All posts tagged Hurricane Sandy

  • Eggman: A Novel by J Milligan

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    Eggman is a novel written by J Milligan about a bike messenger and his experiences navigating day-to-day life in the city. I’ve only made it through the first 2 chapters (work has been crazy busy), but let me tell you this is a fine piece of literature. You really get a feel for the daily diversities that are unexpectedly thrown at messengers, and J does an amazing job of making you feel like you’re cruising along for the ride. Recognize the art work? Thought you might, the cover was done by none other than Chris Piascik.

    *With the wake Sandy left in New York City, J is donating all royalties from Eggman sales to hurricane relief. Read more about that here and learn more about the book on the Eggman site.


  • Restore Red Hook Jerseys

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    I wanted to pass this along as I’ve got many friends, family and homies that have all been affected by Hurricane Sandy. Red Hook in Brooklyn was one of the areas that got hit hardest, leaving nearly the entire area underwater. It’s also one of my favorite areas to visit when I’m in the city, so seeing this devastation really hit close to home for me (literally and figuratively). Help the folks at Gage & Desoto keep the spirit of this community by pre-ordering a jersey. I really need a new long sleeve jersey too, so you bet I’ll be picking one of these up.

    Our neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn has been left flooded and in shambles following Hurricane Sandy. Countless homes, shops, artist studios, restaurants, bars, and workshops have been devastated. Despite this recent hardship, the heart of this vibrant community cannot be washed away. While our own storefront office flooded, the losses are minimal compared to the dire situation in the neighborhood.

    Castelli Cycling has generously stepped up to produce a pair of special benefit jerseys with us to help raise funds for Red Hook’s recovery. Designed by Jonah Birns, the jerseys will be pre-sold exclusively on Gage+DeSoto until December 1st. After production is complete, we will be shipping these in mid-January.

    All profits from these jerseys will be split between the Red Hook Initiative (RHI) and Restore Red Hook (RRH). The RHI–an established community center–is operating as the critical organizer of relief efforts. Since then, Restore Red Hook has also been set up to help the many devastated small businesses of Red Hook reopen their doors as soon as possible.

    Available in race weight short sleeve (also in Women’s sizes) or thermal long sleeve (Men’s only) | Please select size and style before you check out. PRE-ORDER HERE