The emergency is not over.
For many thousands of people already living at the margins of New York City, the impact of Hurricane Sandy has intensified the challenges of basic survival - including things as essential as eating and having a habitable home - even now, nearly two months after the storm.
But the people of these neighborhoods - and across New York - have been joining together to help each other.
French artist and chef Anne Apparu had lived for awhile in the Rockaways, one of the hardest hit areas. In the aftermath of Sandy, she has returned to contribute her cooking skills, bringing hot, healthy food to her neighbors in need.
We meet Anne and Rockaway Rescue Alliance founder Robyn Hillman-Harrigan, following them as they prepare and deliver their meals throughout the community.
Learn more and join in helping the Rockaways rebuild:
This segment aired for the first time on Cuny-TV on December 20th, 2012 in the television show Canapé.