Hurricane Sandy has come and gone. Most of Brooklyn was almost totally unscathed – I didn’t even lose power. Manhattan was not so lucky. Yesterday I biked in with a friend, and the vibe was downright creepy. Like a post-apocalyptic zombie movie, if the zombies were looking for somewhere to charge their phones. The trains and most of the tunnels are flooded, and the traffic signals are out. Movement through the city is at a crawl, even with a car or bike.
Even though things are getting better quickly in Manhattan, it was a relief to come back home to Brooklyn, where electricity and hot water are promiscuously available. But from my window, I can see sections of the darkened Manhattan skyline, along with the collapsed construction crane on 57th street.