Today, Devin and I are very grateful that Morningside Heights, where we live in Manhattan, is in fact very high up. We're uptown, but we're also on a hill, so we had water and power all yesterday during Hurricane Sandy. Our thoughts are with the New Yorkers and other people across the country who lost homes and loved ones.
This afternoon we took a walk to survey the damage. A wind-felled tree in Riverside Park.
Lingering storm clouds and the Hudson. Everything was slate-gray.
Piles of leaves and Devin's boots.
Take a look at the water to the left, and then the orange buoy to the right. The buoy and the ring of leaves near it represents how high the Hudson got last night--the path was completely submerged.
Bulldozer clearing off a flooded roadway.
Unearthed worm graveyard.
Shuttered storefronts. The subways and busses were still closed today, as were many shops and businesses.