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The subway comes back, in GIF. 
datanews:

Since Sandy left town, we’ve been downloading MTA subway-recovery maps to feed WNYC’s Changing Trains map. Our Steve Melendez put them together in a time-lapse GIF. Click through to the full-size image.

The subway comes back, in GIF. 

datanews:

Since Sandy left town, we’ve been downloading MTA subway-recovery maps to feed WNYC’s Changing Trains map. Our Steve Melendez put them together in a time-lapse GIF. Click through to the full-size image.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reports 1st cost estimate: $50B damage & economic loss to region, $33 billion damage & economic loss to New York State. MTC 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reports 1st cost estimate: $50B damage & economic loss to region, $33 billion damage & economic loss to New York State. MTC 

micropolisnyc:

Justin Bieber cupcakes for sale — for Hurricane Sandy relief.

I spent yesterday boxing clothes, hauling crates of water and yes, eating baked goods and delicious Indian food in Jackson Heights. There were probably dozens, if not hundreds of relief efforts across New York over the weekend, and it’s interesting to imagine how each of them channeled the spirit of their respective communities.

In Jackson Heights, you could watch young white professionals and Latino men volunteering alongside Pakistani mothers. The food sales included those Bieber cupcakes and red velvet cake as well as pulao, pakoras and some rather excellent Indian chicken sandwiches made by a local chef.

The day’s effort netted several thousand dollars, as well as several van-loads (and SUV and car-loads) of donations to places in Far Rockaway and nearby.

If there was one frustration, it was getting WAY too many clothes, then being told over the phone that many dropoff centers weren’t taking any clothes.

What I’m told they definitely do need are things like generators, and lights, and tents. And of course, sustained attention.

Animal Haven shelter in SoHo is looking for donations of linens, paper towels, cleaning supplies and rubber gloves. They have been caring for 60 dogs and cats with no power. 

Animal Haven shelter in SoHo is looking for donations of linens, paper towels, cleaning supplies and rubber gloves. They have been caring for 60 dogs and cats with no power. 

Has anyone gotten these alerts? This from WQXR producer Kim Nowacki Says Kim: “Don’t remember signing up for these, probably during the last hurricane. Comes with a scary alarm.”

Has anyone gotten these alerts? This from WQXR producer Kim Nowacki Says Kim: “Don’t remember signing up for these, probably during the last hurricane. Comes with a scary alarm.”

Sandy’s approach did not deter these dog-walkers crossing the Union Street Bridge on the Gowanus earlier. 

Sandy’s approach did not deter these dog-walkers crossing the Union Street Bridge on the Gowanus earlier. 

Embeddable Resources from WNYC ahead of Hurricane Sandy: 
SANDY TRACKERhttp://wny.cc/sandy-trackerSTORM-SURGE FLOOD ZONES (NY & NJ)http://wny.cc/storm-surgeNYC EVACUATION ZONES (only NYC)http://wny.cc/EvacZones

Embeddable Resources from WNYC ahead of Hurricane Sandy: 

SANDY TRACKER
http://wny.cc/sandy-tracker

STORM-SURGE FLOOD ZONES (NY & NJ)
http://wny.cc/storm-surge

NYC EVACUATION ZONES (only NYC)
http://wny.cc/EvacZones

Video of the 1938 hurricane, via LAT. Stay safe, and and follow WNYC’s blog for news and coverage.

blackandwtf:

1938
Katharine Hepburn on surviving the “Long Island Express” hurricane: “My God. It was something devastating—and unreal—like the beginning of the world—or the end of it—and I slogged and sloshed, crawled through ditches and hung on to keep going somehow—got drenched and bruised and scratched—completely bedraggled—finally got to where there was a working phone and called Dad.” 

blackandwtf:

1938

Katharine Hepburn on surviving the “Long Island Express” hurricane: “My God. It was something devastating—and unreal—like the beginning of the world—or the end of it—and I slogged and sloshed, crawled through ditches and hung on to keep going somehow—got drenched and bruised and scratched—completely bedraggled—finally got to where there was a working phone and called Dad.” 

Interactive Hurricane Evacuation Zone Map