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 ... Read More
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.
Created in the late 2000s by the former ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Read More