Last week was intense and exhausting both physically and emotionally. I spent some of the weekend organizing items for donations to be sent to victims of Hurricane Sandy and people's generosity and the sense of community around New York and New Jersey inspires me and makes me feel hopeful. I took a walk around my neighborhood late last week and it saddens me. It breaks my heart to think of how it is in other places like Staten Island, Queens and the Jersey Shore. These were shot last Thursday (the storm surge was Monday night).
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Water from the surge filled the Battery Underpass for days.
These hoses are filled with water being pumped out of the basement of this building and they gush out into the street outside.
This is the other end of the hoses above.
No lights anywhere and most of the streets were completely abandoned aside from the Con Ed and clean up workers and the occasional rogue tourist.
The same place as the day these photos were taken.