Hurricane Sandy did a masterful job at destroying many neighborhoods in the city. If you have power, mercifully I do, and were able to see the news, then you have seen the devastation.
The subway system downtown at Battery Park has flooded and they're saying it'll take about a week to get the transit system running again. Bus service is supposed to start this evening and will take up the slack where the trains leave off.
Fortunately, I had power (it dimmed a few times) and suffered no ill effects of the storm other than leaves in front of the house:
My back yard had some fallen tree limbs which you can see here, if you're interested in the boring.
It looks as if most people managed to hang onto their roof tops. There was no flooding on my street and you have no idea how grateful I am for that.
I took a little walk around the block and saw that these poor folks lost the doors to their fence:
The one door is laying down in their driveway, the other is probably across town somewhere. I hope it didn't hit anyone's house.
Other than that, we've weathered the storm and other than some still pretty strong winds, it's calm.
Knitting chit chat will resume with the next post.