View of the storm from my apartmentI hope you are all safe and well; it's been an absolutely horrible week for those of us living in Tri-State area, homes destroyed in the boro's and massive destruction to the cities infrastructure. Our electricity was out until yesterday afternoon, forcing me to walk up the 44 floors to my apartment everytime the dog needed to go out, but we were one of the lucky ones. I live on the East River, serene and picturesque until Sandy hit and the water breached the highway on the river with nearly 8 feet of water. The building rocked like a boat for several hours as the storm moved through the city. As I walked up those stairs in the dark, Dash and I would stop every few flights to catch our breath and inevitably someone would peek out their door asking if I knew when the lights would be coming on. Neighbors who did not know each other became fast friends, loaning flashlights, cellphones and picking up groceries for those home bound. When the elevators started up again, a collective cheer could be heard throughout the building, and now when I see those neighbors I met in the dark hallways, we make sure to give each other a friendly hello. We are the lucky ones, so many were not, please keep them in your thoughts.
Flooding on the FDR Drive
Halloween in the dark
View from my apartment today
Dash very happy to have the elevator back!