Well, here we are back to the daily grind in NYC a week after Hurricane Sandy. Most subways lines and roadways are up and running for most. People are lined up at Starbucks and bagel stands to get their normal fix. Businesses are open. Power has been restored to the majority. I have to give big props to the MTA and ConEd for getting everything up as quick as they did under the circumstances. It truly was a Herculean effort, and the employees of those companies that were in the trenches working day and night need to be applauded. There are still areas that are out but should be up shortly.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy we have all seen so much destruction and human suffering. Everyone we know has some family and friends all affected by this storm in one way or another. Power outages, homes burnt to the ground, mass flooding, deaths, and more. It is just unreal, and something none of us really expected.
Watching all the reports on tv all week made me reflect a bit. It’s easy for all the politicians to give their speeches, and most have been doing a great job throughout this. Even the MTA bosses (whom we normally hate) and the ConEd bosses (whom we also normally hate) have been saying the right things to the public and seem to be really trying to get Continue reading In the wake of Sandy
Well, that one surely caught us all off guard here in the Northeast. I mean, we did have all the advance warnings and weather reports. Yet, as I wrote in my recent blog post many people in this area take it a bit lightly. We have all been through storms before, and many just don’t end up being that bad overall. We have endured storms, blackouts, terrorist attacks, etc. I guess sometimes things do happen as predicted. I, for one, also did not think it would end up this devastating. Sandy was one mean storm, and she did not go away quietly. Continue reading Hurricane Sandy was no joke!
New Yorker’s are a funny bunch. Sure, we are bombarded by information sources all day warning us and updating on Hurricane Sandy – internet, social media, twitter, newspapers, tv, smoke signals, carrier pigeons, etc. Yet, many of us seem oblivious to heed the perils of this upcoming Frankenstorm.
Our mayor has been telling us to stock up on essential supplies, have a “Go Bag” ready, pay attention to the emergency weather updates, and basically just stay inside safe and dry. So, what did we do today? Like many of our fellow citizens we went out for brunch! Heck yeah! With big ole’ bloody marys! Burger with the works and eggs benedict. Mini muffins too! Sipping on my spicy cocktail while peering out the window at the dreary sky and whipping winds we just sat in bliss and enjoyed our boozy brunch. It’s what we do!