November 5, 2012

Weekend Recap: Can't Keep New York Down


Friday: Friday night was a good night. Power was restored to many downtown neighborhoods in Manhattan. My brother and his girlfriend were able to return to their apartments in the Village. Also, after much backlash Mayor Bloomberg postponed the marathon that was supposed to happen this weekend. I think he made the right decision because the runners would be passing through neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Staten Island that are still recovering after Hurricane Sandy. It would have been ostentatious, which is not a good representation of our city. But something that did continue as scheduled, was the New York Knicks playing at home at Madison Square Garden against the Miami Heat. Their season opener was supposed to be at the new Barclay's Center in Brooklyn but transportation was still down so instead it happened at home (like I think it should have been). Carmelo Anthony opened up with a few words about the Sandy recovery. The stadium gave them an electrifying energy and the Knicks returned the favor by putting on a great show.




Saturday: After housing Sandy refugees for several days, I needed to do some laundry and get my apartment sorted out again. Then I got to watch the lovable (read this) Louis CK on SNL. I heart him so much. My favorite was the Lincoln digital short. If you watch the show Louie then you'll appreciate it. If you don't... get on it! There's a reason it's won so many Emmys.
This photos of Eli cracks me up

Sunday: I dropped off some donations to ClosetDash Shop. They were kindly collecting donations at their store and then driving them over to Brooklyn. I gave what I could: blanket, jackets, canned food, batteries. Afterwards, I settled in for football. Peyton did his thing against the Bengals. Then the Giants had a home game and were supposed to inspire local residents who are suffering after Sandy but unfortunately were not that inspirational against the Steelers.


If you're in the New York area and are looking to help out with the Hurricane Relief efforts then I suggest checking out SparkRelief.org and Occupy Sandy Relief NYC on Facebook. Otherwise text "RedCross" to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

What did you do this weekend?


14 comments:

  1. I'm glad you & your family are ok. Housing friends and family reminded me of ice storm 98, my family was one of the few who had power so we had many people (and pets!)staying with us.

    I think Mayor Bloomburg did the right thing, it's a shame he's getting backlash for the decision.

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    1. You can't please everybody. Wow you were lucky in 98!

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  2. I've been a fan of his standup for years, but have never seen his show. Off to hunt for it on Netflix!

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  3. Sounds like you have been doing a lot to help with Hurricane Sandy relief! Kudos! I'm not going to talk about that basketball game...(Heat fan), but I will say that I do enjoy Louis C.K.

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  4. I'm in NJ and fortunately the worst of my struggle was being without power for 5 days. You're truly a great person for providing housing and donations!

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    1. Aw thanks, it was the least I could do. Hope you get power soon!

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  5. I'm glad things are getting better in the city. I watched SNL, which was definitely good for a few much needed laughs!

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    1. Definitely. Still a lot of work to be done in New York and Jersey :/

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  6. oh course you can't keep NYC down! I always feel so lost when I am away and something tragic happens, as if I could change anything ;}

    kudos to you for helping out!

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  7. Glad to hear that New York is slowly getting back to normality.

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