Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Day After Sandy, New Yorkers Find a Changed City

A day after Sandy, New Yorkers find a changed city

COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Stripped of its bustle and mostly cut off from the world, New York was left wondering Tuesday when its particular way of life — carried by subway, lit by skyline and powered by 24-hour deli — would return.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the power company said it could be the weekend before the lights come on for hundreds of thousands of people plunged into darkness by what was once Hurricane Sandy.

Bloomberg said it could also be four or five days before the subway, which suffered the worst damage in its 108-year history, is running again. All 10 of the tunnels that carry New Yorkers under the East River were flooded.

In one bit of good news, officials announced that John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Newark International Airport in New Jersey will reopen at 7 a.m. Wednesday with limited service. New York's LaGuardia Airport remains closed.

Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/us/article/A-day-after-Sandy-New-Yorkers-find-a-changed-city-3994058.php#ixzz2AqLuoAXT

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