|Dees Brick Oven Pizza, Metropolitan Ave.|
|The windows have been taped.|
As of this post, only bus service has been spottily restored in Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn and you get to ride for free today. As assessments are made about the damage, subway service will gradually be restored. New York 1 news has the latest update. And Amtrak is having its difficulties all up and down the East Coast from Philadelphia to Boston. And of course, New York airports have cancelled flights and will open sometime tomorrow. My cousin Louis who flew in Wednesday from Tacoma to visit with family will hopefully fly back tomorrow at some point when they reopen the airports. He was scheduled to fly out today. The Long Island Railroad and Metro-North have suffered the most damage from sweet Irene.
In retrospect, though some are thinking that the Mayor's and Governor's decision was based on political expediency and the response with the help of the press was overblown, I think it was the right one to make. I followed instructions, taking all my plants and planters off my balcony: I live on the 6th floor. My car was garaged and safely in its bed; I had enough water (I'm still trying to do The Master Cleanse and failing.) and lemons and organic maple syrup B and cayenne. And after a lousy tennis game Saturday morning in the torpid humidity and mosquito feast and drizzle, during which I worried about clearing off my balcony, I went home, took two hours to drag in all my plants and then hunkered down and watched the news and went online when the news bored me because I hate TV.
|74th and Metropolitan Ave.|
|72nd between Loubet and Manse. The SUV is to the right around the corner.|