Friday, November 2, 2012
Eater has a comprehensive list of restaurants that are open or you can follow the #openinNYC twitter tag. If you have cabin fever, check them out and tip your servers well, the undoubtably had to work hard just to get there.
Lots of community organizations are seeking volunteers to help with donations, cooking, and delivering food to affected areas. Whether it's dropping off much needed water and paper goods to the drive at PS 32 for the Red Hook Houses or connecting with the Red Hook Initiative help out. NYC council member Stephen Levin is collecting supplies for Rockaways, BreezyPoint and Coney Island. You can drop off toiletries, diapers, insulin, batteries, and flashlights at his office at 410 Atlantic Ave. Follow him on twitter for more info. And here are some more resources for how to help around the city and in NJ.
These are just some of the ways you can pitch in. Reach out in your own neighborhood if you can and again, don't forget the small businesses--listen to Allison Robicelli on Heritage Radio, maker of the fantastic cupcakes seen above, describing the Sandy aftermath as a business in Zone A. Shop local and encourage your friends and family to do the same, your community needs you.