Superstorm ; Frankenstorm ; Hurricane Sandy

UPDATES:

(updated: Nov. 2,2012 6:45 pm)
  • 102 reported deaths. (41 in NY)
  • ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN  NYC RESUME MONDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2012.
  • NYC MARATHON CANCELLED FOR SUNDAY for 40,000 runners 
  • 13-foot surge of seawater at New York City, flooding: tunnels, subway stations and the electrical system that powers Wall Street.
  • Bus Services will reopen on Oct, 30, at 5 pm as a SUNDAY schedule.
  • NYC subways flooded. Power will be RESTORED on NOV 1, 2012, but stops will be LIMITED
    • Subway lines are expected to resume on Nov, 11, 2012. (for more info CLICK HERE)
  • High tide went up to 13 feet in Battery Park, New York.
  • 170 firefighters fought fire that destroyed more than 100 homes.
  • 3.2 Millions residents are out still of power.
  • Over 10 million were affected.
    • Will take days for power to be fully restored.
  • Over 10,000 Flights cancelled. LGA still closed. JFK will resume flights on Oct 31.
  • Over 200 patients, including 20 infants (in intensive care) were transferred from NYU hospital due to backup generator fail.
  • Over 700 calls of tree downfall.
  • Heavy snowfall in Virginia.
  • Landfall in Atlantic City washed away a 50 foot piece boardwalk.
  • 29 year old man dies in Queens when tree falls in his home. Flushing, New York.
  • Chelsea Building partially collapses on 14th st.
  • NY High Rise building’s crane collapses.


  • October 28th, 2012 by Sabreena

    Haunted House—BLACKOUT

    TRICK or TREAT anyone?

    Its HALLOWEEN season again! My favorite time of the year! Ghosts, witches, and PARANORMAL ACTIVITY………the movies of course. Paranormal Activity 4 is now is theaters! The movies aren’t scary..for me at least. But its interesting to watch. 

    Anyways..Halloween always means scaring people or getting scared yourself! And going to Haunted houses!! But which are the scariest?

    So I was checking out some haunted houses here in New York. Seeing reviews and which got good reviews and ratings. But I come across this:

    Blackout Haunted House

     

    Hmm, seems scary already. I check into their website and see the rules to enter the attraction.

     

    Check the screenshot of the Rules:

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    October 20th, 2012 by Sabreena

    A few of my art work.

    This is what I do..when inspiration hits. Not as good, but practice makes perfect. And I will always keep trying to get better. Never give up on what you love doing.

     

    by Sabreena

     

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    October 20th, 2012 by Sabreena

    Pakistani Girl Shot in the Head by Taliban

    Malala Yousafzai, an young active feminist for young girls education and rights. The North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan, in which she lived in, was still under Taliban rule, banning further continuation of girls education. She was given the place as chairperson of the District Child Assembly Swat in 2009, and has been nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize by Desmond Tutu, and has won Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize.

     

    14 year old, Pakistani activist.

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    October 19th, 2012 by Sabreena

    Wear Purple && Stand Up to Bullying! 10/19 is SPIRIT DAY! #LGBT

    Its time again to Stand Up to Bullying on 10/19. Show your support by wearing purple! Change your facebook and twitter pictures, your iphone and instagram pictures by adding a little purple support!

    CLICK TO CHANGE YOUR FB AND TWITTER PICS!

     

    #LGBT

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    October 19th, 2012 by Sabreena

    Muslims looked down upon..even more..

    On Wednesday, October 16 2012, a 21-year-old, Bengali guy got caught in a terrorist act, trying to blow up the New York Federal Reserve Bank, located in the heart of Manhattan, New York.

    So this guy, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, comes to America on a student visa and decides he wants to do something “big”. Unlike other immigrants who travel to the U.S. to study, get a career, save money to can support their family, he stated that he wants to

    “shake the whole country” and “destroy America, behalf on Al Qaeda.”

    So, I’m guessing he missed 9/11? I’m pretty sure the WORLD was already shaken up by that.

    What really is bothersome here about this is that, his parents spent everything, all their life savings, to get their son started to a better life. Don’t forget, Bangladesh is a poor country. Well ok, not that poor, but work is hard to find, and saving for a child’s education?, even harder. Imagine what his parents are going through right now to find that their son has plotted a stupid act, that not only disgraced his family, but the whole country as well. His father believed he was devoted into his studies. Yea..probably trying to master the study of terrorism.

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    October 19th, 2012 by Sabreena

    Queens Woman Killed While Crossing the Street

    Image taken from NY1 news

     

    On Saturday evening, girl was walking with her mother on Hillside Ave, Jamaica. The girl walked ahead of her mom and left her behind while they were crossing the street. The daughter made it to the other side, while her mom was still walking behind. And just in a few seconds, a Nassau-County bus made a sharp turn and hit her mom before she walked all the way through. The daughter didn’t realize till after. Her mom died at the scene. Always be careful when crossing the street. One second can change your whole life. Although I don’t know who they are, my prayers go to the Bengali girl and her family. It hurts to even hear a story of anyone’s death. As they say in Islamic religion after someone’s death: Inna lillahi Wa inna ilaihi Rajioon.

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    October 16th, 2012 by Sabreena

    Stop the Cyber bullying!

    Have you ever been a victim of cyber bullying? Whether someone has taken your name, pics, and personal information and let it out to the world without your consent? Well if you have, what are you doing about it?

    Screenshot of Amanda’s youtube video.

    The most recent cyber bullying was Amanda Todd, 15, of Canada. She was bullied everyday of her life because of one mistake she made. She was chatting online with a stranger who suggested her to take her top off and expose herself. Amanda gave into the stranger’s request. A photo was taken, and her life went downhill from there.

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    October 15th, 2012 by Sabreena

    Paint a picture

    Happy birthday Mom! From Sabreena

    Whether you know how to paint or not. Whether you know how to hold a brush or not. Whether you know the differences between colors or not, paint a picture. You don’t know what you are capable of.

    A few years ago, I didn’t know how to paint. In fact, I didn’t know I was able to paint. I only knew how to draw cartoons and I never went beyond that. Even when drawing, I dare not to color in the picture. I thought to myself, “what if i mess up? I’m going to have to start all over again!!” My drawings were plain images, uncolored, and simple.

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    August 16th, 2012 by Sabreena

    Standing Between Two Bridges

    By Sabreena

    Ever just wanted to get out? Being in the middle of two bridges and standing in front of a river hearing nothing but the sound of the wind and the motion of the waves can really take all stress out of you especially when all you’re thinking about is nothing but having the moment with you. It feels like you’re flying.

    Just standing, with your eyes closed, and letting all force of any burden and stress out of your body.

    Sometimes silence is the best stress relief. And it is also healthy for your body, mind and soul. It makes you feel free. And you can start your day relaxed.



    November 24th, 2011 by Sabreena
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