Sandy Survival Stories to Light Your Screen and Warm Your Heart


Superstorm Sandy has devastated much of New York City. Where some areas were left untouched, others are still dark. While transportation lines are long and power lines are down, the extra downtime seems to have brought out the best in New York’s tech and media communities.

Dave Kerpen, CEO of Likeable Media and author of Likeable Business, wrote in with an irresistible offer for weary New Yorkers who are still without power:

“We welcome you to stop by our office to charge your phones and computers and connect with loved ones,” Kerpen explained in an email to subscribers. “We are located at 240 West 37th Street on the 7th floor in between 7th and 8th avenue. Be safe, and have a likeble weekend.”

He told SocialTimes that while some of the company’s employees have been working remotely, others are back at the office, doing their thing. Sandy hasn’t slowed Kerpen down – you can follow him this weekend at the New York City Marathon.

Our sibling blog PR Newser reported on a Facebook page called PR Helping PR that connects professionals who were affected by the hurricane with functioning offices that have room to spare and other resources.

Both Uber and Airbnb have waived their usual service fees to make their respective services, rides and rooms, available to more people.

Do you think Sandy is bringing out the best in people? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Image by andrea michele piacquadio via Shutterstock.


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