The Battery Park Underpass at noon on November 2nd, 2012. Clearance 12’7″.
If you were on East 7th Street Monday as the East River flexed her biceps, you heard the water pouring into each basement. It sounded more like an afternoon hike along a Catskill brook than a natural disaster occurrence in the country’s most populous city.
This is what it looked like this morning. Banks of garbage bags filled with waterlogged memories, drywall and a free door. Residents of this storied block will renovate and repair, but the contents of these bags will never be replaced.
They started pumping the basement out of our Associated Supermarket at about 6PM Tuesday.