NYC | Hurricane Sandra on UWS Hurricane Sandy Downtown & Elsewhere

Real Estate Agent with The Corcoran Group

Lower Manhattan below 34th Street has been devastated by hurricane Sandy. The Hudson river overflowed at 23rd Street onto 10th and 11th Avenue. The west side highway, a river. The East Village is under terrible floods as is Battery Park City. Fires in Chelsea and throughout the city. Sandy caused terrible damage perhaps the worst hurricane damage in NYC history. Sandy wrecked havoc through out the region.

Fortunately on the Upper West Side of Manhattan her name was Sandra. She didn't quite let her hair down here like she did downtown. Sandra took down a few trees, left a few puddles but her anticipated behavior was unacceptable for the Upper West Side neighborhood. So our doorman called her a town car and sent her on her way,-)

To all my friends, clients, colleagues and family downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, City Island, New Jersey, Long Island and Westchester without power and devasting damage to your neighborhoods, homes and businesses please stay safe. Let me know if you need anything or any help.

Some photos from the Upper West Side of Manhattan

Trees down on Broadway

Trees down on Broadway

Trees Down on Broadway

Bus stop pole down on Riverside Drive

French Roast was open last night and this morning, Broadway Farm open, Zabars cafe open full store opened at noon today.

The Corcoran Group Westside Gallery Office Open For Business

(Corcoran's 888 7th Ave @57th St. remains closed due to the crain and downtown offices are closed due to power outage)

Updates from the City:

  • Power - It is uncertain when power will be restored, but given the extensive impacts to the system, it will likely be at least a few days for the majority of the power to be restored by Con Edison
  • Transportation
    o Partial bus service resume later today

    o Staten Island Ferry service will likely not resume for a few days, although East River Ferry service will likely resume earlier
    o Extensive flooding in tunnels, tracks, and stations exist in the subway system, particularly in the East River Crossings.  Subway service will likely be restored on a piecemeal basis.
    o The Mayor has signed an executive order to allow taxi cabs to pick up multiple faires and for livery cabs to pick up street hails anywhere in the 5 boroughs. 
  • Schools are closed tomorrow

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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
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Thanks for the update on NYC and the hurricane's damage, Mitchell.  But thank you most for letting us know YOU are okay ..


Oct 30, 2012 05:25 AM #1
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market

I can only imagine Sandy daring to invade the Upper Westside.  She wouldn't know what hit her, instead of the other way around.

Oct 30, 2012 05:58 AM #2
Michele Cadogan-Cell 917-861-9166
Fillmore Real Estate 2926 Ave J Brooklyn NY 11210 - Brooklyn, NY
Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker -

Glad to see you here in the Rain and to know that you are well-  Thanks for  these NYC photos-  all  the best... 

Oct 30, 2012 06:00 AM #3
Mitchell J Hall
The Corcoran Group - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Thank you Gene, Appreciate your kind words.

Jane, She wasn't leaving until someone called her a car. We got very lucky on UWS.

Michele, Thanks glad to see you too. I hope you're well.

Oct 30, 2012 06:09 AM #4
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, last night was scary for sure.  I'm glad you're okay.  I'm just 25 mi north, and we did okay...but several areas between us and north of us did not fare so well.  I hope they get power back soon.

Oct 30, 2012 06:17 AM #5
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Mitchell so glad to hear you are okay.  Sorry to see the devastation in so many neighborhoods, but the city will bounce back,

The important thing is for everyone to stay safe, there are still many obstacles to overcome.


Oct 30, 2012 09:14 AM #6
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Glad you made it through safe and sound, eveything else can be fixed. A

Oct 30, 2012 11:24 AM #7
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Horrible what happened in Lower Manhattan...........glad you were spared on the UWS Mitchell.

Oct 30, 2012 08:49 PM #8
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Mitchell - You certainly had a front row seat to the boistrous activity of Hurricane Sandy.  I'm glady you are safe!

Oct 30, 2012 09:12 PM #9
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Glad all is well with you, Mitchell.

Oct 30, 2012 09:27 PM #10
Christine Smith
Buyers Brokers Only LLC - - Canton, MA
Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA

Mitchell....glad to see you checking in and happy to hear you are safe and sound.  

Oct 31, 2012 06:30 AM #11
Mitchell J Hall
The Corcoran Group - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Thanks everyone for your well wishes. This storm hit our area harder than we ever imagined but, we’re New Yorkers (and Jersey’ites and Connecticuters) and we band together to get us through tough times.

Nov 01, 2012 01:56 AM #12
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