Senator Squadron Hosts New York After Sandy Resource Fair and Community Conversation

Daniel L. Squadron

December 10, 2012

Event Brings Together Agencies, Utilities, Organizations With Residents & Businesses In Need to Create One-Stop Post-Sandy Shop

Conversation on Long-Term Recovery & Preparations Gives New Yorkers a Chance to Make Their Voices Heard as City, State, Federal Governments Plan Next Steps

NEW YORK -- State Senator Daniel Squadron hosted New York After Sandy, a resource fair and community conversation for NYC residents and businesses yesterday in Brooklyn and Manhattan, bringing together hundreds of New Yorkers. 

The one-stop shop connected residents and business owners in need with government agencies, utility companies, social and legal service organizations, volunteer groups, and other organizations that provided help ahead of disaster assistance deadlines. A full list of participating organizations is included below.

Senator Squadron's office also hosted a community conversation as part of the event, providing New Yorkers with a direct opportunity to make their voices heard on NYC's long-term recovery and how the city can prepare for future emergencies. The ideas discussed during the conversation will shape Senator Squadron's work at home and in Albany to push for vital emergency and relief programs and infrastructure improvements.

Participating organizations and elected officials included:

Government Agencies: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), New York City Human Resource Administration (HRA), New York City Police Department (NYPD), NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), NYC Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR), NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), Office of the New York State Comptroller, Office of the New York City Comptroller

Utilities: Con Edison, Verizon

Legal Services: MFY Legal Services, Legal Services NYC/Brooklyn Legal Services

Social Services: Henry Street Settlement, University Settlement

Volunteer Organizations: NYC Service, Occupy Sandy

Business Organizations: Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Alliance, Lower East Side Business Improvement District

Elected Officials: The event was sponsored by State Senator Daniel Squadron, in conjunction with U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressmembers Jerrold Nadler and Nydia Velazquez, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, City Comptroller John Liu, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, State Senators Tom Duane and Velmanette Montgomery, Assembly Members Deborah Glick, Richard Gottfried, Brian Kavanagh, Joseph Lentol, and Joan Millman, Council Members Margaret Chin, Brad Lander, Steve Levin, and Rosie Mendez, Manhattan Community Boards 1, 2, and 3, and Brooklyn Community Boards 2 and 6.