Posts tagged Sandy
Posts tagged Sandy
needsmoresalt said: I’m happy to hear you’re all safe! Hope your toddler isn’t going nuts from staying inside.
As I write this, he is literally running around in circles in the living room singing his current favorite song (“Habia un Sapo”) over and over at top volume. He’s also dismantled his train track in a fit of rage, and cried because he heard us say that the subway is broken. (He really, really loves the subway. And buses. He’s the MTA’s biggest fan, probably.)
Someone’s definitely going to go crazy this week, but all bets are off as to who’s going first, parents or child.
Outside of the loss of the internet for a few hours and few flickering lights, our neighborhood made it through the storm relatively unscathed. I imagine there’s quite a bit of debris outside on the ground from all of the trees that line our streets, but there was no flooding and no power outages. I did get a demonstration of just how drafty and shitty our living room windows are from watching my hanging philodendron plants dance in front of them all night, animated from the gusts of wind rattling the panes. We ate roasted chicken and drank tequila, checked the internet for storm updates and watched a Danish movie that Matt’s company is going to put out.
It’s hard to believe that while we were having a nice quiet evening at home, neighborhoods that are within walking distance from us were flooding and losing power.
The MTA seems pretty screwed. I guess we’ll find out more today about the extent of damage and when the subway will be back up and running. The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel is flooded from end to end, cars are floating down Avenue C in the city, 50 houses out in the Rockaways burned down, and NYU Hospital in the East 30s had a complete power failure and all patients had to be evacuated to other city hospitals, including NICU babies who had to be carried down nine flights of stairs to waiting ambulances.
And yet, if you look out our windows, it just looks like we had a particularly windy night. It’s a little surreal.