Hurricane Sandy

      EDIBLE GLIMPSES: The River Café

      More than three decades ago and long before Brooklyn was a culinary destination, The River Café ushered in a new movement in dining: local food. Now, having suffered millions of dollars in damage during Hurricane Sandy, the restaurant’s owner, Michael “Buzzy” O’Keeffe, vows he will rebuild.

      Eat for a Good Cause: Hurricane Sandy Relief Dinners, Benefits and More

      Everywhere we look it seems people are pitching in–helping neighbors throw out damaged furniture and scour their floors, donating clothes and homemade meals, or fundraising to buy the newly homeless undies and blankets. If you’re looking for more ways to help our neighbors in need after Hurricane Sandy, here are some worthy (and delicious) options.

      Brooklyn Grange Loses Bees to Hurricane Sandy, Vows to Rebuild NYC’s Largest Commercial Apiary

      When Hurricane Sandy’s surge waters attacked the Brooklyn water front, they didn’t just threaten human lives. More than a dozen hives on a pier in the Navy Yard served as the home base for NYC’s largest commercial apiary, the result of years of effort and a successful $22,000 Kickstarter project by Brooklyn Grange. By the time Sandy’s waters had receded, only a few of the hives remained. Most had floated away.

      The Rockaways Need Help

      The folks at The Brooklyn Kitchen and The Meat Hook have put out a call to help our neighbors out in the Rockaways. “The boardwalk is gone. 111 homes in Breezy Point are gone. The people there need our help,” they write.