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2:11 PM, January 2nd, 2013
There’s only one group to blame…the House majority, and their Speaker, John Boehner.

N.J. Gov. Christie on House GOP holding up the hurricane Sandy relief bill. 

(via @intelligencer)

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2:52 PM, November 15th, 2012

breakingnews:

President Obama speaks to residents in Staten Island, N.Y., as he visits neighborhoods hit by Hurricane Sandy.
 More on this story from NBCNews here.
(Photo: Mandel Ngan - AFP/Getty Images)

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5:48 PM, November 5th, 2012

picturedept:

Ben Baker, Manhattan’s Darkest Nights

Most of lower Manhattan remained without power for days after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the evening of Monday, Oct. 29. The resulting darkness created an eerie atmosphere in the city famous for its constant lights. Photographer Ben Baker braved the unlit streets and made the rounds below 39th Street to document nightfall at its darkest in New York City.

Above: Lower Manhattan. October 31, 2012.

To see the full gallery of Manhattan’s Darkest Nights, visit The Daily Beast.

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2:52 PM, November 5th, 2012

reuters:

The American Red Cross said on Sunday it regrets not responding sooner to areas on the U.S. East Coast hardest hit by superstorm Sandy and is working aggressively to distribute food, water and other supplies to victims across New York and New Jersey.

The privately funded organization blamed flooding and other infrastructure problems for its slow response to the storm, which has killed more than 110 people and caused billions in property damage.

The delay in relief response from the Red Cross has been widely criticized by politicians. James Molinaro, president of Staten Island, a New York City borough roughly a 25-minute ferry ride from Lower Manhattan, went so far as to ask residents not to donate to the Red Cross.

“Do we wish we could have been there sooner? You bet,” said Roger Lowe, a spokesman for the American Red Cross.

READ ON: Red Cross regrets not responding to storm victims sooner

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12:23 PM, November 5th, 2012
We just did what we always do—what nurses do—we took care of the babies. We kept them safe.

The nurses of New York University’s Langone Medical Center are some of our heroes of Hurricane Sandy.  (via newsweek)

Just get ready to cry, okay?

(via sahoward)

Seriously, read all of these

3:44 PM, November 2nd, 2012

sandykatrina:

Calvin was living Uptown before Katrina.  He was evacuated to seven different cities starting with San Antonio, TX.  But, he managed to get back.  After he did he opened his own barber shop.  When asked what he would say to New Yorkers, he paused for a minute before he said it’s not about the material things…

Over last weekend we asked folks in New Orleans to give advice in hurricane prep to New Yorkers.

Reblogged from NOLA to New York
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