Hurricane Sandy News from Local Businesses - Manhattan
The superstorm Sandy (dubbed by news media as 'Frankenstorm') rocked the NYC area, and many businesses in Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs have been affected.
Local businesses throughout the area--including downtown Manhattan, the Financial District, Battery Park City, Midtown, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, Chelsea, Chinatown, Greenwich Village, Washington Heights, SoHo, TriBeCa, Harlem, and the Lower East Side--are rising to the challenge of repairing our area and helping out. Beyond donating food, water, emergency goods, clothing, and money towards relief, you can help by supporting your local businesses as they rebuild.
Scroll through to find the latest news and what businesses are doing to help.
United Way of New York City
United Way of New York City is awarding $100,000 in grants to local community-based organizations that were severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy in some of the most devastated communities.
Selected grantees were each damaged by the Hurricane but have found ways to continue to serve their clients. The grant money will provide these organizations with immediate relief.
The organizations receiving grants in Manhattan are: Asian-American For Equality, The Bowery Mission, Chinese-American Planning Council, The Father's Heart Ministries, Hamilton Madison House, and Henry Street Settlement.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many of us are wondering how we can help and how we can get our kids involved. Elliott's Classes will be collecting donations of NEW items for kids in distressed situations, including apparel, shoes, books, toys, baby products, and home goods. This is an excellent opportunity for you to involve your children in shopping for some of their favorite items to donate to the children who were affected by this tragedy. Donations will be accepted through Wednesday, Nov. 21 at our headquarters at 131 W. 86th St.
Lucky Strike Manhattan
Lucky Strike Manhattan located in Hell's Kitchen on 42nd Street and 12th Avenue will be reopening at 4pm on Friday, Nov. 16th.
RCN customers in Manhattan and Queens can get up-to-date news on our service and our service rebuilding effort after the hurricane at our dedicated webpage: