About the Author | Jesse & GregWe earn our living selling New York City. The next day is never like the last. The last is never ordinary. We witness all sorts. We listen to the City’s noise. We devour its phenomenal food. On the Real is our documentary. It is your pack of unfiltered New York 100s.
You may have already heard that there is a nor’easter coming to the New York area tomorrow. This is some seriously shitty news. The way the weather has been lately, it’s my personal opinion we need a more comprehensive look at what’s brewing than what’s available with Pat Kiernan and the “Weather on the 1s.” If you haven’t already, you should check out the incredibly detailed website Weather Underground, which was likely created initially with hard-core weather geeks and/or the wantonly indolent in mind. At this point I think it’s a terrific resource for all New Yorkers, and we should all bookmark this sucker on our browsers. On Weather Underground, you can access the same precise Doppler radar, satellite imagery and real-time weather tracking devices that guys like Roker use to determine the fickle patterns of Mother Nature. Wind speed, rainfall, barometric pressure: it’s all there on dozens of different real-time maps. A particularly good one is the “Wundermap” option, which allows you to animate a given weather pattern so you can see the speed and direction it is heading. Compared to Sandy, hopefully this storm will be a tempest in a teapot, but let’s all be prepared. Fool us once…
They started pumping the basement out of our Associated Supermarket at about 6PM Tuesday.
This was shot from our stoop with my daughter and iPhone in hand as Hurricane Sandy caused the East River to flood most of Avenue C in lower Manhattan. Unreal and oddly peaceful…once the sound of the car alarms were finally drowned.