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Hurricane NYC family resource guide

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we've put together all your family needs to know about how to get hurricane NYC help.

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We know things are not easy out there, so we have gathered together a list of hurricane NYC resources for families affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Food and water distribution centers
Official distribution sessions staffed by the National Guard will occur daily; check the nyc.gov home page for the latest list.

Brooklyn
West 25th Street and Surf Ave, Coney Island (3–6pm)

Manhattan
West 27th St between Ninth and Tenth Aves (4–6pm)
East 10th St between Aves C and D (4–6pm)
Catherine St between Cherry and Monroe Sts (4–6pm)
Pitt St at E Houston St (4–6pm)
Central Plaza at Division St (4–6pm)
Pitt St at Stanton St (water only; 4–6pm)

Queens
Beach 51st St at Rockaway Beach Blvd, The Rockaways (3–6pm)
Redfern Ave at Beach 12th St, Far Rockway (4–6pm)
Beach 84th St at Rockaway Beach Blvd, The Rockaways (4–6pm)

Staten Island
Mill Rd at New Dorp Ln (3–6pm)
Yetman Ave at Hylan Blvd (3–6pm)

Crisis response resources
Office of Emergency Management Disaster Mental Health Support: 347-396-7952

Mental Health Information and Referral Line, with access to Mobile Crisis Team: 1-800-LIFENET: 1-800-543-3638

HITE (free online resource directory for mental health services; enter address for service in your neighborhood): hitesite.org

Sesame Street Hurricane Toolkit: sesamestreet.org/parents/topicsandactivities/toolkits/hurricane

Phone-charging/WiFi centers

Chase, Third Ave at 41st St; click here for more information.

Cowboy Pizza NYC, 201 Clinton St at East Broadway (212-228-6461, cowboypizzanyc.com).

LaptopMD, 248 W 35th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves (212-920-4833, laptopmd.com).

New York City Guitar School, 251 W 30th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves (646-485-7244, nycguitarschool.com).

Percy's Tavern, 210 Ave A at 13th St (212-473-7770, percysnyc.com).

Pushcart Coffee, 221 East Broadway at Clinton St (646-398-7415, pushcartcoffee.com).

TADA! Youth Theater, 15 W 28th St between Broadway and Fifth Ave, third floor (212-252-1619, tadatheater.com).


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