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Sandy Visits Brooklyn, New York


Hello world,

Thank God the worst is over. Now we are in recovery and rebuilding mode. The Mayor of New York City has just announced that the death toll from Sandy now stands at 42 people. The New York City Marathon is off and the Nets Basketball game is on in Brooklyn tonight. Subways are up and running at least in Manhattan and some of the outer boroughs. The L train is still not running into Manhattan due to flooding of the 14th street tunnel. The MTA is working on it so we hope by Monday the L will be running. Check back here to find out.

Remember that Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends tonight so many people will get back the hour sleep they lost this week. Turn your clock back one hour before going to bed. If you are using candles- put them out before going to bed. If you are in Queens and cannot get gas, go to the Queens Armory in Jamaica, NY (168th Street). The National Guard is there and you will get gas. Some parts of the city are still without power so if you are coming to New York be reminded of that and be safe. Most NYC public schools will re-open on Monday for the over 1 million students. A few schools were damaged so please check with the city of New York’s website (http://www.nyc.gov).

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Brooklyn after Sandy: First Look

This is just one photo that shows the power of sandy right in Brooklyn, New York.  Thank God for what did not happen.  On a quick photo walk in the Flatlands area of Brooklyn, this was one of the first things that caught my eye.  This is a steel fence that has stood for years and look at it now.  But just like this fence, people in New York City might be bent, but we are not broken. 

So far 15 New Yorkers have died and we pray for those families that they will have peace even in this crisis.  The subways are still down and so are buses.  Governor Cuomo just said that they hope to get transportation up by Wednesday and it will be free for both subway and buses as New Yorkers move about.  New Yorkers are survivors and as long as we have life we will rebuild.  JFK airport will re-open tomorrow. LaGuardia will not open tomorrow due to extensive damage. All bridges and tunnels, except BATTERY TUNNEL and Rockaway bridges will not re-open tomorrow due to flooding.

More amazing photos to come later. Subscribe to my blog and you will see the photos that you can’t see on television because my crew is going on foot to the streets less traveled to bring you amazing photos of the damage done by the storm Sandy. 

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