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Stay safe Patti.
Many thanks Harry, all fine here but downtown and other parts of the city and New Jersey not so good . . .
Love your perspective. One day I’ll visit NYC with camera in hand.
Yes Tom, you must visit!
Yes, Patti, stay safe! The photographs are incredibly moving. I love the “Angels” shot. Take care, T. (Do you have power?)
Thank you so much Theodora for your kind wishes – all fine here in our little place, with power! Downtown, south of 39th remains in the dark but at least we all have the roofs over our heads. Others elsewhere as you know not so lucky . . .
Wonderful shots, Patti. Glad you’re area’s OK.
Me too, Patti.
Big thank you!
Hope you and yours are safe … your pictures are worth a million words!
All fine, thank you so much LFR!
A pictur does speak a tousand words. I’m sure this is a tiny glimpse into how people are feeling and how they are coping. I hope the electricity comes on soon as it is geting colder each day. Good post, Patti. It helps to see how things are. Teh news is showing many, many disatrous things. I hope you are well and doing okay. Be safe, stay calm, hugs and God Bless …..
Isadora, this is indeed a tiny glimpse but, all over town, so much is going on and the stories keep coming . . . . the National Guard is down in Chinatown helping to hand out food, water and supplies.
Thank you so much for best wishes which I know go out to all affected here in the north east and down in the Caribbean.
I am from Staten Island living in Miami. Have not been able to get through to anyone phone this morning.
Carl, it is still such a mess here in NYC and I so hope you are in contact with family and friends soon. The waiting must be agonising . . .
I posted this link on your site and post it here to highlight the reality that is the situation out on Staten Island http://nation.time.com/2012/11/02/surviving-hurricane-sandy-the-island-that-new-york-city-forgot/
Manhattan has become an aisle of two cities divided by 39th Street – the north side and up from there has power, the south and all the way down is still without.
Lines have formed for petrol, emergency services and taxi fleets are desperately hoping to stay on the road.
The latest news is that the NYC Marathon is cancelled. It has been suggested on Twitter etc that runners go out to the boroughs and help with the cleanup . . .
Food banks are calling out for volunteers.
I saw your comment on Carl’s blog and am visiting to wish you all the best. You and NYC are in my thoughts and prayers – I was born at St. Vincent’s in Greenwich Village, so “I love New York” (but haven’t lived there in ages). I’ve been trying to contact friends who live on East 36th to no avail. I’m so worried about them, 70-somethings, on the 13th floor of their building. But I recall during the big blackout … how many years ago was that? … that, like many New Yorkers then and now, they met neighbors they didn’t know and everyone hunkered down and pooled their resources to get through everything. New Yorkers are resilient and resourceful people. What a nightmare, though, and my heart breaks for the people on Staten Island. I hope Carl’s friends and family are okay! Thank you for sharing the photos and providing updates. Be safe.
Hello Andy, thank you so much for your best wishes and I am so sorry to hear of your distress. I am heading down that way this morning and am more than happy to check on your friends if you would like me to (please feel free to email me address details if you so wish). I heard last night that power had come on down on the lower east side but I have yet to check the latest developments. It’s a beautiful sunny morning here in NYC and my fingers are crossed that your friends are fit, well and enjoying the companionship of neighbours over hot coffee and bagels a few streets north!
Wasn’t it so sad that St Vincent’s closed down – what a hole that has left in that part of town. Hope all well for you down in Miami and that you get to visit NYC soon!
You are a sweetheart to offer to check on our friends! I’m relieved to share that I just got an email from them. Their power and water was just restored this morning, after being without it since 8pm on Monday. She works for the blood bank, though, and said they are down 6000 pints of blood because they had to cancel blood drives all over the city. Thank you again for such a kind and thoughtful offer.
AA … actually, I live in Virginia – but will wish I live in Miami during the winter! 🙂
Oh my daze, where did I get “Andy” from? Let alone Miami? So much for first thing in the morning before coffee, behind a greasy pair of glasses, being in a rush and trying to keep quiet so as not to wake anyone else up if only to preserve the peace and quiet for as long as possible . . .
Good to hear all is well with your friends at last and here’s hoping the blood supplies pick up soon. What with all those healthy fit Marathoners in town . . . but I am sure it is more complicated than that.
No worries, Patti. You’ve just described me – how uncanny! 😉 That’s a good point about the marathoners and the blood supplies! I hope everything is going well for you and yours.
So sorry for tragedy what happen there Patti , even here even without hurricane when the heavy rain falls floods coming ,Thanks for sharing my friend 🙂
Jake, we really are so fortunate compared to what happens so often in other parts of the world . . .
Great post Patti. Each picture is telling its own story and sharing its own experience. That picture of the man seeking help was very moving. I hope everything is fine now at your place. Stay safe.
Thank you Arindam, everything is fine at our place but there is still so much work to be done elsewhere . . .
such wonderful documentation and well done at that!
I see lights, power situation improving??
We didn’t lose lights or power in our corner and it is now better elsewhere than it was but a few places are still in the dark. There is still so much work to be done.
Still not back to my computer… trying to use my phone to check up on everyone in NYC and was SO relieved to hear you are doing okay Ms. K! Please stay safe… sending my very best wishes your way! What a scary, scary event! Ridiculously sad to see so many folks in such distress…
SiG, so good to hear from you, thank you so much and please know how much your best wishes are appreciated! Hope you are enjoying yourself wherever you are and I know we will have some exciting “posctcards” of yours to look forward to!
Amazing shots Patti! Just gives us an inkling of what some of them must have been through! Hope things get back to normal soon.
It is a scary event. I was in Houston when hurricane Ike hit and my wife was crying during the storm itself. We have no electricity for 10 days and felt really scared. Today, I see the same fear, uncertainty. But I also see hope and optmisim that everything will be alright. As long as we help each other and God is on our side, there is no storm we can’t conquer.
A wide variety of coverage this time, always with your uncanny eye showing us the telling details. I hope it is improving for more. Our cousins are driving up from the city tomorrow, and her first email asked simply, Is gas available? I suddenly realized what it must be like down there for everyone.
Wishes to you and to all —
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