Photo by myself in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
There was a call for donations for Red Hook residents, who were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Our neighborhood woke to find flyers posted, requesting candles and perishables.
Red Hook is a small neighborhood only a couple miles away. It is located at the edge of the East River.
As of this writing, Brooklyn is nearly cut off from Manhattan. Anyone trying to get into the city Wednesday by car was stuck for hours in traffic. Today, only cars with three or more passengers can even attempt to drive in.
Subways are running today in two sections, one within Brooklyn, and one between Manhattan and the Bronx. Some buses are running, too, but I'm sure the going will be very, very slow. Our city is so dependent on mass transit, that not having buses or subways has been crippling.
The lines to get gas are tremendously long. Our car is low on gas, so we've been essentially stuck at home, watching the news all day.
Halloween did go on yesterday. Kids walked through the streets in costumes to stores that were open. Our apartment building observed Halloween, with kids going door to door.
Apologies for the lack of photos. I will attempt to escape our neighborhood today (!). We are all a bit stir crazy at home.
Related posts: On Man V. Nature and the Gowanus Canal, On the Opera Collective and Hurricane Irene, and Wet and Not-So-Wonderful, Downtown.