The people uptown have no clue what’s going on down here,” he said — and he was enjoying himself, in a way. “Come downtown!” he had just written in a text to a friend. ”You will never have an opportunity to see New York like this again — for another year!
Wednesday, 7:30pm: We’ve been crazy-lucky. Haven’t lost power, Internet, cell service, anything at all. (Know that every time I say that, I fear I’m tempting fate. Knocking wood once again.)
What’s even crazier is that our very-immediate neighborhood is running, seemingly, almost normally. Maybe that will change tomorrow or Friday, if all the food runs out. But for now, things are close to normal. (Not to discount any of the damage that’s been done, of course.)
I’ve had this sense of guilt this entire time, How did we get so lucky, while almost all of lower Manhattan has gone dark? So I hesitate to even write all this because the last thing I want to sound like is smug. But in the interest of spreading the word, if you haven’t yet headed to the UES or UWS or Brooklyn and you need to refuel, know that the southwest corner of Manhattan is an option, too.
Starting at Murray St and heading south, here’s what I’ve found:
In “Goldman Alley” (between Murray St and Vesey St)
Around the corner:
World Financial Center:
South End Ave:
That’s as far south as I got, though I heard Inatteso is open as well.
p.s. Another reminder for friends — if you need a place to shower/internet/etc, we’re happy to have you. We hosted our first refugee today, and Zuki was pretty psyched:
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