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.

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.

Meet Sandy’s Heroes

From YouTube user: Cj D

Superstorm Sandy left a trail of destruction all over New York, and sanitation workers are bearing the brunt.They worked on a special 12-hour shift to help others cleanup and rebuild houses. At the same time, they have to face the conflict between being others’ heroes and saving their own homes, as many of them live in the most-hit areas. Stephen Perente is one of them. He lives in Broad Channel, one of the most devastated areas in NY. He works in Brooklyn 18 Garage, where there are more than 80 sanimen working at the same time on a daytime shift. Like all other sanimen in his team, he worked overtime in an effort to keep up with the collection of trash.

Canarsie Responds After Sandy

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Brooklyn Storms Back: A Canarsie Student Athlete’s Reaction to Sandy

From BKIndependentTV

Gomberg Seltzer Works: Sector B

For four generations, this family-owned survivor of the once-thriving seltzer business has managed to survive in Canarsie. How have they managed to stay alive making and delivering the fizzy stuff? For more information about Gomberg Seltzer Works, visit

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Sector B:The Business of Brooklyn, episode 62. Original air date: 9/19/2012.

EMS to the Schools: Healthbeat Brooklyn

EMS to the Schools: At the High School for Medical Professions in Canarsie, teenagers get a visit from an EMS team. Don’t worry, no ones hurt—they’re there to introduce the students to a possible career choice.
From Brooklyn Independent Television‘s Healthbeat Brooklyn, episode 53. Original air date: 6/7/2011.

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