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How To Help After Sandy: Thanksgiving Week Edition

The need for volunteers and donations is especially acute this year, due to Hurricane Sandy. There are many ways to donate time or money in New York, New Jersey, and Long Island.

The New York Art Foundry studio was completely flooded after the banks of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn were breached by Hurricane Sandy's storm surge. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  November 14, 2012 7:05 PM | Updated: November 14, 2012 5:00 PM | Comments
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. VIDEO
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November 4, 2012 9:20 PM | Updated: Nov. 8, 2012 11:35 AM | 4 Comments
Many in the region are struggling: here's how you can help others and get help for yourself and your family.
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Georgia Kral and Perry Santanachote for NYC-ARTS  |  September 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
More than just political actions are planned to mark the first year of the Occupy movement.VIDEO
The Tribute in Light shines two beams into the night sky, which call to memory the Twin Towers. Flickr/ arijit-saha.
Georgia Kral  |  September 7, 2012 6:45 AM | 3 Comments
Visit the official 9/11 memorial, attend a performance, walk for tolerance or look up to the Tribute in Light.
Expect to see colorful costumes at the West Indian American Day Carnival. Flickr/ PaulSteinJC
Georgia Kral  |  August 29, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
New York City is always exciting. Here are our on what to do on the last weekend of the summer.
A group of students express their gratitude to the donors after receiving needed supplies. Photo courtesy of Donors Choose.
huangm  |  August 21, 2012 4:00 AM | 5 Comments
See where to pick up free back-to-school supplies and learn about programs and sites that match donors and schools in need.
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Christina Mulligan  |  August 17, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
This election season, share your views -- or argue them -- with political clubs, meetup groups and debaters. Join a group, or just be their guest at talks, social hours, organizing events and more.
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Esha Ray  |  August 10, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
If you have limited income, you don't have to pay a hefty price for a lawyer or legal advice. Many nonprofits and law firms provide free or low-cost legal services.
Clinic doctors with a WCCC patient. Phtoo courtesy of WCMC/John Abbott.
Esha Ray  |  August 1, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
The Affordable Care Act individual mandate will go into effect in 2014. If you need health care now, keep well with the help of these free and low-cost health clinics around the city.
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