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This messy post-Sandy life

During the first day after the storm, I went to my go-to cafe for a bit, but it was packed and I felt bad taking a seat away from storm refugees desperate to charge electronics and enjoy a hot beverage. I had both power and internet at home.

Damage in my neighborhood was minimal. Continue reading

Future home of Whole Foods

Whole Foods is slated to open in Williamsburg at the intersection of Bedford Avenue and N. 4th Street mid-2014. For now, though, the site is a more or less a boarded up, open-air, unfinished warehouse.

At least it was boarded up.

Sandy made an impact.

March 2015: still not open.

Crumbling NYC

Is it any wonder this lamppost fell down?

Bedford Avenue is Williamsburg’s main drag so the city is very fortunate no one was killed as it keeled over.

New York City’s infrastructure is crumbling. This is the tip of the iceberg.

Scenes from Superstorm Sandy

All is well here in my Williamsburg, Brooklyn abode. The building swayed during the bigger gusts enough to make us worry a little, but my neighbors and I didn’t lose power. I’m feeling grateful.

We have trees in Williamsburg, but not like in Brownstone Brooklyn.

My friend Melissa Hope Chusid created this great collage about life returning to normal on the Upper East Side.

When I walked through my own neighborhood this afternoon, Mast Brothers had reopened. Momofuku Milkbar had not. Nor had Modca. Oslo was open – thank goodness – but didn’t have any pastries understandably. Pies n Thighs was not only open, but delivering.

The subway still isn’t working so I’m Brooklyn-bound for a few days.

Good riddance, Sandy.