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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Life Goes on, in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Need Stuff for Red Hook, Brooklyn
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.

Halloween, Brooklyn

Related posts: On Man V. Nature and the Gowanus Canal, On the Opera Collective and Hurricane Irene, and Wet and Not-So-Wonderful, Downtown.

5 comments:

kousuke said...

Are there anything I can do for you, Kitty?

Kitty said...

Hi Kousuke!

Thanks no, we are fine. We are so, so lucky compared to others in the area.

We are busy keeping Rupert (our dog) entertained and exercised. All the parks are closed but we've been sneaking in so he can run around.

I think the worst part of this situation is not knowing when it will end.

Best, K

Rose ~ from Oz said...

You're doing great Kitty, keeping us updated as best you can.
The not knowing is the worst.
Take good care.
R.

Lily Hydrangea said...

It's nice to see people are trying their best to help others.
There is one gas station close to my house selling gas & the line of cars is about a mile long - the rest of the stations in my area are sold out. I have half a tank left so I am not traveling unless it is necessary.

biebkriebels said...

It is a weird situation to be so locked of from the citylife. You don't realize when things are going well, how dependent you are from transport.
We watched images of Staten Island this morning, people were so desperate, loosing so much.