Posts Tagged ‘downtown’

Dan Garodnick: East Side Responds to Hurricane Sandy

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown

garodnick By Dan Garodnick Hurricane Sandy outdid even the most aggressive projections of its impact on New York. In my district on the East Side of Manhattan, and some of the West 50s, we had severe flooding throughout Zones A and B, power and heat outages that lasted for over a week, and—as if that weren’t [&hellip
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Dine Out to Help Out: Downtown Restaurants Need You Now

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Our Town, West Side Spirit

forkknife At this point, the roar of Hurricane-Franken-Tropical-Storm-Plus Sandy has faded to a dull murmur of reminders to donate to the Red Cross. As members of the modern era, our attention spans have been diverted at least three times over since last week’s storm; by the election, by the jokes your friends have made about the [&hellip
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Still in the Dark: Why Hurricane Sandy Wasn’t a Surprise

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Hurricane debris near the damaged ConEd power plant on 14th Street and Avenue C. Photo by Laura Mishkin. This week power returned downtown, kids went back to school and the crane dangling 74 stories above West 57th Street was secured. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, however, New York City is far from fixed. More than 70,000 residents remained without power on Monday. The inundated Brooklyn-Battery and Queens-Midtown tunnels remained closed. Ruined homes [&hellip
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Downtown Organizations Help with Hurricane Relief

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

dt_localresponse_2_AA After Hurricane Sandy blazed its path of flooding and power outages through downtown Manhattan, many residents and groups plunged right in to help their neighbors, showing that even a mega-storm and unprecedented damage won’t keep New Yorkers from helping each other in times of crisis. The headquarters of Nazareth Housing, at 206 E. Fourth St., [&hellip
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Sandy Tears Swath of Destruction through Downtown Manhattan

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, NY Press Exclusive, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Photo by Aaron Adler By Paul Bisceglio Sandy hit New York on Monday evening with the fury promised by ominous forecasts and left behind a wake of devastation wrought by the 80 m.p.w.-plus winds and extensive flooding of lower Manhattan. The grim numbers began to roll in as the post-tropical storm faded on Tuesday: over half a million residents [&hellip
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Unofficial Parade Lights Up Dark Downtown

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Lifestyle, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Photo by Emily Johnson By Emily Johnson The theme of the annual Village Halloween parade this year was to have been a 2012 Mayan countdown. With the streets of downtown Manhattan already dark and apocalyptic in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, the parade was cancelled for the first time in its venerated 39-year history. But on Wednesday night, more [&hellip
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PHOTOS: Downtown Manhattan Crushed by Hurricane Sandy

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Cars that once sat in a parking garage on South William Street in Manhattan's Financial District float along the entrance of the garage. Gas has leaked from the cars into the flood waters. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, downtown residents are still facing flooded streets and homes, no power and a devastating recovery that will likely take weeks if not months. Reporter Amy Eley ventured into Lower Manhattan to survey the damage. We’ll be updating with more photos and reports from the neighborhood.      
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Sandy Pulls the Plug on Village Halloween Parade

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Breaking News, Our Town Downtown

By Sophia Rosenbaum The Village Halloween Parade, a 39-year tradition, is just another check on the list of Hurricane Sandy’s victims, which includes the destruction of much of Atlantic City, Long Island, Downtown Manhattan and the New York City mass transit system. “For the first time in our 39 year history, the Mayor’s Office of [&hellip
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