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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.

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  • Reply Megan October 29, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    That last photo is truly eerie. Stay safe!

  • Reply Ismay October 29, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Scary stuff. Hope it passes without too much damage.

  • Reply Barb Fisher October 29, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Stay safe!

  • Reply Amanda October 29, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Be safe!

  • Reply sherry October 29, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Fingers crossed she passes without too much damage.

  • Reply Rox October 29, 2012 at 5:32 pm

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

  • Reply Elena October 29, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Stay safe Anna.

  • Reply J+H @ Beyond The Stoop October 29, 2012 at 5:57 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 😛

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


  • Reply kristy October 29, 2012 at 6:03 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

  • Reply Lorie October 29, 2012 at 6:44 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!

  • Reply alice October 29, 2012 at 8:08 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

  • Reply Valerie October 29, 2012 at 8:16 pm

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

  • Reply Fritz October 29, 2012 at 8:59 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

  • Reply ally October 29, 2012 at 10:04 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…

  • Reply AJ October 29, 2012 at 10:28 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!

  • Reply pattern society October 29, 2012 at 11:20 pm

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

  • Reply Salla October 30, 2012 at 4:21 am

    Stay safe, Anna!

  • Reply the chronic utilitarian October 30, 2012 at 8:13 am

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

  • Reply Abigail October 30, 2012 at 9:23 am

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

  • Reply Liz October 30, 2012 at 9:26 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!

  • Reply katie November 1, 2012 at 2:01 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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