Last month, we reported on Diana Nyad’s incredible 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida. Now Nyad is doing something even cooler: she’s swimming for Superstorm Sandy relief. Diana certainly doesn't cease to amaze us!
As a part of “Nyad: Swim for Relief,” Nyad will be in New York City, swimming a total of 48 continuous hours in order to raise funds for the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. Her cause certainly doesn't come as a ... Read More
Here’s a feel-good story for the end of your day:
Brooklyn-based independent bookseller Kicks Books thought their entire stock of paperbacks was lost when Hurricane Sandy flooded their warehouse in October 2012. But thanks to rapid community organization, speedy volunteers and “the best coffee in the world,” Kicks Books has restored its stock and is issuing reprints of the six books it has on its roster.
Created in the late 2000s by the former ... Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Jan 17, 2013
Blogs like The Gloss and Slate have already started calling attention to (read: shitting on) a Vogue shoot featured in the magazine’s February issue. The shoot shows top models posing with various Hurricane Sandy relief and emergency workers, such as members of the Coast Guard and a group of firemen. Annie Leibovitz, who photographed the spread, even saw fit to pose the models in areas that were hit by the hurricane. Because if there’s anything ... Read More
BY Dre Grigoropol
on Jan 09, 2013
There are many people out there who still have not recovered from the tremendous chaos that was brought to the East Coast by Hurricane Sandy. To lend a hand, two of New York’s favorite zinesters—Kate Angell and Katie Wadkins—organized a benefit at the Bluestocking Bookstore and activist center.
During this event, there will be zinemakers reading from their work, and plenty of zines have been donated to raise ... Read More
BY Jennifer Welsing
on Dec 21, 2012
Crate and Barrel has generously donated $100 on behalf of BUST to Rebuilding Together and their Disaster Relief Program for Hurricane Sandy.
Rebuilding Together is a non-profit organization that helps low-income home owners with repairs and renovations across the United States. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, this organization is using their Disaster Relief Program to help the families in need that were affected by the storm to reconstruct damaged and destroyed ... Read More
Four NYC indie rock darlings are coming together for Hurricane Sandy relief! A benefit concert on December 14th at Terminal 5 will donate all proceeds to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.
Sleigh Bells, a duo from Brooklyn, will be blowing out our eardrums with their heavy brand of noise pop. They’ve now got two albums out and are working on a third with a possible release date in 2013.
With the release of their fourth ... Read More
Country music fans out there, here’s an event that benefits a great cause and promises to be memorable: the Jalopy Theatre and friends have organized a benefit for Brooklyn’s Red Hook community, which was severely damaged by hurricane Sandy. This show will benefit Restore Red Hook, which aims to raise funds to help the small businesses of Red Hook, Brooklyn reopen their doors as soon as possible after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.
The ... Read More
Want to get amazing discounts on some holiday shopping this year (and maybe score some awesome stuff for yourself) while helping out with the Superstorm Sandy hurricane relief efforts? Then come out this Friday and Saturday, November 16th and 17th, to the Capsule Neighborhood Network in New York City.
Capsule is a fashion and lifestyle trade event that is offered in cities around the world, showcasing a mix of high end and independent designers ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Nov 14, 2012
Artist and designer Mike Perry opted to celebrate the release of his monograph Wondering Around Wandering in a non-traditional way: instead of a standard launch party, Perry created a pop-up exhibition of the same name in his Brooklyn neighborhood. The warehouse-turned-gallery eventually gained a new use as a community art space, playing host to pumpkin-painting parties, school groups, art workshops, and performances.
As with all good things, Wondering Around ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Nov 05, 2012
It’s been a week since Hurricane Sandy started making her way up the Northeast, and despite the valiant efforts of police, firefighters, and good old-fashioned volunteers, there is an unbelievable amount of clean-up and reconstruction that needs to be done.
This short film by fashion photographer and director Poppy de Villeneuve gives a sobering view of conditions in the Rockaways, a beach community in Queens (and one of my favorite places in New ... Read More