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 surprise: Last year's Superstorm hit close to home for the long distance swimmer. Nyad told CBSNews. Read More
BY Melanie Mignucci
on Jul 31, 2013
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. Read More
BY Shelby L Thompson
in Eat Me
on Apr 03, 2013
If you’re a Beastie Boys fan, chances are you know how much the boys like food. And what’s “cheaper than a hot dog with no mustard”? FREE. In response to Hurricane Sandy's devastation of the Rockaways, Beastie Boy Michael "Mike D" Diamond and his restaurateur friend Robert McKinley have partnered with the local community to bring the Rockaways free food.
Mike D told GOOD,
“Rob and I went out [to the Rockaways] very shortly after Sandy. We saw right away all these people living without any power, without any businesses being open, and therefore, no food. 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 that can cheer up those who have lost their homes, power, or even family and friends, it’s Karlie Kloss in haute couture. 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 funds for hurricane relief. 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 homes.
Almost two months later, the impact of Hurricane Sandy can still be seen around New York City and the surrounding areas. Read More
BY Bridgette Miller
on Dec 13, 2012
If you missed the very first PAJAMARAMA! night at Videology in Brooklyn, then you missed a hair-raising good time as BUST editors Molly Simms and Emily Rems presented the John Waters hit Hairspray. Luckily, PAJAMARAMA! is back with another opportunity for you to enjoy a classic slumber party movie handpicked by an awesome lady.
This month, Salon senior writer and author Mary Elizabeth Williams has selected Earth Girls Are Easy, the weird and wonderful 1988 sci-fi sex comedy with a killer cast (Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey, Julie Brown, Damon Wayans). Read More
BY Kari Belsheim
on Nov 30, 2012
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 studio album, Shields, Grizzly Bear proved that their experimental pop sound is still going strong. 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 evening kicks off with a square dance, hosted by NYC Barn Dance. 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 and up-and-coming brands. This special show will feature retailers, showrooms, and restaurants in the LES, Nolita, and East Village. Read More