Hurricane Sandy has left some New Yorkers homeless and others coping with the loss of water and power. In the face of utter disaster, and the inconvenience of no Internet, cellphone, refrigeration, or hot water, New Yorkers are finding ways to cope—and finding ways to keep their spirits up.
Paula Chin, Property Owner, Tribecca
I was born in New York, so I’m kind of used to this. You sort of roll with it, follow instructions, and keep safe.
Charlotte Davies, 20, Student, Lower East Side
We have three new kittens, they all play with each other; sometimes we play with them.
Brett Leveridge, 54, Online Producer and Writer, Chelsea
We’re in walking distance from work, so we go and charge our things there. There’s some good battery on the laptop, so we’ve been watching some movies.
Kay Fan, Independent Contractor, Grenwich Village
Ninety percent of the people left our building, so my husband is playing his guitar and sometimes his saxophone.
Justin Benton, 32, Retail, Inwood
We had some friends over and caught up. It’s been a good time to get together and keep things in perspective.
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