This morning, I took my coffee and walked to the East River Promenade near my apartment. I haven't spoken about this on my blog, but this past year, I have moved from my beloved house in Staten Island to Manhattan. I'll have to write a follow up blog post to talk about the move and why, but for now, here are some photos from my new neighborhood. I took this photo as I approached the promenade and saw lots of people out and about and looking at the East River and the FDR Drive.
This a pretty amazing BEFORE and AFTER shot. The top photo I saw on NBCnews.com and was taken last night by a fellow New Yorker. The East River crested and completely took over the FDR Drive and flooded it. The photo below it is the After shot I took this morning at 10:00 am when I walked to the promenade near my apartment. The photo is overlooking FDR Drive South and is in the same spot as the NBCnews photo except the other photo was on street level, and I took the photo above on the promenade. What an insane juxtaposition!!
Dangling construction across from the promenade.
A lot of people are doing the same thing I was and checking out the promenade over the FDR.
See the article here.
Despite the damages and destruction, I know that the people here will band together in the cleanup and rebuild better and stronger. Having experienced 9/11, I know that we are tough, and we are resilient.
To see some amazing photos taken by people throughout the Tri-State area, check out this slideshow. It's pretty shocking to see the pictures from the storm, truly incredible photos.