21 November 2012
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12 November 2012
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I was at a volunteer station in Staten Island this weekend when I recognized a man. I remembered taking his photo on Christmas Day last year, in Greenwich Village. The holiday-themed caption was: “Count Your Blessings.” How fitting that I’d discover him one year later, on the other side of the city, helping with hurricane relief.

5 November 2012
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I discovered these four on a devastated street in New Dorp. They were cleaning debris out of a flooded house. The couple on the left is from Harlem. The couple on the right is from Ireland. They met this morning on the Staten Island Ferry, and decided to spend the day volunteering together.

To complete the circle, they were all HONY fans. :) 

5 November 2012
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In this week’s matchup, the Staten Island Hurricanes take on Hurricane Sandy. Staten Island favored by three touchdowns.

5 November 2012
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In times of crisis, we realize the mass amount of manpower and infrastructure underlying those resources we take for granted. This truck was driven into Staten Island by FuelReliefFund.org, a charity that specializes in delivering fuel to disaster areas. A little less romantic than handing out food and blankets, but such important work. Their motto: “The next best thing to food, water, and shelter.”

5 November 2012
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Volunteers from the Staten Island Muslim-American Society, heading back to their car for more supplies. 

4 November 2012
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Seen on Staten Island.

4 November 2012
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Firefighters from FDNY Engine 228. When I was taking the photo, a bystander leaned in and whispered: “They aren’t even on the job. It’s their day off.”

4 November 2012
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"She roared, she soared, from Atlantic shore.

All the way to Manhattan’s core.

She came, she went, we saw,

she left us all in awe.

We sketch, we plan, we draw,

we could not escape her claw.”

3 November 2012
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Seen in Sea Gate, Brooklyn.

2 November 2012
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A Sheepshead Bay woman salvages what she can from her drowned spice garden. She didn’t speak English, but she did her best to show me where the water leaked through her doorframe. Walking through the affected areas, I was struck by how eager people were to share their stories. They seemed relieved to see somebody with a camera.

2 November 2012
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Currently in line for the Jay Street shuttle between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Looks can be decieving though. I’ve only been in line for about 15 minutes and I’m almost on a bus. Seems to me the MTA is doing a great job keeping the blood flowing during all of this.

2 November 2012
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Seen in Breezy Point, Queens.

1 November 2012
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Seen in Breezy Point, Queens.

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