Within minutes of Hurricane Sandy making landfall earlier this month, members of our community started to ask about the safety of members of the A&F family who called the beach their home. Meri & Vinnie, designers behind Evolving Habitat, had only recently moved their studio upstate for a change of scenery. In a bizarre twist, what they saw when they returned to Long Beach the day after Sandy was an entirely different landscape than they had left it 1 week earlier. The community of North Brooklyn has a justifiable obsession with the beach communities of Long Beach and the Rockaways. Like Williamsburg/Bushwick/Greenpoint, the beach towns have a similar vibe that embraces and exudes living life on your own terms. From Brooklyn With Love is a community effort to get out and support the thousands of individuals - friends and strangers - who have been affected by Sandy. The fine folks at Union Pool together with almost 30 other local businesses have organized an event series with the next one to be held tomorrow night at Union Pool. Come on down, grab a drink and give some. Details on their Facebook page.