Pepto-Bismol. Nowadays, Rona Economou, owner of a small Greek food stall in the Essex Street Market, keeps it handy. Stress makes her stomach uneasy. And her right eye, it twitches. Even in seemingly ordinary moments, like when she’s done laboring over the stove, the day’s cooking complete, and stands watch over her spinach pies, pear [...]
In Hoboken, New Jersey, the devastation from Hurricane Sandy has been immense. With recovery efforts underway, community members are now turning their attention to the elections. Jefferson Mok reports. Video from NY City Lens on Vimeo.
New York City hotels are busier than ever, packed with tourists who are stuck in town and locals who were forced to leave their homes in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy. Staff are trying their best to accommodate everyone. Ines de La Cuetara reports. Hurricane Hotels from Ines de La Cuetara on Vimeo. New York [...]
Through pitch-black apartment corridors in Chinatown to the hundreds of restaurants and shops lining the Lower East Side, a small army of volunteers fanned out in those neighborhoods to provide emergency assistance to residents who have been without power and other basic services for the last four days. Since Tuesday, CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities, a [...]
Hurricane Sandy left thousands of residents on the Lower East Side without power, food and water. Assistance was slow in coming, but volunteers from churches in the area, organized through social media, rushed to help. NY City Lens was on the scene. Video from Katherine Theofanous on Vimeo.
During the height of the storm Monday night, the NYU Langone Medical center lost power—and then its back up power system failed. A mass evacuation of 300 patients ensued, medical staff transferring them to hospitals and treatment centers that still maintained power. On Wednesday, it was deja vu at Bellevue Hospital, where another 300 patients were [...]
Tuesday morning revealed scenes of unprecedented flooding, massive power outages, severe property damage and general carnage around the city from Hurricane Sandy’s passage overnight. Throughout the day, NY City Lens reporters will upload stories and photos of the recovery process as the city takes its first steps toward repairing the damage and restoring normality.