter Book Donation

From YouTube user: BKIndependentTV

Even if their homes now have the power back on – or they’re temporarily living someplace with electricity — many Brooklyn children find themselves with light to read by but no books to read. Hearing this, the kids at a charter school in Bed-Stuy — working with a small publishing company run by a father and his daughter — decided that they had found their mission.


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