Post-Sandy Sundries..Pain-in-Ass or Business-as-Usual?
Greetings dear readers,
I hope you are all safe and sound from the terrible storm last week. I lead a pretty quiet life far away out here in the crimson shadow of a "red" state.. I haven't the company of a boob tube for some time so I'm pretty poor at paying attention to the news. When I finally looked up "Sandy" images online I was SHOCKED to say the least. I lived in the East Village during 9/11..watched it all happen from my roof. New Yorkers pulled together pretty miraculously back then..Looking back it was rather inspirational and made me pretty proud to be there and a part of that community.
But this storm is a whole different kind of mess, eh?
The city as a whole was a very different place in 2001.
There were still real people living in the neighborhoods..folks with nowhere else to go.
The blackout in Aug of '03 was.. rather fun? It was a hot summer night and we crawled into the streets like it was Halloween with our sallow cheap flashlights. Perhaps we were simply relieved with the scars of 9/11 so fresh?
Still, I can't help but wonder what you guys are actually dealing with now..
Days and weeks in the dark is not a novel surprise.
A city full of sewerage, sadness, and fear is a volatile one.
How are you faring? Have you hopefully recovered more than you've lost? Is it impossible to get around? Have you missed lots of work? Can you make it to cop? Is there even anything or anyone to cop from?
I wouldn't expect any kind of disaster to totally cripple the drug market in a city so large for much more than a couple days perhaps but this was a big one and I am curious what is going on from "our" perspective.
Be as safe and as well as you can!
It can always be worse. It will usually get better.