Posts tagged "hurricane sandy"

Now You Can Buy Collegiate Bath Products For Charity!

It's already been two years since Hurricane Sandy, and the nightmare it caused for New York City and its neighbors is far from forgotten. When Beauty Bar founder Jennifer Walsh lead a six-month volunteer movement in the hard-hit Rockaways, she saw the storm's massive devastation firsthand. Walsh was inspired to give back, so she launched a

By: Claire Hannum / October 31, 2014

Woman Who Lost Her Wedding Dress In Hurricane Sandy Has It Returned Almost Two Years Later

When Hurricane Sandy hit, Nicole Pagliaro's wedding dress was at a dry cleaners in the South Beach area of Staten Island. She was married in the summer of 2012, and just before the storm, she'd dropped the dress off to be cleaned and boxed. The neighborhood was ravaged by Sandy, and when Nicole's husband Michael…

By: Claire Hannum / July 29, 2014

Lots Of People Got Knocked Up During Hurricane Sandy

So what were people doing without TV, internet and power during Hurricane Sandy? Those of us who weren't gorging on non-perishable snacks, stalking strangers on Facebook and looking for their drag queen dopplegangers (I had power!) or confronting various existential life crisis were entertaining themselves the old-fashioned way. SEX. According to the CityScape OB/GYN i…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 2, 2013

Update: The Hurricane Sandy Squatter Who Wouldn’t Leave Has Finally Left The Building

Some of you asked for an update on the story we ran a couple of weeks ago about Philadelphia homeowner Melissa Frost's struggle to get rid of a violent squatter from her property. A day after our article ran, the Philadelphia City Paper also ran a piece on the case, and identified the man a…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 8, 2013

This Hurricane Sandy Spread In Vogue Is Kinda Pushing It

Vogue isn't exactly known for its sensitivity to, um, sensitive issues, and that's fine. It is, after all, a fashion and society magazine, not The Atlantic. But every once in a while the international publication comes at us with something controversial, something so tone-deaf (see: longtime contributor Joan Juliet Buck's complimentary portrait of Syrian first

By: Rachel Krause / January 16, 2013

This Week In Style: Vogue/CFDA Raises $1.7 Million For Hurricane Sandy Relief

Vogue and the CFDA spare no effort when they join forces for causes like Obama's reelection. Their most charitable venture to date? Their latest fundraising initiative, Fashion for Sandy Relief, brought in $1.7 million for the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. [Fashionista] Today in TERRIFYING: a woman who received a $20,000 stem-cell facelift…

By: Rachel Krause / December 22, 2012

7 Great Performances From Last Night’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert

Last night, a whole mess of iconic musicians got together for the epic "12-12-12" Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert, which aired on a number of different TV networks and lasted nearly six hours. While the show was definitely lacking in female performers -- where were New York City legends like Patti Smith or Bette Midler?! --…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 13, 2012

Vintage Love Letters Found Among Hurricane Sandy Debris

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, amid a mess of displaced personal items, a miracle has emerged: 57 vintage love letters were discovered yesterday in the debris. Even more surprising is how they found their way to Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey — and that they're still legible. It was a 14-year-old boy who stumbled upon the soggy…

By: YourTango.com / November 19, 2012

Newlyweds Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel Volunteer With Hurricane Sandy Relief

Newlyweds Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel returned from their honeymoon and immediately helped with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in the Rockaways in Queens, NY. [PopCrush] Speaking of Justin, today in bogus celebrity gossip, Justin Bieber supposedly reached out to Justin Timberlake for post-breakup relationship advice. [Celeb Dirty Laundry] Anne Hathaway basically starved herself to play Fantine i…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 12, 2012

New York, New Jersey Forced To Evacuate Again

The Nor'easter threatening the already-battered Atlantic Coast is weakening, but New York and New Jersey are still ordering evacuations ahead of the storm, which is already pelting Washington with ice and stirring seas as high as 7.5 feet off New York. In New York City, parks and beaches have been closed, construction halted, and 770 flight…

By: Newser / November 7, 2012

You Don’t Need To Adopt An Animal In Order To Save Its Life

Meet Sunny. He's not my kitten, but he's staying with me for a little while -- my little furry eight-week-old Hurricane Sandy refugee (he is presently chasing his tail). As much as I'd love to, I can't keep Sunny, because I already have two cats of my own, and my boyfriend will murder me if…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 6, 2012

8 Ways To Help Hurricane Sandy Victims Beyond Donating To The Red Cross

If you watched the Hurricane Sandy relief telethon and texted $10 to the Red Cross when Bruce rocked or Christina crooned, then you are certainly not alone. The telethon raised $23 million dollars for Sandy's victims. But some of you may be wondering how you can do more. And you may want to know that your money…

By: The Stir / November 5, 2012

Makeup Bag: Beauty When The Lights Go Out

For much of the past week, it's been tough to even think about beauty, let alone write about it. Hurricane Sandy left much of the tristate area, including my beloved New York City, in a state of disaster and disarray that claimed more lives and homes than I think any of us had pictured whe…

By: Rachel Krause / November 5, 2012

Make Bea Arthur Proud! LGBT Teen Center Destroyed By Sandy Needs Your Help

When flawless "Golden Girls" star Bea Arthur passed away, she left a bucket of money to the Ali Forney Center in New York City, a shelter for LGBTQ teenagers. Ali Forney was a drop-in day center for kids who were thrown out of their homes or ran away from home when their families would not…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 5, 2012

While People Suffer Post-Sandy, Fashion People Continue To Be Horrible

Hey guys, I know there was a hurricane last week that displaced hundreds of thousands of people within the tri-state area, but the real sufferers? The fashion elite. While the poors had to negotiate finding their next meal and acquiring adequate clothing and shelter, downtown fashionistas had to trudge all the way to the Upper…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 5, 2012

New York Magazine’s Incredible Hurricane Sandy Cover

Such an astonishing photo, which shows how half of Manhattan went black when the power went out following Hurricane Sandy. There are still many people without power, heat, and hot water who need our help, so please check out this list of resources. [NYMag.com]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 5, 2012

Derek Zoolander Provides Really, Really Ridiculously Good-Looking Help To Those In Need In Brooklyn

Oh hey, this is just a picture of Ben Stiller volunteering to help Hurricane Sandy victims in Brooklyn yesterday. And again, for ways you can help, check out this amazing list of opportunities.

By: Julie Gerstein / November 3, 2012

3 Reasons The New York City Marathon Should Be Cancelled

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is facing bitter criticism over his decision to hold the New York City Marathon as scheduled on Sunday, just days after Hurricane Sandy devastated much of Gotham. Nowhere was the outrage more palpable than in Staten Island. That's the borough where the massive, world-famous race will start, and it's also the part of the city that…

By: The Week / November 2, 2012

Get Nailed With Miss Pop: Waiting For Lightning To Strike

It was a dark and stormy Monday night… Before Sandy took my electricity, cell reception, and internet connection, I painted my nails with this look. I was inspired by that quietly terrifying moment, right before the storm, when the sky feels like an ominous crystal ball. My heart goes out to all the people who…

By: Simcha / November 2, 2012

New Yorkers Rail Against Marathon Plans

As New Yorkers pick up the pieces in Sandy's wake, they're tearing something else to pieces: the city's plan to hold Sunday's New York City Marathon as scheduled. Outrage has been growing since Mayor Bloomberg's green-light announcement on Wednesday. Here's why: The starting point: As the Atlantic Wire explains, the race is slotted to kick off in Staten Island, which…

By: Newser / November 2, 2012
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