The goal of the five-week campaign is to urge businesses and individuals nationwide to raise funds for the rebuilding effort, according to organizers.
President Barack Obama said there is still much work to be done on the long road to recovery from Superstorm Sandy as he toured heavily damaged areas of Staten Island and other communities on Thursday.
New York City held a day of service Saturday in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, to assist those who have been devastated by Superstorm Sandy.
The New York Public Library canceled its annual black tie fundraiser Friday and instead brought the food to a partially flooded catering hall in New Dorp to feed residents who still do not have power.
Surrounded by horrifying devastation, residents of Staten Island were preparing Monday night for another hit when a Nor’easter plows through the area later in the week.
Most of the more than 1,700 schools in New York City have reopened, but not all.
In a statement, the Department of Education said new fixtures will be ordered soon but cautioned that it could take up to two months before work begins to replace the light fixtures.
Crews are scrambling to replace old light fixtures in one Staten Island school after toxic chemicals leaked onto a fifth grader on the first day of class.
Family and friends gathered at St. Ann’s Church on Staten Island to pay respects to 15-year-old Amanda Diane Cummings who took her own life by stepping in front of a city bus on Dec. 27.
There’s a tantalizing mystery on Staten Island: who won the $72 million jackpot?