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    Posted November 2, 2012 by
    JodiKaplan
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    New York City, New York
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    'Superstorm' Sandy: Your stories

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     JodiKaplan says a subway line from the Bronx to 34th street in New York City started running on November 2. 'It feels like a trolley cart, there is only one line running,' she said. She says a lot of the Upper West Side is still without power, but the limited restoration of subway service lifts her spirits. 'It is significant psychologically,' she said. 'It makes me feel like I am not trapped anymore. But I feel like I am in half of the city. It is huge and significant that some parts are starting to open.'
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    Living in half of a city, the Upper West Side has a lifeline to midtown now. It is a loop of the 1/2/3 trains down to 34th Street. Beyond that is inaccessible. Usually the trains go all the way down to South Ferry (where transfers are available to the Staten Island Ferry) but that area is still flooded and without power and Staten Island is cut off completely from Manhattan. Oddly the subways are empty going downtown and packed going up. People are transporting furniture and suitcases, a far cry from the typical commuter style ride this line normally provides. The system is running on a limited schedule so waiting is long between trains and the platforms are quiet aside from the steady accumulation of passengers. Going in a loop. Back and forth. Free entry. To half of a city. – Jodi Kaplan

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