South Brooklyn In A Positive Light

\   The Commercial Observer has a great piece about the overlooked potential of South Brooklyn and how it is overshadowed by more traditionally popular areas. “South Brooklyn’s waterfront neighborhoods have long fostered considerable charm and affluence despite being overshadowed by the explosion of “brownstone Brooklyn,” Williamsburg and Bushwick.” Read the full “South Brooklyn’s Time […]



Build It Back Nowhere To Be Found   Sheepshead Bites reports on how an analysis by Alliance for a Just Rebuilding found no progress among the Build It Back program.   “Build it Back, the city-run program to assist property owners in their recovery from Superstorm Sandy, has so far failed to help any of the 19,920 homeowners who have signed up for assistance, according to […]


The Program Management Office (PMO) within the Hurricane Sandy Task Force has released its monthly report, dated Jan. 23, 2014. The report details how more than $50 billion has been allocated or used by 19 federal agencies to help communities rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. The funding was appropriated through the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of […]



OEM ISSUES HAZARDOUS TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR THURSDAY & FRIDAY   Thursday AM, PM & Friday AM Rushes Most Impacted   Heavy, Wet Snow Expected; Rain, Freezing Rain, & Sleet Forecast for Late Afternoon Thursday   February 12, 2014 - The New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) today issued a Hazardous Travel Advisory for Thursday, […]


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Sheepshead Bay Courts Community Gets Much Needed Attention

Courts of Sheepshead Bay - Amy Pearl The courts community off of Emmons some attention today pertaining to the unique issues they face Post-Sandy.Check out the article from WNYC ”It Really Does Take a Village to Rebuild“. Aside from rebuilding it is critical that the community does what they can to prevent future threats. Pratt Center, […]

Brooklyn Recovery Fund Provides Year End Report

  A final report, Brooklyn Communities Speak: An Action Guide for Local Decision-Makers Post Sandy, documents the extensive lessons learned by the Fund and its community-based partners, and offers specific recommendations to elected officials and government agencies for achieving a holistic recovery while building local resiliency.   Thank you to all the partners of the Recovery […]



Empower Sheepshead Supports Local Businesses At “A Taste Of Sheepshead Bay”

Empower Sheepshead is proud to have attended Coney Island Hospital’s “A Taste of Sheepshead Bay,” organized by Sheepshead Bites. The event draws together approximately 20 restaurants and hundreds of locals to boost business and bring exposure to the community. We were there to help any attendees with lingering Superstorm Sandy related issues. It was great […]

Latest Recovery News

News & Announcements: Urban Land Institute Mitigation Report The Urban Land Institute released a report last week, offering a disaster mitigation blueprint for government agencies, developers, and homeowners. Experts behind the report understand the pending shift in city leadership as a critical opportunity for policy change, and are pushing for the inclusion of environmental mitigation policies in […]