hurricane sandy /


November 5, 2012


rewind matra brathwaite No Comments

I took the above picture last Thursday. Three days after Hurricane Sandy blew into town. Two full days after having the devastation that she left behind fully ingrained into my consciousness. On Thursday, I walked around Brooklyn, surveyed the damage, talked to people, shared stories, found ways to be helpful and felt my beloved city take in the warmth and hope from its citizens. At one crosswalk, I happened to glance up and saw these red hearts dangling from a wire. Now, I’m used to seeing ghost shoes but this was the first time I had ever seen a pair of red hearts. As cheesy as it sounds, I felt a camaraderie with whoever had thrown them up there. I couldn’t be sure that it was because of Hurricane Sandy...


October 31, 2012


Hurricane Sandy has already come and gone but she left in her wake a LOT of devastation. NYC is trying to get back on its feet after the storm and many of my friends and family throughout the entire tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT) are still dealing with loss of power, flooding, etc. The amount of people who have lost their homes and are still without power is staggering. The recovery from this storm is going to take a while and many people are going to need all the help they can get. Having lived here my whole life and experiencing a few disasters (some natural and some not), the one thing about us New Yorkers is that we’re pretty resilient. We’re never down for long. If you would like to donate...