Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism students Jon Gerberg and Kristen Reed report from the Coney Island Gospel Assembly Church, where volunteers are coordinating relief for area residents.
Businesses are coming back to life in the areas of the city most affected by Hurricane Sandy. The city’s Department of Small Business Services provides many resources.
After Hurricane Sandy, 8.5 million people were left in the dark, some for two weeks or more. The failure of the power grid left many people wondering where the system went wrong.
Post-Sandy topics include continuing efforts to bring light and heat to thousands, the power grid, and tips on how to put traumatic events in perspective for children.
This edition of MetroFocus explores storm-related topics, from the continuing efforts to bring light and heat to thousands, to tips on how to put traumatizing events in perspective for children.
Nearly a third of office space in Lower Manhattan is shuttered after Sandy. Small trading firms had many steps to climb to get their business online again.
Drawing on their member networks and organization skills, groups mobilize to aid hurricane victims and add disaster relief to their services.