Breezy Point, Queens (photograph by Mario Tama/Getty Images, from nytimes.com)
New York City is one of our favorite places on the planet - a beautiful, astonishing capital of world culture... Our heart is breaking for the people of New Jersey, New York, and other many places affected by the storm. Please consider (as we have done) making a donation to help those in need, either to the Red Cross, or another organization.
One worthy alternative is Henry Street Settlement, which provides a range of services to needful New Yorkers of all ages (according to their news page, they provided 19,000 meals yesterday!).