Updated — A bit of a delay in posting these shots from Saturday at the Park and nearby Greenwich and East Village. This shot of Garibaldi, while you can see the storm-damaged branches fenced off around him, may not fully illustrate that
his ‘face’ (actually entire body) he is entirely hidden by a large hanging tree branch! (You also cannot tell how precarious that branch looks.)
p.s. Those fences finally became good for something. Garibaldi statue mysteriously behind gates since around the time a piece of the Arch fell off.
The tree damage could have been worse. The trees near the Fountain tho’… don’t look like they are faring that well (not necessarily due to the hurricane). On Washington Square North and West, there were some downed trees, since removed, but it looks like mostly branches throughout rest of park.
Above, view Saturday looking east on Eighth Street. Okay, it was early in the morning ( 9 a.m.) but any of the stores that were open were mostly opening for the first time Saturday, November 3rd – 5 days after the storm.
In Bigelow’s where they had first opened Friday 11/2 from 1-6 and Saturday at 9 a.m., a worker told me that Lenny’s next door had been serving free coffee, muffins and sandwiches during the time the power was out. She said, “I’ll never forget that — I’m sure others won’t as well.”
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Also ways to help via Occupy Sandy.