My City #Sandy


Everything is flooding.

911 is receiving 20k calls an hour; normal is 2k/hr.

The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel is flooded.

The Gowanus Canal flooded its banks (that’s a Superfund site, folks, hugely toxic).

Much of Manhattan has no power. More than a quarter of a million people don’t.

The Carousel in DUMBO was breached.

Long Island is under several feet of water, as is the Jersey Shore. My niece reports 42″ on the ground floor of my sister’s house in Bellmore.

Five people have already died.

The NYC Subways may be closed for a week or longer; there’s 4′ of sea water in the tunnels.

On the other side of the world, a storm has killed 30 people in Viet Nam and the Philippines.

Coney Island looks beautiful.

People gathered in Times Square with a massive sign that said END CLIMATE SILENCE.

Mayor Bloomberg’s Spanish is really, really terrible.

Love to you all on the East Coast. Stay safe.