We are excited to share this NY1 report featuring the work of our partners at Project Hospitality and the Staten Island Long Term Recovery Organization (SILTRO) partnering with small businesses in Midland Beach to prepare for future storms and sea level rise. Local Community Coordinator and SILTRO director Cassandra Missall is currently reaching out to businesses in this beachfront community to host equipment for a resilient local wireless network that will keep businesses and residents online even if major communications systems fail.
Resilient Communities is partnering with six community organizations in Sandy-impacted neighborhoods across New York City to build these local resilient wireless networks through the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s RISE: NYC program. In addition to Midland Beach, small businesses in East Harlem, Hunts Point, Sheepshead Bay, Gowanus, and Far Rockaway are eligible to join the effort. To find out more contact Raul Enriquez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-518-2602.