New York City Under the Irene Algorithm

The funny thing is – or maybe it’s not funny – when a hurricane and the Eastern Seaboard interact, the result is an explosion of wild numbers. Here’s the picture so far, gathered from various sources of mitigated reliability: Close to one million people without power in Virginia and North Carolina; Nearly 10,000 flights cancelled; 5…

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Earthquake!

It would appear today’s tremor was felt very strongly in parts of NYC. With an epicenter located somewhere in Virginia and ranking a respectable 5.9 on the infamous Richter scale, this one never even registered on my own radar as I was on the phone with a French interlocuteur from my office in Chelsea. But…

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