In the News: Parking Garage Victim

••• Did Empire Parking force attendant Anthony Narh to stay in the garage at 92 Laight (River Lofts) during Sandy, even though the area was evacuated? (Narh drowned when the garage flooded.)  The Nation looks into the matter. (Photo by Lizzy Ratner courtesy The Nation)

••• “The First Precinct, which serves the southern tip of Manhattan, is in mourning, having lost one of its own the night of the storm surge. Police officer Artur Kasprzak, 28, a six-year department veteran, died while ushering seven family members to safety inside his flood-ravaged home on Staten Island during Hurricane Sandy.” —Downtown Express

••• “Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel Reopens to Cars for Rush Hour” —DNAinfo

••• The Broadsheet has a Q&A about Sandy with new CB1 chair Catherine McVay Hughes.

••• “Nice pics help sell underwhelming 77 Hudson Street loft at $1,089/ft in prime Tribeca.” —Manhattan Loft Guy

••• “The city’s seemingly star-crossed bike-share program, once promised for last summer but delayed until the spring amid software problems, has found its way into Hurricane Sandy’s unsparing path. The storm dumped several feet of water at some points across the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where the city had been storing equipment like bicycles and dock stations in Building 293, near the northern tip of the yard and the waters of Wallabout Bay. […] There appeared to be damage to program equipment, including dock stations for bicycles.” —New York Times



  1. This story made me cry. Rest in peace Mr Narh. What a terrible tragedy.

  2. @ FTK – Totally agree. It’s heartbreaking