NYC-based photographer Robert Caplin documented Hurricane Sandy’s damage on his block on the Upper West Side.
Four or five days ago I heard there was a hurricane named Sandy brewing and could possibly hit NYC. I wasnâ€™t very concerned as Iâ€™d been through Hurricane Irene about a year prior with little or no inconvenience to us personally. I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan close to Central Park which is one the highest parts of the city. Also, Iâ€™m in an apartment building which is essentially a fortress of brick and stone as every building down a block touch each-other. Itâ€™s not like in the moviesâ€¦thereâ€™s very few alleys in Manhattan. Also, for the most part, Manhattan doesnâ€™t lose electricity from wind or storms because our entire electrical system is underground.
Anyhow, as the storm got closer, there was a little more panic setting in as I saw that the grocery store had massive lines, and the 24 hour fruit vendor on my corner was completely sold outâ€¦he never sells out. My wife and I decided to go ahead and get some extra food just in case the worst happened.
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