Marking One Year Since Hurricane Sandy [PHOTOS]

Posted on: October 29th, 2013 at 12:03 pm by

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The East River breaks on Pike St.

Later tonight marks the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. We decided to mark the occasion with a personal journal entry from the morning after the storm, and some photo outtakes that didn’t make the cut last year. Just too many photos to sift through. The above was shot moments before a tree limb almost killed us.

Sitting at the local. It’s the only bar around that’s open and still serving. The company van sits out front powering the tunes while a crowd of locals munches on egg sandwiches. Plenty of booze to wash it all down.

Cleanup continues outside in earnest. Detritus coughed up by mother nature still litters the streets. But in here, the vibe is festive. One dude at the bar quips how he wants to stay put on the Lower East Side “to experience” the aftermath, rather than seek refuge uptown. And that seems to be the consensus around here.

And here we sit. Eating our egg sammy, writing this update. Bloomy says it could be another couple days without power. We don’t doubt it. Everyone’s gone analog for the duration. Cell service is down, power is out. There are lines for pay phones (many of which are busted) and bodegas. People are hunkered down.

Back to stuffing face…

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