Red Hook After Sandy

As the East Coast continued its recovery from Superstorm Sandy, we visited the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook which was devastated by flood waters. With many residents without power — including those in Red Hook Houses, the largest public housing development Brooklyn — and both big and small business forced to shut down, the Red Hook Initiative organized hundreds of volunteers to work together with FEMA and other local groups to help out the ravaged community. BTR Pulse spoke with everyone from small business owners to government officials on the scene.

Featured song: “Leaves, Trees, Forests” by Dan Mangan

Red Hook Initiative official website:
Twitter: @rhookinitiative

The Red Hook Bait And Tackle official website:

Asia Dog official website:
Twitter: @asiadognyc

Secretary Hilda L. Solis on Facebook:
US Department of Labor’s official website:
Twitter: @usdol

Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez’s official website:

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