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November 1, 2012

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It’s been a difficult week for people in NY (and NJ, and many other places along the east coast). I’m safe and I was lucky to avoid the flooding and widespread power outages from hurricane Sandy that hit adjacent neighborhoods in NY. Most of downtown Manhattan is still without power, and subway tunnels, underground parking garages, shops, homes and restaurants are flooded.  Getting to Manhattan from Brooklyn is nearly impossible right now (aside from walking), but that’s not really a bad deal.  I have friends who are walking from apartments downtown to midtown so they can charge their cell phones, check the news, shower, and eat a hot meal. Everyone I know is safe, thankfully. But life in NY is tough right now for many, many people.

I saw a photo on Instagram yesterday of the Rockaway beach boardwalk (pictured above in photos 2, 3, 4 and 5).  It’s completely washed away, except for the concrete supports.  The scene has been repeated all along the east coast (the NJ shoreline is especially bad).  It’s shocking and surreal.

I couldn’t post anything else here without taking a minute to acknowledge the storm and the damage it has caused to the city I live in.  NY, hang in there.

  1. November 1, 2012 8:45 am

    Very glad you and everyone you know in NY is okay mate – very tough times as you say. Take care all!

  2. November 1, 2012 9:01 am

    Great to hear that you and your beloved are safe. Still wondering how people at coast are managing! as always this too will pass. take care !

  3. myfavouritedress permalink
    November 1, 2012 9:43 am

    it really puts things in perspective. good to hear you and yours all safe and sound, bf. take care.

  4. November 2, 2012 4:38 am

    It’s a relief to know that you and your friends are all safe and well, I just can’t imagine what life is like right now for all of the people so badly affected by this.

  5. November 2, 2012 5:16 am

    Beautiful photos anyway. keep safe! hugs from greece.

  6. November 4, 2012 4:13 am

    Glad to know your safe and sound. There is something about seeing the ease with which nature can wipe our human lives away that really puts things into perspective. I was in Vermont last year with Irene and I will never forget it – though what I will remember most was the way people came together to rebuild the town and help one another. Our lives and worlds are vulnerable to destruction, but the human capacity for kindness is not.

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