The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew, 520 Clinton Avenue in Brooklyn. Call the church number (718) 638-0686 to offer your help, if you can. View this earlier post for more information.
The pews are filled with emergency supplies to be sorted and shipped where they are needed around the city. On Sunday room is made for those attending services at this the largest Episcopal church in Brooklyn.
Receiving supplies donated to Occupy Sandy via Occupy’s hack of Amazon’s wedding registry into a way for people to donate needed items for disaster relief.
Getting the supplies inside bucket brigade style.
Map on the wall of the Communication Center.
My friend Chris coordinating the delivery of hot food produced by this church’s kitchen and others.
Preparing food. I helped make sandwiches this morning with this crew.
Prepped food for the hot meals.
Outside the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Brooklyn which is acting as the “holy warehouse” for Occupy Sandy’s relief effort. According to Rector Michael Sniffen they are producing 5000 hot meals a day in the church kitchen for delivery to the Rockaways, Staten Island and Coney Island. You can contribute goods through Amazon’s Occupy Sandy gift registry. It is delivered directly to the church for distribution.
Time’s Up the bike activists deliver aid via bikes to emphasize the relationship of fossil fuels to climate change, but also bikes can maneuver into spaces still not reachable by cars in the Rockaways.
A generator bike for charging cell phones.
Meals Ready to Eat and bottled water given out by the National Guard.
What is inside an MRE?
At Our Lady of Sorrows Church.
I saw this truck having a hard time making the turn onto Stanton Street early Friday morning.
The food given away by Operation Blessing.
A generator was set up to charge cell phone batteries.
Halloween ghost. I took my camera and tripod out once again on Halloween night. I was hoping to find some people out partying in costumes. I thought I could get cool portraits, if I could get them to stay still for a time exposure. I saw maybe three people in costume during the entire walk through the East Village. And for most of that time the streets were eerily empty. I didn’t feel threatened, but I was a bit spooked.
Halloween moon on Houston Street. The moon provided some lighting but most of the highlights came from car headlights. I was doing exposures ranging from 1 to 10 seconds. The tripod I took was lightweight, which was the only feasible choice for trekking around in the dark. It was fine for the most part but any minor jarring would ruing the crispness of the image.
Bowery, Houston graffiti mural.
The Con Ed building was lit up by a giant generator parked on 14th Street.
Food and light for Astor Place.
NYU all lit up.
Sixth Avenue and the Jefferson Market Library.
Wednesday on the Williamsburg Bridge crossing the East River from Manhattan. MTA busses were free but there was no service across the bridge on Wednesday. I was an electron refugee to my pal Chris’s apartment in Queens, charging up my cell phone and camera batteries. He graciously fed me cheese and chips, a stale cannoli and a Halloween cupcake decorated with a rubber spider left over from a party he did magic at. I ended up walking back from his place as the buses were so crowded. On the way I visited about 8 different grocery and convenience stores before I could find organic soy milk.
I took my camera and lightweight tripod out into the blacked out East Village last Tuesday night. Exposures varied between 1 and 10 seconds. The sky was cloudy but it was illuminated by the full moon. I also waited for car lights to provide fill. As opposed to the 2003 blackout, the streets were mostly deserted of people. I felt fairly safe, but the street party that happened in this neighborhood in 2003 was not apparent to me.