- Posted October 31, 2012 by
new york, New York
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'Superstorm' Sandy: Your stories
Darkness in Manhattan
OCTOBER 31st, NEW YORK, NY. ---- Hurricane Sandy has wreaked havoc in NJ and NY causing over 8 million customers without power. Walking through the streets of Lower Manhattan is eerie. It is very unusual to see Chinatown all shuttered up, since normally it is bustling with locals and tons of tourists shopping.
Onlookers on the other side of the East River in Brooklyn Bridge Park just stand and stare in amazement at the darkness in the Financial District. Even Freedom Tower or 1 World Trade Center is unlit. Many New Yorkers have commented of how this reminds them of the weeks following 9/11.
Governor Cuomo states, “Climate change is a reality,”. He further commented, “Given the frequency of these extreme weather situations we have had — and I believe it is an increased frequency — for us to sit here today and say this is a once-in-a-generation, and it’s not going to happen again, I think would be short-sighted.”
Governor Christie of New Jersey was also asked regarding the "climate change". However, he did not have an opinion. “The reason I don’t have an opinion is because I don’t have time to think about it... My day is consumed by a million different details right now, none of which involve global warming.”