Grand Central Terminal | Park Avenue | New York
I recall getting out of the hotel a few hours before the Hurricane Sandy and hit up the grocery store. I stayed up in the heights for the next two days and returned the following day to midtown. A trip that normally takes 35minutes took me 2hrs on the bus since the MTA suspended all service.
I brought along with me my camera and two rolls of film, not sure what I was thinking there. Anyways, I agreed to do some over time that night at the hotel and had no way to get back uptown. So, I went out that evening with the two rolls that I had and tried to be a witness to what was occurring in Midtown. I cannot come close to describing what I saw, it was something I had never seen before. Everything below 40th street was completely dark, not a single light on. Looking down any of the streets heading downtown was pitch dark. You could only see the head or tail lights of the cars creeping ever so slowly down them. Occasionally you would see a road flare and many times squad cars ‘keeping the peace’.
I was very upset that I did not have all of my film on me. It was definitely a learning lesson that I will never forget.
This was from the corner of 41st and Park Avenue south looking north towards Grand Central Terminal.