Gokhan Karakollukcu never imagined that the placid waters beyond Emmons Avenue would blast apart his café's windows one late and horrifying October night last year.
When we launched the Brooklyn Bureau with City Limits in early 2012, we hoped the news site would tell the personal stories of Brooklynites too often unheard. And when Superstorm Sandy crashed into our coastline last fall, we knew the Bureau’s reporters would get the story right—and stay on it through the months to follow.
Above: Emmons Avenue in Sheepshead Bay during Superstorm Sandy.
Photos: Brooklyn Community Foundation Convenes Relief Agencies and Community Groups to Address Post-Storm Mold and Rebuilding Challenges
On Friday, March 1st, leaders from 20 community-based nonprofit organizations and city, state, and national agencies gathered at the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s DUMBO offices to discuss current successes and challenges related to mold remediation and removal, and physical repair and rehabilitation, in homes and small businesses damaged by Superstorm Sandy in the Brooklyn communities of
$25,000 challenge grant to be used for general operating support. A key goal is to generate a high level of participation, especially among the leadership of the Brooklyn Chinese-American community, as well as other stakeholders.
Support for Ballet's Boy's Dance and Fitness program, which also reaches out to boys with special needs.
GOS for Midwood Kosher food pantry with broad distribution to individuals and community groups that also distribute food; funds will also allow CRE to assess internal capacity as first step toward ensuring the organization's long term sustainability and growth.