Downtown After Sandy: Walking 3 miles in blacked-out NYC, the night after the storm
Boing Boing pal Joe Sabia, who collaborates with us on the Boing Boing Virgin America in-flight TV channel and is a talented director—and a resident of New York's Little Italy neighborhood!—shot and edited this amazing video.
"Walking 3 miles from Mulberry Street to Grand Central on the night after Hurricane Sandy," Joe explains. "Everything south of 38th street was dark."
1) People used pay phones.
2) Lone cops would stand on corners keeping an eye out on things.
3) A few bars would have candle-lit drinking hours. Which reminded me of NYC in the 1700s, if I was alive then
I just watched Amadeus yesterday. That's why Mozart is scoring this video.