Teen Girl Who Lost Home to Hurricane Sandy Gets 7 Ivy Acceptances

Less than two years ago, Long Island teenager Daria Rose had to evacuate her home during Hurricane Sandy and then stand by as all of her family’s possessions were destroyed in a subsequent house fire. Now, she has snagged herself a cool 14 college acceptances, half of them to Ivy League schools—and it’s an impeccable… »4/20/15 12:30pm4/20/15 12:30pm

‘Sandy Babies’ Might Not Strictly Be Sandy Babies, Say Skeptics

What hath Hurricane Sandy really wrought? Apparently, lots of babies. According to overburdened record books of several New York hospitals, the storm, which hit the Northeast just about nine months ago, along with the resulting blackouts, apocalyptic panic, and the epic boredom that comes from being stuck on the… »5/27/13 12:00pm5/27/13 12:00pm

Everyone Was Banging During Hurricane Sandy and Now They're Pregnant

If you notice that a chunk of your East Coast acquaintances are scheduled to have babies some time between mid July and mid August, that might be because none of us could keep our hands off of each other during Hurricane Sandy. At least that's according to the New York Post, which — as we all know — never … »2/28/13 4:10pm2/28/13 4:10pm

Vogue Thinks the Hurricane Sandy Coverage Didn't Have Enough $5,000 Ball Gowns

For some reason, Vogue decided the proper way to document Superstorm Sandy was to send photographer Annie Leibovitz, fashion editor Tonne Goodman, and models Karlie Kloss, Chanel Iman, and Kasia Struss to go pose in designer clothing next to the emergency-room doctors, police, fire, and Coast Guard officers who were… »1/18/13 5:00pm1/18/13 5:00pm

New York City Housing Authority Demands Rent Upfront from Hurricane Sandy Victims

While New York City's subways are fully operational again, the city is far from being back on its feet following the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. Thousands of NYC residents remain without power and even more have been without heat and hot water since October 29th when the New York City Housing Authority… »11/13/12 12:20pm11/13/12 12:20pm

Thousands Show Up at Funeral for Two Little Boys Who Drowned During Hurricane

One of the saddest stories reported in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy was that of Glenda Moore, the mother whose two sons were literally swept away by flood waters and found drowned. Several reports claimed that Moore asked fellow Staten Island residents for help, only to be turned away. Today, there was a funeral… »11/09/12 5:00pm11/09/12 5:00pm

Modern Family's Ariel Winter Is Removed from Her Mother's Home After Horrible Abuse Allegations

Ugh! Gross! Ariel Winter, the adorable 14-year-old sasspot of Modern Family, has been removed from the custody of her mother following some alarming abuse allegations—including "vile name calling, personal insults about [her and her weight], attempts to 'sexualize' minor, deprivation of food, etc. for an extended… »11/07/12 8:00pm11/07/12 8:00pm

Thanks to Sandy, NYC Animal Shelters May Be Reducing Their Euthanasia Rates

I, like many East Coasters, lost power last week for five days. When I made my way from my Manhattan home to a friend's in Brooklyn, I was able to check my email. My inbox was replete with people asking me what they could do to help animals affected by super storm Sandy in NYC and the surrounding areas. »11/06/12 5:00pm11/06/12 5:00pm

MTV to Air Live Fundraiser to Rebuild Seaside Heights

MTV has announced that on November 15 it will air Restore the Shore—a live one-hour fundraiser featuring the Jersey Shore cast and other celebrities—to provide relief for Seaside Heights. The beach town, that's been home to the network's hit reality show for the past four summers, was hit particularly hard by… »11/06/12 2:40pm11/06/12 2:40pm

The Charitable Humblebrag: Acts of Goodwill in the Age of Social Media

There's a silver lining to Hurricane Sandy's destruction: New Yorkers are actually being nice to one another! Not that we're normally not nice; it's just that during times of crisis such as this, you get to see the best side of New York's residents. Especially because said residents are all too happy to tell you about… »11/05/12 5:30pm11/05/12 5:30pm

Craigslist-ers Trading Sex for Gas Amid Post-Sandy Fuel Crisis

Have you found yourself saying, "Who do I have to blow around here to get gas?" in the wake of Hurricane Sandy's fuel shortage? Maybe it was a rhetorical question, but Craigslist has some literal answers. In a market of low-supply and high-demand, enterprising individuals have taken to the classified site to advertise… »11/05/12 5:05pm11/05/12 5:05pm

Bea Arthur's Favorite Charity, a Shelter for Homeless LGBT Youth, Destroyed by Sandy

The Ali Forney Center, a non-profit organization that supports homeless LGBT youth, was so near and dear to Bea Arthur's heart that she left the charity a sizable amount of money in her will when she passed away three years ago. But AFC's Drop-In Center—where kids living on the street could walk in and receive food,… »11/05/12 11:15am11/05/12 11:15am

All of a Sudden, Beasts of the Southern Wild Is the Most Relevant Fable Ever

In a crass attempt to exploit storm-weary New Yorkers (kidding!), director Benh Zeitlin came onstage for a Q&A after a special screening of Beasts of the Southern Wild in Astoria. What once seemed like a whimsical (and extremely parochial) fable about residents of a South Louisiana town trying to patch up their… »11/04/12 3:01pm11/04/12 3:01pm