Sandy Update + Still at Home with the Kids

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

First WNYC's Richard Hake gives an update on the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and we hear from some listeners about what's happening where they are.

Then, Leslie Bushara, Deputy Director for Education and Guest Services at the Children's Museum of Manhattan checks in with us about making it through day three at home with your children. She’ll let us know how to look on the bright side, how to get your kids involved with helping others, and how to make the most of this time. We’re taking your calls at 646-829-3980!

Parents: how have you been faring stuck inside with your kids? Do you have advice for other parents? Let us know!



Leslie Bushara

Comments [4]

Jon from West Village

This segment is insulting.

People everywhere are still trying to get in touch with family members, don't have power, water, food, heat -- not to speak of radios!

The only people calling in for this segment are those who think this is a free vacation.

The tone of the discourse and joke cracking lacks the seriousness of this situation in NY, NJ.

Oct. 31 2012 12:58 PM
designwriter from Manhattan

This is not directed at your guest but is a more general comment on kids in the middle of this disaster.

All this hand-wringing over cancelling or postponing Halloween really hits a sour note with me. Parents should instead use this as a teachable moment to talk about kids with NOTHING -- like the ones in Breezy Point, parts of the Jersey Shore or Lower Manhattan. Really, are you all so entitled that you are blind to teaching that entitlement to your children? Did parents in Britain moan about candy shortages during the war? Did French parents clamor for chocolate fish for the kids on April 1, 1943, 44? Don't think so. I have no fewer than 5 cousins and their families stranded in the Tottenville section of Staten Island where people died, one of them whose house is just feet from the beach; another cousin in Barnegat and other family in Lavalette and Long Beach Island. No word from any of them. Trick or Treat, everyone.

Oct. 31 2012 12:41 PM
RoseAnn from Wahington Heights

In addition to everything else he has done to stay occupied since being home from school, and unable to go out for a good part of that time, my 4 year old grandson, and his dads, created a fundraising webpage to collect donations for victims of Hurricane Sandy. First they talked about it, what some people might be experiencing as a result of the storm. To continue his involvement, there is a specific gift from him that goes with each gift level. (Sound familiar?)
See? Nice!

Oct. 31 2012 12:34 PM
Molly from Sunnyside, Queens

I live near the Long Island Railroad tracks in Sunnyside, NY and two LIRR test trains just went by on different tracks, the first trains since Hurricane Sandy struck. Last night saw an MTA test train on the No. 7 elevated subway line checking the tracks.

Oct. 31 2012 12:16 PM

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