Adam and I have decided to ride the storm out in the country—the thought of walking the pug in a storm surge pushed us over the edge—so please send in your photos, videos, observations, and news to email@example.com, and I’ll post it here in a timeline. (Unless we lose power….) I’ll also be retweeting like mad; you can read the tweets even if you don’t have a twitter account. Last year’s storm tweets were a kick. Let’s hope Sandy is as locally anticlimactic as Irene was.
P.S. Stay safe!
Please send updates on who’s open to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Who’s open today (if you see otherwise, let me know): Barry’s Bootcamp (tonight’s classes are canceled), Kaffe 1668, Hudson Market (a.k.a. Picnic Basket, Jin Market), Duane Park Patisserie, Cosmopolitan Café (“PS: anybody elderly/with special needs feel free to contact us”), Duane Reade, Frankly Wines (11 a.m.–1 p.m. or 2 p.m.), Babesta (by arrangement; call 646-290-5508), ROC (definitely for lunch and maybe for dinner), Laughing Man, Financier (Stone Street and Liberty Street locations, “for now”), Maslow 6 Wine Shop (11 a.m.– 1 p.m.), Morgan’s Market, Kings Pharmacy, Equinox, Chambers Street Wines (“till around 5 p.m.—maybe”), Maxwell’s (“opening at noon for drinks and will be open as long as possible as the weather permits”), Amish Market, Ward III (“We’ll be open after the storm surge. 7 or 8pm, depending”), Reade Street Pub & Kitchen, Reade Street Animal Hospital, Gee Whiz Diner. NOTE: Many are closing as the day goes on.
Who’s closed today: Whole Foods, SoulCycle, Starbucks, Euphoria Spa, Barnes & Noble, Spot, Flor de Sol, Wichcraft, Sarabeth’s, R 20th Century, Battery Place Market (both locations), Tent & Trails, City Hall restaurant, Locanda Verde, Bubby’s, Takahachi Bakery, Rosanjin, Harry’s Italian, Polarn O. Pyret, Maslow 6 Wine Bar, The Palm Tribeca, MaxDelivery, Kutsher’s Tribeca, Max, Jerry’s Café, New York Vintners, Brandy Library, Food Emporium, Viet Café, MaryAnn’s, Benvenuto, The Harrison, Kidville, Dylan Prime, Canis Minor, Woodrow’s (open tomorrow), Tre Sorelle, Churrascaria Tribeca, By Joy Gryson, Lole, Adeline Adeline, Tribeca Tap House, Greenwich Grill, Sushi Azabu, All Good Things, Landmarc, Estancia 460, Weather Up Tribeca, The Harrison, Brushstroke, Thalassa, Bouley, Sweet Lily, Shoofly, Gigino, M1-5, Tiny’s & the Bar Upstairs, Vestry Wines, Edward’s
10:34 a.m: Some photos and a video came in. These are from Andrea:
These are from Dave:
Video from Asaf:
12:06 p.m.: Apologies once again to the shops and restaurants I emailed today for forgetting to use bcc—I was mortified when I realized it. A photo from Raul:
3 p.m.: From Andrea, who said, “Ignore the picture. It’s the sound that I want you to hear. It’s a strange humming or whining. It’s only been a few hours but we’re almost insane. Any ideas?” (Christy Frank at Frankly Wines said it’s the wind whistling through the top floors of 1WTC.)
3:16 p.m.: From Jonathan (it’s a stop sign uprooted by the wind):
3:34 p.m.: Fox 5 is reporting that Con Ed will turn off most power in Battery Park City. The FiDi Fan Page on Facebook said, “Many FiDi bldgs having power shut off preemptively in next 2 hrs; even bldgs in Zone C. Do what you need to before it’s” And Tribeca Trib tweeted that Con Ed is reporting a “‘Strong possibility’ of power outage at Tribeca’s Independence Plaza, with no electric, hot water for 48-96 hours.”
4:16 p.m.: From Humberto—the netting on 1WTC is ripped to shreds and a tree on Greenwich came down.