A quick NYC/Irene update

All flights are cancelled. So are buses and trains. But you already knew that. Still, as a blog that is supposed to be focused on travel I figured that starting with the relevant bits was useful.

Beyond that, New York City is eerie tonight. Walking around the Meatpacking District at 9:30pm on a Saturday night and, at times, being the only person I could see on the streets was just plain strange. There were a a surprisingly high number of emergency services cars out and taxis rolling through from time to time. But very few people actually out on the streets.


I was also fortunate to find a local bar that was still open tonight. Apparently they were all supposed to close at 9pm but at least one was still serving. Kitchen was closed, but the taps were flowing quite well. And nights like this are when you truly bond with the other patrons at the bar. Needless to say, the folks out tonight were having a blast, self included.

The alarm is set to get up early tomorrow and watch the tide – and storm surge – roll in. It will be interesting to see how things develop up here. Hopefully the apartment doesn’t flood too badly.

Click on the pictures for larger versions and more images from the ‘hood tonight.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.