Around this time last year, this is what the East Village looked like. See more of my Sandy photos in this post.
What the Empire State Building looked like after the Hurricane Sandy blackout last year. You can see my complete set of Sandy photos at Flickr.
In remembrance of Hurricane Sandy, here’s the photos I took during and after Sandy hit, mostly in lower and midtown Manhattan.
Just in case you needed a new iPad during #Nemo at around midnight, the Fifth Avenue Store was still going strong. They don’t close down for weather unless the subways are shut down (as they were during Hurricane Sandy)
(Source: Flickr / zokuga)
I like to do a photo review every year just because it helps me remember what the hell exactly happened. But I just did one recently of Hurricane Sandy blackout photos and that was pretty much the pivotal event for many of us in the city.
I uploaded more than 4,500 photos to Flickr this year, but Tumblr’s photosets only allow 10 photos. So here are 10 photos that sum up the year for me in New York (basically, lots of precipitation).
(Last year’s photo review here)
The NYT’s Lens blog has their annual roundup of great 2012 NY photos. Check it out here.
Top: Photographer Librado Romero/The New York Times; the space shuttle Enterprise approaching its new home, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on Manhattan’s West Side, in April.
Bottom: Photographer Kirsten Luce for The New York Times; playing in the sand at Rockaway Beach in Queens in July.
Bummer. NPR reports that Liberty and Ellis islands closed “indefinitely” due to flood damage (Lady Liberty suffered no damage, though)
Saw this poor puppy, Angel, rolling around Union Square just as the Sandy blackout ended. At least she went home to a powered home (I hope)
I finally got around to organizing some of the photos I took during the Hurricane Sandy blackout. Except for the power going out in my neighborhood, I don’t have any stories of hardship. I just had to walk to work and walk back in pitch dark every day that week. So I didn’t see any of Sandy’s real devastation, but walking around the deserted downtown Manhattan was enough craziness for me.
Note: If you’re viewing this on the Tumblr dashboard, click here to see all the photos attached to this post.
Virtually all of them were shot with my Sony NEX-7 and 24mm lens. No clever skill to them or heavy-post-processing…just bumped the ISO and aperture to the max and held my breath. All of these photos are on my Flickr account and available through Creative Commons, along with the metadata and original sizes.
Feel free to re-use the photos (with attribution). So if you were interested in purchasing a print, donate instead to post-Sandy efforts: Coney Recovers | Staten Island Advance’s list | FEMA Donation Info
The students of Rockaway Park High still go to school, despite the destruction of their neighborhood and their actual high school facilities. This New York Times story of how they do it will make you complain less about your own commute.
Photo by Robert Stolarik for the NYT
Coney Island, 1944. Photo taken by Marie Hansen for LIFE, via Google Image LIFE archive. Check out Coney Island’s Amazon Wishlist for Sandy relief here.
A NYFD truck races up First Avenue during Hurricane Sandy and after lower Manhattan’s power goes out. Today Airbnb announced an initiative to connect those who were left homeless with those who are willing to offer free housing.