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**LESReady is monitoring Hurricane Matthew. Although the storm is not projected to affect New York City, we are prepared in the event that it changes its course. Our thoughts are with all those affected. Check back here or follow us @LESReadyNYC for updates.**

BEYOND THE GRID: LES Ready! featured in The Villager

Did you know that communities here in NYC can generate their own clean, renewable electricity and not have to worry about power outages — and that the Lower East Side is leading the way? It’s called a Community Microgrid, and LES Ready and our partners are working hard to make it a reality.

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One year later, LESReady! is still responding to the East Village Explosion.

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The Impact of Community Based Organizations After Disasters
An in depth study on the Lower East Side and the Rockaways finds that “[n]eighborhoods with a long history of community activism and awareness of gentrification threats seem to be better able to mobilize broadly and collectively around resilience needs…” Read more.