Each person will be allowed three meals and five bottles of water per day, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday. Food will also be delivered directly to home-bound residents, the mayor said.
The deliveries will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The city has set up the food-delivery stations at the following locations:
MANHATTAN’S FREE FOOD
Chelsea Park (Chelsea): 27th Street between Ninth and 10th Avenues.
Vladic Playground (East Village): 10th Avenue between Avenues C and D.
Smith Playground (Lower East Side): Catherine Street between Cherry and Monroe streets.
Hamilton Fish (Lower East Side): Pitt Street at East Houston Street.
Confucius Plaza (Chinatown): The Bowery at Division Street.
Grand Street Settlement Houses (Lower East Side) – WATER ONLY: 413 Grand St. at Clinton Street.
Brightbox is offering free cell phone charging at Fifth Avenue and 28th Street in Manhattan. Details.
Free coworking space (outlets, desk space, wifi, coffee, etc) is available at several locations. Find the list here.
397 Grand Street – LoHo Realty & Concierge is giving out free water in front of its storefront office at, 917-796-5445
101 Stanton Street (646) 861-3766 Friday 11/2 starting at 3pm Pimps and Pinups will be handing out coffee and soup to their neighbors struggling with the aftermath of the storm. Gimmie Coffee! Brooklyn and Starbucks donated coffee and Hale and Hearty is supplying the soup.
BROOKLYN’S FREE FOOD
Surf Avenue Playground (Coney Island): West 25th Street and Surf Avenue.
Red Hook Coffey Park (Red Hook): 85 Richards St.
NY Sports Clubs are opening their doors to anyone needing a shower, cell phone charge or bit of exercise after the storm. BK locations include Cobble Hill, Park Slope, Bay Ridge and Midwood. Details.
QUEENS FREE FOOD
Redfern Houses Playground (Rockaways): 1462 Beach Channel Dr. (Redfern and Beach 12th Street).
Hammel Playground (Rockaways): Beach 84th St. and Rockaway Beach Boulevard.
Conch Playground (Rockaways): Beach 51st Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard.
Hallets Cove (Astoria): Veron Boulevard at 30th Road and Astoria Boulevard.
STATEN ISLAND’S FREE FOOD
Parking lot at the corner of Mill Road and New Dorp Lane.
Hashtag #NYTechResponds to learn more about the Hurricane Hackathon for developers (and others) to get together virtually and physically to crowdsource solutions to critical technical and infrastructure related problems faced in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
NY Tech Meetup is organizing IT-savvy volunteers to help various schools, not-for-profits, and small businesses get their information systems back up and running all over the Sandy-affected area. Register online and visit one of their locations today.
Red Hook Initiative (767 Hicks Street) is open to individuals and businesses that need power. They’re also looking for food, flashlights, cell phone chargers and other assorted items.
UPDATE 10/31: More volunteers are still needed: donations appreciated, there are some specific things needed such as already prepared food, utensils such as spoons and bowls, gallons of milk, flashlights, batteries, papers towels, and paper for printing fliers. For more information call (347) 770-1528 or email email@example.com