While hurricane Irene bore down on New York City last night, so steady in her course and yet spinning more wildly than a runaway top, I considered reminding my esteemed readers that both this blog and the storm it was writing about share a common origin. But then I thought that might be bad luck and I went…Details
You can pick a random post from the slides below or read all hurricane entries in true chronological order the good old way.
As New York City, along with two or three entire states, prepares feverishly for the frontal assault of category 1 hurricane Sandy, I am left with a feeling of déjà vu, of sadness and resignation. Having spent 15 years in the Caribbean and another year in the south Pacific and Southeast Asia, I saw a fifth season added…Details
As recently downgraded hurricane Sandy, now a tropical storm, still unleashes the strongest gusts so far on our little terrace – the northeast quadrant always being bad news – do yourself a favor and have a look at this very, very cool artsy representation of US wind speeds, live. Warning, it loads slowly. Similar posts: Cool…Details
Twenty-four hours after the strongest winds were felt, New York City is in recovery mode, idle, disoriented, licking her wounds. It could have been worse, yet it could have been so much better. Wide-spread power outages and flooding, downed trees, drifting cars, sinking tunnels, skinned buildings, collapsing cranes, casualties, the Media has shown it all, there is…Details
Marie and I took a walk along the Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn on the day after impact. Then last night, 48 hours after hurricane force winds and record-high storm surge combined to extreme tides flooded many areas of the New York City boroughs, I went for a late afternoon run across the Brooklyn Bridge and into Manhattan’s Financial District,…Details
Not so much has changed*. Lower Manhattan heads into another dark night, emergency crew lights everywhere Our mayor has finally cancelled the NYC Marathon that was to be held on Sunday, after being pressured in all directions from all sides – and I have no doubt that some sides were dark and definitely not so…Details