Red Hook is a remarkably close-knit and neighborly community. Sandy tested that social infrastructure but did not damage it, even though half the neighborhood lacks power and hundreds of residents have lost piles of personal possessions and family memorabilia.
Hurricane Sandy gained strength on Monday as it barreled north across the Atlantic and began an expected sharp turn west toward New York, New Jersey, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. It was expected to make landfall by Monday evening. As of … Continue reading
On Monday, President Obama surveyed the damage after Hurricane Isaac swept through Louisiana and Mississippi. In a press conference in St. John the Baptist Parish just outside of New Orleans, Obama praised federal agencies for their quick response and their … Continue reading