Before and after

An astonishing comparison of lower Manhattan after Sandy hit, and before.  The caption:

This combination of photos shows above, lower Manhattan dark after the hybrid storm Sandy on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, and below a fully lit skyline on Jan. 6, 2012, both seen from the Brooklyn borough of New York. In an attempt to lessen damage from saltwater to the subway system and the electrical network beneath the city’s financial district, New York City’s main utility cut power to about 6,500 customers in lower Manhattan. But a far wider swath of the city was hit with blackouts caused by flooding and transformer explosions. (AP Photo)

We’re still chugging along with power in my corner of Queens, but the sound of the wind is chilling.  I dread seeing what the neighborhood looks like tomorrow.


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