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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Downtown Manhattan


Last night, after the power went out, this was the view from our window in downtown Manhattan. Eerie! You can barely see the buildings against the sky. The other odd thing is that our neighborhood was silent. Normally our street is very busy, and we can always hear cars driving by, honking, people chatting—all the normal sounds of a big city. But last night, it felt like we were sleeping in the middle of the woods; totally silent. How are you guys doing today? Sending our thoughts to you and your loved ones. xoxo

101 comments:

Elicia Christofferson said...

Wow! How crazy. Hope you and your family stay safe.

AVY said...

All of life is a storm. The silence is just a bonus.

/ Avy
http://MyMotherFuckedMickJagger.blogspot.com




Haleigh Martin said...

thinking of all of you on the east coast!

judit said...

It's so good to hear that you and your little family is okay. I was worried when I saw the news. Have a safe day! :-)

Diana Mieczan said...

WOW, how crazy and that photo you took is incredibly eerie. Hope you guys are safe. Kisses

Mina said...

Best of luck today. Prayers are with you and your family. I'm from Florida, so I know far too well how scary a time this can be. Stay safe!

zenpresence.com said...

Glad you are well. We're seeing a little bit of sunshine for the first time in 5 days here on the Outer Banks. A good deal of destruction seaside, but we'll recover.

Dan @ ZenPresence

dinaclabaugh said...

All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending healthy energy and love your way. xoxo dina

anna | Today I like Blog said...

this is crazy... we are also connected here from Spain, thinking of you :)

thyme Sarah said...

I used to live in the city and I just can't imagine what it must be like. Take care and I hope that when the film crews get rolling it won't be as bad as all of the predictions.

CP and KW said...

that's insane. noise and light is something always associated to new york... crazy.
kw, Ladies in Navy

Julia said...

so eerie! praying for nyc and the east coast today..

Ana said...

glad you're all safe. i have so many close friends and family in NYC and as I woke up from the blowing wind last night I worried about everyone.

Ms. Magpie said...

It's so much more scary to have a storm/flood than a blizzard, isn't it?

Alli said...

The photo looks eery. Would be so weird to suddenly be surrounded by quiet when you're used to noise. Scary. Good to hear you & your family are ok.

Mariana said...

That sounds crazy.
Stay safe!!

jenni said...

Scary. Hope you are all doing okay.

Amanda Leigh said...

Wow- that's crazy. Here on the Upper East Side it felt pretty low key- no power loss as far as I could tell. Hope this blog post means you have power made it through ok!

Shoreham Cottage Gifts said...

glad you are ok x

Soaking up Sunshine said...

so glad you and your family are ok.

Julia said...

That is so crazy to see! Being in northwestern Wisconsin, I'm not feeling anything from the big storm. But some of my family went on vacation to NYC this last week and are now stuck there! Also, I have a friend in Michigan and she is getting very strong wind, rain, and snow! Hope you all stay safe!

bulgari said...

Glad you and your family are ok.
A kiss from Portugal.

Alyssa said...

Your post last night had me texting friends in NY to check in. PA is doing alright...flooding and trees down in the county but a lot of us have our power which is a gift!

xo

Erica @ Acire Adventures said...

Wow! That is so eerie, I can't even imagine how strange that must be. Sending you warm thoughts from Canada. Stay safe!

gia said...

Wow, same-same. Glad you guys are ok!

Amy Gemmel said...

Yikes! Glad you guys are safe and sound. Totally reminds me of the Friends episode where they have the blackout. I have great memories of hurricane days with the family growing up in the south!

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Beautiful Things said...

Stay safe. Thinking of everyone in NYC. x

Christina Storm said...

Stay safe, praying for ya'll!

The Style Storm

xo, Christina

Yelle said...

Florida is quite safe these days - but I have family in NY, NJ, and PA and I'm thinking about all of them! Your view was quite gorgeous, and it seems quite serene with the quiet!

Shelley said...

Wow! Stay safe, Sandy has been absolutely horrible and my heart goes out to so many. Here in Michigan there is lots of wind, rain, snow, and some power outages but nothing to actually complain about.

Alexa said...

i am on the upper west side and the winds were terrifying. i was afraid to look out my window when i woke up this morning. so thankful to be safe and sound at home, and i am glad your family is ok!

Mardle Made said...

Wow, I can't even imagine New York liek that. It look more like my home villgae in Norfolk, England, in the middle of the countryside!

I hope you and your loved onesa and friends are all managing to stay safe.

xx

www.mardlemade.com

Jennifer Bridges said...

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asoloaffair said...

I'm glad to hear both you and your family is OK!

S.

Kristin said...

Sending good thoughts and prayers from San Diego. My bff just moved to Manhattan and needless to say was not expecting anything like this. Go away Frankenstorm!

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

Glad to hear you are okay. We lost some apple trees, but nothing major. Last year, my little neck of the woods was completely decimated by Irene/Lee, and the clean-up still isn't finished. Luckily we were spared. My heart goes out to those affected, as I know how bad it is!

Chimmy said...

glad to hear that you and your family are dealing with a power outage and not something worse. hope you get power soon. thinking of all those hardest hit in the northeast.

i'm in northern virginia and we were spared from the worst. thank God.

take care all!

Lauren Ashley said...

On the west coast we are sending lots of love and prayers to all of you effected back east. Stay safe! xo!

Teresa @ good-grace said...

Soooo eerie....
Take care.... thinking of all of those who are dealing with the effects of this insane weather.

sumslay said...

I was in town this weekend and was supposed to leave Monday, but of course my flight was cancelled. I don't know how I lucked out, but I was able to get on the very last flight out of LGA Sunday night that took me straight home. Yea! That city shut down!

Ann On and On... said...

Silence is powerful. Hope all is well today.

June Lemon said...

All our thoughts from overseas are with you. It must have been really scary. Speacially in NYC since its such a lively and loud city. And the blackout there... weird! Hope Toby wasn't too scared! How did you entertain him and explain him what was going on? It must have been very impressive for a toddler!

Take care and stay safe!!

All the love xoxo

Caley-Jade Rosenberg said...

Wow Jo!!! That picture is very creepy!
It's hard to believe that it's even real.

Thoughts and prayers are with you all x

Jane White said...

This portrait of Sadny is beautiful...

ale norris said...

sending all my good thoughts your way - i hope you and all your loved ones are doing well.
-ale

Daniela said...

Hope you are alright.
Sending love from South America!

Valerie @ LilyEmmeJewelry.com said...

That's a very surreal picture. Hope everyone is ok and that this passes soon!

Paola Albergate said...

That is a beautiful photo. Stay safe Joanna!

kate365til30 said...

So eerie!!!! Hope you guys are ok. Sending positive thoughts east!!
Kate
www.365til30.com

Celeste said...

I couldn't stop reading Twitter and looking at pictures last night... so scary!

Glad you're safe.

wendy h said...

It's good to see a post from you. I'm very worried about my friend up North - sending positive thoughts and prayers to all.

mamalooks said...

I don't know anybody from NY personally, but my thoughts are with you and all the other people affected by the storm. STAY SAFE!!

Ruby Sterland said...

Hope everyone is safe, cannot imagine what a storm like that must be like, living in England and all.
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Annie said...

Hope you are doing okay, Joanna. Thinking of you and everyone in NY and NJ affected by this storm.

Rhett said...

So glad you and your sweet family are OK. Thinking of loved ones on Long Island and everyone affected by the storm. Stay safe!

Justin + Liesl said...

I don't even know how to comprehend an experience such as the one you are going through. How scary it would be to become affected by something so big with no way to control it. I feel blessed to live in Utah were there hasn't been any such devastation as big as this. My thoughts are with you and your loved ones.

xoxo
Liesl

woodsy-soiree.blogspot.com

Kristina said...

Wow that is so crazy. Stay safe!

Kristina

Kristina does the Internets

La Combe du Jardinier said...

i love when we have power cuts.....forces a calm romance into the busiest of lives. We get a couple power cuts a year living in the french country, after a few days the romance slightly wears off!

Fitsouffle said...

That picture is so eerie! Stay safe.

Allison Donohue said...

Very strange image for NYC, but also incredibly startlingly (I can't stop staring at it!) Thanks for sharing.

Mindy said...

VERY eerie! Amazing how this type of thing changes one's perspective, isn't it? Someone told me that a major street was shut down in NYC once and everyone was in the street playing football and that it was quite a sight to see. I remember once our power went out when I lived in AZ and we all sat around looking at each other, like, okay, what do we do now? we ended up piling in the car and driving around chatting with the neighbors.

Lauren said...

Wow, I kept waiting for the image to download! Stay safe!

melipowell said...

Hope you are all ok.

Kit said...

My family is all out east, but i think they're alright.
how is toby handling it?

Anonima said...

Hope you're all safe... A friend of my, who lives in NYC, has told me tath was a little scary night...
Xoxo

Stephanie said...

Yikes, creepy!! We didn't get hit too hard, no power outages in my neighborhood, but transformers were blowing up all over the place last night, it looked like blue lightning!

Jocelyn Pascall said...

Wow!!! How crazy. I hope you are all okay and that like quickly is able to get back to normal.

Morgan Liti said...

SO eerie. Glad to hear you're doing ok! Thinking of all my favorite East Coast bloggers today.

Morgan
seemomogo.blogspot.com

Jess said...

I'm glad you guys are okay. The picture looks eerie. We have family in Chelsea so we are keeping everyone in our thoughts!

Jess

This is how we spent our day/night during Sandy
http://benandjesscoffman.blogspot.com/2012/10/hurricane-sandy.html

Emikos Werid Unexplained thoughts said...

Im not too far a few hours away from you . we got flooding and lights were off now everything is just cold and rainy. I love my home state but not when there isnt no lights oh new york. lol

KelseyD said...

I live in Chelsea and luckily was 1 block away from where ConEd shut off power so I've had power the whole time. It was crazy though, like you said, looking out the window and not seeing any people or cars. The only things on the road were constant fire trucks.

Jackie Bragale said...

Wow. How intense! I hope all of you and yours are well.

Erin said...

Have you ever seen the children's book Blackout by John Rocco? Beautiful illustrations.

Chelsea said...

Hope you guys are ok. How scary!

lauralcharles said...

That is eerie! Do you have power yet? Hope you're okay!

whitney mack said...

be safe over there on the east coast!

Nina Leung said...

That is a very scary view. A silent Manhattan is definitely eerie.

Be safe out there! We're thinking of you!

maggieincucina.blogspot.it said...

i hope u r ok! maggie from italy

Kate Uhry said...

Thinking of everyone today! Still without power in CT, and finally found a place to crash with heat, water and internet! All I want to do is sleep! Glad you are all safe and sound! I wonder when power will come back? My cousin lives in West Village and have not heard anything from her yet!

Mad Max and Family said...

My sister sent me a similar pic (she lives in Soho) - now without power and water (and can't find a hotel). Thinking about all affected!

-Tara

http://madmaxandfamily.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

A very eerie darkness and silence, like being out in the country with no lights or neighbors. It's a strange thing how quiet people get when this happens. Very few places have power.

Lady Grey said...

craziness! Glad you're all ok.

Mel said...

I'm thinking that there is a children's book about the power going out in a big city?!
I remember it being a really neat little book. Might be a good read for you guys.

Silvia said...

That's super eerie! I'm glad you and your family are ok!

Roma Girn said...

Glad to hear you guys are safe. We lost power due to high winds in Toronto. Can't imagine what you went through. Hope things return to normal soon.

Manda said...

We're in Southern CT. We were preparing for the worst, as was everyone else in our area- but were barely touched, thankfully!

Stay safe over the next few days (and beyond of course!)
Eat Cake

Amy said...

I posted about our flooding in Norfolk, VA on my blog. Www.croquetncocktails.blogspot.com
It was nothing like what you guys experienced in NY. The images I saw this morning made me feel ill. You guys are in my prayers.

LRB said...

Cool, eerie photo..

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Elise said...

Glad that you're all okay! The photo looks so eerie, this storm is a real reminder of the sheer force of mother nature.

Rebecca said...

Wow! At first I was waiting for the photo to load, then realized that that WAS the photo! Amazing. There's a children's book called Blackout http://www.amazon.com/Blackout-John-Rocco/dp/1423121902 that this reminds me of (though it is just a regular power outage and has nothing scary/tragic associated)...my two year old loves the story! It says, "And then/The lights/Went out/All of them. The city was dark...and quiet." Hope you get power restored soon and stay safe!

4utea said...

Looks cute but I'm not sure I'd be able to get the rhythm. I can barely do a regular braid. cheap prom dresses

Maria said...

Oh Joanna! Stay safe and hugs for Toby. Thinking and praying for y'all in the east coast xoxo

bisbee said...

Hope you got power back - I'm in Maryland, and we were lucky. My stepdaughter lives in the West Village - we heard from her as she and her roommate were walking uptown to stay with a friend who had power.

Devastating pictures last night from the Jersey shore and Breezy Point - just terrible.

J+H @ Beyond The Stoop said...

we lost power until last night, and the hudson river overflowed up to 1 block from our house! and we live in jersey city a little over a half a mile from the river! power's back because we live so close to the PATH trains... thankfully! pray for those along the shores in long island, jersey, and especially staten island...

Maria said...

It's just so insane how bad things actually got! I hope everyone is staying safe!

Maria xx
www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

Sandra Trinidad RD said...

Sending you love and support from the west coast! Hope you and your family are safe.

Sandra

Sandra Trinidad RD said...

Sending you love and support from the west coast! Hope you and your family are safe.

Sandra

Sarah @yearling blog said...

Did you find it difficult to fall asleep? There is such a thing as too quiet when you're used to the noise don't you think?

in dreams said...

that is one of the coolest shots i've seen so far of the storm + its effect...it's really striking, since my eyes first thought it was an all-black shot, and only once i looked closer, did i see the tonal change where the buildings are silhouetted.

hope you are all doing well over there!! <3

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