The Day “HURRICANE SANDY” Hit NEW YORK Monday/Tuesday October 29 & 30, 2012 …. Got Most of My Supplies ahead of Time, enough Food, Water, and Flashlights. Was at
“CAFFE REGGIO” in New Yorks, Greenwich Village twice that day hanging out 2 Hours each time, Sipping Cappuccino, on the phone and Laptop Reading and Writing, or Surfing The Net. Oh Yeah, before my first stop at Reggio I stopped in by My Buddy Giovanni at “Bar Pitti” (Proprietor) … Had a coffee of course (Espresso) and Govanni asked me if I wanted something to Eat? Heck Yeah, Thanks! “I’ll have One of Those Plaease,” I said pointing to the Mortadella Sandwich one of the waiters (Lucca) was Eating. Yummm! Dam it was tasty! Giovanni gets the top-quality Mortadella from Emelia Romangna in Italy, “Tasty” and fresh. The sandwich was on a nice piece of Ciabatta Bread from The Sullivan Street Bakery (Some of The Best Bread in Town) … So I had my Espresso and Pannino (Sandwich), hung-out, chit-chatted and thanked Giovanni for the eats and I was on my way.
Went to Caffe Reegio, Cappuccino, Reading Writing and then went to the Grocery Store on Bleecker and LaGaurdia Place. Got paper towels, Water, Cheese, Eggs, OJ, and a couple cans of soup to add to what I already had at home, Then went home and had some of the homemade soup I had left at home. Was back home for an hour and 1/2 then when back to Reggio and did the same thing.
Went back home about 8 O’clock. I was home about 45 minutes watching the News of what was happening with Sandy “The Hurricane” At about 8:45 the lights flickered. “Oh Shit” Yes, 5 or 6 minutes later they were “OUT” The Lights, The TV, The Laptop, Everything, “NO Electricity” we were in the “DARK” We being a Half-Million people living in lower Manhattan, from 39th Street down, no electrical Power at all. Pitch BLACK DARK!
to be Continued
Daniel Bellino Zwicke
“THANKS GRAYS” !!!!
GRAYS PAPAYA “HOT DOGS” on The Corner of West 8th STREET and 6th AVENUE
in GREENWICH VILLAGE NEW YORK