Power to the trees
Today was a day of so many sights around town. I often find myself overwhelmed at how
to arrange the incredible assortment of images which hit in short bursts of time and
space. Hardly the biggest problem in the world . . .
This was the scene this morning on 42nd St. These residents from the Lower East Side and the
East Village are still without power, hot water and heating. Monday night, (was it Monday night . . . ?)
power stations downtown East and West went sparky and Dolby and blew the fuses in a big way.
The weather here is getting colder and no-one has any idea when power will be restored below 39th St.
Starbucks etc are crowded with lines out the door for coffee and re-charging but here, ever resourceful,
the solution is green and organic!
Perhaps you are all Sandy'd out with media coverage of the event but these images from The Atlantic
are so quietly overwhelming . . .
Camera and iPhone.
. . . . .
So happy to see everyone safe and being so resourceful. Your photos are so revealing!
The latest concern is food and petrol supply, not to mention mass transit . . . hope all well where you are Annie and you are not getting run off your feet!
It’s pictures like this (yours) that make what’s happening come to life – how everyday life must be so tediously difficult to overcome. No power, no hot water, no phones, but the streets have been swept … another great slice of life, Patti 🙂
One of the worst hit parts of the city was Breezy Point where flooding caused fires . . . http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/01/14842393-wind-flames-our-fathers-the-inside-story-of-breezy-points-terrible-night?lite
Thanks for that link Patti – we did see some shots on TV but those fleeting images are never the same as reading about what happened are they?
Exactly! I have watched so little television this week, the “noise” has just been too distracting.
Strange sights, but proof that people find a way to cope, if possible.
By the way, the link to The Atlantic seems to have disappeared.
Everything OK where you are Charles? Hope so! And thank you for the word on the link . . . .
Patti, It’s so interesting to read (and see) from your perspective. Best wishes to you!
Karen, thank you so much for your kind words.
Loved the pics. New Yorkers are resourceful and resiliant. Stay dry.
Have you seen this yet Tom?
Media is so helpful and yet without power is obsolete. Fortunately, there are some places able to help with charging batteries.
I have seen on t.v. the lines for Dunkin Donut and Starbucks. A city without coffee is far more disastrous than a city without electricity. Cafeeien withdrawals can crate some mighty aggressive people. haha
stay safe, be well …hugs and God Bless
So much for wi-fi when everything still runs on batteries which need re-charging! As for the coffee, where would any of us be without it – it always cracks me up to see deli boys delivering take-out cups of coffee!
Great to see people are safe and trying to return back to their normal lives. Things like these bring people of that place much closer to each other, that’s the only good thing which comes out after so much destruction. Thanks for sharing these pictures Patti.
One of the big surprises for people visiting NY for the first time is how friendly and kind the people are. I have been here long enough now to have lost track of just what attitude it was visitors were expecting. Hope you get to experience it all for yourself one day soon Arindam – talk is of NY being the next Silicone Valley! Or maybe I’m wrong about that . . .
Life goes on – and people bounce back 🙂
Very heartening in a strange way 🙂 Those are some very powerful images from The Atlantic!
Now that is really cool. I have not seen one in person and this really made me say, “wow!”
Adapt overcome improvise!
These are true “New York story” photos.
New Yorkers are nothing if not resilient and inventive.