Below is some vital information for you during this time.
MFY Legal Services will be offering a free legal workshop from 10-5PM for those affected by Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 at the District Office of Councilwoman Rosie Mendez:
- Our office is located on 14th Street at 237 First Avenue, Room 504.
- To access our office, please dial "501" on the intercom button to the left of the building entrance doors. Your call will be answered by one of our staff members who will let you into the building.
Staff from MFY Legal Services will be available to assist you with:
- Legal Assistance On Consumer, Housing and Unemployment Issues
- Assistance Applying For Replacement Food Stamp/SNAP Benefits
- Assistance Applying For FEMA Benefits
For more information, please contact:
Emergency Poll Site Relocation in CD-2:
The Poll Site located at Bard H.S.E.C.; PS—97 (525 East Houston Street, 10002) has been moved to PS—188/196 located at 442 East Houston Street, 10002
Manhattan BOE borough office is closed. Operations temporarily relocated to: 450 West 33rd Street, 10Flr New York, NY 10001 Tel: 1. 212.465.0503 Fax: 1. 212.465.2135
You can also text "NYCVOTES" to 877-877 and follow the prompts to find your poll site. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m.
HRA Building Closures: Please call 311 to check if the following HRA sites will be opened.
- 109 East 16th Street
- 12 West 14th Street
- 462 First Avenue (Bellevue)
- 2 Washington Street
- 180 Water Street
Request for Replacement of Food (SNAP): http://www.nyc.gov/html/hra/downloads/pdf/snap_form_2291a.pdf
Note: HRA has a special fax line for replacement FS/SNAP requests, for SNAP recipients who lost food due to Hurricane Sandy: 917-639-1111.
HRA has asked that requesters include their address, SSN and contact phone number on the form.
Recipients in the Lower East Side may now use SNAP benefits to purchase hot and prepared foods if purchased at authorized retailers, such as grocery stores that accept EBT.
LifeNet Crisis Hot Line/Linea de Ayuda para Crisis: 1-800-543-3638 & Español 1-877-298-3373
Blanket distribution sites:
- 419 West 17th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues Manhattan 1pm-5pm
- Pitt Street and East Houston Street 1pm-5pm
Manhattan day time warming Centers:
- City Hall Senior Center 100 Gold Street Manhattan 11 AM to 5 PM
- Community Lounge 155 East 22nd Street Manhattan 9 AM to 5 PM
- Good Companions Senior Center 334 Madison Street Manhattan 9 AM to 3 PM
- Project Find Woodstock Senior Center 127 West 43rd Street Manhattan 9 AM to 5 PM
- Sirovich Senior Center 331 East 12th Street Manhattan 8 AM to 8 PM
- UJC Adult Luncheon Club 15-17 Bialystoker Place Manhattan 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Manhattan Warming Shelter:
George Washington High School, 549 Audubon Avenue between Fort George Avenue and West 193rd Street
BUS PICKUP From L.E.S. Located at: Seward Park High School, 350 Grand Street between Ludlow and Essex Streets
Brooklyn Warming Shelter:
John Jay High School, 237 Seventh Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets Bklyn, NY. No BUS PICKUPS from MANHATTAN
- Manhattan Seward Park HS 350 Grand St, New York, NY 10002 Evacuation Center Only
- Manhattan John Jay College 445 W 59 St, New York, NY 10019 Special Medical Needs Only
- Manhattan Hunter College 695 Park Av, New York, NY 10065 All populations
Brooklyn Emergency Shelters:
- Brooklyn John Jay HS 237 7 Av, Brooklyn, NY 11215 All populations
- Brooklyn Park Slope Armory 361 15 St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 Special Medical Needs Only
To request and offer assistance in the East Village and Lower East Side Contact:
- Red Cross: www.redcross.org.
- Public school closures and city services: www.nyc.gov/html/index.html.
- Good Old Lower East Side: http://www.goles.org/
- LES Recovers: https://lowereastside.recovers.org.
- NYC Service: http://www.nycservice.org/
- Brad Hoylman Disaster Relief: 11/5/12 Show up at either 12 p.m. or 3 p.m. at the Fulton Center Auditorium (119 9th Ave between 17th and 18th Streets) to go door-to-door at Fulton Houses to assess residents' needs.
- 11/5/12 Show up at 4 p.m. at Westbeth (55 Bethune Street Washington and West Streets) to help carry water and other supplies to residents.
Assistance for small businesses which suffered losses due to the storm: http://www.nyc.gov/html/sbs/nycbiz/html/home/home.shtml
If your property was damaged log on to: http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/nycsevereweather/damage_form.shtml This will help the City estimate the extent of the damage and the amount of emergency funds needed.
Residents and business owners who qualify can begin to apply for aid from FEMA: http://www.disasterassistance.gov/ or call 1-800-621-3362
For Disaster assistance/housing assistance call: 1-800-621-3362
For a disaster loan: www.sba.gov or http://www.fema.gov/news-release/federal-aid-programs-state-new-york-disaster-recovery-2
Conserve Power in NYC: Con Edison is urging customers in the areas of Mid- and Lower Manhattan to conserve energy while crews continue work to reinforce the company's underground electrical and steam systems. Refrain from using non-essential appliances, such as washers and dryers. Con Edison also asks building owners to limit use of certain elevator banks or other equipment.
Buildings: DOB's Post-Storm Advisory page with helpful reminders and information for constituents: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/html/news/storm_update.shtml