Hey Everyone. As some of you know, I live in downtown Manhattan and as a result of Hurricane Sandy, my power and heat were knocked out for a few days. It came back for me finally on Saturday but there are many outside of Manhattan that still don't have power and hot water, or any water in some cases. I also have a friend who had his house crushed by a huge tree.
Here are a few pictures I took with my phone over the past few days. The first set shows a building in Chelsea, eighth avenue and 14th street, that had it's face ripped off by the storm. Fortunately no one was hurt. The second set shows one of the cafes that gave us refuge. Cafe Bonsignour on Jane Street had a generator. They gave out free food and provided outlets so people could charge their phones. Met a lot of interesting people. Everyone helped each other. Was very strange with no lights - not even traffic lights. In a way it was more eerie in the day than in the night.
Building on 8th avenue between 14th and 15th Streets.
People gathering outside of Cafe Bonsignour on Jane Street in the West Village, New York City.