Since Everybody’s is a New York based Caribbean publication, they’re getting bombarded with eMails and phone calls asking for news about Caribbean-American communities where Sandy hit from readers in Europe, Canada, Caribbean and regions of the US that Sandy did not visit.

The truth is: EVERYBODY’S is not a news organization, we are a feature magazine, therefore we do not actively cover hardcore news, including Sandy.

However, we wish to state the following:

Although New York City and many other cities that Sandy destroyed are composed of ethnic and immigrant neighborhoods, Sandy did not choose specific neighborhoods to crush – We are all feeling the rod of Sandy and its aftermath.

Sandy’s wrath on Far Rockaway, New York City, with a large Caribbean community

The majority of our subscribers and those who attend our plays and concerts reside in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., states that felt the wrath of Sandy.

Our heart goes out to subscribers, friends and all residents, especially those living on Staten Island, Far Rockaway in Queens and Howard Beach, Carnarsie and Coney Island, the sections of Brooklyn near the Hudson River and to those living in the coastal areas of Long Island and NJ including Atlantic City. We are aware of Caribbean immigrants who lost almost everything in those communities (some are EVERYBODY’S subscribers).

If you reside in the Caribbean it is your turn to send us a barrel. Send us barrels filled with hot air, heat and sunshine – That’s what needed, heat and gas.


In spite of Sandy, Caribbean immigrants like other groups are planning to vote and work at polling stations on Tuesday, Election Day. Please click below to know what percentage of Caribbean-Americans are voting for Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.

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