In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the resilience of New Yorkers has been overwhelming. As Manhattan was submerged and the lights went out, New York literally became powerless. Our downtown Wooster Street store closed for almost a week, without any electricity, phones or internet, and we lived a strange, slowed shadow of normal life. Uptown, life went on almost as usual and our new store remained relatively unscathed (despite Sandy running off with our sign!), with surrounding delis, restaurants and coffee shops all operating as usual.
The relief efforts in both neighbourhoods were outstanding, and New Yorkers met the challenge of this natural disaster with grace and courage, offering shelter, free electricity and phone charging to those without. We’re proud to be a part of this community.
Photograph by Iwan Baan/New York Magazine.