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Superstorm Sandy

Superstorm Sandy

At a time like this there really isn’t much you can say.  I live in NYC and I lived through the storm just fine, however for some it was a devastating ordeal.  The media made it seem as though the apocalypse had happened in NYC which, it didn’t.  Yes it hit the city very hard in certain places, but in my neighborhood on 49th St. in Hell’s Kitchen, the bars were open , and I got pizza delivered.  Starting only a few blocks south it began to show.  Most of the West Side Highway was flooded, and it was then I decided to go out and make some pictures.  Some of these were picked up by AP that night and ran all over the country.  The images of the worst hit area’s are from Staten Island.  I made a trip out there a couple days after the storm, and it was a gut wrenching site, as you will see in some places it simply looked like a war zone.  You will also come across several images of a Marine Corps helicopter landing on a baseball field, yeah, that actually happened.  I took some supplies to a couple area’s where they were collecting things and then proceeded to walk around and survey the damage.  I came home exhausted both physically and mentally, after realizing that only a short distance away people’s lives had been decimated, meanwhile everything seemed like business as usual in Hell’s Kitchen…very surreal.