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27 Disaster Recovery Centers remain open to help Sandy victims

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Twenty-seven New York Disaster Recovery Centers remain open to provide one-on-one help to people rebuilding their homes and lives following the Hurricane Sandy.  

Most of the recovery centers are open seven days a week. 

Five weeks after Hurricane Sandy, recovery centers throughout New York have hosted more than 83,000 Sandy victims since November 1.  

The centers have been positioned in various neighborhoods, boroughs and counties and have operated in locations ranging from churches to parks, government buildings, stores and a library. 

County by county and borough by borough, current New York locations and hours of operation are:  

Nassau County

Recreation and Ice Arena

700 Magnolia Blvd.

Long Beach, NY 11561

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sun 

 

Sacred Heart Parish

RR station parking lot

127 Long Beach Rd.

Island Park, NY 11558

Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon-Sun

 

Mitchell Field Athletic Center

1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd.

Uniondale, NY 11553

Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon-Sun

 

Cedar Creek Park

Merrick Rd. East

Seaford, NY 11783

Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon-Sun

 

Marjorie Post Community Center

477 Unqua Rd.

Massapequa, NY 11758

Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon-Sun

 

Freeport Recreation Center

130 E. Merrick Rd.

Freeport, NY 11520

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sun

 

Young Israel

859 Peninsula Blvd.

Woodmere, NY 11598

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun-Thurs

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fri Closed Sat

 

Queens

Fort Tilden Park

415 State Rd.

Breezy Point, NY 11697

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon-Sun

 

Community Church of the Nazarene

1414 Central Ave.

Far Rockaway, NY 11691

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sun

 

American Legion

209 Cross Bay Blvd.

Broad Channel, NY 11693

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sun

 

Storefront

1001 Beach 20th St.

Far Rockaway, NY 11691

Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun

 

Arverne by the Sea

68-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

Arverne, NY 11692

Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun

 

Staten Island

Miller Field

600 New Dorp Lane

Staten Island, NY 10306

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sun

 

Borough Hall

10 Richmond Terrace

Staten Island, NY 10301

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sun

 

Kia in Staten Island

1976 Hylan Blvd.

Staten Island, NY 10306

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sun

 

Suffolk County

Town Hall West

401 Main St.

Islip, NY 11751

Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon-Sun

 

Mastic Recreation Community Center

15 Herkimer St.

Mastic, NY 11950

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sun

 

Lindenhurst Library

1 Lee Ave.

Lindenhurst, NY 11757

Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon-Sun

 

Brooklyn

Holy Family R.C. Church

9719 Flatlands Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11236

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sun

 

Coffey Park

85 Richards St.

Brooklyn, NY 11231

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sun

 

Gerritsen Beach Little League Field

2901 Gerritsen Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11229

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sun

 

Social Security Building

Gravesend

10 Bouck Court

Brooklyn, NY 11223

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sun

 

Jewish Community Center

YM-YWHA

3300 Coney Island Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11235

Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun

 

Ikea

1 Beard St.

Brooklyn, NY 11231

Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. through Sun., Dec. 9

 

Westchester

Westchester County Center

198 Central Ave.

White Plains, NY 10606

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sat

 

Rockland County

River View Park

Beach Road (Rte. 110) and E. Main St. (Rte. 108)

Stony Point, NY 10980

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Sun, Dec. 9

 

More New York centers may open as sites are identified and approved.

While visiting a Disaster Recovery Center is a convenient way to seek help from FEMA, it isn't the only way. 

Individuals can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov

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