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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.

Cooler used to transport organs from donor to transplant recipient. One donor can supply organs to eight different people. Photo courtesy of BioEthics.net.
John Farley  |  October 16, 2011 7:15 PM | Comments
If you are a registered organ donor and you die, your organs can potentially save the lives of eight people. Here's how to become a donor in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Names of victims etched into the parapets of the reflecting pools. Flickr/Phillip Kalantzis Cope
Bridget Leahy  |  October 13, 2011 12:49 PM | 1 Comment
The 9/11 Memorial, "Reflecting Absence," officially opened on the 10th anniversary of the attacks. Here's how to plan and prepare your visit.
Ziplining at Hunter Mountain  last fall! October is the peak time for fall foilage. Photo courtesy of offmanhattan
Bridget Leahy  |  October 4, 2011 2:43 PM | 1 Comment
Do autumn's bucolic offerings seem out of reach from your perch in a Manhattan skyscraper? We've got five easy day trips that will jumpstart your fall experience.
Coney Island in winter. Flickr/Roman Glukhoy.
John Farley  |  October 3, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
The cold months can get monotonous. Fortunately, a few intrepid New Yorkers have recognized the need for an extended August. Here's where to go when you need that summer feeling.
September 9, 2011 6:26 PM | Comments
MetroFocus mined the Federal Emergency Management Agency's website for information on what to do in the event of a terrorist attack.
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Sam Lewis  |  August 30, 2011 3:24 PM | Updated: August 30 4:29 PM | 6 Comments
Here's what residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut can do to make sure they receive fair treatment from their insurer.
in New York, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Karen Duffy  |  August 26, 2011 1:17 PM | 1 Comment
Karen Duffy, known as "Duff," isn't just a journalist, actor, model and bestselling-author. She's also a trained community emergency responder. Her advice? Create a kit, make a plan and stay informed.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  August 4, 2011 12:37 PM | 2 Comments
In an effort to make New York's cultural treasures more accessible to all, The Alliance for the Arts has created cultural guides for seniors in all five boroughs.
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Bridget Leahy  |  July 21, 2011 2:13 PM | 1 Comment
Now that New York's Marriage Equality Act is in effect, here's what you need to know to tie the knot.
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Mahalet Dejene  |  July 20, 2011 4:19 PM | 5 Comments
Out late and in need of a bathroom? There's an app for that! Can't seem to figure what kind of tree you're looking at? There's an app! Need restaurant reservations? Yes, app!
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