Still waiting.

Here are some iPhone photos of the scene in DUMBO, Brooklyn, at around 1PM Monday afternoon. It’s rainy and windy and the water is rising a bit, but nothing significant yet. Our corner market, Peas & Pickles, is still open and doing brisk business. I stopped in to La Bagel just as they were selling out of the rest of their fresh stock and getting ready to close for the day.

Red Hook is already flooding, as are Battery Park and the Gowanus Canal (ugh). I’ve heard that trees are coming down in other parts of Brooklyn. So we’re doing well in DUMBO for now. Of course, Sandy is still far away…

I’m not sure where else to put these photos, but I figured I’d post them in case any Zone A evacuees are wondering what things are looking like around the Manhattan Bridge right now. Unless the wind intensifies to a point where it could be unsafe for me to go up on the roof deck of my apartment building, I’ll take a few more snaps later today and this evening and post them as well.

  1. MeganOct 29, 20123:37 pm

    That last photo is truly eerie. Stay safe!


  2. IsmayOct 29, 20124:18 pm

    Scary stuff. Hope it passes without too much damage.


  3. Barb FisherOct 29, 20124:23 pm

    Stay safe!


  4. AmandaOct 29, 20124:49 pm

    Be safe!


  5. sherryOct 29, 20125:20 pm

    Fingers crossed she passes without too much damage.


  6. RoxOct 29, 20125:32 pm

    appreciate the updates! we west coasters are sending positive thoughts your way. stay safe.


  7. ElenaOct 29, 20125:35 pm

    Stay safe Anna.


  8. J+H @ Beyond The StoopOct 29, 20125:57 pm

    lucky ducks! the hudson has toppled over the banks on the jersey city side, flooding the newport area, and heading further west! lets all cross our fingers it doesn’t reach my street :P

    the ban on driving in jersey city has left me inside watching movies all day, a much needed day of rest none the less!



  9. kristyOct 29, 20126:03 pm

    It’s so weird to be on the other side of the world and watching this all unfold online… what a scary night you are in for! I hope there’s not too much damage.

    But with all that fear, your photos are so eerily beautiful. x


  10. LorieOct 29, 20126:44 pm

    So your area isn’t an evacuation area? I thought maybe this whole thing was another over-forecasting by the news channels but I am kinda changing my mind… We don’t have cable so I can’t keep up on it except online and from others… Stay safe!


  11. aliceOct 29, 20128:08 pm

    Brrr I’m quite anxious too, watching this all unfold across the ocean. Hope you guys are safe and have a peaceful night x


  12. ValerieOct 29, 20128:16 pm

    Your tweet of the carousel being flooded is on the front page at! That is a crazy picture. Stay safe!


  13. FritzOct 29, 20128:59 pm

    was listening to news radio 88 online and they were describing the night sky lit up by power pole transformer explosions…..what a mess


  14. allyOct 29, 201210:04 pm

    hi, well id first lide to say to stay safe the best u could, this is the worst storm ever! i seen on the news where i live and its so so bad. i will pray for U….. there r ANGELS and ENERGIES, GOD bless u…


  15. AJOct 29, 201210:28 pm

    Have just seen photos of the same spots where your photos were taken now underwater. Stay safe! Sending you warm dry vibes from Australia!


  16. pattern societyOct 29, 201211:20 pm

    I can’t stop watching the news… so scary! stay safe!


  17. SallaOct 30, 20124:21 am

    Stay safe, Anna!


  18. the chronic utilitarianOct 30, 20128:13 am

    hope the hurricane passed both of your pads.
    be safe.


  19. AbigailOct 30, 20129:23 am

    Saw your last-minute photo on the Atlantic “instasnopes” page and hope you and your family are safe and well.


  20. LizOct 30, 20129:26 am

    I’ve been watching all the coverage and following your twitter updates from Toronto all night. What a nightmare! I’m glad you guys and the dogs are safe and ok — stay that way! I love New York, and I know the city will pull together to get through this, but it will be very hard. Sending safe happy and dry vibes your way!


  21. katieNov 1, 20122:01 am

    hurricane aside (and I know thats not easy when the experience is being lived), the views from you building are incredible. best of luck for the return of calm sunny times to enjoy them.

    —sent from the dense tropical jungles of papua new guinea … yes, you’re being read, and emotionally supported, from everywhere. take care.


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