The upside of Hurricane Sandy: Communities coming together in the spirit of helping one another out. Here’s a list of freebies across the city of in the wake of the storm:


-All New York Sports Clubs are offering free workouts, showers and phone charging until Nov. 14. Visit for locations.



-The Duracell Rapid Response mobile unit is offering batteries, charging stations and Internet access to those who need it. Tweet @Duracell with the hashtag Power Forward, or visit, for locations.

-Verizon is offering charging and free local calls at open Verizon stores, as well as Wireless Emergency Communication Centers on Staten Island, New York, at Monmouth University in New Jersey, and Toms River, N.J.

-AT&T and T-Mobile have opened their networks and eliminated roaming charges for those in storm-hit areas.

-Comcast is letting users in Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Washington D.C., and West Virginia access its Xfinity WiFi service for free through Nov. 7.

-Paywalls have been disabled from the New York Times and Wall Street Journal websites.


-Need a place to work? Tweet #sandycoworking to see spots where you can set up shop. View the map of available desk space here:

-Email for free office space from Fluent City.


-The Dutch (131 Sullivan St., 212- 677-6200) is offering “free soup and a big salad” to people in the neighborhood, according to a Tweet from its chef, Andrew Carmellini.

-If you had tickets to see Katie Holmes in “Dead Accounts” on Saturday, the show has been postponed, but you can get a coupon for a free pint of Graeter’s ice cream (it’s mentioned in the show) by bringing your ticket to the Music Box Theatre (249 W. 45th St., 212-560-2165).

-Num Pang (21 E. 12th St., 212-255-3271) is giving away pulled pork, meatball and cauliflower sandwiches while supplies last.

-On 42nd St. between Fifth and Sixth Aves., taste cheese from the Sweetery, which is also giving out cheese wheels while supplies last.

-Possibly the only place open in the Financial District right now is the makeshift Lonestar Taco booth (Front St. and Peck Slip), which is giving out free tacos.

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