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08.13.13 Andy Cush

At around noon today, a group of protesters associated with Occupy Sandy arrived at the Women’s National Republican Club on West 51st Street, just in time for a fundraiser ostensibly to benefit the likely presidential campaign of Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). Bags of garbage slung conspicuously over their backs, clad in yellow and red trash-collectors’ […]

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01.10.13 Andy Cush

Infighting between several groups doing hurricane relief work in Red Hook–including Occupy Sandy and Occupy Red Hook–has caused several workers to abandon the cause in protest. The dispute appears to involve the surprising level of cooperation Occupy groups in the area have had with the NYPD, NYCHA, and the offices of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and […]

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12.03.12 Andy Cush

In the above video from the Occupy Sandy media team, two Rockaways residents send a highly personal message to Mayor Bloomberg about the nature of his response to Hurricane Sandy. The first speaks about the mayor’s refusals to allow state and federal agencies to come in and assist with relief, while the second, an older […]

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11.29.12 Lily Streeter

Last night, the Exxon Mobil station on 2nd street and Avenue C unwittingly became the subject of a guerilla projection stunt that managed to draw nearly 100 people. Seeking to draw a connection between climate change, the oil industry, and Hurricane Sandy, the film was projected high onto the walls of the gas station using […]

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11.19.12 Andy Cush

In response to NYCHA chief John Rhea’s statement that the city’s repayment of rent to public housing residents who’ve been without utilities the past few weeks is akin to “a nice little Christmas present,” and to Occupy Sandy’s ongoing hurricane relief efforts in the Rockaways and elsewhere, performance art pranksters the Yes Men have written […]

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11.09.12 Andy Cush

With power back on in Manhattan and most of the city’s subways running at pre-storm capacity, it’s easy to fall into the belief that a week and a half after Hurricane Sandy made landfall, New York City has returned to a state of relative normalcy. On the Rockaway Peninsula, however, just 12 miles southeast of […]

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11.06.12 Marina Galperina

If you want to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy, including those in the most devastated areas, please volunteer or donate money or supplies or to local organizations with boots on the ground like Occupy Sandy. The relief effort needs: blankets, candles, flashlights, lights, water, food, batteries, diapers and wipes, gloves and masks, rubber, boots, shovels, […]

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